These are the standards that I have personally set for myself. It has been a process. Some things have changed over time. I have tried different things. I discovered a beauty in modesty I never knew existed. I feel that the world’s definition of modesty is not the same as God’s. Before becoming a Christian at 17 I definitely dressed immodestly. I thought nothing of wearing short shorts and low cut tank tops because I wanted to dress sexy. Then after becoming Christian, I thought I was modest. According the world’s standards I was, but the Lord has convicted me on a more appropriate way for his daughters to dress. I wanted to share that with you. There seems to be a growing number of women in all types of churches who are interested in dressing more modestly and may not know where to start so I hope this blog can be helpful to someone.
Why be modest?
Standards or guidelines
Who sets the standards?
God set the standard. I feel that modesty is a conviction of the spirit rather than a checklist. The list I have here is what I feel God has convicted me of. Find some godly women in your church that can help teach you how to dress with modesty while still keeping your own style. We are not meant to be cookie cutters. We all have our own style. Make your own fashion statement.
What are my standards? These are completely my own. I would not tell anyone else they have to follow my standards of modesty. It's your life. Dress your own way.
How do you go about starting to dress more modestly?
First of all, pray. Let God lead you in how he wants you to dress.
Secondly, give yourself some time. It is a big transition. Have fun shopping. You’ll soon find that you love wearing modest outfits and have no desire to wear the clothes that are too revealing.
And lastly, keep your own style. I’m not telling you to dress like other people. You’ve got your own personality and your own fashion. You don’t have to dress preppy, wear high heels, and go through tons of hairspray. A tie dye tee shirt and a maxi skirt are just as modest. Be yourself.
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