There is a contest going on in the Duggar family over who can be the biggest rebel, and from the looks of it, Jill Duggar-Dillard is winning. For the second time in two months Duggar-Dillard wore pants; and, if you combine that with her new nose piercing and henna tattoo, the reality star is proving she has ditched her family’s strict dress code.
According to In Touch Weekly, the 26-year-old is both shocking and delighting fans with her new look, just like her younger sister, Jinger Duggar-Vuolo, who frequently posts pics on Instagram showing off her tank tops and skirts above the knee.
Since Duggar-Dillard has such a history of conservative clothing – she once sewed a skirt onto a firefighting uniform, so she wouldn’t be immodest – fans can’t believe that she has made such a change.
Jill Duggar-Dillard and her sisters Jana, Jessa, and Jinger wrote a book back in 2014 titled Growing Up Duggar, which explained why they chose to dress modestly. They said that it wasn’t about being ashamed of their bodies, but it was actually the opposite. They believe their bodies are a special gift from God, only to be shared with a husband.
They revealed at the time that they didn’t wear anything that is low-cut, shows cleavage, or exposes shoulders. They even went as far as to say that they are mindful of covering the top of their shirts when they bend over, so they don’t “play peek-a-boo” with their necklines.
On a Counting On subreddit, one fan wrote that the mom of two is the last one they expected to wear pants. So now the question is: why are these changes happening?
Now that Duggar-Dillard has grown up and gotten married, she is making her own decisions instead of looking to her mother for fashion cues. However, she can only do as much as her husband, Derick Dillard allows.
— Jen_J_Tucker (@Jen_J_Tucker) December 17, 2017
Unfortunately, fans won’t get to see any more of Duggar-Dillard’s new, edgy lifestyle on Counting On, since her husband has confirmed that she won’t be coming back to the show. TLC fired him after a series of offensive tweets about transgender teen reality star Jazz Jennings, and he has decided to take his wife with him.
The network issued a statement that Dillard would no longer appear on the show and reiterated that his views do not reflect those of the network. They didn’t mention his wife, so it seems she is still welcome, even though she liked all his homophobic tweets.
Jill Duggar-Dillard has not commented on if she will appear on the new season of Counting On.