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Are you wanting to return to modesty, yet still dress trendy? Share your fashion secrets - pictures and ideas for outfits - so we can help each other see that it is possible to be modern yet modest!

The Challenge...

We are challenging you to search through your closet and find your favorite outfit that follows our modesty tips, and is cool, trendy and fun! Then, have someone take your picture and send it in to us. Describe your outfit and what makes it a good choice for us girls who are trying to find our true beauty.

If you haven't already, you may also want to check out Shelley's story as it relates to clothing choices.

There Are No Set “Modesty Rules”

What?!? Did you read that right? Yes! We want to make sure you understand we're not trying to shove “101 modesty rules” down your throat. We realize that every girl’s body is different and may look differently in the same clothes. So, what applies to us, may not apply to you. Plus, modesty comes from the heart, so this is something between you and God.

A Few of My Modesty Tips...

These are only tips and not rules. But, they can get you started in the right direction. So, let’s do a quick modesty check from head to toe using a few of my modesty tips.

1. Is the neckline of my shirt too low? 

*Note* Put your hand flat against your chest under your neck. If you have cleavage between your hand and the top of your shirt, it's probably too low.  

  • Solution: Wear a tank top underneath your shirt.

2. When I lean over does my shirt gap?

  • Solution: Use double sided tape to hold your neckline in place or wear a tank top underneath your shirt.

3. Are my bra straps showing?

  • Solution: Pin your straps in place or layer a shirt over top.

4. Is my shirt too tight?

  • Solution: Layer another shirt or jacket over top, sometimes I buy a bigger size than normal.

5. Does my belly show when I lift my hands overhead?

  • Solution: Wear a tank top underneath your shirt

6. Can you see my underwear when I lean over?

  • Solution: Wear a tank top underneath your shirt tucked in

7. Are my pants or skirts too tight? Does my panty line show through?

  • Solution: Wear a longer shirt untucked that covers your hips or wear looser pants and skirts.

8. Is my skirt or shorts too short?

*Note* sit down and look in front of a mirror to check.

  • Solution: Wear board shorts, Capri’s, or long skirts. You can also layer by adding a pair of leggings underneath.

9. Is my shirt too loose?

This my sound silly, but if your shirt is too loose, it can show more than you mean to when you lean forward. 

  • Solution: Wear a tank top underneath.

Those are just a few ideas that we have found to work for us, you may have your own creative ways of coming up with modest, yet trendy outfits. We'd love for you to share them with us below!

About the Authors

Shelley Hitz and Heather Hart have been working together for close to a decade. This ministry stems from their combined efforts to help today's teen girls find their true beauty in Christ.

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Where to Shop for Modest Clothes Online

Charming Charlie (This is Heather's favorite store! They have super cute modest clothes. A few have low necklines, but they have the perfect tank tops to wear underneath.)

Sweet Salt Clothing (this is some of the most affordable modest clothing we've found)


Sierra Brooke

DM Fashion

Cleavage coverups


Draper's & Damon's

Other Articles!

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Teen Fashion -
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Embracing Modesty Throughout
the Hot Summer Months

Modesty Blogs

Hello Modesty

What I Wear, What I do
and What I did

Freshly Modest

Mostly Hot

Downtown Demure

Watch this Video for 5 Wardrobe Hacks for Dressing Modestly

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I can't wait to see your outfits and get new ideas for when I go shopping!

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See Other's Fashion Secrets...

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My Tips. 
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High Neckline Camisoles 
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Modest Clothing Accessories at Kosher Casual 
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leggings and boots idea 
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There is no such thing as "no place" for modest girl in fashion 
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Cute fashion trend that is also modest! 
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Tips to Dressing Modesty 
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Indian dress 
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Ideas for Modest Dresses 
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Cute Tunics Cute Jeans! 
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Buy Modest Online Store 
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One Guy's Perspective on Modesty 
Here are a couple videos I thought might be helpful for us girls to watch to get a guy's perspective on modesty. Check them out... …

Fun Modest Skirt 
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Layering is the Key to Dressing Modestly 
If you want to dress modestly these days, layering is the name of the game. Many times, shirts will be short and expose your belly when you lift your …

More Long Modest Sweaters (One Solution for Tight Pants) 
Believe it or not....I found all these sweaters at our local thrift shop! So, if your budget is tight, don't think it's impossible to begin to dress modestly. …

One Solution for Tight Pants? Long Sweaters! 
This year I've noticed long sweaters are in style. I'm glad because now it's a lot easier to find sweaters that are long enough to cover the back of my …

A Long Black Modest Shirt (One Solution for Tight Pants ) 
I love this shirt I found at Kohl's. I think it's actually supposed to be a dress, but looks really cute over jeans! I got a slightly bigger size so …

Funky Frum Skirts 
Check out Funky Frum's site for some fun, trendy skirts that are also modest! It may give you some ideas before you go thrift store shopping! Sometimes …

Vintage Hem 
Have a skirt that you love, but it's shorter than you'd like? Check out for some ideas! They make slips that are supposed to stick out …

Modest alternatives to shorts 
It seems that the only shorts I've been able to find in years past were far too short, and exposed too much leg for my liking. However, I was extremely …

Hoodies are a great choice for when it's cold outside. They are very comfortable, and you can find ones with great Christian designs on them too! Just …

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Double sided fabric tape 
I use double sided fabric tape like the one you see at the link below for many things. Double Sided Tape It's inexpensive and I bought mine in …

Alternative for tight trousers 
I used to wear tight trousers. But then I realized that my hip and my backside are very personal and I don't want everyone to look at this area of my body. …

The Secret Weapon of Fashion! 
What is this secret weapon? You might be surprised! The secret weapon is a simple tank t-shirt! How can this be used as your secret weapon to transform …

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