Fashion 101

God is a fashion designer.

He richly clothed the animals, although the armadillo got the short end of the stick on that one. I pay homage to His design every time I polish my signature “zebra-stripes” on my big toes.
In all our splendor, sometimes we get caught up in how we look and we feel the need to show it off. The problem is how we advertise ourselves draws specials kinds of buyers. And by special, I mean creepy and by buyers I mean old men wanting to drool over girls who like to show off too much skin.

 

Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for enhancing our best features. Let’s take breasts for example … or, as I like to call them: “the girls.”  As Christians, it seems like we’re often encouraged to act like we don’t have them. Like we’re supposed to stuff them away and try our best to pretend they’re not there.
I disagree.
God gave us “the girls,” and we should embrace the fact that we have them. But we don’t have to wear ultra-low v-neck tops to show them off. We just need to find a healthy balance between celebrating what God gave us and not flaunting it guys’ faces.
Studies[i] show that when women wear revealing clothing, the majority of men assume the intent behind that clothing is to arouse them and elicit sexual advances. I don’t know about you, but wanting sexual advances is a far cry from wanting to look pretty!
God created guys to be visually stimulated, whereas girls are more emotionally stimulated. What this means for us is that while our revealing shirt may catch the eye of the boy we’re crushing on, it will also capture the gaze of all the other men in the vicinity. Especially the creepy ones.

Photo Credits: search google for “creepy guys”

A girl dressed immodestly will have more guys drooling over her, but they aren’t looking at her with respect. And they certainly don’t care about how smart she is, her goals, or who she is as a person. 

What it boils down to is this: We all want to look cute, attractive, and sexy. We want the guy we like to think we look pretty, and yes, sometimes (a lot of the time) we want them to want us. So we need to dress in a way that honors God and shows that we respect ourselves.

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[i] http://www.bridgew.edu/soas/jiws/May10/Avigail.pdf 

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Bethany Jett

Bethany Jett loves sipping coffee and jamming in her planner while raising three boys with her college sweetheart Justin.

September 7, 2012

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    Hey Bethany…it's my first visit to your site! 🙂 But since we're agency mates, it was only right that I stopped by. Awesome post…yay for fashionable modesty. 🙂

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    Hey Melissa!!! Thank you! What's your website? I need to visit you! I love being agency mates!