How to Dress Modestly (for Teenage Girls)
So you want to look tasteful without displaying certain parts of your body? You also want to look conservative, but not like a nun. This tutorial will show you how to achieve a fashionable but modest look.
Wear camisoles under transparent or low necked shirts. This will keep your bra from showing and will allow you to wear trendy clothes without revealing too much.
Know when shorts/skirts are too high. If you can't bend over at the hips without showing your underwear (check in your door mirror), it's too revealing.
Watch the waistline on your jeans. It's not modest if you reach up to grab something at the grocery store and your jeans are so low-rise that we can see your lacy panties!
On the same note, make sure your shirts aren't too short. Sometimes it's easy not to notice this when you've grown in height; if you can reach all the way up without the shirt hem peeking up to show your midriff, you're golden.
Don't wear things that are too tight. This includes spandex, and other stretchy materials. If you wear leggings make sure your underwear lines don't show and wear a longer shirt, tunic or dress on top. Remember to buy clothes that fit comfortably and don't purchase clothes that are too small.
Wear things that have a fitted or tailored look. Your clothes should be about the same shape as you are, while not being clingy. This also makes you look older in a professional, college-age sort of way.
Try some makeup. There's no harm in trying it. It can hide flaws and just make you look polished. If you do try makeup, keep it simple at first. Some mascara,light eye-shadow blush and some gloss or Chapstick.
Just remember you are beautiful no matter how modest you are!
- Don't show cleavage.
- Don't wear shorts that are too short.
- Don't wear white or light colored shirts without a camisole underneath because they are often see-through.
- Remember, if you are wearing skirts or dresses, consider wearing a pair of short shorts underneath and don't bend over or spread your legs in a way in which others will be able to see underneath. You could wear leggings also.
- Don't look down on others if they decide not to dress as modestly as you. This does not make them any less worthy of respect.