This week's article is also by my friend Clevsea, and is a list of guidelines she uses when evaluating her clothing.
Modest Dress—Clevsea's Brief Guidelines
Below are "my" Biblical "guidelines" for getting dressed.
The main point is: "Do I look like a woman professing godliness?"
That is what I ask myself after I get my clothes on and look at the
mirror. You'll see these exact words in I Tim 2 below:
"...In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array; But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works." I Tim 2:9-10
"Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel; But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price." I Pet 3:3-4
and from the Old Testament:
"The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the LORD thy God." Deuteronomy 22:5
The main 3 points for me are these:
#1) Dressing like a woman "Professing godliness" that is my personal
goal when I get dressed in the morning
#2) In the above Tim. passage one Greek word was kind of lost in
translation. The word "katastole" is used and that is a long robe.
Now I know both men and women wore robes back in Bible times BUT that
long robe *idea* helps me to choose clothing.
#3) Avoiding men's clothes even though I sometimes find them
attractive and useful.
What guidelines do you have for modesty?
This post is being linked to The Domestically Divine link up at Far Above Rubies.