.... If A Particular Practice Is A Sin? I know that in many (if not most) so-called "evangelical" churches, modesty in how females dress for public worship services seems to be a "non-issue" in these days. OTOH, I am trying to figure out just what is the specific criteria to determine whether or not a woman's dress/skirt hemline is sinful. Back in the 1800's (and probably earlier than that), if a woman's dress hemline even so much as revealed her ankles, that would have been considered as "scandalous and sinful." I don't know exactly when it started, but now it seems as if it's OK in many so-called "evangelical churches" that hardly any body is bothered if a woman's dress/skirt hemline stops at a couple inches above her knees. I guess what I'm trying to say that if it was considered to be "scandalous and sinful" back about 150 years ago for a woman's hemline to so much as to reveal her ankles, why then does it now seem to be acceptable for a woman's hemline to be approximately 18 inches higher than it was only some 150 years later?