How to Dress for Church: The Proper Clothes and Accessories to Wear

by Deven Davis 4 min read

How to Dress for Church: The Proper Clothes and Accessories to Wear

Stop stressing about what to wear to church. This guide will provide you with tips on what clothes and accessories you should wear to worship.

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Whether you attend church every Sunday or you're planning to go to a church near you for a special occasion, it's important to understand the appropriate attire.

If you're wondering how to dress for church, there are a few important guidelines to keep in mind before you head out for a visit.

Read on to discover a few helpful hints and tips that will ensure you look your best while feeling confident and putting your best church-going foot forward.

Enhance Your Outfit with Jewelry

You can make any church attire look more refined with the right pieces of jewelry. Layer slender chain necklaces over a dress shirt or sweater to give your ensemble a pop of pizzazz.

One church staple that never goes out of style is a classic pearl necklace. These shimmering pieces of jewelry are timeless, beautiful, and add a gorgeous touch to your look without being too showy.

When it comes to earrings, keep it simple with studs or small pearls. Stay away from earrings that are too long or too full of shimmering stones and save those for formal events or a night out at the club.

All jewelry that you wear to church should be subtle and tasteful. A pair of hoop earrings look beautiful with almost anything and will give your outfit a nice touch without being overbearing.

Bracelets can also enhance your Sunday attire, but they should either match your necklace or coordinate with the colors you're wearing. Avoid sporting large, clunky acrylic bracelets, braided friendship braces, and anything made in a loud color that could be distracting and clash with your other clothing.

Layer with Shrugs and Shawls

Sleeveless tops and dresses aren't always appropriate for church ceremonies and events. If you're worried about getting chilly, drape a stylish shawl over your shoulders to keep you cozy.

Shawls always look fabulous over anything you wear and they can add a nice layer to your dress to give your look more texture. They're also a wonderful option for chilly days where you don't want to wear anything too heavy that will make you feel overheated.

Look for shrugs in colors that complement your church attire. Fringe shawls are beautiful and add a touch of interest to your outfit.

Collect a variety of shrugs and shawls in different colors and designs. This will make it easy to change up your looks every week if you have a favorite dress. Just layer your shawl over a black dress or a dressy shirt, and you've got a completely different look than you had last Sunday!

Can You Wear Jeans to Church?

One thing that's constantly up for debate is whether or not you can (or should) wear jeans to church. Some churches are more casual than others, and some allow you to wear whatever you want on certain days or nights.

There really is no set church dress code, but in general, wearing denim should be avoided. Unless your church clearly states that jeans are OK, it's best to avoid wearing them for Sunday services.

Depending on the church you attend, you may go to evening services or services that are held during the week. In those cases, jeans might be acceptible but wearing them on Sunday mornings is usually not recommended.

Take a look at what other people are wearing to give you an idea of what you should and should not wear. While you don't have to dress exactly like everyone else, it can give you a clearer picture of what is good and what should be avoided.

Remember that God loves you no matter what you wear, and modern churches are making jeans more acceptible. If your church leaders are wearing jeans, then you can probably wear them, too.

What Not to Wear to Church

No matter what type of church you go to, some things are just always considered taboo. Never wear anything that's too revealing like cut-off shorts, tank tops, and crop tops.

If you want to know how to dress for church, something modest and comfortable should be fine. Generally, graphic tees that show off sports team logos or bands should never be worn to church.

Solid-colored tops are fine, and even something with a pattern should be OK to wear. Anything with wording or obnoxious sayings should not be worn to church.

Baseball caps should not be worn to church, however, a stylish tailored hat is usually fine. When it comes to shoes, try not to wear heels that are too high. Instead, stick with flats or kitten heels for a much more tasteful look.

Tennis shoes may be alright for certain church events but during Sunday services, some form of dress shoes should be worn. Women may wear dress pants to church, but leggings and skinny jeans are not usually a good choice.

Sunday Best

From shrugs and shawls to beautiful jewelry, knowing how to dress for church will make you feel more confident whenever you attend. Ask your church about their particular dress code so you can make sure you're staying within their guidelines.

Use gorgeous jewelry to give your church clothing a touch of class and style. From pearl necklaces to delicate bracelets, your jewelry can be the star of the show.

Visit our website to browse our incredible selection of beautiful jewelry and read our blog for amazing tips about choosing the perfect jewelry for your needs.

Deven Davis
Deven Davis

"What-E'er Thou Art, Act Well Thy Part.”