Well hello Clothed Much readers! I’m Sarah, from Wearing It On My Sleeves. I have to admit. Modesty has not always meant what it means to me now. There was definitely a time where I saw it as restricting. I thought, “really, really?? What can I wear then?” I remember trying to find a prom dress in high school and being about in tears over the fact that I just COULD NOT find a dress that had sleeves on it. I ended up spending my next three weekends altering a dress so that it would have sleeves, and to be honest, I could not stop thinking to myself that just wearing what everyone else was wearing would be SO MUCH EASIER!
When it really came down to it though I can see now that I just wanted to follow what everyone else was doing. All the girls were wearing spaghetti strap tanks, tiny little skirts and I felt a little left out not being able to dress like the other girls. How ridiculous was I? (I mean really though?!) Modesty is so much more important than any of the current fashion trends. It shows that your respect your body, think your beautiful without needing to show a bunch of skin and that your confident in who you are as a daughter of God.
Dressing modest can be a challenge at times but it’s so worth it. A few tricks that have helped me keep it modest are….
1. If you have a dress that is just a bit too short you can use a second skirt as a “slip”. Not only will it keep you modest but it will add some volume and extra color to your outfit.
2. If you have a low cut shirt or dress don’t be afraid to get a hold of a sewing machine and sew some lace or trim on the neckline to help you hide your ‘lil ladies.
3. Layers are your best friend when you’re trying to keep it modest. If you have a spaghetti strap dress, grab a cardigan or a button up to go underneath or on top.If you have a low cut shirt wear an undershirt.
Dressing modest can seem challenging at times but it gives us the chance to be all the more creative with what we wear and how we wear it! Have fun with your modest style and take pride in the fact that you’re modest!