Today’s post is written by a precious girl I mentor, Anne Patterson. I thought you would enjoy hearing some wisdom us for and our daughters from this sweet 16 year old:
Like me, your daughter may not be married yet but that doesn’t mean the wisdom in Proverbs 31 is not for us! Proverbs gives us a great idea of the kind of women God wants us to be. Your daughter may not be considered a woman yet but all women are daughters of Christ no matter what our age!
The book of Proverbs is a great place to focus to know the kind of ladies would best please the Lord. Proverbs 31: 21 says: “She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come”. It is good to be a emotionally strong and dignified girl but I am going to pin point what your daughter and you can wear during the winter time to show that you are strong and have dignity, just like the Lord wants us to be.
A huge trend during the colder months are leggings, we all love them and yes- they are so comfy but they are extremely tight and sometimes even see-through! Leggings are not considered pants and should not be worn like them; leggings are intended to be worn with longer shirts, sweaters, and dresses! At my house the rule is simple: if my shirt covers all of my rear and my entire front then I can wear leggings. This picture would be a no go!
Leggings expose a lot because of how tight and sometimes thin they are so we don’t want to walk around showing the world everything. We must protect our bodies and protect the minds of our brothers in Christ who are trying to stay pure! Show dignity with the clothes we wear, by covering ourselves in areas that no one else should see.
Another thing we should watch out for is when we wear a dress or skirt with a pair of tights. Even though you are wearing tights, the length of a dress or skirt isn’t irrelevant. A good rule to follow is the finger tip length or if you have long arms like me then the knuckle length works great as well! A cute dress that is a bit shorter can always be worn with a thick pair of leggings so just in case the wind kicks up or your dress comes up a bit nothing would be see that shouldn’t!
Lastly, let’s talk shirts. A trend I have seen this year is the see-through chiffon or polyester shirts. Some girls must have thought their shirt is opaque but it definitely was not. Make sure you and your daughter wear a light colored shirt or a tank underneath this style. Even if its black, that doesn’t mean you can’t see through. Also, if your bra is a nude color, a tank should be worn underneath! Plus she wouldn’t be freezing!
By watching what you and your girl wear, you can model and help her portray the kind of lady that God wants her to be, a girl with dignity and one who is strong!