i wanted to here some thoughts on the importance of gendered clothing. is it biblicaly wrong for women to wear clothing tailored for men? i know there’s a verse saying something along the lines of “men shouldn’t wear women’s clothes and vice versa blah blah blah” but that comes off to me more as “don’t try to look like a guy and trick people into thinking your a guy” ect. i reacently got some cargo shorts from the men’s department and my mum said something about make sure i wear a super girly top with them, and i got curious. i by no means am trying to apear male, and seeing as i have very long hair and am not exactly ‘flat chested”, i would be kind of hard to assume this! and i was wondering if wearing clothes from the men’s department would be considerd wrong. Thoughts?
|January 18, 2015 at 21:53|
I’ve wondered about this for a long time. Personally I agree that this verse is saying you shouldn’t try to look like you are the other gender, not that wearing specific clothes is bad. You can wear outfits that are entirely guys’ clothes and unisex clothes and still look like a girl.
|January 18, 2015 at 22:46|
^ Same, as long as you still look like a girl you’re fine. But, you know, I also wonder about those girls who naturally look guy-ish, what about them? If they wear jeans and a t-shirt (perfectly unisex clothing) wouldn’t they look like a guy?
|January 19, 2015 at 14:17|
^Perhaps it’s a heart issue? If you’re intentionally wearing men’s or unisex clothing to look like a guy that’s wrong, but if you’re just wearing it to be fashionable or comfortable it’s ok. I’m really not positive though, I’ll have to read the passage. Anyone have the reference?
|January 19, 2015 at 14:51|
It’s Deuteronomy 22:5.
I think it’s definitely a heart issue. Women should not dress to look like men, and vice versa. If you happen to look masculine, you’re not dressing to look like a man. It just happens. There is a huge difference (in your attitude) between trying to dress like the opposite gender and just happening to look a certain way.
Honestly, if it meant never ever being mistaken for a guy, it would be virtually impossible to keep. Unless you have a very pronounced feminine shape and/or wear tight clothes to show it, mistakes can be made and people think you’re a guy. I don’t look particularly masculine, but once I was on a climbing wall, wearing an oversized unisex t-shirt and (girls) cargo shorts and a couple guys saw me from behind and were absolutely shocked when I pulled off my helmet at the end and they realized I was a girl. Stuff like that happens. (Also, even if you have a boyish figure, things like your face, hair, and voice can tell people you’re a girl, which is how these guys figured out I was a girl.)
|January 19, 2015 at 15:25|
I agree with what these girls have said. 🙂 I’ve bought clothes from the men’s and boy’s sections, mostly because the girl’s section is discriminatory against female nerds who seriously want superhero, Harry Potter, and cheesy joke t-shirts. 😛 Like, COME on, at Kohl’s the other day, I was delighted to finally find a Marvel t-shirt in the girl’s section finally, and I tried it on to find it see-through (it was pink). -__-
So yeah…usually it’s simply a matter of not finding what you want/like in the girl’s section, clothing stores are not basing their sections off Biblical principle so that if you wander into the opposite gender’s section, you’re sinning. xD You’re all good. 🙂
|January 20, 2015 at 05:15|
I think that you can totally wear clothing from the boy’s section of the clothing store! It does not change who you are inside or as a person; it is simply an expression of your personality through expressive clothing. I agree with Mandi Pi entirely because it is so hard to find graphic tshirts that aren’t revealing for females. I know of plenty of devout Christian friends of mine that shop in the boy’s section 🙂 If you like the look of boy’s clothing, there is also more menswear-inspired clothing in the girl’s section (it tends to be a bit more fitted than its male counterparts yet is still absolutely adorable yet funky). I hope this helps!!!!!
|January 22, 2015 at 17:36|
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