Women enjoy hearing compliments.
Men tend to think someone flattering them is trying to con them into something.
When I see a woman modestly dressed, I am inclined to tell her she looks
attractive, but it's not easy to say that without seeming to be improper, or forward.
It makes it easier when the woman has daughters with her, who are also
dressed modestly, because I can mention to the mother that I appreciate the
appearance of the girls. And then, in parting, say, "and the same goes for yourself."
I think that in today's situation, women who make the effort to cover themselves
ought to be told they succeeded in making a good impression, but you don't
always have to be obvious. You can respectfully hold the door open, or step
aside on a walkway. In the old days, men would remove their hat and perhaps
bow to a lady. These things are forgotten now, after women's liberation etc.
Overall, it seems to me that you have your priorities mistaken if you are
looking for a good feeling as the reason for appreciating women dressed
modestly. We ought to recognize that it is PROPER and APPROPRIATE for
women to do so, regardless of how it makes a man FEEL.
Our behavior should be based on right reason, not on feelings!!