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Modest Is Hottest! Shay Mitchell Stuns on the Red Carpet and We Give One Star a Makeover!

Ladies, I hope you’re enjoying these “Modest Is Hottest” posts. We pray they offer you fun ideas for modest style. As Christians, we should strive to be modest in our appearance, but that doesn’t mean we can’t look cute!

I understand some of you are concerned about using the word “hot,” assuming it means to be “sexy.” But let’s not forget that “hot” can mean many things. “Hot” often means “fresh” or “new.” It also can mean “popular,” “cool” and “trendy.” It does have negative meanings, such as “stolen” and, yes, “sexy.” But it also means “pretty” and “cute,” and these are the definitions we’re using when we say “modest is hottest.”

So let’s get on with this week’s selection!


Emmy Rossum

This sleek dress is very feminine, and although the design is simple, it’s enhanced by the stunning fabric.


Shay Mitchell

I love this adorable strapless dress! The color is absolutely stunning and the length is just perfect.


Julianne Hough

Sparkles are great, aren’t they? And this beautiful dress, with capped sleeves and a great length, is sprinkled with sparkles!


Emma Watson

Emma! You’re usually pretty modest in your style, but this dress, although unique in print, is just way too short, tight and revealing! Ladies, do you agree?


Do you think Emma Watson's dress needs an Inspired Makeover, or is it just right?

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  1. Project Inspired

    Posted by Emquinn on January 28, 2014 at 06:48

    I look up to Jennifer Lawrence, Emma Watson, and Penolope Cruz! But I was dissapointed at Emmas dress.

  2. Project Inspired

    Posted by bluelilygirl on August 9, 2013 at 19:30

    I love all three of these dresses, and would just like to say that I find them very sexy, in fact the only one I find unsexy is the fourth immodest dress. Sexy doesn’t have to be bad, nor does it mean revealing or sexual. In fact consistently on this site I have found the modest outfits sexier and upon asking a couple male friends and my brothers found they agreed, which is not to say that they viewed any of those women as sex objects or as stumbling blocks (all of them were Christians). This is the second time I have read on this sight that sexy is somehow negative and I find that to be unfortunate as sexy and modest are not mutually exclusive. Also if you assign a word like that a universally negative meaning what does that say about a wife looking sexy for her husband in the privacy of their home? this is obviously in no way sinful based on biblical teaching. you have a platform here, and I felt the need to say that you should be careful in how you assign words good and bad connotations, or assume a meaning that is not held by the people your dressing out of respect for (according to other posts). I really don’t mean to be negative I just strongly felt the need to address this.

  3. Project Inspired

    Posted by alaia on June 12, 2013 at 07:22

    Wow! Emmy Rossum’s dress is stunning!

  4. Project Inspired

    Posted by on May 5, 2013 at 12:32

    I like Julianne Hough the best!

  5. Entertaining angels

    Posted by Entertaining angels on April 6, 2013 at 23:05

    Emma dress is FUNKY. And I like funky clothes but that is too revealing.

  6. Project Inspired

    Posted by Bmackie on March 21, 2013 at 19:20

    Who else loves Pretty Little Liars?

  7. Shanell Elise is back

    Posted by Shanell Elise is back on March 17, 2013 at 10:26

    I like the first one.

  8. Splendisa

    Posted by Splendisa on March 16, 2013 at 14:31

    I love the first and third dresses! They remind me of the night sky with glittering stars! <3

  9. Love God

    Posted by Love God on March 7, 2013 at 18:10

    I Love Love Love the first three dresses!!! They are amazing!

  10. claremead1998

    Posted by claremead1998 on February 13, 2013 at 13:31

    That first dress doesn’t go with Emmy’s figure. The color is okay, But not a fan of the style.

  11. kenzielove

    Posted by kenzielove on February 9, 2013 at 14:49

    Emmy’s and Julianne’s are my favorites! They’re very similar, and so pretty!

  12. Project Inspired

    Posted by justcamping on February 4, 2013 at 18:54

    I loved all 3 of those! 😀

  13. Project Inspired

    Posted by ForHim15 on January 29, 2013 at 18:06

    It’s too bad about Emma’s dress, really. She’s been a celebrity I’ve looked up to for a while because of her modesty. 🙁

  14. Project Inspired

    Posted by JennaBel on January 26, 2013 at 15:11

    I LOVE Emmy Rosum’s dress!! But Emma’s could definitely use some work…the print is fun and it’s trendy, but it just needs to be longer and looser. That would honestly make it look much better!

  15. BLRock

    Posted by BLRock on January 26, 2013 at 13:52

    I am LOVING the first pic,the long navy is sooo elegant !!!!

  16. bethluvstheafters

    Posted by bethluvstheafters on January 25, 2013 at 22:58

    Hey, I just thought about it right now… On like the next Modest is Hottest you should feature Michelle Obama in one of her gowns she wore for the inauguration! I thought that they were all cute and quite modest too.

  17. Aria23146

    Posted by Aria23146 on January 24, 2013 at 16:28

    The first dress is gorgeous!

  18. sportslover

    Posted by sportslover on January 24, 2013 at 13:29

    Oh my word those first 3 were DARLING! I really love these ‘modest is hottest’ articles they are really inspiring and encouraging! I like to remember that not EVERYONE else dresses immodestly. Helps me not to feel so alone. 🙂

  19. KingsDaughter

    Posted by KingsDaughter on January 24, 2013 at 11:31

    I absolutely ADORE Julianne Hough’s dress! I’m just such a girly girl when it comes to sparkles!! The dress is tre manifique! 🙂

  20. jade12

    Posted by jade12 on January 24, 2013 at 07:45

    I totally love the first three dresses! My favorite has to be the 2nd one. I just love the color and the size is just right and so is the neckline. I’m so liking Emmy’s and Julianne’s dresses. They’re a very nice and deep color and they both have plenty of sparkles. And as for the last one, I’ve been told that if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say it at all so Emma please just cover up more!

  21. sophielove900

    Posted by sophielove900 on January 23, 2013 at 18:35

    i just love the first dress!! gorgeous!

  22. cheyartgirl16

    Posted by cheyartgirl16 on January 23, 2013 at 18:07

    I LOVE EMMY ROSSUM! Because of her role in Phantom of the Opera, ha ha. She is not the greatest role model, but her voice is beautiful. I was so excited to see her featured in this week’s article! Thank you!

  23. PureFashionLover

    Posted by PureFashionLover on January 23, 2013 at 15:46

    I want Julianne’s dress so badly!! I think Emma’s dress would look better if there weren’t so many cutouts on top and if the skirt was longer and looser. I wish more celebs would set better examples for teen girls by dressing modestly on a regular basis-it especially makes me sad when I see my favorites, like Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, and both Emma Watson and Emma Stone dress…not so appropriately.

  24. christiangirl22

    Posted by christiangirl22 on January 23, 2013 at 11:57

    Love the 3rd one!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  25. colormecrazy

    Posted by colormecrazy on January 23, 2013 at 10:24

    I really want the 2nd and 3rd dresses!! Emma’s is just WAY to tight and short!

  26. Paris

    Posted by Paris on January 22, 2013 at 19:56

    I do not like Emma’s dress,I do like everyone elses dress and all these women are beautiful! 😀 The sparkle dress is my favorite,and I’m certian Nicole loves it,too. 😉

  27. Project Inspired

    Posted by leahnybree on January 22, 2013 at 15:03

    I want that first one. It doesn’t show anything. It covers a lot but still yells out modest is truly hottest. I WANT IT KNOW!!

  28. IdaPahus

    Posted by IdaPahus on January 22, 2013 at 07:29

    I would be awesome if you on PI could find some dresses which look alike the dresses the featured celebrities is wearing!!

  29. Project Inspired

    Posted by ashleyangelica on January 22, 2013 at 06:09

    oh wow I love julianne houghs dress! I want it as my prom dress!!!! 😀

  30. IdaPahus

    Posted by IdaPahus on January 21, 2013 at 23:28

    I love the first three dresses!!! And the modest is hottest are my favorite article!!!

  31. AllisonGrace

    Posted by AllisonGrace on January 21, 2013 at 20:19

    I LOVE all four dresses. SO cute. Shay’s isn’t exactly my style but it suits her. If Emma’s wasn’t so short and revealing, I would love it, but it’s a little too much. I love the Modest is Hottest posts 🙂

  32. lotr1997

    Posted by lotr1997 on January 21, 2013 at 18:33

    Julianne and Emma’s dresses are AMAZING! So gorgeous! But I was so sad to see Emma on the makeover this week! I pray that she keeps dressing modestly and does not make this a regular occurence!

  33. Livelikeurdying

    Posted by Livelikeurdying on January 21, 2013 at 17:14

    Btw, ‘Modest is Hottest’ are my very favorite posts. 🙂

  34. vanilla

    Posted by vanilla on January 21, 2013 at 16:47

    Those 3 dresses are very modest and super cute. I think this has to be one of my favorite “Modest is Hottest” articles! Shay’s dress has to be one of the most modest strapless dresses I’ve seen yet – it has a high neckline and it goes to the knees. It’s adorable too!

  35. HurricaneMurphGirl

    Posted by HurricaneMurphGirl on January 21, 2013 at 16:30

    I really like the first dress! It’s very elegant, sleek, and stylish. Plus, I always loved wearing long dresses, although knee length ones usually look better on me because of my height.

  36. brennaeskyler2

    Posted by brennaeskyler2 on January 21, 2013 at 15:50

    All the dresses are soo adorable, but Emma’s!! I would wear all those except hers!!

  37. alwaysemilie

    Posted by alwaysemilie on January 21, 2013 at 15:30

    Oh, I see what you mean about the whole “hot” thing now. I guess most of us have gotten so accustomed to hearing “hot” meaning sexy, that we forget the other definitions. I feel kinda silly now. ^_^;
    Anyway, I like the looks of Julianne and Shay’s dresses. (:

  38. vickifay

    Posted by vickifay on January 21, 2013 at 15:27

    Ahh I love Emmy’s dress! It’s so pretty and sparkly 😀 Though I’m afraid Emma’s could use some work…WAY too short there, girl! And she’s one of my favorite celebs too *sigh*

  39. Rissaroo26

    Posted by Rissaroo26 on January 21, 2013 at 15:15

    I want the first one as my prom dress! It is GORGEOUS!!! and modest! 🙂

    • twardymak

      Posted by twardymak on January 21, 2013 at 18:54

      i know right!!! I couldn’t think of a prettier dress!!!!

      • Rissaroo26

        Posted by Rissaroo26 on January 24, 2013 at 18:15

        I am actually trying to find a look-alike for prom! I haven’t had any luck so far, but I love it too much to give up!