Modesty: What Does It Even Mean?

Dress code protests, modesty Instagram models, priests on Twitter – take a deep breath and enjoy Elisha, Lyndsey, and Mary Katharine’s common sense discussion of dressing modestly—and finally answering the critical question of our time: Are leggings pants?

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There are 6 comments.

  1. Texmoor Coolidge

    Thanks for the crash course in women’s fashion.

    Without trying to sound too sexist, I’m glad I don’t have to deal with all that fashion madness as a man. I’ve only had to fear a poorly matched tie or consider if I’m slightly colorblind.

    I worked at a law office in college and the partner I worked for wore a white button-down and slacks everyday. I really envy that, lol

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    • June 13, 2019, at 9:23 AM PDT
  2. colleenb Member
    colleenb Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Generally agree with you about dress codes and the difficulty in trying to codify things. However I would like to see everyone dress more modestly – and yes men can be included in this. For instance – no bare chests. I don’t care how ripped they are I just don’t want to see a guy without something covering the upper torso while on the street, etc. Also, re church, no male under the age of 6 should wear shorts to church barring a broken leg or something. My daughter-in-law doesn’t even let the 2-year-old wear shorts to Sunday Mass. Great conversation as usual. 

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    • June 13, 2019, at 11:55 AM PDT
  3. Barry Jones Thatcher

    Seems like the theme music was pretty on point for this one…



    • #3
    • June 13, 2019, at 12:38 PM PDT
  4. Moneyman Coolidge

    While listening to this podcast, I was reading this article on the Daily Wire website.



    Amazing what people will do for attention!!



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    • June 14, 2019, at 5:02 AM PDT
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  5. Erin Inactive

    I have a lot to say on this matter… 

    1. Leggings: I have fallen into a trap of wearing leggings as pants, because I have a really cute well-made and thick pair with a faux leather leg detail that goes down the side… I think they may qualify as jeggings, actually, but I still make sure I cover my butt! I also have 2 cute tunic dresses that I’ll wear leggings with because they’re a bit too short to be appropriate as regular dresses. Weekends, I’m all about the athleisure… BUT… getting into the habit of wearing leggings so often has made me FAT! The stretchiness and comfort of leggings makes you not realize whether or not you’re gaining weight… so I’ve been mindful and wearing ankle pants more often. Besides, they certainly look more professional! 
    2. Appropriateness at Church #1: My parents and another couple actually quit their Church in the south over a “dress code violation”. My parents and the wife of the other couple are all extremely fit for being in their 50s/60s. They went to a prayer meeting (not an actual service), and said wife wore shorts. Nothing appropriate, just regular length shorts. It was 90 degrees and humid, and this was an informal meeting. Well, someone must’ve got offended, because one of the elders told the husband to make sure his wife dressed appropriately in the future. No, they didn’t quit about the dress code, they quit because of the pettiness and the dated, “keep your wife in line” attitude. Still… ridiculous in my opinion.
    3. Appropriateness at Church #2: What Mary Katherine mentioned about the nondenominational Churches keeping it casual as a means to appeal to a younger crowd so they actually go is true, and really, with so much anti-Christian sentiment going around, we just care that you’re here. However… last week, I had two ladies sit in front of me. One had skinny jeans and a spaghetti-strap top with her bra straps showing, and the other had leggings and a blouse tucked in. Now, I am the least qualified to give fashion advice, but this was not a good look – it seemed… trashy. Ladies, remember that leggings are usually threadbare upon stretch, and I don’t want to see London or France anywhere, especially not in Church!

    Great episode, ladies!! <3

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    • June 14, 2019, at 9:03 AM PDT
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  6. mildlyo Member
    mildlyo Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Oh, look. There was a spike in Google searches for “Jersey dress images”. Probably a coincidence…


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    • June 14, 2019, at 9:31 AM PDT
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