posted on September 7, 2012 at 4:07 am
As a singer and TV host, I’ve seen firsthand how Hollywood constantly pushes the envelope, especially when it comes to “sex appeal.” As they say, “sex sells,” and in the entertainment industry many young girls get deceived and buy into this trick of the enemy.
Even when I was younger, I thought dressing “sexy” was the thing to do. This is what Hollywood and the media tells us. Magazines, commercials and music videos give the implication that if you don’t dress a certain way or wear certain brands, you’re not good enough or pretty enough.
Girls, this is a flat out LIE from satan! God created you perfectly and uniquely and designed you to shine from within.
It isn’t against God to dress nicely or to wear nice perfume or makeup–just don’t overdo it. Also, the focus shouldn’t be in our exterior but on our inward love for Jesus. We all have different tastes and styles, but we need to remember that what we wear and how we present ourselves sends a message.
Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes. Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight (1 Peter 3:3-4).
Do you want to represent immoral, worldly forms of dress or classy, pure attire that is cute but is modest? I personally have changed my look and style over the years. Back in high school, I was on the cheerleading team, so we all wore short skirts and had fun wearing makeup and curling our hair for games.
I also tried to replicate Britney Spears’ look and her dances, as she was the “pop princess” of the time. But as many of you know, she didn’t represent modesty. I loved her music and routines as a dancer, but I now see that I was young and naïve and didn’t realize the message you send when you are not as modest.
No one is perfect, but it is so good to make the effort! There are so many ways to look cute and in style without wearing low-cut tops and revealing clothes. There are cute sweaters, leggings and long dresses that are so beautiful! Also, remember that when we read the Word, we will become more beautiful on the inside and will shine outwardly.
Once you realize your mistakes or your flaws, God is so faithful in seeing you and your heart and gives you a fresh start! Even if you believe you have been dressing immodestly or inappropriately and feel convicted, you can start over and choose today to dress in a more modest fashion!
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness (1 John 1:9).
PI readers, if you have a certain look and want more style ideas, comment below! Or let us know how you have changed your style and if you have become a “modest is hottest” girl! We love you and are proud of you for being different, shining your light and being the beauty God has designed you to be!
Image: Christi Given