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4.16.2008

Best! Tank Tops! Ever!











So I thought I'd get in on a little Works-for-Me-Wednesday action this week. What is Works-for-Me-Wednesday, you ask? You can find out here.

Last night at our small group meeting, the gals discussed the topic of modesty. (We based our discussion on this message, in case you're curious.) Now, modesty is a matter of the heart more than anything else, but it is also a very practical issue. As we were talking about the specifics of appropriate appearance, I mentioned these tank tops. I have three of them (white, black, and brown), and I probably wear them five days out of every week. They are perfect for layering; they're long (even on a 5'10" girl like me!), and the neckline is just right, not to low, not to high. Now that the weather is finally starting to warm up, they're also great to wear alone. The fabric is light-weight enough to be comfortable, but not so thin that you need yet another layer underneath the tank. (Because, really, who wants to layer up on a hot summer day?) The tanks are form fitting enough to look feminine, but they aren't too snug. So there you have it, ode on a tank top.

How about you? What item of clothing can't you live without?

10 comments:

gracechild said...

Jeans rock! I'd feel bereft without a few comfortable pairs of jeans in my wardrobe. I'd wear jeans everyday if I could

Trina said...

Thanks! I just visited this site and I love it. I just ordered some stuff :)

Jodi said...

thanks for the link - I'll have to check it out! I love being able to layer with a tank!

JJ said...

Those look super comfy. I love any kind of PJ sets...I wish I could wear them all the time!

Mya said...

Thanks! I've been looking for great, not-to-thin tanks.

Vacant Uterus said...

You know, modesty talks among the Christian community really get my back up. I have encountered more women who use the guise of modesty to judge and condemn others, including my best friend. I've discovered that most of the time, the issue isn't really modesty at all! In the case of my best friend, it was her perception of her body versus mine: she saw herself as overweight and unfeminine and so in order to feel good around me, she had to classify me as immodest. We eventually worked it out but that has been very hurtful to our intimacy as friends. With some other women I've encountered I've found that the root has been an unresolved conflict or a bent toward legalism, rather than the item of clothing in question. I've even seen emails circulate with "modesty rules"...no shirts that go three fingers below the collar bone!, etc. This is really raw subject for me, especially since my friend's ugly behavior.

I think you're right when you say that modesty is an attitude of the heart. I also think that (within reasonable bounds) you've got freedom in Christ to wear that tank top without fear of reputation or having to get the "okay" from anyone else. I think if we concentrated more on loving each other and encouraging each other, this would all be much less of an issue.

Whew! Rant off.

andrea_jennine said...

Flick, I agree that it's an issue we can get really legalistic about. The message I listened to did a great job of emphasizing the point that we are to love others and not get self-righteous over our standards of dress. The definition of modesty, again from that message, is humility expressed in dress; that's what I want in my life. Some people would think I'm immodest, some would think I'm overly so, but in the end, I try to dress to represent how I've been created to appreciate beauty and rescued from pride by the cross and changed by the Savior to love him more than anything in this world.

Rishi said...

Wow, this post is so not for boys.

But I still want to say hi and that I love you as my sister.

andrea_jennine said...

Thanks, Rishi! I figure that if you guys can hang in there for all the talk of my ovaries and uterus, you can handle a little discussion of the merits of a tank top. ;)

GLouise said...

I will have to check out these tanks!!