Mom Wears Daughter's Dress-Code-Violating Outfit To Graduation

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640dressPhoto: Courtesy of Amy Redwine.


My mother wouldn't have touched my high school wardrobe with a 10-foot pole, even if said pole were pushing my clothing into a bonfire. Violet Burkhart's mom, Amy Redwine, on the other hand, wore a dress to her daughter's recent graduation that got the high school senior into trouble on her final day of classes. Teachers measured the Lexington, North Carolina teen's skirt, determined it fell half an inch too short, and sent her home to change at 1 p.m. (Doesn't school let out at 2:40?)

"It's supposed to be one of her best days and she's there crying," Redwine told MyFox8.com. "If I thought this dress was inappropriate, I would have never allowed her to wear [it]." So, she decided to bring back The Dress at Burkhart's graduation ceremony. "A lot of people were surprised, but a lot of people were proud [of] what she did," the student noted. "I was very proud. She stood up for what she believed was right." Fox adds that Burkhart picked a "blue and black dress" of "the same length" as the offending garment for the festivities, paired with an ankle-grazing robe.