Growing up, going to church on Sunday meant well-covered clothing – most likely a dress or pleated midi skirt, never pants and of course a head scarf because that was just the rules at church. It was just the way it is. You weren’t going to leave the house without a head cover of some sort and even if you managed to escape the scrutiny of my dad, you didn’t want to be the one aberration and have everyone staring at you.
My mom was born and raised a Catholic but I grew up attending the Anglican church in the neighborhood with my family. My dad was raised as an Anglican so that meant we were automatically Anglican.
I haven’t been to an Anglican church in over eight years but I definitely remember Saturday nights searching for what to wear to church, the lengthy hymns and oh, the scarf problems! because I didn’t exactly like having to always go through the stress of finding a scarf that matched my outfit.
Over time, I got into university and could finally decide where I wanted to worship. I ended up getting sucked into the “Pentecostal” life. Getting acclimatized to the fact that I don’t have to be so uptight about my church outfit and can even wear pants to church hasn’t been the easiest. I subconsciously always still gravitate towards midi skirts especially pleated midi skirts that go below my knees.
All that backstory was maybe just to give you a glimpse of my childhood church experience and maybe also let you all know that I’m not new to this pleated midi skirt life haha.
I wore this to church the other Sunday and decided to “blog it” also! This look might feel a bit familiar, that’s because it’s an upcycled version of this denim dress outfit . Remember the very first time I featured the denim dress on my blog here? I mentioned that I already had a couple of ways I planned to style it. Well, here’s one of it.
I basically just threw on this prints pleated midi skirt, accessorized with my Kurt Cobain sunshades (which my friend said made me look like an Alien. lool) and called it a day. I’ve styled the skirt previously on the blog here and here but I think so far, this is my favorite of all the looks.
Check them out and let me know which you prefer
Also, did you have a similar childhood church experience? And what’s your church style like? Are you more of an Ankara/Iro and Buba to church person, skirt and blouse or dress person?
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