Honoring the Day with Modesty: Outfit Ideas for a Meaningful Memorial Day

May 20, 2024 ยท by Andrea Long

Memorial Day is a time to remember the brave men and women who have fallen while serving our country. It's a day of respect, remembrance, and often, a day spent with loved ones at barbecues, picnics, or attending ceremonies.

If you're looking for a modest outfit that's both respectful and stylish for Memorial Day, here are a few ideas to get you inspired:


  • Maxi Dress: A maxi dress is a flattering and versatile option for a summery Memorial Day outfit. Choose a solid color in navy, white, or red, or a subtle floral print. Look for details like flutter sleeves, a cinched waist, or a ruffle hem for added style. The Bluebird's Song dress is a maxi, summer dress dream!
  • Midi Dress: A midi dress hits below the knee, offering a touch more coverage than a shorter dress. A midi dress in a patriotic color combination or with a subtle print can be a tasteful way to show your respect. Try the classic Summer in Spain dress for a chic look. 
  • Shirt Dress: A shirtdress is a polished option that can be dressed up or down. Choose a knee-length or midi-length dress in a crisp cotton or linen blend. The blue and white stripe on the Writing My Own Story dress is patriotic, classy, and comfortable. 
  • Swim Dress: A modest swim dress in a vintage or floral print is the perfect option for a long day spent out of doors. The Simple Serenity dress will keep you cool and comfortable, while also giving a put-together vibe. 


  • Scarf: A scarf can be a great way to add a pop of color or pattern to your outfit. A red, white, and blue scarf is a subtle way to show your patriotism.
  • Hair Accessories: Keep your accessories simple and elegant to add to a classy outfit. Choose bold colors for headbands or hair clips to pair with simpler outfits. 
  • Hat: A hat can help to protect you from the sun and add a stylish touch to your outfit. Choose a straw hat for a classic look or a baseball cap for a more casual vibe.

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  • Wedges: Wedges are a comfortable and stylish option that can be worn with dresses or skirts.
  • Sandals: Sandals are a great choice for a hot summer day. Choose a pair of sandals that are both comfortable and stylish.
  • Flats: Flats are a versatile option that can be dressed up or down. Choose a pair of flats in a neutral color like nude or black.
  • Sneakers: For outside activities, a cute pair of fashionable sneakers can be just the thing to pair with a casual dress. 

Additional Tips:

  • If you're attending a ceremony, be sure to dress respectfully. Avoid anything revealing or casual.
  • If you're unsure about the dress code, it's always best to err on the side of caution and dress more modestly.
  • Most importantly, take some time to reflect on the true meaning of Memorial Day. Wear your outfit with respect and pride.
Andrea Long

About Andrea Long

Andrea Long is wife to Clinton and mommy to Clark and Chantry. She is editor and manager of The Dainty Jewells Blog and part of the marketing team of Dainty Jewells. She is also a Registered Nurse turned stay-at-home mom of her two precious boys. Her life is full of adventure as she travels full-time with her evangelist husband and little ones in a "tiny home on wheels". She enjoys decorating her small space, time with her family, holistic health, a good book, a strong cup of coffee, and as much time at her piano as possible. Andrea considers herself very blessed to live this life for her Faithful Friend. Follow Andrea on Instagram @andreagrindlelong.