Mormon Missionary Grooming and Attire Standards
Mormon missionaries are taught that they are representatives of the Lord and should look and act in a way that will represent to others this idea. A missionary that has appropriate grooming standards will more easily gain the respect and trust of others.
Both male and female missionaries are asked to dress conservatively. Men are asked to wear white shirts, ties, and business suits in conservative colors, while proselyting or in meetings. Women are asked to wear conservative colored dresses and skirts that cover the knees. Female missionaries should not wear pants. These rules should be followed at all times unless missionaries are told to do otherwise by a mission president. The climate in some countries, or political unrest, dictate a change in the customary attire.
High grooming standards are also encouraged. A Mormon (LDS) Missionary is asked to remember to bathe frequently, use deodorant, polish his shoes, and keep his clothes clean, mend any clothes that need repair, and iron wrinkled clothing. Male missionaries are asked to keep their hair cut above the collar and ears; they are also asked not to grow moustaches, beards, and sideburns below the middle of the ear. Female missionaries are encouraged to choose hairstyles that are conservative and can be easily maintained.
Every missionary who is called by the Mormon Church is sent a list of clothing items that should be taken on a mission. It varies slightly depending on where a missionary is going and what type of mission he will be serving; for male missionaries, it is recommended that they have:
For female missionaries it is recommended that they have:
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