LAS VEGAS - Remember the dress many female meteorologists made viral back in 2016? Guess what. It's back.
On Tuesday, female broadcast meteorologists across the country wore "The Dress" again, but this time it was with a purpose. They wore it on 'Pi Day' which fell on March 14, to support and encourage more young women to pursue careers in STEM: Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
If they didn't have the dress, female meteorologists could also show their support by wearing the color blue.
The decision to wear the dress was an idea that sparked over a year ago in a private Facebook group for female meteorologists. The dress originally became popular because of its flattering fit on a range of body types, the selection of colors and the ideal price of the dress is under $30 on Amazon.com.
Nearly 150 female meteorologists across the country ended up wearing "The Dress" or the color blue on 'Pi Day,' and a lot of them were supported by their male TV counterparts.
"We all communicate as a group, talking to each other, encouraging fellow "mets" across the country," said 8 News Now Meteorologist Katie Boer. As much as we all love the dress, we decided we wanted to wear it for a reason. Women in fields like science, math, technology or engineering are under-represented. We wanted to wear the dress to get people talking and encourage young girls not to be afraid to be smart and follow their dreams, whatever they may be."
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