Church Clothes

@sassy28 (835)
United States
March 11, 2009 12:37pm CST
I was brought up that ladies only wore dresses to church. Now a days people wear what ever they want. Jeans, t-shirts, etc. Do you still find that you stick to the old traditions about church dress clothes. I finally broke down a couple of years ago and wore dress pants, I was traveling out of town right after the service and really did not want to wear a dress. My boys will wear nice jeans and a nice shirt. Hubby(when we can get him to go) wears dress pants and shirt, no suit.
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• United States
11 Mar 09
I do not follow the tradition of dresses to church. I went to a church in my neiborhood that was very concerned with what everyone wore and the more I went the more I realized that they were not all that concerned with teaching the word. They just wanted a fasion show every week. I changed churches for that and a few other reasons and joined a church that does not care what you wear. I find that I am more able to concentrate of the Word being presented becasue I am not worried about my clothes. I wear jeans and a nice shirt or if I have bought a new item to wear to work (I will be a teacher) I will wear it to church first to ask my older friends if it is appropriate. (many were teachers and so I trust their opinion)
@sassy28 (835)
• United States
11 Mar 09
I think this is beginning to be more of the case. If you are more comfortable then you can pay attention more. Once I broke my upbringing law, I wear pants most of the time now.
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@Jellen (1852)
• United States
12 Mar 09
That's they way it once was across most denominations. Today, I believe it's a bit more casual. I wouldn't hold it against anyone for dressing too casually for church, especially if they are new converts or are non-believers visiting for the first time. But for myself and my family, we tend to dress in better than our everday street clothes. It has something to do with our reverence for God and our respect for the place of worship. But I am not legalistic about wearing a skirt or a dress. As long as I am dressed, clean and respectably, it seems to work for me and work in my church setting.
@sassy28 (835)
• United States
12 Mar 09
I agree I think now a days as long as you are going to church it is a good thing. We had at our church an older gentleman(he passed away during the summer), but he was a biker. He had a long beard and wore his black leather biker vest, but he was faithful and was there all the time. He also did a ministry at the prisons, I know he is well missed there. But like the saying goes you can not judge a book by its cover, so I know God does not judge us by our appearance.
• United States
13 Mar 09
I agree that we must not bind a manner of dress on any worshiper. Our family still "dresses up" for church as a way to present our best. I seldom see anyone dressed in a way that bothers me, whether in jeans and a t-shirt or or a suit and tie.
• United States
11 Mar 09
I like to go by verse that says come as you are. So I dress however I want as long as it is not offensive.
@sharay (2776)
• India
11 Mar 09
No...we dont follow any particular dressing sense in our church other than that we all must be decently dressed, old people wear tucked-in shirts and young people wear t-shirts and jean