LDS adults are asked to wear a specific set of underwear, called temple garments, to remind them about having a deeply personal relationship with God. And since they’re shaped like a loose t-shirt and shorts, the underwear also makes sure that Mormons dress modestly.
But the garments aren’t always comfortable, especially for women. According to one Mormon blog, the garments bunch up, show through clothing, and aren’t always snug, which leads to embarrassing problems during menstruation. Plus, Mormons are discouraged from making any alterations.
“I’m grateful that they are surveying members’ experiences and problems with their garments, because in my experience many people, especially women, are not satisfied with the fit or fabric of the garments,” Riess told HuffPost via email. “The quality could be improved.”