Ladies, 1 Corinthians 8:9 says: Be careful, however, that the exercise of your rights does not become a stumbling block to the weak. Dressing immodestly provokes lust within men whether it is our intent or not. We must be aware that the clothing we wear can either help or hurt guys in their own struggle to be pure.
Our desire should be to help men in their walk with Christ...not to be the reason they stumble. We should desire for our relationship with guys to be centered around God and for our fellowship with them to be unhindered. Dressing modestly displays our respect not only for ourselves, but also our respect for the men who are striving to live by God's standards in a world that typically does not make it easy for them to do so. Guys appreciate modesty! They don't expect women to cover every inch of their skin but they are asking for our help in guarding themselves from sexual lust.
Outward modesty proclaims that we know what is on the inside is far more treasured than what is on the outside. Guys ARE attracted to a modest woman. Why? Because the heart is far more attractive than the body can ever be. And if we're honest with ourselves we acknowledge that we would much rather have someone attracted to our heart, than our body. But beyond that, we should desire to honor God above all else. One way we can honor God is by honoring His teachings about modesty and purity in our own life and in turn helping men to honor God without distraction.
Modesty matters. Do you dress to lure....or to be pure?