Modesty in Living Color
2 Corinthians 10:5, New American Standard Bible
Recently I ran across a blog discussion of Biblical modesty where the question of the appropriateness of dressing in bright colors was raised. (After pondering the topic overnight, I am unable to find the exact post to link to. I think it was somewhere over here.)
The concept of Biblical modesty as prescribed in 1 Timothy 2:9 and elsewhere is to be orderly and not draw undue attention to oneself.
How does this relate to the colors one chooses to wear?
- Color is one of the most notable aspects of any outfit. Any outfit which is markedly different from what people in the culture around us are accustomed to seeing is going to draw attention to itself.
- The face should be the focal point of every outfit. Color is a tool to accomplish that purpose.
- Conversely, color which doesn't support your natural coloring, or worse - clashes with it, draws unwelcome attention to itself. (People muttering to themselves or their neighbor, "she'd sure be pretty if she'd wear better colors".)
- Above all, color selection should support your personality and make you feel like yourself.
Previous posts on finding and combining your personal colors:
Find Your Colors
How to Wear a Black Outfit
Combining Cool and Warm Colors
Previous posts on color theory:
Characteristics of a Color
My Mental Color Wheel
More Fashion Color Resources available at The Runway Scoop.