|Subject: Re: Covered shoulders for Italian churches|
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