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Are You Setting The Right Example For Others When You Wear “Sexy” Clothes?

As God’s daughter, you’re expected to be the leader in your circle of influence. It’s your responsibility to impact the lives of others in a positive way. You’re an Ambassador for God and all that you do and say should show that The Holy Spirit lives inside of you.

So here’s a question for today. Is it okay to dress sexy and still be a Christian?

Dictionary.com defines “sexy” the following way:

  • concerned predominantly or excessively with sex
  • sexually interesting or exciting
  • radiating sexuality

So what does this mean? When you dress in a provocative manner, you’re allowing the world to look at you in a sexual way. You’re inviting impure thoughts and you’re influencing other girls, directly or indirectly, to engage in ungodly behavior.

Many girls may say that they aren’t responsible for the thoughts or behavior of other people. Well, that’s only true to an extent.

Jesus said to His disciples: “Things that cause people to stumble are bound to come, but woe to anyone through whom they come” (Luke 17:1.)

We are very much our brothers’ and sisters’ keepers! If you knowingly dress in a way that God disapproves of and others follow your example, then are you being the leader that God has called you to be?

You’re God’s daughter! This means that you’re holy and God expects you to present yourself in a holy manner.

Brothers and sisters, because of God’s compassion toward us, I encourage you to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, dedicated to God and pleasing to him. This kind of worship is appropriate for you. Don’t become like the people of this world. Instead, change the way you think. Then you will always be able to determine what God really wants—what is good, pleasing, and perfect. (Romans 12:1-2)

Short shorts, mini shirts and barely visible shirts are not appropriate attire for Christians.

Now, it IS appropriate to dress nicely. It IS okay to present yourself in a well-groomed and attractive manner. It IS okay to want to appear attractive to boys. However, you’re much more beautiful when you dress in a way that emphasizes your Godliness.

After all, if Christians dress inappropriately, then what are we teaching the rest of the world?

What are your thoughts, ladies?

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107 Comments

  1. Project Inspired

    Posted by ella.mckenzie.17 on November 8, 2012 at 16:24

    I always feel self-conscious whenever I have to wear short shorts for PE. I usually wear leggings under my PE uniform and under shorter dresses. It makes me feel more comfortable, and it’s nice and modest, the way I like it 🙂

  2. Melissa218

    Posted by Melissa218 on February 23, 2012 at 15:59

    In my bible, there was something on dressing sexy. One thing it said was if you don’t want to be seen as a sex object, don’t dress sexy.! 😀

  3. Project Inspired

    Posted by lori.baca23 on February 3, 2012 at 22:53

    Modest is Hottest 🙂

    • susannah pemberton

      Posted by susannah pemberton on December 18, 2012 at 11:01

      I know this sounds stupid but ‘Modest is Hottest’ what does that mean?

      • Project Inspired

        Posted by LuciTinuviel38 on May 13, 2016 at 12:58

        “Modest is Hottest” is simply a christian girl slogan that is pretty much saying that it’s more attractive (at least to the right kind of guy, maybe not secular, worldly guys tho.), to dress modestly (and act modestly actually) instead of provocativly

  4. dancing4Jesus

    Posted by dancing4Jesus on January 3, 2012 at 17:40

    i think its okay to wear tank tops.i honestly dont think there is anything wrong with showing shoulders

  5. Project Inspired

    Posted by Vick on December 14, 2011 at 03:51

    What about shirt that have one shoulder cut off. Would it still be too provocitive if I have an undershirt that’s three fingers length strap?

  6. Project Inspired

    Posted by BeccaBunneh98 on December 9, 2011 at 20:11

    In my school you have to do this “Test” when you are buying bottoms. When you stand straight with your arms to your side your fingertips should not touch any skin. I think this is a good way to figure whether your shorts are too short or just right.

  7. Project Inspired

    Posted by Kasey on November 29, 2011 at 19:17

    Once I read an article that said, dont show any part of your body that you would not want a guy to touch. I would not want a lot of guys touching me in a lot of places. : )

  8. Posted by on November 1, 2011 at 10:14

    To me, I think dressing Modestly is the best option. Afterall, Modest in Hottest. You dont need to wear short shorts and tank tops to stay cooler in the summer. I Wear, if not a skirt, shorts that are down to just above or blow my knee, and a tshirt. Sometimes, I will wear a skirt to about my knees and a tank top with a light shawl or something over the top. Or just wear a summer dress. YOu can always find modest clothes to wear.

    • cr4zymodesty

      Posted by cr4zymodesty on November 12, 2011 at 10:40

      I agree. Modest clothing isn’t all that hard to find if you keep an eye out for it. Even in the summer. I have nothing against shorts but short shorts are just too much. Usually my shorts reach the middle of my thighs or lower. I love your ideas though. They sound really cute. 🙂

    • Posted by on November 2, 2011 at 20:00

      i defintely agree

  9. Posted by on October 28, 2011 at 18:35

    I live in Florida and when it is 100 degrees outside in the summer all you can wear are short shorts and a tank top if you want to be comfortable. So how is it bad to dress that way?

    • Project Inspired

      Posted by Vick on December 14, 2011 at 03:53

      I would say that if ur w/the girls or around the house it’s ok…if ur around guys go a little bit longer or wear biker shorts under the short shorts.

  10. Posted by on October 26, 2011 at 08:27

    Amen! During the summer I’m usually the only one that isn’t wearing suuuuper short shorts! They’re so short that their butt hangs out! I can’t stand it! The have to present themselves this way so they can show off to every guy vs waiting until you get married! The worst part is when you have friends that dress this way…..:( You want to say something w/o hurting them. Its so hard! And then you get jealous of their body and start hating yourself:( But thankfully, I know that God loves me the way I am<3 🙂