Mormon rules on clothing have been the topic of much debate, lately. Many people take notice of the different way that people who belong to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints dress. It makes them stand out a bit because they are very conservative in their dress and tend to look alike to outsiders.
Mormon rules on clothing are pretty strict by today’s standards. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints encourages its members to dress modestly. This is defined as having shorts and skirts reach knee length and having shoulders covered. The midriff should also be covered and there shouldn’t be a revealing neckline. Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints are encouraged to keep themselves clean and avoid bringing undue attention to their bodies. They should avoid dressing sloppily as well. Tattoos and body piercings are taboo and are expressly counciled against by the prophet, except for a modest pair of earrings for women.
Perhaps, next time you notice your Mormon neighbor, you will take notice of their clothing and understand a little more why they don’t look like the other people in today’s world. They are trying to follow the prophet’s council and be in the world, but not of the world. Personally, I’m so glad to have some guidelines to keep me modest. I get uncomfortable when people look at me the wrong way and this helps me to respect my body and command the same respect from others.