These 35 Dresses Prove That Modest Doesn't Mean Boring
When Carolina Herrera said she was tired of fashion's obsession with "naked dressing," a lot of us nodded in agreement. Over the last few years it's become increasingly difficult to find clothes that don't feature cutouts, thin straps, sheer panels, and other revealing details. But not all of us are comfortable showing so much skin, and even as hemlines have dropped, tops have become cropped, or necklines have dipped even lower than normal. Finding a more modest design is no easy task, and there are plenty of women who want something more covered-up, be it for religious reasons, personal preference, or even a strict dress code like the one at Royal Ascot.
However, help is at hand, as we've hunted down some of the best dresses that'll make you look cool without revealing too much. From formal dresses for Summer events to more laid-back looks for days when you don't want to expose too much skin, all of these have longer hemlines, higher necklines, and plenty of coverage, but they won't make you look like you've borrowed a dress from your mum.