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Care_bear

Care_bear

My dad and I got into an argument because he said this dress I bought is too short. I am turning 16 but he still insists that my dresses always come to my knees. The dress I want to wear is only an inch and a half above my knees and it is loose so it doesn’t look bad. He told me to find out what other Christians recommend and maybe he will think about it. The only problem is that I need a dress by next Saturday and it’s really hard to find a dress long enough for him so I need to know if I can wear this dress SOON. Thanks 🙂

February 4, 2015 at 04:36
Nate

Nate

I always wear skirts that are about two inches above my knees. Why should it matter what “other Christians think”? That should never be the reason for or for not doing anything. You both need to find out what your own standards are, and you need to make up your own minds regardless of what anyone else might think. In MY (and my parent) opinion if you can cross your legs comfortably, and not have to worry about the wind blowing up your skirt then you can wear it. You can even wear spandex shorts under yours skirt if you want the extra security. If not then you just need to wear leggings under it.

February 4, 2015 at 07:26
chloe523

chloe523

I think that it depends on the occasion and how comfortable you are. Personally, I’m okay with wearing dresses a few inches above my knees, but you have to respect what your dad thinks is okay as well. Tell him that you feel like there’s nothing wrong with a dress that cuts above the knee and that you feel comfortable in it. And like Nate said, you can always wear shorts or leggings or spandex under the dress if that will make your dad feel better.

February 4, 2015 at 13:15
AdventureGirl

AdventureGirl

Modesty isn’t measured by inches; it’s measured by your heart. If you act appropriately and your intentions are pure, there’s no need to be obsessive about your clothing length. I find most modesty standards extremely legalistic.

February 4, 2015 at 17:25
lovely56798

lovely56798

I prefer my dresses to be below my knees,So,,,,i think you should listen to your dad.

February 4, 2015 at 18:02
Broken Vessel

Broken Vessel

I go for finger-tip length for most occasions, and 3 inches above the knee for church. Those were the dress code requirements back when I was in high school, and the dress code was pretty strict. So I figured if it’s appropriate for school, then it’s appropriate for the mall, movies,etc

February 13, 2015 at 07:24
Andy131313

Andy131313

Knee-length or longer

August 21, 2015 at 23:52
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DaughterOfTheKing15

I don’t really worry about exact measurements, but if the dress looks too short I’m not gonna wear it. In general, I’ll wear dresses that come maybe 2 inches above my knee.

September 9, 2015 at 18:23
Running4God

Running4God

My parents require my dresses to come to at least an inch above my knees. With shorts they have to be arm length, no belly showing shirts… Ect… ect…So I would if I were you talk to my parents about my reasoning behind wanting to wear shorter things (DONT argue with them!) and they might change their minds or they might not. In all of it though remember to honor your father and mother,

November 6, 2015 at 04:28
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fireweary

I have a 12 year old daughter and my rule is 2 inches below the knee, may it be a skirt or a dress. I just want her to dress appropriately so others would respect her.

January 6, 2016 at 07:13
Petunia

Petunia

Hi! I actually wrote a blog post recently about modesty from a Christian perspective. I don’t think it’s what most Christians think it is.

Part 1: https://damselsdigress.wordpress.com/2015/06/03/what-does-it-mean-to-be-modest/

Part 2: https://damselsdigress.wordpress.com/2015/06/15/what-does-it-mean-to-be-modest-part-2/

I hope you find this helpful!

January 30, 2016 at 20:09
AdventureGirl

AdventureGirl

Fireweary~Teach your daughter that she deserves respect regardless of how she dresses.

January 30, 2016 at 22:10
116Chick

116Chick

I personally go by the rule of no more than one inch above the knee so I don’t tempt guys by showing too much leg.

March 7, 2016 at 14:57
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GingaNinja

Go for it! Christianity is not about religious legalism (which is what Jesus hated and died fighting against, btw) but about a relationship with Jesus Christ! So pray about it, and if you think that wearing that dress is, in some way, damaging your walk with Christ or someone else’s…don’t wear it, otherwise I think it’s 100% fine.

March 31, 2016 at 10:26
Schwibz

Schwibz

I also believe that modesty and true Christianity are not about the outward appearance but what’s in the heart. The Word of God tells us that The Lord looks at the heart! So I’d say, pray about it. By what you say the dress is not at all that bad, so it won’t tempt anyone to look at you lustfully. Of course a woman is worthy of respect regardless of how she looks or what she wears. 🙂 I usually wear dresses are are about an inch or two above my knee or knee length or longer but it’s not because I’m legalistic. I just feel a bit uncomfortable when my legs are showing, but it’s just me!! If you feel good in what you wear just go for it 🙂

April 2, 2016 at 03:52
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