Read: 1 Peter 3:3-4
Modesty can be a sensitive area to address these days, especially with popular fashion trends in great demand. When people try to dress in a modest way, they are seen as old-fashioned or clumsy or lacking style. God wants you to “present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service” (Rom. 12:1). If our image is a stumbling block to our brethren (male and female), we must be careful in being modest.
Jesus Himself said that “whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart” (Matt. 5:28). If inappropriate dressing or looks is the reason for a man to lust after a woman, she should be cautious. God gives great value for inward beauty. He desires that “the women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with propriety and moderation, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or costly clothing, but which is proper for women professing godliness, with good works” (1 Tim. 2:9-10; 1 Pet. 3:3-4).
It is alright if others treat you differently for being modest. The Bible says, “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God” (Rom. 12:2). Clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, for God is opposed to the proud but gives grace to the humble (1 Pet. 5:5). It is your inner beauty that makes you truly beautiful in the sight of God. Prov. 31:30 rightly says, “Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, but a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised.”