What are the Mormom under garments?

Adult members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) who have been baptized may choose to participate in a religious ordinance called an 'Endowment'. Similar to baptism, the Endowment is a ceremony in which the Church member progresses in their religious development by making personal covenants with God. The Endowment ceremony takes place in Temples, rather than regular meetinghouses. As a reminder of the covenants made in the Endowment, the Church member will wear a garment under their regular clothing. The garment serves as a constant reminder of the covenants made in the Endowment ceremony, and serves as a way to promote modesty and virtue in the wearer.


There are rules regarding the garment, for instance it is not supposed to be shown to others who are not of the faith. It is meant to be worn against the skin under the person's regular clothing and not altered in any way to accommodate immodest fashions. It is treated as a sacred item and is therefore rarely spoken of outside of a religious setting. It is to be worn as consistently as possible, and is usually only taken off for bathing and swimming.

The garment also serves as a sort of 'priestly robe', as the Mormon Church has an all lay clergy. Those who wear the garment are all qualified to be leaders in the congregation, so wearing the garment would be similar to wearing a robe, collar, habit, or other type of clothing signifying that the person has devoted their life to religious pursuits (similar to the way that many pastors, priests, nuns, etc might wear special clothing to signify their religious devotion or duties).

Church members today purchase garments at cost (or receive them free of charge, if they cannot afford to purchase them) from the Church, which manufactures them in a variety of sizes and fabric options. Historically, the Church distributed a sewing pattern and Church members made their own. They are always white, except in the case of military personnel, who may purchase them in a military-approved tan color.
Adult members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) who have been baptized may choose to participate in a religious ordinance called an 'Endowment'. Similar to baptism, the Endowment is a ceremony in which the Church member progresses in their religious development by making personal covenants with God. The Endowment ceremony takes place in Temples, rather than regular meetinghouses. As a reminder of the covenants made in the Endowment, the Church member will wear a garment under their regular clothing. The garment serves as a constant reminder of the covenants made in the Endowment ceremony, and serves as a way to promote modesty and virtue in the wearer.


There are rules regarding the garment, for instance it is not supposed to be shown to others who are not of the faith. It is meant to be worn against the skin under the person's regular clothing and not altered in any way to accommodate immodest fashions. It is treated as a sacred item and is therefore rarely spoken of outside of a religious setting. It is to be worn as consistently as possible, and is usually only taken off for bathing and swimming.

The garment also serves as a sort of 'priestly robe', as the Mormon Church has an all lay clergy. Those who wear the garment are all qualified to be leaders in the congregation, so wearing the garment would be similar to wearing a robe, collar, habit, or other type of clothing signifying that the person has devoted their life to religious pursuits (similar to the way that many pastors, priests, nuns, etc might wear special clothing to signify their religious devotion or duties).

Church members today purchase garments at cost (or receive them free of charge, if they cannot afford to purchase them) from the Church, which manufactures them in a variety of sizes and fabric options. Historically, the Church distributed a sewing pattern and Church members made their own. They are always white, except in the case of military personnel, who may purchase them in a military-approved tan color.