By Anastasia Burton
Showing as much skin as possible has become a trend which pushes “modest fashion” out the window, going so far as to call it a way of restricting feminine sexuality. However, showing off your curves and highlighting your assets can be done in a more modest fashion. Many believe that the only way to show off one’s best aspects is by wearing clothing that shows off as much of that asset as possible, which can end up looking more vulgar than enticing.
Skin–bearing clothing also has many flaws, such as giving you very little protection from the cold! Modest fashion by no means indicates that you must wear disfiguring clothes in order to “save the goods for later”. You can still be sexy and do it with taste.
Figure–hugging clothes cannot be worn in pairs, and what I mean by that is: if you wear a tight skirt and a tight top, it might look tacky and senseless. You don’t have to sacrifice comfort for sexuality! Why not wear a figure-hugging skirt and a looser top? You can fit some of the top into your skirt, creating a contrast which will look very trendy but also very attractive.
In terms of wearing a bralette or a body suit as outer wear, it by no means looks attractive on its own. The fabric of most bodysuits and bralettes isn’t reliable and can cause wardrobe malfunctions, as well as giving no protection from the cold! A better way of being sexy, but also looking modest about it, would include adding a mesh top onto the mix. The mesh top serves as a barrier between the lingerie bodysuit, making it look fashionable rather than distasteful. There is a lot of pressure on women to dress in a way that would make them stand out, however, showing more skin hasn’t made anyone stick out since Miley Cyrus released wrecking ball. So, why not surprise people by combining sexy and collected?
With celebrities and fashion retailers like ASOS trying to bring back the modest fashion trend, it’s become easier for women to dress modestly and not be judged for it. Be sexy, be different, be in some ways modest, but do so in style. Play around with different designs and different ways of complimenting your body type and your assets while also respecting your own morals and even religious views!