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A comprehensive list of things women aren't allowed to wear. Sigh.

It’s too long, it’s too short, it’s too tight, it’s too frumpy, it’s too flat, it’s too high, it’s too dull, it’s too out there… JUST LET WOMEN DRESS THEMSELVES.

At least once a week, discarded clothes are strewn across my bedroom in a stressful fit of I-HAVE-NOTHING-TO-WEAR syndrome.

But for many women, it’s not a matter of having nothing to wear — it’s not being allowed to wear it.

It seems lately, there are an influx of stories about high school students being punished for what they’re wearing, and most of the outfits in question are completely innocuous.

Last month, an American teen was told to go home from school for daring to wear a HALTER DRESS.

Who would dare wear such revealing clothing? Image: Facebook..

Another student, Erica Edgerly, was told to go home from school and change because of this highly offensive sartorial choice:

There seems to be a trend of tights being banned from schools. Image: Facebook.

And then there was the girl who had to wear a SHAME SUIT (the yellow number in the middle) as punishment for daring to wear this risque ensemble (the lovely blue dress):

Yep, that blue and black dress resulted in that totally acceptable yellow tshirt (that looks kind of like one I wear to bed). Images: Facebook.

Just last week, a school sent home this little gem:

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“You can’t put 10 pounds of mud in a five-pound sack.” Wow. Image: Twitter.

The language used in the “dress code” instructions above is unbelievably shameful – it promote bad body image, slut-shaming and is just completely sexist.

I’ve done a bit of digging and have unearthed a list of all the things women and girls have been told they cannot/should not wear recently.

The complete list of things women can’t wear:

Hmm, what does that leave us with?! Maybe trousers (but don’t be too masculine), and pyjamas (but only to bed).

You may not be surprised to someday find yourself with a closet full of Miley Cyrus-style unicorn onesies.

But then again, that might be too outrageous.

Click through this gallery to find out which celebs would be kicked out of their school formals:

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Have you ever had someone shame you for what you were wearing?

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The one thing women aren’t allowed to wear on the Cannes red carpet.

QANTAS is introducing a new dress code. Fancy-flyers only.

Minister reverses ban on slut-shaming and anti-gay books.

Woman kicked out of the cricket for this dress.

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