Woman, 25, ‘turned away from nightclub because her heels weren’t high enough’

An angry clubber has claimed she was denied entry to a venue in Birmingham because her "high heels weren't high enough".

Patrycja, from Yardley, said she was left feeling "uncomfortable" after doorman refused her entry into the 101 club in Arcadian on Birmingham high street.

The 25-year-old, who didn't want to give her surname or show her face in case she is turned away from every club in the city, said she was wearing a short white skirt, a cropped top and small heel mules for her night out in the city.

The travel agency worker claims her friend was also refused entry because she was wearing black tights.

She told Birmingham Live : "I was wearing small heels and a skirt. I did try to explain this to the security guard but he still wouldn't let us in. He said my heels weren't high enough, that I had to wear high heels.

"It makes me feel really uncomfortable to be told I have to wear certain clothes or look a certain way."

She added: "You don't always want to wear high heels when you're just going out to have fun with friends. You can look smart without having to wear high heels.

"It can make you feel vulnerable to have to wear a short skirt and high heels. You often end up getting attention from men that you just don't want.

"People look at you in a certain way when you dress like that."

However, the club has denied this and said flat shoes and designer trainers were allowed.

Patrycja complained over Instagram and said she received the following response: "We are sorry to hear you felt discriminated towards. 101 prides itself on being diverse in all ways.

"We do and have allowed female clients to enter the club in smart flat shoes and smart designer trainers suited to their outfit.

"We do have a dress code which our door staff must adhere to, however, it does not state females must be dressed provocatively in any way.

"Our shoe policy is smart and everyone has their own personal perspective of this."

But Patrycja doesn't think this information has been passed on to the doorstaff.

"My one friend was wearing high heels and he said she could go in but the other was wearing high heels with black tights and he said she couldn't.

"We explained that it was cold so why shouldn't she wear tights to go out? He said he didn't want to have to explain why.

"It made us feel embarrassed because they did it in front of other people in the queue. They let in a group of five women go in front of us but we couldn't go in because we didn't have that certain look.

"Some men started laughing at us."


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