Our Life Tribe talks a lot about beauty and style, but there’s a gaping hole in our society today between two things:
Dressing beautifully vs. dressing sexually. If you've been keeping up to date with our social media, you know there has been some conversation on this- not all of it pleasant.
Here at Culture of Life, our main goal is to change the culture: we want to influence the culture by the way we dress and act so that it is a culture of beauty, a culture that embraces a love for life. So, how do we dress beautifully? What is the difference between dressing beautifully and dressing sexually? And how do we integrate that into our culture and influence our society without blasting out hateful messages across social media?
I think the main thing to remember when it comes to deciding what to wear is elegance:
“Elegance is the only beauty that never fades.” -Audrey Hepburn.
What is elegance? Elegance is, “the quality of being graceful and stylish in appearance or manner.”
Every woman knows when she slips into an outfit what that outfit makes her “feel” like. For example, slipping into Culture of Life’s Orange Satin Criss Cross Dress, one can’t help but feel like she could waltz into a ballroom or twirl down the stairs of a European hotel.
Wearing the Cheetah Satin Midi Skirt, one will feel ready to take on the moment: to own her beauty and be gracious to those around her.
Beautiful styles such as these make a woman feel and act more elegant, and by not showing too much, they accentuate her natural beauty and facial features.
"A dress should be tight enough to show you're a woman and loose enough to prove you're a lady." This quote embodies what we believe at Culture of Life Fashion and emphasizes that the difference between dressing in styles such as this and dressing in a way that demands sexual attention can come down to how one styles an outfit, or even how one wears an outfit. Tight fitting short shorts with a crop top doesn’t show the beauty of a woman but shows every curve possible, leaving nothing to the imagination.
Going along those lines, however, modesty isn’t just about ‘covering up,’ it’s about revealing your dignity. That’s why it is so crucial to us here at Culture of Life Fashion to emphasize the importance of not just modesty, but more so dressing elegantly and beautifully.
Remember this as well: dressing elegantly isn’t just about what you wear, it’s about how you carry yourself. See our blog on etiquette for more about this! It doesn't show "Modesty" or good manners to blast out hateful comments about another's immodesty on social media. Instead, what if we dress in the way we see modest and let others learn from our example? It isn't Christlike to continuously point out the other's flaws in a public place, such as social media. Jesus tells us to first go to the person if we have a problem we would like to work on. If the person doesn't listen, we can then take another person, only if the person doesn't respond twice are we told to bring a "village"- or make it public.
Have questions on dressing beautifully versus sexually? Have tips on modesty that you would like to share in charity? Feel free to reach out to one of our Life Tribe!