The Proper Attire Inside The Church

I also want the women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, adorning themselves, not with elaborate hairstyles or gold or pearls or expensive clothes, but with good deeds, appropriate for women who profess to worship God.

1 Timothy 2:9-10

Most Catholic schools have dress code because they encourage students to practice the values of respect to oneself, decency and appropriateness through their attire. Just like when I was high school up to now that I am college, we are not allowed to wear some extremes like tube tops, tank tops, backless tops or any tops that shows something that must not be shown, short shorts, short skirts and short dresses.

Catholicism is the main factor why Catholic Schools have this kind of code. They state that our dignity as children of God reflects on how we carry ourselves not just in the interior disposition of devotion, but also in the outward forms. Then, that means, as Catholics, we must not just follow these rules inside the school, but also, inside the church.

Below are some guidelines for proper attire in mass according to our church, St. Augustine Parish.





Jeans or Slack Pants



Collared Shirts or Polo Shirts

long sleeves polo


Office or School Uniforms



Dresses or Long Gowns



Improper Attire

The following improper attire should not be worn inside of the church. This includes caps, spaghetti strap tops, tank tops, sando, jerseys, skirts, mini shorts, sleeve less, plunging neckline tops and slippers.

improper attire