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MODESTY

very fashionable pretty woman in denim button dress with chic sunglasses and chic bandana over long hair
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Here’s my personal explanation of a question I keep getting-“why modest?” Sometimes I almost feel like people are offended by the word 😆 I thought long and hard about what to call our store (which I run with my husband) and felt that I wanted to include the term “modest,” as that is what the store is about. Having finally found modest clothes that actually fit my personality, I wanted to share them with others who might also be searching. This is a really fun passion for me and it’s the only reason I do it! There is no single definition of the term “modesty.” It can apply to behavior, attitude or dress. Commonly, it is thought of as the way ultra-religious women dress, covering certain areas of the body that are considered alluring. This is why many religious women cover their hair. Modest dress usually applies to clothing that covers large parts of the body. Often it means not wearing pants, but in some religions, showing skin is unacceptable, and pants are considered more modest than skirts. Modest necklines are usually less revealing as are skirt and sleeve lengths. Modesty can also be a way of behaving in a dignified fashion, perhaps not being as loud or not needing to be the center of attention. Modesty of this sort requires the self confidence to know that you don’t have to be heard to be seen! So modesty is a thing of the senses. Women can be beautiful even if their body is not completely revealed to everyone’s eyes.. Women can be powerful and heard even if they voice their opinions in a quiet way. We don’t have to be screaming to the world with our dress and our voices “look at me!” We might be noticed and respected more if we reveal less of ourselves. Modesty is super-becoming and useful the older we get. Who needs to worry about revealing all of the body parts that are not looking as great as they once did? Clothes can amazingly hide years of change. Have you ever noticed how beautiful an older woman can look in a pretty pink suit? What do you think?

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