Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar, of the long-running, as-many-children-as-kernels-of-popcorn show “19 Kids And Counting,” recently went on a beach vacay to Puerto Rico. But rather than wearing regular ol’ bathing suits, the couple opted for outfits from Wholesome Wear, a clothing line that offers modest alternatives to typical swimwear in three horrifying varieties — culotte, skirt and slimming. Culottes!
Said Michelle of her beach ensemble:
“In society, sometimes there’s this idea that we cover up at certain times and then we go to the beach and wear our underclothes. Bathing suits are pretty and colorful but it’s not our thinking that it is okay to be naked some places and not other places.” She just wanted to find something she was comfortable in. “The eyes are the windows to the soul,” Michelle added. ”And we are trying to keep our hearts pure, which is a struggle. Everyone has their idea of what is modest, but for our family, we try to avoid situations … like the public beach or swimming pools that can make it a challenge to keep our minds pure.”
Which makes me wonder: Are the Duggars never nudes?
In case you’re interested in trying out a more modest swim option, it’ll run you around $75.