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I have seen the following be considered "immodest" .... make up, shorts, t-shirts, swimsuits (one & two pcs), styling your hair in certain ways, heels, jeans, and so on. 

So, what do you consider "immodest" and why? Is your reasoning tied to your religious beliefs or how you were raised?


Asked by SpiritedWitch at 9:05 PM on May. 11, 2011 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • Show it on the top

    or show it on the bottom,,255,255&wid=327&qlt=90,0&layer=comp&op_sharpen=0&resMode=bicub&op_usm=0.7,1.0,0.5,0&fmt=jpeg

    don't show both at the same time.

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    Answer by NotPanicking at 9:23 PM on May. 11, 2011

  • My definition of "modesty" is 100% tied to my religion. As an Orthodox Jew, I dress according to the laws of modesty. This means skirts covering my knees in all positions, unless of course I'm standing on my head, but then I don't go around doing that in public, lol. Long sleeves covering my arms to the elbow in all positions. Shirts should go to my neck bone and my own hair covered, either with a scarf, a hat or cap or a wig.
    As for other specifics, makeup is completely allowed, as long as it's not exaggerated or has the intention of draw inappropriate attention. Heels or sandals are permitted, but some more Orthodox groups also encourage modest shoes.
    Most Orthodox Jews also travel to special places with separate beaches or pools for men and women.


    Answer by momto2boys973 at 9:12 PM on May. 11, 2011

  • Honey I hail from Europe, don't you know we all run around half naked there. I'm not modest at all.

    Answer by onethentwins at 9:07 PM on May. 11, 2011

  • I have this irrational need to know if that orange car has a rebel flag painted on top and an 03 on the door

    Answer by NotPanicking at 11:02 PM on May. 11, 2011

  • to me.. immodest would be SHORT shorts.. bending over an your butt hangs out! ..shirts that are cut low where your boobs hang out.. or shirts that show off your belly ..

    Answer by 3HappylKidds at 9:09 PM on May. 11, 2011

  • Personally, as long as all your personals are covered in public, I don't see an issue with it. There are outfits I consider to be "inappropriate" depending on where people are, but not immodest.

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 9:10 PM on May. 11, 2011

  • LOL@ all the pics. Pretty much agree that personal areas not being covered would be immodest to me, and showing too much at once would be IMO too. Like some of the pics that show you should only be a little revealing with one area (usually your best assets). Also, it depends on circumstances whether you really should be revealing at all; we should have good judgment about what's appropriate for the situation (and I'd err on the side of caution if I'm not sure). For example, how someone might dress to go out dancing may be quite different than what's appropriate for a professional work environment with dress codes or something like a wedding or church event.

    Answer by pam19 at 10:29 PM on May. 11, 2011

  • I think there are things I would consider inappropriate in a certain setting... for instance, wearing a leather mini and bra top to a job interview, for instance. I don't think modesty plays into it as much as appropriateness does. I know for myself I try to dress in a way that I feel flatters my body... some things I won't wear, like short shorts, but it has more to do with what I think is flattering than modesty.

    Answer by Freela at 11:01 PM on May. 11, 2011

  • Immodest is not what you wear, its how you wear it.

    Answer by MyMyOhMy at 11:05 PM on May. 11, 2011

  • What's cool crafty is that all the pics you showed for modest fit my religion's standards...cheers.

    Answer by Dkhilly at 11:07 PM on May. 11, 2011