Modesty is a taboo topic because it sounds restrictive to a world that wants the most options with the least amount of limitations. Least of all, no one wants to be told how to dress. So why is the Bible so counter cultural on this point? Is it just that old of a book or when God states we are to be modest (1 Cor. 12:23, 1 Tim. 2:9, and other passages about not uncovering the nakedness of someone) , that there are really good, meaningful and loving advice behind the restriction?
Sorry I don’t have time to develop this into a fuller blog post, but just wanted to bullet my points.
Modesty protects you and others from being emotionally harmed by a false sense and portrayal of intimacy.
Modesty prevents having to maintain anything or anyone gained through being revealing.
Modesty now conceals that which fades later.
Modesty helps others like you for who you are holistically.
Modesty to God is of the heart, not just a fashion choice or quantity of fabric.
Modesty is a restraint to not let our eyes and thoughts go farther than they ought, or wrongly invite the eyes and thoughts of others to go farther then they ought.
Modesty has others in mind, not wishing to lead others astray.
Modesty hides from all what is rightly preserved for one.
Modesty protects you from greedily wanting the affection of those who are not yours.
Modesty forces a relationship to be based on the whole person and not just someone’s looks.
Modesty is an issue for all ages and both genders.
To use immodesty to say you have to attract a mate is to supersede God’s ability to find you one.