Victoria’s Secret model Kylie Bisutti announced she was putting down her angel wings and leaving the company for a myriad of reasons, but one emphatically stood out to me. In an interview with Good Morning America, Bisutti said she was stepping down to reserve her body for her husband. Biscutti’s decision to cover up her body post-nuptials is more common than you may think. Many women choose to tone down provocative or even suggestive dressing when they get married, especially if kids become involved. Sometimes, their reasoning is for decorum (“wives should dress a certain way”) or at their husband’s request.

As women, should we all change the way we dress when we get married? For some women, fashion is about self -expression and as such, they shouldn’t lose dominion over their own personal style because of their walk to the altar. Changing the way they dress is seen as changing who they are. Furthermore, a husband should respect the wife’s decision to dress how she wants. That’s what he was attracted to in the first place, right?

Not every woman would agree. Some women believe that dressing modest is a part of respecting the boundaries of marriage. To them, clothes send a provocative message appropriate for single women but not for wives. And if the husband is vocal about his preference for how a wife should dress, then a change should be made. Clothes aren’t worth causing a rift in the marriage to them.

What’s your opinion, Clutchettes? Is there a certain way married women should dress? Should women change to a more demure style of dress once they’ve said their vows?

-Jamiese Price

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