Modesty Hack Directory

Modest Fashion Blogger Modest Goddess curated a list of modesty hack products and brands (modesty essentials) specifically for LDS modesty hacks for modestly covering garments.

This is a directory of all of the possible modesty essentials a girl needs in her closet.  If you have one piece from each of the 4 sections below you’ll be able to easily wear any item of clothing without compromising your standards.

These modesty tips are especially helpful for effectively covering the sacred garments worn by endowed members of the LDS church. When practicing Mormons are “endowed” it means we have individually chosen to make a covenant with the Lord in one of our Temples. As part of that covenant, we from then on wear sacred clothing underneath everything that we wear, a white top and bottom that cover our shoulders, have a modest neck and backline, and go to about the knee. We call these the temple garment because it reminds us of our covenants that we made in the Holy Temple. We also believe that when wearing our temple garments constantly and worthily, we will be protected from harm according to the Lord’s will. This video below explains a little bit more about sacred religious clothing in general, and then a little bit more about the garments I’ve just described.

These garments are very sacred to us and it would be disrespectful to wear them visibly, so we strive to dress to keep them covered at all times, hence these tips to help make that easier.

Regardless of if you wear garments or not, these modesty essentials listed below will help you to dress to cover your body more conservatively and to dress more modestly overall.

Layering Tees

When you fall in love with strapless or sleeveless tops or dresses, you can easily add a layering tee underneath to wear them modestly. The capped sleeve layering tees perfectly cover garments. Below are my favorite layering tees. They all come in various colors. I recommend choosing a color that coordinates with or compliments your outfit vs. always wearing a white one. You can choose a nude colored layering tee to wear under sheer tops.

 Downeast Basics Essential tee for dressing modestlyDowneast Essential Tees *the best for covering garments

These capped sleeved layering tees are my very favorite for covering every inch of undergarments. They are cut specifically for covering garments.

The seams are the flattest of all of Downeast’s layering tees meaning they are the least visible under other pieces of clothing.

The armpits come up nice and high, perfect for covering garments.

For wearing under sheer tops, this tee seems to be the closest color to nude.

 

Downeast Basics wonder tee for dressing modestlyDowneast Wonder Tees

Capped sleeve layering tees perfect for every-day wear under immodest clothing pieces.

These tees have surged seams.

These have less high of armpits than the Essentials Tees.

This neckline comes up a little higher than the Essentials Tees.

These come in various colors.

 


Downeast Basics Classic tee for dressing modestlyDowneast Classic Tees

Capped sleeve layering tees for wearing under immodest clothing pieces.

These tees have fold-over hems making them best for when the capped sleeve will be showing. Since they lay less flat they aren’t as good as the Essential Tee for wearing under sheer clothing.

These have less high of armpits and the capped sleeves cling less tightly than the Essentials Tees.

These come in various colors.

 

 


Modbod Signature Capped SleeveModbod Signature Capped Sleeve *the best cotton nude color for under sheer tops

Capped sleeve layering tees for wearing under immodest clothing pieces, cut perfectly for covering garments.

These have slightly less high of armpits than the Downeast Essentials Tees.

These come in various colors.

This “Camel” is my favorite capped sleeve that comes in a true nude color, perfect for wearing under sheer tops.

 

 

Lizzy Slip nude maxi slip for layering under immodest clothing to make it modest.The Lizzy Slip T

Capped sleeve layering slips tees for wearing under sheer/sleeveless tops.

The capped sleeves are perfectly cut for covering garments.

Raw hems.

The only slip tee I know of that comes in a v-neck.

Comes in nude, white, black, and round neck as well.

 

B Lets layering tees with decorative sleevesB Lets Layering Tees with Decorative Sleeves *the best for sleeveless tops/dresses

Layering tees with decorative tees for wearing under sleeveless tops or dresses.

These come in various designs, textures, and colors.

 

 


Half Tee Original Half Tee for layering under immodest dresses.Half Tee Original *the best for under sleeveless dresses

Capped sleeve half tees for wearing under strapless/sleeveless/sheer dresses. They are half tee length so that you don’t have to worry about a regular-length layering tee rolling up around your waist under a dress.

These have a nice thick waistband so that they stay snug under your bustline and don’t move around.

These come in various colors. This is the nude color specifically for sheer/lace-topped dresses.


Downeast Demi Tee for layering under sheer dresses.Downeast Demi Tees

Capped sleeve demi layering tees for wearing under strapless/sleeveless/sheer dresses. They are demi length so that you don’t have to worry about a regular-length layering tee rolling up around your waist under a dress.

These have less of a waistband than the Half Tees brand above.

 

These come in various colors. This is the nude color specifically for sheer/lace-topped dresses.

 

 

*If your modesty standards require long sleeves, here are 2 options you can use for tops and dresses too!

Modbod Signature Long Sleeved ScoopModbod Signature Long Sleeve Scoop

Long sleeved layering tees for wearing under strapless/sleeveless tops or dresses.

These come in various colors.

 

 

 


Half Tee Long SleevedHalf Tee Long Sleeved

Long sleeve half tees for wearing under strapless/sleeveless dresses. They are half tee length so that you don’t have to worry about a regular-length layering tee rolling up around your waist under a dress.

These have a nice thick waistband so that they stay snug under your bustline and don’t move around.

These come in various colors.

 

 

Layering Shorts


Layering shorts, modesty shorts
Nude Layering Shorts from Sexy Modest *the best for under tight dresses & leggings

I wear garments under everything (which are basically like spandex) so wearing tight or light colored clothing is easy for me to wear without underwear lines, but if you don’t then you’re probably in a pickle! These nude layering shorts will seriously be game changers for you! Wear these nude shorts under leggings or tight dresses for a seamless opaque look!

 

 

Skirt Extenders

Skirt extenders are slips with extra layers of lace and chiffon at the bottom meant for wearing under short dresses or skirts to lengthen them to your knees or longer.


Dress and Charm Skirt ExtendersDress and Charm Skirt Extenders
Dress & Charm Skirt Extender Slips

Dress & Charm makes all of these skirt extenders by hand! She has so many different kinds of fabrics, lace, tulle, ruffles, and colors. Choose how many inches long you want your slip to be too!

Various lace/chiffon/ruffle styles.

 

 

 

Peek-a-boo Chic Skirt ExtenderPeek-a-Boo Chic Half Slips

These come in various colors and styles with different kinds of layers, lace, and fabrics.

These can also be worn as top extenders.

 

 

 

 

Nude Slips

Layering slips are for layering under dresses that are compromised in some way. Nude slips are perfect for sheer dresses, and colored cotton slips are best for sleeveless, low backed, or short dresses. I’ve linked both below.

Honey Slip nude layering slip for wearing under sheer dresses or dresses with cutoutsHoney Slip *the best for under sheer dresses

Silky nude capped sleeve layering slips for wearing under sheer dresses or dresses with cutouts.

The capped sleeves are perfectly cut for covering garments.

The armpits come up nice and high as well.

The silky fabric makes it easy to wear under fabrics of all types.

These come in a perfect nude color and black. The nude is perfect for wearing under sheer or lace dresses.

 

Downeast Essential Slips for wearing under low-backed dressesDowneast Essential Slip *the best for low-backed dresses

Cotton capped sleeve layering slips for wearing under sheer/sleeveless dresses or dresses with cutouts.

The capped sleeves are perfectly cut for covering garments.

The armpits come up nice and high as well.

The cotton fabric makes it more difficult to wear under fabrics of all types, however the cotton fabric looks less awkward when it’s obviously showing underneath a low backed dress or sleeveless dress.

These come in various colors.

 

  Lizzy Slip nude v-neck slip for layering under immodest clothing to make it modest.The Lizzy Slip  *the best for flowy knee-length dresses

Capped sleeve layering slips for wearing under sheer/sleeveless dresses or dresses with cutouts.

The capped sleeves are perfectly cut for covering garments.

Shorter slip (above the knees)

Raw hems.

The only slip I know of that comes in a v-neck.

Comes in nude, white, black, and round neck as well.

 

 

 

Lizzy Slip nude maxi slip for layering under immodest clothing to make it modest.The Lizzy Slip (Maxi)

Capped sleeve layering slips for wearing under sheer/sleeveless dresses or dresses with cutouts.

The capped sleeves are perfectly cut for covering garments.

Raw hems.

The only slip I know of that comes in a v-neck.

The only nude slip I know of that comes in a maxi length.

Comes in nude, white, black, and round neck as well.

 

 

 

Invisible Bras

Many people assume that since their garments are white they should wear a white bra, but a white bra against less-than-white garments only makes your bra stand out and show visibly underneath your clothing. The secret to making your bra invisible under any clothing is to wear a nude bra. The two bras linked below are my favorite and Third Love has a fantastic fit finder so you can be sure to get the perfect size.

Third Love 24/7 Classic T-shirt Bra, perfect nude braThird Love 24/7 T-Shirt Bra *the best bra for wearing over garments

This silky nude bra is the perfect color for wearing over garments and under light colored shirts/dresses. The color makes it invisible, even under semi sheer pieces.

 

 Third Love 24/7 Classic Full Coverage Bra, perfect nude braThird Love 24/7 Full Coverage Bra *the best bra for wearing over garments (for larger busts)

A fuller-chested silky nude bra perfect for wearing over garments and under light colored shirts/dresses. The color makes it invisible, even under semi sheer pieces.