So, obviously this dress isn’t off my shoulders like it’s intended to be. lol. “Off the shoulder” dresses and shirts are reeeeeally in right now. I literally see them everywhere on Pinterest and Instagram… and in real life. hahaha. They’re super trendy right now. But, as you can tell, this dress isn’t off my shoulders like it was intended to be. haha. For me, I feel like this specific style is a little more raunchy than other styles because it’s almost like your clothes are “falling off”. For me, I feel like this style can draw people’s attention to your shoulders and upper body, which is totally distracting. lol. Off the shoulder styles are really stylish and modern, but not my first pick for a modest outfit. A lot of shirts and dresses like this have some of the cutest patterns and colors. So, instead of joining the popular trends and compromising my modesty standards, what I do (totally learned this from my younger sister…she rocks!) is to still buy these styles of shirts and dresses and just pull the sleeves up. So brilliant! It’s cute and modern, but still totally modest. YAY! I want to challenge you to do something…Before you leave your house in a dress or shirt like this, stand in front of the mirror and honestly ask yourself, “Does this dress or skirt build up and encourage the people around me to keep their focus on Christ? Or does it direct their attention away from Christ and onto my body?” Is your heart in the right place when you wear this certain style? As a sister in Christ, I really want to encourage you to think about this style from an honest perspective. The end goal isn’t to wear modest clothes when your heart and motives aren’t in the right place. The end goal is to honor Christ with a pure heart and let that flow into your clothing choices.
Love you my friends,