Modesty seems to be a sore subject among both women and men these days. It's one of those topics that I'm guessing most pastors wouldn't want to delve into. Who can blame them? Of course I know that the Bible doesn't give us a list of what we should and should not wear (although sometimes I wish God would give me his version of "What Not to Wear"), but I DO wish people would use a little common sense. As my girls get older, this is becoming more important to me. I want to be a good role model for them.
I like to look feminine, cute and stylish, but I don't like to be "hanging out" anywhere. I'm 5'7" and "hippy" as one oh so nice saleslady once put it. I don't wear shorts in public and now that I'm getting a little older I like to keep my knees and upper arms covered. Nobody wants to see cellulite. :) I've found that for my pear-shaped figure, skirts look better than jeans (not that I wear skirts or dresses every day). I DO have a really cute pair of wideleg capri pants (about ankle length), but like a complete idiot I painted in them, so they are now only fit for around the house. I don't like to wear anything tight or low cut. Now you can see why I have a terrible time finding anything to wear. Plus the fact that I'm always losing or gaining a few pounds...
So, in my quest for Christian fashion advice, I have come across some great posts that I know you will find very interesting and informative.
Terry says I'm All for Modesty, But I Hate Uniforms
Elizabeth talks about Modest Mommies
Mrs. Wilt is doing a Month of Modesty
Lady Lydia talks about the Deconstruction of Women's Clothing
Here is what I what I wore today and I think it looks nice. I had to put a tank top under the shirt (why is everything so low cut?).
By the way, I got the skirt on clearance for $2.99!
So, what are your thoughts on modesty?