Dear Miss Modesty...
DEAR MISS MODESTY, I'm a young ATI lady who has dressed modestly all my life. (1 Pet.3: 3-4) None of my blouses reveal my collarbone, all of my skirts have kick pleats, I own no colored stockings, and I've never worn red fingernail polish. I know this is the way to be a virtuous woman (Prov.31:10), so please don't think I'm asking if I can wear jeans or sleeveless shirts or other things that the sensual girls (Isaiah 3:16-23) in my church wear.
But I do have a fashion question. Recently I've been wanting to try something new. I'm tired of looking exactly like all the other Godly girls in my church. Even when we dress casually, we all show up in straight denim skirts and polo shirts, all in colors in our exact "season" so they highlight our countenances (Genesis 12:7). It is a great witness, but it's a little monotonous.
My question is, can I experiment with other fashions within the bounds of modesty?
Sincerely, Trying to Live Circumspectly (Eph. 5:15)
DEAR TRYING, Our culture today delights in tearing down traditions and scorning those who do not go along with their "progress." For this reason, they will reap condemnation (Deut. 27:17). I discern that you are being influenced by this worldly philosophy. The very idea of "experimenting" has its roots in the drug culture of the '60s, when rebellious sons and daughters defiled themselves with drugs and immoral activities which promised the man escape from the "monotony" of a disciplined life.
God's Word clearly indicates that we are not to follow in the footsteps of the rebellious (Ps. 1).Therefore, I would caution you against "experimenting" with other fashions. Even if they are "within the bounds of modesty," it would be difficult for you to find another style which emphasizes virtue as much as that worn by Godly ATI girls of today.
Why should you attempt to alter what your authorities have approved? This desire possibly indicates double-mindedness (Jas. 1:6-8). I encourage you to go to your authorities and find out if God really is leading you in this direction (Prov. 3:5-6). May you continue to live a life of virtue and victory!
Sincerely, Miss Modesty