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Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Modest Clothing

Many women don't like the fact that it is hard to get stylish dresses with sleeves, or that cover the whole back. It can be hard to find these clothes, especially in the spring and summer with so many halter dresses and spaghetti straps dominating the clothing racks.

Here are two websites that sell modest clothing. One of them provides really cute dresses that fall below the knee and cover the shoulder. The other is a very scary site; I recommend not viewing it too close to bedtime, lest you suffer from nightmares.

Mikarose has a small selection of dresses, but they are all lovely. You can probably find some similar pieces at Macy's. I especially like this dress, and would love to wear it swing dancing!

Lydia of Purple sells "Modest Apparel Clothing sewn by a truly modest Christian Seamstress", including denim bathing costumes. This site is doing a great job promoting the myth that modest = ugly, and a somewhat less successful job marrying off young women. Frighteningly, the authors of the website offer a website design service.

Stick with Mikarose, folks.


At 4:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting about the issue of dressing modestly in warm weather, although to be honest I wasn't crazy about the clothing in either site. I usually stick to short-sleeved Ts or button-down shirts with the sleeves rolled up. I am a graduate student working with all male professors, so besides the fact that I prefer to be covered up, I would really have no choice anyway. Now the undergrads, that's a different story...

At 10:30 PM, Blogger Style Graduate said...

Anonymous, I will post some other less revealing clothes soon, but I wanted to tell you that I hear you on the gender issue: I'm in a male-dominated field too, and it can be weird sometimes!

At 10:49 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is an interesting thread on the Chronicle of Higher Education forums about summer dress for profs. Some of the responses are pretty amusing :),17823.0.html
(same anonymous as earlier)

At 10:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well there's a wonderful site called for anyone looking for modest clothing. This site is a true blessing to those who want to dress modest and trendy at the same time! :)

At 12:39 AM, Blogger Modestkini said...

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