INDECENT DRESSING: A decent dressing, of course, is part of human life, because it elicits respect and protects the person’s dignity. While the antonym which is indecent dressing is a social malady that ridicules the person and is likely to shock or irritate people. It exposes parts of the body, usually sexual organs, which normally should be covered. Decent dressing by students/ working class/ celebrities etc attracts respect from lecturers, guards, classmates, boss, colleagues, fans etc and most importantly can go a long way to protect you from being the target of rape, sexual harrassment and scandal. Indecent dressing has adverse effect on a person; it brings hatred, disrespect from people. Good dressing is good business. For example, most victims of rape on campus are indecent dressers, they are seductive. This habit is traceable to all age groups in the society, but common among the youth. In Nigeria, most ladies are exposed to western culture through television and the social media. Most celebrities wear tattered jeans with holes and tight fitting shirts. Some even wear pants while on stage. Unfortunately, this lures under-aged children to engage in early sex. Over-exposure to popular culture through various media is the main reason for the menace of indecent dressing. If you go to the campuses of institutions of higher learning you will be astonished by the mode of dressing by students. That is why some universities have a sort of dress code now for their students in order to curb this problem. Most ladies appear half naked all in the name of fashion. Some wear mini-skirts while others wear tight jeans, small tight tops, some even wear tops as gowns exposing their body purposely and I keep asking the essence. The basis of dressing historically started from the Garden of Eden where Adam and Eve used leaves to cover their nakedness; from that time, dressing became part of human beings. The Holy Qur’an also stipulates “tell the believers to lower their gaze and guide their modesty”. This indicates that dressing is part of our life as both Christianity and Islam prescribe how to dress. One must be mindful of dressing because your dressing determines who you are; where you are from and how responsible you are. You must dress in a respectful manner. There is a popular saying *DON’T JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER* then I got a response for this saying when I watched desperate houswives. Susan Mayer told her daughter, you will judge that book if it has holes on its cover… Similarly, the issue of indecent dressing includes guys. You will see a guy looking really funny. Putting on an undersized and very tight penciled jeans and pairing it up with a tee-shirt made for a four year old for the sake of fashion. We should really look into this issue because it is getting worse by the day. Its even a shame when you see the so called celebrities and socialites dressing so indecently… They seem not to know that they are role models to people and as such can influence a lot of people with the things they do including dressing. Parents also have roles to pay, train up your kids properly. Inculcate values in them. Let them know what is good and what is bad. Make them understand that, that which they see as beautiful may not be or is not beautiful. There are certain training that once given to a child can never be erased or influenced by society. Yes, I said so because, we all watch the same television but we all still don’t copy what we see there. If we want to blame it all on the media, why is it that we choose to copy the bad instead of the good? Let’s try and find ways to curb this ugly trend! Let the schools have a law that students should not be caught wearing some kind of clothes. Let the movie/music producer find the right costumes for the artistes except of course the person is playing the role of a prostitute. We are tired of seeing naked ladies in every music video. Let employers have a dress code for their organizations. Let parents watch their kids. Its has to be a concerted effort for us to effect a change. Be Inspired! Be Motivated!! Be Enlightened!!!




  1. Sequel to ur position on this issue, the definition of indecent dressing entails the following for the women whose dress code borders on the deliberate exposure of the vital areas of the body. Women wear skimpy dresses and seat in a manner whereby viewers who are also guilty of what we call ‘lookery’ in those sensitive parts of a woman’s anatomical or biological features with glee, such women are actually of indecent dressing while the men who derive pleasure from looking are also guilty of indecent lookery. Indecent dressing is not the monopoly of women folks because men are also guilty of same. These days young men and even adults wear trousers in such a manner that the belt ends up at the buttocks(sagging) almost displaying their anus in the most offensive manner. However there is no justifiable reason for people to dress indecently. Dressing indecently encourages immorality. Many cases of rape today has been linked to indecent dressing. Young girls and even mama’s call it fashion or been sexy. Finally, the burden to put a stop or control this madness rests on both the parent, government and religious leaders. Parents should pay more attention to their children and bring them up on the path of morals. Government should on its own enact enabling laws to deal with this issue. Religious leaders are also not left out to help curb this menace

  2. Wow ,this is really educative , most peolple don’t understand the implication of immoral dressing ,some claim it is Modern or Trendy , and if you don’t dress that way people will see you as uncivilized, ____only God can change the world but we all have our own to play by improving our life which is our own world , thanks miss posh for writing on this particlar topic , most people overlook devastaing immoral conducts like this , you are a blessing to our generation , I love and respect you for that , KUDOS

    • Thanks a lot Enekem Greg. Anyone who mistakes indecent dressing for trendy dressing is clearly ignorant. But that is why we are here to enlighten.

  3. Yes. Indecent dressing leads to rape and molestation to ladies…. There is an adage which says “ULL BE ADDRESSED D WAY URE DRESSED” the way u dress matters a lot to we humans…..

    • Amiana, u are right.indecent dressing is the fastest means to molestation. “Females are beautiful creature of Allah(SWT)”reported at-tirmidhiy.females are like a cube of sugar.if it’s exposed,swamp of ants feed on it but if it’s concealed, swamp of ants find it difficult to feed on it.My dear muslim sister,did we really know that we sisters are object of concealment? Let cover our body to save ourselves from swamp of ants.

  4. †нε root σƒ indescent dressing ℓ̊ think stems from low self esteem. Most adolescents απϑ adults try ² overcompensate on there percieved character flaw by dressing provocatively or outragouesly ² hide ℓ̊†.

  5. indecent dressing is INSANE..its total madness. What hurts me most is the fact that Education is now has lost its Value and its being trampled upon now! Big University girls are now saying that some girls are villagers because they wear skirts which is beyond their knee and that they say is UNCIVILISATION,may God forgive you for dressing indecently exposing your breast thigh ,buttocks and vaginas

  6. indecent dressing is frowned at by God. it is not His plan for us to look like agents of darkness sent from hell. My CHRISTIAN sisters, God did not say our dressing do not matter for we are admonished to dress in modesty and Godly manner so as not to serve as stumbling blocks to others. to both Christians and Muslims pls let us not lead others ( BROTHERS/ MEN) To sin.

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