So Saturday we were invited to a first communion ceremony/mass for a family member, this is very nice to be included in functions especially as one ages and tends to be forgotten by the younger members of the family.....
We went to the mass that as is tradition is held at a church, a special time at some churches while others have first communion at the regularly scheduled mass times; this was held at a special time which was very nice indeed as there were seats for everyone and parking as well.
My point is that as parishioners were coming in and during the ceremony I was shaking my head at the attire worn my a lot of women. The men were ok with a short sleeved shirt and pair of pants, even jeans are ok with me but absolutely not spaghetti straps in church!!!! I was APPALLED at the amount of women who were wearing a sundress with straps and nothing covering the shoulders or cleavage. In a place of worship whether it is your religion or not that style of dress in UNACCEPTABLE! The best one was one person wearing a skin tight racer back crop top with the bra straps showing to complete the look! Did their mirror not work? It might be a trick one that shows something else entirely that what is actually on the body, that's the only explanation I can think of that could justify someone walking out of the house in that attire to attend a religious ceremony. It is totally fine if one was going to the beach or jogging or to the park then fine, whatever, but not to a church of any denomination.
It shows a total lack of respect for the institution, the personnel, others in the building as well as and most important for oneself!
Does there have to be a fashion police at the door telling people to cover up? It's very sad when it comes to this point that people have become so incredibly disrespectful they have to actually be told what to wear!
Do the parents not teach the children how to dress any more?
Do they not lead by example or is it too easy just to give in to the kids and let them wear whatever they feel like whether appropriate or not?
Parents need to be parents not their child's friend end of story.
Maria Calautti, "Jack of all trades"