The title says it all. “You don’t wear pants?” In short, no.
My story is about how God convicted my heart. When I was a little girl, I noticed Deuteronomy 22:5.
The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman’s garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the LORD thy God.
My first thought, even then, was, “So why do women wear pants?” But I was young, and all the ladies I knew wore pants, so I dismissed it.
Years later, when I went to a Christian college, I had a roommate that had never worn pants. That blew my mind! I honestly thought that the only women who never wore pants were either Amish or Mennonite. Little did I know that the Lord would convict me of this very same issue.
I don’t remember exactly when I made the commitment to switch from pants to skirts and dresses. I was dating my husband at the time, because my mom told me later that she thought I started wearing skirts just because he said to.
I wore skirts most of the time after we were married. It wasn’t until we switched churches that I actually heard preaching about it. That was when I stopped wearing pants completely.
In 2 Corinthians 6:17a the Bible calls us to
“Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord.”
It is my desire to dress differently than the world does. If I am to be separate, and to live a set apart life, my appearance needs to reflect that.
Here are some pictures
I’ve added some new pictures of me in skirts. It’s been a while, I’ve lost quite a bit of weight, and the style of my clothes has changed a bit. I almost always wear a denim skirt. They’re made using the Simplicity 5914 pattern. It’s my favorite because it is very comfortable and goes together quickly. It’s also long and full enough to be very modest.
Here are some pictures:
On a Sunday morning
Hiking at a state park with C in the sling (Simplicity 5914, view D)
A dressier denim skirt with an older t-shirt. This is pretty typical for me most days. (Simplicity 5914, View A – it’s not as full through the hips but flares more at the bottom)
Here are my older pictures. I no longer wear the jumpers – but that’s because I’ve lost so much weight they don’t fit. Jumpers are comfortable, but I don’t care for certain styles as much any more. With my body shape, they’re just not flattering. It’s a slow process at times, but I’ve been trying to add items to my wardrobe that are modest AND look nice at the same time.
That said, here are my old pictures:
A comfy jumper (Simplicity 9559 pattern) that’s a bit too big. I used a jacket clips in the back to bring it in a bit.
Another Sunday picture
After a piano lesson Monday night
Right before church Sunday night
Washing dishes Friday evening
Pictures from before this week
My husband and I at the church Christmas party
Riding a go-kart
Going down a slide