liturgical costumes: the sarcasm and the serious

I came across a seven year old post about liturgical costumes and I laughed the whole way through it and all 47 comments so then I had to go read the post again.

My favorite sarcastic descriptions:

“Also, please note the versatility of this costume, as it also allows you to wear again if ever you had to double as medieval court jester in a pantomime. Glorious!”

“Please also note the flattering V-shape of the blouse, which succeeds in bringing your bosom to the region of your waist ”

“Highly recommended for roles which require you to play the angel atop the Christmas tree.”

To read more and to see the costumes being described, go here.

no more sarcasm, my serious opinion

Liturgical dance costumes should be both modest and flattering. As we focus on worshiping God, our clothing should reflect the intent and rhythm of the dance whether it’s reverent worship or joyful upbeat praise. Modesty doesn’t have to equal frumpy or ugly (what I would consider most if not all of the costumes at the above link.) Wearing something unattractive would be as much of a distraction for the audience as dressing immodestly. Our garments of praise can and should be beautiful since the One who gave us dance and the One we dance for is a God of beauty.

2 thoughts on “liturgical costumes: the sarcasm and the serious

  1. WOW. Those are bad. Though, not gonna lie, I kind of dig the red nun suit. The liturgical costumes I have seen and thought were nice are just a long-sleeve leotard kind of top with a long flowy skirt attached. I would just *wear* those!

  2. Lol, the last photo reminded me of rain ponchos. Every time I’m browsing discount dance and I take a look in the liturgical section, I quickly run back to the ballet section. Why can’t liturgical be beautiful? I completely agree with your opinion on the matter! Modest does not have to be ugly.

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