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Discussion in 'Forum for Polls' started by SaggyWoman, May 20, 2008.
I don't consider myself immodest, but if some of the standards of the poll are applied, perhaps others might?
I don't think sandals are inappropriate in hot weather, nor do I think short sleeves are, although I personally don't go sleeveless; any shorts I wear cover more than many ladies dresses do nowadays, and I would never show some of the other skin mentioned!!!
What Hopeful said.
One thing for sure, I never show cleavage (bust or butt)....
Well, does that plumber thing count? :BangHead:
People in the bible, including Jesus wore sandles, so I'm not sure how anyone could consider them immodest.
Here are my standards:
bust covered - I will wear v-neck shirts but if they're low cut, I have some nice camies that will cover what needs to be covered
bottom covered - I will not wear short shorts nor would anyone want me to. My legs are in pretty good shape except I gained a ton of weight in pregnancy and have a gob of stretch marks on my thighs. So Bermuda shorts are my friend.
feet uncovered - I hate shoes. As soon as I can, I take them off. Summer means flip flops when out and about or another pair of sandals. I don't think this is immodest. However, I won't wear stillettos or that sort of shoe. Bleck!
sleeves - I will only wear shirts that cover my bra. None of this bra strap as a fashion statement thing. I do have some sleeveless shirts and tanks but they cover well. I'll only wear them when it's really hot because I just don't like my upper arms. But when it's 98 degrees with 98% humidity, the sleeves are gone.
So basics are - parts are covered that shouldn't be shown.
Are you a modest person?
Sure I am! Give me a medal to wear that says so.
It depends on one's definition of "modest". The Bible is referring to women who dress seductively for the purpose of enticing and lure men. They do it for immoral reasons. One can (in my opinion) be modest in shorts and a T shirt if their only motive is to be comfortable. We should not be held responsible for what goes on in another person's mind unless our intent is to cause lust. Unfortunately, much of female clothing is made for the wrong reasons--to make the wearer look sexy. Even little girls' tops have words like "Hotty" on them.
I wear jeans and T shirts at home. We're pretty isolated, so it's not like anyone is going to scold me for not wearing a dress. Plus it's hot here, jumpers would be unbearable. I also seldom wear shoes at home. It's just easier to get around the place dressed this way, or at least it used to be. I save my "Sunday best" for church. I still can't believe what some women wear these days! I have to avert my eyes sometimes, and I can only imagine what men have to do to look away!
We live in the tropics. It's hot. It's humid. We wear shorts, t-shirts, and flip flops. But then we are able to change & get comfortable when we get home from church.
I've been trying to say this here on the BB for years.
(My reply seems to have disappeared. I hope I did not unintentionally put something that contravened posting rules! :laugh: Anyway, I will try to remember what I wrote, and send it again).
At first, before seeing the poll questions, the title had me thinking this was a trick question. If I said, "Yes, I am modest!" (meaning "I am not boastful") I suppose my claim to modesty could in itself be seen as pride.
The poll questions showed that was not the meaning.
It seems I cannot be modest in the poll's terms, as there is only one that would be true of me: I never show cleavage.
Are the others really signs of immodesty though?
Is it immodest to wear a sleeveless pullover? What about a short-sleeved shirt? I sometimes wear both (not usually at the same time!).
I sometimes wear sandals. How can that be immodest? Jesus Himself wore them.
Is completely covering my legs a sign of modesty? Why?
I rarely cover my head, usually only to protect against heavy rain or bright sunshine.
I have left "shorts" till last. Yes, I often wear them, in the British English sense of short trousers. I understand that "shorts" is the American name for the item of men's underwear we call "pants". (What Americans call "pants", we call "trousers"!) I wear that sort of "shorts", too. I don't remove them before going out in public - what a strange idea!
Thank you, Brother David! I needed a chuckle to start off my day!:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Foot coverings, I wear sandals (when I wear anything at all) until there is snow on the ground! (that doesn't happen very often in Alabama!)
Head coverings: Sensory defensive disorder has left me unable to to tolerate any sort of head covering for very long. I just can't stand 'em.
Shorts: I actually prefer capris that come below my knees, but for other reasons than modesty. I have very fair skin and my poor knees will sunburn faster than any where else! :laugh:
Sleeves: I go sleeveless in the summer and wear short sleeves mostly in winter. But, I don't wear tank tops away from the house without an over shirt. It's that bra strap thing, I don't want to worry about 'em and bra straps are NOT a fashion statement! Eeeeeeew!
Am I modest? I'm a moderate modest.
If what you expect is Muslim modest or Amish modest, you ain't gonna find it here. If what you expect is native tropical island modest, you still ain't gonna find it here. But if you are looking for all the right places to be covered and clothing that isn't made and worn for the express purpose of seducing the male of the species, you might just find that here.