Courtesy LDS Media LibraryI’ve written several posts about modesty this year (2015) because I’ve felt compelled to stand up for what prophets, apostles, and other inspired leaders, both in and out of the Church, have said on the topic. These views are not popular. Ezra Taft Benson once said:

The prophet will not necessarily be popular with the world or the worldly. . . . As a prophet reveals the truth it divides the people. The honest in heart heed his words but the unrighteous either ignore the prophet or fight him. When the prophet points out the sins of the world, the worldly either want to close the mouth of the prophet, or else act as if the prophet didn’t exist, rather than repent of their sins. Popularity is never a test of truth. Many a prophet has been killed or cast out. As we come closer to the Lord’s second coming you can expect that as the people of the world become more wicked, the prophet will be less popular with them.

Here are some sources I’ve collected on modesty, from this blog and other places on the web.

Modesty in Gospel Topics on LDS.org
Modesty in Encyclopedia of Mormonism
• The Lord curses the daughters of Zion for worldliness: Isaiah 3:16–26 (NIV Isaiah 3:16–26)
Modesty: Reverence for the Lord by Robert D. Hales
The Courage to Choose Modesty by Carol F. McConkie
Modesty: Everyone’s Responsibility on Mormon Women Stand
Countenance Not Cleavage by Linda Clyde on Colossal Thought
I Never Knew a Bikini Could Hide So Much by Kaylin Koslosky on Chastity Project
Modesty Means More than Apparel by Megan Christensen on Deseret News
Why I Chose To No Longer Wear Leggings by Veronica Partridge on Veronica Partridge
The Importance of Modesty and Self-Control by Jarrid Wilson on Jarrid Wilson
Modesty: I Don’t Think it Means What You Think it Means by Rachel Held Evans on Q
My Year of Modesty by Lauren Shields on Salon
Modesty Guidelines on Pure Fashion (About Pure Fashion)
• The Forgotten Virtue: Modesty In Dress by Monsignor Charles M. Mangan on Catholic Online
When Clothes Really Do Make the Girl on Put on the Armor Light
A Few Thoughts on Modesty on Put on the Armor of Light
Different Perspectives on Modesty on Put on the Armor of Light
Quotes on Modesty on Put on the Armor of Light
More Quotes on Modesty on Put on the Armor of Light
Even More Quotes on Modesty on Put on the Armor of Light
The Freedom Modesty Brings on Put on the Armor of Light

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