Marylike Standards of Modesty in Dress

  1. Marylike is modest without compromise, “like Mary,” Christ’s
  2. Marylike dresses have sleeves extending at least to the elbows,
    and skirts reaching below the knees.
  3. Marylike dresses require full coverage for the bodice, chest,
    shoulders and back; except for a cut-out about the neck not
    exceeding two inches below the neckline in front and in the
    back, and a corresponding two inches on the shoulders.
  4. Marylike dresses do not admit as modest coverage transparent
    fabrics—laces, nets, organdy, nylons, etc.,—unless sufficient
    backing is added. However, their moderate use as trimmings is
  5. Marylike dresses avoid the improper use of flesh-colored
  6. Marylike dresses conceal rather than reveal the figure of the
    wearer; they do not emphasize, unduly, parts of the body.
    Marylike dresses provide full coverage, even after jacket, cape
    or stole are removed.