(Closed) How are you 'covering up" you dress for church?

posted 5 years ago in Catholic
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@babypearls:  No advice on how to cover up, I’m just curious as to what you consider too much skin for church?

I am dress shopping in two weeks and have been a little torn on this subject myself. I was taught that in church you wear conservative clothing, cover your shoulders etc. For your wedding it’s not as simple as throwing a cardigan over your dress! However, both Catholic weddings I’ve been to, the girls have worn strapless dresses. One came from an extremely conservative Catholic family and it was such a non-issue. Even my Mom thinks I’m being silly to worry about it.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I am not.  I have a halter dress and its not very low cut.  I don’t think my church is too strict.  I have been to several weddings there (7+) and many of the girls have worn strapless dresses.  I never heard any one “talk.”  I think people (at least in my area) are used to the strapless style wedding dress.  No ones dress was low cut or low backed.  My friend’s dress had straps but illusion straps and a somewhat deep v and her mom used to be a nun. 

 

 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Haven’t completely decided yet…might just add the blusher to the veil and this will be enough “coverage.”

Post # 7
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Helper bee

 

maybe something like this? i think this is beautiful and very church appropiate. my BFs sister’s wedding dress was strapless and it was an non issue. i personally may feel comfortable in chuch with some covering, but thats just how i am myself.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

My advice is to ask your church office/wedding coordinators before you go shopping— different priests have different standards. I was told in my parish that I had to have my shoulders covered or I’d have to pull my veil around to cover my shoulders, so the dress amberdk posted would not work. I don’t mind– I prefer sleeves anyway, especially with a January wedding. Other churches in our diocese are less strict– I’ve seen strapless, strapless with a significant amount of cleavage, single-strap, halter, etc. in photos from Catholic churches in our area when I was looking for a photographer

There have been overdresses, boleros, jackets, wraps, etc. posted to cover up with for Mass and take off later. My dress, thankfully, has cap sleeves, so I don’t have to do that.

 

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

My church is perfectly fine with strapless. I agree, ask the church.

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I had a dress on top of another dress.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Gquss…goregous dress!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I wanted something like this: http://lover.ly/image/306236 but I’m not sure how that’ll look because I have big arms

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@amberdk:  That is beautiful! Where did you find that? Just a random photo?

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@Gguss:  I love the dress and overall look.

Post # 16
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Blush.Champagne:  Thank you! That dress was love at first sight lol

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