Enforcing a dress code is complex: Pith in the Wind reprints a Nashville school district memo on SSA (standard school attire). Basically, students are supposed to wear solid-color clothing, tuck in shirts and wear belts.
To widen your fashion knowledge, piping is a cord-like trim sewn into the seam of clothing, often on collars. The piping can be the same color as the cloth, but it’s often a contrasting color for decorative purposes.
Piping is certainly allowed, just like embroidery, but it must be the same color as the garment. In other words, solid color means solid color …
Socks … are to be treated like neckties, with no restriction on color or appropriate designs.
Kindergarten and first graders who can’t handle belt buckles are exempt from the belt policy, and principals are urged to provide rope to beltless students to avoid in-school suspension.
Students may dye their hair any color unless the hair color is “disruptive to the school environment.”