When you find a skirt or dress that is just a few inches too short, one way to fix this is by add a "peekaboo" slip or skirt. You can find these online or even make them yourself by adding some lace or fabric to the bottom of your slip. These come in many different forms and can have just a little tulle or lace on the bottom. In this picture it is actually another skirt being worn underneath. Another way to length a dress or skirt is by adding leggings. These also come in many different styles from calf length to ankle length. Some have a touch of lace on the bottom, solid colors and cute patterns and fabrics.
When you are wearing a shirt that doesn't offer sleeves or enough sleeve it is really easy to put on an interesting sweater, jacket or balero. These are also known as a "finishing piece" and really helps you look put together. In one of the pictures below the jeans jacket is actually a bit small and so is worn open. This was a great way to make too normally unwearable items (sleeveless shirt/too small jacket) a cute and modest outfit.
When your shirts are a little too low or even plunging you can add an undershirt to the mix. You pick a camisole that is high enough for your preferences and slip it right under your shirt. You can use a simple undershirt or you can also use a shirt piece that clips onto your bra. Maybe you are a bit bustier and have a hard time finding shirts that fit you well. If you are buying shirts large enough to fit your bust line but they are too large for the rest of you, a great way to fix that is by adding a belt. In the picture below we are using both a belt to make this cute maternity shirt fit and also a shirt pieace to fix the low v neck.
Lastly, something I see often is shirts that are too short. Sometimes the cutest shirts are modest in every way except that they just don't fully cover your midrift. A great way to fix that is by adding a layer undereath that does cover it. I do this with my jeans and with my skirts to make sure when I reach up or bend that I don't end up exposing myself. I think it not only covers me but also adds a little interest to my outfit.
Modesty comes in many forms and women come in many shapes. I hope that with these tips you can have more fun and freedom in your wardrobe!
What do you do to make clothing more modest?
Written By Happily Domestic Contributor: Brittney Thompson