A friend once told me, "the brighter the lipstick, the more a woman’s hurting and trying to cover it up."
There’s no need to cover it up with God. Like that song says from Pocket Full of Rocks, “Come as you are, all your broken pieces, all your shameful scars.”
I get why you don’t feel comfortable doing that though. A lot of folks think church is a “museum for the good people instead of a hospital for the broken” (Jefferson Bethke)
I remember as a kid that I had one special pair of shoes just for church, I called them my “Sunday Shoes”. They went “clickety clak” on the laminate square floor of the children’s church building. I only got to wear them one day a week, on Sunday. The day I dressed up and my daddy would wear a suit.
There's no such thing as Sunday Shoes anymore, not even the pastor is wearing a suit, and I honestly think it’s a good thing. There’s a story in the USAToday about the impact a casual church can have.
I understand the whole reverence thing, and bringing your best for God by dressing up at church. But, there’s also this opportunity to be casual and come as you are to make it more comfortable for others to do the same. To make people who don’t own Sunday Shoes or a Suit feel comfortable to visit.
This makes me want to put up a sign on the front doors of every church, “No Sunday Shoes, No Problem”