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What Do Jehovah's Witnesses Wear?

  • Dress code for Kingdom Halls
  • Dress code for preaching door to door
  • Can women wear pants to church?
  • Can they wear blue jeans, shorts, running shoes, etc?
  • Appropriate clothing

Dress Code.

In the USA, Canada, and other countries, inappropriate clothing typically includes:

  1. Tee shirts
  2. Casual shirts
  3. Shorts
  4. Pants (if you're a woman)
  5. Sweats
  6. Running shoes
  7. Blue jeans, etc.

Overly casual clothing is considered inappropriate at Kingdom Hall worship services and preaching door to door.

The dress code will depend on the customs of local people. Jehovah's Witnesses do not want to 'stumble' someone or put the organization in a negative light by wearing clothing that is inappropriate. Neat grooming and good personal hygene is also expected.

Therefore their dress code is business to dressy attire. Women do not wear pants because men are responsible for taking the lead. Men wear dress pants to Kingdom Halls. Women wear skirts or dresses. See Equality

Dress Code For Men.

  • Suits
  • Dressy shirts
  • Ties
  • Dress shoes
  • Short hair

Dress Code For Women.

  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Sweaters

Very short skirts and dresses are not appropriate. Neither are tops with low cut necklines. Clothing is expected to be neat, clean, and modest.

What Do Jehovah's Witnesses Wear To Kingdom Halls?

Males typically wear suits, dress shirts, dressy shoes, and ties. Women wear dresses or skirts. Jehovah's Witnesses typically do not wear blue jeans, sweats, shorts, running shoes, etc to Kingdom Halls for worship. They can wear those things of course if they're not there for worship. e.g. they might be there to clean, fix, paint, do clerical work, meet friends, etc.

'Overly casual attire is immodest and inappropriate for worship. Worn-out book bags and dog-eared or soiled Bibles also detract from the Kingdom message.' Watchtower Nov 1, 1987, 'Are You Remaining Clean in Every Respect?', par 6.

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