Women wearing skimpy and revealing clothes in Church

Philippines
January 11, 2013 3:27am CST
Most of the Catholic churches are already implementing strict dress codes. Some churches,also in our parish,already posted on their bulletin boards the clothes that are not allowed to be worn inside the church.However, I still see a lot of teenage girls and even middle-aged women who are not modestly dressed up. I find this very distracting and disrespectful. The church doesn't ask us to wear flamboyant attire inside the house of worship,still, I wonder why some churchgoers find it difficult to follow the dress code. I've attended a Sunday mass here in Korea. I am quite surprised that even though this country is not known as a "Catholic country" in fact most of them do not believe that God exist, and there are few people who are practicing Catholics; I appreciate how they present themselves in front of God when these few believers attend the mass.
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10 responses
@Paper_Doll (2376)
• Philippines
14 Jan 13
I noticed that some people are not really serious in going to churches. I mean they do go to church every week, but does not really prepare themselves spiritually. I believe that if you are spiritually prepared to attend the mass, you will consider some things before going. Like you said, we should wear a clean and suitable clothes in going to church. Yes I do appreciate those who really exert effort in preparing themselves before going to church. I see some who wear their best clothes and as long as it is not revealing, I am okay with it. But some people do come to church wearing improper clothes which may distract other church goers. Some I have seen looks like they are going to attend a ball or a party. It is just proper to impose a dress code during masses.
• Philippines
15 Jan 13
"...some people are not really serious in going to churches", you're totally right.When I was a child,my mom would admonish me when I was clad in sloppy clothes,like shorts and ordinary t-shirts like I was going on a stroll in the park. Because at that age,I used to consider going to church on Sundays was just a routine.But growing up, I have developed a relationship with God that made me realize that Sunday is a special meeting with the Lord,our Saviour,not just an ordinary person in the neighborhood or an acquaintance. Therefore,I have to be presentable in front of Him. Yes, you are right.I couldn't agree more.
• Philippines
18 Jan 13
What you said are all true. Just imagine how one prepares herself in going to a party or a ball. They in fact spend time and effort in choosing the best clothes to wear. I really hope they would also have the same feelings towards what to wear in going to churches. I feel that some people have taken God for granted and going to church has been just a routine that they follow. Also, many of us have forgotten that it is God's approval that is more important so we should wear an appropriate clothes and be presentable in the eyes of God. I said that because some people do wear clothes that they think other church goers would appreciate and envy. They have not really consider God in choosing their clothes.
@AmbiePam (48176)
• United States
12 Jan 13
Most of the churches I have been to in my life have contained people in modest clothing. However, I remember one time in my home church one of the friends I grew up with came to our church one day with her family. A massive amount of her cleavage was on display. And I couldn't help thinking, why?
@andy77e (5165)
• United States
13 Jan 13
You know why. We all know why. It's sad men are not willing to stand up and be men anymore. I'd never let my daughter dress like that anywhere, let alone church. But we don't have men anymore. We have wimpy boys that don't want to raise their family... and then wonder why their kids are getting STDs, having child support payments, and living garbage lives. Of course they never connect the two.
@AmbiePam (48176)
• United States
14 Jan 13
And she was married! Also, amen to what you said.
@topffer (33282)
• France
11 Jan 13
I remember that when I was a child, a woman could not enter in a church without a scarf on the head... We have no more dress code here. I think that a catholic has to have a decent clothing when he goes to the church, but that everyone is welcomed. The problem is more due to tourists than to true catholics : it is not rare in summer on the seaside to see people visiting a church in swimsuits.
• Philippines
11 Jan 13
wow! wearing swimsuits inside the church?!
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@topffer (33282)
• France
11 Jan 13
Some people don't respect anything, and they even don't understand when they are told to get dressed before visiting a church.
@jenny1015 (13390)
• Philippines
11 Jan 13
That is also one thing that makes me think. Why would people actually wear something too revealing inside the Church? Are they hoping to meet someone to hook up with it? There should be strict implementation of the dress code in our churches. People show disrespect to God and His church.
@andy77e (5165)
• United States
13 Jan 13
They simply don't know. Just flat out, common sense isn't common anymore. People really honestly do not know what is sensual, and what is not. It's not intended as disrespect, they don't know any better. The problem is, preachers are not man enough to talk to people about right and wrong.
@dee777 (1418)
• South Africa
11 Jan 13
I am lucky. Clothes does not matter where I worship. Our sermons focuses on God's Grace for mankind and that He is interested in our heart's condition, not the outward appearance. It is sad when people do not believe in God.
@SIMPLYD (78118)
• Philippines
12 Jan 13
Some people can really be so stubborn at times. They wear just what they want to wear even if they are the revealing clothes already. When they go to church they will worship God. Thus , it is logical that when you go to church you should be dressed modestly as respect to the "house" of God. Perhaps it is time that the church go a bit strict when they implement the dress code. Not only should it be in writing, but it should also be reiterated from the pulpit so people who does this would be ashamed of themselves and dress modestly the next time around.
@lsjapdoit (652)
• Indonesia
12 Jan 13
Getting dressed politely is a good practice to go to church and other religious places. Polite simply means not showing parts of our body. It shows our respect to God and fellow worshippers.
@neelia27 (896)
• Philippines
12 Jan 13
I believe that when we go to church we should dress up appropriately.. a church is a solemn place.. it is where we pray for something or just thanking for all the blessings we are receiving.. as a person who believes in God lets respect the churches and we can show it by wearing a dress that is appropriate in the eyes of everyone..
@jaiho2009 (39021)
• Philippines
11 Jan 13
Well, I wonder why does the Catholic church only implements proper dress code inside church premises. A true believer should wear modest apparel inside or outside the church. (my opinion- no offense meant)
@vernaC (1493)
• Romania
11 Jan 13
It should have been implemented in Catholic long time ago, I wonder why they took this for granted till now. It is one of the lectures we always hear in my church's mass: everyone should wear the proper sunday clothes; men should not wear women's clothes and women should not wear men's clothes.