Welcome to another Modest Monday! I will forewarn you that this topic may touch a nerve just like or more than the discussion on Heels did. We are discussing leggings today and, although I know it is a trend, I believe them worthy of a look in the light of modesty. Let’s begin shall we.
Leggings Leggings everywhere. Leggings Leggings should we care?
Yes, we should!
In a way I feel like the issue of leggings and modesty is so obvious it shouldn’t require discussion; however, one only needs to look around (especially at church) and see there is an issue with these things that needs to be addressed.
Let me first say,
Leggings ARE NOT pants or tights/pantyhose.
Pants and Tights/Pantyhose ARE NOT leggings.
Leggings are not pants and should not be worn as though they were. They are far too body hugging, too skin tight to be worn like one does slacks and a shirt. Tights, footless tights, and pantyhose are too thin and should never be worn as though they were leggings.
Leggings used to be for exercises; dancers often wore them. To no huge surprise the world has pushed them for outerwear and people – tall, short, thick and thin – have latched on to them.
As believers we have to consider the modesty factor of what we wear, and leggings improperly worn are never appropriate for us. It doesn’t matter if they are black or highly patterned in color, it doesn’t matter if they have pockets or are made of leather, and it doesn’t matter if one is thin with nary a lump or bump anywhere. If one chooses to wear this garment there is a right and wrong way to do so, especially for believers.
THE WRONG WAY
As stated earlier, leggings should not be worn as though they are pants; they are far too tight and body revealing for that. We should not be accentuating our bodies like the world does and encourages all to do. Think about it. When we dress in this manner, revealing every outline, curve, crevice, dimple and wrinkle we might as well be naked before God and man. This must not be for Christians. Men, it is the same for you. I decided it best not to provide pictures, but some of the legging type attire for men is far too tight and revealing. Our society worships the body and flaunting the nakedness of it as much as possible. Believers are not to follow the world’s way.
THE RIGHT WAY
If you choose to wear leggings please do so modestly. Remembering we are representing our Lord, we just cannot wear leggings in the way I’ve seen so many doing – in and outside of the church.
One should always make sure the top or dress they choose to wear with leggings is not too tight or too short. Consider pairing the leggings with longer tunics or dresses that stop at the knee or slightly above to ensure that your backside and personal areas are covered.
Does the description say “footless tights,” “tights,” or “pantyhose”???
Examine the fabric. Is it too thin? Can you easily see sunlight through it?
Try the outfit on. Can you move, bend over, sit down without causing an unbecoming view of yourself? Be Honest.
Consider your body. How does the outfit look on YOU? Be honest.
Until next time!