SARAH SPEAKS: FASHION FOR CHURCH OR THE CLUB?

Hey guys my apologies for slacking, however this blog segment takes a lot more inspiration and thoughtfulness but that is no excuse, we must do better.

Today's topic has plagued my mind for a while now, ladies we need to talk about some things, okay?
If there is one value that was instilled in me growing up in a conservative Christian home was the importance of dressing modestly. Now hear me out before you stop reading this post, I'm not writing this to judge anyone as I'm far from perfect but this must be said.
As a fashion blogger and fashion enthusiast the lines can get blurry at times. Trying to stay trendy yet still true to your style and inner conviction can be quite a struggle. Because the truth is most trends these days are not aligned with the faith. If you've been following this blog for a while then you'd know that here at Princess Audu we believe that "modest is the hottest". In fact it was this conviction that birthed posts such as "Does the Way You Dress Really Matter?" and "Nudity the New Normal". 

I believe as women, we need to understand that we are special. Our bodies which is the temple of the holy ghost (1 Corinthians 6:19) can be used to bring others closer to God or farther away from him. I admit that I've had my moment of crossing the line but then with spiritual maturity comes lifestyle adjustments. I believe as Christian we should be different, dressing in a way that brings Glory to God.  And if there is one place that our dressing must be as modest as possible, it's the house of God. Although, fashion in churches is not as strict as before,  that does not mean there should not be boundaries. 

Which brings me to my next point, just because it's a skirt or dress, it does not mean it should be worn to church. Some of our dresses are maybe a tab bit too tight, too short or just wrong for church. Some trends are not even meant for church.  I will say this if we can't dress modestly outside then at least why not the church. God is not our mate, we need to respect his house. I say this because I've seen various forms of dress styles that even as a lady have been so distracting. There must be a difference between fashion for church and the club.
Now I know that some argue that God looks at the heart so our outer appearance should not matter. But the truth is that it does. What makes you a Christian different from others if you dress like everyone else? The bible said it better, we must not conform but stand out for the right reason, remember this post? To each his own I will always say but then let us embrace modest dressing when going to worship our maker.

"Do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect" (Romans 12:2 NKJV)

Please leave your thoughts on this? I'd like to know where you stand on this.


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16 comments:

Lucia Rufus said...

Well you're definitely right there ,But some people might say, " don't wear something you can't wear to church". Modesty is key anywhere we find ourselves. Remember we'll be addressed the way we are dressed. Nice one though

Sarah Enuwa Audu said...

I agree with that totally girl but my point in writing this exact post is to stress the need to dress modestly to church.

Ada_ugo said...

thank you for writing this. this is one thing I love about your blog - your modesty, which is rare to come across these days. the lines really are getting very blurry these days, but God's standards are actually not changing with the blurriness - His standards and expectations are the same.
Another lie the world tells us is - "If you've got it, flaunt it!"... this, amongst many other lies is what Satan is using to lead many children of the Kingdom astray.
Please keep up the good work, I enjoy posts like this, and not sure if anyone has ever told you, but you are wise beyond your years, no doubt the wisdom that comes only from Above!

Sarah Enuwa Audu said...

That's it girl God's standard will never change, Jesus is the same today, yesterday and forever more. Thank you so much for your comment, I appreciate. Lol, I've heard that before, it is indeed God.

Dive Into Mauve (anthoniaokokon@gmail.com) said...

Frankly, I've often wondered. We have all of six days in a week to wear whatever we please. It won't take anything to be modest for just a couple of hours in the house of the Lord.

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Sarah Enuwa Audu said...

That's just it girl, I believe in modest dressing always but if it can be done everywhere then at least it should be embraced it the house of God.

Ada said...

Preach on preacher... I wrote about this in form of a poem on my I.G page.@the.ada.girl...there is the need to be modest in our dressing.www.adagirl.com.ng

Sarah Enuwa Audu said...

Lol girl I'm not oh but there is definitely a need for us to be modest.

Evita O. Enwefah said...

I really like that you addressed this. Truly, as a lady I see some outfits in church and I get distracted and I wonder how the guys feel. All those that say God looks at the heart, they should come nude to church then and see what happens. People now twist the word of God to suit their beliefs. Modest is the way to go any day.

Evita In Progress

Sarah Enuwa Audu said...

Right, modest is the way to go always. May God give us the grace to dress in a manner that praises him.

Damilola Fasetire said...

You're absolutely right Sarah. In the good ol' days it was clear what was and wasn't modest. However, these days in a bid to be more fashionable we (and I myself have been guilty of this a few times) Christians have sacrificed modesty on the altar of fashion. The lines are blurring and a few Pentecostal churches in order to nip this in the bud have gone the other way, the other extreme I mean by restricting earrings and certain clothing items, use of extensions etc. Now more than ever it's so easy for the voice of our conscience to be drowned out by the voice in our heads that so desperately wants to belong. Great post. We need guard against slowly fading out. I applaud all Christian fashion bloggers. I love your blog another blog I love is Downtown demure. She's one stylish Christian blogger. Great post, as always ☺️

Sarah Enuwa Audu said...

Exactly girl we really need to guard against slowly fading out because God's standards will always be the same. Thank for commenting.

Sindiso Moagi said...

You are absolutely right. I am of the notion that you must dress in such a way that whomever you meet will have the utmost respect for you. Yes you are dressing however you feel comfortable, but would your parents be proud seeing you with all the goodies and bits hanging out for everyone to see?
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Sarah Enuwa Audu said...

Now that's one question to keep us wondering. Thanks for the feedback dear.

Favour Ndukwe said...

I'm happy that people still share this view. I believe if there's any place to be respected, it's the house of God. knowing where you are, you don't come dressed in 10% clothes cos it's actually distracting.
Thanks for sharing.

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Sarah Enuwa Audu said...

Right girl, it can be very distracting indeed. Thanks for commenting.

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