In the News: A Return to Modesty?

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Girls, ever had trouble finding attractive, but modest clothes? So has Ella Gunderson of Redmond, Washington. So she decided to do something about it.

“Dear Nordstrom,” she wrote, “I am an eleven-year-old girl who has tried shopping at your store for clothes (in particular jeans), but all of them ride way under my hips, and the next size up is too big and falls down.

“I see all of these girls who walk around with pants that show their belly button and underwear,” she continued. “Your clerks suggest that there is only one look. If that is true, then girls are supposed to walk around half naked. I think that you should change that” (

Well, Nordstrom department store admitted it should do a better job catering to girls who want a more modest look. Hopefully more retailers will also realize the need to provide a selection for the increasing number of girls and women who are frustrated by the usual choice of “half shirt and hip hugger clothing that big companies have been pushing on women and girls.” The Bible encourages modesty in 1 Timothy 2:9 1 Timothy 2:9In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with modesty and sobriety; not with braided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;
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