Originally posted by stellspalfie
as we know some muslim women must remain covered lest they send the men into a sexual frenzy. some jewish women wear wigs because their hair is too provocative. as ive mentioned before i was kicked out of the vatican for having particularly shapely calfves.
my question - is dressing with the intent of alluring the opposite sex a problem in christianity? does it make a difference if you are single or married?
Probably not but within reason and with modesty in mind. I would think by the suggestion below that a woman or man would want to be attracted to the inner person more and not too destracted by the outer which as we all know will change with age.
But trying to attract someone who is married would not be looked upon in a good light by God.
Christian Counsel on Personal Adornment.
Jesus and his apostles counseled constantly against putting trust in physical things and putting on a false show by means of material adornment. The apostle Paul said that Christian women should “adorn themselves in well-arranged dress, with modesty and soundness of mind, not with styles of hair braiding and gold or pearls or very expensive garb.” (1Ti 2:9) During the days of the apostles it was a custom among women in that world of Greek culture to go in for elaborate coiffures and other adornment. How appropriate, therefore, is Peter’s counsel to women in the Christian congregation not to put emphasis on ‘the external braiding of the hair and the putting on of gold ornaments or the wearing of outer garments’ but to let their adornment be, as with the faithful women of old, “the secret person of the heart in the incorruptible apparel of the quiet and mild spirit”!—1Pe 3:3-5.