I think she may be right, kitty cats:
Dear PeaceBang, I found your blog via Courtney Wilder’s piece in Sightings, and find your musings absolutely delightful! As a young Episcopal priest, I have been complaining for some time about clergy women’s frumpy clothing. Frumpy does not equal professional, nor does it in any way help our cause as women clergy. I do love your blog, and also must comment on one subject on which we may not agree. It seems to me that jeans may not go well with a clergy shirt, regardless of how nice those jeans may be. Far too often I see women clergy wearing “mom” style (high waisted, tapered leg) acid wash jeans (as though those aren’t bad enough on their own) with those horribly baggy black ALMY clergy shirts tucked in. But perhaps even nice jeans are a no-no? At any rate, thanks for your blog, and your wider ministry, too.
The last time I saw a young, hip minister chick in jeans and a clergy shirt, I thought the jeans were too snug by far. It isn’t that she didn’t look great, it’s that she looked somehow defiantly sexy and cool, which I thought created an unsettling and untrustworthy persona. There are so many other options. Why not choose a wise one? Sorry if I sound prim, pigeons, but I should not have aggressive visual access to your pelvis and thighs. It makes me wonder what needs you’re trying to get met with such an outfit. “I NEED TO STILL BE HOT,” is what I read, and that’s not a mature message.