- Be aware of cut, style, drape, and the type of material when choosing a garment.
- Avoid materials that are sheer or cleave to your body.
- Steer clear of low-cut blouses, lines, prints, and discolorations on fabric that focus unduly on particular areas of your body.
- The design should suggest modestly and womanliness.
- Since men's garments for women are an abomination (hated thing) to God (Deuteronomy 22:5), try to avoid any suggestion of manliness such as mannish jackets, coats and caps, even zippers in the front of the skirt.
Now let us consider for a moment the different spirits behind the types of clothing in fashion.
The unrighteous minds that design certain clothes are inspired by those whose leadership is accepted - namely the international idols, politicians and musicians - with total disregard for decency.
As many girls experiment with tight-fitting clothes, fashionable shoes and hairstyles, subtly Satan is undressing them by presenting them with a "bold look" and a "bare look" and diverse forms of "skin shows".
There are plenty of designs that concentrate on certain body parts with define sex appeal and show the "non-blushing" condition of this age.
In like manner also, those women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety. I Timothy 2:9-11
Here modest dressing includes being sensible and bashful. There are some casual clothes for young girls that may seem unassuming, yet a nonchalant spirit is expressed, which can speak of the relaxed morals of this age. Many T-Shirts and tops have logos on them, having a double meaning, which preferably you would not desire to include in your wardrobe.
Now you do not intentionally go out to purchase wrong things. You certainly do not want to be associated with any of the trends, which convey these spirits. Yet these hidden traps, which are not apparent, are there to catch you, the true believer.
While still maintaining your own taste and individual style, take a careful check to determine whether your clothing is modest for all your varying activities. The change you may need to make is to adapt to proper footwear and garments that will reflect modesty and a more Conservative mode.
Certainly there are items you may have to discard in order to get victory from imitating the world. Remember, you want your clothes to be neat and tidy, suitable for the occasion yet beautiful in simplicity.
When coming to the house of the Lord, it is needful to respect the order by being presentable and reserved at all times. Certainly you would make a special effort in your manner of dress to show your reverence. Take care also not to touch your hair or rearrange your dress in church, as this will also be a distraction.
Finally my sisters, I have mentioned these things as simple guidelines to help you in your choices. They are not meant to be a burdensome set of laws. When it comes to dressing, I trust that the Inside Teacher, the sweet Holy Spirit will make you more aware of the misleading intent in fashions.
God has created in you a spirit of royalty and Godly character is your most prized possession. Worthy character includes dressing appropriately and it is part of the "A, B, C's" (the basic teachings) to the Message of the Hour. When you are in the company of men and even amongst those that your life could influence, allow your dress to characterize His presence in your life.
To achieve a godly appearance the important thing to remember is the over-all impression you make. Do work for a striking contrast to the worldly-wise girl's dress. Let your feminine dress and manner radiate your devotion and love for Almighty God.
You do not want to copy the arrogant model's walk. As others observe you, may you unquestionably be identified as a daughter of the True and Living King of Heaven.
80-2 EPHESIAN.CHURCH.AGE - CHURCH.AGE.BOOK. CPT.3 "Seven golden candlesticks." In Exodus 25:31, it says, "And thou shalt make a candlestick of PURE gold; of BEATEN work shall the candlestick be made; his shaft, and his branches, his bowels, his knops, and his flowers, shall be of the same." The true church of Jesus Christ, the bride, is likened to PURE gold. Her righteousness is HIS righteousness. Her attributes are HIS own glorious attributes. Her identity is found in Him. What He is, she is to reflect. What He has, she is to manifest. There is no fault in her. She is all glorious within and without.