I am spring-cleaning, still. Searching through closets and drawers to see what can be discarded.
When I attended school we were required, boys and girls, to wear uniforms. From fifth grade through graduation. The iron rule for girls was, No cleavage, NO knees, NO questions, until after graduation. None was shown, or ask, and we all graduated.
I never found the wearing of uniforms or abiding by dress codes as a girl to be an unpleasant or restricting requirement. They made my sartorial choices easier (or did away with them altogether). As an adult, I have come to appreciate that dress codes are a sign of respect for the places in which they are worn.
Men were expected to wear a suit, tie, and hat every day of the week. So it was until all Hell broke loose and "business casual" took over like so many canker sores.
O, and speaking of hats…I would be overjoyed should we start wearing hats again, I have a collection of those too . . . Of course you do.