Staying modest in the hot summer months can be challenging.
Sometimes it seems hopeless and you just want to give in to the cooler
summer trends! But it IS possible. First, I want to look at why it’s
important to stay modest.
Reason #1: Our body is a temple of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 6:19).
God lives inside of us if we are Christians, and we need to glorify God
with our bodies! Honestly, that makes me want to be modest. Our
bodies aren’t our own.
Reason #2: As Christian girls, we can help
Christian guys in their pursuit to honor God with their eyes and body.
We don’t want to be a stumbling block for them (1 Corinthians 8:9).
Before I give you some tips, I want to say a few things. First off,
modesty doesn’t mean we have to wear skirts that fall to the floor and
turtle necks (but if that’s your preference go for it!). You can be
stylish and modest all at the same time. Second of all, you may have to
sacrifice being cool just a little bit. But it’s worth it! And last
of all, modesty is more about what our heart looks like than what we
actually wear. Why do you want to wear that bikini? Because it’s
cooler or you want to show off your body?
Tip #1: Find some skirts and dresses you love! If
you find a light weight skirt or dress it is really much cooler than
shorts or pants that stick to you. There are tons of super cute casual
skirts and dresses! I recently bought a neutral black dress and I can’t
wait to style it for y’all!
Tip #2: Find some shorts you love! I personally
wear shorts and think they are okay. I have struggled to find shorts I
like that are modest though. The new fancy printed kind
can be modest if they are long enough because they don’t stick to you.
Find some that you think are long enough and don’t stick to you!
Tip #3: Wear cami’s underneath shirts. If a shirt
is too low, at the top or bottom, go for a layered look. Just make sure
the cami comes up high enough and isn’t too thick (it would be too
hot!). This opens up a more diverse selection of shirts!
Tip #4: Swimsuits can be such a controversial topic. I would definitely pray about it. Swim shirts with swim shorts would be an awesome modest option! I personally bought the black Hallie Tankini
from Rad Swim and also Nike swim shorts to go with it. I’ll show you a
picture sometime this summer. You may want to check out these
websites: www.thepinkdesert.com www.radswim.com www.kortnijeane.com www.limericki.com
Tip #5: Wear looser clothes. It’s the same concept as the skirts. Looser is cooler
Just make sure it covers everything. Also, consider tying a denim
shirt or cardigan around your waist for added coverage. If it’s
lightweight it won’t be too hot.
Tip #6: Accessorize. Keep outfits cute and stylish by wearing jewelry, a fun purse, cute shoes, or even a sun hat!
A lot of these tips you may have already known, but I wanted to
encourage you. We as Christian girls aren’t alone in the pursuit of
modesty- we have each other!
I didn’t state too much of my opinion, so if you have any questions
please comment below! Also, do you have any tips on staying modest this
summer? Please don’t keep it to yourself! I will hopefully be posting
modest outfits on here this summer.