You may say that nothing truly “modest” can come from the red carpet and we understand why you may think that. However, once in a while you see a celebrity don a modest look that’s so becoming and you’ll find yourself getting inspired. Especially when some of these celebs aren’t necessarily known for being modest, the new image is a welcome surprise. Take a look at what’s got iFash potential in the celebrity scene: When it comes to body image and modesty, this writer put it best:
Life is hard enough without putting my body on display for scrutiny. Life is hard enough without people looking at my butt, or my upper arms, or my stomach. Life is hard enough without agonizing in front of a mirror about whether or not my “muffin top” or my [insert your own women’s body euphemism here] is showing. I just don’t show them. It eliminates a whole range of potential self-involved hatred.
Dressing modestly has a range of benefits. I don’t have to worry if my clavicles gleam like Kate Moss’s, because the collar of my shirt covers them. I don’t have to compare my thighs to Gwyneth Paltrow’s, since I cover them with a properly fitting skirt that covers my knees.
I have no desire to wear revealing clothes. I’ve been there. I’ve done that version of “liberated.” I chose a different path. I continue to dress modestly despite every temptation and pressure in the world not to. There is immense societal pressure to look hot. – excerpt from: xojane.com
The sense of self only heightened for many women after they chose modest dress as a way of life. This “new and improved image” as many of them called it, only meant a better quality of life, happiness, and self respect. Modesty is so in…but forever!