Because of budget and luggage restrictions and limited closet space, you should plan and purchase your clothing carefully. Outfits should consist of professional suits, skirts, blouses, jackets, sweaters, and dresses. Clothing should be attractive, colorful, tailored to fit well, and conservative in style. Choose colors and patterns that you can mix and match with a variety of outfits. See examples of suits, jackets, and dresses.
Blouses and Tops
If leaving your shirt untucked, ensure that the bottom of the shirt presents a tailored, professional appearance. You may layer shirts under blouses and tops to increase modesty; however, undershirts should not be noticeably longer than the top layer. Avoid sloppy, tight, or casual styles. Do not wear T-shirts, sweatshirts, golf-style shirts, casual shirts, or shirts with low necklines. Sleeves should fully cover the shoulder and the upper portion of the arm, including the underarm, to cover the garment. Shirts with cap sleeves should not be worn alone, but may be worn under blouses or tops to increase modesty. See examples of blouses and tops.
Skirts should fully cover the entire knee (front and back) when you are standing or sitting. Slits should not be above the knee when standing or sitting. If you serve in a mission where bicycles are used, choose skirts with sufficient fullness and length for comfort and modesty while biking. Do not wear floor-length skirts, pants, or pantsuits. See examples of skirts.
Coats, hats, gloves, and scarves should fit well, look professional, and be appropriate for the climate and condition of your mission. See examples of coats.
In colder climates, you may wear dark, conservative-colored leggings; however, they should only be worn under longer skirts to increase warmth. Wear boots or similarly colored nylons to avoid showing the bottom of the legging.