There is a dress code for every occasion if you are well groomed. Tights, shorts, revealing dresses or skirts are just a big NO to wear in church.
1 Timothy 2:9-10 says: I also want the women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, adorning themselves, not with elaborate hairstyle or gold or pearls or expensive clothes but with good deeds, appropriate for women who profess to worship God.
What we learn from this verse is one should dress in a modest dressing which is being humble in spirit and manner, being submissive or having a humble opinion of yourself. A church is a gathering of sinners and respectable people meet hence one must dress appropriately.
If a person is going to church she is not going for people but for God. If you were to have an appointment with a very respectable person like president or CEO how would you dress? Obvious its formal descent dressing, If you have that much respect for a person then why not the one who made that person. In addition to that: Your type of dressing should not leave people with the desire to sleep with you. That way you are diverting people’s attention from God bringing it to yourself and we all know how God feels about it. There is a spirit behind every dressing and that spirit is fornication, our bodies are a temple of God but because nowadays a temple has become a shrine.
(Deuteronomy 22:5) The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man neither shall a man put on a woman’s garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the Lord thy God
Genesis 38 tells us about a lady whose husband had died and she went for a long time without a man in her life. She hacked a plan to trap her father in law, she took off the widow’s clothes n puts on a certain clothing and cover herself with a veil to disguise herself and sat at the entrance where he knew her father in law was going to pass by. Her father in law proposed her thinking she is a prostitute and went on to sleep together. The bible specifically says the dressing she adorned was that of a whore so you should dress the way you need to be addressed.
Christianity and fashion goes hand in hand with cultural beliefs and the time we are living in because back then here in Zimbabwe we used to wear animal skins which just cover private parts and breast in front of in laws but it was not disturbing anything. There were no rape cases the era we are living in now. If we search perfectly the introduction of trousers to women by lesbians and gays whose practice is also immoral in God’s eyes. But to come think of it when God create men he was naked. So i don’t think it is disturbing to us people.
In addition if it’s disturbing to others who have come to worship God then it becomes disturbing to God. Think of it you are a father of 3 or 4 children, if 1 child’s behavior affects other children won’t you be disturbed?
The apostle Paul once said we should consider fellow believers conscience so one should wear something that does not distract someone’s church spirit. Some may say why did you have to check me out but honestly it’s just uncontrollable, it’s just being human and its normal. As for man the dress code for dressing in a church is not specific of cause one can chose to dress in a sports wear coming to church in the spiritual way. He is still accepted but his dressing is dressed on the wrong position. As for ladies dressing has really been a problem in churches, one is taken away by the current fashion which is actually designed to expose women’s flash outside.
By dressing in tights, mini skirts, shorts to you might not be a problem but the people around you will start judging you according to your dress code By the end of the day you may face. Well one may say i believe in myself hence not moved by words of people around them that brings PRIDE in oneself. People should not justify the way we all dress for instance how many models do this do that. Some parents are still in the process of accepting their children being models ,the reason why they refuse is because of what they hear people talking bad about models and their dressing. But in actual fact not every model has a “B” word. In conclusion we should dress the way we want to be addressed but mostly in a Christian way.