Getting on my soapbox

I thought I would climb onto my soapbox and have a little rant.  Its about one aspect of women's fashions that I really dislike.   This will make me sounds very old fashion — but I will have a small rant nevertheless. . . .but I think many of you will agree with me.

Why do women come to work (to an office) in very short floaty dresses, the sort that would fly away with a gust of wind and make bending over to pick something up very difficult.  When I walk around the corridors I see plenty of very short dresses (and skirts) and lots of long legs and stilettos (I read this week that this is the "latest fashions").  I assume some men love this look (both my DH  and son tells me they don't) which must be part of the attraction why women dress like this. It must be hard for men sitting in meetings to have a pair of long legs and short dress in front of them, what temptation.

I am not a male so I can not assume that I know what they think  —but from a female perspective, I don't want to sit and look at lots of leg and wonder what else I might get to see if they move too much or bend over. 

For Christian men — it must be a sight they would prefer not to see. What does your husbands think of this sort of outfit in the office? Has he ever said anything?  I can't imagine that you want your husbands working around women dressed like that, I certainly don't.

But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.  Matthew 5:28

Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.
Mark 14:38

Modesty isn't something they know about or care about.

That's enough ranting from me.



  1. I agree, and the verses are very true. God created the male brain to appreciated the female attractiveness (visual), but also instructs the man as per Matt 5:28, and the woman re modesty, to ensure that sin does not occur. The other part of the equation is the cut of the top. This year the cut has nearly reached the navel, or so it seems. At a beach on a summer's day, maybe, but at work in an airconditioned office, why?
    LL S

  2. I agree with your opinion of short skirts - and the above commentor's opinion of low-cut shirts. It's plain and simply DISGUSTING what women wear. There was a time when that kind of clothing would have been considered the kind of clothing to be only worn by prostitutes and the like. Of course with today's loose way of living, the assessment isn't far off the truth anyway, with the way women give their bodies away to multiple partners etc. Their clothing is clearly an enticement (in my opinion) - it goes with the lifestyle, I reckon.

    My husband would strongly agree with you, Jo. He thinks such clothes are disgusting and he tries to never see it. That kind of clothing belongs in a woman's house with their husband, and should never be worn out in public. And when Christian women wear such clothes - shame on them, they are helping men sin.

  3. The problem Clara is trying to avoid it when it is in your face. If a woman sits in front of you dress in this manner (and I complete agree with you on this sort of trashy outfit), what do you do (if you are a man)? It must be hard to avoid on occasions and it isn’t always possible to move.

    S - I couldn't agree with you more on tops, fortunately I work with older women who tend (mostly) to wear tops that cover them – there has been a change in what women wear to work these days, more casual and far more revealing than ever before. It appears the more formal dress is out for the party look.

  4. I agree 100%. Women make it so hard on men these days. We have to do our part to help men not to stumble.

    There is a Russian gal at my gym who NEVER wears a bra. Today she wore a white clingy shirt and pair that with sweating and it wasn't pretty! I feel sorry for the guys and it was VERY distracting to even us women. I don't want to see that either. Oy!
    What's wrong with people these days?

    Have a good one.

  5. Kim, I worked with a lady who wore blouses unbuttoned halfway down her front. I hated sitting next to her as I was so concerned that everything would fall out (she was a very large lady) and it was just embarrassing and quite upsetting. In the end someone did speak to her, but it made no differences as she believed in “freedom of choice” but didn’t give two hoots about the rest of us. She thought she looked beautiful. And this lady was in her 50's.

  6. Ugh, Jo, there really doesn't seem to be a professional standard of dress anymore. Anything seems to be acceptable. Once my husband and I went to a cellular phone store and the girl who was going to help us really need help finding a shirt. I wasn't going to stand there and have THAT in our faces. :) I think, too, though, it's another evidence of the unregenerate mind that's screaming for the transformation of the Gospel. Of course, then there are Christian women who dress no differently...but that's another topic. Blessings to you!

  7. I worked in bank branches for 18.5 yrs. Fortunately, just when some young females' attire was getting very provocative, a "corporate wardrobe" was introduced and everyone had to wear either it or something of similar character - it was a relief to me not to have to work with girls in short shorts etc. anymore.
    Low necklines revealing part of the breasts are attention-grabbing, and the taller you are, the more you see. In the world you expect (but dislike) flirty dressing, but when Christian girls/women wear tight jeans, short shorts, low necklines or other provocative dress styles, they are either incredibly naive, or deliberately sinning. Jesus calls sinners "to repentance" and God calls us with a "holy calling" 1 Thess 4:4-5, 7-8. - Stephen

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  9. I completely agree with you. It is so frustrating!


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