Do Mormons Wear “Holy” or “Magic Underwear?”

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are a people that believe in being true and faithful to God. Many Mormon adults wear special undergarments as a reminder of the sacred promises they’ve made to God in the temple.

Mormons refer to these as garments or temple garments—there’s nothing magic about them. They are simple, white underwear (consisting of a top, like a t-shirt, and a bottom, like shorts) worn to symbolize and help the person remember the promises they’ve made to God, the promises to be a Christian. Here are a few videos from Mormons talking about the garment.

Are Religious Garments Unique to Mormons?

When it comes down to it, what many mistakenly refer to as “magic underwear” is nothing more than a religious garment. And when you look at it that way, Mormons are certainly not unique in their desire to wear something as a religious expression of their faith. Sometimes it’s the leaders, like in the case of Catholic priests or nuns, and sometimes it’s the members, like in the case of the yarmulke of some Jewish men, and the headwear of the Sikh.