I’m sure many girls and guys on here have read some of the articles on here about “modesty.” You have probably thought at some point or another, “ Well how am I supposed to be fashionable and even in style if I have to cover up and not be in the moment of what is in?” Well that’s an easy answer. Let me explain it to you.
Style for clothing has many definitions to the world. Such as….
- A distinctive appearance, typically determined by the principles according to which something is designed.
- Elegance and sophistication
- Arrange in a particular way
But let us break the word “Style” down to an even better definition. One we all can relate too.
Everything you do in life should glorify our God and Savior. But also you are showing who God is. If showing who God is involves dressing like a “modest” man or woman then do it. This shows who you are inside out. If you dress a certain way that shows your God, then you will be showing not just godliness, but also your personality inside and out.
Too Tight or Reveling
Don’t start pointing fingers on whose wearing what which way. Guess what. We all do it. Even if it’s by accident. What is both too tight and reveling? They can go hand in hand. Girls and guys, too tight can be anywhere on your body. Just name it. If you are having problems getting into, getting out of, walking, running, breathing or anything along those line, the clothes are too tight. Please don’t give us the imagination of what you look like underneath everything. Girls, every time you wear a tight shirt or tight jeans, you are giving yourself a free ticket to being what we all don’t want to be. AN ITEM! If you wear things like that you are going to show a little more than we want to see. I have talked to some guys and they say that they love seeing a girls who doesn’t show anything because then it makes them more curious about who you are and they then get to know the real you. Why wouldn’t we want someone to get to know us for who we are? I have such a difficult time buying clothing. I am thin in some areas and thicker in some areas. I can be a size x-small in some clothing but then I put it on and need a large. BUY THE LARGE! But before you wear it out of the house, sew it or even pin it to your size of your waist and chest. Yes, I know it’s difficult. But you can do it. Boys, please wear something that doesn’t take away the whole idea of who you are. Please make your pants at least comfortable so us girls who want to do something with you can. But don’t make them loose enough so they’re down below your waist. I then can’t focus on your sweet smile and personality.
Yielding to Your Parents Authority
Ok yes this is a hard one. You are now thinking “But my parents have awful taste in clothing.” Guess what. You can still go by their rules in this, but also keep the whole point of being in style. I’m age 20 now and my parents have taught me to be in style and even modest. My mom and I find new ways to give our new, modest, and even stylish clothing a little something to it. No matter what you can dress a plain shirt up with a vest, or jewelry, or belt, or hair piece, shoes, sweet jeans, boots, sneakers, socks, cologne, perfume or whatever crimps your style. You then have multiple options to make it you own.
Loving to Your Christian Brothers and Sisters
Girls, Every time your shirt goes a little deeper than it ought to or your pants go a little past the bottom of your back or you show a little more skin on your waist or show a little of skin in an area you know someone would be into it, you have just made a guy sin. It says in the Bible that when a man lusts ( or looks) at a woman he has just committed adultery in his heart. Every time you wear something that doesn’t look “right” girls, you just made a guy fall. Same thing for you guys. Please give us girls a break. Wear something that we can focus on your heart and not your body. Sorry, but I’m one of those girls who really love a guy for his personality.
Make your clothing this! Make it who you are. You are an excellent creature God has made. If God made you a classic, or gothic, or preppy, or sweet, or rock n roll, or country or whatever you call your own style, make it excellent. Just like you! You can do any style, make it modest, and even express yourself. That’s what we should want.
I hope this reminds all of you that style can be so much more. It is possible to make style a part of modesty.