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Modesty is an attitude of propriety and decency in dress, grooming, language, and behavior. If we are modest, we do not draw undue attention to ourselves. Instead, we seek to "glorify God in [our] body, and in [our] spirit" (1 Corinthians 6:20; see also 1 Corinthians 6:19).
I have a story that I was reminded of when I saw the topic. I lived on a dairy most of my childhood. It was always my job to feed the calves and take care of them. One afternoon after fighting with my mom to let me "just wear my tank top on the farm" my mom gave in. I was wearing a tank top and shorter shorts to do my chores when a family came over to buy a calf or two from us. It was a father and 3 of his sons. They were Mennonite. They are the more technically advanced Amish, or at least they still hold to that tradition in Idaho. I was so uncomfortable while they were there. I was comfortable in my own skin, but I felt bad for subjecting people of a different faith that were so conservative in their modesty to my immodesty. I learned a lot from that. After that I told myself that I would prepare my wardrobe for when I went through the temple. I still know many LDS girls that find going to the temple comes with an entirely new wardrobe and it shouldn't be like that. I have gained the opinion that I will try my hardest to keep my children temple ready modest from birth. There are cute tee shirts as well as tank tops for baby girls too.
That is an awesome example, Rachel. I feel it is important to start your little girls out from birth. Dh and I bought Emma a 4th of July dress and it only has a strap around the neck and she doesn't have a shirt to wear under it. I'm going to wm tonight so I'm going to look for one to buy. I almost considered taking it back. We bought it with hopes that we can find an under shirt for it.