A modestly dressed woman, simply put, is one who is adorned in modest clothing, with her body decently and appropriately covered.
This, however, sounds like a far cry from the majority of what we see daily on the TV, social media, streets, at work, school, etc. Not very many people these days are excited about walking the path of modesty and even those who do, are not particularly vocal about it.
The fashion designers, stylists and celebrities shy away from modest fashion because it isn’t edgy, in vogue and seemingly can not spark the conversations and media frenzy they'd like to see.
You may be wondering, if this is not the in-thing, why do I have to bother being a modestly dressed woman?
Instead of constantly focusing on what modesty takes away or deprives you of as a woman, how about we take a look at what it adds, deal?
If you're constantly asking why you should stick with modest fashion and seeking practical, everyday life answers, I've got you covered.
Dressing up modestly allows you to be seen and perceived as a whole individual, instead of the focus being on one individual part.
Let's take a look at it this way; When you expose or show off(?) a part of your body (your cleavage, for example) that part of you automatically gets all of the attention whether you like it or mean for it to happen or not.
It's different when you dress modestly. People will only briefly assess your entire outfit and be done with in seconds and proceed to focus on your attitude towards work, smarts, etc.
This is important especially when it has to do with your professional and relationship life!
When you're modestly and decently dressed for work, you will immediately come off as professional, hence leaving no room for any suggestive undertones under any circumstances.
Modest fashion allows your business reputation to be untouched and intact as colleagues, superiors, etc will speak of you regarding your professional abilities, and not in a sexual manner.
Also, the true test for elegance and royalty is modesty! Think about Queen Elizabeth, try to remember all the photos of her you've ever seen? Are there any where you saw her dressed in exposing, skimpy clothes? That's what I thought!
This is one of the most simple things you'll attempt to do… picking out modest dresses!
Let's start with what modest dresses are not; you should know that any outfit that overtly shows or displays your body parts, especially ones that ought to be covered is considered immodest!
Anything that's too short, too tight, too see-through, too low at the back, too showy around the cleavage area is anything but modest, can arouse lust in the opposite sex and should be totally avoided like the plague.
Make no mistake, modestly dressed is not equivalent to boring, drab or ugly. That's an absolute misconception that must not be paid any attention.
You can be a modestly dressed woman and still turn up looking absolutely stylish and beautiful if you pick and combine your clothing items and accessories right. All you need to do is think everything through in order to achieve the final result you seek.
Think about what time of the year it is, the occasion you're dressing up for, the degree of formality required (informal, semi formal or formal?), as well as the activity you'll be involved in while you're out. You also need to pick out outfits in colors that match your skin tone, and in patterns that are suitable for your body type.
Your accessories should be matching and modest, your makeup, too. Remember, the goal is to look beautiful, stylish and still modest.
There you have, a mini guide for being a modestly dressed woman! I hope it helps you and even gives you the answers and guidance you need to keep your dressing style.