The LDS Church announces new dress standard for missionaries

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The dress standard has changed for missionaries, now allowing some elders to set their suit coat aside, according to Mormon Newsroom.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints made these changes only applicable to those serving in hot climates of the world, according to Fox News. While the elders are known around the world for their uniform appearance, which includes the suit coat, church officials think this is impractical in certain parts of the world.

This not only helps male missionaries live more comfortably in the warmer temperature areas, but also reduces the financial burden placed on families to purchase a suit, according to Mormon Newsroom. The missionaries that are called to serve in these areas will be notified in their call packets.

A full list of missions where suit coats are not required can be found on Mormon Newsroom.

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