So what’s a girl to do? Wear a shapeless potato sack? I think not. We serve a God who loves creativity and beauty. Just look around you at the beautiful, artistic qualities of nature. I think being attractive and creative in our clothing and modesty is one way we can reflect these traits.
Below is by no means an exhaustive list but here are a few ways I’ve found to make my clothing creatively modest.
Camisoles & Half Cammies
These are by far my favorite! I use them all the time. Wearing a camisole or half cammi under a low cut top or dress can raise the neckline and make your top more modest.
Tank-tops can serve two purposes. A good tank-top can widen or add straps to an otherwise inadequate blouse or provide more underarm coverage.
Many times I wear a shrug or sweater over formal dresses if they do not cover enough on top. There are lots of cute options out there that can even add to the elegance.
Jeans or other pants can sometimes be worn under a short casual dress or tunic. This can make the dress modest while still remaining stylish.
One time I had a dress that shrunk in the wash. It was just a little too short after that. I loved the dress so much but couldn’t wear it that way. So I found some matching material and added an inch or two to the bottom of the dress. You couldn’t even tell the add-on wasn’t originally suppose to be there.
I really like vests. I’ve got a cute jean one and I’ve found it works well to wear it over a shirt that is otherwise a little too tight.
I’ve seen lots of big, beautiful scarves out lately. These are great to drape or tie around your shoulders for extra coverage.
Please remember, sometimes after using all the creativity you can muster you wont be able to make an outfit modest. There have been many times that I’ve shown my father a dress or top, having done my best to revamp it, and he has just had to say, no. Yes, it can be very disappointing when I love the dress or top so much but Daddy can see things that I can’t and I’m thankful for his protection.
Do you have any more ideas to add to this list? I’d love to hear about some of your modest remakes!