Devotionals

The Lost Art of Being a Lady

Hi, everyone!

Today is Theology Thursday! Just FYI, Today’s topic is geared towards my female readers:)

I wanted to discuss modesty this week after hearing a few things about people I know that just break my heart for our generation. Let’s get right into it.  

Think about 1950’s fashion. If you don’t know much about the era, think about the Cinderella cartoon. Skirts and dresses, below the knees in most cases. Beautiful patterns and flattering cuts. Nothing too tight. Girls looked like ladies. 

I think our culture has forgotten what a lady is. Kind, modest, humble, honest, classy, feminine, and beautiful. These are a few words that come to mind when I think of a lady. 

Our culture has lowered the standards of inner beauty and heightened the importance of outer beauty. We’ve lost the art of being a lady. 

I believe that if women want to be treated like ladies, we need to act like ladies. Dress the way you want to be treated. A good question to ask yourself when you are unsure if an outfit is modest is, “Would I be embarrassed to wear this in front of my grandparents?” 

1 Peter 3:3-4
Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.

But it is not enough to dress like a lady. If you dress in a beautiful, modest outfit but walk into a room with a “look at me” attitude, you will not be viewed as a lady. The attitude of your heart determines the way that others view you. You can be the most beautiful and modest girl in the world, but if you’re yelling at your siblings at the grocery store, you are no lady. 

The main thing for us girls to remember is that we are daughters of the King. We should dress and act like it. Everything about ourselves should reflect our Father as we go about in our busy lives. I’ll finish on this note: Remember who you’re representing, and dress accordingly. 

❤ McKinnlee

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6 thoughts on “The Lost Art of Being a Lady

  1. This. was. Perfect.
    I love it! You are so right 100%, our society and culture awards us and praises us with attention if we dress with immodesty, or we dress because it’s “who we are” and “freedom to express,” etc. I think it’s great to express who you are through your clothing, but that shouldn’t give you the incentive to disrespect your body with inappropriate clothing that actually detracts from your original goal: for people to respect you for who you are. All people will think of is how you weren’t dressing appropriately.
    The 50s poodle skirts and blouses are so cute and definitely represent what you were saying; they’re stylish and attractive but are still below the knee, which is how girls, I believe, should dress. Thanks for posting this!!

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