Post # 1
I am going to a wedding at a Mosque between a muslim man and a christian woman. What am I expected to wear? Is a dress with 1″ straps and down to my knees inappropriate? Should I be wearing sleeves and something that goes all the way down to my ankles?
Thanks for any help, I don’t want to be dressed inappropriately!
Post # 3
I found this helpful guide about how to act (and dress!) at a Mosque — hope it helps! It sounds as if maybe you’ll have to re-think your outfit (sorry!)
Post # 4
I have a kimono, that is pretty much the only thing I have that fits the criteria!! I don’t know what to wear o.O
Post # 5
I know lots of women who go to mosques without long skirts. That’s not necessary in my experience with mosque-going. I would however advise you to wear dress pants if you don’t have a long skirt or dress. Also, a shirt that has long sleeves and goes below the waist (don’t want to be showing your thong when you are sitting down!). Usually when I’ve visited mosques (my graduate work was in Islamic Studies), I wore a pant suit with a high cut blouse or a pair of pants with a blouse and a longer dress coat. I would also think about finding some kind of coordinating scarf which you can wear around your neck and then transfer to your head if/when necessary.
Post # 6
I would purchase a long skirt and wear it with a long sleeved blouse and bring a pashmina just in case!
Or ask the couple what would be appropriate – maybe their mosque is less strict!
Post # 7
Hey ladies! I’m a Muslim and I think it’s appropriate for you to wear something decent like a skirt/pants below the knees. Try avoiding sheer and/or sleeveless tops. And I agree with Future Mrs.Martin: do bring along a shawl just in case. It’s great as an accessory! Most mosques are not strict to non-Muslims,even just for sighseeing.
Post # 8
Yes, I understand your situation. I have attended many of these events.
The appropriate way to dress is to wear fully covered clothing, especially if you are stating it is in the mosque itself. Or if you want to wear your intended dress try to cover it up with something appropriate. If its winter a long coat.
Good luck, and it is kind of you to take the consideration of the mosque and its rules in mind. Just remember you NEED to cover. Every women there will be, so it will feel uncomfortable if you do not.
And notice if everyone else will be removing there shoes, if so you must do the same. It is considered disrespectful, because you are in the house of god.
Hope this helps!!! Bye….
Post # 9
@bamm: I think this is the best advice on what to wear to a mosque 🙂 Good luck!
Post # 10
Propper etiquete for a mosque is that you cover your arms to your wrist and your legs to your ankles. So, slacks, long dress, skirt, etc. What ever you wear must cover those areas. Also, no cleavage and it will be respectul to cary a scarf or shawl so you can cover your hair during prayers. There will be prayers during the ceremony. Bamm also had the perfect advise.