Monday, March 7, 2011

"A Mini Skirt is still a Mini Skirt

Plaid Mini Skirt

...Even with tights."
A quote from our Stake President. He was talking to the adult women of the stake about our modesty issues.
And it struck me.
And then during the Sunday session my friendly neighbor reminded me of that quote when he saw Quinn. It was all in good fun because the truth is his daughter (who is much older than Quinn) had an even shorter mini skirt on.
I have now retired that skirt. It was for an 18 month old anyway.
I should have taken a picture of Quinn to make my point. But..

10 comments:

Julianne said...

Does that include leggings? I always double-take when someone wears a super short dress/skirt with tight leggings underneath, because it still seems revealing to me. Then again, I just dressed my one year old daughter in leggings and a dress she's starting to outgrow (soon to be in the mini category) for church yesterday, so maybe I'm just as guilty!

Julianne said...

Does that include leggings? I always double-take when someone wears a super short dress/skirt with tight leggings underneath, because it still seems revealing to me. Then again, I just dressed my one year old daughter in leggings and a dress she's starting to outgrow (soon to be in the mini category) for church yesterday, so maybe I'm just as guilty!

Holly C M said...

I was going to ask the same Q as Julianne. So, maybe Annie, you should call your Stk. Pres. and ask him. Smile. I lived through the first mini-skirt era and now am here to observe the second.

Sara said...

my friends and i were just talking about this! i'm glad someone finally came out and said it.

Malea said...

YOU BETCHA! I couldn't agree more. Hey, I've kept up with your blog even tho I haven't commented. I'm so sorry for the loss of your Aunt. You've been through so much, I swear, you could tell the story of 5 different lifetimes by now. Thanks so much for being such a good example!

Erin S. said...

Maybe I'm a hypocrite, but I feel like there is a difference between a little toddler's chubby little legs in a short skirt and legging and a grown woman trying to draw people's attention to her hot body rather than her personality/spirit. But for the most part, I do try to have my girls dress in ways that will make the transition to adult member of the church easier for them--I like checking with the "For the Strength of Youth" pamphlet if in doubt for all members of our family. I think that your SP's statement is kind of profound symbolically speaking, though--eg what are some areas where I could do better, instead of trying to get away with living on the edge? I'll be mulling that one over :).

Annie P said...

I agree - it is a different on a little 2 year old. There really was nothing about the skirt that was trying to be mini. That part was all in good fun with my neighbor who was hoping my daughter looked as immodest as his. :) I totally agree with you Erin.

Liz said...

Hey Annie, I wasn't able to make it to the adult session. What else did he say?

Erin S. said...

I do have to say, that skirt you posted is pretty cute, though :). Just 6-10 more inches, and I would totally wear it...even without tights ;)

David said...

What if they are jeans underneath the skirt? Is that modest, or at the very least, would you be allowed in the testing center?