Tuesday, June 26, 2007

We need a dress code

Catholic church lays down dress code

A very good idea in my opinion. Since people can no longer dress themselves, what else can you do?

Women were told to stick to dresses, long gowns, or collared blouses as against spaghetti-strap tops, tank tops, short skirts, skimpy shorts and sleeveless shirts with plunging necklines, the MLA stipulated.

I think women dress far worse than men in church. While I don't like the athletic attire, I think bare shoulders and buttocks cracks are far more appalling than an athletic jersey. I wonder how this will be received? Regardless, it's a good idea.

credit: NOR


Laura The Crazy Mama said...

My personal favorite (that I forget about because I don't go to weddings that often) is the bandeaux top (you know, tube-type top or strapless, sleeveless dress or top) so that when you sit in the pew, it looks like you're NAKED! I saw that a few times already on normal Sundays and more than a few times at weddings. Just because you have bridesmaids, doesn't mean they need to look like they're NAKED in CHURCH!!! I think maybe a good rule would be: No "less"...as in strapless, sleeveless, beltless, buttless...well, you get the idea!

a thorn in the pew said...

No less....snort. True tho. As conservative as I am, I despise pantyhose. That would be the only thing hindering me from being a woman in the 40's or 50's. I dont get why putting nylon on your legs makes you more or less formal. I think spray-on hose would be lovely...lol.

Lily said...

It is a good idea! I can think of a few places to forward this article on to. What I see in public is bad enough, but when this type of attire enters into our churches it is shameful. We need more courageous bishops and priests to follow in the example of Padre Pio. Maybe we need to bring back the paper skirts. Talk about shaming a woman into dressing properly! Sitting through mass in paper clothes ought to do it!

Laura The Crazy Mama said...

Speaking of "paper skirts" heehee, what about the Kleenex on the head because mom forgot her doily days? I always get a kick out of that one when my mom tells me about it!