When fans were first introduced to the Duggars, they noticed that this was a family who was not only devout but had some interesting interpretations of their faith. For one, women in the family needed to maintain their modesty, and one of the ways they did this was to cover themselves up from the neck to the knee. Fans would also never see any of the girls wearing pants because long skirts and dresses were favored.
Jim Bob will probably never change his mind about trousers, but his daughters have made some rather dramatic changes to their wardrobe. Jessa, Joy-Anna, and Jill have been spotted wearing pants, but the sister who seems to have changed her style the most is Jinger, although she was careful to discuss this with her parents. Their reaction was surprising...
20 Jessa Duggar Seewald Has Embraced Pants!
When we were first introduced to the Duggars on 19 Kids and Counting, it was clear that the women in this family had certain restrictions when it came to what they could, and could not wear in their day to day lives. Among those were pants, but things are clearly changing!
19 Jinger’s Proud Of Pants
Jinger Duggar Vuolo is probably the sister who wears pants the most often, and she has spoken about her decision. According to Romper, she had a discussion with her parents, Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar, about her decision to wear pants, explaining that she shared her “heart with them” with regard to how she felt.
18 Jill Duggar Dillard Has Found Comfort, In The Form Of Jeans
Jill Duggar Dillard is also embracing pants, and her wardrobe is a lot more diverse from when she first appeared on reality TV. It seems Jill has discovered how practical and comfortable pants are, and they now appear to be one of her style staples — especially when running errands.
17 Joy Duggar Is Still Easing Into Trouser-Wearing
Joy Duggar is now Mrs. Forsyth as she married Austin Forsyth in 2017. She also seems a little more reluctant to wear pants than her sisters and seems to be easing into them by wearing very long tops and dresses over her jeans. This is not surprising, considering pants were not exactly approved of when she was growing up.
16 We Spot Those Jeans In The Corner Of Your Photo, Jill
The Duggar daughters’ decision to wear pants got a lot of attention from their fans because of just how surprising the move was. But Jill seems to be loving the comfort of jeans, and she regularly posts photos of herself on social media these days, showing off her cute outfits.
15 Jill Is So Into Fashion These Days, She’s Doing Paid Partnerships
Fans of Jill Dillard Duggar may have also noticed that she seems to be very interested in fashion these days, and she has been using her social media as a way to partner with clothing brands. In this particular photo, she was encouraging fans to shop at Juniper Anne Boutique LLC.
14 Jinger Wants To Expand Her Closet, Despite Dad’s Wishes
Jinger didn’t just wake up one day and think it was time to wear pants– or maybe she did– but she decided to speak to her parents about it first. According to Duggar Family Blog, while Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar encouraged their daughter to continue to “maintain modesty” they “were not upset.” A surprising reaction indeed!
13 Life's Easier For Jill When She's Not Tripping Up On Her Skirt
It makes a lot more sense to wear pants when you have to deal with a toddler. Why? Because you’re running after them, bending over to pick things up, and sitting on the floor with them. Needless to say, comfortable pants are much more practical than long skirts in these situations!
12 Jinger Looks Super Cute Enjoying A Fall Stroll
Jinger’s style has changed a lot, and she seems to have ditched the frumpy skirts and dresses she once favored for much more modern wardrobe. Michelle Duggar, on the other hand, is unlikely to change. "It's okay that my kids may have different convictions than me,” she said according to CheatSheet.
11 Jinger Duggar Vuolo Has Experienced A Lot Since Her Marriage To Jeremy
There is no denying that since her marriage to Jeremy Vuolo in 2016, Jinger’s life has changed a lot. It’s not just her wardrobe that’s different either considering that she has also moved to Los Angeles with her husband, where, according to CheatSheet, he attends seminary school in the area.
10 There’s Nothing But Love For (And In) This Photo Of Jinger
According to The List, Michelle Duggar decided to wear ankle-length skirts when she was 15, and this was something that just seemed normal to pass on to her daughters. "I think that part of it was more of, you know, mama's the mama and I'm raising my girls to be modest and honor the Lord and how they represent themselves," she told In Touch Weekly (via The List).
9 Jill Looks So Happy Shopping With The Boys (And Wearing Pants)
The Duggar family is known to have very strict rules and family values, but Jill and her sisters have proven that sometimes change is OK. You’ll likely never see any of these women wearing short dresses or booty shorts, but their wardrobes have expanded to include pieces that are cute and practical.
8 Jessa, Ben, And Kids Hanging Around A Fire With No Skirts In Sight
Fans have spotted some of the Duggar girls wearing pants, but NickiSwift notes that none of Michelle and Jim Bob's daughters "who still live at home,” including Jana Duggar, have been seen wearing pants. Although Michelle and Jim Bob are reportedly OK with their daughters expanding their wardrobes, could it be that they don’t approve of them in their own home just yet?
7 Look How Sweet Jinger Looks Exploring The Getty Center
Jinger’s social media page has become an interesting place, and it offers a glimpse into her new life. This new life also includes a lot of different experiences, including a visit to The Getty Center, which she claims has “fascinating art.” We’re not sure what’s more fascinating about this picture though, the art, or her outfit?!
6 It’s Pretty Practical To Spend Time In The Snow, Without A Skirt, As Jessa Has Found
When the temperature drops, most people don't leave home without adding layers to their wardrobes to keep warm, and very few people will opt to wear a long skirt when it’s snowing. Anyone who has ever experienced cold weather will know just how impractical (and breezy) this would be, and it seems Jessa Duggar Seewald agrees.
5 Joy-Anna Is Combining Pants And Dresses, Because Why Not!
Joy-Anna may not be as bold as her sisters when it comes to wearing pants, but she has found a way to do it that makes her feel comfortable. It seems Joy-Anna prefers to wear long dresses and tops over her pants, so she’s essentially combining her old ways, with the new.
4 Jinger Wore This Outfit When She Was Exploring The Streets Of LA
Jinger Duggar regularly posts on social media, and she’s gained an impressive following. She has over 1.2 million followers (which is not quite as much as her older sisters, Jessa and Jill) but her page is, arguably, more diverse. She has shared many different experiences, from baking to exploring the streets of Los Angeles.
3 Jill’s Style Has Evolved A Lot In Recent Years
Jill Duggar Dillard’s life has changed a lot since fans were first introduced to her. She’s now both a wife and a mama, but she also seems to have found a love for fashion. As previously mentioned, she often posts photos of her outfits and has even promoted clothing brands.
2 By The Looks Of It, She Couldn’t Be Happier!
Here is Jill Duggar Dillard with a shopping bag, and doesn’t she look happy?! Jill took to social media to promote her cousin’s shop, 3130 Clothing, and encouraged her fans to go and check it out because, in her opinion, they have “some adorable stuff.” Who would have thought Jill would be this passionate about clothing?
1 Jinger Duggar’s Social Media Is A Very Interesting Place These Days
Jinger Duggar and her mother, Michelle, spoke about wearing pants on reality TV, a serious topic for them. According to Duggar Family Blog, the two women “shed tears” when speaking about the issue— yes, that is how strongly they feel. Jinger explained that she understands that she and her mom have “different convictions,” but Michelle still loves her the same, and that means a lot to her.
Sources: Romper, Jill Duggar Dillard's Instagram, Duggar Family Blog, Jinger Duggar Vuolo's Instagram, CheatSheet, The List, NickiSwift, Austin and Joy Forsyth's Instagram.