It's sad how immodest most girls dress now days. In one picture I saw last summer on Facebook there was a group of ten girls in their prom dresses. Guess how many of their dresses were floor length? None. How many were knee length or below? None again. How many were even at the knee? Still none! Every single dress was above their knees. Four of the dresses were strapless, and every one of them were sleeveless.
I don't see how you can feel comfortable in a dress like that. You would have to be so careful when you sit so you don't expose something. A lot of the time when I see girls wearing dresses like that, when they stand up (or sit down) they pull on their dresses to re-adjust them. If your dress is so short you have to pull it down when you stand up, it's too short. Same goes for how low they are in front. You wouldn't be able to lean over without once again showing something that the world shouldn't see. Not to mention you would be cold any time the slightest breeze came along.
|Doesn't this look more elegant...|
If you expose that much of your body, men will want you for your body. If you cover that up, they will be able to look past your flesh and like you for who you are inside. Eventually, everyone's looks change. Also, if your dress comes to your knees or below, your legs are nicely accented, as well as whichever cute shoes you chose to wear. If your dress is above your knee, the only thing people will ever focus on are your ugly knees. (Because, seriously, does anyone have nice-looking knees?)
It is possible to find modest dresses. You just have to look harder. One of my favorite places to go dress shopping is Goodwill. All the ones near us have a nice selection of dresses. Yes, there are some dresses that are still too high for me to be comfortable wearing, but there are quite a few other ones as well. Plus, the prices can't be beat! :) There are quite a few online dress stores that have nice selections as well, such as Mikarose.com, ShabbyApple.com, and DownEastBasics.com. (Not to mention sewing your own dresses, but that's a whole other post.)
|The first thing I noticed about this picture was her dress, then her necklace, then her hair, not her exposed skin!|
A well fitted dress will do wonders for you, making you look and feel like a princess. Not to mention it is just plain fun to wear a swirling skirt that billows when you twirl. Ever notice that Cinderella didn't wear a skin-tight, sleeveless, knee-length dress? Take a look at a picture of the Disney princesses. They all look so elegant and lady-like in their floor and ankle length dresses. I don't mean to say you have to wrap yourself up in cloth until you look like a mummy, just wear enough to cover yourself. You can be modest and still look pretty. Modestly is very becoming, no matter what your age.
So, girls. I have a challenge for you. Next time you are going to dress up, whether it be for a prom, a wedding, or just going to church on Sunday, actually try to find a modest dress to wear. Go out of your way a little bit. I think you'll find that you just like wearing them.