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Hi, my name is Kevin Williams and I am owner of Oasis Newsfeatures and editor of The Amish Cook newspaper column.

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  1. J

    A Chapel Veil (doily) would be most appropriate unless tattoos, piercings, brightly colored hair would show, then a full headscarf would be called for.

  2. Carol Crowe Phillips

    I believe the advice you gave is as accurate as possible in light of the question being asked. I know most Mennonites simply prefer that you be who you are (i.e. don’t try to dress like them just because you are there) but that you do dress respectfully and modestly. All that I have ever met wanted someone to wear the veiling only if they were doing so for the right reasons. I would assume that Amish would take a somewhat similar view of this–with perhaps one exception. Certain groups might see it as wrong or misrepresenting of oneself to wear the Amish type covering when one is not actually a part of the Amish church. I recall reading this in several books that I have here put out by Pathway. So, perhaps, just a simple veiling would be best in this. These can be purchased or easily made. There are numerous free patterns online for one similar to the picture in the article.

    1. Kevin

      Yep, that was my fear, about misrepresenting oneself…there’s a fine line between showing respect and going too far and inadvertently being disrespectful….conservative and even an element of Plain would be OK, but full-throttle Amish garb, probably not…


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