Just curious-dressing for church

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Just curious-dressing for church
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Sun, 12-06-2009 - 3:53pm

I have noticed that the dress attire for church is becoming very casual.

Sandra (proud mommy to 2 boys !)  

 

 

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Mon, 12-07-2009 - 7:20am

That is pretty much how we dress.

 


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Mon, 12-07-2009 - 9:09am

My kids are a little older than yours (6,10 and 12).

 

 

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Mon, 12-07-2009 - 9:49am
My "kids" (two sons) are much older now and both married.
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Wed, 12-09-2009 - 9:16pm
Like you, I find some of what people wear to church to be inappropriate.
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Wed, 12-09-2009 - 9:22pm

I just don't do the dressing up thing unless its reqired of something.

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Thu, 12-10-2009 - 2:03pm

Yeah, I've always noticed this. However, I didn't grow up in the Catholic Church. Our house was fair-weather LDS, and we always wore our Sunday best when the urge struck my parents to take us. My grandparents were Catholic, and when I would spend the night there on the weekends we would also wear our Sunday best. I noticed others didn't seem to though.

Jeans don't bother me, but I would prefer to see a clean pair without holes. I wouldn't personally wear strapless, halter, or tank tops to church, and I'm trying to lead by example with the kids. Ian can wear jeans if he wants, but it's usually paired with a nice polo or button up shirt or sweater.

I guess the important thing is that they made it to church, right? That's what my DH tells me. :)







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Thu, 12-10-2009 - 2:05pm
I totally agree! There should definitely be some kind of dress code if you're going to be visible to the congregation. That orange track suit would have driven me bonkers. I'm sure I would have been paying more attention to the orange under white than I would have been to the service.






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Thu, 12-10-2009 - 2:06pm
I've seen people show up in their jammies. They look so comfortable that it's tempting to follow suit! I just don't think I could do it, though.






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Sat, 12-12-2009 - 2:39pm

Churches in our area are ridiculously casual. The same people who put on $10,000 first communion parties come to church in flip-flops and cutoffs.

Our family rules are collared shirts for DH and DS, no jeans, no shorts, and no sneakers for anyone.

I just don't understand why people can't dress respectfully for church, assuming they can afford one nice pair of pants and one nice shirt (and in our area, that's a safe assumption). I don't let other people's clothing bother me - I'm happy they're there, especially if they're bringing their kids - but I don't really get what's their hangup about putting on decent clothes, just as they would if they were going somewhere special that's secular.

Kelly

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Wed, 12-16-2009 - 8:31pm

on Sunday my children are NOT permitted to wear shorts, jeans, sneakers, flipflops, short skirts, low cut tops, or spaghetti straps (but lots and lots of folks do wear these).

my boys wear khaki slacks (for the most part) with a polo shirt and shoes... my girls wear a dress or skirt w/dress shoes or occasionally slacks with a blouse/sweater

when we are traveling (like last week at Disney) we wear whatever we were wearing that day.... so Sat night in GA (on the way to FL) we were wearing jeans, sneakers and tshirts....... pretty much the same on Monday for the vigil of the Holy Day and then again on Sat night ... but the jeans were not holey, the shirts were not low cut or spaghetti straps.....

Renee


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Renee


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