‘It’s not a beach’: Magistrate takes aim at Adelaide woman’s court attire

A magistrate in Australia told a woman “it’s not the beach” and she should wear something “more appropriate”, after she appeared in court wearing a singlet top, shorts and jandals.

Jazmine Ann May Edwards, 25, fronted the Adelaide Magistrates Court today charged with driving with a combination of drugs in body fluid and driving unauthorised.

The offence allegedly happened in June last year at Payneham South, northeast of the city.

At the conclusion of the brief hearing, Magistrate Jayne Basheer commented on the wayEdwards had dressed for court.

“Ms Edwards, I don’t want to sound incredibly old-fashioned, but the way you’re dressed today is not the proper way to appear in court,” she said.

“It’s not the beach.

“So next time please wear something more appropriate … I don’t mean to be rude but it is a formal court proceeding.”

Edwards responded by saying: “It’s 35 degrees outside.”

The matter was adjourned to a date in March.

Edwards, of Adelaide, declined to make any comment as she left court pushing a pram.

NCA NewsWire

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