The Church has announced exceptions to the dress standards for young men serving as missionaries.

“Missionary attire has regularly adapted over time according to location, style and custom,” said Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and chairman of the Missionary Executive Council. “These exceptions are a continuation of that process. In all our considerations, we keep top of mind the missionary’s calling to represent Jesus Christ, their health and safety, and the cultural sensitivities of the places where they serve.”

missionary clothing exceptions

In approved teaching areas, elders may be able to wear a white or plain blue dress shirt with or without a tie. These exceptions will be determined by Area Presidencies. Missionaries will be notified by their mission president if these exceptions apply to their teaching area.

Read more in the article “Exceptions to Dress Standards Announced for Young Male Missionaries” on the Church’s Newsroom.


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