Gresh shares her opinions on modesty interspersed with commentary of fashions of today and historical trends in fashion. Throughout the book there are tests and activities for readers to do by themselves in the mirror or with a friend to assess the appropriateness of their clothing.
When I received this book, I was a little surprised at the size of it. It was very short and small, so it was a very quick read. It reminded me of the American Girl handbooks. Visually, the font, pictures, and layout are very teen-friendly.
I enjoyed reading this book and found the information to be relevant for today’s females. The historical look at fashions was interesting, but I think there could have been even more fashion history, particularly of past trends that we now view as silly.
The eight tests Gresh shares to help readers assess if their clothing is modest or not were helpful, especially if a girl doesn’t have a mother or female role model to help guide her in appropriate clothing selection. I also appreciated her encouragement to get dad’s reactions.
Overall, I think this book is good. I didn’t view it as a hard and fast rule book of what not to wear, but rather as a guidebook to help girls take a look at the message they are putting out there. If you have a daughter, check this book out and use it as a resource in communicating about a potentially sensitive topic.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.
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