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  1. I would say you cannot succeed by “redeeming clothing choices” if that really means policing others’ choices. Simplistic rules avoid the real challenge of freedom and grace. We should aspire to create a culture that appreciates beauty and sexuality without necessarily seeing them as conjoined, especially in women, and without seeing them surrounded by fear and vice.

    Other questions:

    If people really don’t care what others think, why do they use social media to post selfies?

    Does anyone ever suggest school dress codes body shame boys? If dress codes are not about body shaming can they justify an emphasis on female dress or suggest it’s women who are the primary cause of (and thus responsible for) a serious problem for others?

    Should we be more concerned about comfort and health in dress choices? Women’s shoes, tight scarves and men’s ties are all known causes of major physical ailments over time. High heels in particular are designed to show off certain leg muscles by putting them in a continual stress position and at high cost to the toes and rest of the foot.

  2. I was hoping for a bit more in this article, although I realize your purpose was to raise questions and ignite conversation. When are we, as Christian women, going to stand against cultural trends? Why have we allowed it to become acceptable for a women to display large portions of her breasts for all the world to see? (Unless she is a nursing mother) this seems we not making steps to reform but are letting the world change us. The trending fashion of the low cut tops is not a celebration of beauty but an assault on the idea of what makes a women valuable, worth noticing and beautiful. I have three daughters and we often talk about modesty and saving certain parts of us just for our husbands. Does not the Bible also tell us that when a man looks at a women lustfully he has already committed adultery with her in his heart. Let’s not place all the blame on the men when women are dressing in a way that draws attention to parts that men are already most interested in noticing. I am very sensitive to this issue for several reasons. Having all daughters is probably the most important reason I am an advocate for modesty but also my husband works in an environment with many women and he too has expressed his “uncomfortableness” with the trend in women’t fashion. This was not an issue for him when he began his career (same profession) close to 20 years ago. Call me a prude if you wish but I consider myself an advocate for modesty and purity.

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