Monday, April 1, 2013

Are dress codes passe?

At the risk of sounding old, which I am, I pose this to you: Has dressing in your best clothes to go to church just an outdated concept?
This is how I dress (just kidding)
Yesterday, being Easter, Resurrection Sunday, is the holiest day of the liturgical year for Christians. Yet, you would think a lot of folks were dressing for the beach, showing up in shorts, tank tops and flip flops.

Love to see a nice white shirt and tie

When I was small, my mother would make sure that we each had an Easter outfit, complete with an Easter bonnet and white gloves. That tradition has gone with the wind. Pity.

This is how people used to dress for church

I found a sweet story about a church in Michigan here. It is wonderful that a lot of the black churches show their respect for God in their dressing up for Him on Sunday.

And that is all I have to say today.

Peace and love to you!


Chatty Crone said...

This is so funny - Andy is in a Christian school and he is in a manners class - they just had to make a poster on the different dress types - very hard to find men in a business suit in a magazine.


Barbara said...

At our church all of the little girls were still dressed in pink ruffles, thank goodness! Even if I wear pants on other days, I still always wear a dress on Easter. Like you, it just feels right.

hootnonny said...

Some still dress up for church; some don't. Some say it's giving God your best. I say as long as they keep coming, let them wear whatever. And I think giving God your heart is the best, regardless of your clothing.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Ohhh yes Charlotte!! When we went to church, we always wore a dress and our white gloves AND hose. On Easter Sunday a hat! I still remember when I wore a nice pants suit to church and I kept waiting for God to strike me down!!
It bothers me A LOT to see jeans and flip flops. that's a lack of respect to God and to yourself.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Yes, we always were dressed for Easter, but not so much now. I do agree with hootnonny's comment that giving God your best is most important.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

I so remember the matching shoes, purses and sometimes gloves to go with our frilly dresses. I still dress for church, but if others don't it doesn't bother me much, as long as they're clean! :)

Carol said...

I think there has been a real loss of style, not just for what you wear to church, but for all occasions. I love to dress-up, but I am so in the minority. I think there has been such a "sleaze-factor" appearing in so many women's clothes and even in very young girls' clothing. I really don't think the average young woman even knows how to "dress for success," because if I was doing the hiring, few would be getting jobs! Wow, Charlotte, you opened a "can of worms," so I'm closing my mouth now before I get a whole lot of "foot!"

Thanks for visiting my blog post. I truly appreciated your comments on my Easter tables!


Garden of Egan said...

I love seeing Easter best. I also love dressing for the best in the Lord's house. I don't have fancy clothes but they are my Sunday best.

Donna said...

I think people Should dress up!! Maybe you can drop a few hints around...I know the minister's think it might keep people from coming but I now think that was just laziness on the part of the Minister! Tend to the flock...and all that.
Happy weekend friend!

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

For some their best may look casual to others. It's hard to know. I would't want dress expectations to keep people from coming or feeling like they aren't acceptable. I always liked my daughters to at least wear a dress or skirt for church but it became an issue for one in particular while still a young child so I've adjusted my expectations. I don't want my children to be resentful of attending church.