If your eyes immediately look to my knees and the length of my hemline, then no, sadly I am not a modest woman. But, you would be mistaken.
I made the same mistake at first. I arched my eyebrows at the words like “Modest Fashion” and “Modest Clothes” and thought “Not for me, but to each his/her own.” Then I went about my business, happily marketing modest clothes to all those OTHER women who were obviously more modest and/or religious than I.
And then a funny thing happened. The more I heard the word “Modest,” the less horrible it sounded. I found myself immersed in a world of modesty – one that was not defined purely by the length of my skirt or even lack thereof. I began to see that the word meant something different to almost every single woman.
I noted that for some women, it is defined by certain dress requirements, while for others it is an expression of self value; a term for behaving in a certain way. In most cases, it is a combination of both. What it really comes down to is a conscious decision to lead a certain kind of lifestyle, one that puts more focus on inner beauty and outward actions.
This might not be a ground breaking observation – but for me it was an eye opener. It made me realize that I could define myself as a modest woman on my own terms. And turns out, modest fashion? It’s my kind of fashion after all.