I was thinking about the blog I shared yesterday on dressing with dignity, and I remembered a true story that happened to me last year. My husband and I were invited to an event that we felt like we should attend. The top I chose to wear has a square neckline. It is not low, however it is loose fitting, therefore I wore a tank under the shirt... just in case. At the same table where we were sitting, there were a couple of women wearing very tight, very low plunging tops. Honestly, I was embarrassed for one of them... because she was not embarrassed for herself.
As we were eating and visiting, Jason leaned over and asked,"Why do you keep doing that?" I didn't know what he was talking about, so he explained that every few minutes, I was pulling my own shirt up at the neckline. I quietly laughed, nodded toward the woman sitting beside me, and said, "Well I can't pull hers up!"
Now, this story is funny, but believe me the situation was not. It was uncomfortable. I was thankful that Jason wasn't seated right next to either of these women, however that was little comfort since the table we were at was not that big. Both of these women were divorced, but I kept wondering if they were married, how they would feel if another woman sat by their husband dressed in this manner.
Sadly, modesty does not seem to be taught in all households. That is evident anytime you go out in public or when you check Facebook. Even as I go to church, I see clothing that is not appropriate. As a wife, and mother of a young son, it concerns me. As the mother of a daughter, it is my goal to instill in her the virtues of dressing and acting modestly.
So, as a wife and mother, I am asking you to Please dress modestly.
1 Timothy 2:9-10 (NKJV)
in like manner also, that the women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with propriety and moderation, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or costly clothing, but, which is proper for women professing godliness, with good works.