Thursday, September 10, 2009
Modesty for Little Girls
When it comes to little girls dressing modestly, where do you draw the line? I personally think it's wise to teach them correct standards of modesty from a young age. If you don't want them wearing spaghetti straps as teenagers, you probably shouldn't allow them to wear them as a young child. I admit, my daughter has a few less-than-modest outfits, but only a couple. Since I made up my mind about this a few months ago, I bought a couple of white blouses that she'll wear under the strappy shirts and dresses to keep her modest. I feel that if I start with her when she's young, she'll be less likely to fight me about it when she's older. That said, it's hard to avoid shorter shorts for young girls, but I'm thinking of pairing shorter skirts with leggings while she's young (out when she's a teen--I think it looks ridiculous for someone over 12).
Any thoughts? Do you think how you dress your daughters when they are little will have an affect on the choices they make as a teenager? Or do you think I'm being ridiculously strict?