Throughout its long and rich history, the Catholic church has amassed a large amount of ceremonies and traditions. One of these traditions is the outfits worn by members of the church. In fact, some of the most enduring images of the Catholic church are of vested priests, monks and nuns.
Probably the most public and well-known representatives of the Catholic church are nuns. A nun is recognizable due mainly to the habit that she wears daily. The nuns habit is comprised of a coif, which covers the hair, and a wimple, which covers the cheeks and neck. Often, the coif and wimple are covered with a black veil. There is also the "Holy Habit," which is the floor-length robe and long sleeves.
A clerical is the outfit a priest will wear when he is not performing Mass, and it makes a priest easily identifiable. A clerical outfit is comprised of a black shirt and black pants, with a white collar that lays under the collar of the shirt. A priest should wear this outfit when he is on duty and in public.