Less Skin, More Modesty… Finally

They say fashion is on a continual cycle that progresses from one extreme to another. If this is true, then it appears the shift in apparel is finally coming once again to a place where decency and modesty reigns.

Something I have observed over time is that a person’s apparel often mirrors their attitude and behavior. Dress a person modestly and dignified, and they will usually behave with modesty and dignity. Conversely, if you dress them in immodest apparel, their character will follow along. In most cases, a man will behave differently in a suit and tie than he will in jeans and a tee-shirt.

Perhaps the fashion shift I read about in a Yahoo news story will in fact usher in a new mentality of modesty in our society? Let’s just hope so.

In the meantime, however, we can at least rejoice that our own Apostolic youth will finally be able to find decent clothes to buy! If you’ve been in any mainstream clothing stores in the last few years, you know exactly what I’m talking about.

And, not to mention the full-force onslaught of immoral clothing styles that bombards the eyes and thoughts of our men everytime they go into a public place!

Nevertheless, relief is on the way! This Reuters news story announces that less skin is the new fashion trend. Even young teens will be going instead for 1950s-style elegance, the fashionistas predict: knee-length skirts and higher hip- and necklines.

Here’s what Reuters says:

“Hip-hugging jeans and tight-fitting tiny tops are out. Less skin is back in for the young American.

“U.S. fashion experts say a trend toward modesty is evident in new fall styles for clothing aimed at girls in their early teens, and will become more common with spring 2006 designs.

“We’re seeing skirt hemlines that are at the knee and are very demure…” said Gloria Baume, fashion market director for Teen Vogue. The magazine showcases fashion and photography much like its parent publication Vogue.

“Baume, who said she looks to European fashion runways to spot what will be hot for American teens, said designers have been focusing on “ladylike and almost old-fashioned” styles that were inspired by the 1950s.

“That would phase out the belly-baring, skintight numbers championed by the likes of Britney Spears. ?There is nothing form-fitting about the latest fashions,? Baume said.

“Does that mean the low-rise jean fad is over?

“I hope so,” said Baume. “I don’t like them. That style has been around for four years and I think girls are getting tired of it.”

There you have it. Less skin, and more modesty. Finally.

Author: Jay Jones

Jay is an author, veteran church planter, speaker, and the pastor of the Pentecostals of Kentwood. He's a passionate worshipper of Jesus Christ, a husband, daddy, pastor, and a ‘pretty good guy’. Jay is also an ordained minister of the United Pentecostal Church, where he currently serves as a Presbyter in West Michigan.

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