Saturday, June 18, 2011

How about a "Pretty Dress Day" Challenge?


                                               Women Walking on the Beach
                                                Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida

I have noticed that a lot of housewives, homemakers, and women in general wear very casual outfits when they shop in town. Even those of us who wear dresses and skirts tend to be quite casual. The only ones that are dressed up are the working women who have a dress code requiring a skirt and perhaps heels. However, yesterday I noticed a few ladies wearing dresses with a variety of summer shoes. I decided to wear a hat with my skirt and top and found it very comfortable to keep the sun off the face and eyes. I did notice another lady weating a nice long denim dress with a hat, so it must be the season for hats.

Summer will be here in another week and in our part of the country we are just starting to warm up. I have seen females of all ages bring out the skimpy summer dresses. They just don't cut it when it comes to propriety and I think that as Christian women, we can make a statement that says we can be modest and proper and pretty at the same time.

I would think it would be a fun idea to put on a pretty spring or summer dress or outfit and do our shopping with a smile. It may be a an opportunity to show that we care enough to dress with a purpose and enjoy being a woman who can do so without feeling overdone.
It is very difficult to find dresses that are modest. Many companies advertise "modest" clothing, but form-fitting, low-necks, sleeveless, and short don't exactly qualify. To be truly feminine it seems that a dress or top and skirt would show some shape, be fluid enough to move comfortably, no clinging or see-through fabric, and cover enough arm and leg and torso so that when it is worn one feels free of any hindrances, if that makes sense.
This is a dress that would be appropriate and is found at Blair.



This is a wonderful example of a modest summer dress appropriate for shopping, church, and visiting and it is found at sewladylike.com.

3 comments:

Maria said...

What a wonderful idea...this is something that all of us should try. As women of God, I believe He demands us to be different!

Maria

lisa said...

Beautiful dresses! Thanks for sharing.I'm your newest follower. :)

Blessings,
Lisa

Janet said...

Thank you for your comments. I am sorry I didn't get to them sooner. We are just settling down after a whirlwind summer. I hope to be posting more soon!