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Modesty: At All Times and Places

Church, school, home—we are modest where and when expected. However, are we using the following situations as excuses to dress immodestly?

  1. Beach/Pool: Women, choose your swimsuit by how much it covers, not by its name—even one-piece suits can be immodest with plunging necklines and no backs. Men, avoid tight swimming shorts.
  2. Athletics: Sports, dance, and exercise all require flexible, proper-fitting clothing. It’s possible to find such clothing in (more) modest styles or to make them more modest, such as by wearing spandex shorts underneath track shorts. Even sports with mandatory uniforms can be worked around. For example, a girl in my stake ordered her high-school cheerleading skirt longer than required with no problem.
  3. Halloween: Often this holiday is seen as the night modesty is scared away. Most women’s costumes revolve around sex appeal and men's around crude humor. There are so many creative costumes out there that are modest and still cute or funny. If you can’t find any, make an immodest costume modest by wearing an undershirt or leggings.
  4. Bedtime/Lounging: One day you’ll be wearing garments, and on hot nights when pajamas are left in the drawer, sleeping in your underwear will mean still being covered from shoulder to knee. Your current sleepwear should cover you up too. Also, it’s best to be modest in case an emergency happens or you get a surprise visitor of the opposite sex, a common scenario at college if you have social roommates.

Challenge: No matter where you are or what you are doing, remain modest.


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