|Title||What does it mean to dress modestly?|
|Publication Type||Web Article|
|Year of Publication||2011|
|Authors||gotquestions.org staff ,|
|Access Date||Jan 8, 2012|
|Keywords||clothing, modesty, purity|
Question: "What does it mean to dress modestly?"
Answer: In describing the mode of dress appropriate for women in church, the apostle Paul exhorts them to dress “modestly” with “decency and propriety” then goes on to contrast immodest dress with the good deeds which are appropriate for those who profess to be true worshipers of God (1 Timothy 2:9-10). Modesty in the way we dress is not just for church; it is to be the standard for all Christians at all times. The key to understanding what constitutes modesty in dress is to examine the attitudes and intents of the heart. Those whose hearts are inclined toward God will make every effort to dress modestly, decently, and appropriately. Those whose hearts are included toward self will dress in a manner designed to draw attention to themselves with little or no regard for the consequences to themselves or others.