"Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly." -St. Francis de Sales
And that brings me to the point: skirts exclusively.
There are two reasons why the Catholic Lady wears skirts exclusively: femininity and modesty. The Catholic lady goes beyond what is acceptable in her dress and always does what is best. Indeed, for thousands of years of Christian civilization and especially at its heights, women have worn beautiful elegant skirts to proudly identify themselves as ladies. It is impossible today to wear such beautiful and feminine garments on an everyday basis, but we each go as far as we can.
What sets the standards for "modest dress" these days? There are so many women who say they can allow short skirts, they can allow pants, they can allow sleeveless tops, they can allow low necklines, they can allow flip flops, and even shorts! (I have too often been among these compromising women.) But where does it stop?
Or do we defy compromise and dress only according to principle? Do we accept our femininity as a fundamental truth that becomes the basis of our reasoning when it comes to choosing attire?
Don't we want to be the most elegant and the most modest we can be? Shouldn't we desire to wear dresses like the Christian ladies of virtuous eras? Unfortunately, we cannot walk around dressed like they did, but maybe we can appreciate their elegance in a more modernly tolerated a-line skirt and loafers or a beautiful up done hairstyle and modest blouse. I am not putting down specific standards because of course it takes good taste more than anything to dress like a true Catholic lady.
Skirts exclusively is a given for the Catholic lady. We do not compromise when it comes to principle. Both the Catholic lady and skirts are modestly and elegance combined.
What do you think?