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scarves in churches.

Hi, I know shoulders need to be covered in most churches, and many people mention bringing a scarf to wrap around shoulders. I have one I like , but the fabric is " gauzey" in other words, see through almost, will this past muster or not. I just like it because it is pretty, but more importantly it squishes into nothing, unlike some of my other heavier scarves.

What do you think?

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Jill that is so funny, a map! ( really are people so silly)

Kent, these are men of the cloth, , I do not want them to break their vows by tempting them with my baby blue eyes, ROTFLOL

Posted by
70 posts

I'm sure it will do the trick.

What will NOT work is wrapping a map around your shoulders. I saw a young lady try to get away with that at St. Peter's. She got past the initial check, but she was stopped again before she actually got inside.

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101 posts

I always wore a short sleeved shirt and either a skirt (below knee) or capri pants. My husband and son wore zip off pants and would add the length on at the churches. It is a simple sign of respect and not really an inconvenience. Otherwise, a scarf would be appropriate, if you would prefer.

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It will work. There were many people who had thin scarves. I actually saw INSIDE St. Peters a mother and daughter who used napkins to create sleeves.

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Chrissie, I do realize I could wear a short sleeved shirt, but I am taking serveral NICE sleeveless tops( not just the super casual tank tops some people wear to the beach) as I assume we will encounter some hideously hot weather, going in July and all( I am not used to anything over 75 or so) . For the hour or two a day I will go in a church, I would like the option of just carrying a shoulder cover that is going to get me in.. My knees are not an issue, I cover them anyways , as minis on old ladies aren't my thing, LOL

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Pat - the scarf that I take with me to Italy is also fairly light & gauzy. Not see-through like cellophane but light enough to see skin through it. It was a great piece to take with me as I could put it in my purse when walking around and then take it out for the churches. The only other thing I worry about though is actually getting sunburned so be sure you bring some covered shoulder shirts too for the days you might be in the countryside, touring Pompeii, etc. You'll get a lot more sun there.

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Karen , good point about the sun, I do plan on bring some sunscreen, you know how burnt shoulders get just walking around sometimes..