Does the Morman church allow women to wear pants to Sunday services?


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Women are allowed to wear pants to Sunday services at the Mormon church. They may feel uncomfortable doing so, however, as the vast majority of women wear skirts or dresses to church.

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In December 2013, in Salt Lake City, Utah, Mormon women wore pants to church on a Sunday. The "Wear Pants to Church" campaign began a year earlier. Women involved in the movement see it as a way of expressing their dissatisfaction with the narrowness of the gender roles within the church.

While a prepared church statement on women wearing pants to services stated that people aren't counselled beyond the importance of wearing their best, many women nevertheless feel the pressure to conform to traditional dress codes. A woman wearing pants may feel nervous upon entering a Sunday service. She may also feel the pressure not to dress differently, when learning that others complained about her manner of dress after attending services.

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