Making Mall Finds Modest Gems

The weather is warming up and that means it’s time for some summer clothing! If you’re like most women who want to be stylish, yet still modest, it can sometimes be hard to find cute clothes that are cool and comfortable. You know it’s important to dress modestly, but that doesn’t mean you have to hide in jeans and long-sleeved shirts! We’ve got some great ideas to help you take the clothes you buy at the mall and turn them into cute modest outfits.

Layers, Layers, Layers

Make the tank top your new best friend this summer! A long tank top, made out of thin material looks great underneath a low-cut shirt or dress. Plus, the tank won’t add bulk! Tank tops cover backs and bellies too, so go ahead and layer up those tops and dresses you didn’t think you could wear. Stick to basic colors like black and white and you’ll be able to match most outfits.

Make Your Own Shorts

No, we’re not talking about getting the sewing machine out of the closet. But you can take your old jeans (maybe some you were getting ready to get rid of anyway) and give them new life. Simply cut the legs off your jeans or cargo pants just above or right at the knee and you’ve got a cute new pair of shorts. And the best news is that long shorts are in this season. You can leave the hem raw after you cut the jeans or simply sew a hem around the bottom of the leg.

Leggings are Back

Remember those adorable leggings from 1985? Well, good news…they are back in style! Leggings are the perfect way to take that skirt that is just a little too short and make it modest. We’re not talking about the mini skirt here, because let’s be honest a short skirt is a short skirt! But if you’ve got a skirt that’s just a little higher than your knee (or shorter than you’re comfortable with) go ahead and add a simple pair of leggings and you’ll instantly take that short skirt to modest skirt.

Remember, just because you want to be modest doesn’t mean you have to forgo your style! With just a few simple tricks and a little creativity, you can easily take the styles you find in the mall and turn them into modest fashion gems.

Modest Clothing for Young Girls

The weather is warming up and just like for moms, modest clothing can be a challenge for our daughters. Short skirts, shorts, and immodest swimming suits seem to be around every corner and on every rack in the mall. This summer, help your daughter stay cool…and modest…with these fun fashion tips.

Shorts and Skirts

Shorts and skirts, especially in the Juniors Department, tend to be on the short side. The good news is there’s an easy, and fashionable, way to solve the problem. Simply add a pair of leggings under shorts and skirts that tend to be a little too short. You’ll instantly turn an outfit that may have been inappropriate into an instant modest find. Just don’t tell your daughter you wore leggings in the ‘80s. She might not think they are so cool with that bit of news.

Swimming Suits

Another tough spot when it comes to modesty is swimming suits. Many girls want to wear the cute bikinis. You know that your daughter will be most comfortable in a modest, one-piece suit, but convincing your daughter to go the one piece route isn’t always the easiest. Luckily, the tankini can make you both happy! The tankini is in style and is a modest two-piece bathing suit with a long tank top. Your daughter can feel stylish in a two-piece suit and you’ll be comfortable knowing your daughter is covered up at the pool.

Tank Tops

Yes, tank tops can be modest. Of course, not when worn alone, but using those tank tops to layer is a great thing to do. Layering is in this season, so your daughter will look oh so cute with a bright colored tank under her favorite dress or top.

Getting your daughter to dress modestly can be a bit tricky at times, but it’s not impossible. Start small and show your daughter that it is possible to be stylish, attractive, and modest all at the same time. And remember, the best way to teach about modesty is by example. When you choose to dress modestly, your daughter will follow.