Emily from "Unfurling Flower" is making a series of posts about modesty, why we should dress modestly and what modesty contributes to our lives. I'm looking forward to reading! I haven't had the opportunity to write too much about this subject so far, but I won't exaggerate if I say it actually changed my life. Some time ago, I wrote an article about it, which you can check out if you want to.
Today, I normally wear ankle-length skirts, and I don't own any shirts with sleeves that leave the elbow uncovered. As a teenager, if someone told me I was going to dress like this, I'd laugh. I wouldn't recognize myself if someone showed me a picture of me as I am today.
I believe modesty is an essential, irreplaceable part of femininity. For me, embracing modesty came together with getting to know and learning to love my feminine role. Changing my tight jeans and sleeveless t-shirts to long and flowing dresses came together with being more gentle, submissive, patient and respectful.
And you won't believe the enormous change I saw in attitude of men towards me. In the period I now refer to as my 'previous life', I noticed greedy, hungry expressions as I walked down the street. Now I see recognition and respect of my chastity. No man ever dared to say anything rude or disrespectful ever since I changed my standard of dress.
But it's not only about how others see us, of course, like Emily so wisely points out. Be sure to check out her blog!