Jinger Duggar's Wardrobe Choices Sparked Controversy With Fans

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Duggar Sister's "Immodest" Outfit Sent Fans Into A Panic

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If you're a little obsessed with the Duggar family (like I am) then you know that they can be pretty strict.

The amount of rules about behavior, dating, and even clothes the Duggar children are expected to follow can make your head spin.

I know if I was in their situation, I simply could not handle it.

Even if I tried to follow all the rules, I would probably break one by accident.

But when Jinger Duggar was spotted breaking the family's dress code, it turned into a minor scandal.

Can you spot what upset fans?

The Duggar sisters
Jinger Duggar and her sisters pose for a photo outside Magnolia.TheDuggarSisters / Twitter

A seemingly innocent photo of the Duggar sisters on a "girls trip" to Chip and Joanna Gaines's Magnolia store started the controversy.

Jinger was pictured breaking the family's strict dress code.

Instead of a knee-length skirt, Jinger was photographed wearing pants.

That may not seem very rebellious, but it was a big break from tradition inside the Duggar household.

Divided opinions

Fans were actually split about Jinger's fashion choices.

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Jinger also sported pants in photos on her husband's Instagram page.jeremy_vuolo / Instagram

Some criticized her for disobeying her parents, while other fans applauded her fashion choices.

"Jinger looks fabulous and is still dressed very modestly," one wrote.

"Good for her," said another. "She is married and able to decide what she can wear. It's tasteful not trashy."

But Jinger and her husband, soccer player Jeremy Vuolo, still chose to fire back at their critics.

"Jesus does not save people to make them wear skirts"

In a sermon, Jinger's soccer player and pastor husband Jeremy Vuolo responded to his wife's critics and shut them down.

"Jesus does not save people to make them wear skirts," he said.

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Jinger and her husband Jeremy Vuolo.jeremy_vuolo / Instagram

"It is your liberty as to whether you dress modestly with a modest pair of pants, or with a skirt, or with a T-shirt, or with a blouse."

In fact, Vuolo has shared plenty of photos of Jinger in pants and T-shirts on his Instagram account.

But he warned women it's "not your liberty [...] to wear sensual, seductive clothing."

Even before her fashion choices made headlines, Jinger has always been seen as a little different from her sisters.

The "rebellious" daughter

From an early age, Jinger was interested in photography.

Jinger Duggar wedding to Jeremy Vuolo.

While that's a pretty normal hobby, it was different from her siblings and their focus on the Bible, music, and helping to raise their enormous family.

Jinger also showed off a feisty attitude on 19 Kids and Counting, and was rumored to butt heads with her family behind the scenes.

But there's one thing that Jinger has in common with her sisters: soon after her marriage to Vuolo she shared some exciting news about their future.

"Sugar and spice..."

Last year, Jinger and Vuolo seemed to tease a pregnancy announcement on Instagram.

The couple shared a photo of themselves eating lollipops with the message "Sugar and spice. Think about it."

Jinger Duggar and Jeremy Vuolo's pregnancy announcement.
jeremy_vuolo / Instagram

Fans guessed the couple were referring to the poem "What Are Little Boys Made Of?" and hinting at a pregnancy.

Rumors were already flying last year, because the couple hung a Christmas wreath that read "for unto us a child is born."

"We're expecting"

Earlier this year, the couple finally confirmed what fans already knew.

"The past 14 months have been the best of our lives as we have had the wonderful privilege of beginning our journey through life together in marriage," the couple shared on Instagram.

Jinger Duggar and Jeremy Vuolo's pregnancy announcement.
jeremy_vuolo / Instagram

"We both looked forward to the joys of marriage but neither one of us fully understood just how amazing the start of this journey would be. Truly, the Lord's mercies are new every morning!"

Now, the journey has taken an exciting turn: We are expecting our first child! We are praising God for this beautiful gift and ask that you join us in praying for a safe and healthy pregnancy."

With a new baby joining the extended Duggar family soon, it's the perfect time to explore all of the strict rules the Duggar children are expected to follow.

Rules, rules, and more rules

The Duggars are very strict about who their children interact with and how.

Social media is strictly forbidden, and so is interacting with unwed mothers.

The Duggar Family

Even television is banned for its "worldly influences" on the children.

And, of course, girls are not allowed to wear pants.

The Duggars also have famously strict courting rituals.

Referred to as "dating with a purpose," courting pairs are always chaperoned on group dates, and the only contact allowed is three-second "side hugs."

Marriage changes everything

When it comes to marriage, Michelle Duggar advises her daughters to provide their husbands with sex on demand.

Michelle Duggar

Divorce is also strictly forbidden in the conservative Christian family.

But once the Duggar daughters are married, it seems like they and their new husband get more say in the rules they follow.

Which explains why Jinger is not afraid to sport pants in public anymore.

What do you think of all the rules the Duggars follow?

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