It’s a little startling and alarming how, today, being stylish has become synonymous to showing as much skin as you can. I personally think that looking sexy has very little to do with look fashionable and stylish. Being stylish is how you carry yourself, how you pick outfits that flatter your figure and how you stick to your own personal style that allows you to express yourself more with confidence. Here are some tips on how to look modest but stylish.
- TRY THE TRENDY TURTLENECK TOP – gone are the days when fashionistas all over the world used to think that the turtleneck top is outdated and tacky. Today, this well-loved wardrobe staple from the 80s and the 90s is a making a huge comeback and is making its way into every stylephile’s closet quickly. One of the things I love best about turtleneck tops is that they’re super chic even if they totally leave you covered up. This piece is proof that you don’t need to bare it all to be considered stylish.
- LOOK FOR PANTS THAT GIVE YOU THE PERFECT FIT – skinny jeans and leggings are very popular these days and while these are great for highlighting your legs’ natural silhouette, they can also go from tasteful to tacky really quickly. Perfect fitting pants will hug your curves and support your behind, giving them a bit of perking up. If your pants are fitted to the point where panty lines become visible then you know they’re not the pair for you.
- LAYER UP – layering is one of the oldest styling tricks in the book yet it still is one of the most effective and efficient ways to add more personality to your look. It’s also the key to surviving cold weather in style. If you have a really cute top but you think the neckline is a little too low for your liking, simply layer a cami underneath to solve your trouble.
- WHEN CHOOSING A DRESS… – for a modest but flattering girly ensembe, your safest bet is a knee-length A-line dress. Knee length dresses just look so much classier compared to their shorter / mini counterparts. It’s a foolproof length that won’t make you look short or frumpy. The A-line cut is also a universally flattering dress silhouette. Together these two make for a lovely modest but stylish look.
- TRY TO TAKE THE MINIMALIST’S ROUTE – minimalism is a nice way to go if you’re looking for ways to look modest and stylish. Avoiding adding too much to your outfit will help you achieve a classier and more sophisticated look. In general, just avoid anything too flashy, bold or racy and you’re good to go.