“Someone needs to tell women that sundresses are not proper..."
This is so weird because I just noticed a mother walking her daughter home from the park and she appeared to wearing a vintage style sleeveless blouse. My mother and sister used to wear blouses like that - and dresses. In those days a woman had to slip on a long sleeved sweater before going to Mass however, since sleeveless was considered immodest. A pastor, like a judge, can impose rules regarding modesty, but few do, and I suspect even fewer judges do.
So anyway - after thinking about that woman and her ugly blouse, I went online and noticed the following story about a Tennessee judge telling female lawyers in his courtroom to cover up.
Charlotte) — A Tennessee judge wants female lawyers to dress more appropriately while in his courtroom.
The Tennessean reports that Rutherford County Circuit Judge Royce Taylor has outlined in the Rutherford County Bar newsletter that women are showing too much skin while defending their clients.
“I have advised some women attorneys that a jacket with sleeves below the elbow is appropriate or a professional dress equivalent,” the letter states, according to The Tennessean. “Your personal appearance in court is a reflection upon the entire legal profession.”
Taylor tells WSMV-TV that he has been receiving complaints about their attire.“Most of the complaints came from the attorneys wearing sleeveless attire,” Taylor told WSMV. “In one case I had one to appear in a golf shirt, a woman. I didn’t feel that was appropriate.” - Source
I agree with the judge. Men have to dress appropriately, I think women should too - for court that is. Tank-tops and shorts may be okay for church, but not court. Will someone please tell Mrs. Obama?
What if male lawyers dressed like that?
Bonus: Kat wanted to be a lawyer but she couldn't pass the bar - without stopping in. I'm so kidding. Love her so much. So much!
Marylike Standards of Dress for Court:
1. "Marylike" means modesty without compromise -- "like Mary," Christ's pure and spotless Mother.BTW - Did you know there used to be a thing called 'blessed dresses' for women? They were modest and blessed and may even have had an indulgence attached - I'll have to look that up.
2. Marylike dresses have sleeves extending to the wrists; and skirts reaching the ankles.
3. Marylike dresses require full and loose coverage for the bodice, chest, shoulders, and back; the cut-out about the neck must not exceed "two fingers breadth under the pit of the throat" and a similar breadth around the back of the neck.
4. Marylike dresses also do not admit as modest coverage transparent fabrics -- laces, nets, organdy, nylons, etc. -- unless sufficient backing is added. Fabrics such as laces, nets, organdy may be moderately used as trimmings only.
5. Marylike dresses avoid the improper use of flesh-colored fabrics.
6. Marylike dresses conceal rather than reveal the figure of the wearer; they do not emphasize, unduly, parts of the body.
7. Marylike dresses provide full coverage, even after jacket, cape or stole are removed.
8. Marylike fashions are designed to conceal as much of the body as possible, rather than reveal. This would automatically eliminate such fashions as slacks, jeans, shorts, culottes, tight sweaters, sheer blouses, and sleeveless dresses; etc. The Marylike standards are a guide to instill a "sense of modesty." A girl or woman who follows these, and looks up to Mary as her ideal and model, will have no problem with modesty in dress. She will not be an occasion of sin or source of embarrassment or shame to others. - Catholic League
Oh! Oh! BTW-II! Since someone mentioned pants: Simcha Fisher is on Patheos now. I saw it coming when Mark almost spilled the beans a few weeks ago.
"No panty-line though -
I hate that myself!
No whale-tail either.