Fashion is a controversial topic among Christians. Choosing what to wear or use on the body must glorify God in all respect. Fashion verses could be found in the Bible and be used as the code of conduct.
As a Christian or child of God have you thought of what the Bible says about fashion? You may fall into the hands of the devil if you are obsessed with outward beauty. While many of us are looking for fashion verses, I have laid hands on several of them. Unarguably your dress code or outlook speaks a lot about your personality or character.
The lustful desire of our youth could force them to patronize indecent clothing that contradicts Biblical doctrine. The scriptures command young people to maintain a pure life.
“How can a young person maintain a pure life? By guarding it according to your instructions!” (Psalm 119:9)
The Bible warns every Christian believer to stay away from loving the world; its wealth and materialism. The Word further instructs both men and women to dress decently in a way that will glorify God. Again, the scriptures advocates for modesty, gentleness and decency in the life of every Christian.
The world is seeing an expansion and advancement in the fashion industry. May we be careful about some of their products as children of God. Even most of the products are unnecessary for a true born-again Christian. Some have already forgotten about their inner beauty and adorned themselves with every kind of fashionable clothes which are often indecent and shameful in the sight of the Lord.
Scriptures About Fashion
May these fashion verses below teach you the requirement of a follower of Christ in terms of dressing and the usage of other materials for adornment.
“Then Jacob made a vow, saying, “If God is with me and protects me on this journey I am taking and gives me food to eat and clothing to wear, and I return safely to my father’s home, then the LORD will become my God.” (Jacob 28:20 – 21)
1. “Now the Israelites had done as Moses told them – they had requested from the Egyptians silver and gold items and clothing.” (Exodus 12:35)
3. “A woman must not wear men’s clothing, nor should a man dress up in women’s clothing, for anyone who does this is offensive to the LORD your God.” (Deuteronomy 22:5)
4. “Now John wore clothing made from camel’s hair with a leather belt around his waist, and his diet consisted of locusts and wild honey.” (Matthew 3:4)
5. “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink, or about your body, what you will wear. Isn’t there more to life than food and more to the body than clothing?” (Matthew 6:25)
6. “Why do you worry about clothing? Think about how the flowers of the field grow; they do not work or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his glory was clothed like one of these! And if this is how God clothes the wild grass, which is here today and tomorrow is tossed into the fire to heat the oven, won’t he clothe you even more, you people of little faith?” (Matthew 6:28 – 30)
7. “Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat, or about your body, what you will wear. For there is more to life than food, and more to the body than clothing. Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn, yet God feeds them. How much more valuable are you than the birds!” (Luke 12:22 – 24)
8. “I have desired no one’s silver or gold or clothing. You yourselves know that these hands of mine provided for my needs and the needs of those who were with me.” (Acts 20:33 – 34)
9. “Likewise the women are to dress in suitable apparel, with modesty and self-control. Their adornment must not be with braided hair and gold or pearls or expensive clothing.” (1 Timothy 2:9)
10. “For if someone comes into your assembly wearing a gold ring and fine clothing, and a poor person enters in filthy clothes, do you pay attention to the one who is finely dressed and say, “You sit here in a good place,” and to the poor person, “You stand over there,” or “Sit on the floor”? If so, have you not made distinctions among yourselves and become judges with evil motives?” (James 2:2 – 4)
11. “Come now, you rich! Weep and cry aloud over the miseries that are coming on you. Your riches have rotted and your clothing has become moth-eaten.” (James 5:1 – 2)
12. “Sell your possessions, and give to the needy. Provide yourselves with moneybags that do not grow old, with a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” (Luke 12:33 -34)
13. “Command those who are rich in this world’s goods not to be haughty or to set their hope on riches, which are uncertain, but on God who richly provides us with all things for our enjoyment. Tell them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, to be generous givers, sharing with others. In this way they will save up a treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the future and so lay hold of what is truly life.” (1 Timothy 6:17 – 19)
14. “You adulterous people! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.” (James 4:4)
15. “For we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content.” (1 Timothy 6:7 – 8)
16. “Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.” (Philippians 4:5)
17. “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.” (Colossians 3:12)
18. “Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.” (Colossians 4:5-6)
19. “Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters. Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.” (Hebrews 13:1-2)
20. “Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.” (Ephesians 5:15-16)
21. “Whoever loves money never has enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with their income. This too is meaningless.” (Ecclesiastes 5:10)
22. “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.” (Matthew 6:19-20)
23. “So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” (2 Corinthians 4:18)
24. “A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.” (Proverbs 22:1)
25. “If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person?” (1 John 3:17)
26. “As goods increase, so do those who consume them. And what benefit are they to the owners except to feast their eyes on them?” (Ecclesiastes 5:11)
27. “Sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; poor, yet making many rich; having nothing, and yet possessing everything.” (2 Corinthians 6:10)
28. “If you belonged to the world, the world would love you as its own. However, because you do not belong to the world, but I chose you out of the world, for this reason the world hates you.” (John 15:19)
29. 29. “Let us live decently as in the daytime, not in carousing and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and sensuality, not in discord and jealousy.” (Romans 13:13)
30.”However, it was not until the first day of the eleventh month of the fortieth year that Moses addressed the Israelites just as the LORD had instructed him to do.” (Deuteronomy 1:3)
31. “So bathe yourself, rub on some perfumed oil, and get dressed up. Then go down to the threshing floor. But don’t let the man know you’re there until he finishes his meal.” (Ruth 3:3)
32. “Suddenly a woman came out to meet him! She was dressed like a prostitute and with secret intent.” (Proverbs 7:10)
33. “At that time the sovereign master will remove their beautiful ankle jewelry, neck ornaments, crescent shaped ornaments, earrings, bracelets, veils, headdresses, ankle ornaments, sashes, sachets, amulets, rings, nose rings, festive dresses, robes, shawls, purses, garments, vests, head coverings, and gowns.” (Isaiah 3:18 – 23)
34. “Now Joshua was dressed in filthy clothes as he stood there before the angel. The angel spoke up to those standing all around, “Remove his filthy clothes.” Then he said to Joshua, “I have freely forgiven your iniquity and will dress you in fine clothing.”” (Zacharia 3:3 – 4)
35. “Woe to you, experts in the law and you Pharisees, hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs that look beautiful on the outside but inside are full of the bones of the dead and of everything unclean.” (Matthew 23:27)
36. “Blessed are those slaves whom their master finds alert when he returns! I tell you the truth, he will dress himself to serve, have them take their place at the table, and will come and wait on them!” (Luke 12:37)
37. “There was a rich man who dressed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day.” (Luke 16:19)
38. “What did you go out to see? A man dressed in fancy clothes? Look, those who wear fancy clothes are in the homes of kings!” (Matthew 11:8)
39. “But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.” (1 Samuel 16:7)
40. “But let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is very precious.” (1 Peter 3:4)
I am hopeful you have learned a lot from these fashion verses. As a child of God, you must be more concerned about your inner beauty than the adornment of the body. Modesty in dressing especially on the part of women is highly cherished.