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17 Stylish Modest Dresses & Skirts for Any Price Range

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Now that summer is here, it means one thing, dressing for the weather so you don’t overheat. For many women who dress modestly or just want to look appropriate for work, this can be difficult—considering many major stores and labels don’t design dresses for women who don’t want to show a lot of skin.

And that just sucks–because it shouldn’t be difficult to find clothing, you know? (The same, of course, could be said for “plus size” clothing, a term I hate, but that’s hard not to use in certain contexts). For many women, modesty is important–Mayim Bialik has written about for Kveller.

Of course, modesty means different things for different women, whether that means wearing sleeves, sleeveless, showing your knees or not, it’s a choice every woman makes for herself.

This is why I rounded up a wide range of options, so you don’t have to spend too much time trying to find a reasonable outfit.

These Orthodox Jewish designers also gave the best tips for how to dress modestly in the summer. Here are my favorites below (and don’t forget to check out our roundup of modest swim suits here):

1. Knit dress at Mod Cloth for $70 (comes in plus-size)

https://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/destination-determinant-knit-dress/10086827.html?dwvar_10086827_color=GRY&cgid=dresses_107

2. Midi dress at Mod Cloth for $70

https://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/lean-into-ladylike-midi-dress/10094625.html?cgid=dresses_107&dwvar_10094625_color=LILAC

3. A-line dress from Mod Cloth for $70

https://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/your-part-s-desire-a-line-dress/10074500.html?cgid=dresses_107&dwvar_10074500_color=BLKCR

4. Lace dress at Mod Cloth for $125 (comes in plus size)

https://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/gilded-grace-lace-dress/10075370.html?cgid=dresses_107&dwvar_10075370_color=CPGN#

5. Button down dress at Uniqlo for $40 (in green or black)

https://www.uniqlo.com/us/en/women-crisp-cotton-a-line-shirt-dress-193001.html?dwvar_193001_color=COL56&cgid=women-dresses-and-jumpsuits

6. Pleated chiffon skirt at Uniqlo for $30 (in white and black)

https://www.uniqlo.com/us/en/women-high-waist-chiffon-pleated-skirt-198353.html?dwvar_198353_color=COL30&cgid=women-skirts

7. Cotton skirt at Uniqlo for $30 (comes in 5 colors)

https://www.uniqlo.com/us/en/women-high-waist-cotton-lawn-volume-skirt-184839.html?dwvar_184839_color=COL47&cgid=women-skirts

8. Striped dress at Ann Taylor for $149

https://www.anntaylor.com/fluted-sleeve-striped-shift-dress/426811?skuId=23053458&defaultColor=4634&colorExplode=true&catid=cata000012

9. Wrap dress at Lord & Taylor for $85

http://ww2.lordandtaylor.com/main/ProductDetail.jsp?FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374302023797&PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524442357565&R=772718569680&P_name=California+Moonrise&N=302023797&bmUID=lN35XST

10. Chiffon skirt at Amazon for $20 (comes in multiple colors/patterns and plus size)

http://amzn.to/2rpgojT

11. Pattern skirt at Amazon for $20 (comes in multiple colors/patterns and plus size)

http://amzn.to/2rH9LsL

12. Pattern maxi skirt $20 at Amazon (comes in multiple colors/patterns and plus size)

http://amzn.to/2qrszHL

13. Floral dress at Amazon for $15 (comes in multiple colors/patterns and plus size)

http://amzn.to/2rHkx29

14. There’s also this version too, for $13:

http://amzn.to/2rGG5w8

15. Knit maxi dress for $20 at Amazon

http://amzn.to/2qWUkf5

16. Loose maxi dress for $20 at Amazon (comes in multiple colors)

http://amzn.to/2r5MW1g

17. Turtle neck dress at Amazon for $20 (grey and white)

http://amzn.to/2r5IIGX

Check out our other fashion posts here. Here’s our roundup of modest swim suits here. You can also read about modesty here.

The opinions expressed here are the personal views of the author. Comments are moderated, so use your inside voices, keep your hands to yourself, and no, we're not interested in herbal supplements.

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