What to Wear to Youth Group
Written by Christi Given | January 8, 2016
Every week, I go through the “Girl Talk” section of Project Inspired and look for those seeking advice and counsel. I want to help answer some questions you may have about living out your Christian life and walk of faith! We want PI to be a safe place where you can ask questions.
This week a PI Girl asked for advice on what to wear to youth group and what is appropriate.
“I don’t know what to wear to youth group…I don’t want to be too casual. What do you normally wear to youth group?”
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For youth group, you don’t need to be dressed up very fancy. Really, depending on the church, casual is probably just fine. Regarding modesty, yes, you will want to be conscious of how you dress, and will want to avoid tight clothing, short crop tops or revealing tops. Also, maybe stay away from dresses unless you are covered up and they aren’t too tight, and also make sure you are wearing leggings or that the dress isn’t too high up.
The idea behind “modest is hottest” isn’t to restrict you from being fashionable or pretty, but rather, godly guys prefer a woman who respects herself and what God says about her (Proverbs 31). You don’t need to dress sexy to get a guy’s attention, and if that is what you need for validation, the friendships or attention you get will be very shallow and fleeting. Also, you specifically don’t want to be a distraction for guys at church.
Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. (1 Peter 3:3)
If you are in God’s house or outside of your place of fellowship, you should pretty much be representing the same image because you want to respect the house of God, but also you don’t need to be legalistic. Wherever you go, if you claim to be a Christian or Christ follower, you are representing the Lord (2 Corinthians 5:20). No, you don’t need to be perfect nor do you have to clean your act up before coming to God, but the idea behind what I am saying is that you don’t want to cause anyone to stumble (Romans 14:13-23).
Five Reasons to Dress Modestly at Youth Group
1. What you wear can represent how you respect yourself and others.
2. God says your beauty comes from inside, not the outside.
3. Don’t be a distraction; church fellowship and Bible study are about God.
4. Don’t get validation from man, but know your worth in Christ.
5. Know that wherever you go, you are a witness for Jesus and your faith.
PI Girls, what are some good outfit ideas for youth group? Comment below!
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