An additional 17% say they wear slacks or stylish pants to church, with only 3% saying they dress informally in jeans. Younger Mormon women in the United States are slightly more likely to claim they usually wear trousers to church, although they are still in the minority. Three-quarters of Millennial Mormon women say they dress up for church. Only 12% report wearing jeans or other casual clothing.
There are no official guidelines on what women should wear to church, but most churches expect their members to attend dressed appropriately. Women are often asked to wear dresses or skirts and cover their hair with a head scarf or bonnet. Men are expected to wear clean clothes and be groomed properly. In some cases, ecclesiastical leaders have issued statements on what they consider appropriate attire for men and women. For example, LDS Church president Thomas S. Monson has said that men should avoid wearing short sleeves during summer months.
In addition to traditional ward buildings, many Mormons also travel to church across the country in buses chartered by their wards. Each bus typically has several rows of seating with room for about 150 people. Visitors usually are not allowed to sit in regular church pews but can watch the service from any open seat.
Mormons consider it important for worshipers to dress respectfully when attending church services, which are considered sacred spaces. This is particularly important because many churches ask their members to come dressed casually, which can be uncomfortable if you're used to wearing suits and dresses.
To church, Mormon women often wear a dress or a skirt and blouse. Some Mormon males wear a white shirt and tie to church, while others dress formally. The goal of dressing up for church is not to look flashy. It is to show respect for God and faith in Jesus Christ.
In general, men are expected to wear clean clothes to church. Shirts should be worn open-necked and trousers should be worn at the knee or above the ankle. Shoes should be removed before entering the building and may not be re-worn outside of it.
For some reason, clothing labels and logos are banned from church. This means that people of any religion or no religion can attend church dressed in what they chooses as long as it is not discriminatory toward others. In other words, you can't come to church in Nazi uniforms or Indian apparel.
The decision to wear or not wear a particular item of clothing is personal and should be decided by each individual person. No one else should have the right to tell them otherwise.
For example, someone might say something bad about a sports team or an actor/actress on the radio. You could choose to go protest this thing by wearing your favorite team's colors or costume to church.
While we dress casually most of the time, we dress up for church. It's to show respect for the sacredness of our faith.
Within the LDS Church, there are two main groups: those who follow the traditional style of worship with an organ and choir and those who use contemporary music (think rock bands) during service. Both groups wear formal attire to church. Men should wear a suit and tie, and women should wear a dress or skirt and blouse.
For some reason, people tend to think that because we're religious that we like showing off how rich we are. This isn't true. We like being treated with respect, so wearing clothes that show this respect works well for us.
Also keep in mind that it's church. So maybe skip the display of wealth by keeping your shoes under 120 bucks and your watch under 50.