Modesty is not only an ornament, but also a guard to virtue.
I saw this poster the other day and I really liked it! With all the mixed messages out there available to our young women, it is so refreshing to see something that has a good message about modesty.
It made my heart sing, just a little, to see the bar for morality raised just a little bit higher!
"Modesty in dress and manner will assist in protecting against temptation. It may be difficult to find modest clothing, but it can be found with enough effort. I sometimes wish every girl had access to a sewing machine and training in how to use it. She could then make her own attractive clothing. I suppose this is an unrealistic wish. But I do not hesitate to say that you can be attractive without being immodest. You can be refreshing and buoyant and beautiful in your dress and in your behavior. Your appeal to others will come of your personality, which is the sum of your individual characteristics. Be happy. Wear a smile. Have fun. But draw some rigid parameters, a line in the sand, as it were, beyond which you will not go." -President Gordon B. Hinckley, 2004 from a talk entitled, "Stay on the High Road"
"Sisters, be careful how you dress. I'm not here to give you a dress standard. Just dress in such a way that if the Lord came tomorrow and called a meeting together and invited you to attend that you would feel comfortable to a be in his presence" -Elder M. Russell Ballard Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles At a fireside in Salt Lake City Tabernacle on Sunday September 19, 1999 to students in the University Wards.