Modest Summer Style: Chic and Comfortable for Every Occasion

May 31, 2024 ยท by Andrea Long

Summer is here, and with it comes a flurry of exciting events: weddings, garden parties, outdoor concerts, conferences, church camps, and more. But finding an outfit that feels both stylish and comfortable can be a challenge, especially if you prefer a more modest approach to fashion.

Fear not! This guide will help you navigate the world of summer events with confidence and grace, showcasing elegant and modest options for various occasions.

Key Pieces for Your Modest Summer Wardrobe:

  • Maxi Dresses: Flowy and versatile, maxi dresses are a summer staple. Choose one with a high neckline and empire waistline for a flattering silhouette. Pair it with a denim jacket or cardigan for cooler evenings. You can't go wrong with the Sunhat Soiree dress! This tropical printed maxi is so fun for any summer event. 
  • Midi Skirts: A stylish and elegant alternative to shorts, midi skirts offer plenty of coverage while remaining cool and comfortable. Opt for lightweight fabrics like linen or cotton and pair them with a blouse or t-shirt.
  • Midi Dresses: Likewise, midi dresses are lightweight and the perfect length for modesty and comfort. Choose fun, summery prints like florals or lemons (hello Tarts & Lemonade dress!) and dress your midi dress up or down, depending on the occasion!
  • Modest Athleisure: Summer is the season for outdoor activities like picnics, beach days, vacations, and church youth camps. The balance of looking stylish while staying cool and comfy is often precarious. Modest athletic dresses and skirts or modest swimwear come in handy for long, hot summer days. Stay cool and still look cute in the Watercolor Waves swim set (top & skirt)!

Of course, summer activities beg the age-old question for us ladies... What should I wear?! We've got you covered with an outfit for every event this summer! 

Summer Event Inspirations:

  • Garden Party: A flowy maxi dress in a floral print paired with a straw hat and sandals is a charming and feminine choice. 

Pictured: Fluttering in the Garden dress

  • Wedding: A midi skirt with a lace top or an A-line midi dress in a soft summery color creates a sophisticated and elegant look.

Pictured: Waltz of the Wildflowers dress

  • Outdoor Concert: A comfortable midi dress in a fashionable neutral tone paired with sneakers is perfect for staying cool and singing at the top of your lungs. 

Pictured: Summer Breeze dress

  • Conference: Going to a church conference this summer? Finding the perfect dress can be challenging. You can't go wrong with a simple black dress with delicate details. 

Pictured: Glitz & Glimmer dress

  • Church Camp: Go for cool and comfortable chic with a simple pull-on dress and cute sandals or fashionable sneakers. 

Pictured: Simple Pleasures dress


  • Comfort is key: Choose fabrics that are breathable and lightweight, like cotton, linen, and chambray.
  • Embrace color: Summer is the perfect time to experiment with vibrant colors and patterns.
  • Confidence is your best accessory: Wear what makes you feel comfortable and beautiful, and you'll radiate confidence.

With these tips and inspiration, you're ready to conquer any summer event with a modest and stylish look. So go forth and enjoy the sunshine in confidence!

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.