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Proper Dress for Temple

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I've been reading conflicting rules and suggestions. I'm coming to the experts for my final answer.

To enter a temple:

1. Do I need to wear something to cover my head...such as a scarf?
2. Is is okay to wear capri pants as long as they cover my knees mid-calf? Slacks and jeans seem hot. A sleeveless, loose fitting dress that covers my knees may be coolest as long as I bring a light-weight, long-sleeved "sweater" to cover my shoulders when entering the temple.
3. Because of heat, I plan to wear slip-on comfy sandals. I was told sandals are okay as long as you're wearing socks. ??? Once I remove the sandals to go into the temple, are the socks a rule or are they just protection for my feet?

Basically I was told by one person that everything must be covered except face and hands. Most guide books/websites say: Dress respectfully and only shoulders and knees must be covered.

Thanks to all...

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