January 27, 2015

The Issue of Leggings






cardi: Target
top: LOFT
leggings: Gap
bag: Kate Spade
heels: Zara (similar)
watch: Fossil
In these pictures I'm wearing leggings. GASP! After this post by a Christian blogger who made a personal vow not to ever wear leggings, entire web has exploded with controversy over the issue. There all kinds of responses to the post and even Good Morning America interview. I mean, seriously? A little too much I think. 

Well, after thinking much about it and examining my own views, I decided to share. This post seemed to have been centered around an item of clothing, not the issue of modesty. She shared that her husband's eye were drawn to women's bottoms more when they were wearing leggings. So to honor God and her husband she set off to never wear leggings to not be a temptation. Good cause right? Right. 

If my husband would tell me that his eyes are drawn to a woman's bottom when she wears a tight fitting dress, I will not stop wearing dresses. The same thing for jeans, pants and skirts. You can find really immodest and risqué item of clothing in any department. Granted, when some women wear tights-like leggings which show every detail of their undergarments, it's very inappropriate. And I'm totally against that but I'm not going to say I'm against leggings, or skinny jeans or what not. Some skinny jeans are even more seductive than some leggings. 

The conversation should not be about an item of clothing but immodest apparel in general and that's a wide range of clothing. Also it depends on individual's definition of modesty and their personal relationship with Christ. In the end, if you are convicted as a Christian not to wear something, then don't. Just don't make it seem like people who do wear those items aren't modest. I wear leggings but they are very thick and I always wear longer sweaters or cardigans with them. 

Modesty is a matter of personal relationship with Christ. This article received this much controversy because a lot of people don't see leggings immodest or just don't have modesty standards. That's why we should be talking about a heart issue in our society and not a legging issue. She doesn't have to wear leggings to be seductive. A tight fitting silk dress with high heels will draw more attention than leggings in most cases. Let's be real here. Modesty is only important to us and God when we're doing it from the heart and not just following rules because we have to.

What do you ladies think? I would love to hear your opinion on this.

xo, Anna





5 comments :

  1. I do understand where she is coming from regarding leggings. However, I feel like I may approach the situation in a different way. I feel that my relationship with God has led me to be a modest person. With that being said, my husband is the head of my household and if I ever put on something questionable, he lets me know. I feel like each household is different in what they think is acceptable and not acceptable. I would never push my views or opinions of dress on others, its just not my place. Yes, some women wear very revealing clothing but I can't control that. I have to trust that my husband has enough self control and love for me that he would never allow some random woman's clothing choices to ruin our family.

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  2. Great post - I love how you handle this issue, very graceful. And this is a fantastic outfit, you look so stylish! Those heels are such a standout.
    <3
    katsfashionfix.blogspot.com

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  3. I agree completely with you!
    It's a bit of a sweeping judgement to say all leggings on everyone is always immodest.
    I agree somewhat with what she said, I've seen some leggings that are very tight and inappropriate. BUT, I personally wear leggings. I don't wear them with covering my rear end (I actually just posted an outfit with a sweater dress and leggings!)
    Leggings are awesome for shorter skirts and such IMHO.
    Excited to find your blog!
    Natasha
    A modest fashion blog:
    www.natashaatkerson.blogspot.com

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  4. I feel that wearing leggings like any item should depend on the person's personal taste and beliefs. To me I felt that leggings could be modest if done correctly.

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