1 Peter 3:3 (Amplified Version)
Let not yours be the [merely] external adorning with [elaborate] interweaving and knotting of the hair, the wearing of jewelry, or changes of clothes;
Proverbs 31:30 (Amplified)
Charm and grace are deceptive, and beauty is vain [because it is not lasting], but a woman who reverently and worshipfully fears the Lord, she shall be praised!
In our day of dressing to impress, the concept of modesty seems the furthest thing from the mind. I've heard it said in Christian circles that the world dictates fashion, and Christians should be just a few years behind that trend. Well, that seems to be misleading. Modesty is so rare in what we see in movies, shows, and magazines. If we girls were to dress as the world was five years ago, that would just have them influencing us in our attire. I believe Christ told his followers to be the light and salt of the world. Paul told Christians not to be conformed to this world. If they are influencing our actions, that's us in the wrong place. We are called with a divine calling to be DIFFERENT. Peter said we were a peculiar people. Some have rendered that peculiar as odd, or strange. No matter you or I see that word, we need to recognize our calling is of GOD, not the message the world sends us on our attire. It hurts my heart to see Christian young ladies dress like any other girl in this world. I pray that as you read this you are encouraged in Christ to continue setting an example in godliness in your attire.