I was raised in a home where modest dress was highly valued. My Barbies always wore clothing that covered their bodies appropriately. My mom always made sure that I wasn't showing too much skin, and that my appearance would be perceived as wholesome.
A week ago, I heard about an event that took place at BYU that kind of made me question more about what is "modest" and what is not.
Apparently, a mystery man handed this girl a note on Valentine's Day that said:
"You may want to consider that what you're wearing has a negative effect on men (and women) around you. Many people come to this university because they feel safe, morally as well as physically, here. They expect others to abide by the Honor Code that we all agreed on. Please consider your commitment to the Honor Code (which you agreed to) when dressing each day. Thank you." (source)
BYU has a posters around their school which read: "Skirts to the knees, please. Leggings are not pants." They are very clear in the standards they expect their students to abide by. As a Latter Day Saint, I can understand why they have an honor code like that . . . but, I'm a little confused. Is this outfit immodest? I mean, her skirt doesn't go to her knee . . . but she's definitely not showing any skin.
What do you guys think??