The Many Definitions of Christian Modest Clothing- Apostolic Pentecostal, Seventh Day Adventist, and Non-Denominational

The Many Definitions of Christian Modest Clothing- Apostolic Pentecostal, Seventh Day Adventist, and Non-Denominational

When it comes to modest fashion in Christianity, the definition of modesty depends mostly on your faith. You can be extremely fashionable and be a modest Christian at the same time. Your denomination usually sets the standards of what’s modest and what’s not. Have you ever noticed that different Christians dress differently? It really all depends on where you go to worship. Let’s take a look at the difference between modest wear in Pentecostal, Seventh Day Adventist, and Non-Denominational Christian churches.

Pentecostals

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When you walk into an Apostolic or Pentecostal church you may notice all of the women looking similar. Pentecostal Christian women wear long maxi skirts. They also wear long sleeves. Their idea of modesty includes keeping these body parts covered. Even In the hotter months, Pentecostal women and girls will wear a skirt that stops at the calves, or anywhere below the knee. When doing this, they must wear stockings to cover their exposed skin. There must also be a long sleeve shirt worn under all short sleeve tops. No makeup or jewelry is to be worn as well. These enhancements are seen as provocative. This style of dress must be maintained both in and out of the church.

 

Seventh Day Adventist

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Seventh Day Adventist women also do not wear makeup or jewelry because it is not considered modest to do so. Adornments are to be made in other ways.  The actual style of dress isn’t as strict as Pentecostals. Seventh Day Adventists are not required to wear long skirts and long sleeve shirts. Although dress codes may differ upon where you worship, for the most part being dressed in business casual attire and/or professional wear is seen as acceptable. These rules are to be followed both in and out of the church.

 

Non-Denominational Christians

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Non-Denominational Christians have a more open dressing policy. The main goal is to not expose nor purposefully accentuate the sexual parts of the body. This is really the only rule for obtaining modesty. When attending services, however, you must be covered. If a skirt or dress stops above or at the knee, a scarf should be placed over your lap to cover your bare knees. In most churches a scarf or cloth will be given to you if you do not have one. This dress code can vary depending on the church. You may also dress as casually as you like. There are no particular rules for dress outside of the church although it is important to represent your faith no matter where you are. Modesty in Non-Denominational churches is more about the heart than outer appearances.

Top 10 Modest Celebrities

Top 10 Modest Celebrities

Modesty doesn’t have to mean boring. Although it’s not always this first thing that comes to mind in fashion. We tend to want to be creative first, but sometimes fail to realize that we can be creatively modest. Many celebrities pull this look off effortlessly. No matter the age, modest wear can be done in a fabulously fashionable way.

Long sleeves, high necklines, and midi or maxi skirts and dresses are usually seen as frumpy, especially when they’re not being worn in the fall or winter seasons. In all actuality, they’re not frumpy at all! Any style can be seen as homely and boring if you don’t put any creativity into it.

Dressing modestly can even be pulled off in the summer. You don’t have to let it all hang out in order to catch that summer breeze. Wearing thinner fabrics that are more flowy always helps with staying cool during this season. Skirts can also rise from the ankle to right underneath the knee to keep yourself cool.

There are so many ways to go about being modest in a stylish way. In fact, some of the most well dressed celebrities in Hollywood are modest dressers.

Here are 10 influential celebrities of all ages who think modesty first in fashion.

Tilda Swinton

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Actress Tilda Swinton is nothing shy of a fashion icon.

She’s known for having spreads in fashion magazines, showcasing her creatively modest style.

 

 

Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen

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Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen have been influencing fashion since the 90’s.

Their style is not only modest, but extremely edgy and New York City chic.

 

 

Adele

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Adele shows us modesty as a full figured woman in her fashion style.

Her look is always gorgeous, chic, and well tailored.

 

 

Amandla Stenberg

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Amandla is a young Hollywood actress and activist who sets herself apart.

Dressing well and speaking eloquently is what she’s all about.

Melissa McCarthy

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Melissa McCarthy also represents the full figured ladies.

She’s proof that shedding the pounds doesn’t mean shedding layers.

 

 

Tamera Mowry

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The other half of the dynamic sister, sister duo.

Actress Tamera Mowry-Housley has kept her style modestly fabulous since her childhood career.

 

 

Diane Keaton

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Actress Diane Keaton is one of the most well known women in fashion.

She fearlessly helped put modest women’s fashion on the map.

 

 

Oprah

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As a journalist and big time influencer, Oprah is nothing short of incredible.

Her modest style always represents her professionalism.

 

 

Hillary Clinton

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Hillary Clinton is known for a well tailored corporate pantsuit. She’s always modest on and off the podium.

 

Michelle Obama

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The Queen of modesty.

First Lady Michelle Obama always pulls off a modestly elegant look that seems to be just effortless.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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