The big idea for dress is that a proper costume is worn for each occasion. For example: jogging suits when jogging, sleeping wear when sleeping, and business suits for business. So, today, let's look at the vintage standard for Street or Shopping Clothes.
What to Wear?
Can you see the vintage standards for street and shopping? I find having a standard or dress code is a relief, so I don't have to guess.
Dress Codes Matter? When visiting churches, I often read, on their websites, "come as you are." This leaves me guessing and searching out pictures as to how the congregation generally dresses.
While it is their desire to be kind and "accept you as you are;" I still want to know the general dress code.
What Is Good Taste? Taking that one step further, I think the first step in good taste is wearing the proper atire for the occasion. When there is no standard, you might have a person wearing their pajamas to the grocery store -something I have witnessed. Also, as Christians, we are to be modest. Good taste is also modesty. In this, Christians are to be influencing the world, not the world influencing us. Going further, good taste is, rules of proportions, colors, and textures.
Why is good taste in our clothing so important? I think this quote says much.
You are a very important person and are well worth the time and effort it is going to take to make you look your best. Every samll thing you do to make yourself a lovelier person multiplies your enjoyment of living, the feeling of your own value, and also helps enrich the lives of those around you. (2)
For thought or discussion
(1) The Modern and Complete Book of Etiquette by Rivers. (2) Family Circle's Complete Book of Beauty and Charm by Milo and Marshall.