Jinger Duggar, the sixth oldest child of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, was just 14 years old when the hit TLC show 17 Kids and Counting began. As the show morphed into 19 Kids and Counting, fans got to know Jinger, as well as the many other members of the Duggar brood, quite well. When the spin-off Counting On was born in 2015, Jinger decided to join some of her siblings and take part in yet another reality television show.
In the few years since the spin-off’s premiere, Jinger has gotten married and even welcomed her first child with husband Jeremy Vuolo. With her transition out of the Duggar household, Jinger has also made some pretty big changes to her wardrobe. The new mom’s fashion is — dare we say it — rebellious. Well, for a Duggar, that is.
Mama Michelle told People back in 2015 that Jinger, as well as the other older Duggar daughters, coined the term “modern modest.” But is Jinger still dressing conservatively according to Michelle’s standards now that she’s become Mrs. Vuolo? Take a look and see what you think.
Showing some knee
When Jinger and Jeremy (you have to love that he has a J-name too) found out the sex of their little one, they took to their blog to reveal the big news. “We are so happy to announce that we are having a BABY GIRL!” the couple wrote. They also shared some photographs from their gender reveal party.
Jinger’s outfit — a lightweight pale blue dress with a black belt detail sitting just above her baby bump — while adorable, was an interesting length for a member of the Duggar clan. Falling at an inch or so above the knee, most people wouldn’t think twice about the expecting mother’s ensemble, let alone consider it immodest, but most people aren’t Duggars.
Michelle Duggar shared the family’s views about modest dress in a blog post on tlc.com, writing: “We felt like we needed to be covered from our neck to below our knees mainly because God talks about the thigh being uncovered [in the Bible], and how that’s nakedness and shame.” Perhaps Jinger is redefining her “modern modest” look with shorter hemlines.
Her “Sunday best” looks a little different
In February 2018, Jinger took to Instagram to share a photo of herself and her husband with the caption: “Sunday” and a smiling face emoji. While the picture appears innocent enough, Jinger’s outfit shocked fans because she wasn’t wearing a long skirt or dress, but rather pants. Say what?
While some fans thought the reality star looked great in her white pants, maroon blouse, navy blazer, and wedge sandals, others were perplexed. “Does your family ever sorta scold you for choosing to wear pants?” one Instagram user asked. Another simply expressed their amazement, writing, “OMG pants.” OMG pants, is right.
The Duggars’ deciding factor when it comes to clothing is modesty. So, since pants cover the legs, wouldn’t they, too, be considered modest? Michelle told TLC, “I really feel like the Lord is impressing upon me that I should be modest in what I wear. And also, that I really should be defining who I am as a woman by choosing to wear dresses and skirts.” Jinger’s “unwomanly” choice to wear pants may not have gone over to well with her mom.
An even shorter hemline
Just a month before Jinger shared a photo of herself in pants, she posted a picture of herself and Jeremy with other members of the Duggar family, including Jinger’s older brother John, older sister Jill, Jill’s husband Derick, and their little one, Sam. In the photo, there was not one, but two cases of fashion rebellion! Firstly, Jill is wearing jeans, which, as you can imagine, caused a reaction from fans. And, although Jinger was wearing a dress, the hemline was several inches above the knee. While that may sound super scandalous, she was wearing tights.
Still, the very modern outfit isn’t exactly common place in the Duggar family. Plus, as one commenter pointed out, “pants can be jeans, leggings, jeggings, [and] tights.” And you know how Michelle feels about pants. The Instagram user further added, “Good to see the girls being able to express themselves freely after all those years, although it’s mainly Jinger at this point. Hopefully they all get a chance to live how they want to.”
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