Counting On star Jessa Duggar is seen below wearing a variety of clothes that one might not consider conservative.
Why is this a topic that we're even discussing?
Well, her family's views of gender roles have always been controversial (Jessa taught seminars on modesty, in fact).
Yet some critical fans noted that for all the talk of the Duggars' ultra-modest dress code, she doesn't abide by it.
Not always, anyway. Follow us here.
Many early examples of this phenomenon occurred while she was pregnant, which clearly changes the equation.
By definition, her body is growing and those curves become harder to contain. That's a given. Lately, though?
She's throwing us one curveball after another.
Maybe it's the whole quarantine thing, or perhaps her growing independence from Jim Bob. Either way, wow.
You never would've seen Jessa in a low-cut top like this even a few months ago. And that's not the only example.
Below, we break down some of her more ... flattering outfits, along with her recent, surprising fashion choices.
The mother of three has been dressing more provocatively by the week. Ready to watch Jim Bob blow a gasket?
The Iconic Swimsuit Photo
Jessa Duggar looking hot and wet in her now-iconic swimsuit photo from the summer of 2015. In addition to posting her first swimsuit pic, the reality star and Ben Seewald were expecting their first child at the time. Ben's attire, along with Jessa's, got a lot of attention as an example of how the family projects an image of modesty, even on hot summer days by the pool.
Those Pregnancy Curves Tho
Ben, Jessa and baby Seewald pose for a cute photo. They look great together, you've gotta admit ... though some fans had an issue with her, um, curvaceous curves on display here. Wowza.
Mini Bump Lookin' Fab
Jessa Duggar made like Jill Duggar with her inaugural baby bump photo. Man she looks good in that figure-hugging top. Don't you think?
Further Along, Still Gorge
Jessa Duggar was almost ready to pop - out of her shirt - in this pic! She's at 34 weeks ... and counting!
Jessa Duggar's pregnancy #1 (left) and #2. She sure does look super cute as a pregnant person, doesn't she?
Sensing a pattern yet? Jessa Duggar's pregnancy #2 (left) and #1, both at 34 weeks along.
Once again, Jessa Duggar compares her first baby bump with her second in these two pics, both at 39 weeks!
Jessa Duggar posted side-by-side photos comparing her first and second pregnancies. The reality star is said to be 36 weeks along.
The Smokin' Post-Baby Bod
Get it, mama. As this series of photos proves, she doesn't shy away from showing off those curves after she's given birth, either.
As Jessa and her sisters have come of age, they've also started to set their own rules. And what does that have to do with their sense of style? Well, in the Duggars' world, quite a lot. It seems the mother of three has adopted younger sister Jinger's rebellious attitude toward fashion.
In March 2020, Jessa posted this video in which she can be seen refurbishing a piece of furniture, and - more importantly - wearing pants!
An Iconic Moment
Jessa has NEVER worn pants in a public setting before! Yes, we know she's at home here, but she posted the video on YouTube for all to see!
Her Second Act
Now, at the age of 27, it seems she's wearing pants every chance she gets. This is Jessa's latest Insagram pic, and as you can see, she's once again rockin' sweats! For all to see!
Lo and Behold
On April 18, 2020, a screenshot of what looks to be a video of Jessa and her family answering the door began making the Internet rounds. "We have snacks ..." the caption reads on Sierra Dominguez's Instagram story, showing Jessa receiving what looks to be taco takeout goodness with her oldest of three, Spurgeon. We don't need to tell you that the snacks were not the focal point among Duggar fans.
Breaking the Rules. Hard.
It didn't take long for fans to sound off on Jessa wearing sweatpants and a low-cut top ... or at least "a fairly low neckline for Jessa," as one Reddit user wrote in response to the photo. Another commenter noted that Jessa's shirt is "a really low cut top by [Duggar] standards." Others speculated that Jessa isn't wearing a bra either ... not that you can blame her these days, are we right ladies?!?
Freedom Isn't Free ... But it Feels So Right
That may not seem like a very big deal, but pants are a violation of the infamous Duggar dress code. Jill and Jinger have been breaking it for years, but Jessa has been a true believer. She abided by her parents' rules until this week.
The Rebellion Must Be Crushed
We're sure her parents aren't happy about it, but broadly speaking, does this mean that Jessa will join her sisters in casting off the shackles of Jim Bob's expectations and living her own life on her own terms?
You Only Get One Shot
Only time will tell, but if her fashion sense is any indication, Jessa is definitely ready for a change. Here's hoping it continues.
Say No to the Dress
Perhaps it's wishful thinking, if another TLC show is any indication. Jessa's sister-in-law Jessica Seewald recently appeared on Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta, and none other than Jessa shared her thoughts on the fitting. Her revealing thoughts were ... that it was much too revealing.