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Choice Thoughts on Dress, Page 1

Choice Thoughts on Dress

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Choice Thoughts on Dress

From the Writings of Mrs. E. G. White.

The correct model for physical development is to be found, not in figures displayed by French modistes, but in the human form as developed according to the laws of God in nature. God is the author of all beauty; and only as we conform to His ideal shall we approach the standard of true beauty.

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By the things of nature Christ illustrates the beauty that Heaven values,—the modest grace, the simplicity, the purity, the appropriateness, that would make our attire pleasing to Him.

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“Above all things,” God desires us to “be in health,”—health of body and soul. And we are to be workers together with Him for the health of both soul and body. Both are promoted by healthful dress.

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Our clothing, while modest and simple, should be of good quality, of becoming colors, and suited for service. It should be chosen for durability rather than display. It should provide warmth and proper protection.

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Every article of dress should fit easily, obstructing neither the circulation of the blood, nor a free, full, natural respiration.

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The devices of fashion weaken the body, as well as enfeeble the mind and belittle the soul.

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