TSA discourages travelers to be fashion forward
on Tuesday,November 23,2010 20:11
Many people are envious of individuals who can afford to wear high fashion, but at the airport, doing so may come at a price. New Transportation Security Administration (TSA) body scanners and regulations are beginning to cramp fashionistas' styles in uncomfortable ways, according to the Associated Press.
Wendy Gigliotti is one example of a fashion-forward traveler who could not make it past the Sacramento International Airport gates. A TSA officer claimed that Gigliotti's skirt was "bulky" and proceeded to frisk her in a way that left her disgusted.
"I felt not only like a criminal, I felt absolutely violated," Gigliotti told the AP.
She is just one of many travelers who have received a rude awakening amidst the new security measures at airports across the country. The TSA has announced that they will not make any changes to their policy for safety reasons. Travelers are discouraged from being "fashionable" and wearing anything with studs. Bras with underwires are also now prohibited, and TSA officials recommend wearing slacks instead of skirts.
Fashion designer careers are only projected to increase by 1 percent over the next eight years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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