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Below, is the dress code that is to be followed for the Confirmation ceremony.

Please keep in mind that this is a church event and should not be compared to the dress style that would be appropriate for a graduation or a prom.

Please use good judgment in selecting your attire.

Ladies Dress Code:
Ladies are to wear either a blouse and skirt of conservative length or a dress of the same fashion. Dress slacks and blouse, sweater or jacket are permissible, however, blouses must be tucked into the waistband of the slacks or must overlap the slacks in such a way that waist and midriff are completely covered.

Shoulders are to be covered – no spaghetti straps or sleeveless blouses.   Necklines should be conservative. No open back dresses or tops. Sheer or see through wraps are not an acceptable cover up for sleeveless or spaghetti strap blouses and dresses.

Color is choice of the candidate.

Men’s Dress Code:
Men are to wear a dress shirt of any color, dress pants (of the proper waist size and inseam length) and tie. Sports jackets are optional. A belt and dress socks should also be worn.

Shoe Code:  THIS APPLIES TO BOTH MEN AND LADIES

NOT TO BE WORN:    Sneakers, boots of any kind, hiking shoes, sandals or flip-flops.

Shoes should be of a dressy nature. Ladies shoes should be of a conservative heel height. Open toed dress shoes for ladies are acceptable.

PLEASE NOTE:   
Any candidate considered to be improperly dressed by any staff member of Mount Carmel Parish, the bishop or the bishop’s staff will be asked to change prior to the ceremony.

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