Here are my top 10 tips for modeling modesty:
2. Wear finger-tip length shorts. Stand straight with your hands down by your side. Where your longest finger touches your leg is the shortest length your shorts should be and still be considered modest. This way, they won’t rise too high when you sit.
3. Instead of see-through tops and blouses, match them up with same color tanks as an undergarment, instead of showing off your bra, (which remember, is “under”wear).
4. Test your jeans. If your jeans show your underwear when you bend over, add a longer top to hide them.
5. Short shorts are a killer for guys, so insist your Sophie shorts become your new sleep shorts.
6. If you own a top that’s too tight, purpose to wear it only under V-neck sweaters or tunics, but never on its own.
7. Test the length of your tops. If your tummy shows–even when you raise your ams–coordinate a longer top underneath.
8. Hide your straps. No part of your bra should ever show. Ever. Wear a strapless one if necessary.
9. Skinny jeans do not equal Skin-tight jeans. Click here for definition.
10. Make sure your tops don’t come down too far in front. Here’s my trick: Keep 4 fingers together, and place them at the base of your collar bone. That’s as low as your top can be without showing cleavage when you bend over.
These are simple tricks to re-use what you already have in your closet, so you can wear clothes with confidence and not have to worry about someone questioning your intentions. When you do shop, keep these tips in mind so you won’t let today’s fashions influence your convictions. Be creative, and show off your best side…your inside!
Rachel Lee Carter (c) 2010 Modeling Christ