It isn't often that students take fashion tips from their teachers, but then, teachers don't normally dress as thugs and women out for a night on the town.
At Marine View Middle School on Wednesday afternoon, educators were teaching students what not to wear with a parade of dress-code violations — and a few "do's" — through a fashion show at a back-to-school assembly.
"Take a hint from your teachers today and avoid these fashion don'ts," said fashion show emcee Kristin Spencer, an eighth-grade science and Spanish teacher.
Teachers sauntered across the school's gymnasium stage obscenely chewing gum, listening to iPods and showing off tattoos written in what appeared to be red marker as students filled the bleachers and sat on black-and-white folding chairs cheering.
Female teachers wore short shorts, short skirts, too-high heels and too-long earrings as Spencer pointed out their fashion no-nos. Spaghetti straps, tank tops, visible bra straps and unnaturally dyed hair were all on the list, along with the year's newest addition — makeup.