Seasonal Skirt Hop: Top 10 Reasons to Dress Modestly!
10. Modesty can reflect who we are as a person. I know we are not to judge a book by its cover, but our external appearance is the first thing people see. If our skirt is conforming to our bodies or is revealing, what is the first thing people think of? I posted HERE about how modesty began in the heart. When modesty starts in the heart, it naturally will overflow to how she dresses.
9. Protect your brother in Christ. While each are responsible for his own sin, men are visual. Dressing modestly can help protect them. Honestly, I am a sister and I feel sorry for my brothers in Christ when a woman is nearby wearing next to nothing. A Godly man is no different. Of course he his trying to divert his eyes, but men are a product of their environment – meaning they are still human and will be tempted by fleshly desires when those desires are showcased. It is difficult on men ladies! We should care more!
8. Dressing Modest can protect you. Not in the way you’re thinking, although I do hold some belief that dressing modest can only help in that area. However, when dressing modestly it shows the world that you take purity serious. It shows that you went to great lengths to present yourself in a modest way. It also shows that you take sexual purity serious as well. If you are single and waiting on God to send your “one and only,” dressing modestly will attract the right kind of guy. If you’re looking for a nice man who respects you, dress for the occasion.
7. It sets a good example to others. Did you know that wherever you go and whatever you do, you are setting an example? Teens, young ladies, and young Christians need an example set for them on dressing modestly. I believe this should be part of our calling as Christian ladies to take a serious approach in setting an example of modesty. With the status of the world today and so many secular views concerning revealing clothing, setting a good example is even more important. It is important to take heed in dressing modestly. Young, impressionable girls watch videos of women wearing hardly nothing and grow accustomed to the popularity of the clothing. When a young girl dresses in the same manner they see the popular secular artists dressing, one thing leads to another. That girl will receive the attention from boys and men alike, often unwanted attention. Sound extreme? I beg to differ. Look at the shift in the world today and how women dress even in Christian circles. It is quite amazing, but not in a good way.
6. Modesty is not about dressing as unattractive as one thinks. As you can tell by my blog posts, you don’t have to dress in bags or or cover your body with window curtains to dress modestly. It is actually quite easy to dress modern, beautiful, attractive, and yet make it modest. It may take a while to find your style, but it gets easier! One reason I began this blog was to help other ladies in this area.
5. Mary Dressed Modestly. Mary, mother of Jesus, in my opinion was the epitome of modesty. Why wouldn’t we want to be more like her?
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4. It is NOT about your body. I want to address two points here. First, dressing modest doesn’t mean you’re ashamed of your body. One reason a woman dresses modestly is because of self-respect. Second, dressing modest takes the focus off “dressing sexy,” “looking hot,” and many of the other reasons for wearing revealing clothing. Instead, dressing modestly shifts the focus to glorifying our Lord and Savior.
3. Modesty is about WHO you worship. In 1 Timothy 2: 8-10, Paul addresses the church on preparing for worship. The scripture speaks about ladies dressing modestly. This is an act of worship. However, modesty doesn’t apply to only church. WE ARE the church. We are to be prepared to worship our Lord and Savior all the time. The scripture alludes to the importance of adorning ourselves in modest apparel at all time. Which brings me to the “come as you are” topic. When we take a close look at scripture, “come as you are” means to come with all your baggage, all your sins and all your transgressions to lay them at the feet of Christ. It doesn’t mean to roll out of bed and come as you are. Nor does it mean to dress in the clothes typically found in a Friday night club. A person’s choice of clothing is often an indicator of their heart. What do YOUR clothes say?
2. Women deserve to be respected. Ask your husband, family member or another male friend about the respect shown toward a woman wearing revealing clothing. Most men will not give women the respect they deserve because of the skimpy clothing they wear. It’s a fact. A man, by nature, will focus instead on the woman’s body and some men even go as far as fantasizing. It’s a fact. On the flip side, how much respect do you give the scantily dressed woman who is speaking to your husband? It’s not about casting judgement upon any individual. As wives, we want our husband’s eyes and focus to be cast upon us and only us.
1. It is a virtue. A virtuous woman who can find? Having modesty as a virtue glorifies the Lord!
So now I want to share with you some of the outfits I have been wearing!!!
This outfit gives a good transition to fall!
Hat: Fred Myer
Pink T-shirt: Christopher & Banks a few years ago
Plaid Button Down: Christopher & Banks
Sweater in bottom picture: Target
Shirt: Christopher & Banks
Shoes: You cannot see them but they are Coach Brand
HeadBand: Lilla Rose
Tank: Christopher & Banks
Sweater: Christopher & Banks
Skirt: Christopher & Bans
Boots: Ann Klein from the exchange
Sweater: This sweater is so nice! It has a modesty camisole built in! Bought at Christopher & Banks
Skirt: Christopher & Banks
Shoes: Coach Brand..love them!
I am wearing the same skirt in this outfit as outfit 1. I wanted to show you the same as in my other Seasonal Skirt posts, you do not have to have tons of clothes to make a wardrobe. This skirt is very versatile. 🙂
Headband: Lilla Rose
Turquoise tank: Christopher & Banks
Brown and Turquoise 3/4 length shirt: Christopher & Banks
Boots: Ann Klein
Also, go visit the other ladies who are part of this wonderful series! Here are their blogs:
Dusty at To the Moon and Back
Erin at For Him and My Family
Kyndra at Sticks, Stones, and Chicken Bones
Selena at Look! We’re Learning!
Mrs. Warde at Sceleratus Classical Academy
Melissa at Life Off the Paved Road
Dawnita at Fogleman Forerunner
Hilary at Our Homeschool Studio
Annette at In All You Do