April Young-Bennett, @TheExponent blogger, shares “a pretty fringe position” on #LDS women’s garments @HowStuffWorks.

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1879 garment

The Sacred History of ‘Mormon Underwear’, How Stuff works
By: Dave Roos | Oct 24, 2022

April Young-Bennett
April Young-Bennett
April Young-Bennett is the author of the Ask a Suffragist book series and host of the Religious Feminism Podcast. Learn more about April at


  1. It’s important to understand history to understand today. I think it’s time to make women’s garments sleeveless. Seems reasonable, just as there was a time for shorter legged garments.

  2. Interesting article. Interesting, too, that a priestholding apologist mansplains that “his wife loves wearing the garment and what it represents.” It comes across as a passive/agressive admonition that righteous women will be like his wife. I’m not like his wife.

  3. It is an honor and a privilege to wear garments, and if I were asked to start wearing garments with full sleeves to the wrist, and went down to my ankles I would happily wear them. They provide protection that nothing else does.

    • Garments are symbolic of our personal commitment to the gospel of Jesus Christ, in the same way the skull cap hair covering is symbolic of Jewish peoples commitment to their religion. Symbols of any kind can be changed and they still represent the same thing. The protection garments provide is provided by our commitment to follow Jesus Christ, not by the specific symbol.

      I also feel it is an honor and privilege to wear garments. Just as the symbolic ceremony in the temple can be changed to represent the same thing, so can garments.

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