What is this world coming to when a leggy Italian can’t flaunt her guns in public? Well, in the small Italian town of Castellammare di Stabia, it is now against the law to sport short skirts.
The seaside town, Castellammare di Stabia, in an effort to improve the city’s standards on decency, has banned mini skirts. The mayor who put the ban into effect is also planning on banning other offensive things as well, like tanning, playing football in public places, and blasphemy. And having fun. That is definitely banned.
Mayor Luigi Bobbio said the regulations will “restore urban decorum and facilitate better civil co-existence.”
But Italians are the best dressers in the world! Won’t this stifle and impede the expression of their hipness?
Basically, the new dress code bans people from walking around Castellammare di Stabia in revealing clothing (even pants!) if they are even close to sexy. And you better abide by these rigid dress codes. The fine for this misdemeanor? Offenders will face fines of between $35 and $696!
Mr. Bobbio says he wants to target people who are “rowdy, unruly or simply badly behaved”.
Oh, you mean Italians?
According to WSJ.com: Castellammare di Stabia is latest city to make use of the extra powers handed down by Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s government to mayors, in the effort to fight crime and confront anti social behavior.
You think this is bad? The bans in other towns are way stiffer, where they ban sandcastles, kissing in cars, feeding stray cats, wearing wooden clogs and the use of lawn mowers on weekends.