When it comes to outfitting women in the clergy, Matthew F. Sheehan has got you covered. Our selection of cassocks, surplices and cinctures for ladies is designed with the female form in mind. Our uniquely tailored items are made to be particularly flattering for ladies, allowing women in the church to feel confident and in control of their clothing selections.
Cassocks are a type of ankle length robe worn by members of the clergy. Our women’s cassocks are similar to traditional designs, but are specifically fitted for women. Modern cassocks are designed to be close-fitting, so getting the proper proportions for a women’s body is an important consideration when choosing a garment.
Surplices are simple white liturgical vestments. They are typically looser fitting and are often made with wide sleeves. The shift extends to the ankles and may be decorated along the hem or sleeves. Cassocks are available with or without collars.
The cincture is a type of fastener that is used in a similar manner to a belt. It is available in a variety of styles and colors. The color of the piece usually corresponds to the liturgical season. Cinctures may be made in a style similar to rope or it may be several inches wide. Several lengths are available including extra-long cinctures.
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