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How missionary women dress

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How missionary women dress

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints bases its beliefs in both the Bible and the Book of Mormon. The last one is what makes different The Church from others because the Latter-day Saints believe this book is another witness of the existence of Jesus Christ, translated from antique golden plates that contained the writings of ancient prophets, Its main purpose is Jesus Christ teachings. Without the Book of Mormon, this Church would not exist today.  

The Church makes important missionary work throughout the world, and because it is usual to see men on a mission, people tend to believe that women can’t be missionaries, but the reality is that any women who wish to serve can do it.

Because missionary work is a very important job the Church has some general guidelines for dressing when being and an Ambassador of the Lord.

Appropriate dress and grooming will help them earn respect and trust, therefore, missionaries should wear professional, conservative clothing that is consistent with their sacred calling and that will clearly identify them as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Their appearance is often the first message others receive, and it should support what they say.

Men usually wear pants and shirt; however, because women can opt for a wide variety of formal styles, there are some guides for dressing and grooming. These include:


Maintain a high standard of modesty. Wear clothing that is neither too tight nor too loose, is not transparent or revealing in any way, does not draw too much attention, is not casual, wrinkled, sloppy, or faddish. You should present a dignified, clean, well-groomed appearance and be feminine and professional in style.

Fabrics and care

Because of budget and luggage restrictions and limited closet space, women should plan and purchase clothing carefully. Clothing should be made of materials that are durable and easy to keep. The best fabrics are those that are resistant, that can be easily wash and that do not wrinkle or fade easily.


For security reasons, handbags, jewelry, and other accessories should be simple and conservative. Women are encouraged to choose shoulder bags and purses that are both professional and durable. For this same reason, earrings should not hang longer than approximately one inch below the earlobe. Necklaces and rings should also be simple.

Sunglasses to provide protection from the sun are encouraged. However, unless sunglasses serve a medical purpose, should not be wear when speaking with others or while indoors. Finally, belts may be worn with outfits for function or style.