I was raised to dress modestly. We girls weren't allowed to wear pants, or skirts above our knees, or shirts more than two fingers below the collarbone, etc, etc, etc. Until I reached tenth grade, I honestly didn't know any better. Then I was confronted (gently) with the "whys" of it all, and after searching for a Biblical reason and consulting with some godly people, I decided that all those rules from childhood were a good thing, and instead of blindly clinging to the strict standards of my parents, I adopted those same rules as Biblical standards for my life.
Every so often, I revisit those reasons.
And every time I remember why, I am so glad I listened to my inner self and put the offending piece of clothing back. I renew my resolve to dress modestly and be my son's first role model of what to look for in a mate.
The reminders come in various ways. Most of the time, I don't even look for them; they just pop up. Last month, I saw the news article about the Duggars wearing modest clothing when they went snorkeling. (There were lots of articles about it, I just chose People magazine because it was the first one in my search results.) People (generic people, not just People mag.) went on and on about how the Duggars actually practice what they preach. It was such an encouragement to me! A couple days ago, I listened to this youtube clip about why Christian ladies shouldn't wear bikinis. It just strengthened that resolve again to wear modest clothing.