It seems like anytime there is a justifiable reason to bear more skin, women tend to gravitate that direction.
- Going to the beach?
- Working out at the gym?
- Going to a wedding?
- Headed to the rodeo? (I'm from Texas, don't forget)
- Attending a formal or dressy event during the holidays?
All these seem to be places or scenarios that ladies want to dress more sexy. Seductive.
But God's Word says:
likewise also that women should adorn themselves in respectable apparel, with modesty and self-control, 1 Timothy 2:9a
And sometimes I just want to say, "I'm not sure if you know this or not, but your breasts are supposed to be inhabiting the inside of your shirt."
Just because it is __________ time of year or ______ place does not invalidate the instruction to Christian women to keep private parts concealed.
Oh, I know accidents happen. Just last week I was the one who scandalized the maternity waiting room, remember? But I'm referring to the heart status each of us holds when it comes to our ideas of what is beautiful, as well as who we are trying to please--the Lord Jesus, or ourselves/others. This is why many people don't even want to talk about modesty. (Read: Modest Dress: What It Is and Seven Reasons We Don't Want to Talk About It or check out my ebook:
More Than Rules: Exploring the Heart of Beauty and Modesty.
So today I was invited to participate in this Style for the Season blog hop, where several Christian moms of varying ages and stages, got together to show some outfits they would wear this time of year, to various places. I'm playing the part of the middle-aged pregnant woman.
I received this skirt from Deborah & Co., a clothing company specializing in modest fashion, even in maternity wear. This is the Ruched Maternity Skirt in burgundy. I got to choose the exact length I wanted too which was nice since I'm tall. The stitching is impeccable and the maternity panel is a soft cotton, not that scratchy nylon I was expecting. If you want to place an order from Deborah & Co., they are offering 10% off right now. Just use the sale code: stylefortheseason. I have ordered from them before and have never been disappointed.
The layered tops are thrift store finds. The black sweater is Motherhood brand and very versatile. And black is always more "dressy," right?
Next I'm supposed to tell you about my accessories. Trouble with that is I don't own many accessories. I don't have a problem with jewelry, just don't own much outside of my wedding ring and the gen-YOO-ine cubic zirconia earrings I'm sporting in these photos. I do wear flexi clips though (cough). See?
Someone needs to convince me I should wear a scarf. I just know I would feel awkward and uncomfortable with something wrapped around my neck. I think they look great on everyone else though. Besides, what color would I wear? What if I tie it wrong? What if...what if...my children choke me with it?
I don't think it's worth the risk. My neck is doomed to be unadorned. Exposed. Scarf-less.
I'm wearing Anne Klein boots, but the skirt also looks cute with a more casual slide-on black shoe. The belly is size 26 weeks ;)