I know we’ve all had that lecture before.
“You need to wear longer shorts.”
“Put some leggings on!”
“Go change that outfit.”
“You’re not going out of the house like that.”
Most of the time our answer is, “but everyone else is wearing it,” or “it’s in style.” It’s so hard shopping for modest clothing as a girl, I know. I’ve wandered around Forever 21 trying to find something that will at least cover my belly button. Even though it’s hard to find, it’s worth it. Trust me, do not conform to the world’s average. Because the world’s average is wearing party clothes and attracting sin wherever you go.
The world says, “wear what you want to wear, nobody cares,” “if you have the body, show it off,” and “the more skin you show, the tighter your clothes are, the more guys will chase after you.”
Let’s talk about Modesty.
“A woman is not to wear male clothing, and a man is not to put on a woman’s garment, for everyone who does these things is detestable to the Lord your God.”
When you get dressed for the day, did you ever stop to think that you are living sanctuary? It doesn’t matter if we are going to church or not if Christ is living inside of us we should dress with honor and dignity.
“Don’t you know that your body is a sanctuary of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought at a price. Therefore glorify God in your body. “1 Corinthians 6:19-20
Christ has done a lot for us. Shouldn’t we take care of the gift we’ve been given?
What do you think modesty looks like?
Is it wearing long denim skirts? Is it having your hair up in a bun? Is it not being able to wear tank tops?
Girls, modesty is not just for propriety sake. Being modest is a form of beauty.
Beauty? Um, Anna, have you seen the latest “modesty trends?” Yes, I have and I think they are more flattering than the average short-shorts.
Here are some examples of modest clothing. Honestly, most of those outfits are saved on my Pinterest boards. Who else looks on Pinterest for outfit inspo?
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“[Beauty] should consist of what is inside the heart with the imperishable quality of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very valuable in God’s eyes.”
1 Peter 3:4
Being modest is wearing the inside out.