To combat current trends, Christian sayings have reverted to teaching the truth of modesty by a catchy saying "modest is hottest".
Do you see the issue here? No? Let me continue.
This saying puts a big fat western culture band-aid on a much more serious problem. This saying tells young women and teens alike that modesty (that is a biblical teaching) is limited and easily fixed by equating it with 'hotness' or attractiveness.
Modesty, yes is a physical aspect of faith. It is a physical representation of carrying ourselves with dignity and respect. But dignity and respect are heart issues. Not physical issues. Equating this faith issue with physical representations puts, at best a temporary fix on a serious problem.
Modest is hottest tells women that we should still strive for attractiveness. We try to fit our culture into our faith, rather than immersing ourselves so much in our faith in through that, we create a new culture.
The temporary fix is of this world. It tells women that if you are modest, you will achieve a level of attractiveness to other people. The focus is still on people's perception of us, rather than striving for modesty, out of God's love and creation.
Simply putting on a sweater and baggy jeans because we are told that will let us achieve 'hotness'. It still focuses on physicality. God doesn't look at our outer appearance. But how we carry ourselves (physically, socially, relationally) is a reflection of our faith. It's important to understand the beauty of having dignity and respect; not because it will allow us to become more attractive to someone else. However, it gives us an amazing insight to God's heart and the call for how His creation is to see themselves.
So my dear sisters, dress in modesty because God has already created you to be beautiful and wonderfully made and to carry yourself in dignity and respect because you are His.