What Happened to Modesty?
Warm weather is just around the corner, and with it is people’s modesty. Okay, I admit, that was harsh, but isn’t it the same thing every year.
It seems as if most people these days are taking off more and more as the weather is getting warmer and warmer. Correction-not people, women. Every year I grapple with my clothing choice and concerns if it’s modest enough.
In my opinion, modest does not mean dressing like a nun. I’m sure there are some people who do that and don’t mind, but I’m not one of them.
Modest to me means covering up. Not showing too much skin, or having my butt hang out of my shorts or skirt. I’ve noticed that because somethings are trends (example: skinny jeans), does not really mean that everyone should wear them.
- Are my clothes drawing too much attention to my breasts?
- Can I see my bra through the material of my clothes?
- Is my shirt / pants too tight? Is it comfortable that way?
- When I sit, does my butt spill out of my pants?
- When I sit, does it look like I’m not wearing shorts / skirt?
Since being a mother and wife, the last thing I’m interested in is someone trying to pick me up while I’m out doing errands with my child. Also, I don’t need to make my husband feel like he has to fight every Tom, Bob, and Harry for staring down my chest.
I guess it comes down to what kind of attention you are looking for. Dress presentable, but I don’t see a need to show off the cleavage, highlight your butt, or wear the tightest thing that you own in your closet.
Just think of it this way, with the hyper-sexualization of our daughters, do they really need to see mommy trying to get noticed by men; as if that is the only attention that matters?
Overall, as we get more mature, I noticed that women’s clothes are more modest, but in my opinion a lot of women are just shopping in the Junior’s section.
Posted on March 17, 2011, in Parenting, relationships, Women and tagged clothes, husbands, marriage, mothers, Relationships, shopping, well-being, wives, women. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.