It finally happened. Thank you, Storyteller for being my 100th Follower!!!
I want to post this, however, before I announce my contest.
I really wanted to write something about this.
A lot of girls "want" to dress modestly, but they have tons of excuses.
"Why should I dress modestly?"
Because God said too.
1 Timothy 2:9a "In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel..."
God cares how you dress each day. Whoa. Never thought about that, did you?
"If I dress modestly, I get stared at."
Well, actually you're right. Sometimes you do. Anytime I go shopping with my mom, I feel the stares as I push the grocery cart around in my long jean skirt. I hear you.
But you know, as Christians, we should want to stand out. We should want to be different than the unsaved.
I'm not saying draw attention to yourself, by any means. I'm just saying that people should be able to look at the way we dress and act and immediately think, "That's a Christian."
Instead of cowering behind a Ritz Cracker store display, surprise them even more by just smiling back.
"I can't find any clothes that are modest, yet still in style."
Actually, there are tons of places to find cute clothes that are still very modest! Visit your local thrift stores. 3/4 of my wardrobe is from Goodwill.
Even some of the bigger stores like Kohls, Sears, Kmart and Target have some really nice things.
"I can't do anything in modest clothes. It gets in the way."
I'll admit, sometimes running in a long jean skirt isn't so great. When you are doing more active things, you can wear a knee-length skirt or collates. I wear collates almost every day. They are extremely comfortable, and wonderful when doing more active things!
"I find clothes I like, but there is no way to make them more modest!"
Actually, sometimes there is! If you find a shirt that is too low, use a solid colored tank-top. If you find a skirt that is too short, you might be able to add a solid fabric band around the bottom of it to make it longer. If you find a shirt that has no sleeves, you can use a sweater or a shrug.
Shoes: Old Navy
|Sorry for the shadows...|
Little white jacket: Goodwill
Shoes: Sears or Kmart
(see what I mean about half of my wardrobe being from Goodwill? Amazing store, guys!)
~Kathryn (aka Chatty Kathy)