SILVER SPRING, Md. — In a push to present a “unified Adventist look” to the outside world, Adventist leaders have ordered members to dress exactly like James and Ellen White.
Men have been asked to grow “truly magnificent James White-style beards” and both genders have been asked to shed modern dress for “Adventist pioneer garb that truly speaks to our unique identity as Seventh-day Adventists.”
A statement announcing the new denominational dress code claimed that Adventists no longer look “peculiar enough” in their mall-purchased clothing.
To help facilitate compliance with the new dress code, ABC stores around the world will stock period-appropriate Victorian day dresses, EGW-approved red dresses, top hats, bonnets and frock coats.
Fake beards will be available for facial hair-challenged men.