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Women's Guide to Modest Clothing | Draper's and Damon's

Modest clothing. By now you've probably heard about this popular fashion trend, (and you might be partaking without even realizing!) as it's how stylish women over 50 are dressing today. However, you might be surprised to know that providing stylish, modest clothing for women has been the foundation of Draper's & Damon's heritage since our launch in 1927. Our founder, Virginia Draper, took tremendous pride in offering the most trendsetting modest outfits to her loyal customers. In fact, Virginia's legendary buying trips to Paris often had her writing personalized notes to friends back home in Pasadena about the "smart trends" and "beautiful embellishments" they could expect with the upcoming season's modest clothing styles. And today, almost 100 years later, our enthusiasm for designing the best in modest women's clothing is greater than ever. From modest women's suits to formal wear to conservative dresses and even fun and comfy athleisure outfits, we offer the best selection of women's modest clothing with a modern twist.

What Does it Mean to Dress Modestly?

Modest Clothing Defined: Today, dressing modestly refers to the shape, drape, and coverage of the outfit, primarily covering the shoulders and most of the arms, plus knees too. Our modest clothing designs are created using premium comfort fabrics, usually with a helpful bit of stretch to provide an easy-wear feel without unsightly cling. Created for lovely flow and enhanced femininity, we like to say that modest clothing is what becomes a woman most.

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Jacket Dresses

Fabulous and wonderfully figure-flattering, our jacket dresses make the most of any meeting, event, and celebration. Specially designed with modest dressing in mind, our knit or woven jacket dresses offer both feminine glamour as well as timeless appeal with graceful silhouettes that both shape and conceal.

Modest Pants

Aren't all pants modest? Not exactly. Our definition of an ideal modest pant is one that fits comfortably, flatters easily, and shapes in all the right places without a bit of cling. And you'll find these exceptional details in every pair of pants we offer. From our exclusive Slimtacular® Pants to our best-selling Herringbone and Classic Comfort pants, you'll love the helpful bit of stretch, flat waistbands, and pull-on fits that help you look and feel your best.

Modest Tops

When it comes to modest clothing, finding suitable tops can be tricky. Often times modest tops, blouses, shirts and sweaters can look bulky or sloppy. Other times, tops that you would typically think of as modest, like long sleeve t-shirts and turtlenecks, can fit too closely to the body. Draper's & Damon's modest tops are at the height of classic, everyday elegant style with pretty prints, patterns, rich textures, and body-skimming fits. What's more, many of our tops include shirttail hems and extended length hems for extra coverage. Tunic tops are also a style staple for modest women as their length covers the tops of your thighs and beyond.

Modest Jackets

Your modest wardrobe isn't complete without several modest jackets and cardigans to layer over your modest top-and-pant outfits. Designed to add an extra layer of beauty and individuality, our extensive selection of modest jackets and cardigans are precisely cut to flatter and flow. Specialty fabrics such as lace, mesh, and jacquard bring feminine allure to have these conservative styles looking fresh and modern.

How to Accessorize Your Modest Outfit

The Right Style: Dressing modestly in no way means boring, dull, or unattractive. Special frills and embellishments are at the heart of any perfectly put-together modest outfit, and is what creatively shows off your own personal style. If you're new to modest dressing, keeping in mind that your look should celebrate fun and creativity. Just add one or more of the following accessories to your modest outfits to create a look of chic distinction.

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Sparkling Jewelry

What better way to draw attention to your beautiful face than with dazzling earrings and necklaces. Plus, when they're arranged with clusters of beading and crystal stones, your modest outfit instantly takes on a modern attitude.

Shoes & Heels

Modest shoes are beautiful shoes. And when you buy your modest shoes from Draper's & Damon's, they're also exceptionally comfortable. Our collection of upscale modest shoes are made from top designers and feature premium fabrics for soothing fits, long-lasting wear, and trendsetting style. Add our modest shoes to your conservative wardrobe and enjoy a fabulous look from head to toe.