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Modest Is Hottest! Jessica Szohr Shines in ’60s Fashion and We Give One Star a Makeover!

Girlies, modesty is not subjective to a person’s opinion. Rather, it’s subjective to a person’s body type. For example, strapless dresses look more modest on a body type with a smaller bust than on a figure with a larger bust. However, some styles are just immodest on all body types, such as backless tops or outfits that show the midriff. If you’re looking for ideas on modest fashion, I hope that these Modest Is Hottest posts are helpful!

Now let’s get to it!

Jessica Szohr

Jessica Szohr

I adore this classic ’60s style dress, embellished with monochromatic beading.

Amy Adams

Amy Adams

This is such a stunning dress. It’s so simple in design, but enhanced by lovely embroidery and a crepe finish. The length is classic and modest!

Hailee-Steinfeld

Hailee Steinfeld

Here’s a pretty summer frock that can be worn casually or formally. It’s such a pretty color and the perfect length. Adding the sweater makes it a little more casual.

Rooney-Mara

Rooney Mara

While I love the color and concept of this outfit, the bare midriff and short, tight shorts are too revealing. Covering the stomach under the ruffled top and closing the skirt would make this outfit so much more modest! If strapless styles look too immodest on your body type, try adding straps to the top or covering the shoulders with a little sweater!

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Which of our three modest looks is your favorite?

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  1. kungfugirl

    Posted by kungfugirl on June 23, 2013 at 20:19

    I think that this is def my fav blog on here

  2. sisterwhocares

    Posted by sisterwhocares on June 22, 2013 at 12:29

    The first dress is pretty, classic, and very wearable. The second dress is lovely and very elegant; however, it does not fit right on Amy Adams. The chest or the dress is too small. Also, the accessories do not match; that beautiful turquoise jewelry should not be paired with those ugly shoes. I love Hailee’s outfit (she’s so adorable!) and the sweater she paired with it. She is one of the few people in the world who looks great in yellow. As for that last outfit…well, it’s an interesting concept. But as most of the girls on here said, it is absolutely H-I-D-E-O-U-S! I would kill for her shoes, though lol!

  3. figlllgisalt

    Posted by figlllgisalt on June 21, 2013 at 16:17

    I love the vintage style of the first dress!

  4. Remedy

    Posted by Remedy on June 20, 2013 at 19:31

    Ha, you know what IS annoying about these posts? The fact that there’s comments underneath every single time of people fighting with each other over what modest means and if it’s subjective or not.

    Anyway, I agree with slinky. That stomach slit in the last outfit is NOT attractive. At all. And I’m sure if I asked my brothers, they would agree.

    I don’t like any of these outfits. Sorry guys!

    • sisterwhocares

      Posted by sisterwhocares on June 22, 2013 at 12:19

      I completely agree with you!! All this bickering is driving me crazy; these posts are supposed to be FUN and HELPFUL, ladies!!!!!!! For pity’s sake, stop arguing over stupid things. As Christ’s body, we are supposed to be in unison. We don’t have to agree with each other, but we still need to be respectful of each other’s opinions. No more insulting, please 🙂

  5. Ashli Payj

    Posted by Ashli Payj on June 20, 2013 at 17:40

    The last one is my favorite! It is soooooper cute! I would totally wear it!

  6. misstake

    Posted by misstake on June 19, 2013 at 09:22

    BTW I noticed that the last few Modest is Hottest posts, the “make over” section has been not as scandalous, thank you!

    • Mandi Pi

      Posted by Mandi Pi on June 19, 2013 at 10:14

      yeah i’ve noticed that too! (i mean, not that they’re appropriate and i would wear them, but a lot more people have been saying “how are those immodest?!”)

  7. misstake

    Posted by misstake on June 19, 2013 at 09:13

    First one is sooo rad! ^^ Dont really care for the others.

  8. PolkaDot

    Posted by PolkaDot on June 18, 2013 at 20:19

    There have been comments about different posts about different convictions! But I am always seeing girls kinda state that the reason behind modesty is causing guys not to stumble. That is not the reason why we should dress modestly, ladies! Dressing modestly is to be uplifting to the Lord. And while we should be cautious and not get to ‘free’ with our dress, there are many, many different standards. Like me for instance. I believe that dresses should have either wide straps of sleeves, I think that dresses should not be above the knee. I also think that bikinis aren’t modest and I don’t think that showing cleavage is modest either. I don’t wear skinny jeans and I don’t wear shorts that are more than 3 or 4 inches above the knee, but I mostly wear capris. So as you can tell, my standards are pretty high. Does that mean I judge other people for wearing things I wouldn’t? Absolutely NOT! I know that I am strict, and I am fine with that!

    I have also noticed that in life sometimes people dress one way and act another. I don’t care if your dress reaches the floor, you have a head covering on AND a long sleeve shirt. If you are flirting with guys incessantly that tells me something about you, and I am gonna go and talk to the girl that is dressed in a manner that might not be as ‘modest’ but isn’t flirting with anyone! Actions speak louder than anything else. But we need to honor God and our bodies. Our bodies weren’t meant to be put on display. Sadly, most girls don’t know that. And America doesn’t help any of us know the value in being modest. 🙁

    • PolkaDot

      Posted by PolkaDot on June 19, 2013 at 16:49

      Thank ya’ll for all the sweet comments! 🙂

    • Mandi Pi

      Posted by Mandi Pi on June 19, 2013 at 07:48

      i agree with what you said. 🙂 helping our brothers in Christ not stumble is not the ONLY reason for dressing modestly (though it is a very good reason still)…that’s just one of the main arguments i use when people ask why we have to dress modestly (along with glorifying God with our bodies, as we are temples of the Holy Spirit). thank you for writing this!

    • AllisonGrace

      Posted by AllisonGrace on June 19, 2013 at 06:38

      In full agreeance with you when you say that modesty should be for men. Our modesty should be for The Lord. While my convictions are different, and sometimes I slip up, I want to please God with how I dress

    • Project Inspired

      Posted by on June 19, 2013 at 06:31

      I love this comment.

    • spyder

      Posted by spyder on June 18, 2013 at 21:29

      That was very well said! While the way we dress is important to our image, it’s ultimately about how we carry ourselves and our aditude 🙂

  9. applebypie123

    Posted by applebypie123 on June 18, 2013 at 19:21

    Also, I like Amy Adams, but hate the length of her dress. I like dresses to be either short or long, not that awkward calf length haha

  10. lilyworshipsongs

    Posted by lilyworshipsongs on June 18, 2013 at 15:55

    I love the second! SO CUTE!

  11. vanilla

    Posted by vanilla on June 18, 2013 at 13:44

    Just wanted to say how much I enjoy looking at these articles! It’s fun looking at the dresses and seeing Hollywood outfits that are modest and cute.

  12. SlinkyKitty88

    Posted by SlinkyKitty88 on June 18, 2013 at 13:29

    Completely agree with maggielouh and Joliela. I have seen many comments from girls saying the “modest picks” are not up to their modesty standards.
    Some girls believe strapless is immodest. Some don’t. Some girls believe skirts shorter than say, mid-calf, are immodest. Some are okay with their skirt going to just above the knee.
    Modesty totally IS subjective.

    Also, no guy is going to “stumble” over that last outfit. The belly sliver trend is one of the least flattering trends I’ve seen in a loooong time. 😛

    • misstake

      Posted by misstake on June 19, 2013 at 09:19

      lol most of the chicks showing their belly are showing belly fat, really attractive. lolz

    • applebypie123

      Posted by applebypie123 on June 18, 2013 at 19:20

      Also it’s hideous haha

    • Mandi Pi

      Posted by Mandi Pi on June 18, 2013 at 14:05

      yeah, all guys are different. SlinkyKitty88, how do you know no guy is going to stumble over the last outfit? are you a guy? (i mean, i’m not saying T.M. Gaouette does know EXACTLY what will make a guy stumble, but we need to be very cautious in what we wear…even if WE don’t think it’ll make a guy stumble, it VERY well could). and in my opinion if ANY of your stomach is showing, it’s inappropriate (and plus my mom wouldn’t let me wear something that’s showing any of my stomach). and what’s the point of showing your stomach anyways? just saying.

      • Mandi Pi

        Posted by Mandi Pi on June 19, 2013 at 14:28

        by the way SlinkyKitty, i like your “About” section on your page-majigger. (:

      • Mandi Pi

        Posted by Mandi Pi on June 19, 2013 at 14:19

        maybe you’re right that it would only be a small percentage, but i still would not be allowed to wear it. and like a girl said in another long comment down there, helping our brothers in Christ not stumble is not the only reason to dress modestly. we need to glorify God with our bodies, and we are temples of the Holy Spirit. and anyways…know i am never offended (or hardly ever offended) by someone’s comment. (: if i am offended for some reason i will say i’m offended, but that’s not often. but ah, i would appreciate it if you wouldn’t cuss. sorry if my comments are easy to misunderstand, i’m not too great at expressing my opinion correctly when i’m just typing… (:

      • SlinkyKitty88

        Posted by SlinkyKitty88 on June 19, 2013 at 12:33

        Holy crap, dude. No need to get offended by everything I say.

        I am quite sure if ANY guys are going to “stumble” over that last outfit, it is a very small percentage. It’s a teeny tiny portion of her upper tummy. It’s not a particularly sexual area. It’s like getting turned on by ankles.
        And as apple said, it is indeed hideous. 😛

    • AllisonGrace

      Posted by AllisonGrace on June 18, 2013 at 13:51

      Agreed! I was genuinely curious, and asked my boyfriend about the open back and sliver of midriff. He said open back didn’t affect him, nor did the midriff. All guys are different though, I suppose.

  13. Project Inspired

    Posted by Joliela on June 18, 2013 at 10:47

    actually modesty is pretty subjective, it depends on your definition of modesty and what you consider appropriate. Somewhere a puritan woman from the 1600’s is rolling over in her grave at the thought of any of these being considered modest.

    just like some girls here disagree on whether or not shoulders are in general are immodest. some might feel like shoulders are too much skin while others feel that shoulders themselves aren’t suggestive and as long as your cleavage doesn’t show its fine.

    • vanilla

      Posted by vanilla on June 18, 2013 at 13:38

      Yeah, I agree that modesty is subjective. 1% of guys might be tempted if they see your ankle, but 99% might not care. (Just making up an example.) Is it still “modest” to wear a dress that goes above your ankles if 1% of guys might stumble if they see you wear it? I think that’s part of how it can be subjective. If there was a list of “rules” (like guys NEVER stumble if they see ankles, but ALWAYS if they see cleavage), then I could see how it would be objective. But guys struggle with different things, so I do think it’s a little subjective if you want to try to keep yourself completely covered up or wear something that most guys wouldn’t have a problem with.

  14. feministchristian

    Posted by feministchristian on June 18, 2013 at 07:24

    (Um I posted a comment and it didn’t show up…? so here’s me posting it again)

    I’m so tired of these posts. I feel like although it might be encouraging girls to be modest, it’s also causing girls to label people because of what they wear.

  15. Project Inspired

    Posted by on June 18, 2013 at 05:04

    That (the blurb at the top) is simply not true. Some people think none of your legs should show. My (VERY liberal) mother has never let me wear straps less than 4 fingers in width. Just from the fact that people sometimes disagree with you in comments on whether things are modest shows that it is a subjective opinion.
    While you may think that your opinion is right, that doesn’t mean that it is objective. Everyone has their own personal standards, making this a VERY subjective issue.
    Also, I still don’t like the name Modest is Hottest.

    • Shanell Elise is back

      Posted by Shanell Elise is back on June 18, 2013 at 15:39

      That’s your opinion maggie. Your Opinion does not equal truth.

      • Project Inspired

        Posted by on June 21, 2013 at 08:24

        Okay I don’t have a particularly big bust but I still think it’s immodest to wear strapless dresses – just in my opinion. You clearly disagree. Therefore, it is SUBJECTIVE because it depends on a person’s opinion.

      • Shanell Elise is back

        Posted by Shanell Elise is back on June 21, 2013 at 07:14

        I do believe in Modesty. Also the Bible does not say everything specifically. Example: The Bible tells us to obey our parents, but where does it say once we leave home we no longer have to obey them. You are judging by the present. Of course the bible does not say specifically what is and isn’t modest, you already now that, just like the bible does not make a list of all the food that’s not good for you. Yes i believe in Modesty, but i also believe that certain clothing does go with certain body types. Like for instance modesty meaning keeping certain areas covered up. I don’t believe in wearing short shorts, why? because they are to short to me and they would not look right on me. Just like i have to wear a tank top a lot because i get tops that are cut low but if i was not wearing a tank top cleavage would be showing. Just like i said, i have a big bust, and they did say that strapless dresses look more modest on a girl with a smaller bust, which is true, i think anyone can wear strapless because i find them modest, but i would suggest to girls with bigger busts to make sure the that when they wear strapless anything that they make sure that the Bust area is covered, though it is kinda hard. But there are ways.

      • Project Inspired

        Posted by on June 20, 2013 at 19:58

        So you REALLY think that there is NO opinion in modesty – it only changes with body type? There are people who think women are only modest if their heads are covered – I’m pretty sure that’s opinion. And if you’re claiming that all modesty comes from the Bible, I would really like to see a bible verse where it specifically designates what makes each of the outfits above modest or immodest.

      • Shanell Elise is back

        Posted by Shanell Elise is back on June 20, 2013 at 09:25

        Actually she also said it comes with certain body types. I have a big bust so when i were tops that are v-neck or something i have to wear a tank top to keep cleavage from showing. Just like certain types of shorts go with different body types. Like she said as an example, Tank tops look more modest with a girl who as a smaller bust than a girl who has a big bust. That’s what i am also trying to say.

      • Project Inspired

        Posted by on June 20, 2013 at 05:54

        So what I’m saying is that what she said at the top about it not being subjective is wrong. You agreed with me.

      • Shanell Elise is back

        Posted by Shanell Elise is back on June 19, 2013 at 14:39

        Yes it does have a personal opinion involved. Example: I believe it’s okay to wear strapless dresses/tops, but i don’t think cleavage should show, nor your belly or lower back. I believe it’s okay to wear dresses and skirts a few inches over the knee. That’s my opinion

      • Project Inspired

        Posted by on June 18, 2013 at 17:40

        Of course it’s my opinion. Do you really think that modesty has no personal opinion involved?

    • Mandi Pi

      Posted by Mandi Pi on June 18, 2013 at 10:16

      like T.M Gaouette said, the word “hottest” has different meanings…in this case, it’s supposed to mean pretty, trendy, and cute.

      • Mandi Pi

        Posted by Mandi Pi on June 18, 2013 at 15:52

        (basically i mean people have different opinions within the modesty range)

      • Mandi Pi

        Posted by Mandi Pi on June 18, 2013 at 15:51

        i dunno i guess…i mean, there are definitely limits to how immodest things should be, but some people are more modest than other modest people, so yeah i guess i agree.

      • Project Inspired

        Posted by on June 18, 2013 at 14:32

        So you agree that she was incorrect when she says that modesty is not subjective?

      • Mandi Pi

        Posted by Mandi Pi on June 18, 2013 at 12:44

        yeah sometimes it is…not sure what to tell you there.

      • Project Inspired

        Posted by on June 18, 2013 at 11:30

        It’s still subjective.

  16. brennaeskyler2

    Posted by brennaeskyler2 on June 17, 2013 at 19:39

    i always love hailee steinfeld’s style! it is always modest, fashionable, and cute!

  17. Mandi Pi

    Posted by Mandi Pi on June 17, 2013 at 19:15

    i like the first and second dresses. 😀

  18. applebypie123

    Posted by applebypie123 on June 17, 2013 at 18:05

    I looooove the first one! Its so cute!