Last Friday I went to see Jon Stewart and Dave Chapelle perform and they were hilarious. Pete Davidson was there too. Every single one of them opened with ‘It is hot as **** here.’ They’re on to something, it is pretty darn hot here in Houston, which makes it very difficult for modest dressing in the summer. Average temperature during the summer is around 95 and feels like 105. Crazy as this may sound, I will take the heat over the icy cold I remember from my childhood in Indiana. This was reaffirmed during a visit this winter.
Just like finding modest swim wear is hard, so is modest summer clothing. With it being so hot, the last thing I want to do is layer. I have a good, better, best methodology when it comes to evaluating summer tops. Good: has sleeves and isn’t low cut. Better: has sleeves, isn’t low cut, and is long enough to cover my behind. Best: has sleeves, isn’t low cut, is long enough to cover my rear, and doesn’t require a camisole. Unfortunately, light weight tops in that last category have proven elusive so I have to resort to good and better.
What to Wear on Bottom
On our way from the car to the mosque one afternoon, my eldest son was complaining he was feeling hot because he was wearing pants. I joked and said, ‘That’s the story of my life! I haven’t worn shorts since I was 13.’ I was expecting a full on conversation about modesty and our faith, but instead he asks, ‘Is it because you have hair on your legs?’ Luckily we had arrived to the building by then and I could avoid answering why I have hair on my legs instead of why I don’t wear shorts. So now that we have established that I don’t wear shorts for a variety of reasons, here are some recommendations for what I do wear in the summer. I have linked the item or a similar item below the image.