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We styled the iconic sweater dress 5 ways so you don't have to. To get the most out of one dress, you need to rely on accessories and layering to shake up the look. Sweater dresses are no exception to this, but they can be a little trickier because of the material. You're not throwing much on over your sweater dress, which is why we're here to lend a hand.
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There are only so many ways one can wear black tights, and as cold weather only gets colder we're constantly in search of ways to keep our legs warm and trendy. As we head into winter, keep these layering tricks in mind when it comes to keeping your bottom half toasty.
What was once our go to layering trick is now a basic staple in your fall/winter wardrobes. Statement turtlenecks are giving the paired down essentials a run for their money this season, and we are quite happy about it. Wear these statement pieces on their own or layered under other garments for extra warmth and coverage. These are the ones we're loving right now:
There's nothing like a good fall jacket. Here's our roundup of the ones that are trending:
January blues are hitting hard; temperatures keep dropping, our vacation glow is fading and our closet is boring. A little closet refresh is just what the doctor ordered.
We broke down this winter essentials roundup by four main categories because let’s be honest: these are the only four categories that matter when it’s freezing cold outside. Coats, winter accessories (hats and scarves), boots and cozy knitwear are all you need to survive cold temps and when you dress modestly, leaning on the cozy knitwear is essential to staying warm. Neutrals are just as big as bold colors this season, and both are equally as timeless. Bold and bright colors may be on-trend this year, but we are personally of the belief that people could benefit from a mood-lifting bright wardrobe year after year. No matter the color, these essential pieces will have fresh new spot in your wardrobe this year and will be cherished staples for every winter to come.
We all need some cozy knitwear to keep warm this winter. We’re loving the neutrals just as much as we’re loving the bold color trend taking the streets by storm. Opt for either color-way to stay chic and cozy this winter.
The easiest way to refresh your winter wardrobe? Hats and scarves. Opt for bright and bold alternatives this winter to add a pop of fun to your life.
The worst part about cold temperatures is the necessity of coats: you spend time putting together a cute outfit just to cover it up all day in your big, bulky winter coat. But alas, find some solace in this statement coats. Why spend all winter in a coat you don’t love if you don’t have to?
There is no such thing as owning too many boots. After all, you live in boots all winter long — you might as well have a pair (or 6) that you truly love! We rounded up the best of the best boots right now.
Mastering modest date night outfits can be tricky, which is why we asked our CEO for her top five go-to date night looks. The key with date night is finding a balance; that balance will look different for everyone based on your personality, style and modest standards, but for us we like to find balance between sophisticated and feminine pieces. We like to add leather and silk pieces to give off a more nighttime aesthetic.
The best part about these pieces is that you can wear them all separately during the day or for any occasion you see fit; this is just how we style them together to create that date night vibe for all of our modest ladies out there.
Smart and sophisticated yet sexy and feminine, this look achieves the most with a sharp blazer and heels paired with a shimmery shirt dress and bold bag.
Slip skirts and sweaters are a very comfortable and easy go-to; elevate your usual date night outfit with a fresh pair of Western-inspired boots and staple gold accessories
The loafers and the leather dress with puff sleeves paired with the heart tights and pearl headband balances edge with romance so harmoniously that it’s hard not to opt for this look every date night.
If you have dressier occasion lined up, opt for a dress and heels. The simplicity of the one-piece ensembles creates space for elegance with the added sparkly earrings and black open-toe heels. P.S. You could just as easily dress this dress down with boots and a chunky white sweater for a more relaxed daytime look.
We are giving total Emily In Paris vibes here with the leather leggings and heels paired back with an oversized white button down and harness belt. Bonus points if you drape the sweater over your shoulders, don a beret and bring a baguette.
Summer can really push us to our limits. While it seems like the easiest and natural thing in the world to wear shorts and a crop top and keep cool, it may not be your most authentic self.
The moment when you find a skirt you love and right before you go to buy it your remember the uncomfortable truth, "I have 0 tops for this!!!". Well #wegotyoucovered. If dresses ain't your thing we're bringing you the most necessary tops that will ever grace your closet and you can thank us later 😚
AKA a second skin; at the perfect length to accentuate your waist, the perfect fit for an easy tuck-in, and the perfect sleeve length to save you the hassle of layering
We love shackets because they keep you warm and are an outfit in of itself. Who doesn't love a good 2 for 1 deal?
Crisp, clean and polished: white jackets are perfect year round
With neutral trending this fall, we can't help but swoon over some of these beige jackets
Perfect for day to night looks, moto jackets are our go-to for chiller weather
The ideal November jacket: puffers are great once it starts getting in to the lows 50s and 40s
Preppy and cute, we love houndstooth when getting dressed up or when we just feel like having a girlier kind of day
Whether it's a fancy neckline or a puff sleeve, take your white T to the next level
Tuck, half tuck, leave the bottom unbuttoned and tie a bow, wear it open over something sleeveless... the possibilities are absolutely endless!
Wear them loose over a slip skirt for a chill #idonttrybutstilllookcool kind of fit. Or tie a knot in the front or tucked in the back to achieve optimal flattering.
You'll need at least one of these for summer- they tie back perfectly to every printed skirt!
Tie these over every sleeveless dress you thought you couldn't wear!
These tops do the work for you- pair back to a basic solid skirt and heels and minimal accessories and get ready to field compliments,
As summer fades and fall and winter loom, I find myself taking an inventory of my closet to see what I need for the season ahead. In doing so, I realized that the majority of my everyday staples are actually year round staples. The beauty of each of these pieces is that they're classic and versatile: you can dress each piece up or down, transition them from day to night and change their entire look by just pairing them with a different skirt or accessory. They're quite literally timeless and pieces every one should have in their closet: they'll last you a lifetime.
We know how hard it is to shop from your favorite retailers and come up empty-handed. Or when you place the perfect order to add to your modest collection and when the package finally comes the dress is backless, the side has cutouts or the skirt is too mini. When it comes to ASOS though, #WeGotYouCovered. We're bringing you ASOS finds for under $100 to fit anyone's budget and their modest mindset
Summer is coming to a close and that might mean the end of summer Fridays, beach weekends, and all the other adventures under the sun. But if you're planning a last hurrah to send off Summer 2021 we have a couple of ways you could do so fabulously while still dressing modestly.
I throw this one over all of my sleeveless dresses! Also a great pair back to a high-waisted skirt
This number is an easy throw on that looks chic with just about any pair of shoes and some jewelry to spice it up. Keep in mind I'm v tall so this dress silhouette might not work for everyone!
A neutral skirt to pair back to a white blouse or a graphic T. What more can a girl ask for?? Plus it's super lightweight #linen
Every summer wardrobe needs a statement piece. This flirty, fun skirt can be paired back to a Tee this summer and a sweater and boots in the fall!
I usually layer my shirt dress over jeans but it's wayyy to hot out here so I like this high low option for more coverage. Rock it with heels and a belt to dinner or with sandals to the beach
Rachelli is a mom, a Physician assistant, and a fashion blogging queen. Among her many claims to fame, managing to look good and stay on a budget is at the top. #Goals for all of us. She prides herself on dressing according to her mood; one day edgy, one day girly and feminine (super eclectic) Her advice? Start with one piece you really like and have an idea of the look you're going for.
Pretty in Pink- Liza's spring wardrobe is heading in a light/neutral color palette direction. Of course, we can't forget an epic statement belt and bold earrings to greet spring in style.
Platform sandals, oversized button downs and graphic tees are on deck for spring: the 90s are making a full comeback tour in Danielle's closet and we're here for it.
Epic prints, bucket hats and fun accessories has Neriah's name written allll over it. If you don't get a bucket hat, is it even spring?
Silk, puff sleeves and fun bold colors with a touch of classic neutrals: because spring means fun and it wouldn't be fun without some color experimentation.
Girly meets grunge - Rocky's closet wouldn't be complete without an epic pair of sneakers, jean jacket and a graphic tee. Add a touch of floral to spring for good measure.
As you know, I'm totally a sneaker chick, but in the summer I opt for edgy slides to achieve the same chill girl vibe without overheating
The checkerboard print was all the rage in 2021, but we have news for you: it’s still going strong. Perhaps it’s the timelessness of checkered prints or the versatility you can achieve with them — or maybe it’s that you can’t help but look like a walking swoon-worthy Pinterest board when you don some checks. Whatever the case may be, we couldn’t help but round up our favorite checker print must-haves right now.
From checkered claw clips to checkered midi dresses, one thing is for sure: there is no shortage of options. Whether you’re looking to introduce some subtle, reusable statement accessories into your wardrobe or are in the hunt for printed modest dresses — non-floral modest dresses that is — then we have just the selection for you. It can be challenging to find fun and different modest clothing options, but our advice would be to have fun, take risks, layer different pieces together and experiment with some non-floral prints like checkers.
Unlike some more wild trends, the checkered print will stand the test of time so it’s a worthwhile investment if we do say so ourselves.
Modest wedding guest dresses are notoriously annoying and time consuming to shop for; the solid modest finds are usually extremely expensive and the affordable modest wedding guest dresses typically need slits sewn and lining added. To make matters more complicated, COVID delayed so many weddings that wedding season is now officially year round, so it may feel like you’re constantly shopping for a formal modest dress.
Whether you have an upcoming wedding or engagement party or some other formal festivity, we rounded up the best winter modest dressy dress finds fit for any nuptial or engagement.
BONUS: we made sure to include a wide price range so if you’re looking for a more affordable piece we’ve got you covered with some great & Other Stories finds and if splurging is in the cards for you then there’s a gorgeous Vampire’s Wife dress calling your name.
Hello little Miss Romantic! Florals, lace, ruffles and darling little gems are on deck this week because February means one thing and one thing only: love is in the air. Treat yourself to a little piece that says I love me this season.
Whether or not you have a special someone, we get dressed for one person in life and that one person is you. Fall in love with yourself and your closet by treating yourself to a dress or accessory that sparks that joy and excitement when you put it on. The bonus here is that any of these pieces would work smashingly for a date night or romantic evening out with the girls.
We’re loving the square neckline and puff sleeves on this little Sachin + Babi number and dare we say a splurge is in the cards for the swoon-worthy scrumptious and timeless Amina Muaddi heels? Ok, a splurge may not be in the cards if we’re being honest which is why we have a less pricey equal favorite with the Ettika crystal & pearl hoop earrings.
Whatever price point you’re working with this romantic season, there’s a little treat waiting for you in our feel the love roundup below — because us modest ladies deserve some love.
2021 was all about the craftcore jewelry aesthetic with DIY-type beaded pieces evoking childhood nostalgia, so it’s only natural to level up this year with craftcore’s big sister — pearlcore. No longer for your Grandma, pearl accessories are making their way into everyone’s life one way or another. From nail art and hats to necklaces and earrings, there’s a pearl vibe for every type of personality and aesthetic.
What we love the most about this pearl accessory trend is that while it’s gaining popularity right now, it’s actually very timeless. Sure, you’ll see a lot of pearls this year but whatever you buy you’ll be able to wear for years to come. Pearl accessories have been around since 5th century BC when the first pearl fragment was found in the sarcophagus of a Persian princess. Throughout history, pearls gained favor with royalty due to their elegance and prolonged formation period (it takes pearls anywhere between six months to five years to grow).
All of this is to say that pearls have been around for a long time and are most certainly not going anywhere — they’re kind of like modesty in a sense; not a new concept — been around before, lost popularity, needs some rebranding until it’s hot and trendy but ultimately it will forever be timeless.
Add some light and love to your life this winter with shoes, hats and jewelry infused with sparkle. Romance is in the air and the timing is much needed after the longest January of our lives; February is full of hope with the prospect of spring looming in March, so get ready and get excited by bringing light to your ‘fit with these diamond infused finds.
From timeless black dresses like the H&M chiffon maxi dress to statement floral midis like the ethereal ELLIATT Astrid dress, shop our most loved modest dresses before they’re gone.
Aaah, yes, with winter in full swing you might be finding yourself in a bit of an outfit rut. You’re wearing the same four sweater dresses on repeat and there are only so many ways you can cover your legs to stay warm. You have winter accessories, but you’re already sick of them.
Investing in new clothes seems futile when you leave home so rarely. Plus spring is pretty much around the corner, right?? Right. Well, if you’re looking for a wardrobe and outfit upgrade without breaking the bank, then we have just the solution for you. Pair any of these statement accessories with clothes you already own, and BOOM you have yourself an elevated, chic new look. Take these multicolored Elizabeth Cole Starla Earring’s for instance; the rainbow gemstones and long drop lends them perfect for both day and night wear. Dress a white tee and slip skirt up with these earrings or give your black modest wedding guest dress a pop of color.
And as much as we’re loving jewelry as a way to take any basic modest outfit up a notch, we’re equally swooning over statement belts and statements bags as a quick upgrade to your modest wardrobe. We personally have our eyes set on the 8 Other Reasons Blaze Belt; can you just close your eyes and meditate on the 20 different ways you can elevate any modest outfit with this belt?
New year, new fashion trends. While it’s always fun dressing on-trend, it isn’t always practical or sustainable to invest in a whole wardrobe comprised of them. Timeless staples are a much worthier investment, but occassionally incorporating some on-trend modest finds is way to stay current and have some fun. While 2022 is full of cool new trends to try, our favorite, and the most timeless of them all, is the bold color revolution.
Move over neutrals, 2022 is here and she’s demanding bold electric hues. If you haven’t seen electric colors taking over your feed yet, just wait. This year is all about doning mood boosting outfits, because, like, haven’t we been through enough? It’s time to have fun and inspire fun in your outfit for Pete’s sake!! Whether you’re feeling fuschia, canary yellow or cobalt blue, there’s most defintley a color to match your mood.
Modest ladies might be wondering: “Is wearing a bright, electric showstopping color modest?” And our answer to that would be resoundingly, yes. Wearing bright colors doesn’t make you immodest. What you wear has everything to do with intention: if you are choosing to wear bold hues for your enjoyment without the intention of attracting attention then that is modesty. Modesty becomes immodest when you’re seeking attention through what you wear.
Anyway, we digress. Long story short? Bright and bold hues will not make you immodest; throw on a purple modest dress and remember — the best accessory is a smile.
One of the worst feelings in the world is when you find the cutest, coolest almost modest dress but the sleeves and/or neckline aren’t modest enough for your standards. Alterations aren’t always an option, so what do you do? Chances are, if you love the midi or maxi dress enough, you’ll find a way to make it work vis-à-vis another layer aka a shell.
Shells are a modest fashion term that don’t necessarily have the best rep. Often in the form of black or white, shells are tops that are worn under your clothes to cover spots on your body that the top layer may have missed. Let’s say you have a beautiful maxi dress that you’re planning on wearing to your best friend's wedding, but the sleeves hit right above your elbow. What do you do? Sure, you could grab a white, black, neutral or similar-colored top to layer underneath, but typically when you layer a solid-colored top under any old midi or maxi dress, the flow is broken up. To achieve a more cohesive look without ruining that awesome modest dress you found, we recommend leveling your shells up and ditching the name entirely.
Goodbye shells, hello layering tops. The beauty in layering tops is that you can wear them on their own with skirts (because they are cool on their own) or you can use them as that extra bit of fabric coverage when you have a midi or maxi dress that needs some help. Prints, mesh and bold colors are all great alternatives to your basic neutrals.
So, low and behold, we rounded up the coolest, layer friendly finds so you can wear that awesome dress and still feel cool with the extra layer underneath.
For all of our snow bunnies and slope riders out there, we have just the assortment for you. Hit the sunny mountains with a cool pair of shades and then bundle up for a little après ski rocking a cozy yet chic knitted sweater and soft cashmere scarf. Of course, we can't sleep on the mountain chic evening-wear which is why we're going all in on Mango's oversized faux-fur coat; for a more expansive coat selection make sure to check out our latest winter coat edit.
As cute as snow can be, we're huge sun, warm weather and beach gals at heart which is why we're replenishing our supply of colorful easy modest throw on dresses and fun, vibrant accessories. The biggest modest challenge when it comes to warm weather getaways is what to do when you're poolside or beachside; luckily, we found the perfect solutions for the modest beachwear category via oversized linen button downs and maxi sarongs.
Who says you need to leave your home to go on vacation?! Sometimes all you need is a little vacation for the mind; bundle up in cute cozy sets at home, light your favorite candle and put on your favorite Netflix show because baby it's cold outside and 'tis the season for self-care YOU.
Chunky Curb Chain Necklace - $3
Button Down Tee- $24
BOUQUET SCARF - $12.99
Ribbed Racerback Midi Dress - $83
Flats - $24.99
There's still time for beach days and backyard bonfires. But after August comes September and the leaves will have no choice but to fall. You can save yourself the stress of finding pieces to build your modest fall fashion wardrobe with these sale items for the Nordstrom Anniversary sale. They'll be full price by the time you need them so the time to buy is NOW
Ahh yes, good old resolutions season is upon us and it seem we can’t help but return to the same one year in and year out: health. Whether you define your health goals as meditating for five minutes every day, working out three times a week or drinking a few more glasses of water a day than you did before, one thing is for sure: the path to healthy, balanced, intentional living would benefit from having a cute outfit to achieve your goals in. Finding a cute and modest option is not always easy, which is why we feel obligated to let you in on 2022’s most exciting arrival: PLUXE activewear.
We love many things about PLUXE considering it’s one of few brands carrying cute, modest finds, but I think what we love most is the mission and purpose behind the brand. Designed exclusively and intentionally for the plus size community, PLUXE pieces inspire confidence and self-love while working out which is something that I personally have struggled with throughout my own weight fluctuations. Body insecurity is a beast of its own, but when you throw working out on top of that? You end up not wanting to even work out, creating a viscous cycle of self-hate, body insecurity, low self-esteem and negative thinking.
So far all of our modest ladies out there: no matter your body type, you have a friend in PLUXE. Kickstart 2022 with a fresh start full of self-love and confidence: because that’s ultimately the most important health goal of all. Sure, working out is nice. But you know what’s even nicer? Having kindness and compassion for yourself (which is a lot easier to cultivate when you feel comfortable in your own skin and the clothes that cover it)
P.S. Take $10 off your order with code THEREFLECTIVE10
A bold blue set? Sign us up. We love the versatility: you can wear the top and leggings on their own and throw on the skirt when needed. Plus, you can mix and match the separate pieces with other activewear you already own.
Wear alone fully zipped for tennis or a walk, pair over leggings for an easy airport look and pair half-zipped with leggings and a shirt for your pre and post workout ‘fit: the options are endless.
Flared and fabulous, we finally have a high-quality, flattering skirt to pair with our go-to leggings and tops. The best part? Aside from the essential black skirt, we can shake things up with a whole set of fun and vibrant colors. Pair back to PLUXE’s tops in the same colorful way to make your activewear pop.
Pair back to a T-shirt and sandals or sweatshirt and boots. Throw on a leather jacket to take this look up a notch
Pair with a jacket and a belt bag for an on-the-go look. Chunky sneakers and calf-length socks for added chill
Throw the shorter options over leggings
A 3 season winner- pair back to sneakers in spring, booties in fall, and knee highs in winter
Vince // $276.50
An easy upgrade to your LBD
Glamorstar // $12.99
Biker boots by day, heels by night!
H&M // $69.99
Throw over a printed sarong and voila!
Glamorstar // $12.99
This ones a clear best seller for a reason— absolutely no tailoring necessary!
Elliatt // $251.00
This ones a clear best seller for a reason— absolutely no tailoring necessary!
Elliatt // $251.00
Another easy evening wear favorite
MISA // $440.00
And now on to the basics every modest wardrobe obviously needs...
Exlura // $46.89
Sweater dresses— an obvious must have
H&M // $49.99
Pleated skirt + sweater dress = perfection
RanRui // $39.20
A shirt dress is our #1 essential- wear it as a coat, over pants, or as a dress!
H&M // $34.99
And last but not least, the t-shirt dress!
H&M // $8.99
Just in time for summer sendoff parties, last beach days, family barbecues or something to soothe the September Scaries! As usual #WeGotYouCovered. We're bringing you 75 dresses for every girl and her style.