5 Conservative Fashion Tips for 2017

When it comes to fashion, it's easy to get swept away by the latest trends, regardless of how impractical and short-lived they may prove to be. Smart, savvy shoppers, however, tend to steer clear of the most outrageous trends in favor of more timeless, conservative clothing choices. Here are some helpful tips on how you can look up to date with the latest 2017 styles, while still purchasing options that will be favorites in your wardrobe for many years to come.


1. Back to Basics

No matter what the calendar may say, certain clothing choices never seem to be out of style. Starting with your basics, such as jeans, T-shirts, and black dresses is a great way to build a sensible wardrobe. Then you can simply layer the year's hottest patterns on top of what you already own. So if your wardrobe is short on clothing choices that will stand the test of time, start adding some of these necessary conservative items. Choose your favorite neutral base shade to build on, whether it be black, gray, or navy. Throw in some white or cream colored items for contrast. Add a few versatile pairs of jeans. Then accessorize and layer to your heart's content.


2. Express Current Trends with Cost-Effective Accessories

Rather than go out and buy an entirely new wardrobe for 2017, you can simply add a few accessories to accent your current wardrobe. The results will be impressive. You'll give the illusion of staying on the cutting edge of fashion without having to make a large investment in new clothing. Some examples of trendy accessories would include bright, colorful handbags and purses, mismatched earrings, and fun, creatively designed yet comfortable sandals. Though these items in and of themselves wouldn't scream "conservative," they can actually complement your conservative wardrobe.


3. Swim in Sensible Style

When it comes to the spring and summer months, one of the most difficult dilemmas can be figuring out where to find a bathing suit that flatters your figure. Thankfully, modern fashion designers are finally starting to figure out tricks to help women of all shapes and sizes look their best on the beach or poolside. Rather than revealing bikinis, many women are choosing the more conservative tankinis and shorts or skirt options that allow them to feel less self-conscious while enjoying the sun and surf. Those seeking for even less revealing suits than they will be able to find in most stores could consider turning to online sites that specialize in modest swimwear.


3. Go Long

Longer hemlines are a positive fashion statement for those seeking to build a conservative wardrobe in 2017. With all sorts of choices from A-line to Tea-length to Maxi skirts, there's plenty of graceful options to choose from online and on shopping mall racks. These choices range from casual to formal, so they're perfect for work, school, or special occasions.


4. Go High

High necklines are also making a comeback this year. Reminiscent of the 1980s, this conservative look is a welcome change from the plunging necklines that were in style not long ago. These elegant fashions are ideal for cooler climates and are great for layering. There are myriad of interesting styles to choose from, such as the Pussy Bow, Vintage Governess, and Victorian Steampunk. Along with the high necklines, puffed sleeves are also back in style. Feel free to follow these fashions to the extent that you feel comfortable, but there's no reason to feel any pressure to adopt a particular pattern that's not flattering to your body type.


5. Be Eclectic without Being Eccentric

One of the keys to dressing conservatively is learning the difference between looking unique and looking outlandish. A conservatively dressed person normally steers clear of fashion novelties that draw undue attention to self. If you're the type of person who doesn't mind being noticed but doesn't enjoy inviting gawking stares from strangers, avoid fashion choices and accessories that are far outside the conventional spectrum. It's okay to add some fun and flair through subtle, innovative accessories. But if you want to project a conservative air with your fashion, keep bling in your jewelry at a minimum, your pattern choices subtle, and your overall look modest and tasteful.


Hopefully these tips will help you build a conservative wardrobe that will give you confidence at work and play. Whatever clothing items and accessories you choose to purchase, making sure you're personally satisfied with your fashion choices should always be a top priority. Happy shopping!

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