What Does the Bible Say About Women Dressing?
1 Timothy 2:9 ESV / 223 helpful votes
Likewise also that women should adorn themselves in respectable apparel, with modesty and self-control, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly attire,
Deuteronomy 22:5 ESV / 215 helpful votes
“A woman shall not wear a man’s garment, nor shall a man put on a woman’s cloak, for whoever does these things is an abomination to the Lord your God.
1 Timothy 2:9-10 ESV / 145 helpful votes
Likewise also that women should adorn themselves in respectable apparel, with modesty and self-control, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly attire, but with what is proper for women who profess godliness—with good works.
1 Corinthians 11:5-10 ESV / 106 helpful votes
But every wife who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head, since it is the same as if her head were shaven. For if a wife will not cover her head, then she should cut her hair short. But since it is disgraceful for a wife to cut off her hair or shave her head, let her cover her head. For a man ought not to cover his head, since he is the image and glory of God, but woman is the glory of man. For man was not made from woman, but woman from man. Neither was man created for woman, but woman for man. …
1 Peter 3:3 ESV / 98 helpful votes
Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear—
Colossians 3:2 ESV / 68 helpful votes
Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.
Proverbs 31:30 ESV / 65 helpful votes
Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
Romans 12:1-2 ESV / 60 helpful votes
I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
1 Corinthians 11:6 ESV / 56 helpful votes
For if a wife will not cover her head, then she should cut her hair short. But since it is disgraceful for a wife to cut off her hair or shave her head, let her cover her head.
Titus 2:7-8 ESV / 52 helpful votes
Show yourself in all respects to be a model of good works, and in your teaching show integrity, dignity, and sound speech that cannot be condemned, so that an opponent may be put to shame, having nothing evil to say about us.
Titus 2:6 ESV / 51 helpful votes
Likewise, urge the younger men to be self-controlled.
1 Timothy 2:11 ESV / 44 helpful votes
Let a woman learn quietly with all submissiveness.
1 Corinthians 11:15 ESV / 44 helpful votes
But if a woman has long hair, it is her glory? For her hair is given to her for a covering.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20 ESV / 44 helpful votes
Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.
Romans 14:13 ESV / 42 helpful votes
Therefore let us not pass judgment on one another any longer, but rather decide never to put a stumbling block or hindrance in the way of a brother.
Philippians 4:8 ESV / 40 helpful votes
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.
Proverbs 31:25 ESV / 37 helpful votes
Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come.
1 Thessalonians 4:4-6 ESV / 34 helpful votes
That each one of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honor, not in the passion of lust like the Gentiles who do not know God; that no one transgress and wrong his brother in this matter, because the Lord is an avenger in all these things, as we told you beforehand and solemnly warned you.
2 Timothy 3:16-17 ESV / 31 helpful votes
All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.
1 Corinthians 10:31 ESV / 30 helpful votes
So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
Romans 12:1 ESV / 27 helpful votes
I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.
Genesis 3:21 ESV / 27 helpful votes
And the Lord God made for Adam and for his wife garments of skins and clothed them.
Hebrews 13:4 ESV / 26 helpful votes
Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous.
Titus 2:2 ESV / 26 helpful votes
Older men are to be sober-minded, dignified, self-controlled, sound in faith, in love, and in steadfastness.
1 Timothy 5:1-3 ESV / 26 helpful votes
Do not rebuke an older man but encourage him as you would a father, younger men as brothers, older women as mothers, younger women as sisters, in all purity. Honor widows who are truly widows.
Colossians 3:5-6 ESV / 26 helpful votes
Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. On account of these the wrath of God is coming.
Romans 14:14 ESV / 25 helpful votes
I know and am persuaded in the Lord Jesus that nothing is unclean in itself, but it is unclean for anyone who thinks it unclean.
Genesis 1:27 ESV / 23 helpful votes
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.
Proverbs 11:22 ESV / 22 helpful votes
Like a gold ring in a pig’s snout is a beautiful woman without discretion.
1 Corinthians 11:1-34 ESV / 21 helpful votes
Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ. Now I commend you because you remember me in everything and maintain the traditions even as I delivered them to you. But I want you to understand that the head of every man is Christ, the head of a wife is her husband, and the head of Christ is God. Every man who prays or prophesies with his head covered dishonors his head, but every wife who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head, since it is the same as if her head were shaven. …
Ephesians 6:11 ESV / 20 helpful votes
Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.