Are you nosing around European churches this summer? Me too! By the way, have you seen that dress code sign on the church doors? Yes, there is a sign. And yes, there is a dress code that applies to tourists visiting churches too! Here is what to wear for the church in summer if you are just browsing around chapel benches, admiring beautiful ornaments, sculptures, and paintings or actually going to a Sunday mass on Sunday in summer.
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You know I’m not really a religious person. However, I can’t help myself nosing around churches wherever I go. Especially when in Rome. If you are an architectural lover, then be sure to head to Vatican museum after pizza, pasta and ice cream, too. Trust me, you don’t want to miss the chance to see Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica.
But wait! Before you book your guided tour to the Vatican scroll down to see what to wear for the church in summer. Also, be sure to scroll down if you are going to Sunday Mass in summer. Or a wedding.
WHAT TO WEAR FOR CHURCH IN SUMMER
As mention in the introduction, there is a special sign on the church wall or doors in summer that tells you how to dress for church on hot summer Sundays. Well, actually it tells you what not to wear and leaves you thinking WTF* (ps. don’t worry, I will confess for cursing later) should I wear for Sunday mass in summer.
Well, here is what to wear for the church in summer. Ps. You can wear all these Sunday best outfits if you are going to the Sunday mass or just nosing around the church.
Furthermore, you can wear these outfits for a summer wedding at the church, too. After all, all the summer church outfits I’m presenting you below are fancy and classy enough to wear them as a wedding guest. I even dare to say you will be the best-dressed wedding guest at the church, too.
BEST SUMMER SUNDAY MASS OUTFITS
And here they are, the best summer Sunday mass outfits that you can wear as a pilgrim, tourist or wedding guest when going to church in summer.
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#1 BLAZER, SKIRT AND MALONE SOULIERS MULES
Indeed, you are allowed to wear a skirt to Sunday mass. But only a skirt like this – midi skirt. Or at least long enough to cover your knees. You can even wear a cami – but only when you wear a blazer over your shoulders.
Surely, wearing a blazer over the skirt and cami is no problem for fashion girl like you. After all, this way to style a skirt is very fashionable right now.
#2 PINK PLEATED SKIRT AND SANDALS
Yes, you are allowed to wear sandals to the church in summer. As a matter of fact, there are no church rules regarding shoes. Nevertheless, I advise you not to wear flip flops or espadrilles. Wear them to the beach in the afternoon.
#3 RED PUFF SLEEVED DRESS AND PUMPS
Red is a popular colour to wear for Sunday mass in Europe. Especially among ladies who want to be spotted. Yes, that is the reason why old ladies tend to wear red dresses or red blouses for Sunday mass during summer in our parish. They want a priest to know they didn’t miss the mass despite the sun.
Whatsoever, this Sunday best outfit might not be the best for a wedding. They used to think a wedding guest who picked a red dress to wear it for the wedding has most probably slept with the groom. I think this is nonsense. But still, I added another outfit you can wear for the church wedding in summer if you wish to wear a dress.
LADYLIKE SUMMER CHURCH ATTIRE
#4 PINK SHORT SLEEVE DRESS AND PUMPS
This dress is perfect for a summer church wedding or Sunday mass. It might not be practical for tourists, though. You know, because of the high heels and gloves.
But the next summer Sunday mass outfit is. See below.
#5 FLOPY TIE BLOUSE, SKIRT AND KITTEN HEELS
Indeed you will be the fanciest tourist in the Abbey. But hey, you will easily blend in time for the mass.
#6 BLAZER, CROCHET TOP, PANTS AND SANDALS
MORE OUTFITS TO WEAR FOR SUNDAY MASS
So this is it – the best summer church outfits you can wear for Sunday mass, for a summer church wedding or when merely visiting the church as a tourist. Ps. Be sure to if you only go to the church for holidays. And in case you don’t actually know any church dressing rules apart from those I just briefly mentioned above.