Fashion and the Dressing Modestly Fallacy

Both men and women are being shamed in different ways when it comes to fashion. However, women are being shamed in a way that is similar to censorship. There is this idea of dressing modestly where girls and women are often being looked down on because they wear skimpy clothing. However, there is one family that has done away with this idea. Jessica and Jeremy Martin-Weber is the family that has adopted a different approach to how people in their family will dress. Their approach is based on body autonomy.

 

There are a few reasons why there are no lectures on dressing modesty. Among the reasons is that modest clothing has proven to be subjective. Jessica has noticed that any clothing that is worn by her and her daughters can be considered unacceptable. She has decided that dressing modestly as a concept is an attempt to control the bodies of women.

 

As the champion of body autonomy, Jessica wasn’t always so adamant about fashion modesty. She has tried to teach her children about why they should dress modestly. However, a tragic event occurred that has changed her outlook on what modest dressing is. Another interesting phenomenon with her children is that they always pick respectful outfits anyway. One thing that they mention is that their fashion is a form of self expression. They wear what they think is representative who they are and how they feel. This is one of the best ways for people to explore and eventually learn to love themselves.

 

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