I will try to set this up as best as I can. I understand there are differing views on each side. My father, an IFB is very black or white. I lived with him during my last year in high school where he tried his hardest to implement sound principles and standards. Much of his efforts went unnoticed until after my husband and I married a year later. One of these "standards" were for me to wear dresses and skirts, at the time I had a problem with that. I enjoyed my worldly clothing, and didn't see a reason as to why I should let it go. At the beginning of my marriage I had a change of heart and changed out my wardrobe, and haven't looked back since. I have no problem wearing what I do. I greatly understand the principle behind it, just by experience, etc. Well, we have a one year old daughter and for the past year she wore only dresses and sleepers. We live in So Cal where the climate is fairly warm all year round, so super warm clothes were never a must. To keep her warm she'd be in a sleeper or wearing tights. There has never been a problem but now there is. We leave for Virginia on Saturday. It's been a great while since I've lived in ultra cold climates and know that it will be freezing there. I went searching for 'fall' dresses, well, the only thing I found was fancy/special occasion dresses not meant for everyday wear. So, what do I do? I asked my husband and he thought it'd be best to allow her to wear pants while in the colder climates, but will continue with her dress wearing during the other 3 seasons. My dad started with his diatribe when I brought this up and it's aggravating. Saying I shouldn't compromise, and so on. I want her to be warm, there's nothing careless about that choice. I understand it's a personal preference for some as long as it's worn modestly. I'm sure some can find scripture that is in support or against this very teaching. Any advice in dealing with this with my father? TIA.