Last summer I experienced a similar feeling when I permanently removed my mormon temple garments for the first time after having worn them for sixteen years. I remember the first morning I walked outside in a tank top and likewise felt that I was being immodest in some way. Only to discover, much to my relief, that nobody gave it even a second glance.
Other things we had in common:
- Some had researched their religion's basis for the clothing before deciding the practice to be unsound.
- One woman felt the clothing had helped develop her into who she was as an individual.
- Many felt that by wearing the clothing, they were representing their religion- and felt this to be a huge, sometimes unwanted, responsibility.
- One woman likes to sing.
- All are Americans.