|Find out how your fashion choices can walk you in a new direction.|
June 8, 2009. Fall River, MA. Differences in fashion sense
can be a volatile subject for moms and daughters, as
Dr Joan Kingsland, a consecrated woman in Regnum Christi,
Which is why her 6-part series on fashion
and faith, originally published in The Anchor, hits the spot perfectly.
In the following articles, Dr Kingsland explores the connection between
a young woman’s fashion choices and her feminine identity, attitudes,
dreams, and desires:
“A woman transmits her inner attitudes and
desires through the clothes she wears. But is she always
conscious of what message she’s transmitting? Does she achieve what
she’s really looking for? What kind of fashion choices can
she make to achieve her deepest and most worthy desires
of being treated with respect and of finding true love?”
to these and other questions are hidden inside the following
six articles, sprinkled with real-life examples, scientific studies, and survey
results. Click on the titles to download a printable (and
shareable!) pdf version of each article.
• The Fashion Question: Every woman
seeks to transmit something about herself by the way she
dresses. Typically she wants to look attractive. She wants to
express her personality. She wants to feel good about herself.
And in looking beautiful won’t that be the way to
find love? Find out how your fashion choices can help
you find the acceptance, respect, and real love you seek.
|A father-daughter duo at the Pure Fashion show in Atlanta show that classy is always "in."|
• The Beauty Contest: Both girls and women feel strong pressure
to meet unrealistic, often digitally enhanced standards. Interesting enough, it
turns out the average man is much more balanced in
his expectations. Learn more about the most attractive kind of
• Dressed for Success: Women who dress to seduce
often short-circuit their own deepest desires for happiness. Find out
more about the physiological reasons why the femme fatale is
doing the most damage to her own heart.
• Role Model
Runways: The Pure Fashion apostolate is teaching girls the valuable
lesson that dignity, virtue and self-respect are always in fashion.
Learn more about how modesty fashion shows are helping to
forge strong, confident, and beautiful girl leaders.
• When No Clothes
Were in Fashion: Women ought to glory in their femininity
as a gift from God! Find out how God endowed
women with special gifts, and why the sexes so often
misunderstand each other.
• Motivating Teens to Be Modest: Is
it possible to get past those mother-daughter fashion wars in
the swimsuit section? According to Dr Joan, moms can motivate
their daughters to dress more modestly. It all begins with
understanding adolescent psychology and learning to speak to what they
care about most…
Articles reprinted with permission from The Anchor, the
diocesan newspaper of Fall River, Massachusetts.
Dr Joan Kingsland is currently
a professor at Mater Ecclesiae College in Greenville, RI.
She received a doctorate from the John Paul II Institute
for Marriage and Family in Rome and did her undergraduate
work at Thomas Aquinas College. Dr Joan can be contacted