Teen gets dress code violation for 'being too provocative' in Zendaya-inspired outfit

“When you just wanna look like @Zendaya but you get a dress code violation for being too provocative.” <em>(Photo: Twitter)</em>
“When you just wanna look like @Zendaya but you get a dress code violation for being too provocative.” (Photo: Twitter)

Hannah Whitley decided to kick off her senior year in a fashionable outfit inspired by one of her favourite celebrities — but her school apparently found her attire too “provocative.”

The outfit, a sleeveless striped shirt and high-waisted ankle-length palazzo pants paired with flats, closely mimicked Zendaya’s original — a short-sleeve striped shirt paired with a yellow overall top tucked inside bright, high-waisted palazzos, and complemented with towering heels.

“When you just wanna look like @Zendaya but you get a dress code violation for being too provocative, #senioryearblues,” she captioned in a tweet, next to a side-by-side comparison of the outfits.

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When Twitter users saw the “provocative” outfit, they begged the question: Have school dress codes gone too far? Whitley’s outfit is modest at best — what about her attire would garner a dress code violation?

“Those wrists might strike a young man’s fancy. He couldn’t concentrate! Better add a scarf and gloves!”

“Seriously! Schools need to worry about educating!” Another said.

“It really is a slap in the face to guys. They’re basically saying that males in the school are like cave men and can’t control themselves.”

“I definitely missed where she’s provocative. Keep your head up baby girl. Your style rocks, continue to be you and change the world.”

Other users decided to respond with humour.

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Zendaya herself also tweeted to support the high school senior.

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