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Written by Kevin L. Howard   

Tips on dressing modestly

 

Styles come and go, but class is always in fashion.  Keep skirts at knee level, and don't wear tight shirts or jeans.  Exposed belly buttons, backs, underwear, and mid riffs aren't appropriate in mixed company.  Choose pants that don't have writing on the seat, or else you're asking men to stare at your butt.

 

Jeramy Clark gives some practical tips for women to test their apparel before they leave the house. 

  • "When bending over in a loose-fitting or scoop-neck blouse, always place your hand over the neckline.
  • "When wearing a button-down blouse, stand sideways and look at the buttonholes in a mirror.  If they spread too far apart or gape too much, you'll expose your chest.  Pin between the buttons if you need to.
  • "For all blouses, be conscious about your bra showing.  Be especially careful with the armholes or straps of sleeveless blouses.  Just the sight of your undergarments can cause a guy to stumble.
  • "When wearing a dress or skirt, always stand in the light and check if you need a slip.  Even a lightweight black dress can reveal your silhouette (in other words, be see-through).  Your best bet is to always wear a slip.  And if you can't find a slip short enough for your skirt, chances are your skirt is too short!
  • "When wearing a skirt or dress, always be conscious of the way you're sitting.  You may think I don't need to mention this obvious fact, but you'd be surprised how often girls fail to sit modestly.
  • "When wearing a skirt, be aware that changing positions will cause your skirt to bunch or pull.  Smooth your skirt down when you sit down or stand up.
  • "When choosing a bra, remember that lace and seams will show through many tops.  Choose a seamless or smooth bra whenever possible.  (And remember, it's almost pointless to wear a bra if the material of your blouse is too thin.  I don't have to tell you what happens when you get cold.  Protect yourself with a thicker material.)
  • "The best advice I could give you is to stand in front of a mirror before you go out.  Bend over, turn side to side, turn around, and check everything.  Be aware of what different kinds of clothing can reveal.

"Don't leave your heart out of the check.  Ask yourself why you're wearing what you're wearing.  If you check your heart and find your motives are bad, you may want to change" (I Gave Dating a Chance, 132-33).

 

Introduction (Part 1) http://www.neednotfret.com/content/view/153/63/

The daily battle men face (Part 2) http://www.neednotfret.com/content/view/154/63/

Protecting yourself and men (Part 3) http://www.neednotfret.com/content/view/155/63/

Getting things backwards (Part 4) http://www.neednotfret.com/content/view/156/63/

Way of the world (Part 5) http://www.neednotfret.com/content/view/157/63/

How you sit, bend, and carry yourself (Part 6) http://www.neednotfret.com/content/view/158/63/

Tips on dressing modestly (Part 7) http://www.neednotfret.com/content/view/159/63/

Addressing the problem in your church (Part 8) http://www.neednotfret.com/content/view/160/63/

Legalism versus freedom (Part 9) http://www.neednotfret.com/content/view/161/63/ 

Conclusion (Part 10) http://www.neednotfret.com/content/view/162/63/   

 

Bibliography and Further Reading

 

 A 10-part series of the article, "One Man's Plea for Christian Women to Dress Modestly,"

by Kevin L. Howard, www.NeedNotFret.com

 

 
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