A trip through a popular clothing store or a glance at people walking down a busy street might make you think that you are the only woman in the world who wants to dress with modesty. Popular television shows like Dancing With the Stars, The Voice or American Idol often feature contestants in costumes that are barely there. It’s enough to make a modest girl jump into her closet and lock the door.
Never fear, modest minded woman. Today’s top fashions may tend to show it all, but you can dress with modesty and be fashionable at the same time. Here are some tips to get you started.
* Wear Layers
Who says you have to wear that short skirt with bare legs or that sheer top without something underneath? With a little bit of creativity, you can wear those trendy styles without being embarrassed or lowering your standards for your appearance. A colorful tee shirt can look adorable under a tank top or even a cropped top. A pair of lovely leggings can make shorts shine. Try a light weight long skirt under a shorter one with heavier fabric.Tuck a long top into low rise jeans to keep your panties from showing. If an item of clothing is a little too transparent or shows too much skin, cover it with a great extra layer.
* Rock Your Accessories
Accessories make the outfit. Think about it. Imagine yourself dressed in an over sized tee shirt and a pair of knit pants in black. Now consider all of the different looks you can get out of that one outfit by mixing and matching accessories. Trendy items like infinity scarves or long, clunky necklaces can make those boring clothes high fashion. A little belt in a beautiful color is perfect for defining your waist without having to wear tight pants. You can even find yourself a signature piece like a great hat or a some cute arm warmers and wear them all the time.
* Consider Color
Color is magic when it comes to fashion. When choosing which color to wear, ask yourself these questions. Do I love this color? Is this color appropriate for the season? Is this color eye catching? The color you wear can make a statement about your personality. A long khaki skirt may be a bit blah, but the same skirt in red can make you look and feel like you are bold and beautiful.
* Express Yourself
Choose clothes that make you feel like you. You are not going to love every trend that comes along, so skip the styles that just don’t do anything for you. When it comes to clothing, the term modest can mean different things to different people. Don’t push the envelope. If you are only comfortable in a shirt with sleeves, then don’t force yourself to go sleeveless just because everyone else does. You cannot be confident if you are not comfortable, and people can tell when you don’t love your look. Look for trends that are consistent with your personality. For example, the use of lace is a fashion trend that regularly fades in and out. This is a great trend if you love a feminine style of dress. Girls who prefer a skirt will find that the long, flowing style is commonly on trend.
You can be modest without being frumpy, even if your personal idea of modesty is being covered from the wrists to the ankles. It just takes some thought when you shop and a refusal to change your own standards for yourself. Creating a wardrobe that reflects your own beautiful style can make you proud to say that you are a woman who is committed to dressing modestly.