You see the hype everywhere. Celebrity’s in dresses cut to here and the backs even lower. The hype about the latest fad diet with a barely there bikini as if its proving the point that you too can be this thin. The magazine covers depicting barely there outfits with all but one button undone.
Walking through the mall the other day I spotted a woman with an infant child and a small toddler. Okay, that seemed normal enough. Normal that is until one noticed what she was wearing. Her tee shirt was cut so low that her breasts were barely covered. Her skirt so short I’m sure she couldn’t sit down without revealing whether or not she had on underwear. I wonder what she was doing at the mall with two small children dressed like that, she looked like she belonged in a nightclub of ill repute!
Down in the game arcade I saw many such teens dressed as if they were a celebrity actress trolling for their mates. Where did they learn this? Did their mothers and fathers allow them out of the house looking like this? Or are the parent too busy working two or more jobs to keep them in the lifestyles in which they have become accustomed?
Watch any movie on any given night and you can be sure that there will be at least one commercial per commercial set with a barely there outfit on a woman. Or a man looking over the barely dressed woman.
Are the morals gone that our ancestors lived by? I look around me at my Amish and Mennonite neighbors. Sometimes I think they have the right idea. Keep them covered gals! I think the more mysterious a woman’s body might look the better. By keeping things covered you give more of yourself in the long run. Would you rather be known for who you are? Or how your body looks barely clad?
Would you wear that standing next to your father, brother, uncle or a serial rapist? Come on lets get serious here!
Its bad enough that such a big deal is made about the celebrity’s fashion for various events. Its sad when a super star reveals so much that the teens watching the show loose site of what is important in their own values.
What teens wear today says a lot about them. It shows their self confidence, or lack thereof, it shows their moral values and so much more. Every year I watch the skirt lengths change. From the mini’s of the 60’s to the ankle length of the late 70’s early 80’s. Then everything in between. Some of these can be so classy without having to reveal a thing. You don’t have to look frumpy just to look like you have morals.
What wasn’t allowed on television is widely broadcast today and rarely is an eye blinked. Men struggle with addictions including sexual addiction and other lustful thoughts. Are we naively fueling these? Thinking that we are dressing like the stars? Then women wonder why men accuse them of cheating. Hm….let us pause and think here.
What has happened in society that now makes it okay to wear such revealing clothing? Have we lost our minds along with our morals? As a mother to my teen aged son I tell him why I do and don’t like certain girls. You guessed it, I’m only telling him I like the ones that are appropriately clothed. No, these aren’t the Amish and Mennonite girls (though they do set a fine example) but they are the girls that are not wearing the mini’s that don’t cover their behinds or the shirts that don’t cover their breasts.
If my grandparents were alive today I am sure they would be astonished at the lack of morals around us today. I wonder what will become of these trends. What will the morals and fashions be when I am a grandparent?