Finding appropriate clothing to wear can be very difficult for women in today’s world. I was just sharing with my husband about how plain hard it is. Other than basic tops, I pretty much resort to online shopping or consignment stores when a need arises, at least when it comes to my everyday apparel.
Several years ago, on both this blog and my previous one, I used to share modest outfits quite regularly. I thought it was important to do so as an encouragement to others.
Then a funny thing started happening. Those outfits that I thought were modest a couple of years ago? Not so modest in my opinion now. On that note, I would like to apologize for the occasional tight fitting top that you might have seen here. The Lord has continued to lead me along in this area, and I now realize that modest clothing doesn’t just cover the body, it hides it’s shape to an extent as well.
Also, the Lord has been working on my heart regarding if sharing modest outfits is well, very modest. Modesty involves a level of humility, discretion, and meekness, and it started to feel wrong (for me) to share articles about what I was wearing. While we need to be covering our bodies properly, focusing on externals like color choices, jewelry, etc. really isn’t that important. I’ve discovered that as time goes on, the simpler my clothing has become.
Thirdly, being committed to share new modest outfit ideas is expensive. Nowadays, I pretty much wear the same 4-5 dresses. It has been fun to add cardigans once it’s grown colder. Needless to say, I don’t have many modest fashion ideas for you! In clothing, I look for comfort and coverage. I’ve also realized that clothing can be used to externally portray the humility and discreet nature which should be found in our hearts.
I do hope to share articles about modesty from time to time, because it is so very important, especially in this immodest world we live in. Our clothing choices reflect the Gospel. Our clothing choices can take the focus off of ourselves, and instead, let our good works shine. This is a blessing both to others and ourselves.
Likewise, I want women to adorn themselves with proper clothing, modestly and discreetly, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly garments…
1 Timothy 2:9