16 Feb Modesty
I’m obsessed with a good plunge neckline. Heck, I’m a sucker for a plunge back too! My excuse for wearing what I want is that my humble breasts and baby cakes keep me modest. I believe it is much easier to get past the side eye of those wanting to pass judgement, if you are slim. My excuse has nothing to do with the reaction of others because I still get pulled aside by people wanting to tell me what I should wear but I digress. What really sucks is that I know if I was curvy, every once in a while, I’d want to flaunt that too! I salute those who are comfortable enough with who they are to wear what makes them feel beautiful despite what others think. (Here’s the kicker): Yet, there’s still a part of me that feels a certain amount of discretion should be used in certain environments. Basically, there’s a time and place for everything.There’s a lot of internet buzz surrounding a comment someone made towards Meagan Good at an event I attended on Sunday (awesome event btw, watch here). The audience member suggested that since Good is a Christian, she should “cover up”. This lady hit a nerve among a lot of us because her comment suggested 1. someone could be less of a Christian solely based on how they dress and 2. what Meagan has to offer would be better received if she dressed differently. This train of thought is what I believe turns people away from the church. I see it no differently than someone saying the value of one’s words are predetermined by their race. To me, Christianity will look different on everyone because we all come from different cultures, life experiences, backgrounds that shape our ideals. What do you think? Is there a double standard for the slim vs the curvy? Should that double standard be taken into account when getting dressed? Is there a unspoken rulebook that states a Christian shall not show cleavage (because the bible doesn’t)? Are you a better Christian if you wear more clothes? Am I no different from the member because I’ve allowed my figure to give me a “pass”? Share your thoughts in the comments below, I want to know!
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All photos by Ned!
Zac Posen for Target Dress (old), Nasty Gal heels (old)