Sometimes I wonder, What has become of true, feminine boldness? 

Not the kind of boldness that demands attention and equality, but the boldness that stands firm in conviction and lives out holiness without apology.

 {Herban Earth Scarf from Bulk Herb Store}

As Christian women, we can exemplify both modesty and confidence.

{Fall Fashions from The Modest Mom

” in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength…”

Isaiah 30:15

Unfortunately, modesty seems a lifestyle too cumbersome for many in our culture.  Low necklines, high hems, tight tops, and poured-into-jeans are the going fashions filling department stores and catalogs.

If you take your cues from Hollywood, modesty just seems frumpy.

{Modest Clothing from Jade Mackenzie Apparel

Why cover those curves when you can show them off?

What’s wrong with tight pants… or a tight skirt, for that matter?

And who is to say if something is “too short” or “too tight”?

Why should Christian women live by some preacher’s clothes line rules?

{Feminine Fashions from Fresh Modesty

Ladies, modesty isn’t merely a matter of the clothes lines.  It’s all about the heart.

Do we desire our lives (and our bodies) to bring glory to God?  Or attention to ourselves?  I submit to you that you cannot glorify both God and the flesh.

I have heard women misquote the Scripture, “God doesn’t look on the outside, but at the heart” as an excuse for immodesty.  God does look at the heart, but He also expects the body to reflect His holy nature.

What does an immodest body reveal about the condition of the heart?

{Custom-made skirts from Love My Jean Skirt

Too many Christians are believing the lies of our culture that God is “tolerant” and Christians who “judge” are “legalistic”.

Christianity is about neither tolerance nor judgding.  The Christian life is about holy living and a holy God.

Despite what our culture says, Christians must live separate, clean lives before the world. 

{Black Dress from Sierra Brooke}

Personal convictions will vary from person to person and family to family.  Our common thread must be a burning desire to honor and obey our righteous and loving God.

Ladies, I urge you to embrace modesty as a lifestyle. 

Not in dress only, but in every aspect of living and speaking.  As ambassadors of Christ, we have the amazing privilege to live out beautiful, Biblical womanhood before a confused and hurting world.

{Maternity Styles from Shabby Apple

Don’t let the world squeeze you into it’s broken mold.

Live Christian womanhood boldly! 

This post is linked at The Better Mom, A Mama’s Story, Raising Homemakers, Above Rubies, Growing Home, Deep Roots at Home, Titus 2sDays, We are That Family, A Wise Woman link-up
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25 thoughts on “Bold Modesty {Fall Fashions that Defy Frump}

  1. Just wonderful is all I can say!!! Thanks so much for sharing this and I would like to feature it tomorrow on the ‘EOA’ link-up!! Wow!

    Posted on October 30, 2012 at 10:15 pm
  2. An excellent post! Beautifully written and appreciated!

    Posted on October 25, 2012 at 7:37 am
  3. Very beautifully written & I LOVE the pictures you used. 🙂

    Posted on October 24, 2012 at 10:38 am
    1. Thank you, Heather!

      Posted on October 24, 2012 at 10:52 pm
  4. Kristy, I greatly appreciate how you explained modesty in such a way easy to understand. You are a wonderful role model for young and old alike. Thank you for sharing from your heart.

    Posted on October 23, 2012 at 10:59 am
    1. Thank you for your kind remarks, Joanna. The feeling is mutual…. you are such a blessing to me and to many others. Love you!

      Posted on October 23, 2012 at 2:00 pm
  5. Five stars… A+… I stand in the men’s cheering section and applaud heartily.
    A modest heart leads to modest hems. We desperately need this message. Thanks for proclaiming it.

    Posted on October 22, 2012 at 11:16 pm
    1. Thank you so much, Josh! I appreciate your input!

      Posted on October 23, 2012 at 10:22 am
  6. Wonderfully said, Kristy! I appreciate your personal stand for modesty not just in cyber world, but on a daily basis at home and abroad. You live what you “preach.” Thanks for your godly example.

    Posted on October 22, 2012 at 7:47 pm
    1. Thank you, Julie!

      Posted on October 23, 2012 at 10:23 am
  7. Excellent post, my friend. Thanks for your time; such an encouragement to young ladies and seasoned ones too!

    Posted on October 22, 2012 at 2:00 pm
    1. Thank you for your feedback, Bambi! Love you, girl!

      Posted on October 22, 2012 at 5:14 pm
  8. Love the outfits but you need larger sizes. Maternity only goes to L or XL if you are lucky.

    Posted on October 22, 2012 at 12:05 pm
    1. Check out LovemyJeanSkirt.com and NewCreationApparel.com for plus size skirts.

      Posted on October 22, 2012 at 1:29 pm
  9. Love these outfits! Great post. 🙂

    Posted on October 22, 2012 at 10:56 am
    1. Thank you, Audra!

      Posted on October 22, 2012 at 11:21 am
  10. Wow. I hadn’t really thought of it that way (probably because I already wear fairly modest clothing – no minis for me!). Love the options you show. They are so cute!

    Posted on October 22, 2012 at 10:17 am
    1. Isn’t it nice to realize there ARE so many beautiful options for modest clothing? I just love these featured clothing companies and highly recommend them.

      Posted on October 22, 2012 at 11:22 am
  11. Awesome post, Kristy!!!

    Posted on October 22, 2012 at 9:24 am
    1. Thank you, Jill!

      Posted on October 22, 2012 at 11:18 am
  12. Do you know of any lines that carry plus sized, cute modest clothing?

    Posted on October 22, 2012 at 9:15 am
    1. You will have to pick and choose, but I found nice skirts and tops from “Woman Within”. I am a 3x-4x size. The prices are reasonable if you are willing to wait until what you want goes on sale. They also sometimes have free shipping.

      Posted on October 22, 2012 at 9:51 am
    2. Kyra, you can order an awesome, custom denim skirt in any size at http://www.lovemyjeanskirt.com/.
      http://www.newcreationapparel.com/ also carries lovely, modest skirts in plus sizes.

      Posted on October 22, 2012 at 11:20 am
  13. Thank you for this post! I love reading other ladies thoughts on modesty. 🙂

    Posted on October 22, 2012 at 9:00 am
    1. Thank you for the feedback, Caroline! I appreciate all YOU do to encourage and inspire modesty!
      Blessings.

      Posted on October 22, 2012 at 11:21 am