To most Christians, churches are a very sacred place where they go to worship God. These groups of people see it as a place that should be respected and as such only wear formal dress to events hosted they like wedding ceremonies.
Also the church is a place meant to worship God which is very important and must be treated with utmost importance. These traditional churches see wearing jeans to church as a “sin” and advise members not to do so.
Though this is not a general belief about dressing up for church. Many people still believe that you can wear any type of dress to church since God only sees the heart and not physical appearance. How should we view it and what can we say. Let us reason more on this decision everyone will like to take.
Can you wear blue jeans to church?
No, it will not look good on you when you wear jeans to church, though this is my opinion and you have the right to yours. Another thing is that no part of the holy book the Christians use states that you should not wear jeans. So why will I say you should not put your designer Jean to church.
Many believe that you can wear any type of cloth to church as far as you like it and you are comfortable wearing it. But that might not be the best criteria for choosing church clothes. One thing you should bear in mind is that you want to be in the presence of God and as such must appear in neat and befitting cloth.
Jeans, whether it is black or blue is a casual dress and it is meant to be worn when going for unofficial or informal events. A place meant for worshiping God is not one of those places. So you need to be formal in your dressing.
For example, if you are invited to the wedding ceremony of the daughter of the Queen of England, will you put on Jean with a T-shirt? I think I know the answer, No, you won’t. Even if you don’t have a suit you will get one. This is a human event and you will like to look formal, maybe because of the dignitaries that will be there so you don’t look odd. This is how you should also see wearing jeans to church.
God is more superior to any human on Earth, so he deserves your utmost respect and worship. As you will not like to be seen as not responsible if you should wear jeans to important events like wedding and funeral ceremonies, so too it will be in a church. So how does one dress for church service?
How Can you dress for church service?
I will simply say formal, neat and modest dress is the best type of dressing for church. When you appear in a church with such clothes, you will be happy and so others, and most importantly God that you serve.
You might be asking, is Jean not a neat and modest dress for church? Yes, you can make your jeans neat by washing and maybe ironing it, but I guess no one does that recently and also it can be modest, but is it formal. Imagine going to a church and being the only one putting on jeans, I am sure you will not stay long there.
One thing to take note of is that going to church with a Jean is not a taboo. Some situations might warrant you to go to a church that way. Maybe you are late from shopping where you wore jeans to and could not reach your house to make a change and you decided to go straight to a church service, it is understandable.
Furthermore, you might have an accident or wild fire destroy your house and all clothes get burnt and you are only left with the jeans and t-shirt you are putting on. In this condition, there is nothing wrong in wearing a Jean to a church.
Some still feel like wearing formal dress will make them conscious of their dressing and they will be distracted from the sermon as such prefer the usual one, which is jeans with a t-shirt. It is good not to be distracted during Church service because you will not gain anything. To me this is not an excuse. When you start putting on formal clothes to church, with time there will feel normal and will not be a source of distraction to you and others.
What can I wear to church instead of jeans?
Instead of wearing jeans to church, here are some Alternatives and you will enjoy the service with them.
Suit and tie
Though not everyone is used to wearing corporate, especially the suit and tie of a thing. But one thing we should remember here is that we don’t only go to church to hear the word from priests and pastors but to honor God, so if wearing a suit and tie for a church service for a few hours will discomfort us, let us do it for God.
Trousers with shirt and tie
If you can’t afford a suit, it is also good to wear plain trousers with a shirt to a church service. Trousers with a shirt is not a casual dress especially when you tuck in. Note that make your trousers and shift should not have the designers logo or any other drawings on them, it must be plain to make it fit for church.
Skirt with Blouse
For the ladies, you don’t need an expensive clothes to look good. With a nice skirt especially those ones that goes beyond the kneel with a nice Blouse will be best for church. If you can lay hand on those printed skirts (A lines), it will be amazing to look at.
Summer Gowns with jacket
You can also wear modest summer Gowns that is long enough to cover your kneel when you start to church. If it happens that the gown is sleeveless, you can wear a nice jacket on it so as to make it more covering of you body.
Note that sleeveless, uncovered clothes is not good to wear for church events as this might expose your private part at anytime.
Can you wear jeans to some churches?
Yes, some churches allow members to come to their church with jeans, men and women. These are commonly known as New Testament or Generation Churches. This churches believe that you can wear any type of cloth, either casual or formal to church, as far as you are comfortable with it. Many people also agree with them. So there are churches you can attend with jeans and blazers.
Is it disrespectful to wear jeans to church?
As we have stated above there are some churches that allows you to attend with jeans. To this people, it is not disrespectful to wear a Jean to church. On the other hand, for the traditional and most penticostant churches, especially those who have been in existence for long, to wear jeans to church is disrespectful.
Is it ok to wear ripped jeans to church?
Wearing ripped jeans to church is not acceptable to both New Testament churches and the older ones. Even those churches that allows members to attend church service with plain Jean do not accept ripped jeans. It is seen by many as not good enough.