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Modest Is Hottest! Blake Lively Looks Lovely in a Spring Print and We Give One Star a Makeover!

Ladies, I wanted to highlight one of the comments written last week by lovedbyjesus. She wrote:

…it really and truly doesn’t matter what your opinions are. Because when our feeble opinions are held in comparison to God’s rock solid truth, well, there is no comparison. Modesty is not something we make the rules for. We are to honor God in EVERYTHING we do. This includes our dress.

This is so true. Our focus as Christians should be on Christ first and foremost; it doesn’t matter what our personal opinion is. When I select these dresses, I look for modesty based on Christian teaching first. As Christians, we should put God over everyone and everything…including immodesty. Why? Because He asked us to.

I also wanted to let you know that I’m so pleased that these posts create discussion. Let us remember, however, that the judgement should be directed at the dresses, not each other or the celebrities wearing them. God bless you all!

Okay…so let’s get to it!

Marion-Cotillard

Marion Cotillard

I love the color and style of this dress. It’s a simple and classic cut, but the floor length train adds a fun, elegant touch, and even though it’s strapless, the dress doesn’t reveal cleavage. If you prefer to cover your shoulders, you also can add a cute cardigan or shawl to make a strapless dress more modest!

Diane-Kruger

Diane Kruger

For those of you looking for a more casual ensemble, how about his adorable outfit? The long shirt comes low over the tailored pants and the high boots are a lovely touch.

Blake-Lively

Blake Lively

 I adore this spring dress. The sheer shoulder and flower print are beautifully subtle and fitting for the season. Plus, the just-above-the-knee length is perfectly modest.

Victoria-Justice

Victoria Justice

Although the color, print and style of this dress is really cute, the length is too short and the neckline reveals the cleavage. With a longer hem and higher neckline, it would be a perfect spring dress!

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Which of our three modest looks is your favorite?

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  1. harleylynn

    Posted by harleylynn on August 15, 2013 at 14:04

    I love Victoria Justice’s dress. If you put her in the first one, you would see cleavage too. And it isn’t really that short, longer than her arms, which is about as long as most of my shorts. And the cleavage isn’t so severe. But I like Blake’s the best.

  2. MeishaH

    Posted by MeishaH on May 4, 2013 at 22:30

    I love Victoria Justice’s dress. Most of my dresses are around the same length as that one, and my dad, who’s extremely picky about what I wear, has no problem with it.

  3. grace_smith15

    Posted by grace_smith15 on May 1, 2013 at 20:17

    Selena’s is my favorite

  4. ZaireLisa

    Posted by ZaireLisa on April 8, 2013 at 13:24

    Can I just add that its not that a dress reveals cleavage in itself, you can’t see any cleavage in the first pic because she simply doesn’t have any. If you would put Victoria Justice in that first dress, it would show her cleavage too. Just something I wanted to say.

  5. Project Inspired

    Posted by leilareap7 on April 8, 2013 at 06:31

    While I’m not a huge fan of high-low dresses, The color and texture of Marion’s dress are so great!

  6. mkay77

    Posted by mkay77 on April 7, 2013 at 12:41

    As much as I like the idea of the Modest is Hottest, I have to say the difference between the modest and immodest dresses is getting really small. The immodest dress this time would be okay if it had a higher neckline 🙁
    Also, modesty is SOMEWHAT objective; as we can all tell, some of us think strapless dresses are immodest, yet they put some on her as the “modest” dress. It just leads me to confusion on what’s modest and what’s not 🙁 (I get confused easily)

    • Project Inspired

      Posted by leilareap7 on April 8, 2013 at 06:33

      I think it really depends on the body type of the person wearing the dress. Like it said, Marion’s dress, although strapless, showed no cleavage on her. I think the easiest way to gauge if something is immodest, is to see if, when you look at that dress, do you eyes get stuck in any awkward places 😀

  7. Project Inspired

    Posted by lexiflexi214 on April 5, 2013 at 21:22

    Wish the last one covered up a little more…it would be my favorite. 🙁

  8. GracieLB

    Posted by GracieLB on April 5, 2013 at 17:17

    I personally think Blake Lively’s dress is immodest because it draws attention to her chest. I wouldn’t wear it.

  9. Project Inspired

    Posted by genjgal on April 5, 2013 at 15:27

    I love the Modest is Hottest posts! But, I have a complain this week. Please, please, please, don’t take this personally or anything. I’d rather not add to the MIH drama that’s going on.

    The first dress-
    Can you imagine a man seeing you from behind, and then seeing the front? How provocative and surprising.
    Not cool. It would be a modest dress if it had been all short, or all long.
    In my opinion it’s even worse than a low cut back.

    The third dress-
    So close to modest! But so far. The dark pattern on the chest area seems to draw unneeded attention to the chest. “Peekaboo, I’m boobs!!!”
    Also, the two orange lines right above the legs seem to trace the public area.
    The fit of the dress is so cute, and I like the general idea of the design!

    • Project Inspired

      Posted by genjgal on April 10, 2013 at 20:57

      lol I just realized that I wrote the public area. Well you all (hopefully) know what I meant.

    • mkay77

      Posted by mkay77 on April 7, 2013 at 12:44

      Agreed. So close to modest…sad how one thing can totally make or break it 🙁

    • GracieLB

      Posted by GracieLB on April 5, 2013 at 17:18

      I very much agree with you!

  10. HeSetMeFree

    Posted by HeSetMeFree on April 4, 2013 at 09:46

    i love the second one. go casual outfits!!! 😀 so, next time you wanna know if something is ‘immodest’ or not, have a guy look at it. if he can’t stop staring at parts of your/the model’s body, then it’s probably immodest. jus’ sayin’. 🙂 the dresses are all super cute, btw!!! 🙂

  11. UsernameGlorifyGodInAllYouDo

    Posted by UsernameGlorifyGodInAllYouDo on April 3, 2013 at 14:23

    The last dress looked like it was a size to small. I like the first one the the most

  12. misstake

    Posted by misstake on April 3, 2013 at 08:50

    That first dress is barley hanging on… I didnt care for any of them this week.

    • thespiritualwarrior7

      Posted by thespiritualwarrior7 on April 3, 2013 at 12:27

      Same here. The first dress was definitely a bit drab, the black outfit wasn’t my style, and the last one…geez, what was with that pattern?
      But over all, Nicole, I really enjoy these articles! Keep it up!

  13. Crossed1996

    Posted by Crossed1996 on April 2, 2013 at 13:59

    I like the casual outfit, at first I didn’t realize it was a long shirt with leggings(I thought it was a long dress,) but once I realized it was a long shirt with leggings, it reminds me of outfits I’ve worn before. It’s a great outfit. The only thing I would change about it is the color, I’m not much of a fan of black, otherwise, I love it.

    • StandingTall76

      Posted by StandingTall76 on April 2, 2013 at 18:15

      I actually really like the last one. The print is really pretty and you could probably figgure out someway to layer a tank top or something to make the top higher. I didn’t really find the other ones all that pretty this time :/

  14. Melody4Him

    Posted by Melody4Him on April 2, 2013 at 11:36

    I love Blake’s dress…But the orange things are oddly placed if you catch my drift hahaha….

    • Project Inspired

      Posted by genjgal on April 5, 2013 at 15:28

      I’m glad I’m not totally crazy. I catch your drift.

  15. 3chowington

    Posted by 3chowington on April 2, 2013 at 06:04

    strapless isn’t modest. It usually opens up the back and of course the shoulders. i’d opt for thick straps.

    • applebypie123

      Posted by applebypie123 on April 3, 2013 at 12:20

      I dont see a problem with shoulders personally. Its like a meme I once saw, It said “I don’t understand why school dress codes ban tank tops. What guy looks a t a girl and goes Dang! Thats a fine shoulder!”

  16. IdaPahus

    Posted by IdaPahus on April 2, 2013 at 00:52

    I like all the dresses this week!

  17. SlinkyKitty88

    Posted by SlinkyKitty88 on April 1, 2013 at 23:28

    I want to like the first dress…but I don’t. (Also, um, that first dress DOES show cleavage. I kin see the tops of her boobs).
    Second outfit’s all right. Not terribly flattering, but not awful.
    Third outfit…hehehe….makes her boobies look like eyes. Slightly crossed eyes.
    Love the last one, and, as usual, no option to vote for it….*sigh*…It even follows the ol’ fingertip rule, like oh so many fourth dresses.

  18. AllisonGrace

    Posted by AllisonGrace on April 1, 2013 at 19:41

    Blake Lively’s dress is BEAUUUTIFUL! It’s to die for. She’s probably the most gorgeous celeb I have ever seen. The other too are okay, not my style. Victoria’s dress is VERY cute! I wouldn’t have worn such a padded push-up bra, and I’d add about an inch, but I think she looks fantastic! What a stunning girl 🙂 I just wish we could only focus on the “modest” dresses. Ah, oh well. Putting an immodest dress still seems senseless to me, but I’d rather not fight on a comment thread. Beautiful outfits this week!

  19. Starlight19

    Posted by Starlight19 on April 1, 2013 at 19:15

    Victoria Justice’s dress is my favorite out of these four. I don’t see anything wrong with it. 🙂

  20. applebypie123

    Posted by applebypie123 on April 1, 2013 at 19:12

    I love the first ine! And Blake livelys shoes are to die for!

  21. pinkpenguin318

    Posted by pinkpenguin318 on April 1, 2013 at 19:04

    Blake Lively’s outfit is perfect! I love Victoria’s too, but it is way to showy, and a little too short. 😛 Thanks always for proving modest is hottest!

  22. Project Inspired

    Posted by alaia on April 1, 2013 at 18:03

    I actually like Marion Cotillard’s dress quite a bit!

  23. horseluver2498

    Posted by horseluver2498 on April 1, 2013 at 16:50

    you are awesome, lovedbyjesus 🙂 So right! Finally someone who hasn’t been hit by the relativism disease

    • ZaireLisa

      Posted by ZaireLisa on April 8, 2013 at 13:31

      ^Agreed! I remember my mom telling me that first of all, you can’t stamp a certain dress as ‘modest’ since a very curvy girl will look ‘immodest’ in almost everything. Second; if we really wanna make sure no guys oggle us, we should wear burka’s. Ad even then they will find a way! Im not gonna be responsible for someone else’s sin. I can dress appropriately, but some guys should take their mind our of the gutter. And I don’t see any guys not wearing tanktops or swimming trunks, for the sake of modesty.

  24. democratic

    Posted by democratic on April 1, 2013 at 16:08

    Love Victora’s dress! I think it’s so cute, and not at all immodest.

    Because whether or not something is immodest is really just a personal opinion. It’s what inside our hearts that God cares about.

    And Ms Gaouette, you’re right! Our personal opinions don’t matter! Thinking that someone’s dress is immodest your own personal opinion, isn’t it?

    Stop judging these women and their outfits. You’re making the girls on this site think that it’s okay to judge people just for what they wear and that’s not okay.

    • jessicarose

      Posted by jessicarose on April 2, 2013 at 11:32

      Yeah Victoria’s is my favorite too!

      • caitlinleigh

        Posted by caitlinleigh on April 6, 2013 at 08:04

        Me too! I love the pattern! The other dresses are kinda frumpy and unflattering 😛

    • bethluvstheafters

      Posted by bethluvstheafters on April 1, 2013 at 19:47

      THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You’re awesome!

    • horseluver2498

      Posted by horseluver2498 on April 1, 2013 at 17:00

      Our personal opinions DON’T matter, and there IS truth. And it’s TRUE that when an outfit shows a ton of skin, it is immodest. It’s not solely an opinion, it’s a truth. Immodest clothes can lead guys in to sin.
      If we love God, we won’t want to lead others away from Him by what we wear and how we act.Jesus said, “If you love Me, keep my Commandments”. He wants us to show Him we love Him.
      Actions speak louder than words. So if you have a love of God in your heart, you don’t want dress immodestly.
      You can’t just say “Well, I love God in my heart so I can do whatever I want”, because soon the things you do will affect what’s in your heart.
      You may be sure that God WILL be worried about what you wear, not just what’s in your heart, if what you wear is causing you or someone else to sin!

      • bluedog14

        Posted by bluedog14 on April 5, 2013 at 14:25

        I completly agree! This is so refreshing to hear this opinion! Thanks for posting this comment!!

      • Yackleen

        Posted by Yackleen on April 2, 2013 at 11:43

        I big part of this is realizing that modesty is incredibly subjective. Every single one of these dresses would be considered immodest 60 years ago.

        But heart IS big part of it. Those who dress immodestly are often looking for the attention which causes others to sin. God wants us to remain modest, but it’s also important to realize what that means in a social aspect. Unless you’re dressing like a first century Hebrew woman, you’re not technically aligned with the bible. So it’s important to analyze OBJECTIVELY what this means.

        Also be aware that people will sin no matter what. We are not to put stumbling blocks in front of others, but that does not mean that we have to wear burlap lacks and hide ourselves. People ARE responsible for their own thoughts/actions. This goes back to heart, if you’re dressing immodestly for attention you will be judged accordingly. But men can become lustful over modest clothing as well. Don’t seek attention with your body, respect your body, and you’ll be right with the heart of God.

        Victoria’s dress is finger-tip length and hardly peak her cleavage. I think the bra she is wearing has more to do with that than her dress. But I really wouldn’t consider this dress immodest at all.

    • lotr1997

      Posted by lotr1997 on April 1, 2013 at 16:21

      She’s judging the outfit, not the woman wearing it! Big difference!

  25. sisterwhocares

    Posted by sisterwhocares on April 1, 2013 at 15:48

    And Mrs. Gaouette, thanks for reminding us to keep the comments directed towards the dresses and not each other; I myself am a little guilty of being rude towards others on this site.

  26. sisterwhocares

    Posted by sisterwhocares on April 1, 2013 at 15:46

    I normally don’t comment about accessories on an outfit, but I must say I really like the shoes that these ladies paired with their outfits. My favorite look would have to be the first one; I normally don’t like the asymmetrical skirt lines because I see them on everyone, but I feel like this look was truly an original with the fabric.

  27. Project Inspired

    Posted by Whitney2800 on April 1, 2013 at 15:37

    I really like the first dress- I think it’s SO pretty!

  28. Eurydice

    Posted by Eurydice on April 1, 2013 at 13:46

    No more “Modest Makeovers!”

  29. Shanell Elise is back

    Posted by Shanell Elise is back on April 1, 2013 at 12:40

    I like the third one.

  30. spyder

    Posted by spyder on April 1, 2013 at 12:31

    The first dress was pretty, though it seemed like it was ….missing something. Some kind of necklace or long earrings would have defiantly spiced it up, I think.
    The second outfit was nice, though it’s awful dark. I wish she had picked a few bright colors to mingle with the blacks.
    The third outfit had a nice concept, though the pattern is kind of…. interesting, to say the least. Plus it may have looked better with a different hairstyle.
    The last one is uber cute; though I would have put some more length on the bottom, or made it a higher neckline.
    Needless to say, I didn’t really like any of the selections this week, none of the appealed to me or my style.

    • spyder

      Posted by spyder on April 1, 2013 at 12:50

      In the last sentence, it should be *them, not the. I apologize.

  31. lotr1997

    Posted by lotr1997 on April 1, 2013 at 12:30

    I like the first dress, though it looks a tad awkward. I love that you included a casual outfit this week! I love the outfit itself! Blake Lively’s… what can I say? IT’S AWESOME!!!!!!!The last dress has a great print, but definitely too short and too low cut, not to mention the fact it looks terribly uncomfortable!