Monday, May 9, 2011

Places to Shop...Modestly ;)

I have to chance to help out with a Young Women's activity in our ward tomorrow night. We will be talking about modesty and where/how to find clothes that cover (and are still cute) I pulled together this roundup for the girls and thought I might share it with you as well!


(Cute under layering half tee with 5 sleeve length options and 7 color options. Priced between $14 and $17, relatively fast shipping) And I might add AWESOME for nursing...easy access ;)

(Good place to find layering tees and tanks. Skirts are mostly modest. Tops are hit and miss. Well priced, but expensive shipping)

I have a rant waiting to happen about this company, ask me sometime, maybe I'll blog about it.

(New Modest fashion magazine, right up there with Vogue in style but all the styles are modest! They always have great reviews of new modesty clothing companies.)

(This site is not dedicated to modest fashion; however most of their clothing is modest or could easily be made modest. Cute and retro.)

(Another great site for layering shirts. I really like their sleeve options the most. Well priced around $17-$20)

(I LOVE this store! They have to cutest way to lengthen your dresses/skirts with a ruffled slip. Awesome!)

(This site is fairly expensive but they have the most classy and stylish dresses available in my opinion. However, some of their styles are really REALLY tight fitting, so not everything is perfect.)

(This is a fashion blog written by an LDS woman. She has fun taste and great tutorials)

(Really cute modest swim suits. Very affordable, lots of options.)

(Modest length shorts and capris for guys or girls)

(Really pretty Dresses and skirts! They only have a few shirt options, but they are really cute too. Inexpensively priced as well.)

(This site carries really lovely prom/wedding dresses.)

(This site is AWESOME! They have links to all the modest formal sites as well as ideas on making your dress modest, or how to sew one of your own.)

Simcha’s Spectacular (local shop)

(1839 South Taylor Road Cleveland Heights, OH 44118 (216) 932-3130 Open from about 12:30-6 Monday through Thursday and on Fridays till about 4 or 5 depending on the time of year. Jewish owned fashion shop. Very friendly owner, SUPER cute clothes. Her prices are about the same as shopping at Macy’s but the quality is really nice.)

These shops and blogs have made shopping for modest clothes so much easier! There is one thing however, that you should still remember. Even though these sites say they are dedicated to modesty, it doesn’t mean that everything they sell is actually modest. It is up to you to define your standards, no matter what they claim. Even if they are members of the church that doesn’t mean they are truly modest and virtuous.
“You are the strength of the present, the hope of the future…You are second to none. You are daughters of God…But, my dear friends, we cannot accept that which has become common in the world. Yours, as members of this Church, is a higher standard…

Modesty in dress and manner will assist in protecting against temptation. It may be difficult to find modest clothing, but it can be found with enough effort. I sometimes wish every girl had access to a sewing machine and training in how to use it. She could then make her own attractive clothing. I suppose this is an unrealistic wish. But I do not hesitate to say that you can be attractive without being immodest. You can be refreshing and buoyant and beautiful in your dress and in your behavior. Your appeal to others will come of your personality, which is the sum of your individual characteristics. Be happy. Wear a smile. Have fun. But draw some rigid parameters, a line in the sand, as it were, beyond which you will not go.” (President Gordon B. Hinckley, Ensign, May 2004)

*These opinions are my own, I am not getting paid in anyway from any of these companies for my review.


Chris said...

This is a great round up! I am so glad to know that these resources are available now. My oldest daughter is 8 now, but this is already becoming an issue due to clothing available in stores for girls 8 and up!

hollyctr said...

Chris, I KNOW! The great thing is many of these sites also have really cute clothes for young girls too! I'm glad this helped!

Heather Grow said...

Great list. I try to dress cute and modest so that I can be an example to our ward YW. I think that dressing frumpy sends as bad a message as an immodest outfit. It tells the girls that you have to be frumpy to be modest. The girls need to be lead by example.

Thanks again.

Cicilia and Dantes Nana said...

I'm so glad to have found your site!! I'm hoping to instill this type of dressing into my young granddaughter. She's only 3 and some of the clothing already available for her is just ridiculous! Luckily her parents also are conscientious about her modestly while dressing.

Barbara said...

So what about downeastbasics? :)