Hello all. I have seen many types of “Appearances” in the Masses of my parish. I have seen Traditional African Clothing, Traditional Indian Clothing, “short-shorts” and shorts, I believe a Mohawk and some gothic clothing, sweaters and hoodies, and a lot of casuals. Of course, there are people who dress rather formally in my parish during mass, but I am just sharing with you some of the examples I have seen. I, myself, wear somewhat casual collar shirts, khaki pants, a digital watch, my most formal looking rubber shoes, and a fedora (I do not wear it during mass of course). I also shave in the morning before I go to mass and clean my glasses.
My question to you is this: Does the Church regulate what one may look like during Mass? Would it be sinful for me not to wear my very best clothing to Mass? If I come to mass with dirty glasses or an unclean, unshaven face, then would I have sinned? I thank you all in advance for your answers.