If you watch Counting On online, then you’re probably familiar with the three central tenets of the Duggar family:
1. Women are put on this planet for the sole purpose of making babies.
2. Sex is an invention of the Devil, and a sadly necessary part of the procreation process.
3. The best way for women to ensure they don’t inspire any impure thoughts in men is to wrap themselves in an excessive amount of fabric at all times.
But despite the Duggars’, um … somewhat conservative views on sex and fashion, the the first ladies of Tontitown sometimes let loose with styles that would curl the beard of the most godly elder in Amish Country.
See what we mean in the gallery below:
1. Joy-Anna Shows Some Knee
The Duggar gals typically favor floor-length skirts, but as you can see, Joy-Anna’s denim seems to stop just above the knee in this photo. Scandalous!
2. Ankles Ahoy!
It’s more calves than a cattle ranch as the Duggar ladies line up on what we can only assume was a blisteringly hot day. It’s almosy enough to distract us from our questions about what might be living inside Derick’s beard. Almost.
3. Jill at Jessa’s Wedding
Did somebody say bare shoulders? Okay, not quite “bare,” but with the almost flesh-colored fabric that Jessa Duggar chose for her bridesmaids dresses, you could’ve fooled us at 40 paces!
4. The Swimsuit Issue
Speaking of almost bare-shoulders, here’s Jill at the beach in El Salvador. The t-shirt pic protects you from both sunburn and unwittingly arousing the locals.
5. Jessa and Ben Poolside
As you can see, t-shirts seem to be the only approved swimwear. We’re actually okay with that. We’re fans of normalizing shirts-as-swimwear for reasons that have nothing to do with our lack of six-pack abs.
6. Jinger Duggar: Fashion Rebel
Ever since she married Jeremy Vuolo, Jinger Duggar has started wearing shorts. Shorts, people! We might officially be living in the Upside Down.