To say I was less than modest in my younger years is an understatement.
I was definitely of the 'if you got it flaunt it' school of thought. As well as 'it's HIS problem' if a guy can't keep his eyes to himself.
I wore mini skirts - I mean miniscule skirts; midriff shirts; off the shoulder shirts; strapless dresses; tight and low cut shirts/dresses; cut off short shorts; slits up to my rear; and skin -did-you-pour-yourself-into-those- tight jeans.
I. was. not. modest!
As I aged, my dress did become slightly more modest. Wisdom set in. I learned that 'sexy' wasn't the ONLY way to attract a guy. I also gained a bit more respect for myself along the way.
Modesty has been a huge process for me. Not an overnight change.
After meeting Techno-genius, becoming a Christian, getting married and having children, God grabbed a hold of my heart.
He changed me. My thoughts. My attitude toward dress and modesty.
At first modesty to me simply meant 'covered'. So, I ceased wearing low cut shirts. Tried to make sure all my skirts/shorts were around knee length - maybe a little above, but NOT mini-skirts that showed most of my thighs. I still wore 'fitted' clothing, but not so much the 'skin tight' pants.
Time marched on. We had even more children. My eldest little girl was getting older. She wanted a 'girls' club' in which she could be part.
God put it on my heart to start Girls Gone Wise.
Through this ministry, God worked in my life to do a 180 in my thought process of modesty.
In researching the topic of modesty to teach to this group of about 8 young ladies, I was moved in obedience to God to change my own wardrobe. My own shopping habits. My own attitudes and standards.
Through this study, 2 major points loomed out at me. First, God calls Christian, Godly women to be modest and feminine: (1 Timothy 2:9 In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;) Second, men and women's dress are to be different, distinct. (Deuteronomy 22:5 The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment: for all that do are an abomination unto the LORD they God.)