Sadly though we are now in an age where Men are toying with the idea of wearing skirts, and women are wearing less & less. The entire idea that people will judge you based on your appearance, and the image that you portray seems lost on today's society. Why would anyone respect you, if you show little respect/dignity for yourself?
The idea reminds me of a piece I saw, a few months ago, detailing a conversation between Muhammad Ali & his daughters. While times may change, some ideas remain UNIVERSAL.
The following transcript is what has been quoted as a direct conversation between Muhammad Ali, and his daughter Hana. The conversation allegedly took place when Muhammad Ali's daughters arrived at his home wearing clothes that were quite revealing. Here is the story as told by one of his daughters:
When we finally arrived, the chauffeur escorted my younger sister, Laila, and me up to my father's suite. As usual, he was hiding behind the door waiting to scare us. We exchanged many hugs and kisses as we could possibly give in one day. My father took a good look at us. Then he sat me down on his lap and said something that I will never forget. He looked me straight in the eyes and said, "Hana, everything that God made valuable in the world is covered and hard to get to. Where do you find diamonds? Deep down in the ground, covered and protected. Where do you find pearls? Deep down at the bottom of the ocean, covered up and protected in a beautiful shell. Where do you find gold? Way down in the mine, covered over with layers and layers of rock. You've got to work hard to get to them."
He looked at me with serious eyes. "Your body is sacred. You're far more precious than diamonds and pearls, and you should be covered too."