Today I am joining in on the Modest Mondays link up over at the Modest Mom Blog. I thought it would be fun to share some of my modest maternity outfits with you before this little one makes his appearance in 6 weeks.
First I always like to clarify when on the subject on modesty that what I feel is modest may not be your idea. This is okay, I am not hear to judge or set any type of standard. To me, modesty is more an issue of the heart than on outward appearances. When our hearts are in the right place, our wardrobes will reflect this.
I do not wear skirts and dresses 100% of the time. Do I feel they are more modest than pants? Well, that depends on the skirt or dress. Like I said, it's a matter of the heart. I feel I can be modest in pants as well. I do not wear clothing that draws attention to my body. I try to always be mindful that what I wear is modest regardless of what it is. Now, do I think wearing dresses and skirts is more feminine? Absolutely! In our society today seeing truly feminine women is a rarity. Today it even seems acceptable for women to venture out in pajama pants! Have we seriously declined in our social graces so much?
This is why I like to be feminine and encourage my daughter to do so. I am proud God made me uniquely different than a man. There is no part of me that wants to be manly or to compete with what a man can do. I enjoy being a women, a wife and mother.
It saddens my heart when I see immodest clothing for pregnant women. Pregnancy is a time of beauty, reflecting pure motherhood and femininity. It is not a time to show off our bodies and draw attention to our enlarged bosoms! You can be beautiful AND modest while pregnant!
My Modest Maternity Outfit
(33 weeks pregnant with baby #5)
Navy Blue Top by Duo Maternity
(I believe this brand is from JcPenney)
Light Tan Skirt by Motherhood
Shoes- Target special :-)
I actually received the top and skirt as a hand me down from a friend. I am a hand me down, garage sale, thrift shop, clearance rack type of shopper so you probably won't ever be able to find the exact outfits I show you. However, look into these brands as they may have other modest maternity wear you will like.
What do you like to wear while pregnant? Do you think modesty is important during this stage of life? Please share.
To see other Modest Mondays posts, check out the linky over at The Modest Mom!