Unofficial translation, due to both folks having interest in the topic and the sheer amount of smoke-blowing the subject brings up.
I was notably interested in #III, since I had a problem with it in school. (My sense of modesty did not play well with “normal” clothes; don’t get me started on swimsuits vs supportive underthings, a shirt and shorts.)
A lot is said about supposed Vatican or papal documents on feminine modesty in dress. But the Internet is not exactly great on providing exact information. So here I present a literal (but unofficial) translation of an actual Vatican document.
(The bad news is that the OCR is terrible, and the book is not in public domain in the US. I will try to find an original volume or some microfilm, if I can remember to do it.)
You can find the Latin document in Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Vol. 22 (1930), on pages 26-28.
Instruction to Diocesan Ordinaries:
“De inhonesto feminarum vestiendi more”
(aka “On a degrading custom of female dress”)
Issued by: The Congregation of the Council (Sacra Congregatio Concilii — now subsumed into the Congregation of the Clergy)
Unofficial translation: Maureen S. O’Brien
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