Hi, it's Fashion Alley here coming to break stereotypes regarding fashion in the church, a subject that is not often touched upon. In honor of Mother's Day today, I decided my mother is the perfect example of a woman of God trailblazing her fashionista mindset in the church.
She's not conservative or completely modest. My mom is the definition of GLAM and all things beautiful. Yes, she's a prayer warrior AND she can conquer the enemy in style and grace. See, fashion is about exploring your creativity and going beyond the norms of what's usual. That's exactly what my mom does. She puts personality and pizzazz into the way she dresses. When people first meet mom, they may not know she's a pastor, yet they still can't help but gravitate to her and connect with her. Dressing like there is no tomorrow and carrying herself with strength and dignity draws people to her, then to God. Your love from Christ comes from within, so when you dress your best it allows others to instantaneously notice that love, even before you begin to speak. Why? When you believe that you are fearfully and wonderfully made, and that God has a specific purpose for your life, then you will want to portray your are confident in that declaration. "She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future" Proverbs 31:25 NLT.
Most people put dress limitations on church because for many generations, it was preached that there was only one way to dress in the church and that is not necessarily the case. Limitations on church attire has restricted others from having fun and feeling confident with what they wear. Of course, one should not look like they are going to the club with short short or super fitted dresses. However, the sky isn't even the limit for the ways in which you can still look appropriate and fashionably BAD in the church without feeling like a nun.
Blessings and Love,