As a teenager all I wanted to do was fit in with others. Growing up in a small Christian school there were a lot of rules for the dress code, and my parents had taught me modesty from a young age. But public high school is a whole different world! I only knew a couple people there, and was desperate to fit in. I admittedly strayed from my modesty standards for a bit, in hopes of fitting it more. Thankfully I realized the error of my ways and slowly began caring less and less what other students thought of the way I dressed.
Fast forward to adulthood and I am right back in the trap of conforming and fitting in! But this time, modesty is the culprit. I don’t know about you, but where I live there are not a lot of modestly dressed ladies in the way you or I might think. I’m talking higher cut shirts, skirts knee length or longer, etc. As someone who is an exclusive skirt wearer, I stand out in a crowd! However, I have been using that to my advantage as a platform to start a discussion on modesty should anyone question my wardrobe choices (and they do!). Dressing in skirts and dresses only is a fairly new choice for me (I started in 2014) but I figured “If I am going to be dressing this way, I want to show others that you can still be stylish without compromising modesty!”. Sounds like a fair idea, right? [Read more…]