The ladies of the Duggar family are known for their subservience and commitment to their parents’ strict set of moral guidelines.
But they’re also young, famous women who are branching out on their own in a world where female independence is valued much more than it was in their parents’ 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 they’ve only continued in the months since.
Check out some of the J-squad’s most defiant outfits in the gallery below:
1. The Pants Dance
2. The Swimsuit Issue
3. Workout Skirt
4. Liberated Jill
5. Short Stuff
6. Jinger in Tights, Jill in Jeans
The Duggar family has been at the heart of countless controversies over the course of their many years in the public eye.
Of course, they’ve always maintained the position that only God can judge them, but considering how many times the word “neighbor” comes up in the Bible, well …
Jim Bob and company might want to spare some concern for the folks who live near them and what they have to say.
If you follow the family closely, you’re probably aware the Duggars and their neighbors don’t always get along.
In fact, Jim Bob has been derided as a greedy, status-seeking, wannabe tyrant.
But is that a fair assessment, or is the family-man-turned-media-mogul being judged too harshly?
Take a look at the evidence and decide for yourself:
1. The Power Couple
2. More Than a Media Mogul
3. Aspiring Land Baron
4. The Family Business
5. Bucking Tradition
6. A Conservative Crowd
Rebel. The word has followed Jinger DuggarÂ relentlessly for the past several years, and it seems she’s not ashamed of the title.
It started when Jinger began wearing sweatpants in defiance of her family’s dress code, and Jinger has been engaging in one act of defiance after the other ever since.
Now, it’s important to note that Jinger is only a rebel by the standards of her ultra-conservative family.
She’s a married mom and devout Christian who’s famous for her devotion to her husband and daughter, as well as her unassuming demeanor.
But she’s also strayed from the path her parents carved out for her on a number of occasions.
Jinger’s most recent high-profile act of rebellion was her decision to move to Los Angeles so that her husband, Jeremy Vuolo, can attend divinity school there.
But that’s certainly not the only way that Jinger has outraged her fundamentalist folks this year.
One mini-scandal that the Duggars have yet toÂ acknowledge publicly is Jinger’s avowed support of the LGBT community.
We learned that the 25-year-old does not share her parents’ backward belief system when she posted supportive comments pertaining to her brother-in-law, Charles Vuolo, and a short film he made about trans rights.
These may seem like very minor infractions, but dissent is simply not tolerated in the Duggar family, particularly when that dissent comes from a young woman.
The situation has gotten so bad in recent weeks that it was widely rumored that Jinger had been disowned by her parents.
That doesn’t seem to be the case (the more Duggar-obsessed corners of the internet love jumping to conclusions), but it does look as though there’s some serious friction between Jinger and her parents.
Several sources have claimed that Jinger is no longer on speaking terms with Jim Bob and Michelle.
While we have no way of knowing for certain if that’s the case, it is interesting that the two couples have not interacted directly on social medisa in several months.
This, despite the fact that the Vuolos live about 800 miles away from the Duggars in Laredo, Texas.
A source claims that Jim Bob and Michelle are “thrilled” about their daughter’s relocation, but the couple has issued a statement or commented on any of her recent posts about the move.
In all likelihood, Jim Bob and Michelle are going to great lenghts to make it clear to Meghan that they don’t agree with her recent choices.
But she’s almost certainly not kicked out of the family.
If the Josh Duggar sex scandals taught us anything, it’s that the Duggars are a vry forgiving lot.
Counting On is basically the reality TV equivalent of Game of Thrones:
In each show, there are roughly 4 million characters, and it’s often difficult to keep track of who’s doing what … or whom.
The Duggars take a slightly more conservative view on coupling than the residents of Westeros, but all the same, courtships, weddings, pregnancies, and births are a big part of what keeps their core audience tuning in.
So here’s a rundown of what some of Jim Bob and Michelle’s kids are up to these days.
But don’t worry — unlike Thrones, the Duggars won’t be leaving your TV screen anytime soon.