Is it OK to play sports that involve immodest dress, or should we demand a change?
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“Is it OK to play sports that involve immodest dress, or should we demand a change?” New Era, Oct. 2011, 30

Is it OK to play sports that involve immodest dress, or should we seek a change?

While you should wear clothing suited for the activity you are engaged in, you should also use good judgment in applying the principle of modesty.

If a sport or performing art requires a specific uniform or costume, it is usually tailored to that activity. In swimming, for instance, a sports swimsuit would be appropriate; for dancers, leotards are often the uniform.

However, if you feel a uniform or costume is unnecessarily provocative or revealing, speak up about it. Politely let your coach or team know what your standards are and ask them to respect your commitment to dress modestly. You may even encourage more modest choices in uniforms. Be firm but respectful, and don’t make demands.