Friday, November 26, 2010

Modest Dress~Brief Guidelines

Last week I told you I would be posting a series of articles on modest dress for the Christian woman. This is part two in the series. If you missed part one, you can go read it here.

This week's article is also by my friend Clevsea, and is a list of guidelines she uses when evaluating her clothing.
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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.


  1. I use the same standard but also ask my husband standard to guide my dress and our girls.

    * No cleavage shown while standing up of bending over
    * Leg covered, longer the skirt or dress the better
    * selves are a must, short or long(no spaghetti strap)
    * no see trough or clingy material and fabric

    Have a blessed evening

  2. Mrs. Q,

    I will agree with the standards that Lady Stam mentioned. I also have two others to mention:

    * No bra straps showing
    *Not wearing clothing that is too tight and revealing

    I hope that you had a blessed Thanksgiving Day with your family.

    Blessings and Friendship,

    -Lady Rose

  3. I agree with these too, ladies. I think they are very important. I believe we should keep our thighs covered because there are verses in the Bible implicating that it is a shame for a woman's thighs to be bare. Also, our br**sts were given for nursing babes and also for our husbands, per the Scriptures, so evidently they should be covered up as well! That would mean that no part of them should be showing to the public.

    Thanks for your comments!

  4. Amen, I do agree with all you ladies, I am very covered always, and like one said the longer the better, I am comfortable doing all thins in my longer skirts and dresses. Hugs and Modesty is a must for godly women.


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