Subject: Re: Covered shoulders for Italian churches
Hi Raul,

The wide strap dress you describe leaves shoulders exposed and would be cause for concern in some places. To avoid disappointment or debate be sure to take a long scarf or light cardigan to place around shoulders.

I found the 'dress code' that is supposed to ensure appropriate 'respect' may miss the mark somewhat. Shoulders may be covered; however, along with 'covered' shoulders I've seen bare backs, tops of thighs, significant cleavage and of course today's ultimate fashion statement - the naked and bejewelled midriff! Interesting!

Lesley Toronto, Canada