When you hear the word modesty, it’s natural to think about whether or not clothing is revealing or inappropriate. But did you know that modesty is about more than just clothing?
When it comes down to it, modesty is about the messages we send to the world through our appearance and our actions. Elaine S. Dalton, former Young Women general president, taught that modesty “is an outward manifestation of an inner knowledge and commitment.”1 When you really know that you are a child of God, a covenant keeper, and a participant in the work of salvation, you’ll want your actions and appearance to “glorify God in your body, and in your spirit” (1 Corinthians 6:20).
You Are a Child of God—Look the Part
The “most majestic, powerful, and glorious Being in the universe”2 is your Heavenly Father, and the blessings of that truth are incredible! Because you are a child of God, you have unlimited potential, you have infinite worth, and you have inherited goodness from your Father. As you come to understand this divine heritage, “it will be reflected in [your] countenance, [your] appearance, and [your] actions.”3