How to Layer for Modesty

July 12, 2023 ยท by Andrea Long

Layering is a great way to add style and personality to your wardrobe while still maintaining a modest look. There are endless possibilities when it comes to layering, so you can experiment until you find a style that works for you. With our new Beautiful Basics Collection releasing soon, we wanted to dive into the fun of layering. Let your personality shine as you accessorize for a look that is all you!

Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • Tops: You can layer a variety of tops to create a modest look. For example, you could wear a long-sleeved top under a short-sleeved top, or a turtleneck under a button-up shirt. You could also layer a cardigan or jacket over a top. One of the most popular looks right now is a long sleeve top under a sleeveless dress; it's an adorable look that ladies of every age, stage, and size can pull off well.
  • Bottoms: A layering slip can add so much flair to a shorter dress or skirt. We love seeing this style! Have a skirt or dress with a split and don't want to pin or sew it? Add a layering slip! The lace or ruffles peeking through the slit is such a unique look!
  • Accessories: Accessories can also be used to add modesty to your look. For example, you could wear a scarf to cover your neck, or a cardigan to cover your arms. Accessories can make a simple outfit pop!

Here are some additional tips for layering for modesty:

  • Choose fabrics that are opaque and flowy. Layering too much can be warm, so choose lightweight, flowing fabrics for coolness.
  • Avoid sheer or tight-fitting fabrics.
  • Pay attention to the neckline of your tops. Choose tops with high necklines or turtlenecks.

With a little creativity, you can use layering to create a variety of modest and stylish looks. So experiment and have fun!

Here are some more specific outfit ideas:

  • For a casual look, you could wear one of our layering dresses (find it here) with a denim jacket, sneakers, and ball cap.
  • For a dressier look, you could wear our Layered in Love dress (a fan favorite). Pair it with one of our blazers, some cute heels, and a clutch purse.
  • For a wintery look, add a sweater over one of our basic dresses! The extra layers will give the warmth you need.

No matter what your style, there are endless possibilities when it comes to modest layering. So experiment and find a look that makes you feel confident and comfortable.

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.