I know a lot of people who like to stay up with the trends. They like to know what is in style, and what isn't; what's the biggest rave in Paris, and what's wrong to wear after Labor Day. While it is ok to know what is in fashion, sometimes wearing what is in fashion is not. A lot of the latest fashion these days shows a lot of skin, leaves little to the imagination and promotes who you are and what you stand for in the wrong way.
Magazines like Cosmopolitan, YM, etc, tend to contain material that does not live up to the Christian standard. Many of these magazines promote sexual themes and portray fashion as a competition to see who can show the most skin. What's sad is the fact that those who read it buy into the lies that are advertised by them.
As Christians, we need to represent Christ in a true and undistorted way. When Christian girls go around wearing some of the clothes that are suggested in these magazines (which show too much skin and leave little to the imagination) all they are doing is attracting the wrong guys. Ladies, you must realize that guys are physical beings; we are drawn to physical things. How can you expect to attract a Christian guy if what you are wearing shows too much skin? The truth is that Christ can't be represented in the way He is meant to be represented when you wear short miniskirts, low tops and other revealing clothing.
Romans 12:1-2 says, "Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world..."
This passage urges us to give our bodies to God as LIVING sacrifices; our body should be holy and pleasing to Him. Many people don't understand this. They get things wrong and dress themselves in secular ways so that they can please those of this world; this passage is telling us that our bodies should be pleasing to GOD!
What is said next in this passage is something that should not be missed: "this is your spiritual act of worship". Worship is not just something that we do at a church on the weekends, it is something that we are constantly doing!
Is what you are wearing pleasing to God? Does it distort His image? The next time you find yourself in a situation where you could be convinced that the fashion of this world is worth distorting God's image, remember the first part of verse two in Romans 12, "Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world". As Christians, God does not want us to promote things that are of this world; we are to promote His image. From now on, when you walk into your closet, ask yourself if what you are going to put on will attract the wrong kind of guy. If it is then don't wear it.