I’ve always been a fan of men wearing three-piece suits and hats. I can’t afford to dress that way, but if I could I would. Any way, recently the subject of women, hats and prayer came up. Are women supposed to take off their hats during a prayer? I’d always been told that men were, because that pertained to me, but nothing on when women should or not.
Enter Syndi Seid and her Advanced Etiquette.
Historically churches required women to wear hats or scarves. Now, it is not as required. However, some churches encourage women to wear hats, and in some places it has become quite a lovely display across the entire sanctuary. It is considered disrespectful for men to wear hats in a Christian church.
Traditionally, women wearing fashion hats are not required to take them off. That said, unless they are small and tight around the head, they too should be removed when at a dining table or in a theatre, sporting event, or other places where they may hamper someone’s view or be disruptive to others. Large hats are generally for the outdoors, not indoors. Think hat civility!
So, there you go. I know you’ve just been dying to know that.