Dressing modestly may sound like an incredibly boring idea at first. Perhaps your father’s thoughts about covering up are more old-fashioned, but that is not what we are talking about today. We have three simple tips for picking modest dresses that are both stylish and flattering.
Consider what modesty means to you
Dressing modestly is somewhat subjective, but it is also common sense. If you are wearing a micro mini dress that is low-cut, it is clearly provocative. A simple A-line dress with a modest neckline, however, is complimentary, feminine and even a little flirty, but without showing too much. The real question is what do you hope people will think about you when they see you in your outfit? This leads us to our next tip.
Picture what your clothes say about you
What we wear says a lot about who we are, whether that is our intention or not. If we always appear in tight, low-cut and very short dresses, will we get noticed? Absolutely, but it is probably not the attention you are hoping for. It is a well-known fact that guys are visual, so what you wear can definitely help you capture someone’s eye. But if your breasts are always on display, that is what people will see, not you. That type of dressing is a bit like playing poker and laying all of your cards out on the table before you begin the game. There’s no real point in playing because you already know the outcome. What are we saying then? If a guy doesn’t notice you for who you are, then dressing provocatively is not going to change that. Whether you are beautiful, plain, curvy or not, stylish and modest dresses show that you care about yourself, and you are a woman worth getting to know better.
The Nitty Gritty of Selecting
Whatever length or cut of dress you prefer, the repeating theme when choosing modest dresses is a proper fit. Let’s talk about length first. Any length is fine if it allows you to sit down without the hem of the dress riding up, or you can bend over and walk without worry. That’s not to say you can’t wear a mini-dress modestly. Try layering a flowing mini-dress over leggings for a fun and funky look. The next part of a proper fit is size. There is nothing less attractive than wearing a dress one or more sizes too small. It shows every bump, bulge and crevice in a most unattractive way. Wearing a simple sheath dress that follows your curves, without being tight or pulling horizontally across your waist or hips, is a feminine and elegant look on everyone. Maxi dresses are another look that is very trendy now, and they range from colorful and patterned, to elegant and subtle.
When dressing modestly, pay attention to the clothes that flatter your figure, and not just reveal all of it. Let your clothes speak volumes about your personality. Whether your style is tailored, bold, adventurous or chic, make sure it is the correct size and cut for your body. Then when someone looks, it is you that people notice, and isn’t that the point of dressing well anyway?