My 5 Modest Fashion Favorites at this Year’s American Music Awards!

    This year’s American Music Awards didn’t offer much in the way of great and modest fashion. There were, however, five dresses that are worth mentioning!

    Taylor Swift wore her usual floor-length gold sequined gown, and although it’s not a unique ensemble for her, I think it looks great. The long, shimmery look fits the body in an elegant way without being too tight. I also like how she goes strapless without showing any cleavage. I was a little concerned with how high her slit went, but for the most part, I love this dress on her.

    I love sequins, so Katie Leclerc’s dress was a hit for me. The color might not suit her well since it seems to blend in with her skin, but I like the style and length, and thought that the fit was just right.

    Jenny McCarthy’s violet dress with a bubble skirt was fun, yet elegant. I wasn’t as enthusiastic about her shoes, though. I think they look too clunky matched with the delicate style of the dress.

    Jennifer Morrison wore a white flowing, angelic dress. I liked that it had some shape without being too tight, but I wish the neckline didn’t plunge so much. I also liked the modest opening at the leg. Her hair looked lovely, too.

    Sarah Hyland’s metallic dress was cute, although I think it needed a couple more inches added to its length. I liked the shape and fabric.

    Those were my five favorites, but before I end this post, I want to mention Selena Gomez‘s dress.

    This gown was the winner for the fashion gurus. Had it not been for three features, it would have been my favorite, too. What were the problems? The neckline was too deep, the back plunged way too far, and the slit was too high. The gown showed too much skin and left little to the imagination. Had these features been less revealing, I think that this dress would have been a hit.

    Take a look.

    Which dress do you like the best and why? And what do you think of Selena Gomez’s gown?

    [Images: Getty]

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    1. I really liked Taylor’s dress and Sarah’s dress. 🙂

      As for Selena, I agree with you. The back was WAY too low, the neckline went past the limit, and the slit was a little high… I’m glad she didn’t really “show” too much though. But the dress was really nice, despite those things.

    2. I really like Taylor’s gown, and Selena’s is TOTALLY cut to low in the back!!! Even a couple of straps across the back would’ve been better, and it wouldn’t have taken away from the rest of the dress. The slit could’ve been a little lower, but the neckline was a lot better than some of the stuff in Hollywood.

    3. At first when I saw Selena’s dress from the front I was not too excited by it, but it was somewhat acceptable. When I scrolled down further and saw the back, or lack thereof, I was appalled. I almost laughed because of how ridiculously immoddest it was!

        • It’s a very sexy dress that is obviously designed to reveal a lot of skin and her sensual body parts: back, thigh, chest. No-one wears a dress like this for themselves. They wear it for attention, shock value, and to appeal to the opposite sex.

    4. I liked Taylor Swift’s dress the best because it looked very elegant and it fitted her so perfectly.
      However,I think that if Selena’s dress was fixed so that it wouldn’t show off too much skin I would have loved it!! I especially love the color of her dress and she ruined it by cutting off the precious fabric (a lot of it I have to say…).

    5. I don’t really know who Jenny McCarthy is, but I love the dress!!!(and her hair)!!!!! And Taylor Swift’s dress is so elegantly beautiful!!! Honestly, Jenny McCarthy’s dress is more MY style, but I absolutely LOVE Taylor Swift, and her dress just so suits her!!!! But both dresses are just gorgeous! And as for Selena Gomez’s dress, wow.…!!! I was only slightly shocked, because I know how Hollywood is…it’s like, you have to dress half naked or don’t be accepted…I don’t understand it. I mean, look at the five dresses here, they’re all very pretty and attractive…so I don’t understand why stars pick the ones that show the most skin. But anyways, Selena definitely could have worn a better dress…the back was just WAY too low.…and the neckline wasn’t as bad as some, but it’s still horible…and if you’re gonna have a split that high, why not just wear a pair of short shorts, at least they’d cover more………

    6. In our current system, the concept of modest dress has ceased almost ceased to exist! It’s very difficult to find photos of celebs who aren’t half naked. I consider low backs and well-above-the-knee hems immodest, but you did find a few of the less offensive images floating around. What’s tragic is that the younger the celeb, the more whorish her outfit. They take no cues whatsoever from the older and more successful women around them. All we can do is teach our own girls what’s right and pray they won’t give in to what they see around them. It’s a challenge, but the young women in my congregation dress beautifully without ever exposing much skin.

    7. I actually don’t like Selena Gomez’s dress. When I saw the back of it… I liked the way it trailed, but it look unattractive without any back. The dip was too low, not only was in inmodest, it looked cheep. The rip wasn’t too bad, but It doesn’t really fit the dress. To me what the dress says about her is, I’m cheep, look at me, I am willing to give all of my secrets away, you don’t even have to try to earn my respect.
      To me the dress looked sleek, but loose, which I don’t think is a good fit.

      My fave was Talor Swift. I love strapless dresses, but sadly many of them are too unmodest, and wiggle down. I don’t wear them at all though, because my dad thinks they are unmodest,and if he has those “things” going though his mind, I don’t want to know what would go though other men’s minds!

    8. I like Taylor Swift’s and Sarah Hyland’s dresses the best I think they were both cute and perfectly acceptable- I would totally wear either. As for Selena’s, the two things I hate most are the plunge in the front and the fabric. I think it could’ve been worse though… I could’ve been Jennifer Lopez’s dress

    9. I love Taylor’s dress (as I usually do; she has a pretty sense of style that’s conservative). I think Selena’s was a bit revealing. Think about it: Selena’s younger than Taylor, but she’s the one wearing a more revealing dress.

    10. i really really loved taylor’s dress and Jennifer Morrison’s dress! Selena’s dress Oh MY GOSH!!!!!!!!!! i thought she was
      a good star but noo the back was shocking the slit was way to high, the neckline was SO low!!!!!!!!

    11. i honestly love selenas dress and i love the back of the dress i would wear something like that……………………………………………………………………………………………………………… on my wedding night in my hotel room with my hubby not in public its super low i love the from jus the back is to revealing!

    12. Selena makes me so sad. She is gorgeous and she has a great voice but she uses her beauty and voice in such sad ways. I would listen to her and Demi Lovato except they have totally lost their Disney Channel innocence.

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