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College Newspaper Article – Alternative Clothing #3

Peter Kent reports

So far, we have seen many alternative dress styles worn by the girls of this college and new ones are springing up all the time. As the saying goes: “Fashion never stands still”. Sometimes, fashion goes too far for some and in this final look at alternative dress styles, we look at two that were very controversial and were eventually banned.


When this style first started to spread around the college, many of the girls simply loved it. These nipple coverings allowed the girls to wear the skimpiest tops without having to worry about exposing their breasts. Eventually, the girls started to wear them without tops altogether.

Although not fond of Pasties, the Dean respected the creativity of the girls and allowed their use to continue. However, he began to raise his eyebrows when girls started turning up for lessons like this:

This was the Pasties set which caused quite a stir among both sexes of the student population. They came in a variety of styles.

One issue the Dean had with them was that the bottoms did not appear to have a back to them.

Other problems started arising. Newer students wearing them did not put them on correctly and the girls would lose parts of it and in some cases, girls were suddenly turning up for classes completely naked not realising they had lost their coverings.

The Dean hated to quash the girls’ creativity but in the end, decided to ban Pasties because he did not want girls walking around the college naked solely because they had lost their ‘clothing’. If they were naked as a result of an inspection, that was another matter entirely.

Tan Lines

In the past, some of the female students came up with what they thought would be the ultimate outfit, one they figured would allow them to completely escape the attentions of inspectors yet remain decent: tan lines. This became highly controversial as some boys tried to enforce the ‘grouping rule’ for the girls’ own good, stating that the girls were not decently covered. The girls on the other hand, insisted that they were fully decent as from a distance, they did not appear as if they were naked.

After much campaigning and demonstrations by the girls who saw it as their right to be able to ‘wear tan lines’, the Dean had to intervene in the matter. He said that if the tan lines were very fresh, then it was almost passable but the real problem arose when the tan lines became a few days old and it became harder to distinguish what was the tan from the natural skin colour.

Here is Aria, one of the advocates for tan lines.

Her argument was one that readers may have heard before in other circumstances: decency is a state of mind and if one feels decent, then one is decent. She was showing here how she feels comfortable dressed in only tan lines because she feels completely decent.

Elizabeth threw her support behind the right to wear tan lines by showing how relaxed she was in this attire.

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Another campaigner for tan lines was Abby. She like many of the campaigners stated that if done correctly, a girl only wearing tan lines looked as if they were wearing a bikini from a distance and sometimes, up close too.

Jessica agreed with Abby saying that their nipples just looked like two polka dots.

Simona wanted to prove that another advantage of wearing tan lines was that the outfit would never clash with a girl’s shoes and that in fact, she could wear any footwear she chose without having to worry about it matching.

As beautiful as Simona is, the Dean felt girls wearing just tan lines would be far too distracting to the male members of the college.

Nikita’s argument was that tan lines were even better than the super quick towel style. With tan lines, girls would never have an excuse for being late for class again as like she is showing here, she can just get straight out of bed and head to lessons but the Dean questioned the hygiene implications of this.

Shae, Nikita’s roommate, backed up her friends’ argument by showing that she was also ready to just get out of bed and head straight to lessons, saving valuable time.

A third girl, Sandra, was also in support of the convenience that tan lines allow her. She too wanted to show how she was ready to go straight from her bed to class.

When the Dean saw the following picture of Sandra, he immediately spotted another negative side effect of tan lines.

Unfortunately, this picture and the one below of Summer was one of the things that made up the Dean’s mind against tan lines.

The problems with these pictures were that, 1: Summer’s tan looked like it was fading which broke the illusion that she had something decent on, and 2, she and Sandra both felt so comfortable wearing just the tan lines that they had forgotten themselves and were sitting in positions that were very unladylike, with their legs splayed far apart. All it would have taken was some weak willed young man passing by them and he would become easily excited which would have been the girls’ fault.

Summer was desperate to show the positive side of tan lines, again bringing up the fact that they don’t clash with any shoes she chooses to wear.

The Dean however had already made up his mind and ruled tan lines illegal.

And so ends our fascinating look at the interesting alternatives the girls at this college have created, most of which have become very popular with the students.

As fashions continue to evolve, only one question remains: whatever will these inventive girls come up with next?