Lately, most of the Duggars are going against their coveted rules and trading in their ankle-length skirts for pants! Jinger Duggar was first to break the barrier, then her sisters Jessa and Jill quickly followed suit. Heck, even matriarch Michelle Duggar rocked a pair back in the day.
The girls explained in their 2014 book Growing Up Duggar why they follow such strict rules when it comes to their dress code — and it has to do with their traditional, religious values. “We do not dress modestly because we are ashamed of the body God has given us; quite the contrary. We realize that our body is a special gift from God and that He intends for it to be shared only with our future husband,” they explained.
“We avoid low-cut, cleavage-showing, gaping, or bare-shouldered tops; and, when needed, we wear an undershirt. We try to make it a habit to always cover the top of our shirt with our hand when we bend over. We don’t want to play the peekaboo game with our neckline.” They also explained how the TLC stars use a “safe word” when coming in contact with a woman dressed ~inappropriately~ — which signals the family to look down and keep it moving. That word is “Nike.”
“That’s a signal to the boys, and even to Dad, that they should nonchalantly drop their eyes and look down at their shoes as we walk past her,” the girls explained. “It’s meant to help keep the guys’ eyes from seeing things they shouldn’t be seeing. By using the single-word signal, the warning can be given quietly and discreetly.” Now, it sounds like some of THEM need to be “Nike-ed” every once in awhile! Scroll through the gallery to see the Duggar ladies wearing pants!