Modesty Unveiled: Wedding Dress Photos

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Define modest.  Go ahead, take your time.

It isn’t easy, is it?

Can a woman be fully clothed and still be immodest?

What part does the attitude of the woman play in whether a woman is immodest or not?

What does it mean to be provocatively dressed?

Does how she stands or walks have any effect on whether she looks modest or not?

Does a woman’s body type make a difference in what she can or cannot, should or should not, wear?

I think you would agree that all these play a part in whether we would be able to call a woman modest. (Which raises another question: Can a modest woman be immodestly dressed? Or can an immodest woman be modestly dressed?)

Thoughts to Ponder

These are some thoughts which I am mulling over, admittedly not completely thought-through yet, but think with me on this:

I believe modesty begins inside a woman. I think modesty is a matter of the heart.  Modesty is closely linked with another Biblical word:  discretion.

“As a jewel of gold in a swine’s snout, so is a fair woman which is without discretion.” Proverbs 11:22

God sometimes deals with the heart about immodest outward appearance before He completely changes the heart of a woman to become modest in all areas.

Not all modestly dressed women are modest at heart.

Question of the Hour

Whose are you? If you belong to God and you have given your life to Him, if you are trusting that Jesus Christ’s blood shed for you on the cross, and His resurrection, has saved you from eternal damnation in hell…

then:

 

What does God want said about you:

Holy? or Hot?

Modesty Survey
Our church took a survey of all the men and older boys, asking them to rate specifics in dress which caused them to have trouble in their thoughtlife.  Click on the link to read that post on modesty and the results of the modesty survey.

This is the time of the year when many young maidens are planning the biggest day of their life:  their wedding day.

Ok, let’s imagine something.  Suppose you were engaged and planning your wedding right now:

After thinking about modesty, and reading the modesty survey, if you were to wear any of the dresses below, or any of the wedding dresses that you have seen at weddings in the recent past, which of them would cause the men at your wedding to either have to look away, or sin, and why.

 

 

Now, Are You Ready For A Challenge?
  • Ask your husband or father to help you evaluate your clothing, by giving you a thumbs up or thumbs down (or a rating of some kind) of each piece of clothing  you own.  Tell him that your sincere desire is to be pleasing to the Lord in all your ways and you don’t want to cause a “brother” to stumble.  Encourage him that you mean it, and then don’t react, but really listen to what he says.

  • If your friend or daughter is planning a wedding, talk to her about this issue of modesty, and perhaps give her an article or two to read on the subject, and give her some Bible verses which have spoken to you.  You’ll help her avoid a world of regret, and save many a man from sin.

 This post is part of a Series on Modesty.

Click on the button below or in the sidebar, to read all of the posts in this series.

10 Replies to “Modesty Unveiled: Wedding Dress Photos”

  1. Your new site looks great!
    And, about the modesty issue….it reminds me so much of our daughter when she was a teenager living at home. Her Daddy “covered her up” once when she was showing a bit too much up top. One of my biggest pet peeves is seeing young girls with halter top sun dresses at church….it makes me cringe! Yes, God gave us our bodies….but as His Temple…we should respect it and not feel like it is ours to put out there on display! I will now climb down from this soapbox!!! 😉
    Great post….food for thought! HOPE you have a blessed day!

  2. Love your new space! I believe that modesty is not just in attire, but in attitude, and the way a woman conducts herself in her behaviors as well as in speech.

    1. Thanks, Barbie:) So true, that conduct and speech go hand in hand in modesty. That reminds me of the verse in Proverbs 17:28–“Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.”
      If I keep myself modest outwardly, that’s half the battle, but I may open my mouth, or you may see in my actions or attitude, and you know that there is no discretion.
      That verse unnerves me: desiring to grow closer to the Lord so that I never “remove all doubt” of my foolishness and indiscretion by my words and actions. I see immodesty as just one part of that.
      Thanks so much for stopping by! I love your comments:)
      Wendy

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