How to be Modest and in Style – a Photo Journey



How to be Modest and in style

A Photo Journey

By Rita Davidson

I thought you’d enjoy seeing these pictures of my modest outfits I shared on my Facebook page. I know not everyone is on Facebook so enjoy this sneak peak of how real modesty looks for me. I want to share how it is possible to be modest and in style, even on a small budget and even if your struggling with plus sizes! Enjoy!


Here is my favorite place to shop! A huge warehouse place with second hand choices! You never know what you might find here!


Here I am having fun taking a picture near the shoes! My outfit here is a $30 skirt, used silk shirt $7, $15 scarf. Simple, but it works!


Here I am in my kitchen, my favorite room in my house since it’s so organized! I’m wearing a $12scarf (can you tell I LOVE scarves!) a second hand linen shirt $5, and a second hand skirt $10. Total $27 Again, a simple outfit, that is modest, yet practical for my daily work.


Another outfit, in my organized kitchen (you should see the rest of my house, ho boy!) Here I have a $18T-shirt(the minimum I would EVER wear) and too expensive for my taste!, plus a $12scarf (yes, scarves and me are best buddies!), and a used denim/spandex skirt for $20. Plus accessories. Total $50 Another outfit that is easy to wear, comfortable, practical, yet modest.


Here is a funny view of my shoes! See that hem? That was the day I was on my way to speak at a conference. I seen that hem, and said, oh well! Annoying, but nothing that I’m going to worry about. If you want to avoid this, ‘hang dry’ your skirts and stretch out the hem. These are my favorite kind of shoes. A bit of style, but practical and stylish. I’m not a BIG shoe person, just like a few options that are versatile and comfortable. These are likely $75 shoes on sale, bought brand new, but last me a few years.


Here I am on my way to my speaking conference. My front door is not nearly as nice as my kitchen as you can see! J But again here I have a $12scarf (I did say I LOVE scarves right?) a used shirt $5, Sale sweater $20, $30 denim skirt, plus accessories. All in all, it worked well for the ugly weather.  Total $67  Was comfortable, yet not something I had to worry about where my shirt was, or if this was on straight.



So we come to the end of my photo journey of my modest clothing this week.

I hope you have enjoyed it and see how modest dressing can be affordable, yet stylish. (remember I’m not 16 years old here!) J

I encourage you to find a style that is modest and suits you. If you enjoyed this, or have any questions or comments, be sure to let me know below! I love to hear from you!

©Copyright 2013 Rita Davidson All Rights Reserved.

RitaMarkNov2012Painting2_optRita is a Catholic wife and mother of seven children. She reverted back to the faith when her oldest was making her First Communion. By then, she had completed degrees in Hairdressing and Make up artistry. She went on to receive a degree in Natural Health and another degree in Art. At age 26, Rita suffered a minor stroke. With no lasting effects, this dramatically changed her outlook on life. In 1996, Rita began ‘Little Flowers Family Apostolates’ to reach out to other families with her new found faith, by creating unique Catholic books and resources.. In 1999, she wrote the bestselling, ‘Immodesty; Satan’s Virtue’. She was editor of ‘The Catholic Health Letter’ for 7 years. She has been a homeschooling mom for 20+ years, and has written for various magazines. She is honored that families have trusted her with their questions, needs and concerns over the years. She continues to write and reach out to Catholic families with her husband, Mark and their 4 boys through


4 responses to “How to be Modest and in Style – a Photo Journey”

  1. melissa babin Avatar
    melissa babin

    Hi Rita,
    Thanks alot for your week on modesty dress in style. I like the scarfs and I may use that. I am a plus size 18 and have a hard time finding denim skirts. Is there any online places that have these for plus size? Also I am wondering what do you wear for leggings? Nylons, socks, tights or whatever else. I only know these. In the summer I wear flip flops quite often, but here in northern maine it is chilly and need something underneath my skirts. Hope you can help. Thanks, Melissa Babin+

    1. Rita Davidson Avatar

      Hi Melissa!
      So glad you stopped by with your comments! I have found great selections of denim skirts at the two places here:
      Some of the skirts you see me wearing are from NewCreation, and their prices are really good too at $35! Fast shipping, even to Canada! I’m plus size 20w (from a 24w yay!), so finding inexpensive, plus comfortable skirts is a challenge I’m really familiar with! I can’t vouch for the second link there, as I’ve not tried them yet.
      As for keeping warm, yes, I wrote an article about this already. It was buried really good though, so even I had a hard time finding it. Here is the link to it.
      Let me know if this answers your questions about warmth or not? I’d be happy to answer more questions if you still have them after reading this? Just let me know. Thanks again and God bless you! 🙂

  2. Irene D eprey Avatar
    Irene D eprey

    dressing modesty is todays challenge in the western world
    we have lost our femininity as women thank you for your efforts in this area
    and we have lost the sense of shame as well the menonite women and the muslim women
    in canada are the only visible groups along with fundamental traditional catholics and
    fundamental protestants

    1. Rita Davidson Avatar

      Tha k you for your comments Irene! Catholics need to discover the rich heritage we have in modesty in our catholic faith! Thank you for stopping by! God bless you! Rita/LFFA 😉

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