How to be Mormon and hip: The New York Times' guide to “breaking” the rules.

WHAT THE CHURCH SAYS
Many adult Mormons follow the practice of wearing the temple garment, which for men, means long boxer briefs and a scoop-neck T-shirt and, for women, knee-length shorts and a top with cap sleeves.
HOW TO GET AROUND IT
For men, tank tops are out, but you can stay on-trend in a button-down plaid shirt, rolled selvedge jeans and boat shoes. For women, one popular option is the “Zooey Deschanel look” — ruffled blouse, bow collar and a high-waisted pencil skirt.
WHAT THE CHURCH SAYS
Mormons are told not to “disfigure” themselves “with tattoos or body piercing.”
HOW TO GET AROUND IT
Cover up the tattoos or at least try a compromise, like getting a tattoo of a beehive, a Mormon symbol of working together for the common good.
WHAT THE CHURCH SAYS
No beards on missionaries or Brigham Young University students.
HOW TO GET AROUND IT
An allergic reaction to shaving, demonstrated by razor bumps, can score you a “beard card” at B.Y.U.
WHAT THE CHURCH SAYS
No consumption of alcohol, even at social functions.
HOW TO GET AROUND IT
Drink Pellegrino and don’t bother to correct other party guests who assume you are in recovery.

How to be Mormon and hip: The New York Times' guide to “breaking” the rules.

WHAT THE CHURCH SAYS

Many adult Mormons follow the practice of wearing the temple garment, which for men, means long boxer briefs and a scoop-neck T-shirt and, for women, knee-length shorts and a top with cap sleeves.

HOW TO GET AROUND IT

For men, tank tops are out, but you can stay on-trend in a button-down plaid shirt, rolled selvedge jeans and boat shoes. For women, one popular option is the “Zooey Deschanel look” — ruffled blouse, bow collar and a high-waisted pencil skirt.

WHAT THE CHURCH SAYS

Mormons are told not to “disfigure” themselves “with tattoos or body piercing.”

HOW TO GET AROUND IT

Cover up the tattoos or at least try a compromise, like getting a tattoo of a beehive, a Mormon symbol of working together for the common good.

WHAT THE CHURCH SAYS

No beards on missionaries or Brigham Young University students.

HOW TO GET AROUND IT

An allergic reaction to shaving, demonstrated by razor bumps, can score you a “beard card” at B.Y.U.

WHAT THE CHURCH SAYS

No consumption of alcohol, even at social functions.

HOW TO GET AROUND IT

Drink Pellegrino and don’t bother to correct other party guests who assume you are in recovery.