I was recently asked to write a guest post for the Modest Fashion Network, a site which promotes dressing, you’ve guessed it, modestly! Modest doesn’t have to mean boring, and this post detailed how I dress appropriately for my shape and size, without looking dull…
I’ve always had a more curvaceous figure, to put it politely; generally busty, and with plenty of “booty”. As I’ve aged, I’ve learnt to dress for my body type quite well. It can be difficult to remain classy and modest, yet extremely stylish, sometimes. When you have a large chest, the best intentions in the world don’t always keep your look modest. Sometimes, without even meaning to, your outfit can go from looking elegant to looking a bit too much “street”.
Looking fresh and modern is something that I care about. The wrong top, say a smock, can drown you or make you look frumpy when you have larger breasts. Certain trousers draw attention to my lower half, which is not what I want, and some styles (cuffed joggers, harem pants) make me look larger than I am. It’s all about experimenting with styles to find the perfect fit for you. You have to sometimes take a few risks too…
MY HOTLIST FOR RISK
These trends, contrary to what the media shows us, can be rocked with sophistication and modesty whilst still looking on trend every time!
- Pencil skirts: these cling to curves. In some cases, this can be good, but for me (approaching 30 and having had a baby) it is a nightmare. I love the look, but recognise the need to tread carefully. Too tight and you’re losing the sophistication that the garment intends. I paired my comic strip tube with an oversized slogan tee for a more unassuming take on the look. I bought one size larger than I need, to give myself (and my backside) more space.
- Cropped tops: I believe that when worn right, these can look amazing. Too many women are using this trend to show all. Yes, you’ve got good abs, we get it. Do we need to see the washboard quite so much? No thank you! I like the look of a cropped top that doesn’t show much skin.
- Jumpsuits: Quite often jumpsuits can either be too skimpy or look like pyjamas, and not in a cool way! I’ve found that wide legged jumpsuits, paired with a denim shirt or jacket, can make a really eclectic and versatile look that will turn heads for the style, and nothing else! My favourite for summer has been a strapless, loose fitting jumpsuit with culottes bottoms. It’s so comfortable and flattering that I wear it all of the time. A perfect example of how to wear an all in one whilst keeping the decorum.
Regardless of your shape and size, I think that there are always ways of keeping up with the latest fashions without compromising your own ideals, morals and beliefs. It’s all about keeping the refinement and adding it to the trends.