May 13th, 2013 | By admin
by Katt Anderson
Recently we had a comment about modesty. Where do you find modest clothes? That’s the ones that cover a girl and does not bring attention to her. It is very hard. This is what I would tell teen girls.
First let’s look at modesty. How modest is modest? Do you influence others by what you wear? How do you sit? Do you want others to follow your example?
According to Merriman-Webster’s Dictionary, modesty is: freedom from conceit or vanity: propriety in dress, speech, or conduct. Personally, I like the second definition better, since we are talking about our modest dress. Propriety is what is socially acceptable. Although we let immodesty reign in our society, it doesn’t make it acceptable.
When we look at modesty in the Bible, it says this in 1 Timothy 2:8-10 we read,
8 I desire therefore that the men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting; 9 in like manner also, that the women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with propriety and moderation, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or costly clothing, 10 but, which is proper for women professing godliness, with good works. From that, we must be clothed sensibly, not bring attention to ourselves as some of the idol worshipers did.
It is so hard in this world to find decent clothes. You have to search to find a dress or blouse that is not too low necked. If you do find something you like that does have a lower neck, get a camy to go under it. Sometimes we have to alter the neckline of a shirt to make it fit right, instead of gaping open. exposing ourselves. You may have to take up the straps of a camy to make it higher at the neck. The most important advice I have for you is to try the clothes on before you buy them. They may look so cute on the hanger, but hang wrong on you.
When you are trying on clothes, check the mirror in the dressing room. Sit down on the bench and see how the shirt looks in a sitting position. Look at how the skirt falls when you are sitting. If it rides up, it is too short. Also, lift your arms up. If the shirt shows your belly, it’s too short, and if the skirt rises up, it is too short. Cross you legs in the dressing room when you sit down. What does the skirt show? If it is showing a lot of leg, forget it, no matter how much you like it.
As a Christian, we are an example to the world. What we do, how we dress, and how we speak influences others. Even guard the look on your face. This is how people perceive you. The only thing they know you by is the look on your face. Have a happy face on at all times.
Young ladies, I want you to be modest. Don’t be afraid to cover yourself in decent clothes, even if no one else is doing it. Be an example of a Christian girl to others.