The Ugliest Vestments Ever Worn
The Ugliest Vestments Ever Worn

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By Nicholas G. Hahn III

We were knocking our heads together trying to think of a good follow-up to "The Ugliest Churches in the World" and "Even More Ugly Churches" when finally it dawned on us: look inside the churches.

So here you have it folks, some of the world's ugliest vestments worn by religious leaders of various confessions.

Fashion is not supposed to be a huge concern when clerics put on chausables to stand before their congregation, we naively thought. But the evidence proves otherwise. Some of these numbers are as innovative as any Paris fashion show.

It would be unjust not to acknowledge Christopher Johnson of the "Bad Vestments" blog, who has done yeoman's work collecting aesthetically awful clerical garments for our viewing displeasure. We've included his worst finds as well as many additions of our own.

Nicholas G. Hahn III is Editor of RealClearReligion. Follow him on Twitter @NGHahn3.


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