posted on June 28, 2012 at 5:17 am
Skinny jeans are the fad in fashion, it seems. I see them all around me. And I’ve noticed many comments and questions from PI girls regarding skinny jeans–some of you love them, while others consider them immodest.
Skinny jeans are basically slim fit jeans that taper at the bottom. They’ve made their appearance primarily within various music industry trends, including rock, punk subculture and heavy metal.
Today, skinny jeans come in many shapes, designs and colors.
But are they immodest?
If you’ve read previous posts on modesty, you’ll be familiar with the reasons why dressing modestly is expected of a Christian girl whose desire is to please and glorify God.
But I say to you, That whoever looks on a woman to lust after her has committed adultery with her already in his heart (Matthew 5:28).
You may want to go back and read some past PI posts on modesty, specifically Can Christian Girls Wear Pants? Also, in the Style Guide for Christian Girls: Modesty, I wrote about the reasons why we should be modest in our dress, stating, “The objective of modesty is to refrain from wearing clothing that causes lustful thoughts, whether intentionally or unintentionally.”
In that same post, I also referenced a 2004 article written by Monsignor Charles M. Mangan. Mangan offered his own principles of modesty as determined by Pope Pius XII in 1957. “To dress modestly,” Magnan wrote, “is to avoid deliberately causing sexual excitement in oneself or one’s neighbor.”
Skinny jeans can be very immodest, especially if they’re stretchy and paired with other immodest garments like crop tops. However, because skinny jeans come in various designs, it is possible to find a pair that is modest. When shopping for skinny jeans, consider the following:
- Don’t pick skinny jeans that are skin tight. Any pants that are too tight are like a second skin–they reveal the shape of your body and look sexy, especially around the butt and thighs. For those of you who wonder why it’s not okay to look sexy, remember that causing boys and men to lust after you is not appropriate.
- Opt for skinny jeans that are not low-waisted. The image below shows a pair of skinny pants that are not skin tight and have an appropriate waist.
Image Credit: landsend.com
- In the above image, the model also wears flats. I would suggest wearing flats or low heels with your skinny jeans. Anything too high will elongate the legs, creating a sexier look. Take a look at the images above with models wearing skinny jeans and heels.
Below, both Kate Moss and Kirsten Dunst are wearing skinny jeans with longer tops and flats. Their skinny jeans are on the snug side, but their pairings make their looks more modest.
Image Credits: rdujour.com, justjared.com
- Remember that body types make a huge difference when it comes to items of clothing. If you try your jeans on and feel that your figure looks too revealing as far as its shape around the butt or hips, then consider wearing a longer top or sweater. I think this look is adorable, especially with flats or high riding boots. Check out Zoe Saldana below.
Do you have skinny jeans? Do you have some tips on how to wear them so they’re appropriately modest?
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