Immodesty:Leggings/Tights

LEGGINGS/TIGHTS ARE NOT PANTS!!

This trending fad of wearing leggings or tights  as pants has been going on for a while now and I am so sick of it. 😡 It’s immodest, inappropriate, and many times distasteful. Before I begin to share my animosity of the way these articles of clothing are worn, I will first share with you the definitions of leggings/tights.

Leggings and tights are defined as follows:

 leggings [leg-ging] noun (used with a plural verb)

  1. Tightfitting stretch pants (emphasis added)
  2. Protective covering for the legs

tights [tahyts] noun, (used with a plural verb)

  1. a skin-tight, one-piece garment for the lower part of the body and the legs, now often made of stretch fabric, originally worn by dancers, acrobats, gymnasts, etc., and later made for general wear for adults and children. (emphasis added)
  2. a leotard with legs and, sometimes, feet.

For clarification purposes, these articles of clothing  in and of themselves are not immodest it’s how they are worn that makes them immodest. Another thing that I would like to make clear is the body aspect of this issue. Some women/girls may think, “Well since my body is shaped such and such way it’s appropriate for me to wear leggings/ tights as pants.” However, the truth is that it doesn’t matter what size or shape you are, how its worn makes it immodest.

For instance, a style that I’m sure you’re familiar with, is to wear a short dress or miniskirt with leggings/tights. Apparently, to some women/girls, wearing the leggings somehow “makes it okay” to wear the short dress/skirt. Newsflash! The leggings don’t make the dress look any longer than it does without them. Solution: Wear appropriate length dresses and skirts!!! Use Discernment!

Another style (the one that I can’t stand) is the casual wearing of leggings as if they were pants. I despise this style so much because it’s pointless! As you read above tights and leggings are SKIN TIGHT. Which means they will look like you painted them on, and this of course leaves NOTHING to the imagination. You might as well walk around pant-less!

Speaking of which, I have experienced the horror of seeing women wearing tights that appear to be the same color as their skin. (You know where I’m going with this.) Thus from afar it looks as if they are wearing NO pants!! What an appalling and gruesome sight!! 😕

Now, as if skinny jeans weren’t tight enough, some “genius” 🙄 came up with the idea of making what they call, “jeggings.” Jeggings are defined as follows:

  • leggings that are styled to look like tight denim jeans. (emphasis added)

Great, that’s just what this horribly immodest nation needed! 😐 In my research on jeggings I came across what I thought to be a ludicrous statement: “Jeggings were brought on by the resurgence in style of skinny jeans in the mid- to late-2000s, when a higher demand for an even tighter style of pant came about.” An even TIGHTER style of pant! You’ve got to be kidding me!! 😯 What is this world coming to…

Now I will say this, dear reader, I am not perfect. For a  few years of my life I did wear  tight jeans immodest clothing and I had no problem with leggings/tights being worn immodestly.  HOWEVER!  God has reformed my view on modesty. And so I now do my very best to make sure my attire is suitable, appropriate and most of all modest. Lucky for me my father has never approved of leggings being worn as pants. At first I thought he was just being old and not keeping up with the times, but now I understand. Don’t get me wrong, I am not condemning anyone. I am simply sharing my opinion and view on the immodest ways leggings are worn and the heinous crime of the creation of  “jeggings.

In conclusion, if you are not a Christian striving to obey Scripture and live holy then the point I’m trying to make will not have much effect on you because the real reason women/girls dress immodestly comes from the carnality of the heart. It’s a heart issue, and only the Holy Spirit can help you in that area.

Thanks for reading! I would love to get feedback from all my readers. What is your opinion/thoughts on leggings, tights and “jeggings”? ~Mekenna 😀

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36 thoughts on “Immodesty:Leggings/Tights

  1. I just can’t…. with this whole skin tight pants thing. I know that many think that as long as I am COVERED it doesn’t matter that my clothing is tight… NO NO NO! If your clothing is SKIN TIGHT then you may as well be naked to a man who is very VISUAL. Many women should pray for a change of heart, not simply out of love for Christ but because they love their brothers in Christ. I don’t want to risk any of my brothers stumbling because of my carnal heart issues… and I surely don’t want the attention that I will surely receive from pagan men if I put my shape on display in such a way. Wisdom is needed! The Bible says pray for wisdom and understanding… I pray our sisters in Christ that are still struggling in this area would begin to seek God in this area of modesty.

    Thanks for the great blog and the laugh Mekenna 🙂 very proud of you!

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  3. Keiko’s message is very good!

    Young women wearing leggings as pants, it is immodesty. This is very true: “If your clothing is SKIN TIGHT then you may as well be naked to a man who is very VISUAL.”

    Yeah, wisdom is needed! We need to pray wisdom to young women!

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  4. Hello, I am a Christian man and I agree 100 percent with your article on this issue. It sickens me that so many women (And men!) have become engaged into this “trendy” immodest tights/leggings style of clothing. Men and boys have started to wear them too, and it is gross and immoral. Yes, we do not advocate Muslim burkas for people, but, modest clothing is good and important. A person does not have to be wealthy to dress modest. Loose-fitting clothing that covers up private parts and does not accentuate these is important. One does not have to wear the latest styles; clothes can be modest but cheap, if one wants, or modest and expensive, if one wants.

    Also, I will say this, we men have a personal responsibility to the Lord Jesus Christ to not look at women in a lustful fornicative way, desiring their bodies. Not only is this a violation of God and His standard and disrespectful and wrong to our women, but, it also turns women into sexual objects, rather than individual persons created by God, souls that He looks at as precious.

    I asked one non christian woman why she wears stuff like that and she told me “Its my body and if I have it I will show it off!” That is a very anti-Jesus attitude. What surprised me was her boy friend had no problem with her doing that and he told me he thinks its cool because it shows other guys what she has and makes them jealous. This is the fruit of throwing the Word of God out of society.

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  5. 1st Corinthians 16:14. Not super huge or anything just simply, “Do everything in love.” I just want to make you aware that this article didn’t seem to be written with love and care for those who would stumble upon this and just happen to read this. For me, this came across as if you were angry. Your anger seriously offended me in a way. Please reconsider, reread, rewrite, and revise you articles in the future and mend some love and care into your articles

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    • Dear Molly,
      Sorry for the late reply.
      When I came up with this post I had several people read it before I posted it. Many have read this post after I posted it on my blog and some of those who read this post that I know personally thought it was great. I’m sorry that you were offended. I have read back over this post and I can personally tell you I did not write this post in anger. Ultimately I cannot control who may or may not get offended by what I write. I write to please the Lord not man.

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      • Ironically, the scripture you were quoting (out of context) was exactly what the author of this article was doing. Paul is instructing believers to be “watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men,be strong” 1 Corin 16:13 which means for Christians to watch out for one another. If this offends you, then you are offended by God’s word. A Christian, the book of Proverbs says, will take rebuke with out offense, because they are solely seeking things above. (Proverbs 9:8 Proverbs 10:17 Proverbs 12:15) 1 Tim 2:9 instructs on how important modesty is to God, so shouldn’t it be just as important to us in what we put on? Who are we as Christians trying to please? Titus 2 also COMMANDS. The older women to instruct the younger woman on how to be pure and etc. The writer is not only obeying Christ, but loving sisters as well by writing this.

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  6. I just came across this, because now my ex wears leggings and is Christian. I told her I thought it was immodest and immoral and worse of all, all the girls at her Christian school wear them too. Its sad.

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  7. I think that wearing a dress a couple inches above the knee with leggings is okay because atleast the leggings cover up more skin. The least you can do is remember that this nation is full of non Christians. They may not look at it the same way you do.
    You have to view not only from your view but theirs too. Sometimes though people wear sport leggings for excercisr too.

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  8. I absolutely struggle with leggins. I use them solely for exercising and sometimes I’ve had to run errands after. I don’t wear them to impress anyone, man or women with my figure, assets or otherwise. I can not comfortably wear pants/shorts in the summer or when I run. It’s to hot and restrictive. I go back ‘n fort with my husband all the time about them. He says it’s too much for a man and I shouldn’t give them something to lust after. I say it is that man’s responsibility to keep himself in check and they should be mindful of Matthew 5:29. I do my best to slip shorts on or a button up over my tank if I have to run errands afterward, but as it is my job no to cause my brothers undue stress, it is their job to see me as their sister and not objectify me by my clothing.

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  9. I wish that women could dress modestly, if you are a man like me and you have to be holy they make your life a living hell. Some girls disobey God and begin accusing men of having dirty mind not knowing the hate they display to the children of God by projecting lust and sending men to hell. you have a right to disagree or agree but the truth is that 99.9% of women have destroyed the earth. They are so lost and deceived, and are already given over to a reprobate mind. nowadays girls wear underwear and high heels and walk around without discretion but their judgment slumbereth not, all this immodesty and idiocy will lead to the lake of fire and brimstone and their smoke will ascend up for ever and ever.

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    • “A living hell.” While I agree today’s society has rendered the average female a walking billboard for immodesty, it should never be a reason or an excuse for your thoughts and/or behaviors. Only YOU are in control of your actions/thoughts. We (male & female) have to fight battles everyday to walk a straight line and keep strong and vigilant in our faith. To say 99.9% of woman have destroyed the earth is ludicrous and only speaks volumes of what is in your heart. Please stop accusing women of being responsible for how you conduct your life.

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  10. Excuse me there,no one is blaming women for how I conduct my life, you say we should keep our thoughts pure and I totally agree but everyone needs to do his part let the woman dress modestly and we men keep our thoughts pure is that okay. i do not dislike women, we dislike immodesty. And I hope you are not a girl because females don’t understand a mans struggle. Don’t talk about my heart again, especially if you are not doing the will of God. The fear of the lord is to hate evil. And if you don’t hate immodesty you have a home with the devil for eternity.

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    • These are your words “truth is that 99.9% of women have destroyed the earth,” what is one to conclude other than my previous statements. I don’t “understand a mans struggle” just as a man could not comprehend women’s struggle’s with being objectified. Never did I state I was in favor of immodesty, so please don’t try and put words were they are not.

      I’m not, by any means sinless and do not claim to be. I do my best and at times I struggle. If you prefer that I don’t conclude that you are blaming women for your thoughts and actions sir then I implore you to not imply that women are evil and are the cause of your and your male counter parts indiscretions. I’m sure you struggle with being or having impure thoughts and/or actions, you are after all human, but please don’t put the blame on anyone other than your own weakness.

      So yes, excuse me for taking your words at their worth and I’ll excuse you for your weaknesses and blasphemy of all women. By your words it sounds like you hate more than just immodesty. Forgive me if I took “truth is that 99.9% of women have destroyed the earth” and to mean you think very little of all but .01% of women and this Sir does not speak of love, in my opinion.

      Let’s say a person stole a piece of bread because they were hungry. Is the bread guilty because it was just too tempting? Was it the empty belly crying out too loudly? Or is it the lawbreaker? When every individual is accountable for his/her own actions then he/she can be restored.

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      • let me make one closing statement. You do error in the way men are wired. Men are STIMULATED by site. Men tend to respond to what they see, please, please understand that. Men can be aroused with what they see, that is why men are addicted to porn than the females. A male watching a nude photo or indecently dressed woman more than 3 seconds will develop immoral thoughts. As you keep on saying we are responsible for our thoughts I want you to know men are stimulated by site. that is why I am saying indecently dressed women play a big role in projecting lustful thoughts towards men. please try to understand from a mans point of view. And basically this is common sense how can a person watch girls in the streets wearing high heels and under wear develop holy thoughts. this thing is easy and I hope you understand how this thing works. the devil has tricked females to dress indecently to cause lust to the males. and as a result both male and female appear as sinners before God. I hope now you understand what I am saying. if you don’t then you need touch from the lord Jesus christ himself. Goodbye.

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  11. I will say them same to you in turn, please open that Bible of yours and stop excusing men’s (YOUR) behavior. Believe it or not women have the same urges. Next time you see a scantily clad female, do yourself a favor and just start repenting, because continuing to blame your environment and those in it is wrong.

    James 1:14 But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire.

    Galatians 6:5 For we are each responsible for our own conduct.

    May you go in peace and find it in yourself to see past the tip of your nose. May He shine light into the very dark crevices of your inner being.

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  12. Jesus christ said offences will come because we are in the world but woe to whom they come. in other words people are likely to sin but a person who causes other people to sin, will receive the greater damnation.
    Jesus said if a person offends one of this little ones, it is better for that person to be drowned into the sea.
    people are responsible for their actions but a person can be led to behave in a particular way. Read proverbs 7:21 the scripture says the woman with the attire of an harlot forced the guy to yield.
    David sinned because the wife of Uriah was naked, do you think she would have the same effect on David if she was properly covered. We can try to holy, but you immodest women can make us stumble. Jesus will judge drug dealers and all the lives he has destroyed, the lord will blame the drug dealers for the lives he has destroyed and likewise the Lord will blame women for causing lust by provocative dressing. The lord will blame parents for not correcting their children. People can be blamed for other people sins. If a woman dresses modestly and I lust then I am responsible for my sin but the woman who is indecent she will be blamed for my sins.
    sister i respect you but the way you are behaving is not Godly. And you have a Jezebel spirit. You are arguing of things which you understand not. And I gave you facts but you don’t listen, Jezebel spirit period. Please be of an understanding heart and avoid arguing, am reading your comments and wondering if this is the light that girls have, then damnation is a must

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  13. Be careful of the stones you cast Sir and the understanding you choose to take. I will forever be learning and I take responsibility for any offenses which I submit. I do understand that I may have caused you grievance by my statements as it is not my job to set you straight, so forgive me for bringing to light some of your indiscretions. Yes it was a sin to do so and if I have a Jezebel spirit as you so freely state without knowing me then you too sir are just as guilty.

    I find it bothersome that you neglected to address my concerns and instead again tried to justify your behavior. So I say to you your words “Please be of an understanding heart and avoid arguing.” Then in turn I say to you unfortunately you will join me in the damnation you feel I must be slighted for. You can not control anthers behavior, you only have control over your own reaction. I will ask the Lord to forgive my indiscretions, for speaking out so boldly against something I feel is a shame and a pity, accusing all but .01% of the woman population of such sin is just incomprehensible to me for any God loving/fearing human.

    ~Signed the accused Jezebel to her brother in spirit the male Jezebel

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  14. I wish you nothing but healing, I wish you nothing but the best, I wish you well, I will pray for you to see woman as more than just Jezebels heading to the fiery pits of hell. I will pray for you to open your heart and eyes to the beauty of even your “lost” sisters, so that you can hold them in your heart, so that when your tongue speaks of them it will not harbor any ill will and will instead ask the Lord to help and forgive them. I wish you nothing but peace brother.

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    • I will pray for your idiocy to cease, I will pray that you exhibit understanding in minor issues. I will pray for you to stop arguing on things which you do not understand. I will pray for you for acting the victim while you are in the lead of displaying moronocy.
      Don’t ever try to teach things which you have no knowledge, no discernment and no biblical knowledge.

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  15. Wow, seems I’ve touched a nerve. It is sad that you behave so openly with such contempt. You just keep casting those stones and ugliness and see where it gets you. You Sir need to go back and reflect and re-read your Bible. I’m still studying mine, but nowhere does it condone such hate and vile behavior from one of Jesus’s people. At no time did I accuse you of victimizing me, I don’t feel victimized, no I feel sad for you, it seems you are a very lost sheep. I have no idea what has made you hold women with so much contempt and hate, but brother you need some serious healing and reflection. You words are filled with malice and I fear your heart is too. The devil has done a number on you and I will continue to pray for you.

    Peace and love.

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  16. By the way it is obvious that I don’t believe it to be a minor issue. You act like it’s a women’s fault that you can not keep your thoughts in check. You have immoral thoughts about 99.9% of the female population (according to you) and you don’t see the issue I have. No instead you deflect and try to make me the evil person in this scenario. You need help and I pray you get it.

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  17. Oh and you are the one trying to teach idiotic things, you preach that hate is okay and you behave according to that hate. You lash out with ugliness and this is why you can not see beyond the tip of your nose. Please go speak to an elder in your church, take your grievances to them and seek the truth because brother your are not preaching it and you are so filled with vile that you can not see it.

    Again, peace and love.

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  18. You have no right to judge… your view of being able to pass judgement is skewed and so far from the truth.

    John 3:14-15 If we love our Christian brothers and sisters, it proves that we have passed from death to life. But a person who has no love is still dead. Anyone who hates another brother or sister is really a murderer at heart. And you know that murderers don’t have eternal life within them.
    Matthew 7:1
    Do not judge, or you will be judged.
    Matthew 7:3
    Why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but fail to notice the beam in your own eye?
    Luke 6:37
    Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.
    Luke 12:14
    But Jesus replied, “Man, who appointed Me judge or executor between you?”
    John 8:7
    When they continued to question Him, He straightened up and said to them, “Whoever is without sin among you, let him be the first to cast a stone at her.”

    Hebrews 12:15 Look after each other so that none of you fails to receive the grace of God. Watch out that no poisonous root of bitterness grows up to trouble you, corrupting many.

    I believe you have fallen into contempt of the things you deem (judge) unworthy and to do so is a sin. Me pointing these things out to you could be considered a sin, please know I do it in love not hate. I will be judged and it will be at the hand of our Father the same as you.

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  19. Leviticus 19:17-18 You must not hate your brother in your heart. You must surely reprove your fellow citizen so that you do not incur sin on account of him. You must not take vengeance or bear a grudge against the children of your people, but you must love your neighbor as yourself. I am the LORD.

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  20. Sister all the points that you bring forth are genuine, truth and reasonable and I totally agree with them. But the misunderstanding that I have with you is this, you claim that women do not cause lust by immodesty and men are responsible for their thoughts. Okay, I want you to ask yourself this questions.
    1. Why were the mini skirts created?
    2. Why does the devil love women dressing immodestly?
    3. why do harlots dress inappropriately?
    4. is there no consequence for immodest dressing?
    5 why does 1timothty 2:9 tell women to dress modestly, does it command women to do this without any reason or just for fun?
    Immodest dressing was invented by the devil and for a reason and that is to cause lust, adultery in the heart Mathew 5:28.
    If you say immodestly dressed women have no part in projecting lustful thoughts and every person is responsible for their thoughts then, what you are saying is, there is no consequence for immodesty.
    Indecent dressing was designed to cause lust and I have been saying this from the beginning and I will tell you this a million times for you to get it.
    Once you accept that immodesty has consequences and that is causing lust, then you are my sister in christ and you are doing beautiful. But as long as you keep saying immodesty has no consequences and every person is responsible for their thoughts then you are lost and you don’t understand the subtility of the devil.
    I hate offending people, but you defending immodesty and saying it does not contribute lustful thoughts and desires is what makes me doubt your soundness of mind. Everything we do has consequences and the consequence of immodesty is lust and adultery. I don’t know which language to use anymore. Accept that there is consequences for immodesty and that is lust and you will brake delusions of the devil. As long as you say girls do not project lust by immodest apparel you will forever remain the devils advocate and you will never be light no matter what.

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  21. No, you miss understood me, I didn’t say that immodesty was wrong and played no part, I know that it is sadly the opposite. The point I was trying to make is this.
    1. Yes, immodesty is a sin, but it also a sin to accept no blame when you cast your eyes on a women and have impure thoughts. This is not to mean that the woman didn’t cause it, please understand this. I meant there are ways in which any man can help himself to deflect these thoughts, it is possible, it would take a great amount of effort, but it is doable, just as studying and understanding (which I’ve dealt with) the Bible is. The way I understood it from you is, men have no responsibility which is to say, for example that if a women got hurt (raped, or worse) she brought it upon herself because of the way she dressed, in essence she got what she deserved because a man has no power over his thoughts, thus causing a chain reaction in his actions, this is false. A man has the ability to work on and keep impure thoughts from invading, I didn’t say it was easy if I implied it I apologize.
    2. It is my sincere wish that you understand that hate is not the answer. You do not hate the sinner you hate the sin, only God as the authority to judge that by which He hates. Pray for yous sisters, ask that they help you and others similarly situated dress more modestly, but do so in love not anger. Pray for them that they will change their temptress ways, it is possible for a woman when they understand from a Biblical point why this is so important for themselves and their brothers. These sinners are still your sisters, they are lost, they should not be hated, you should love them enough to pray for them.
    3. Don’t be so quick to anger, it is not the answer, anger solves nothing, it is a gateway for evil and when you let it consume you then you become lost. Saying 99.9% of woman are solely responsible for destroying the earth is false, men do play a part. When you are before your maker He is going to judge you solely by your actions, there will be no excuses and this is what I meant by you are solely responsible for your actions, thoughts.

    1 Corinthians 10:13 No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.

    Hebrews 10:26-27 For if we go on sinning deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a fearful expectation of judgment, and a fury of fire that will consume the adversaries.

    1 John 3:6-10 No one who abides in him keeps on sinning; no one who keeps on sinning has either seen him or known him. Little children, let no one deceive you. Whoever practices righteousness is righteous, as he is righteous. Whoever makes a practice of sinning is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil. No one born of God makes a practice of sinning, for God’s seed abides in him, and he cannot keep on sinning because he has been born of God. By this it is evident who are the children of God, and who are the children of the devil: whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is the one who does not love his brother.

    Satan wants you to believe that you’re the only one who has this problem and that you can’t gain victory over it. However, these beliefs are false. We are overtaken by temptations that are common (see I Corinthians 10:13), and in Christ we have victory over the destructive power of sin. (See Romans 6:22 and 8:2.) By God’s grace, as you follow His plan, you can conquer impure thoughts.

    Peace and Love Brother.

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