Female lawmakers in Montana told to check skirt lengths, necklines

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By Laura Zuckerman (Reuters) – A new dress code for the Montana House of Representatives that bans jeans and warns women to watch skirt lengths and necklines has drawn the ire of female lawmakers, who say it suggests they cannot independently decide what attire is appropriate. The wardrobe code was enacted by male leaders of the Republican-controlled House in advance of a legislative session that begins on Jan. 5. Most members of the chamber’s Democratic minority are women, who say they were not consulted about new rules that target them for apparel infractions. …

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