The ladies of the Duggar family are known for subservience and commitment to their parents’ strict set of moral guidelines.
But they’re also young, famous women.
Women branching out on their own in a world where female independence is valued much more than it was in the day.
And the daughters of Jim Bob and Michelle seem to take pleasure in expressing their newfound freedom through fashion.
The acts of sartorial rebellion began when Jinger Duggar started wearing pants, and it’s been escalating from there.
Granted, we have a very long ways to go still.
Rebellion is modest in Duggars’ world. Still, progress is progress. See some of J-squad’s most defiant outfits below:
UPDATE: We’ve added some of the latest risqué pics from the sisters’ social media pages … and wow. Just wow.
Looks like im Bob’s rules are a thing of the past!
1. The Swimsuit Issue
Of course, Jinger’s not the only one who’s capable of flouting her family’s rules in extremely mild fashion. Here, Jessa Duggar rocks the fundamentalist version of swimwear.
2. Workout Skirt
And there was a time when Jessa stuck to her family’s “modest” dress code even while working out. It’s worth noting, however, that she’s actually baring some calf here, which makes this quite a racy get-up by Duggar standards.
3. The Pants Dance
Think Duggar fans were upset to see Jinger carrying a gun? Ha! It was her PANTS that caught them off-guard, as Duggar women typically favor floor-length skirts no matter what sort of activity they’re engaged in.
4. Liberated Jill
These days, the Duggar gals are allowed a bit more leeway, as evidenced by Jill’s decision to rock pants in public — while addressing a group of young women, no less!
5. Short Stuff
Much of that freedom is due to the 2017 Jinger Rebellion, which culminated in the new mom publicly sporting shorts.
6. Jinger in Tights, Jill in Jeans
Recently, Jill and Jinger posed for a pic together, and fans were quick to notice that the sisters were defying their parents by wearing jeans and tights, respectively.
7. The Right to Bare Knees
Recently, Jill has followed in her sisters’ footsteps a bit further, rocking shorts in pics posted to social media.
8. Good as Gold
Fans went gaga over this photo of Jill wearing a shorter-than-usual skirt and gold heels while attending a friend’s wedding. She’s not on the ranch anymore!
9. Jinger’s Jordans
Baring skin isn’t the only way in which the Duggar women are defying their family’s dress code. Jinger recently rocked a pair of Jordan’s, which constitutes an appalling display of materialism in the Duggars’ world.
10. Little Differences
Of course, there are varying degrees of rebellion. Note here that Jessa Duggar has decided to put her knees on full display, while her unmarried sister Jana is keeping it more modest.
There was a time when Joy-Anna Duggar followed her older sisters’ example when it came to workout attire. These days, she’s joined them in their rebellion against dress code absurdity.
In fact, at her wedding to Austin Forsyth, Joy had her bridesmaids flout her family’s conservative dress code by showing off some calf!
13. The Backlash
Naturally, not all fans have been thrilled with the Duggar girls’ collective decision to dress slightly more immodestly, as evidenced by this meme, in which Jessa is shamed for her more recent attire.
14. Kayak Confidence
The rebellion began subtly, with Jessa and company wearing slightly more revealing clothing while engaging in outdoor activities.
15. The Next Phase
Soon, pics like this — wildly risqué, by Duggar standards — became a familiar sight on social media.
16. The Nose Knows
Soon, even more conservative Duggar daughters like Jill were proudly sporting nose piercings on Instagram.
17. The Rebel Queen
And it’s all thanks to Jinger Duggar, who began wearing pants and shorts in public not long after marrying Jeremy Vuolo.
Jeremy is VERY liberal by Duggar standards, and he allowed Jinger to dress as she pleases — within reason, of course.
19. Slow Progress
You won’t be seeing Jinger in a mini-skirt anytime soon and it’s crazy that she needed permission from her husband to wear pants, but hey … slow progress beats no progress.
20. Jill’s Scandalous Heels
Fans went batty when Jill showed off a pair of “sexy” (their word) heels that don’t comply with traditional Duggar norms. She’s not breaking any rules, but we’re guessing Jim Bob didn’t approve.
21. A Short(-ish) Skirt
Jill’s risque fashion statements didn’t end there, as she showed off some knee in public and then posted the evidence on Instagram. Quelle horreur!
22. A Flash of Marital Ankle
John-David Duggar and Abbie Burnett broke all the rules on their wedding day, including when they posed for this pic, which does NOT conform to the Duggar standards of modesty.
23. Jill Duggar: Supermodel
Back in February, Jill posted a series of pics in which she modeled her new clothes. Fans were shocked to see the modest mom’s fashionable side!
24. PDA Alert!
Josiah Duggar and Lauren Swanson are another couple who love to break Jim Bob’s rules. You can bet he doesn’t approve of their frequent PDA pics!
25. Amy Bares All (of Her Shoulder)
Cousin Amy has essentially been disowned by her uncle Jim Bob. And when you see wearing a — gasp! — shoulder-baring dress like this, it’s not hard to see why he doesn’t approve.
26. Anna Slims Down
Anna became the talk of Duggar Town when she showed off her recent weight loss in this pic. She may be quite covered up, but she still attracted plenty of attention.
27. Jana Lets Loose
As Jana approaches 30, it’s clear she’s willing to play a little fast and loose with the Duggar dress code. Check her out in this easy, breezy pic. Get it, girl
28. Blonde Hair??
Needless to say, Jinger Duggar turned heads with this transformation in 2019.
29. Beach Jana
Damn. Just damn.
30. Jill Duggar, Swimsuit Model
Jim Bob probably never imagined any of his daughters working in the scandalous world of modeling, much less as swimsuit models. But Jill is doing exactly that, sort of …
31. Poolside Modesty
Jill has been getting paid to rock “modest” swimsuits on Instagram for some upstart fashion brand.
32. Modesty Is Relative
The suits are definitely modest — but Jill is probably still showing more skin than Jim Bob would like.
33. Securing the Bag
But hey, JB’s got no one to blame but himself. Maybe if he hadn’t exiled Jill from the family media empire, she wouldn’t need to model on the ‘Gram for extra cash.
34. Jana Is Free!
Speaking of showing some skin poolside, here’s Jana on vacation baring some shoulder. We guess the rules don’t apply once you leave Arkansas!
35. Amy Is Even Freer!
And then there’s Amy Duggar, who never gave a damn what her uncle Jim Bob thought. Here she is rocking some immodest (by Duggar standards) maternity wear.
36. Teaming Up Against Jim Bob!
Jana and Jill have been closer than ever in recent weeks. Is Jill’s loose interpretation of the dress code rubbing off on her big sis?