Welcome/ Covered Up
Welcome to Fashionology, a blog where you’ll read my venting and see tons of pictures! I hope that this New Year has had a great start for all of you. I’m excited about the future but most excited about the present!
When Mr. Gospel Guru asked lil ole me to do the fashion posts for his GOSPEL website I must admit I instantly became nervous but I replied with a quick “sure.” I knew that I’d have a voice for his audience but the big question in the back of my mind was ‘is my opinion too much?’ Once I came back to reality I noticed that my opinion could possibly change the mindsets of many! Ok well maybe one! J
At any rate, for about a year now I’ve been battling with the phrase “cover your blessed parts.” What?! Yes that phrase has haunted my mind since early 2011. I thought that I was the most covered Christian that there was but obviously long sleeves, leggings and skirts don’t “cover.” My question is, what’s this new definition of being covered? Is it being stylish yet modest (wearing skinnies with a top, dresses without tights, etc.) or is it wearing beekeeper outfits (robes, nun wear, baggie ladies pants, etc)? Maybe I’m missing something but God didn’t call us to be just alike and he definitely didn’t call me to be unfashionable! I mean honestly, you can wear pants that are fitted and yes your thighs and butt might be seen, but if no skin is showing there shouldn’t be a problem. I know that there are some really conservative people out there who think that no part of a woman’s body should show! I believe in leaving something to the imagination but I don’t endorse suffocation! If a woman’s pants aren’t so tight that they create a muffin top or her top isn’t so low that you see EVERYTHING then all should be well! Church folks should give both men and women some kind of credit when it comes to what is seen and what is worn. Not all men will lust, and not all women want to entice. Some women have been “well endowed” but they shouldn’t be punished for what was given to them for reproductive purposes. We must remember that if a man is going to lust he’s going to do just that. I don’t care if a lady is in an oversized leisure suit, a true luster will still be able to imagine! In all actuality the church mothers and fathers and the likes should go to the men and women of the church and help them get over their lust issues. Also if a woman’s goal is to entice a man she’ll do just that, even in baggie clothes.
All church people should understand that it is VERY important to be fashionable. God is creative so we have all access to present ourselves as creative beings. We lose so many because no one wants to look like a “Christian.” I believe that God has called us to be well rounded. Satan uses things to lure people to him. I mean people of the world are dressed to the T, or not, but people love it. Before people hear you or even know what you have to offer, they see you. We want to represent God in a way that is MODEST but effective. Hey no one is asking for permission to walk around in crystal encrusted leotards or plunging neckline dresses but I’m asking for a little mercy. We serve a merciful God who doesn’t badger us about the little things. You might say its not about clothing and that shouldn’t be the focus but know this, behaviorist Albert Bandura once said, “He who controls the models, controls society.” That means who ever the people admire most are the ones who will determine which way society will shift. If the God in us isn’t admired then we can’t win souls. The Word of God stands alone but how can we present the word without an audience to listen?
“I don’t do fashion, I am fashion.” Coco Chanel
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