Why Modest Fashion Doesn't Have to Be Boring

Why Modest Fashion Doesn't Have to Be Boring

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Modesty isn’t the most fashionable word. It doesn’t inspire images of glamour and sex appeal. Modesty doesn’t scream extravagance and fabulousness- can anyone afford, literally or figuratively to be extravagant and fabulous all the time?Not that being modest can’t look good. Modesty by any definition is just practical sometimes. Whether it’s not wearing your flashy Sunday best to paint your house; a white dress to a wedding; a bikini in winter; or not dressed in a revealing mini-skirt to a funeral.It could be for religious reasons. You can’t show your shoulders, traditionally, in churches. You also presently can't show them in synagogues. Several religious practices in several religions involve head and hair covering. Dressing modestly is also a practice among the non-religious.Personally, dressing modestly and deflecting attention away from your appearance is a choice, a powerful statement. No one wants attention on themselves all the time. You can never predict what kind of attention you’ll get too. You could walk down the street in a trash bag and still get catcalled.Do you want to be, or could you possibly be "sexy" all the time too? Strangely enough- no, try looking hot when your sleep apnea kicks in. Then the snoring begins. Sex appeal has flown out the window.Some people are more aware of this than others. Also, they know that being "sexy" is a losing game. Every person has an opinion on the subject, which is why some are just not concerned with, or even try being "sexy" at all.Whether or not they believe God lives or not. Because honestly, however modestly you dress, a certain drive will always exist. Exhibitionists and non-exhibitionists have very different opinions and viewpoints. But they all know how seven billion plus people got on this planet.More designers and people are embracing these ideas. They embrace it as a challenge, a new avenue of creation. Did you know that there are Modest Fashion Weeks? Modest Fashion Weeks happen in London and Istanbul.Although they started, and the concept of ‘trendy modesty” started out with religious people who were tired of looking frumpy and having no options, non-religious people are warming up to it.Modli is an entire modest fashion marketplace. It caters from the conservative folk of various faiths, and those that just think that beautiful clothes are kind of sexy. What’s for sale is far from frumpy or unfashionable. They carry everything from modest swimwear, accessories, dresses, and creative, colorful hair coverings.Another line, and designers, directly inspired by needing to be conservative but fashionable is Mimu Maxi. The wives of two Orthodox Jewish Rabbis started it. Who, to quote them, “Keep the Sabbath but love Beyonce.” Who doesn’t love Beyonce? Sadly though, not everyone can dress like Beyonce.They have a minimalist, but stylish approach to their designs. There’s also a range of modesty. Their frocks are flowy and practical, good for layering. While their newer designs are tighter fitting but cover the arms and hit the knees, all of their designs are good, basic, and comfortable pieces for anyone.More mainstream fashion designers, who aren’t religious have taken a modest turn too. The Row, Mary Kate and Asley Olsen’s designer brand has been modest, in comparison to other brands, for years. A brand that is far from not chic or looked down upon. They and their very skilled designers create monochromatic, well-tailored pieces that just look good, and are well made; pieces that would look good at work, or out on the town.More and more designers and individuals are proving that modest doesn’t have to be unattractive. Modesty is stylish, modesty is normal. It’s not ugly, or oppressive to women or men. They need a break. Plus, winter is cold, and they’re not Beyonce.SaveSave

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