Let this be a lesson to any of you atheists who have to go to church for whatever reason.
Don’t dress up.
Unlike what you see on The Simpsons, people don’t do that anymore.
Sunday morning attire now consists of jeans and a t-shirt. Flip-flops are ok. And probably Crocs. I don’t know.
But nice frilly dress with ruffles?
Monica found this out the hard way:
… Let me just preface this by stating that when I decided to attend this church function I was operating under the ill conceived assumption that women still get dressed up for church. I had a picture in my mind of what bible study women dressed like: frilly dresses, big hats, white gloves, panty hose, and pearls, you know, that sort of thing. So I approached the decision about my attire like, “Hey, I clearly do not fit in with these people but I’ll be damned if I can’t dress the part.” What an ass.
Just close your eyes for a moment and think El Torito Hostess. Remember the way the staff dressed at that restaurant? Those shiteously bright colored peasant dresses with the white ruffles underneath and those big bold patterns that made you feel drunk even before you wrapped your lips around your first margarita. Well suffice to say that the only accessory missing from my brilliant ensemble were four menus and a pitcher of water…
… In hindsight, I should have taken the hint that I had made a tragic fashion error when I got into my sister in laws car and the first thing she said was, “My! Don’t you look fancy!”
It didn’t get much better after that, but Monica made the most of it.
Has anyone else experienced a church fashion faux pas?
The only one I really had was accidentally wearing all black to a service. But no one seem to care. Like Monica, I was one of the more dressed up people around me.
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