How to Dress Nicley for Church

Dressing up is far less common than it used to be. Nearly everyone had an outfit they considered their Sunday Best once a time but today, it's far less common. Church, Temple, Sunday Assembly and other weekly religious gatherings, or even Special occasions like weddings or Christening, Blessings or observation of a festival provide an opportunity to dress nicely.


  1. Observe any cultural regulations for dress and appearance at the place of worship you are visiting or attending. Dress%20Nicley%20for%20Church%20Step%201.jpg
  2. Make the best of anything you 'have' to wear. Make sure all the items you have to wear to show respect are clean, neat, (ironed or pressed if appropriate) fit well and in good condition. Wear these items with pride and respect for their meaning in your religion.Dress%20Nicley%20for%20Church%20Step%202.jpg
  3. Know what may or may not be seen. Some places of worship require footwear to be removed or men not to have headwear in place so no socks with holes, dirty toes or bed heads!Dress%20Nicley%20for%20Church%20Step%203.jpg
  4. Wear something you have been keeping for best if it's appropriate. A party dress or Hawaiian shirt is probably not appropriate but the smart blouse or long sleeved shirt you last wore for a job interview could get an airing at church.Dress%20Nicley%20for%20Church%20Step%204.jpg
  5. Recognise the gifts of others. Worship is about getting together with friends and family. Wear items of clothing that were gifts if they fit the occasion. Accessories are great for this. Your friend that bought you that smart tie or your aunt that gave you those smashing earrings will love to see you in them at church.Dress%20Nicley%20for%20Church%20Step%205.jpg
  6. Dress modestly. Short skirts, low cut tops, vest tops etc are not likely to be appreciated by the congregation.Dress%20Nicley%20for%20Church%20Step%206.jpg
  7. Avoid High fashion. Churches and places of worship are not catwalks. The latest fashions aren't required to praise your god.Dress%20Nicley%20for%20Church%20Step%207.jpg
  8. Dress for the season if you like. In summer, wear colours that make you think of summer flowers, do the same for the other seasons if you desire. This can be nice if your place of worship has floral arrangements as decorations. Your outfit will go with the flowers.Dress%20Nicley%20for%20Church%20Step%208.jpg
  9. Check with the rest of the family. You make all like to look good together when you worship or you may not care if you all clash colour wise and make an awesome orange, green and purple impact! The choice is yours. Beware though, a husband and wife attending church both dressed in white tops, beige pants and dark shoes may get one or two odd glances - only go "Bobbsey Twins" intentionally!Dress%20Nicley%20for%20Church%20Step%209.jpg
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