Be warned: I feel very strongly about this topic, so this is going to be long,
First off, Bren. I don't know what girls you're hanging around with, or your mental image of girls, but trust me, I don't know anyone who finds KNEES attractive. I don't care. Like. At all. Also, I feel like your definition will be different from mine, so I must ask: What the heck should "only a husband see"? O.o Do girls just walk around in their birthday suits in your area or something?
I did a rant on a similar topic on the SS entitled "Is It Wrong For Women To Wear Pants?" It still sums up my feelings on the topic. Prepare for things you won't agree with. xD
"I'll give my two cents: There is nothing wrong with women wearing pants. At least to me. If you want to wear skirts, good for you! I applaud you for that. But do not expect every woman to wear a skirt because of YOUR convictions. I wear jeans. Skinny jeans, in fact. I know, I know. What a shock. I must be causing men to lust after me! Trust me when I say that not all skinny jeans are indeed "skinny". They're just named that because they don't flare out at the bottom, unlike a lot of women's pants. I don't like that style, so I choose to wear jeans that could be considered "skinny". Compared to many other skinny jeans out there, I don't find mine immodest. They cover me and aren't super tight. That is my opinion, and I don't plan to change it.
Honestly, at this point I'm like "Wear what you want, as long as it makes you feel good about yourself." I've noticed my opinion on this is quite different than what other people believe. d= I'm in college three days a week, so I see a lot of people walking around in every sort of outfit. And as long as it's not super scandalous, I don't see a problem with it. If that's what makes you feel good, what can make you walk around with confidence and say to yourself "I like how I look today", go for it. There's so many girls who aren't comfortable with how they look. So if they think they look great in not-so-loose jeans and a v neck shirt, who are you to deny them?
I'm being a bit brash here, so excuse me. d= But I as a girl do not plan my wardrobe around what makes YOU comfortable. I'm sorry if you're lusting after me. But I cannot control you. I am not asking for it. I wore this outfit to make myself feel good, not to attract you. If men are looking at me as some sort of object, that is not my problem. Because frankly, even if I dressed in a berka, they will either still lust or there will be a girl in a crop top and short shorts walking by. It's going to happen. You cannot avoid it. Sorry, but welcome to the 21st century.
This might be a bit difficult for some people (mainly guys xD) to get, but most girls don't dress for guys' attention. I like how I look in skirts and dresses that are inches above my knees. I don't wear them because I want guys fawning over me. I wear it because I want to. Sure, there's limits to what I wear. But those limits exist because I know what I am comfortable with.
Look, everyone's different. Everyone has different standards. I wear things that many people on this board would consider immodest. But I can't dress to your standards. What I like to wear may be super conservative for someone else, or be really immodest. So I will dress how I believe is okay for me. Because how women dress isn't up to anyone but the woman herself."
And when it comes to the whole "girls with different body shapes should dress differently" argument, I'll say this. I'm a curvy girl. I just am, have been ever since I was 12. I went to a private school that really enforced modesty; it had a dress code and everything.
When I came back to the school for sixth grade in my school uniform, which my entire family and myself saw nothing wrong with, I was told that I couldn't wear the school uniform shorts. Or my navy collared shirt. Why? Because my shorts showed off my hips. And apparently, that was distracting. For the rest of the day, I had to swap out my perfectly fine navy collared shirt with an enormous one that hung past my fingertips and covered all of my curves. I was the only girl in my grade who didn't have to tuck in her shirt, because when I tucked in my shirt, my hips were shown.
Because of that instance, I've always been very, very shy about how I look. Over the past three years, I've finally begun to embrace how I look and wear whatever I want. Yeah, because I have curves, the same clothes will look different on a less developed girl. That's how life works. We're all different. Why should one girl have to cover up more than the other?
An owl and a squirrel are sitting in a tree, watching a farmer go by. The owl turns to the squirrel and says nothing, because owls can't talk. The owl then eats the squirrel because it is a bird of prey.