Why should you care about what you wear? Because clothes make a statement. What message do yours send?
- Three big fashion mistakes and how to avoid them
- What your peers say
Three big fashion mistakes and how to avoid them
Mistake #3: Thinking ‘the sexier, the better.’
“Honestly, sometimes it’s tempting to wear something a little edgy, as in too short or too tight or too skimpy,” admits a girl named Jennifer.
A better route: The Bible says: “Do not let your adornment be external . . . but let it be the secret person of the heart.” (1 Peter 3:3, 4) In harmony with that advice, think about what’s more attractive
—eye-catching outfits or heart-touching traits.
Fashion tip: Your best ‘fashion accessory’ is modesty. True, that’s not a popular word today. But think of it this way:
Have you ever had a conversation with someone who talks too much and only about himself or herself? The sad thing is, that person probably has no clue that he or she is putting you off!
When you dress immodestly, you become like that person. Your attire sends out the message ‘look at me,’ and that can make you appear either insecure or self-absorbed
—or both. It can also make you look desperate for any kind of attention —even the wrong kind.
Rather than advertising something you’re not selling, try modesty. “Modesty doesn’t mean you have to dress like your grandmother,” says a teenager named Monica. “It just means that you respect yourself and others around you.”
What your peers say
“I bought skirts that were a size larger than normal, not because I had gained weight but because I wanted to make sure my clothes weren’t clinging. Guess what? People actually asked me if I had lost weight! Dressing modestly makes you look better.”
“I honestly feel more comfortable dressing modestly. Not only do my clothes fit better but I’m also at ease knowing that anywhere I go, I can tell people I’m a Christian and I don’t have to worry that my appearance doesn’t match my beliefs.”