The Truth About Modest & Immodest Apparel

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GOD’S STANDARD OF DRESS
Deut 22:5 – No cross-gender dressing
1 Tim 2:8-10 – “Modest apparel”
“Orderly, well arranged, in good taste,
& in a way that will yield
the respect & honor of saints”
“Propriety or Shamefastness”
“Not forward, but shy or reserved. Behaving according
to a standard of what is proper, decent, & pure. And
has particular reference to not displaying one’s body
either in the removing or putting on of clothing.”
“Moderation or Sobriety”
“Soundness of mind, self controlled, good judgment.”
1 Pet 3:1-6 – the apparel of one gentle, quiet &
submissive
DEMONSTRATED
Gen 2:25; 3:7-11 – Adam & Eve were immodest
until God clothed them
“Naked” – a symbol of shame for SIN
 Uncovering the buttocks (Isa 20:3-5)
 Uncovering the thigh (Isa 47:1-3)
 Bare breast (Ezek 16:7)
 Undergarments (Mark 14:51-52; Jn 14:7;
Jas 2:15-16; Job 22:6)
 Priests wore trousers (Exo 20:26; 28:42)
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