Friday, February 15, 2008

How to 'Modest Up' your shirts

This is just going to be a short post with a few tips.

1. That favorite shirt that is too tight (and maybe a tad see through) might go great under your favorite hoodie (As long as the hoodie isn't skin tight). Just make sure to leave the hoodie on! The shirt is now underwear

2. Jumpers are great because they even cover up any stains ~as well as any immodest-ness about the shirt~, and can be worn in the winter or the summer

3. Those soft, fuzzy, body-glove-ish sweaters are much more modest with a t-shirt underneath

4. If you really want to wear that shirt that isn't really long enough to reach your hips, wear a skirt that sits at your waist instead of lower down

5. White blouses (and even just regular old white t-shirts) are usually slightly see-through, but can be made more modest with a full cami in the winter or a half cami in the summer. (Of course, if the blouse is one of those completely see through I-can-see-your-undergarments-really-well kind of thing, than you shouldn't be wearing it anyways.)

6. Don't be afraid to safety-pin those button down blouses to make sure that you're not showing anything between the buttons. (This is especially important if you tend to wear tighter, stiffer fabric blouses ~which is not a good idea~, but even loose blouses tend to fall open between the buttons.)

7. Sometimes just holding your shirt so that it doesn't fall slightly open when you bend down can make all the difference in the world

8. Have good posture. Don't hunch over, but don't stick your chest out. Remember, you don't have to hide that you're a girl, but don't flaunt the fact either

9. If a shirt is the wrong color to wear under a hoodie or a vest, and it's too tight or see through to wear alone, go ahead and throw it away or give it to your Mom for whatever she might like to do with it. (Of course, if you're emotionally attached to the shirt you can always just put it in a box on the top shelf of your closet.)

That's all for now. If any of you gals have any other suggestions on how to 'modest up' your shirts, feel free to tell us! :-)


Hannah E. said...

Hi Joy!
What a great idea to have a "modesty" blog for girls! You go girl! ;)
Nice tips on shirt checking too!
~Hannah E.

Eyebright said...

Wow! This sounds like a great blog, and I will definitely be stopping by to read your posts. Your tips are so applicable, and understandable. I can't wait to read more!


Young Lady Against Feminism said...

I linked you, what a nice blog! Will be visiting!

Brooke said...

Awesome tips!! Thanks!

LQ said...

I just started a modest T shirt line for Ladies and Girls. Any ideas would be appreciated. is my store, but my T-shirts can be found by typing "kylah" in the search box. I only have a few up currently, but will be posting more next week! I didn't like what I was finding in the stores for my 10 yr old daughter.


modest clothing said...

You can make your own modest shell by purchasing a plain t-shirt with a closed neckline and cutting off the sleeves and the bottom part of the shirt. This way you can wear it under open-necked shirts even in the hot summer months.

Joy said...

Thank you so much for the great idea about making your own modest shirts! :-)