I was very convinced about proper clothing by listening to a sermon about shamefastness. Obviously shamefastness could be defined as having a sense of shame, feeling shame, and even not doing things that make you feel shame. We read in the Bible
1 Tim 2:9 In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;
1 Tim 2:10 But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works.
Notice that modest clothing for women is tied to the same holy behavior as men lifting up their hands in prayer. This should be sobering to the Christian. Also Paul says women should use shamefastness when clothing themselves. They should have the proper sense of shame about their nakedness when they pick out their wardrobe.
It's obvious to any shamefast person, but when your nakedness is exposed you should feel shame. The Bible shows us this is so.
So any shamefast person should be concerned over what they need to cover so as to not expose their nakedness. Let's get a few suggestions from the Bible.
In another article we showed that although Adam and his wife had aprons on, they were still naked. This is what God did to clothe them.
These coats are rendered tunics in other versions such as the New King James Version. Scholars agree that "at a minimum" these went from the shoulder to the knee. Others would suggest they went to the ankle and even had long sleeves. However, from what research I done, most would agree that they went only to the knee area. Why when someone already had an apron on (loin cover) would God make a garment that went from the shoulder to the knee? The obvious answer would be that you needed to cover some other stuff in that area before you actually were covering your nakedness.
It should be obvious, but let the record show your buttocks needs to be covered to cover your nakedness.
The Bible does not specifically say to cover your breasts, but it does show that the breasts are the tools of a harlot. Any shamefast women would cover them.
The word used for loin in this latter verse is used in the Bible to signify hips, groin area, lower back, mid section and such like. It's obvious one would need to cover all that section so that all of their nakedness would be covered.
It might surprise some that the Bible even says exposing your thighs is exposing your nakedness. This would explain why God made a tunic that went completely to the knee before he said Adam and Eve were no longer naked or were clothed.
Is 47:3 Thy nakedness shall be uncovered, yea, thy shame shall be seen: I will take vengeance, and I will not meet thee as a man.
The tunic God picked from the beginning covered all the areas listed. Notice that the apron wasn't good enough for Adam, but not Eve. God made them both tunics. Men and women both need to wear garments that cover from their shoulders to the knee area (at least) to make sure their thigh and all other areas that constitute nakedness are covered.
Any time one is exposing these areas he is exposing his nakedness. This would include doing undergarment commercials, etc. Even the definitions of naked mention unclad, lightly clad, or in the under garment.
Remember it is also our duty to not become a stumbling block to another. If we wear improper clothing and cause another to fall to lust do to our nakedness, we have sinned.