I’m a young Catholic man who aspires to be married one day with a family of my own. Before I’m attacked for not being ready to marry just yet, I admit that I have a lot of work to do on myself before getting married should even be on my radar. Additionally, I do not wish to propose that I, in any way, will be telling my future wife what to wear or scrutinizing what she already wears. But, I am looking for some general advice on what is actually modest in a woman and what is not.
I’m in college. I attend a solidly Catholic university. A lot of girls here wear those jean shorts that many teenage/college girls wear. A lot of Catholics one too, that is. While they do not show anything, they are still pretty short shorts that show from the mid thigh all the way downward. Are these immodest in the eyes of the Church?
The reason I ask is that I know that my wife is going to teach my own daughters, God-willing that I have any, how to be a woman of God and I’d want to ensure that she knows what true modesty consists of, as this is of huge importance especially in today’s world.
Let us pray for one another.