The Five F's of Fashion

The FIVE “F’s”:
Fashion, Fit, Femininity, Function, and Frugality

            My prayer and purpose for this topic is to strike that balance between being “in this world and not of this world” in regards to The FIVE “F’s”: Fashion, Fit, Femininity, Function, and Frugality in a way that conforms to God’s word.

            Please enjoy reading my philosophy and frustrations of fashion as it relates to being a child of God, and recognize the tongue in cheek humor to be just that; good humored fun.

FASHION:  The ever changing styles that we in some form or another are bound to because we live in this world.

FIT:  The biggest obstacle to modesty is fit.  If you can find the right fit, you don’t have to pull up on your tank top, tug down on your skirt, look at your butt in the mirror hoping there is enough “slack in your slacks,” or wonder if what you are wearing is figure flattering or figure revealing.  Yet, there are not a lot of clothes made to FIT a Christian.  The solution to this is for what I am constantly working toward.

FEMININITY:  God wants us to be feminine.  Regardless of what articles of clothing you are wearing, you should be feminine.  That is what the cut of clothing defines.  Yet a life changing moment for me was when I heard this advice from a wise “aged woman”, “Wear a skirt whenever you can.”  “You mean, wear something other than jeans and a cute shirt????!!!!!”  I believe there are times when a skirt is not appropriate, but most of the time a skirt is a great option.  We should embrace our femininity and enjoy it.  Get out of the denim rut and wear a sundress or in the winter a cute skirt and boots.  It will make you smile.

FUNCTION:  This is where the call to appropriateness comes.  Skiing is NOT the place for a fun skirt.  Mowing the yard is NOT the place for a cute sundress.  Doing dishes is NOT a place you want to wear your Sunday best.  I like a challenge though and I wanted to see if I could conquer the “skirt only” world and see where exactly “wherever I can” meant, and outside of winter sports, there is a skirt for everything; and I mean EVERYTHING.  It’s ALL about the fabric.  Shoes on the other hand are a little bit tricky, because (except for crew socks) socks and skirts make your legs look like stumps; add a pair of unwisely chosen sneakers with them and you look nonsensical.

FRUGALITY:  This is a wise quote by Shirla Jones:  “… the goal is not to spend an excessive amount on clothes.  The goal is to look your best within your budget.”  I believe that when God says in Matthew 6:31-34 that we should take no thought about what we shall wear (stop worrying) and to seek ye first the kingdom of God (be faithful in tithes and offerings and give with simplicity by faith to those in need) that He will indeed provide for your needs, sufficient unto the day.  There is a balance between budgeting and faith.  When you need it He will provide it, and do your absolute best with what He provides.  Find that balance between spending needlessly and being miserly, knowing that you are not a beggar but a child of the KING.  Let me add this though, NO WHERE, NO HOW, does God “PROVIDE” with a credit card.  Stay out of debt.

CONTINUED:  The Five Fs of Fashion - FIT

1 comment:

Areje Tubosun said...

It more importantly for all women to dress decently and not to tempt men,wear clothes intentionally for decency and not to seduce.
Cool combination from all designers from different industry but the beauty reflects from how the model/person carries him/herself which is based on blending from the top to the foot.