All photos via Pinterest.
Sometimes, I think it takes more confidence to wear modest clothing than something revealing, because then it means you care enough about yourself to go against the status-quo.
In a society so driven by jeans/t-shirt/yoga pants and short dresses, dressing modestly is hard. Not just because of the peer pressure, but also because it’s so difficult to find affordable and yet still cute modest clothes. Anyone else in the same boat?
Defining modesty can be difficult, and I’m working on a separate post about what it means to dress modestly. Until then, here’s one of my style muses – Ulyana Segeenko, a Russian fashion designer, whose style is the essence of her brand. From her hoop-like skirts and feminine head coverings, to the red lipstick, to me, she is the the perfect example of how to dress like a woman.
“When I appeared on the scene a few years ago, a lot of people laughed at me. I have a really recognizable and maybe a funny style. My long skirts—really, people laughed. But now a lot of people, they ask their stylists, ‘Make me absolutely like Ulyana.’ We have lots of people in clothes similar to my skirts. We have now a lot of Russian designers who are producing similar skirts and dresses. Not a long time ago, it was very funny and people were laughing. Now they are wearing it.” -Ulyana Sergeenko in an interview on Style.com
Now, if only I could have the guts to dress like this every day!
What do you think? Would you wear any of the pieces below?
PS. Check out my Pinterest board for more of Ulyanna’s lovely ensembles.
PPS. Remember the “How I learned to love myself…” contest I blogged about? Well, I just found out I am one of the winners!!!! Thank you to all of you who participated – take a minute to read not only the other winner’s stories, but the other submissions.