Fashion "Rules"

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Fashion "Rules"
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Thu, 06-20-2013 - 2:53pm

Talking about wedding guest attire has made me realize a lot of the fashion guidelines I was raised with are pretty much outdated these days.  Things like guys not wearing  ball caps indoors, women wearing white only between Memorial Day and Labor Day, no LBDs before 5 pm, and hose with every outfit are gone.  Do you adhere to any of these guidelines anymore?  Are there any fashion guidelines you DO adhere to?

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Thu, 06-20-2013 - 4:45pm
"Rollmops-"She asked for the ladies' room, removed the pants, and wore the tunic as a mini."-- You had one spunky grandma!" --------- Yeah, she was no wall flower, that much is sure. She was always very elegant, but followed her own lights.
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Thu, 06-20-2013 - 4:45pm
Oh, and the other rule I bling to? The one about your underwear not showing. I cannot stand the look where young women are wearing pretty clothes and their bra straps or the back of their bra shows while they are wearing them.
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Thu, 06-20-2013 - 4:48pm
Ducky- "But, as far as I can remember, she didn't wear them indoors."-- The way I learned the indoor hat rule was that it only applied to boys, although I don't think that church ladies would approve of girls wearing baseball caps inside.
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Thu, 06-20-2013 - 4:50pm

springfever2013 wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">TY for your understanding mops. It's not uncommon at all to see kids attend mass in their soccer/football uniforms as many had games before or after, People in cut offs etc. I learned from a really early age that you attend church in something more reverent and I've tried passing that down to my own family too, I do have to say that allowed DD2 to wear a sparkly disco dress she wore for Halloween to mass one week, She was probably 8 or 9 at the time and insited it was "dressy" enough for church. Lol. </span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">I agree Jams. I was brought up in the age of "dressing" when you go to mass and dinner and on a plane and.....The way people dress for mass now is unbelievable. I swear sometimes they just roll out of bed and go. We were never allowed to wear jeans and sneakers. I know it is more lax now but when I go for the kids religious things (out of mass) and volunteering, I feel weird walking into the building dressed like that. </span></strong></p>

Nodding, We weren't allowed to wear jeans or sneakers either and I agree, It has gotten worse!

 


 


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Thu, 06-20-2013 - 4:56pm
I dress up for church. I've probably worn slacks to church half a dozen times in my life. And I agree, the Protesrants round here are better dressed than the Catholics. That's how you can tell we are the heretics when we're all out for lunch in restaurants after services on Sunday..
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Thu, 06-20-2013 - 5:05pm
"What's your experience with a RCC mass? " I have some experience. How much experience do you have with denominations outside of your own, Jambles?

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Ducky

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Thu, 06-20-2013 - 5:07pm
"Ducky, the priests are all dressed up ;) The congregation isn't necessarily." Eh, I don't think it's a RCC thing, though.

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Ducky

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Thu, 06-20-2013 - 5:09pm
"TY for your understanding mops. It's not uncommon at all to see kids attend mass in their soccer/football uniforms as many had games before or after, People in cut offs etc." I don't think this is so uncommon in many churches...it's not unique to the RCC.

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Ducky

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Thu, 06-20-2013 - 5:21pm

I don't really like rules. 

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Thu, 06-20-2013 - 5:29pm
I don't really *dress up* for church on a regular basis, but have a few personal boundaries that I won't cross. I don't wear shorts and/or tank topsor t-shirts to church or church events...ever. Whether or not I let the kids wear shorts depends on the specific shorts and what the event is, no tanks, muscle shirts or spag. straps though. No hats. No pants or shoes with holes.... these are very personal though, as I know that many of the people attending our church don't even own pants without holes, or anything other than a plain t-shirt....Dressing up is relative.

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