November 7, 2010

”pentecostal fashion”

Well, God bless this girl. She’s so cute but she’s so painful to watch. Don’t ask me how I stumbled across this because I don’t even know, but, nevertheless, I’ve now discovered this girl’s entire series of YouTube tutorials on “Pentecostal Fashion.”

It’s good to know, I suppose, that whenever I have a hankerin’ to dress in some 65-year-old-woman-goin’-to-holy-roller-church clothes, I can consult this girl.

And she’s what? 14? 15? 16 tops?


She has that kind of question mark cadence to her voice. My favorite bit:

“I always wear a cardigan …. because I’m Pentecostal?”

Are you unsure why you wear a cardigan or unsure if you’re a Pentecostal? I need clarity.

Also, hon, without a flashy hat, that ain’t no Pentecostal fashion.

23 Comments »

  1. Someone hold me. Soon.

    Comment by sheila — November 7, 2010 @ 6:37 pm

  2. I feel as though the camera spent a rather significant amount of time on the chestage portions of her Pentacostal self. And with a belt right underneath the chestage, I don’t think she’ll getting past the Modesty Survey.

    Comment by Katie — November 7, 2010 @ 6:58 pm

  3. What is so frightening is she placed the camera in that position. She is too young and too stupid (as most of us were at that age) to know how unfortunate that camera angle is, and how much she is leaving herself open for attack.

    Pentecostal, my arse. Are her parents aware that she is making videos and putting them on the Internet where she is posing like this? She’s a minor. She is not responsible for her actions. She has no idea what she’s doing, she’s an innocent (God bless her little Pentecostal soul).

    She looks adorable, actually. I just fear the people who won’t keep her innocence in mind.

    Comment by sheila — November 7, 2010 @ 7:15 pm

  4. I don’t know why kids feel the need to put themselves out there like this but she is really cute. Didn’t have the volume up so I did not hear her.

    BTW-Pentecostals do not wear hats anymore….

    Comment by Lynne — November 8, 2010 @ 7:01 am

  5. Lynne - yeah, but the reputation and image lingers on.

    Comment by sheila — November 8, 2010 @ 8:20 am

  6. I think at this point, these sorts of things seek you out, Tracey. Drawn like moths to the flame…. like pants to crankiness….

    Comment by nightfly — November 8, 2010 @ 11:15 am

  7. She is SO cute and SO young, but to me, her outfit screams old lady, cleavage aside. I think it’s the Pentecostal cardigan.

    Believe it or not, I’ve actually looked at some of her other videos. I’m sick. I have a problem. I now have this weird compunction to follow her progress in Pentecostal fashion. Maybe she wants to be a designer or something. I’m interested in her process. Haha.

    Lynne — Oh, I have a video of a “Pentecostal Fashion Show” that would seem to disagree with you. ;-)

    NF — Hahahahahahahaha!

    Comment by tracey — November 8, 2010 @ 1:43 pm

  8. I wonder it the Presbyterians have a video? I’m sure there’s some Catholic School girl uniform videos out there…

    All joking aside… this is sad (in a number of fashionless ways) and Chris Hanson has proven that there are sickos out there ready to pounce on the innocent.

    Comment by Brian — November 8, 2010 @ 4:37 pm

  9. Brian — That is sad and too true. She needs to be careful.

    Comment by tracey — November 9, 2010 @ 1:33 pm

  10. She’s a modest exhibitionist. I give her kudos for the modest part anyway. I don’t think she looks old at all, but then again I am Pentecostal.

    PS–only one lady in my church wears a hat. Okay maybe 2 or 3.

    Comment by Lynne — November 10, 2010 @ 7:11 am

  11. I think most of you have forgotten how it feels to be in middle or high school. This girl seems to have created this in an attempt to explain why she covers her body…to hide her curves. If you would like to make fun of her for her attempt and say she looks like an old woman…you can, its your right. By all means send your daughters out in short shorts, mini skirts, and halter tops…and say they look cute. I promise…not even 10 year old girls do it to be “cute”…they want to be sexy…and the boys/men notice.

    I give her props for her attempt to explain to the world shy she dresses the way she does…even if it means she is to be ridiculed by adults…how sad!

    Comment by Fenn — December 30, 2010 @ 6:21 am

  12. Oh, Fenn — Give me a break. Read the comments again and calm down. Most of us are talking about how cute she is, etc. She does need to be careful posting images of herself online, no matter how covered up she is. It bothers me that she feels she does need to dress in what I consider grown-to-older woman fashion. She could still be age appropriate and modest at the same time, whatever that means anymore.

    Personally, I find it disturbing that Christian women feel they need to hide their God-given curves. I mean, nothing screams body shame and oppression more than that. I don’t want girls to dress like hoochies, but I don’t want them to feel ashamed of their bodies, either.

    You don’t know the larger context of why these comments are being made because you don’t know my blog.

    But thanks for making criticism your first comment. Gotta love that.

    Comment by tracey — December 31, 2010 @ 7:51 pm

  13. modesty should never be mocked , good for her to go against the trends of the day to show off all your business in the streets , the only person that needs to see our curves is our husbands by the way , thank you very much.

    Comment by kimm — July 16, 2011 @ 5:27 pm

  14. Whatever, kimm, thank you very much.

    Comment by tracey — July 17, 2011 @ 2:48 pm

  15. I am also Pentecostal, I think this is a wonderful idea to give young Pentecostal teens, or simply women ideas of how to look cute. This world is shaped around sex appeal and “lets see how inappropriate we can dress today”. You cannot go into public without seeing sin all over the women around you in their booty shorts and spagetti srap dresses that if they turn the right way you can see underwear. Its very unpleasant. I tip my hat to this young child of God by making our modesty viral. I guarantee no one will have bad words for today’s fashion…because you are wearing it yourself. So keep it up darlin! God bless!

    Comment by Kourtney — February 20, 2012 @ 4:10 pm

  16. Kourtney — //I guarantee no one will have bad words for today’s fashion…because you are wearing it yourself.//

    Uhm, since you can’t see the way any of us are dressed, there’s a real judgment in what you’re saying here. I myself tend to dress more modestly — as in covered up. On the other hand, I don’t wear baggie or super loose-fitting clothes, either. I don’t hide my shape nor do I flaunt it. There’s a healthy balance there that I try to maintain because I am well endowed and I am aware of the effect the boobins can have.

    This girl is very cute but very naive, putting herself out there in a “viral” way for random perverts to get a gander at her. She’s showing the carelessness of youth and I hope there is some adult who loves her who knows what she’s up to.
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    I personally don’t care for her fashion sense. I think SHE is cute; I don’t think the outfit is. To me, it looks more like something her mother or grandmother would wear and I hate to see a young teenage girl feeling like she has to dress old in order to dress modestly. Beyond that, I’m amused by the notion of “Pentecostal fashion.”

    And, yes, Kourtney, I’m sittin’ around right now in my “booty shorts and spaghetti srap dress” — TOGETHER. It’s quite the fashion statement.

    Sighhhhhh …….

    Comment by tracey — February 21, 2012 @ 10:11 am

  17. I’m a 15 yr old girl and I’m Pentecostal
    Although I cant really say I like her outfit,it’s not really my taste, I do like tht shes trying to help other Pentecostal girls like me who aren’t sure what they can wear. I find it very hard to go to the mall with friends to shop because wile they are all looking at pants and mini skirts I’m trying to find something modest which is very difficult. And as for her outfit being old…. It’s really not. It’s a little bit older than HER perhaps but not grandma-ish.

    Comment by Melanie — August 12, 2012 @ 5:22 am

  18. Melanie — I’m sure it’s hard to find more modest and still fashionable clothing out there these days, so in that sense, my heart goes out to you. I’m just curious why there needs to be something called “Pentecostal fashion” specifically. I mean, call it modest fashion or just modesty, but what about it makes it “Pentecostal”? Does the cardigan raise its arms in worship? Is that why it’s Pentecostal?

    A cardigan cannot have a personal conviction on religious denomination, so the title “Pentecostal fashion” is a little amusing to me.

    Comment by tracey — August 16, 2012 @ 4:50 pm

  19. I applaud this young girl for her attempt to go against our societies view on what women should wear. After all aren’t we called to be separate from this world? I am not Pentecostal but I have done a lot of research on this matter. I will not knock an innocent approach to follow God’s word in one’s eyes. And Tracey, I’m sure it’s difficult to find modest clothing that looks young and still covers appropriately. So why talk down on what she is wearing? I’d much rather my daughter in what she was wearing than what I see some of these 7 year olds in. What has our society’s come to? Just because the world changes doesn’t mean what God expects and wants from us should change.

    Comment by brittney — January 7, 2013 @ 4:30 pm

  20. Brittney — Yes, that’s fine. Go against the flow. Great. I stand by my point that I think her outfit looks like something a much much older woman would wear. I’m sure she could find modest, more age-appropriate clothing. I know it’s out there. I’ve seen it. If I can find it, so can anyone else who wants to.

    And as far as what “God expects and wants from us” on the modesty issue, well, it’s pretty subjective spectrum, don’t you think? One person’s idea of modesty is another person’s idea of slutty. For me, this whole issue just pits woman against woman and has everyone running around wagging fingers in women’s faces, acting like the modesty police. What the whole issue of modesty does to the hearts of its “practitioners” isn’t necessarily a good thing. I’m not sure it bears much good fruit. Legalism tastes pretty sour.

    Comment by tracey — January 12, 2013 @ 12:12 am

  21. To the comment about why she called it Pentecostal is probably so that other Pentecostals could find it easier and get some ideas. This really isn’t grandma-ish especially considering when I try to shop for modest clothing and type that in the search engine alot of truly frumpy things come up. Type in Pentecostal clothing (how I found this actually) I find much better stuff. I know alot of girls her age who are Pentecostal probably assume the styles of clothing and hair are called that cause they generally don’t see it anywhere else. I didn’t at that age.

    Comment by Kristyn — May 13, 2013 @ 2:40 pm

  22. you guys are rude and need to stop making fun of this young girl. for being different from your views. We all believe in something. At least she isnt like all of the other 14 year olds I see with everything hanging out. I would much rather my daughter dress like a old lady then for her to wear little shirts that say ‘hottie’ on her bottom. And sweetie whats painful to watch is not this young girl but listening to you. You are a huge problem in this weird today. Putting down a group of people who feel being modest is important to God. Are they bothering you? Is this little girl effecting yoir life? No I didnt think so.. and no Im not pentecostal but I am a person who can appreciate a person with morals and a heart to please God.

    Comment by brittney — November 19, 2013 @ 7:15 am

  23. Tracey, Modesty isnt defined from woman to woman but by Gods word. No one should be judging anyone elses modesty and that goes for both extremes and in between. It is between a person and God. My point is that you made this whole post to put down this girls views. I dont see her making videos putting down others choices in clothing unlike hers. Let her live her life. She is pleasing God by doing it if her motives are pure. There is no way God isnt pleased with her sacrifice. Yes I said sacrifice because Im sure it isnt easy to look so differently and have people like you make fun of her clothing.

    Comment by brittney — November 19, 2013 @ 7:33 am

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