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Modest Is Hottest! Olivia Wilde Wows in Stripes and We Give One Star a Makeover!

Hey sweet girls! I’m so excited that so many of you are enjoying these “Modest Is Hottest” segments and recognizing the value in them! I love selecting these gorgeous dresses. And for those of you who want to know what to look for in modest outfits, as well as what to avoid that’s immodest, I pray these posts are helpful for you.

So let’s get to it!


Emmy Rossum


The color and floral pattern of this dress make for a great spring or summer outfit. The style is as modest as you can get, with the cap sleeves, high neckline and below-the-knee length. And it’s so pretty and feminine.


Ginnifer Goodwin

What a fantastic orange! I love the style of this dress, with the gem-encrusted neckline and the fitted waist. The skirt is shaped around the hips, but it’s not tight, and the length hits just above the knee.


Olivia Wilde

I’m always a fan of dresses that fit the bodice comfortably and then flow away from the waist. This stripy number also features thick straps and a below-the-knee skirt. Another example of beautiful modesty.


Olivia Munn

Ladies, as we’ve seen so often in our past immodest dresses, it doesn’t take much to make a dress immodest, just as it doesn’t take much to make a dress modest. This dress would be perfect if the neckline was squared off above the cleavage area and the skirt was longer. The design itself has potential. What do you think?


Which of our three modest looks is your favorite?

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  1. XcanaceX

    Posted by XcanaceX on March 19, 2013 at 08:45

    Ginnifer Goodwin is so stunning! Love her. I personally hate the color orange but it looks amazing on her :3

  2. EmilyRW

    Posted by EmilyRW on March 19, 2013 at 06:11

    I personally love these, but we should also try to be aware of each other’s feelings. I had realized something, and I thought I should share it. The girls who are wanting to stop this, please be aware of the girls feelings about this. If this really got removed, you’ll be the one happy about it. But me and the others who love this will probably be disappointed. But please….don’t judge me. I loved this website since I got on, but it…it changed. I just wish everyone could be nicer about stuff, and not sound insulting. (not that you are) We are sisters in Christ, but now some stuff just changed when I got on last year. 🙁 But if this comment offends you, talk to me if you like. God bless you my dear sisters!

  3. DanieB

    Posted by DanieB on March 13, 2013 at 16:52

    Wow! I love Olivia’s dress! It really ties well with her new movie Burt Wonderstone. And girls, instead of focusing on the judgmental part of the article why not comment on what the article is about we should be a good example to new PI girls?

  4. Project Inspired

    Posted by JamieW on March 13, 2013 at 14:35

    I love the striped dress! It is completely something I would wear!

  5. arielborka@aol.com

    Posted by arielborka@aol.com on March 13, 2013 at 12:52

    Here’s my honest opinion: I love these articles. A lot of the time, like in this article I would consider wearing the “immodest” dress if I were on a red carpet. I think the articles are great, but one thing to keep in mind when people start judging the celebrities wearing them is that every business including Hollywood has a “uniform”. The same way a bikini is appropriate at the beach or a leotard is appropriate in ballet class, a certain amount short or low cut dresses are in my opinion appropriate for a Hollywood red carpet. I still don’t think there is anything wrong or judgemental about these articles, I just think they open up opportunities for judgement from other people.

  6. misstake

    Posted by misstake on March 13, 2013 at 11:52

    Im soo happy that dresses are getting longer! ^^ So cute!

    And I agree, there is nothing judgmental about these! I just heard it said, that if we had never judged what actions where wrong then we would have never stopped Hitler’s killing Jews, we would have never stopped racial segregation…ect. As you can see it is important that we do it.

    • Eurydice

      Posted by Eurydice on March 13, 2013 at 22:14

      What I don’t understand is why people are telling me to ignore the articles, but no one (else) is saying to Gaouette, “If you don’t like the dress, don’t look at it.”

      • Eurydice

        Posted by Eurydice on March 24, 2013 at 08:05

        I’m only asking them to do the same: Not to be so “negative and mean.” :p

      • hockeychick20

        Posted by hockeychick20 on March 22, 2013 at 21:10

        It’s because she’s showing us what is appropriate and what is not. YOU may not need someone showing you this or want it but some girls NEED to be shown what’s appropriate and God honoring and what is not. Quite frankly, I am getting sick and tired of you complaining about things on here. If you don’t like the site then it’s simple. You don’t come one. You’re doing nothing but making other girls mad and complaining about things. It’s rude to Nicole and the other amazing ladies that run PI. They do this for the girls who might not have anyone to teach them modesty. I wish you would stop being so negative and mean.

  7. armydaughter

    Posted by armydaughter on March 13, 2013 at 11:17

    I love the orange one, it is one that i would feel comfortable in!!

  8. laceylove

    Posted by laceylove on March 13, 2013 at 11:08

    I love all of them! 😀 Orange wouldn’t look good on me, but it looks good on Ginnifer Goodwin. I would wear the other ones though!

    • cheyartgirl16

      Posted by cheyartgirl16 on March 13, 2013 at 14:24

      lotr1997, I agree with you completely, just so you know. These posts are starting to look like YouTube comments. Don’t attack me for this Eurydice, but it is rather frustrating to see you policing the feed. If you have such a terrible problem with the posts, then 1. don’t read them, and 2. send a honest message (which you are good at, and I mean that in a nice way) http://www.projectinspired.com/contact/ Keep things classy, ladies.

  9. Project Inspired

    Posted by iris.chandler45 on March 13, 2013 at 03:20

    So, I just came back to this website and I’ve been looking through these posts. Although I agree with the girls who don’t like the Modest is Hottest posts, I think that they need to appreciate that she obviously has taken your concerns into consideration. I think that if you all keep PUSHING on her, she isn’t going to stop them because now it’s become a matter of principle. I agree with you that they aren’t the greatest, but at least they’re better now than the previous ones, by far.

    • Eurydice

      Posted by Eurydice on March 13, 2013 at 08:27

      I will not settle for so-called “improvement.”

      • Project Inspired

        Posted by iris.chandler45 on March 13, 2013 at 18:12

        Okay, fine. Don’t settle. But if I were T.M. I wouldn’t stop posting, purely because at this point (as I said above) it’s a matter of principle. And as much as I don’t like the makeovers, I really don’t think you’re having any effect by posting the same tired old arguments on every post.

      • Eurydice

        Posted by Eurydice on March 13, 2013 at 09:13

        I could technically say the same.

      • lotr1997

        Posted by lotr1997 on March 13, 2013 at 08:54

        This is getting to the point of harassment!

  10. Project Inspired

    Posted by LadyGardner on March 12, 2013 at 18:01

    Can’t you just give the poor woman a break? She has heard your opinions, understands where you are coming from, and has taken it into consideration. I noticed the wording was different on the immodest dress this time. She has tried to do something nice for you and you just threw it back in her face. I admire her for the stand she is taking. She is not trying to offend anyone, she is just showing us things to avoid. Please don’t stop these articles. I think you are doing a wonderful job trying to please everyone 🙂

    • Eurydice

      Posted by Eurydice on March 13, 2013 at 07:06

      I will not stop until the “Modest Makeovers” do. No matter how you word it, it’s still wrong.

      • Project Inspired

        Posted by LadyGardner on March 13, 2013 at 18:28

        Eurydice, I feel like the way you are handling this situation is very mean and somewhat judgemental. If you are going to remove the speck from our eye you must first remove the plank from your own.

  11. Paris

    Posted by Paris on March 12, 2013 at 16:21

    Goregous girls! These posts aren’t judgemental,they’re simply showing what outfits are modest and aren’t. And it tells you how you can improve the immodest outfits.

  12. RachelMeeko

    Posted by RachelMeeko on March 12, 2013 at 13:20

    Not only is Olivia Munn’s not showing outward modesty – But she isn’t showing inside modesty either! Her face has a “sexy” attitude. It just looks like she wants to give away everything, inside and out! I would love to read an article about inward modesty 🙂 Hint hint hint…

    • risingsunsets

      Posted by risingsunsets on March 15, 2013 at 14:13

      Your comment, the one that’s judging Olivia Munn, instead of judging her dress, is the reason why some of don’t like these articles.
      “But she isn’t showing inside modesty either! Her face has a “sexy” attitude.”
      Oh really, you can tell JUST by how her face looks, can you?
      I have a face that can have a “sexy” attitude, too. Does that mean I want to “give away everything, inside and out!”

      “I would love to read an article about inward modesty ”
      How about the BIBLE.
      The very same book that tells us not to judge others.

      • Project Inspired

        Posted by LadyGardner on March 15, 2013 at 19:55

        Her request for an inward modesty article is a good one! Yes she should go to the Bible first and formost, but don’t look down on her for wanting an article on it. That’s just as judging as her “sexy” comment. You are right about that part (and don’t think that I’m trying to be mean RachelMeeko, I think I know what you were trying to say, it just came out wrong?), but it is good for her to ask for help with her walk. Please, don’t be mean about that…

    • Eurydice

      Posted by Eurydice on March 13, 2013 at 07:06

      “Sexy” is not a sin.

  13. Project Inspired

    Posted by NatalieNoel13 on March 12, 2013 at 11:53

    As respectfully as possible, ladies, I feel like we are being looked down upon for having an opinion. I agree with Eurydice and Mikiki. This post is giving me a feeling that we are not supposed to have an opinion on this. Which I know is not the intent. I can see that you all really do have good intentions on here, but some people take offense in these posts. The Taylor Swift article is a great example. While I know you didn’t mean to make us judge her, so many girls were ashamed of HER. Have you thought about blurring the face and not putting the name of the actress on it? At the very least for the immodest dress. That would solve a lot of problem! We would see the dress, and not the person.


    • Eurydice

      Posted by Eurydice on March 16, 2013 at 19:41

      Blurring the faces or leaving out names is not enough. The “Modest Makeovers” must go. Completely.

      • Project Inspired

        Posted by LadyGardner on March 17, 2013 at 18:19

        Why? Blurring the face is the perfect solution! That way nobody knows who is wearing the dress. What do you have against that? It’s compromise. I sorry, but now you are just being stubborn.

    • Project Inspired

      Posted by xamazingxgracex on March 15, 2013 at 16:24

      Awesome point, Natalie. I hope the website makers would take note of your suggestion to blur the faces…You should contact them!
      If the article is really about critiquing dresses, and not about judging the people wearing them, then blurring the faces and/or hiding the identities would be the perfect solution.

  14. Marcy

    Posted by Marcy on March 12, 2013 at 06:44

    I absolutely love #1 and #3! #1 is so cute, and I love the style of #3. I feel that, in addition for the judgement caused by these articles, it is also not a good idea to showcase immodest dresses because we have to see lots of immodest dress in day-to-day life, and we should be able to, in my opinion, escape from that on a Christian site that promotes modesty. I see immodest clothing when I go to Yahoo’s homepage each morning to get to my email. I just don’t feel right seeing the same kinds of pictures displayed when I come to a Christian site. I understand wanting to warn against these things, but is a Christian site really the place to display immodest pictures?

  15. IdaPahus

    Posted by IdaPahus on March 12, 2013 at 00:31

    I love these posts and Emmy`s dress!!! It`s really my style!!

  16. SlinkyKitty88

    Posted by SlinkyKitty88 on March 11, 2013 at 23:10

    I hate those first two dresses. O.o
    The stripey one’s all right, but…what is it made of?? It looks….fuzzy.
    And as usual, I love the last one. I don’t like her shoes, though. That dress would make her legs look amaaazing long, but she went and cut the line with those shoes. >.<

  17. Project Inspired

    Posted by Rae on March 11, 2013 at 18:41

    I have to admit, I’ve been agreeing with Eurydice on all of the previous articles. This article is the first one I’ve somewhat enjoyed; because it focused more on the clothes, and not on the celebrities wearing them. I think that’s what these need–more objective viewpoints based on the CLOTHING; as opposed to sounding like you’re addressing the celebrities personally, which sounds nasty and condescending no matter how nicely you write it.

    Just my two cents.

  18. Remedy

    Posted by Remedy on March 11, 2013 at 17:45

    You can’t really expect that if they change the articles, people will stop judging the celebrities. That’s realistically impossible…We are all judgmental; it’s in our nature. We can’t stop with the snap of a finger. If a person doesn’t like Taylor Swift, the person will judge her. That’s how it works with everyone sadly. It’s just a judgmental society. With that being said, celebrities also judge people. I’m sure they do all the time. If they see someone that is wearing something that is ‘so last year,’ I’m sure they will judge the person about it. Of course, not all celebrities are like that. I think you guys are asking for way too much at this point. This article IS really just for fun, and that’s how I see it. If I think the dress is immodest, it’s immodest. If it’s not immodest, it’s not immodest. It all depends on my morals. If this article isn’t going to change your opinion on the dresses, then why complain? Not trying to be rude, but just saying! I don’t mean to offend anyone! On another note, I LOVE the striped dress. It’s super cute.

  19. Eurydice

    Posted by Eurydice on March 11, 2013 at 17:28

    No more “Modest Makeovers!”

    • GingerxFire

      Posted by GingerxFire on March 13, 2013 at 19:06

      Okay I’ve seen this going on for quite a while and I really want to say something.(Please note that I have nothing personal against anyone on here) I would just like to say something that I think most people can agree on; everyone’s opinion of modest varies a bit. Someone may say that the second dress is immodest because it’s doesn’t cover her shoulders. I would also like to state that everyone does have their own opinion and they are 100% entitled to it but I believe there is a fine line between making it known and turning it into a harassment. Some girls may actually find the “Immodest” dress helpful so they have an idea of what kind of standards they should have. To those that are offended by the modest makeover, please just know; you are in no way being forced to even look at that dress. If you’re offended just stop scrolling down after the third dress. Finally(Before I step off my little soap box of ADD-ness) I think we should all just keep in mind what would glorify God through all of this, in my opinion this website is intended to help girls grow closer to God and build relationships with other girls who have the same objective. If we are constantly fighting, how is this bringing God any glory? Thank you for your time.

    • Eurydice

      Posted by Eurydice on March 12, 2013 at 06:50

      When the modest makeovers stop, so shall I.

    • SlinkyKitty88

      Posted by SlinkyKitty88 on March 11, 2013 at 23:16

      I would like to join the chant. I have brought my own picket sign!
      No more “Modest Makeovers”!

      You can keep the articles. I love looking at dresses!
      And TM, I know your INTENT is to keep it about the dresses, but that is not the way many girls are taking it. They get all “disappointed” in the celebrity for wearing a dress that, by your criteria, is “immodest”.
      We just want you to use your PI Blogger influence for good! 🙂

    • lotr1997

      Posted by lotr1997 on March 11, 2013 at 18:50

      Why must you say this on every MIH article? We know how you feel about these, there is no need for you to repeat yourself. Thanks!

  20. Shanell Elise is back

    Posted by Shanell Elise is back on March 11, 2013 at 17:26

    I love the third dress. 🙂

    • lotr1997

      Posted by lotr1997 on March 11, 2013 at 17:46

      I know, it is sooooo awesome! I would wear it in heartbeat! xD

  21. Project Inspired

    Posted by on March 11, 2013 at 17:00

    I loved the striped one! All of the other ones were just sort of blah.

  22. Project Inspired

    Posted by choctawchick18 on March 11, 2013 at 16:59

    I actually like the shape of the orange one a lot, but not the color. I really like these articles, and I like that they include what THEY BELIEVE is immodest. You don’t have to necessarily agree with the sites modest standards, but it’s their site, so they can post their opinon!

  23. applebypie123

    Posted by applebypie123 on March 11, 2013 at 15:42

    Ugh I don’t like really any of these, except the first one, its just an awkward length. The striped one’s ok too though. I actually like the last one, I just wish it would be less lowcut and a little longer, other wise, tres chic!

  24. claremead1998

    Posted by claremead1998 on March 11, 2013 at 14:30

    None of these dresses are really my taste but I do like the flowery print on the first one. And I think the last one would be pretty with a little higher neck-line and a few more inches at the bottom(:

  25. lotr1997

    Posted by lotr1997 on March 11, 2013 at 13:24

    And to add, the people who run PI are in no way obligated to do what we want them to. It is their site, and they have every right to run it how they see fit. If you don’t like it, you should consider starting your own website. Just pointing out something everyone seems to forget.

    • applebypie123

      Posted by applebypie123 on March 11, 2013 at 15:43

      I know exactly! If people hate it that much, they can just leave…

      • Project Inspired

        Posted by on March 11, 2013 at 17:22

        I hate it when people say this. I’m not trying to be rude or make generalizations about who you are as a person (I’m sure you’re totally nice and awesome), but I just don’t understand how people say about these posts “If you don’t like them, ignore them” and yet somehow that doesn’t seem to apply to the celebrities themselves. If you don’t like what they’re wearing, DON’T LOOK. I understand that this is their website and they can do what they want, but that doesn’t mean we can’t give feedback.

  26. lotr1997

    Posted by lotr1997 on March 11, 2013 at 13:18

    I looove that first dress! So pretty and girly! :-). The second one is pretty, but orange is NOT my color, and it would have to come below the knee! I love that last one as well it has a beachy look to it, which look awesome! The last one… well… what can I say… needs length and a shirt underneath or a higher neckline!:

  27. Project Inspired

    Posted by on March 11, 2013 at 13:02

    “If you’re concerned that these posts are judgmental, you may be interested in the following posts that explain the difference between judging acts and judging people, and how as Christians it’s our responsibility to do the former.”
    While you judge the act of wearing something you present as immodest, you open a huge door for the girls who don’t understand, to judge the people. On a post from not too long ago on Modest is the Hottest, you showed a photo of Taylor Swift in a “immodest” by your standards dress, and among the posts, many people were judging the woman who wore the dress, commenting about how far she had fallen. Isn’t that judgement of the person in your eyes? These actors probably don’t hold your standards when you dress, and the judgement they receive whether intentional or not, is unfair. I respectfully request you either remove the “immodest” dress all together, or give the people who like this dress a voice and discontinue calling it immodest. Thank you for reading.

    • aysiabug

      Posted by aysiabug on March 11, 2013 at 13:11

      Now that made sense. These “Modest Are Hotter” post are based on her opinion of what “modesty” is. Well said.

      • Project Inspired

        Posted by on March 11, 2013 at 13:31

        tmgaouette, I understand you have an opinion of modesty, but I have a different one. We should both get a say, and in your posts, you have taken away my voice to like your version of an immodest dress. That in and of itself is like judging that my opinion shouldn’t matter because it is against yours. I’m sure that wasn’t the intention, but I would greatly appreciate if you would stop showing the Immodest dress, or at least give me a say to like it. Thanks
        aysiabug, I’m sorry, but I can’t tell by your words, are you agreeing with me or tm? Sorry, I couldn’t understand it. :/
        Thanks for reading and I swear I’m trying to be respectful as possible.

      • tmgaouette

        Posted by tmgaouette on March 11, 2013 at 13:22

        @Aysia You may be interested in a past style guide I wrote on modesty. These posts pretty much follow these Christian standards- God bless! http://www.projectinspired.com/kt-style-guide-for-christian-girls-modesty/

  28. aysiabug

    Posted by aysiabug on March 11, 2013 at 13:00

    I don’t think anyone is being judgmental and these “Modest is Hottest” are one of my favorite posts on this blog. Showing an example of immodesty isn’t directly judging the person.

    • Deeblves3

      Posted by Deeblves3 on March 14, 2013 at 17:32


    • Danceforjesus23

      Posted by Danceforjesus23 on March 12, 2013 at 17:13

      I agree! No one is saying that the actresses are bad people, they are just showing an example of an outfit that is or isn’t modest by their standards. It would be fun to change it up sometimes though! Like modest vs. immodest things from popular clothing stores like Forever 21, American Eagle, Hollister, etc.