Behind the Yearning for Zion Gates
Though the dresses may all look alike to people outside the ranch, the girls say each has its own unique traits. "To you they probably [look the same], but to us, we say, 'Where'd you get your dress?'"
The girls or their mothers sew their own dresses, which take about three days to make. The girls say they take the dresses off only at night, when they change into a nightgown to sleep. They say they even swim in them! "You get used to it," one girl says. "Pretty soon you learn how to work around it."