Modern Modesty | Covering up is the New Sexy!

modern modesty covering up

This time of year it’s great to have a look through some of the big glossy magazines, as they often have their new season round-up features.
These articles are always a fun read* {*look at the pretty pictures} for anyone interested in fashion.
I always enjoy looking (and sometimes laughing) at the clothes that we are supposed to be buying each new season.

This week I was thumbing through a few of the glossies…Marie Claire, Look and Vogue (UK versions) to name a few… and a particular article called “The new season’s key pieces” caught my eye.

These new trend-type articles are always interesting for me as I enjoy seeing what I can recycle (and restyle) from my current wardrobe, and keep an eye out for new pieces.

Sometimes, just a couple of accessories are all that it need to bring your existing wardrobe bang up to date.

New trends for AW 17/18

{I use the term ‘New’ loosely, as we’ve seen them all before haven’t we?}

  • Red. Yes! I’ve got this one covered… see mostly red outfit posts HERE & HERE.
  • Checks, tweed (aka Heritage chic). Yep, that one’s sorted too, I can re-work THIS or THIS.
  • Ruched boots. Hmmmm, time to dig out a pair of oldies! (See them HERE).
  • Modern Modesty. This was a new one for me!
modern modesty covering up

What is Modern Modesty?

Modern Modesty is a term used to describe maximum body coverage.
Wearing clothes that cover and skim the body.
This modern way to cover-up is (according to the fashion people) destined to be the latest way to look elegant, and subtly sexy.

Hemlines slashed to the thigh, and necklines plunging to the navel, are officially out of fashion.

I’m not against flashing the flesh, if that’s your thing.
Flash what you want if you like that look!
But… it’s just not really my style.

Having it all hanging out (with strategic tit-tape) doesn’t make me feel sexy, just awkward, uncomfortable and often bloody freezing.{Bare flesh and Scottish weather are not the best partners.}

‘Modern modesty’ is perfect for the Scottish climate, and it’s easy to style too.
The best bit?
Secret layers can be hidden away.
I like that VERY much!

If you have any of the following in your wardrobe you already have the modern modesty trend nailed.

  • High necked blouses/jumpers/tops.
  • Anything with full sleeves, especially if they are a statement and coupled with a high neck.
  • Collared shirts…. under jumpers is particularly good.
  • Long boots.
  • Midi skirts/dresses.
  • Anything floaty and long.

Easy peasy, right?

modern modesty covering up

My outfit today is perfect for a late summer take on the modern modesty trend.

A midi skirt (last seen HERE) and a loose fitting jumper.

In reality the modern-modesty part of the outfit was a total fluke!
I only wore this outfit to cover up my bloated tummy, and keep me warm and comfortable.
{Such a cheater! 😝}

A couple of interesting accessories (a geometric necklace, and strappy shoes in my case) draws the eye up and down away from any tummy issues.
It’s all about faking it!

Maybe that’s what modern modesty is best at?

What do you think of the new season’s trends?
Old hat?
Or, still fun to follow?

Will you be giving any of them a go?
Please let me know in the comments.
I would love to hear your thoughts!

SKIRT: Vintage… this one is beautiful….. this one is chic.
TOP: Zara… similar.
NECKLACE: Oliver Bonas
SHOES: All saints… these are fab!
BAG: c/o Lotus

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