Here is a post by Mary Kassian on modesty in dress that was very encouraging. She looks at how a woman might faithfully apply 1 Timothy 2:9-10 which says, “Also, the women are to dress themselves in modest clothing, with decency and good sense, not with elaborate hairstyles, gold, pearls, or expensive apparel, but with good works, as is proper for women who affirm that they worship God.”
Kassian covers some very helpful diagnostics in this article. She asks and explores:
- Is it becoming or unbecoming?
- Is it decent or indecent?
- Is it moderate or excessive?
One of the most helpful sections on the application of “becoming” is summarized below:
First and foremost, your clothing ought to be becoming, fitting to, and consistent with your character as a child of God. But it also ought to be becoming to your body type, becoming to your femininity, becoming to your husband, becoming to the other clothes you are wearing, and becoming to the occasion and place you intend to wear it. There’s a tremendous amount of guidance in that small word, becoming.