It depends on what subsection of Pentecostal church you are talking about. When I was little my mother attended a Pentecostal church that MEI which is very strict and they believe that woman cannot wear pants, only skirts, as well as no jewelry or makeup and you had to have your hair long. The men basically had to be decent, no re all dress code for them. But now we attend a church that is Pentecostal in beliefs but not MEI and not strict in that dress code sense. I personally belief that dress code is a personal matter and that people should be able to chose what they want to wear. But at the same time you have to be mindful that as children of God we have to be the example and the light. We have to stand out against the crowd. So we have to preserve our bodies and be careful the way we dress ourselves. Nothing basically that would make a man or woman lust after you. Be yourself but have standard and be prudent.
Women: no makeup or perfume, jewelry (a wedding ring is OK) or ornate hairstyles; if at all possible, wear a dress with a skirt AT LEAST 1/2 way between ankle and knee, but preferably down to the ankle; wear flat shoes (preferred) or shoes with a heal no higher than about 1/2 - 1". Bring your Bible!
Men: suit if possible; if not, slacks and a dress shirt/tie; no jewelry (wedding ring = OK); do not wear cologne/aftershave. Bring your Bible!
These are very conservative folks, so no loud colors, bright patterns or outlandish styles.
Around here the guys are pretty much like everyone else.
course most men don't go around naked to get women shock up.
women wear long dresses or skirts and blouses with long sleeves. Not tight or revealing. They don't cut their hair and wear it up on top of there head in a bun or a bunch of curls.
Heavy stockings and full shoes not sandals or anything bare feet. Some wear bonnets. We have some Amish who dress that way to. Those men wear beards.
You can be modest in your dress without wearing a Berk.
I guess the Jehovah's Witnesses women here dress in dresses and skirts and blouses, nylons and oxford shoes.
Don't usually see them in sandals. For awhile they wore their skirts about mid calf length but they have went back to full length skirts.
I know why sandals are not popular here between the chiggers that bite and the blister beetles and pit vipers we have a lot of poisonous snakes here flees and ticks.
long full skirts and heavy socks are smart thing to wear when you are walking to peoples doors through tall grass.
Personally I would think it is dangerous to do anyway.
I grew up AOG---back then, it was long pants for men, no sleeveless tops, short skirts, pants in church, pierced ears or excessive makeup for women.
United Pentecostals were more strict---long sleeves for everyone, all the time, no shorts for anyone, ever, no pants or skirts above the knee for women, and women didn't cut their hair (the older ones would wind it around a Quaker Oatmeal canister and pin it up into a "UPC 'do" . . . seriously!) or wear ANY makeup.
I'm sure they've both changed a bit in the last 30 years, though.
Something flame retardant:
All that "fire and brimstone".
Seriously, for men, I'd do casual but nice slacks, and a button down shirt (short sleeves okay), light color better.
Shoes, loafers, or dressy, solid colored lace up sneakers.
For women, wear a skirt with a hem that falls below the knee, but not longer then mid calf (for comfort), a blouse or top that isn't too low cut (obviously), just fairly conservative, probably not sleeveless and a soft jacket, not too tailored, for cooler weather. Or a dress is fine, just keep it loose and comfortable. Stay away from really bright colors or anything flashy. Wear nice, low heeled shoes (flats would be great), again keep it comfortable. And, not too much jewelry - nothing dangle or fussy. Just keep it simple, nice looking and comfortable.
This is a standard dress code for any conservative situation you're going into that you're unsure of, and you don't want to err to far one way or the other.
No shorts (pants only)
No facial hair or long hair (mostly all ear length)
No jewelry except watches, wedding rings and class rings depended on the pastor, some allowed them and some did not
No pants or shorts of any kind, only skirts and dresses below the knee (some said ankles, and some counted splits as well, again depends on the pastor/church) Coulotts were allowed, (but why???)
No make up at all (well except chap stick and/or clear lip gloss and clear nail polish)
No jewelry except watches and sometimes wedding rings or class rings
Fake nails sometimes if they were natural or french (not colored (but again depends on the pastor/church)
Cannot cut hair at all
Also no piercings or tats on anyone
Not sure about dying hair (depends on pastor again)
Oh, and sleeves were an issue too (men and women). Nothing stroppy or sleeveless. Some said long sleeves only, some said sleeves to the elbow or longer and some were OK with short sleeves (to a point), but never sleeveless.
Different churches varied and a great many people did not always follow it, but rather lied and condemned one another with it. (Just my personal experience) Although not all are like that.
Although there are some holdouts, many Pentecostal churches, at least the Church of God and the Assemblies of God, are not teaching that anymore. The old timers are the ones least likely to change though. That teaching was never Biblical anyway, but rather a legalistic teaching of church leaders.
the bible says that a woman isn't supposed to cut her hair that is given to her for a covering and it is her glory. it also says that a woman isn't to wear clothes that pertains to a man- in bible days the men wore a " skirt" of sorts and they would gird up their loins meaning they would bring it up to look like pants. women don't wear makeup or jewelry. we do this in obedience to the word of God and to separate ourselves from the world. it can be a great witness.