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But for today’s conversation, there has been controversy about the kind of outifts women wear to church. Among the top five outfits-short skirts, tightfitted trousers, v-necked tops and open-back blouses-body hugging outfits have been listed among the forbidden and as believers of God, I have come to find out what you think
Is wearing body hugging outfits really that wrong?
Those in support of these outfits say there is nothing wrong after all, these outfits come in modest designs, sometimes longer than the knee, long sleeved and most times as turtle necks. As long as they do not expose any body parts, there is nothing wrong with them.
But ironically, these outfits aggrandize a woman’s curves giving her that sexy and enticing look, if we are to be honest with ourselves. And with the recent societal body shift where lekpas no longer ruled the world, bigger and curvier women are encouraged to own their bodies . Gone are the days when big or curvier women hide behind circle skirts or flare gowns. These days, it is ‘bigger the better o’ or putting it more explicitly, the curvier, the better. So when a curvy woman wants to slay, body hugging outfits do the trick.
Put a lekpacuous human being like me inside a body hugging outfit and you’ll be looking for the hips. So my point is, these outfits seem to work better with curvier women but then the issue is, should these women stop wearing them to church because they are curvy? Should they even wear them at all?
According to a friend, “No be the same God give them the body,so why should they wear them somewhere else and not to church?
Some people believe that as christians every outfit we wear should be acceptable to God anywhere church or no church. So if you are a lawn tennis player, your circle skirt shouldn’t be short or are you going to the beach? wear long skirts and not bumshorts. They say as Christians, the rule of wearing clothes based on events or locations shouldn’t apply to us otherwise we will not be modest in our dressing. But there are also christians who believe that when it comes to lust, appearance has nothing to do with it and same can be said for women wearing body fitted outfits to church. It is men who want to lust, lust. The outfits have nothing to do with it.
However, antagonists insist these outfits cause distractions in the church. Rather than for a brother to be focusing on the sermon, he’ll be there wishing the aunty in front- with the tight gown-would just stand up and shout halleluyah so that he can have a proper view of her backside.
This even reminds me of the time I was in church. It was thanksgiving Sunday-being the first sunday of the month- and unfortunately in my church, it is customary for everyone to file up to the altar and drop their Thanksgiving offering in the offering basket. That day,there was a cameraman covering the service.
I had just returned to my seat after dropping my offering, when the brother next to me exclaimed ‘damn!’ At first I thought he had dropped his phone or something but the tone of his exclamation suggested otherwise so when I looked up at him, I noticed he was looking at the projector on the wall instead. Apparently, the camera man who had been bumped into, had swayed to one side, so the camera was busy covering one Aunty in a body hugging dress, shaking her bumbum to the rhythm of the thanksgiving songs.
But if we are to really condemn body hugging outfits,then six pieces gowns must follow too…straight gowns too fa and let’s not forget every other fabric that clench to the body. Are they not also body hugging?
But what’s your take o jawe. Are you for or against wearing body hugging dresses to church? Do you think it is right or wrong to wear them to church? Or do you think that as christains we shouldn’t even wear them at all?
Looking forward to reading what you think so kindly leave them on the comment box below.