Mormon Garments and Religious Clothing

Many religious groups and individuals wear special clothing to show their commitment to God. These groups include Roman Catholics, Sikhs, Muslims, Mormons, and many more. Religious clothing often represents a religious commitment that an individual makes to God. Some religious clothing can also serve as a reminder of certain codes of conduct that the individual should adhere to. Mormons wear their garments as a reminder of their commitment to God. 

 In the Mormon Church, temple garments were introduced in Nauvoo when the first temple ceremonies were initiated by Joseph Smith. Mormons who make covenants or promises to God in temples receive garments as a sign of their commitments. Mormon garments are sacred to the people who wear them. 

Mormons believe in the agency or choice of every person to make covenants and wear garments. To Mormons, garments are an outward symbol of an inner commitment to follow Christ. The garment is also a symbol of the protection of the atonement of Jesus Christ