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Guidelines and Rules for dress at Youth Conference.
All clothing should be modest and reflect a godly character. All clothing should be neat and tidy, free of tatters and tears at all times. Men should wear shirts at all times except at the beach. Women should not wear bikinis, halter tops, mini-skirts, short shorts, etc.
Discussion Groups, Evening Program and Memorial Meeting: Wear clothes suitable for ecclesial classes. No shorts, pajamas, sweatpants, etc. should be worn to any classes. Jeans should not be worn to memorial meetings. Wear shoes or sandals to all classes. Sisters should wear a head covering to all classes and discussion groups.
Principles for dress at Youth Conference
At Youth Conference our primary aim is to focus on God's Word and to encourage others in its study and application. When it comes to clothing, we all make personal decisions based on time, place and most importantly God's Word.
For the purposes of Youth Conference we have found it helpful to communicate in advance basic scriptural principles and examples to help you make wise choices for this event. Remember "he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do" (1 Peter 1:15, NIV) and this includes our dress. So let us wear clothing that is practical and indicative of godliness rather than clothes with slogans of the world and designs that ignite the lust of the eye.
Please be conscious of the following principles:
In the world garments once considered as under garments are now worn as outer garments. Clothing may be considered too little when shoulders, back, stomach, thighs and other body parts are exposed. So with this in mind please avoid revealing tank tops, spaghetti straps, V necks, low neck line tops, mini-skirts and short-shorts. Paul advised us well when he said "In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel" (1 Tim. 2:9).
The flesh tends to be drawn to outward appearances including clothing, makeup and jewelry which are designed to draw attention. The scripture comments on this problem often, and Peter puts it well when he says our focus should be the "hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price" (1 Peter 3:4).
As opposed to the principle of covering the body the world has designed clothing to tightly form around the body in order to show it off. Paul warned us not to fashion ourselves after the world when he said "be not conformed to this world" (Romans 12:2). Clothes which are tight show off the curves and contours of the body; we should therefore avoid wearing clothes which are skin tight (e.g. typical yoga pants).
People in the world have become bold in exposing their bodies in one way or another to each other, but the scriptures associate nakedness with shame. Clothing that allows for views of the naked body or undergarments when bending over, sitting, playing sports or just standing are to be avoided. No boxers or bras should be visible to others. Jesus understood this principle and used it to teach us a spiritual lesson: "Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame" (Revelation 16:15).