5 Tips For Modest Summer Fashion

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summer2012Dressing modestly in the summer is a challenge. Love it or hate it, the season surely throws a wrench into the daily task of getting dressed, especially for those of us with a penchant for a more, let’s say, restrained approach to our aesthetic.

So, how do you cover up in the heat, if tanks and shorts aren’t your thing?

Here are 5 easy tips to dress on trend and keep it modest as the temperatures rise:

Ditch the Jeans – sure, they go with everything, but this is one piece I subconsciously leave behind every summer with reckless abandon. It’s an intuitive choice – the thick fabrics, constricting cuts (skinny jeans are the antithesis of summer wear!), and the simple fact that there are plenty of months in the remainder of the year to wear them means you should have no qualms about moving those baby blues (or your greens, or pinks) to the back of your wardrobe until fall hits. Substitute with cargoes, harem pants, palazzos, or chinos (aka man pants) – the list of loose and demure bottoms in stores these days

Modest Fashion Hits the Mainstream

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a0bbc50699d700d9beea6eb3680f0fffWhen Summer Albarcha went to her prom in Missouri a couple of years ago, she wore what she calls “a regular prom dress” accessorized with a blazer and a sparkly headscarf. Albarcha, now a 19-year-old college student, says her ability to match her fashion sense to her Muslim beliefs was the reason she started a fashion blog, Hipster Hijabis. On it, she shows off her latest normal-girl outfits (Nordstrom tops, jackets from Topshop) and provides links to Zara tunics and polka dot headscarves.

Whenever there’s a story about hip, young Muslim women, aka “mipsters” or “hijabistas,” Albarcha is usually mentioned. But she’s part of a larger, much more disparate group of women of many different faiths—Jewish, Christian, Muslim—who dress modestly in accordance with their beliefs, trying to be as fashionable as possible while also figuring out how to cover their knees, elbows, and collarbones, and blogging about it along the way.

It’s actually not a bad time to be shopping for modest clothes. Last year, Donna Karan created a Ramadan capsule collection of long, silky dresses and a marketing campaign

the Internet Made Modest Fashion Cool

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For plugged-in, religious Millennials, stylishness and faith have never been more compatible.

winter-frolic-modest-dress-in-peacoat-14Historically, modest clothing has often been at odds with what’s considered “cool,” especially in the classic American sense. This week, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of a young Muslim woman who was denied a job at an Abercrombie and Fitch store because her headscarf didn’t fit in with the company’s desired “look.” As my colleague Emma Green noted, “‘classic’ Americans probably dress like Protestants—which is to say, they don’t dress in much religious garb at all.”

And yet as Abercrombie’s profits continue to tumble, modest fashion’s profile is rising, thanks in part to an increasingly outspoken number of trend-conscious religious Millennials who stand by the idea that covering up can be glamorous, sexy, and, yes, cool. Corresponding with the rise of Instagram and fashion blogs, these Christians, Jews, Muslims, and Hindus—mostly young women based in the U.S.—took to the Internet to vent their frustrations about limited fashion choices and to share creative tips for elevating their wardrobes. The result: growth and visibility for the modest-fashion movement and a new generation of religious-lifestyle bloggers, designers, and trendsetters from across

Tips to choose a perfect nightwear that suits your body type

 

It is just so important to sleep in something that your body thanks you for! You spend one third of your life in bed and should be entitled to all the creature comforts when catching up with your zzz’s. Regardless of whether you are in a relationship or not, you also ought to be looking good and waking up happy. The perfect nightwear can help with that. There is a reason why there is a million plus dollar industry to clothe people for the night time and this is what they do on a full time basis.

Whether you preference is a satin nightgown or a sheer piece of lingerie, being comfortable and looking good are both just as important. The mistake that most people make when choosing nightwear is to get them in a tight fit. This not only disrupts your sleep but will not necessarily look good either. While the comfort factor is easy to take care of with fabrics such as soft lace, cotton, satins, fur, etc. the part about the nightwear suiting you may be tricky to get right in the first go. So here are a few tips to buy sexy nightwear according to your

Tips to choose a perfect nightwear that suits your body type

It is just so important to sleep in something that your body thanks you for! You spend one third of your life in bed and should be entitled to all the creature comforts when catching up with your zzz’s. Regardless of whether you are in a relationship or not, you also ought to be looking good and waking up happy. The perfect nightwear can help with that. There is a reason why there is a million plus dollar industry to clothe people for the night time and this is what they do on a full time basis.

Whether you preference is a satin nightgown or a sheer piece of lingerie, being comfortable and looking good are both just as important. The mistake that most people make when choosing nightwear is to get them in a tight fit. This not only disrupts your sleep but will not necessarily look good either. While the comfort factor is easy to take care of with fabrics such as soft lace, cotton, satins, fur, etc. the part about the nightwear suiting you may be tricky to get right in the first go. So here are a few tips to buy sexy nightwear according to your

Tips to Buy Clothes at Karol Bagh- Shopping Hub for Fashion Apparel in Delhi

Shopping is not an easy job to do. One may be thething that it doesn’t take much if one is going out shopping. Definitely, it does take way much than just going to shop. One needs to plan and make a list of stuff. They have few important points to follow while shopping and then finalize. It is a whole list of thejob but then again if one goes shopping for apparels then that is a whole new level of struggle and work. Though if one gets their hand on a shopping avenue then the work becomes a little less tedious. Karol Bagh is one such shopper’s paradise.

Tips To Follow When One Is Out Shopping:

There are few things to follow protocol when one goes out shopping for the apparels. These should be followed under any and every condition. Only if these points are followed then can one definitely attain the best shopping results. The very first point here would be to quit the idea of speed shopping. One must definitely not try to speed the process of their shopping. If they do, then there are 100% chances that it would be the worst

My Favorite Modest Fashion Tips

Like most females, I like clothes.  I’m not obsessed in any way…clothes-shopping is not my favorite thing to do.
I’d rather buy books.
However, I do like to keep a modest, feminine, and attractive-to-my-husband look about me.
I have some friends who are very talented in the way they put clothes together, and I’ve learned a few things from them as well as developed my own sense of style.
I apologize right now for the deplorable lack of pictures.  My camera and my computer have not been friends for some time, and thus I’ve been unable to upload any.  If and when the day comes that the electronics reconcile, you will be rewarded by photo-laden blog posts.
Nevertheless, I can describe in words what some of my favorite fashion tips are!

1) Be creative.  Think outside the box.  Look for new ways to put clothes together that you might not have considered.
For example:  Any button-up blouse, long or short-sleeved, can be layered over a t-shirt or tank top.  Unbuttoned, you can gather up the two sides of the shirt just below your bustline and tie the two tails together, 50’s-style.  This is great for button-up shirts that are too short

Modesty In Fashion

Modest clothing isn’t something you’d necessarily think to be a hot topic, but as it relates to personal style it’s becoming extremely relevant in today’s fashion conversation. The wave of covered, modest looks on the runway these past few seasons has undoubtedly influenced the modern woman’s style.

One of my favorite holiday commercials was done by UK retailer Harvey Nichols; it introduces female viewers to the sobering reality of how one looks on her “walk of shame.” The outfit that might have looked sexy and chic at the party the night before ends up looking unfortunately inappropriate the next morning. While the ad clearly promotes overt sexuality, it makes a great point in the end as the last women to be featured returns home classic, clean and pulled together.

With the public being fed images of scantily clad, hyper-sexualized popstars and actresses, one has to conclude that the correlation between looking cheap and acting cheap is often a reality. What you put on your body has a direct impact on how you feel and how you present yourself to the world. Style is always personal and is born out of confidence in every aspect of self. And while Hollywood loves to bare

Modest Swimwear Could Be the Next Big Fashion Trend

Sara Wolf and Daniella Teutsch co-founded HydroChic after watching Orthodox Jewish women like themselves walk around in ankle-length denim skirts and oversized men’s T-shirts and shorts at the beach.

“There really wasn’t much out there,” Wolf recently told the Wall Street Journal. “You want to look normal, not like you fell out of the sky.”

The lack of modest yet practical options in beach attire spurred the women to start their own swimwear line. HydroChic manufactures swimwear similar to what surfers or divers might wear.

The swimwear appeals to religious women such as Wolf and Teutsch. As the Jewish Journal explained last summer:

There are different rules of ‘tznius’ or modesty for men and women who are [Orthodox Jews]. … Women have to be careful about how much flesh they expose when swimming, which is why swimming can be so problematic.

But now such products from companies like HydroChic are catching on among other women too. For a variety of reasons, women are seeking more coverage than even a one-piece swimsuit offers, the Wall Street Journal reports:

Women of other faiths who also prefer modesty, along with older and plus-size women who don’t like how they look in a traditional bathing suit, are fans of the new beachwear. Younger

Modesty Is Her Best Policy

The October weather has the stylist Adi Heyman reaching for belted trenches and voluminous shirtdresses. These choices denote her “mod” style — though in this case, it has nothing to do with the ’60s. Ms. Heyman’s “mod” stands for modest, and it reflects her faith as an Orthodox Jew.

Ms. Heyman, 31, is the creative force behind the Jewish lifestyle website Fabologie, which, she said, draws 75,000 to 100,000 page views a month. Many of her admirers are Orthodox women looking to assert personal style while remaining true to the tenets of tznius, or modesty. But the size of her following reflects an appeal to women of all backgrounds who are drawn to dressing with more decorum and less flash.

The blog features posts on runway trends and photographs of style icons like Miroslava Duma, a fashion writer from Russia, and the socialite Olivia Palermo, both of whom are known to often dress conservatively.

She also shares reflections on Torah portions and Jewish holidays, frequently connecting them back to fashion. Last Passover, she advocated accepting the difficulties of the past to help fuel growth in the future.

In the same spirit, she urged readers to embrace prior fashion faux pas. “If we didn’t try

faith is making modest fashion trendy

Modest clothing is making a splash in the world of high fashion, propelled by young designers driven by faith.

Although the fashion industry is rarely associated with conservative styles, a few new brands have found success producing creative, trendy pieces that give religious women the coverage they desire.

Louella, a Los Angeles-based company, “has sold nearly 4,000 pieces since its launch three months ago,” The Associated Press reported this week. Ibtihaj Muhammad, a Muslim woman who represents the United States in international fencing competitions, launched the brand because of how difficult it was for her to find dresses to wear during speaking tours.

Additionally, New York-based DKNY made headlines this summer by releasing a women’s-wear collection tied to the month of Ramadan. The long-sleeved, floor-length looks were designed and modeled by two prominent Middle Eastern fashion designers, as I previously reported in an article for Deseret News National.

These professional efforts are extensions of a larger network of style bloggers, who, according to Today Style, seek ways to look “haute without being too ‘hot.'” Today’s article profiled women from Jewish, Islamic and Christian backgrounds who found common ground in their desire to have fun with fashion without disobeying their faiths’ calls for

Modest is Hottest

Women and girls are more than just bodies. But you wouldn’t know that if you looked to media, or even sometimes well-meaning religious* rhetoric, for the truth about females. And you wouldn’t know that if you listened to the way so many of us discuss the topic of appropriate dress, or “modesty,” today. We are growing up and growing older surrounded by profit-driven media’s fixation on bodies – from “Perfect Your Parts, Perfect Your Life!” billboards to always-Photoshopped magazines and TV obsessed with judging what women wear and how much cellulite they have. In an inescapable media world that pans up and down women’s bodies and focuses so much attention on their parts, no wonder girls learn to display their bodies as something to be looked at. No wonder girls learn to survey their bodies at all times, and in all things they are wearing, and in all places they are going.

Today in many circles, issues of female “modesty” are very popular. From many religions’ focus on appropriate dress to schools having rules on how high above the knee girls’ shorts can and can’t be or how much bare shoulder is too much – modesty is a trending topic. (For

Modestly dressed women are starting a fashion revolution online

When Adi Heyman was a teenager, she and her family converted to Judaism. After converting, they moved to Florida, where Heyman felt drawn to the tenets of “tzniut” — the Hebrew word for “secrecy” or “privacy,” and the word that describes the Orthodox Jewish tradition of dressing modestly.

That meant long skirts, long sleeves, and high necklines — even in summer.

There was only one problem. Heyman, a freshman in high school, didn’t love the selection of clothing at the local Macy’s that fit that description. Much of those clothes were being marketed to women her mother’s — or even her grandmother’s — age.

“It was hard to know how I was supposed to dress,” Heyman remembers. “Am I supposed to buy a suit that a grown woman would wear? It seemed to be an impossible way of dressing for a teenager.”

Heyman subscribes to modern Orthodox Judaism. While she’s strict about following the Jewish mitzvot, or “commandments,” the rules of modern Orthodox Judaism do not mandate that she cut herself off from the outside world — technology, pop culture, etc. — as long as she can live within the guidelines of her religion, like going to temple, keeping a kosher diet, and dressing