Dresses and Modesty

I wanted to briefly touch on a topic that has been making its rounds across the internet. There was a viral picture of a 15 year old wearing a “homecoming dance” dress which was extremely revealing. I’m not going to post the picture, but I’m sure if you do a quick google search you’ll find it.

Half of the comments on this picture are talking about how ashamed her parents should be, while the other half are talking about how it’s her body and how she can do what she wants.

I realize this is a very controversial topic, and wanted to briefly voice my opinion.

I think I align right in the middle. I can understand how people think she is too young to be wearing such revealing clothing, but do think she should be allowed to make her own decisions.

It’s also important to note that we don’t know the full story of her relationship with her parents. Maybe her parents are actually against her wearing this dress, but have allowed her to make her own choice.

I’m of the opinion that sheltering and controlling her will only make her rebel against her parents more. I guess my opinion is for her parents to teach her correctly, and for her to make her own choices now so that she can learn from them, rather than later in life when there’s less leeway.

I think my philosophy also applies to other choices and decisions as well, and it’s the philosophy that I strive to teach my own children by.

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