Here’s a mantra you should repeat when you’re looking for tznius clothing—rules are cool. Following outfit guidelines don’t mean that you need to limit your clothing options! In fact, these rules just mean that you have to be more creative when coming up with different looks. Fashion guidelines shouldn’t stop you from having fun with the different outfit styles that you can achieve!
Creating a tzniut outfit means you need to look for chic pieces that adhere to the guidelines that you live by, all while making sure that they last through the different seasons. It's a good thing that modest fashion is slowly (but surely!) becoming a global fashion style, isn’t it?
Learn how you can rock tzniut wear today! Try out these cool and fashionable fashion hacks right now:
- Brave the Colours
Preferring to don a tznius dress doesn’t mean you should stick to the basic colours. You can still look conservative and even have fun wearing bright and bold hues, especially during spring and summer! While neon shades are probably out, you might want to look into earthy tones and pastel shades. Both colour families offer you a wide variety of colours to choose from.
Shop the Look: Apricot Maxi Dress with Slim Leather Belt, £65.00 GBP
Earth tones can range from mustard yellows and rustic oranges to forest greens and deep ambers. They are the perfect colours for your fall tzniut outfit! These shades are also great if you want to add a little bit more drama to your outfits without going overboard.
Pastel hues, on the other hand, are fantastic for spring because they are light, easy-breezy, and totally bubbly. If you just want to update your tzniut attire with a hint of colour, pastel is definitely the way to go!
- Keep Comfort In Mind
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Fashion and comfort combined might just be the best thing in the world! After all, your outfit is hardly worth it if you’re not comfortable wearing it, right? Besides, with athleisure fashion trends taking the world by storm, being a modest dresser doesn’t mean you can’t join in on the fun.
Decades ago, who would have thought that clothing designed for workouts and other fitness routines can be worn at the workplace? Now that athleisure is all the rage, you can whip out those comfy sweats and hip hoodies at school or in other casual occasions. These pieces are great for lazy days when you don’t want to put in a lot of effort dressing up. They keep you both warm, cosy, and well-covered. At the same time, you can style these loose tops to make your tznius clothing look more hip and street.
Shop the Look: Lip Pocket Hoodie, £44.00 GBP
These comfy pieces are also perfect wear for when you want to work out—they are, after all, athletic pieces, aren’t they? They allow you more freedom to move without you having to worry about exposing too much of your body. Plus, they look cute paired with a long skirt and workout tights.
Romanticize Your Sleeves
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Sleeves are a fashion necessity when it comes to your tznius wardrobe. They’re the easiest way to cover up your elbows, after all. It’s a good thing that there are so many sleeve styles out there. Getting bored is definitely not an option!
Shop the Look: Blue Print Dress, £55.00 GBP
Shop the Look: Malik Blouse Beige, £29.00 GBP
Shop the Look: Kahlia Lace Dress, £49.00 GBP
Use the details in the sleeves to show off your personality—or better yet, what you're feeling that day. Sleeves can make you look romantic, innocent, glam, and so much more! Their different cuts and designs can have an overall effect on the look you want to portray, giving you a fab boost of confidence no matter where you go.
- Pick Up on Patterns
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If you’re limited inasmuch as you can’t wear a majority of the fashion trends today, make up for it by playing with patterns. There are thousands of different designs out there to experiment with. You can make your tzniut apparel unique and chic by rocking different patterns in itself!
Shop the Look: Pineapple Summer Shirt Dress Navy, £35.00 GBP
Shop the Look: Olive Green Modern Print Maxi Dress, £75.00 GBP
The best thing about patterns is that there are so many kinds to choose from! It’s so easy to get lost in all the different styles you can pick. For example, floral is a classic pattern that gives off a romantic and feminine vibe. If you want something more modern, geometric designs are the way to go.
- Let Loose
Below-the-knee length dresses will always be a part of your closet—it’s the most effortless tznius outfit you can have. Of course, other than making sure that the pieces you’re buying adhere to the guidelines, we also like the ones with long sleeves as this instantly gives you the option of adjusting the sleeve length by rolling them up. An adjustable sleeve length also gives you the option of achieving different looks whether it is for night or day. If bright colours are not your thing, you can always opt for colours and patterns that are more neutral, just like these pieces below!
Shop the Look: Ethnic Pattern Seem West Dress, £75.00 GBP (was £90.00)
Shop the Look: Beige Maxi Dress with Hidden Leather Belt, £65.00 GBP
Shop the Look: Belted Button Through Maxi Dress With Frill Detail, £39.00 GBP (was £75.00)
Lastly, it definitely can’t hurt to look into loose-fitting choices. More and more pieces come in a flowy design, so getting one that can be considered tzniut clothing is easier than ever before. Oversized cuts are versatile enough to be worn for both casual and formal occasions too—plus, you don’t have to worry about losing yourself in the fabric because of the modern cuts nowadays that flatter at every angle.
Plain is Timeless
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If all else fails, go with the basics! Plain and simple clothes are always the best choice if you don’t know what to wear. There’s a reason why these designs are deemed as classics. Use solid, neutral colours for your tznius attire since they are super easy to style. Neutrals can be worn for everyday errands, professional appointments, and even formal events.
Shop the Look: Black Loose Pleated Midi Skirt, £39.00 GBP
Shop the Look: Red Loose Pleated Maxi Skirt, £39.00 GBP
When it comes to timeless tzniut clothes, below-the-knee length skirts are also wardrobe-essentials. Having a few plain ones in your closet will make styling a variety of looks easier because the only thing you need to worry about is changing your top every so often.
As you can see, wearing Tznius apparel can also be chic and fashionable! You just need to be creative and willing to experiment with the limits set upon you. Fashion, after all, is incredibly versatile—and with a little bravery and creativity, fashion is and always will accommodate your preferences no matter what they may be!