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TODAY’S HOT TOPIC: Who Do You Dress For?

When you’re selecting clothes for the day, what do you look for when you check yourself out in the mirror?

Whether you intend to or not, you do pick clothes based on an internal message. Maybe you don’t think you have a message at all, and you just wear what you want without caring what others think. Well, that’s the message!

Or maybe you do care what others think–specifically, you care what boys think. You may even have a specific boy in mind. Or maybe the only One you’re trying to impress is God!

As Christians, we should always strive to glorify God. It’s not difficult to dress for Him. Just look at your outfit and ask whether you’d feel comfortable if Jesus suddenly walked into the room. Seriously! You don’t have to be dressed up or in expensive attire. God doesn’t care about that. But there is a standard of appropriateness that we should all aspire to, don’t you think?

When you dress in the morning, who are you dressing for and what message are you trying to send?

When you dress, who are you dressing for and what message are you sending?

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  1. habeng

    Posted by habeng on March 20, 2013 at 20:48

    Because my parents have such a strict dress code, I am tempted to gravitate towards articles of clothing that are a little immodest. I try to do the whole show one thing at a time, though.

  2. Project Inspired

    Posted by emmi360 on February 25, 2013 at 18:27

    i feel like when i get up in the morning dressing modestly is more of a subconscious thing than anything. i want to dress modestly because i am God’s girl, but as long as you aren’t buying things that aren’t modest, then what do you have to worry about?

  3. Shanell Elise is back

    Posted by Shanell Elise is back on January 27, 2013 at 08:27

    I dress for God, and boys and girls as well. Even though God should be the only one.

  4. Project Inspired

    Posted by Madi_lovesyou_16 on January 4, 2013 at 19:22

    When I answered this, I knew I am making the wrong decision. This is honestly the best website ever, & it blows my self esteem sky high. <3

  5. Project Inspired

    Posted by staybeautiful13 on December 14, 2012 at 20:21

    I wind up wearing a hoodie and jeans every day in the wintertime. I hate it but I get cold super easy and I’m always freezing at school. I know it looks bad, but I can’t concentrate when I’m shivering because I’m so cold. In the summertime, normally I’m just in a t shirt and jeans. I try to shop for nicer clothes because I really hate how I dress but, I just never find anything that I like. :/

  6. IronyQueen

    Posted by IronyQueen on December 14, 2012 at 12:54

    I dress for me. I wear comfortable clothing, and if it is immodest, I feel really uncomfortable.

  7. amberkathleen

    Posted by amberkathleen on December 14, 2012 at 12:31

    I’m dressing for both God and myself (though of course mainly God). I always try to make sure what I’m wearing or buying God would find appropriate and modest, and from there I find something I like the color/style of and etc. 🙂 I would always, though, choose and awful looking modest outfit over an adorable un-modest outfit. God first, always.

  8. lilyworshipsongs

    Posted by lilyworshipsongs on December 14, 2012 at 11:12

    It all depends for me. i always have to be modest, but if I’m feeling a bit more punk-rocker, I listen to a lot of skillet, and I wear like, all black except one bright color, like a tank or socks or shoes. and the bright color cant be pink. but if I’m feeling super girly, its all pastels and ruffels and lace and pink. also, it depends on where I am. if I’m going somewhere fancier, I’ll dress it up a bit. if I’m going somewhere I bit more down than I’m used to, I just wear a t-shirt and my most beat up jeans.

  9. Paris

    Posted by Paris on December 13, 2012 at 23:10

    I always make sure I am covered up,but the outfit is always cute. 😉

  10. Deeblves3

    Posted by Deeblves3 on December 13, 2012 at 21:38

    The most awesomest thing about dressing for God, is I can ask him what I should wear and he’d lead me to a outfit that literally I’d be perfectly fine wearing because I know it’s for his glory. Try it girls! Because God knows us better than we know ourselves♥

    • Project Inspired

      Posted by Steph on December 16, 2012 at 18:42

      You are so right, that’s happened to me several times before. I literally ask God to give me an outfit, and He does, and I couldn’t have dressed better. (; It’s actually really exciting!

  11. jesus_loves_you0812

    Posted by jesus_loves_you0812 on December 13, 2012 at 18:28

    I believe that dressing modest and in a way pleasing to God is so important. Sure, we all love the stares and nice comments about your clothing, whether you admit it or not. I dress to please God, because I wouldn’t ever want one of my Christian friends to say, “Girl, your skirt is wayy too short, or your top is wayy too low.” That’s why I am grateful for friends that are Godly women that I can trust to let me know about my clothing situations. Thank you Jesus for modest clothing! With today’s society, everyone wants to look appealing to the opposite gender. Godly Girls, we need to take a stand and show that MODEST IS HOTTEST!! Just saying beauties!

  12. Project Inspired

    Posted by CatholicTeen on December 13, 2012 at 16:41

    I love finding cute, modest, comfortable clothes! Boys would respect girls so much more if they stopped dressing provocatively.

  13. Dee

    Posted by Dee on December 13, 2012 at 15:36

    There needs to be an option of “I dress for other girls. I care what my social status is, and it governs the way I dress.” I find myself doing that sometimes. For the most part, I don’t care to dress to please guys. I don’t want to cause them to think about the wrong things whenever they see me, but otherwise, I don’t dress for them. I do care what others think, kinda, so I don’t really dress for myself. I don’t really dress too much for God, either. I keep Him in mind when I dress, but that’s not my only concern. I dress for other girls. I want to look respectable, and I like it when other girls comment on my clothes in a positive way. So, that should be an option in your survey.

    • tmgaouette

      Posted by tmgaouette on December 14, 2012 at 09:48

      That’s a great idea, Dee. Thanks for the suggestion. I just added it. God bless!

    • Dee

      Posted by Dee on December 13, 2012 at 15:41

      Also, I don’t go out and buy clothes a lot. I get hand-me-downs, because I don’t really enjoy shopping for clothes except once every year or so. Even still, I don’t keep clothes that I think would make other girls smirk (or guys, if they’re people I respect) or anything stained or too small. Other people’s opinions matter a little too much to me. 😛

  14. jinglebells

    Posted by jinglebells on December 13, 2012 at 14:37

    i never really thought about dressing for God… but I usaully wear modest and comfortable clothing

    • Project Inspired

      Posted by Littletongirl14 on January 5, 2013 at 23:14

      Same here! I think I’m going to now start dressing for God because before I put on whatever I wanted to wear that day and trying not to care about what anyone else thought.

  15. unicorns4567

    Posted by unicorns4567 on December 13, 2012 at 12:53

    i get so stressed out alot that i end up loking like a slob plus another thing i do it to show my shame because i sometimes feel shameful and hopeless but i know i’m not that’s only sometimes like on those day’s where everything seems to be going wrong

  16. PolkaDot

    Posted by PolkaDot on December 13, 2012 at 12:18

    I dress for God and while I don’t think about that everyday when I shop for clothes I am constantly thinking if the piece of clothing is modest enough. I also do dress nicely and I do care what other people think about me (and the way you dress is your first impression you give people.) but if someone thinks I dress weirdly just because I am modest I know that I can disregard that opinion without a second though.

    • HurricaneMurphGirl

      Posted by HurricaneMurphGirl on December 13, 2012 at 14:06

      EXACTLY! That’s pretty much my thoughts on the subject. I might not be exactly thinking, ‘Would God like this shirt?’ or something, but I do think of whether this shirt(or shorts, skirt, dress, etc.) is modest enough.

  17. mimione1

    Posted by mimione1 on December 13, 2012 at 12:18

    I just began to think about that this morning and thank you for these inspiring words! It was difficult at first, but I know that I need to wear things that God’s child would be wearing, not wearing those clothes to impress others.

  18. HurricaneMurphGirl

    Posted by HurricaneMurphGirl on December 13, 2012 at 11:03

    I generally am dressing for myself and for God, although I can’t honestly say that I DON’T care what boys think of me. It’s just part of being a girl, I think. But I try not to let that that influence my dress so much, because i want my clothes to display ME, and not a ‘me’ I think boys would like better.

  19. leftbehindthekidsfan

    Posted by leftbehindthekidsfan on December 13, 2012 at 11:02

    Every morning when I get dressed I don’t tend to think to myself, “Am I dressing for God?” But I make sure when I’m shopping that what I buy is modest and that it shows I am God’s child. That way I don’t have to worry about it, because I know that whatever I choose it will be appropriate 🙂

    • Emilyitude

      Posted by Emilyitude on December 13, 2012 at 13:32

      I wish there was a like button because I completely agree with you.

  20. Eurydice

    Posted by Eurydice on December 13, 2012 at 10:38

    The way I dress depends on the standards of where I’m going. If I like and respect the establishment/function, I’ll meet their standards; if I don’t, I’ll add some quirk that subtly displays my distaste. My clothes are very communicative, but it’s all about me and what I want to say with them.