Monday, May 25, 2009
Beautiful, modest and feminine clothes can be hard to find on the racks today but we do not have to feel we are helplessly at the mercy of distasteful or immodest designers. With a little ingenuity, inspiration and thought we can find ways to dress simply and modestly through the summer.
I remember reading through Jennie Chancey's article dressing feminine through the week many years ago and was absolutely inspired and challenged to work on my wardrobe, to make it beautiful, modest and comfortable. That time has come again for me, as I am shopping again for summer wear as I am sure many of you are doing also--and was delighted to find that this 7 day challenge is once again circulating to bless so many woman today.
Joy, at The Stay at Home Missionary, has done an excellent job in this challenge and I would like to share with you the links of her 7 day journey with dresses so that you would be blessed and challenged as well:
Day 6 & 7
I love how she included her daughter in the pictures (aren't us mothers always training?) --- also included in the original challenge was to try different hairstyles so as you look through her posts you will also see the beautiful job she did on her daughters hair and some links for ideas for you and your daughters. Great job, Joy, and thank you for using your valuable time to bless and encourage women all around the world. (See more links of participants in the challenge here. )
If you are not used to wearing dresses, I want to encourage you to give it a try. Dresses are very comfortable and easy to work in. It inspires our daughters to be feminine, teaches our sons to appreciate modest and feminine women and our husbands like it when we look beautiful for them. It takes a little thought and planning but once you start wearing more dresses it becomes easier. I, personally, don't wear them 24/7 but I do enjoy wearing them when I do. Many women have said they see a change in how people treat them when they are dressed femininely such as getting doors held opened for them, etc. I have experienced the same--- be sure to teach your daughters that when you act and dress like a lady you will be treated like a lady!
Mrs. Chancey also had written this article which made me think long and hard about feminine dress that I also wanted to share with you. I hope you will enjoy it as much as I did.
Have a great time shopping for clothes this summer and be sure to pray about what the Lord would have you and your family wear this year. Be thoughtful of your husbands preferences and ultimately remembering that in all the things--whether how we dress, talk or act we are always reflecting Christ to the world!