CNN PRODUCER NOTE annalb began wearing 'crazy' tights with her Dominion Christian Schools uniform when the school banned black leggings. She says the dress code, while always changing, was often too strict for her taste. 'They would cut the hems out with scissors right in front of everyone if [skirts] were too short,' she says. At her senior awards ceremony in 2009, the Kennesaw, Georgia valedictorian paired her uniform with animal print tights -- bought for her by her mother. 'My other favorite pair was bright red, but I also had some other colors like pink and turquoise and some polka dotted one, houndstooth, and other colored versions of the animal print tights in the picture,' she says. 'I just liked the way the animal print looked and thought it was funny that I could get away with it.'
- jccarp, CNN iReport producer