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February 22, 2014

Looking Back: Dressing modestly for success never goes out of style


I must relate this personal experience that happened just last month when waiting for my doctor’s appointment. Per usual, we gals head for the girls’ room and upon coming out in the hallway, I passed a tall person going into the ladies’ restroom. The next person was an elderly lady who drew my attention. Her eyes wide in disbelief and mouth agape … shaking her head at the tall person ahead of her.

A double-take told me the problem: She thought that the tall person was a male going into the ladies room. Horrors! Why? You can just imagine what she thought when seeing what looked like a man, but was not. I smiled at her and gestured to let her know all was OK.

Remembering when our girls went to high school (that was in the mid-1970s): Things did change regarding the acceptable dress code. (Did they have any? I never found out.)

But we made sure our girls were dressed neatly and modestly with good taste. At that point in time, we did acquiesce about wearing slacks for girls. Our daughters had pointed out that the stairways in the school were open stairways and many guys loved to strain their necks to get a glimpse of skirt-wearing gals climbing up the steps ahead of them. So dress slacks were apropos and the gawking taken care of (on our part).

Must give my hubby a lot of credit, for he thoughtfully hung a long full-size mirror next to the kitchen door. As the children left to go to school, or anywhere else for that manner, they would see what they looked like … what someone else would see. They knew the family rules and what was acceptable. Modesty is modesty and being sound in mind are both godly qualities.

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