As you can see from the title what I’m going to be talking about today are five myths about modesty. You’ve probably heard some of these but here they are (just in case).
1. Modest is Hottest
You’ve most likely heard of this since it’s been going around for forever. And let’s face it, it’s really not. I thought that being modest was about covering up so that phrase is really sending mixed messages.
There are of course the men who find a woman dressing modestly very attractive (don’t believe me? Check out this post). But most guys don’t find modest the hottest.
Also, last time I checked God did not tell us to be hot, He did not say for women to try to look hot, and He definitely didn’t say “dress modestly but call yourself hot”.
You should check out this post if you want to hear it in more depth and better said.
2. Modesty is Optional
I’ve heard many girls (who are professing Christians) say that modesty is optional. But the Bible clearly says for women to dress modestly. There are several verses in the Bible saying this and hear’s a couple:
1 Timothy 2:9 – 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;
Deuteronomy 22:5 – 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.
1 John 2:16 – For all that [is] in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. (Love that one!)
3. It Isn’t Our Fault That Guys Lust When We Are Dressed Immodestly
To a certain extinct this is true. But for the most part we should be helping them by dressing right. And we shouldn’t be encouraging them.
Matthew 5:28 – But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart. (I mean seriously, let’s help a brother out!).
4. Modest Clothing Is Ugly
I want to laugh whenever I hear this! I’ll give you some examples of why this is sooo untrue.
I think the pictures speak for themselves but here are some awesome blogs that prove my point all the more!
5. Girls Who Dress Modestly Do So Because of Self-Image Issues
This is true for some girls but for for the most part we just do it to honor God and our bodies. Dressing modestly hides your physical beauty but reveals your inward beauty! Just remember that! 🙂
That’s it, thanks for reading!