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post #21 of 601
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I dress modestly!
Welcome Jessica!
post #22 of 601
Thanks!

Luckily I don't have to worry about heat. If it's under 75 degrees out, I'll wear three sweaters and still be shivering. Where I live it's about 65 on average year-round. Dressing modestly is very easy for me.
post #23 of 601
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Those are great. I wonder if I would offend anyone wearing something like that? I am Christian but like to be covered and comfy.
Go for it! I can't even imagine any Muslim mama being offended by it. *shrugs*
post #24 of 601
Wow, this thread caught my eye right away! I've always been most comfortable dressing modestly (long skirts, pants, or sometimes long shorts in summer, loose tops), and did I ever stick out in high school! I've always felt it empowering to dress modestly. My body is my own, and I am not going to allow any cultural pressure to tell me I have to dress as an object for male eyes (I know not everyone feels that way about the way they dress, but it always felt that way to me). Dressing modestly means dressing the way I want to.

Now that I have a little daughter I feel even more that dressing modestly is part of my statement against the sexualization of women, especially young girls. Although I don't think about it much anymore; it's just who I am by now, I guess.

So a big hello to all of you who are into modesty in one way or another!
post #25 of 601
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Go for it! I can't even imagine any Muslim mama being offended by it. *shrugs*
IO just thought I'd ask. Ya know?
post #26 of 601
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Wow, this thread caught my eye right away! I've always been most comfortable dressing modestly (long skirts, pants, or sometimes long shorts in summer, loose tops), and did I ever stick out in high school! I've always felt it empowering to dress modestly. My body is my own, and I am not going to allow any cultural pressure to tell me I have to dress as an object for male eyes (I know not everyone feels that way about the way they dress, but it always felt that way to me). Dressing modestly means dressing the way I want to.

Now that I have a little daughter I feel even more that dressing modestly is part of my statement against the sexualization of women, especially young girls. Although I don't think about it much anymore; it's just who I am by now, I guess.

So a big hello to all of you who are into modesty in one way or another!
Well hello!!! Yes, I have a daughter and am especially careful since then. I have not always dressed modestly there was a spell in my 20's when I thought I'd be sexy LOL! Not a high point in my life.
post #27 of 601
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Go for it! I can't even imagine any Muslim mama being offended by it. *shrugs*
I agree. I can't see any Muslim being offended by it. Just don't be surprised if you see a Muslim and get greeted with a "Salam".
post #28 of 601
I also dress modestly. After becoming a Muslim, it was a slow conversion from wearing short sleeves to head covering and overgarment. I absolutely love it and feel very empowered by it.
post #29 of 601
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I agree. I can't see any Muslim being offended by it. Just don't be surprised if you see a Muslim and get greeted with a "Salam".
Hey, a nice greeting is always great!
post #30 of 601
Modest mama here. I'm a Christian and I feel convicted to dress modestly. No sleeveless, cleavage showing shirts. I mostly wear skirts longer than my knees. At home only, around DH and my 2 year old would I dress in sweats and maybe tank tops (jammies). Not much of a jeans/pants type person.
post #31 of 601
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Modest mama here. I'm a Christian and I feel convicted to dress modestly. No sleeveless, cleavage showing shirts. I mostly wear skirts longer than my knees. At home only, around DH and my 2 year old would I dress in sweats and maybe tank tops (jammies). Not much of a jeans/pants type person.
Welcome. I do occasionally wear sweats. You know hen you have those days and you're inside all day? Tank tops I wear inside as well because let's face it, when it's hot it's hot. Where is your fave type of skirt?
post #32 of 601
I consider myself a modest dresser but I rarely wear skirts or dresses. I prefer pants with a long top. I buy maternity and plus sized tops for the longer coverage. For me showing my shoulders in public is a "big deal."
post #33 of 601
slightly off topic, but do you dress sexy/less-covered when it's just you and DH or just at home or is covering something you do always?

A friend of mine who is Christian says that she covers when she is "prayerful" and since she's always supposed to be in that state, she even (mostof the time) covers her hair at home too..
Me, on the other hand, anything goes at home (well, not the really revealing stuff around my kids)
post #34 of 601
I wear less indoors but not a whole lot less. I have a just below knee skirt I sometimes wear indoors, but not outdoors, and I often wear tank tops in the house, but don't outside unless it's broiling hot. Even then I avoid it/ .

I really don't know my reasons... I don't like attracting attention and I feel if I dressed the way a lot of women do (tight jeans, revealing tops, heels) I'd get attention I don't want.
post #35 of 601
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I cover except while in the shower and in bed. But, you know sometimes I will dress a bit sexier for the hubby. Nothing wrong with that, sexy is even in the Bible.:
post #36 of 601
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It does get really hot here and so I will wear sleeveless. It can get up and around 120 degrees!
I hear ya, mama! It has been known to push 130 here :

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Originally Posted by JessicaRenee View Post
Thanks!

Luckily I don't have to worry about heat. If it's under 75 degrees out, I'll wear three sweaters and still be shivering. Where I live it's about 65 on average year-round. Dressing modestly is very easy for me.
Lucky! *pouts*
And hey, Jessica!

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I also dress modestly. After becoming a Muslim, it was a slow conversion from wearing short sleeves to head covering and overgarment. I absolutely love it and feel very empowered by it.
This is probaly way OT but the Muslim mamas here have been talking about their "overgarment" and a light went off in my head. Some LDS wear an undergarment that is sacred to us and I find it so interesting how we all of all faiths and walk of life have such similarities.

Totally random, I know! Sorry.

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slightly off topic, but do you dress sexy/less-covered when it's just you and DH or just at home or is covering something you do always?
This is another thing I love about dressing modestly- it reserves so much of me just for DH! I dress modestly all the time (excluding the shower and swimming although I would like a much more modest swimsuit than I have. I went from hating one pieces as being too frumpy and now feel they show waaaaay too much!) except for DH. But that's between us.


I seem to remember someone talking about daughters and modesty here. When do you think we should start dressing our daughters modestly? I have 3 little girls and I have a hard time with this. We live in the hot hot desert and it seems so harsh to cover them in such extreme heat. For my oldest (4) who can regulate her temp a bit better I think cap sleeve and shorts to the knee are ok but my two babies (1 and 2) I worry about. Thoughts?
post #37 of 601
I'm considering dressing more modestly, i've never dressed sleazy, but i have always thought that it was ok to dress a little sexy. I wear alot of spagetti strap t's, alot of my shirts show some cleavage, but i'am beginning to have different opinions on it! Though where i live theres not alot of modest dressing going on, (Cali) especially with young and middle aged women!
post #38 of 601
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Welcome. I do occasionally wear sweats. You know hen you have those days and you're inside all day? Tank tops I wear inside as well because let's face it, when it's hot it's hot. Where is your fave type of skirt?
I love jeans skirts and gypsy, bohemian type skirts (especially when it's super hot )
What about you mama??
post #39 of 601
I dress modestly.. i am a recent christian (mennonite) convert.. so i dress in cape dresses and wear a head covering even at home... My dd wears dresses that are modest as well 100% of the time..

it wasn't always like this... when i was lost i was dressing in pants and shorts and would show cleavage... my dd now believes modesty is best and i am soooo glad because she is 9 yrs old and the children at her old public school would wear pants with words on their bum and short shorts.. it was just terrible...
post #40 of 601
OT but Tricia your daughter is so gorgeous!
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