How to Dress Modestly (for Females)

Whether it's for religious or personal reasons, if you want to dress more modestly, here's the guide to how to cover up.


  1. Go through your closet. Don't throw out/donate clothes that seem immodest on their own. For example, a deep V-necked shirt can be layered with a cute tank top underneath, or a tank top can have a cardigan over it. If you can't change it up or layer it to make it modest then get rid of it. Donate it if you can. Dress%20Modestly%20(for%20Females)%20Step%201.jpg
  2. <b>Decide what your standards of modesty are. </b> Does modesty for you mean dressing in a way your relatives would approve of? Does it mean covering your shoulders and thighs? Does it mean avoiding clothes that cling to your skin? Is it covering your arms and legs? Figure out what makes you comfortable and feels right to you.Dress%20Modestly%20(for%20Females)%20Step%202.jpg
  3. Try your clothes on in front of a large mirror. See how your clothing fits you and what impression it conveys. Bend over, sit down, wave your arms around. Make sure your clothes don't shift around too much. Rule of thumb for some modesty, if you can lift your arms up and see skin get something else. If you sit down and your skirt rides up too much then it's probably not modest. Same with bending over.Dress%20Modestly%20(for%20Females)%20Step%203.jpg
  4. When you go shopping, keep your eyes out for modest clothing. If what's in is crop-tops and that's not modest for you, look in other places, such as second-hand clothing stores and online stores. Also recognize that it might take longer to find clothing, but it's certainly possible.Dress%20Modestly%20(for%20Females)%20Step%204.jpg
  5. Like to online shop? No problem, measure yourself and write down all measurements. Most stores online will list how long a dress, shorts, or top is, so you can know exactly how it will fit you without trying it on first!Dress%20Modestly%20(for%20Females)%20Step%205.jpg
  6. Buy lots of shawls and scarves. These can be worn over tops with low necklines and/or exposed shoulders, to keep you modest. They also add an extra layer in winter!Dress%20Modestly%20(for%20Females)%20Step%206.jpg
  7. Finished. Dress%20Modestly%20(for%20Females)%20Intro.jpg



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