School uniforms are the distinctive design clothings worn by the students of schools. School uniforms are purposely designed for undifferentiated identification.
The concept of school uniforms seems to have come from the old time practice of wearing standard costumes in religious personnel and armies. In old times, it was common among the people performing religious activities and the armies of the Roman Empire or other civilizations to wear standard costumes.
Traditionally, school uniforms were subdued and professional, but there has been a great developed in types, forms, and styles of school uniforms in recent times. Nowadays, School uniforms are common parts of elementary and secondary school codes. The most of the modern school uniforms are nowadays are western in style.
School uniforms are usually determined by the School dress codes and the uniform policies of schools. The uniform policies and the dress codes of schools also articulate what can't be worn by any student. Generally, schools do not allow wearing sheer or midriff-baring blouses, clothing that advertises tobacco, alcohol, or other drugs, and low-rise jeans.
Several schools have gender-specific school uniforms, but several others allow female students to choose either skirt or trousers. Blazers or suit-like jackets have become popular part of school uniforms.
School uniforms are generally classified as boys' school uniforms and girls' school uniforms. The boys' school uniforms may include dark pants, light-colored shirt, tie, belt, cap, shoes, and a jacket in cold weather, and the girls' school uniforms may include skirt or kilt, blouse or shirt, tie, belt, cap, shoes, and a jacket in cold weather.
School uniforms are not required at public (state-sponsored) schools in the continental Europe, but the private schools usually have school uniforms and have strict dress codes. The majority of schools in United Kingdom & Ireland have formal looking school uniforms.
School uniforms are not required in most public schools in the United States and Canada, but the schools usually have strict rules against indecent or offensive clothing. The National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) articulated that the fraction of American public schools requiring school uniforms rose from three percent in 1997 to one in five (21%) in 2000. School uniforms are fairly common for private schools in the United States, especially for Catholic schools.