Are they important at your house?
As a little girl I always wore outfits that had sleeves. I didn't know what I was "missing" because it was never an option. When I became a teenager modesty was never an issue because, again, I didn't know any other way. Skirts always came to the knee (approximately) and sleeves weren't optional, they were the norm.
Now I have a little girl of my own. I appreciate the decision my mother made for me at such a young age. Only now do I understand that it was a decision.
I am shopping for a darling Easter dress for my daughter. EVERYTHING is sweet, brightly colored, so cute and SLEEVELESS.
I am not debating the cute factor of sleeveless outfits (for little girls and women),
I am debating the modesty issue. You may say "Mattie is only 20 months old, who cares? It's no big deal!" Well, I care. At what age do you enforce the sleeves rule? Do you enforce it?
There are also degrees of sleeves.
Some are very long, puffy and/or frumpy.
Others are skimpy or non-existent.
I want for my daughter the ease I had when it came to clothing. No wondering if what she is wearing is appropriate or not. From the time I could understand I knew that I was dressing in a way that was in keeping with the standards of my church, in keeping with my goals to go to the Temple and in keeping with what I/we felt would be comfortable if Jesus were with me.
What are your thoughts on the matter? If you don't have any daughters, please share your personal experiences. I am looking for additional points of view and opinions.