Tuesday, January 3, 2012

A Little Black Dress

    Sky Lot Bandage Mini Dress in Black
Photo from ShopStyle.com

There are really only two things to remember when you're trying to dress modestly: fit and coverage.
1 Make sure that your clothing fits you correctly. Here are a few things to think about:

  • A bad gap. When purchasing button-down shirts, make sure that they're the right size. The buttons should lie flat down the middle. Thus you avoid unintentionally flashing people, and you won't have to worry about having chilly gusts of wind blow across your chest.
  • Lamaze for beginners? When zipping up a pair of pants requires special breathing exercises, it's a sign that the pants are too tight. Usually one size bigger will be a good fit (not to mention the fact that you'll actually be able to walk). 
  •  The wrinkle rule. When shopping for shirts, make sure that they don't pull, crease, or wrinkle across the chest. You'll avoid drawing extra attention to that area.
 2 Make sure that your clothing covers you well. Here are few guidelines that may help:
  •  I see London. If a skirt or a pair of shorts is so short that it gives others a glimpse of your  underwear, it's a good idea to buy something a bit longer. ( I like my underwear, but that doesn't mean everyone else should see it.)
  • I see France. If bending over gives people a full (or partial) view of a bra or worse, this is definitely a neckline to worry about. You could avoid bending over, but you'll be a lot comfortable if you just leave this one on its hanger.
  • I'm coming out! You're belly button may be absolutely adorable, but that doesn't mean that it's the best accessory to every outfit in your wardrobe. Showing off too much of your abdomen often allows people to see other things that are much better off covered up.
Velthouse, Lisa. “In My Closet.”Saving My First Kiss: Why I’m Keeping Confetti In My Closet. Ventura, CA: Regal Books, 2003. 111-112. Print.