Just as it would be foolish for the police officer to set aside his protective vest in favor of his comfort, it is foolish for us as women of God to set aside our protection for our own selfish pursuits and comfort.
What protection am I talking about? I know I could take this train of thought several different ways, but the protection of modesty comes to my mind. Yes, I know--highly controversial, this subject brings eye rolls and sighs of disgust from many women.
I've heard all the arguments against "extreme" modesty, yet I keep coming back to the very heart of God on this. Why would God tell us to be modest in our dress and deportment? If we truly believe He is a God that loves us and has a plan for our lives, we must submit to His will on this. He wills for us to be modest. That is actually enough of a reason. Nothing further is needed, yet God, in His great love for us has given us a glimpse through His Word of His purpose for clothing--protection.
Our clothing is not just to protect us from the elements, however. It is to protect our purity, our marriages (present and future) and our families. It is to protect the souls and minds of our fellow Christian brethren and the precious gift God has given us in our bodies from those who would exploit or cheapen them.
In light of God's plan to protect his children through modesty, why would we act disgusted and claim it is "too hot" or "too cold" to be modest? Just as the police officer who puts his personal comfort ahead of safety by refusing to wear his bullet-proof vest, when we set aside the protection modesty affords us, we open ourselves up to enemy fire. And not only ourselves, but others around us will be affected by our selfish search for comfort above spiritual safety.
I challenge you to prayerfully consider your wardrobe and ask the opinion of your husband or father. As God-given authorities, they will be an outreach of His protection for you. You will receive many blessings from dressing modestly as God ordains modesty. Some of them you may never know about here on earth, but you can rest in the security of a Father Who loves you and wants the best for your life.