OK, so I know I have a reputation for being the modesty police. I wear that badge proudly. Believe it or not, I actually consider myself to be a moderate on the modesty issue. And not just in comparison to these ladies:
Yet, truth be told, I think they've got a lot going for them. They won't be mistaken for prostitutes. They'll be treated like ladies. They'll never have to worry if people can tell what kind of undies they're wearing.
But, ladies, I think we need to ask some hard questions when shopping and dressing:
- Do I care more about modesty or about being cute, fashionable, attractive?
- Would I wear this dress to church? If not, why is it o.k. to wear it to [insert festive occasion]?
- Am I inspiring younger women to choose modesty or worldly standards of beauty?
- Am I dressing to adorn the gospel or to adorn my physical features/figure?
- If I am trying to adorn the gospel by my choice of clothes, can anyone tell? Is there any difference between your closet and your worldly neighbor's?
Thus ends this tirade from the modesty police. Don't make me have to write you a citation.