This gal is far from being a fashionista or new trend setter, but having eyeballs does qualify me on some level in the world of fashion. The new trend I would love to see is “Mystery is the new Sexy”. If you find yourself stumbling across “The People of Wal-mart” photos or just take some time to people watch while out and about you are going to pick up what I am putting down real fast. These thoughts were triggered recently as my life path led me to stumble upon a tube top that happened to be size 3XL. A mental image of a lady wearing this in a public setting popped into my head and left me feeling disturbed. Actually if it had been size zero these thoughts would have still been triggered. There are some articles of clothing that really are not flattering to any body size or type. This blog is not meant to be judgmental, but to stimulate thinking on how we present ourselves to the rest of the world. This blog is not meant toward one gender over the other as men can leave some mystery as well as women.
There has been an article floating around social media that I still have not actually read, but I keep seeing the title that “The dad bod is the new sexy”. Then there is a photo of a man with a rounded belly, undefined muscles, with a beverage in his hand. A mistake I made yesterday was mentioning this to my 45 year old husband. He walked into our bathroom as I was getting ready for church without his shirt on and triggered my recollection of this article. As I told him that the dad bod is the new sexy he puffed up his chest, threw his shoulders back and exclaimed “Well then you are married to the sexiest man alive!!” We had a few laughs, but it continued the thoughts on how much nicer we all look in nice conservatively flattering clothing.
Personally from my female perspective the more clothes a man has on such as their work uniform, tool belts, a full suit, etc.. the more attractive. If a man were telling the truth especially when searching for “Mrs. right” the more clothing such as work uniforms, a nice “mystery” providing dress, etc… a woman adorns the more “marriage potential” they have.
No matter what or who we are what we wear does leave an impression on others. Do we leave a respectful impression with an element of mystery of who we are or is there no mystery that leaves a person really not wanting to know anymore about us?
1 Timothy 2:9-10 “Likewise also that women should adorn themselves in respectable apparel, with modesty and self-control, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly attire, but with what is proper for women who profess godliness—with good works.”