Beauty & Fashion
Modest Is Hottest! G. Hannelius Is Summery in Yellow and We Give One Star a Makeover!
Written by T.M. Gaouette | June 24, 2013
Ladies, I’m often asked to supply corroborating scripture that clearly specifies the length of a modest skirt, or that backless tops are immodest. But as you know, scripture is not always clear and specific. This is why there are so many Christian denominations: Each has its interpretation of what scripture says.
However, in order to understand Christian teaching, we have to rely on those who have extensively studied scripture. In this way, truth is backed up by fact, not opinion. Teachers such as priests and pastors take scripture, come to a conclusion about what God expects from us and create a doctrine or teaching to guide us accordingly. They don’t teach according to their personal opinion, but rather, by what’s in scripture. And in turn, this is how we choose which denomination we want to belong to.
We decide which teaching makes sense to us according to scripture. And whether it relates to forgiveness, salvation, purity or modesty, we look to those teachers for guidance throughout our lives.
When it comes to modesty, there is much to be taken from the Bible. For example:
The LORD God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife and clothed them (Genesis 3:21).
Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body (1 Corinthians 6:19-20).
Likewise also that women should adorn themselves in respectable apparel, with modesty and self-control, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly attire, but with what is proper for women who profess godliness—with good works (1 Timothy 2:9-10).
For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality; that each one of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honor, not in the passion of lust like the Gentiles who do not know God (1 Thessalonians 4:3-5).
For everything in the world–the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life–comes not from the Father but from the world (1 John 2:16).
Ladies, modesty is as subjective as purity. Your standards should be based on your church’s teaching, not your personal opinions!
With that in mind, let’s take a look at this week’s selection!
I love this vintage style dress. The white, off-the-shoulder, embroidered, lace and ruffled skirt is such a great combination. It reminds me of a fairy dress!
This is such a cute summer dress that’s great for all occasions. I love the simple design and the tie waist, and the length is perfectly modest!
This dress is so adorable. I love how it fits in the bodice and then shapes around the hips to a straight skirt. It’s very feminine and modest.
While I like the black and white contrast, the style of the cap sleeve blouse and even the concept of the skirt, the length of the skirt is just too short. Add some length so it hits the top of the knee, and this would be a modest outfit.
Which of our three modest looks is your favorite?
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