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      Strapless dresses banned in New Jersey middle school

      Long gone are the days when standing at arm's distance from your date was the biggest worry at a school dance.

      A middle school principal in New Jersey is causing a stir by saying that girls could not wear strapless dresses to an eighth grade dance.

      Readington Middle School's principal, Sharon Moffat, reportedly had said that girls wearing strapless dresses would distract the boys,ABC News reported.

      Moffat sent out a letter this month, restricting girls from wearing dresses without straps to their eighth grade formal.

      "Young gentleman are encouraged to wear collared shirts and trousers," Moffat said in the letter. "Young ladies should wear a skirt, dress with straps or a dressy pants outfit."