Am I supposed to wear skirts and only skirts for the rest of my life now that I have found this out?
When I wear skirts, I feel restrained in some ways - it's not as easy to ride a bike for instance. I often have to wear some stretchy pants under my skirt for modesty sake. Jeans and shorts sure make this a whole lot easier. Skirts have the tendency to fly up and show more than we are planning or would ever want to show off
That's not the hardest part for me though. The hardest part is actually having to look at others around me, loving their sense of fashion, and wondering "will that blouse look nice with a skirt because I love it, but it really works better with a pair of jeans in my opinion..." It's being 23 years old and feeling like an entire part of the fashion world is no longer a viable option after learning what the Bible says and after feeling the liberation that wearing skirts can bring.
Yes, after talking about feeling restricted in skirts I'm talking about feeling liberated in skirts. I feel liberated from the restraints of modern day feminism. I feel like I no longer have to live up to the expectations that are set for women to be driven and want to work and move up in the world. Personally, I'm happiest at home, cooking and cleaning and just being a housewife - though not of the desperate variety. I enjoy the peace of mind that comes from knowing I look like a woman. I look like the woman God intended for me to be and that brings so much peace of mind. I also find that with modest skirts I no longer have wear men whistling at me as I walk by, because they are not looking at me and seeing SEX!
Now being 23 is probably the hardest part for me because, even though I'm married, society has drilled into me from a very young age that I'm supposed to be young and vibrant and enjoying being young and wearing fashion and buying lots of clothes. Yet, there's not a lot of affordable fashionable modest clothes, let alone skirts, designed for girls my age. I can find tons of things for my young niece, and for my mother and mother in law and grandmothers. But not for my age.
Yes, it's not a good excuse for God. He knows what's in our hearts and He knows whether or not this is something we truly want to do. I personally believe every person is called to do different things. Wearing skirts only may be something some women are called to do and not others. The big question that I keep wrestling with, is "am I called to wear skirts only?"
To skirt or not to skirt? That is the question.