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How to Transition Away from PantsMrs. Q's notes:
A lot of women ask how to transition away from pants. They want to know exactly
"how" to make this change and how to be warm enough and many other things like
But ask yourself an even more important question. Does the Lord want you to stop
In fact, this is the MOST important question because I have seen people get into
"people - pleasing" within the modest dressing. They don't intend to do that,
what starts out as obedience slowly *can* turn into some kind of popularity
contest with other modest dressing women.
What does the Lord God want for you?
What does He want for me?
Discerning His will seems to come easy for some believers and not so easy for
I went "dresses only" before 1990 and then started the head covering shortly
afterward. I have prayed and begged and sought the Lord God throughout the
entire time attempting to be in His will for me.
I know that I am more comfortable in dresses, skirts, and jumpers and to be
dressed that way gives me a sense of well-being. Is that the Lord showing His
will? Could be. I know when I put on tight pants I feel "convicted" and take
them off right away...is that the Lord showing me His will? I think it's
I think it's important to rely on the Lord and walk with Him and check the Bible
frequently for what it says about clothing. PLUS tons of prayer so that you are
abiding in the vine and allowing the vine dresser to "dress" you and nurture you
as you walk with Him.
That little tugging could very well be the Lord Himself gently swaying your
desire toward skirts. It seems like He works in the little things most of the
time rather than writing you a letter across the sky ...
HEY YOU --- WEAR SKIRTS !!!!
You can experiment by setting aside a time to not wear pants, don't go crazy and
throw everything you own away. That can come later -- laugh. Try putting your
pants in a box in a hard to get to area of your house and see how long you can
go without them. THEN when you put on a pair of pants after how-ever long of a
time, you'll be surprised at how revealing they ARE.
You'll ask yourself why you never noticed that before. That's just a "look" that
you got used to when you wore them all the time. Being in skirts helps to break
the habit of seeing your outline so clearly in the mirror.
Pray a lot for the Lord's guidance --- not people's guidance.
If it is the Lord then He will continue to nudge you along.
I have worn pants for most of my life except for wearing dresses to church on Sundays. As a rebellious teenager, I absolutely hated wearing dresses (unless they were of the gothic sort). As I became convicted of wearing more feminine clothes to include dresses (see Bible study post here), I began wearing the long skirts that I had purchased off of eBay several months before. It was not easy! At first it was very strange to wear skirts all (or most) of the time, but I eventually got used to it. Now it feels strange to wear pants (even though I have to at times because I don't have skirts that will sustain the windy weather we get here a lot). I feel much more feminine, and I can now see how immodest pants are on women, as Clevsea mentioned. So if you find it strange at first, and even uncomfortable, take heart that it does get better with time. Remember we are setting examples for our daughters (or sons) to witness Godly womanhood. Their eyes are always on us.
If you need some ideas on how to keep warm in skirts in the cold weather, go here.
If you have any more ideas on how to make the transition easier, please share,
This post is being linked to The Domestically Divine link up at Far Above Rubies.