How modest are your fashion choices?

I was so amused when I first heard this news about miniskirts being banned by an Italian resort in the south of Naples over BBC. Apparently, Italian police can how hand out fines of up to €300 to women wearing skirts too short, or tops that display too much cleavage. It’s really funny considering this is Italy we’re talking about and I can see why the women are furious! Even Korea, an Asian country, had already lifted their ban against miniskirts under their indecency law.

But come to think of it, some women are really not showing proper decorum in their dress sense. Like wearing skirts so short that their butt cheeks are visible. Or wearing pants so low that their butt cracks are showing.

If you ask me, I’ll tell you that women who bare too much skin are totally lacking in modesty. They have no respect for the public, and they have no respect for themselves. Some of them are a total eyesore and I can hardly bring myself to even look at them! But maybe I’m too much of a prude because increasingly, I find that I just won’t wear certain types of clothes; clothes that are considered modest by most standards such as spaghetti strap tops or dresses. In fact, I don’t even like to wear sleeveless tops or dresses these days and all my shorter skirts are just above the knee. And while I might not mind showing a bit of bra, but a see through top is a no-no for me. It’s almost like I’m not wearing a top!

Perhaps I’m really too conservative but it’s really got to do with my comfort level too as my arms are not the most attractive and neither are my legs. So it’s really best to spare others the agony and myself the pain!

So what about you ladies? Are there certain clothes you won’t wear?

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  1. kiwi says:

    omg. that last picture was kind of shocking. I totally didn’t expect to see the bra lol. but i thought that the 2nd picture’s skirt was fine, not very short, well, not too short while standing that is.

  2. Fernleafify says:

    I know, I know.. *sigh* I’m kinda throwing out all my mini skirts too, although I’m keeping one or two of my favourites but they’re not micro mini, they’re still decent to be worn at my age (32)

    Also, seeing how some reaaaalllly young girls flashing their assets makes me change my dressing too. I used to wear low cuts but not anymore. I layer those low cut tops or dresses with camisoles now.

    Again, let me ask you this: if you have a long smooth legs and nice slim arms will you still continue wearing mini skirts or sleeveless top? I thought of this and I thought if my limbs are still smooth and slim, I would but because they’re not anymore, hence I really need to reconsider the length of my bottoms and put on some top with sleeves. Haha..

  3. stella says:

    i used to be more casual, flash more flesh when i was younger, but not anymore due to 1. workplace seniority, 2. aircon getting colder over the years at most places in singapore (yes it’s true!). i think women (and men) are entitled to wearing whatever they like and are comfortable with; i may not agree with their taste, may pass judgement on them, but at the end of the day, they are really free to choose what they want to wear, and in the big scheme of things, it’s really a small issue imo

  4. Jayme says:

    While i am not a fan of banning mini skirts, i am not one to wear myself. I also mostly wear skirts that are knee length (on the rare ocasion i wear them) and i do not like to have my shoulders exposed (i have no problem with how my arms look i just prefer them covered). That being said i am only 22 so i may be a bit more conservative than most.

  5. Raelynn says:

    i tend to raise eyebrows when i see schoolmates wearing very shredded jeans (find them distasteful/unfashionable), wearing micro mini skirts and dresses to school (leave that to clubbing hello) unless they have better fashion sense to pair it with an outerwear that makes the whole ensemble less trashy and more sleek instead. my dressing approach tends to be: when wearing something short, pair it with something long. like a sweater with a mini shirt, spag tops with 3/4s or long jeans. if you have to wear a short top and bottom, throw on an outer wear. but i tend to not wear short bottoms when gng to sch.. i heard that it increases the chances of getting cellulite because our lecture rooms are quite cold, and the body accumulates fat at certain areas to keep them warm.

  6. sesame says:

    Ya, I was surprised about the 3rd one cos it’s not as if she’s wearing something really fashionable and attractive.

  7. sesame says:

    That’s a good question you asked. I’m not sure…if I have longer and slimmer legs, I might have worn shorter skirts but unlikely to wear those micro mini ones you mentioned. My fashion sense has always been more reserved…haha…

  8. sesame says:

    I would say even though I do find some outfits an eyesore but at the end of the day, it’s more important I take care of what I wear and I’m comfortable in them. ?

  9. sesame says:

    I used to like showing my shoulders cos I think they look good. The reason why I don’t like to show my arms is…I’ve suddenly become shy about showing my armpits. Hahaha…

  10. sesame says:

    Oh shorts increases chances of getting cellulite cos of cold temperature? That’s interesting info! I never knew. I actually like wearing shorts even though I don’t wear mini skirts. That’s cos I think I look nicer in shorts than skirts.

  11. Rinka says:

    youre definitely not alone there. ive never liked showing off too much skin. i always feel really embarassed and gross if im wearing a top that shows off too much cleavage (its usually v-necks) and sometimes i actually sew up the top a bit so its not that revealing. ive never understood girls who wear tiny shorts and tiny tops, all it does is attract the wrong attention.

    i go by the fashion tip, never show off more than one area at a time! so if youre showing off your legs, i cover up everything else ?

  12. Ms Glitzy says:

    I think what you wear expresses who you are. So as long as one is confident, she can wear anything she wants … just need to be respect the occasion/audience. :p

    So yes, I think comfort is the most important. I wouldn’t want to spend the rest of the day worrying about showing too much cleavage or showing flabs etc…

  13. Miss Vinny says:

    Have not really worn anything skimpy for a long time. Just don’t have the figure to carry it off anymore. ?

    Some of my skirts and dresses do admittedly go past my knees while others don’t. I’m not particular about how skimpy someone’s clothing is. I’d just prefer them to look decent in it. Not talking about “good” because everyone has their bad days where they look terrible, no matter what they put on.

    So I could care less about what others wear as long as they don’t try to govern what I wear. I mean: it goes both ways, if we want to limit what others wear, then it applies to ourselves too. I’d probably scream the day someone insists I coat myself in layers of makeup, jewellery, Manolo Blahniks and all sorts of strange clothing. Especially if said person has a taste in stranger types of haute couture, well… I simply can’t see myself wearing a giant leaf or a neon pink porcupine blouse with balloon-like pants down the street! ?

    And it’s the same for Manolo Blahniks too: I’ve always admired the designs even when I was a very young teen. However, those shoes are not made for walking in: have you seen the height of the heels?! It’s so not cool to see models stumbling down the runway while wearing ultra high heels and spinal injuries make me go “ewww”. =P

    Will reply soon to your comment. ?

  14. Miss Vinny says:

    Err comment as in your latest comment in “betraying the natural beauty cause”. ?

  15. sesame says:

    That’s a good tip! Do not show more than one area at a time! ?

  16. sesame says:

    Yeah, comfort is key but you also raised a good point…to respect the occasion and audience. ?

  17. sesame says:

    I wouldn’t agree to governing one’s dress code – unless it’s an institution or something. To me, it’s not about governing what others wear but as a whole, I think everyone should exercise some level of propriety when wearing something out – decent as you have put it. On the other side are those that dress shabbily and that’ll also raise eyebrow at the wrong occasions. To me, what we wear represent what we are in a great sense so I’ll like to dress with respect for myself. ?

  18. fwy says:

    I dresses more conservatively because of my adversity to the cold. If not, I would not mind wearing sleeveless clothings.

  19. sesame says:

    That’s true too…it’s also one of the reasons I usually use a cardigan.

  20. jackie says:

    Omg thanks so much for this post. As a college student at a preppy party school, I often feel like an outsider. My peers prefer to wear short shorts, skirts & shirts that have barely enough fabric to be considered a shirt. I thank you so much for this! It makes me feel like I’m not the only person in this world who still believes in modesty ?

  21. sesame says:

    You’re welcome Jackie! No, you’re definitely not alone! ?

  22. Denden says:

    I do agree with you on somethings, like you said their a girls out there that wear skirts that show a lot because their skirts or dresses are too short or their tops are to low cut. Fashion these days seems to want to show more cleavage…its very distasteful. But I dont really mind the short skirt look (like the one of the korean photo you have up.) Nothing is hanging out or showing, I just believe that is the perfect length for a short skirt, giving her a spunky, cute look.

  23. sesame says:

    Agree…if nothing is hanging out or showing, it’s all right. I won’t be able to wear it and do find it a tad short but certainly, she looks good in it. ?

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