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post #201 of 601
Hey, Deedee!

Lots of us headcover as well. There's a thread in Spirituality (don't know if you have access to that forum yet) where we talk specifically about that.

What kind of headcovering do you wear?
post #202 of 601
Hey there!

I'll have a look and see if I can enter the Spirituality Thread.

My head covering is similar to this one:
http://www.tznius.com/cgi-bin/bun.pl

I'm so excited to meet other ladies who cover.

-Deedee
post #203 of 601
*waves* i'm a modest dressing not-yet-mama. I'm not yet skirts only, but i never wear shorts or tank tops or anything very revealing. I'm having the hardest time finding long skirts, especially jean or corduroy. I've even looked in thrift/second hand shops! It's very frustrating! I'm also starting headcovering. I have a friend that is making me some after the holidays. (i really love the headcoverings on www.garlandsofgrace.com)
post #204 of 601
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Originally Posted by annettemarie View Post
Mennonite cape dresses are great, because they're made for nursing. I'm actually wearing an older style Motherhood nursing dress today, and it reminds me of the cape-style dresses.

I generally wear tops and skirts when I am nursing.
Is there a link to a picture?
post #205 of 601
Wanted to post a link to a modest workout clothing site: http://skirtsports.com/shop/new.cfm


probably not modest enough for some, but I have a hard time finding modest workout gear and the Tough Girl outfit from this site is just perfect for me at this moment in time.

I just wish I could afford it.


eta: not all of their stuff is modest, so be aware
post #206 of 601
Wow... lots of great links here. I'm starting to re-assess the wardrobe here. I've been known to wear things I definitely shouldn't but lately I'm not wanting to dress that way anymore. I can't take the plunge into some of the very modest clothes though. I'm just not sure I'd be comfortable in some of them although I'm no longer comfortable in my current wardrobe. Finding modest clothes (something not advertising my figure IMO) isn't easy either as I'm very full figured. I'm fairly small in size too but with a huge bottom and extra large top. I look like Barbie for lack of a better description and often get called "Dolly" as in Dolly Parton.

I'm wanting to find some simple clothing in pretty colors and prints to start wearing. Just going to have to look around I guess to find something that will fit me and not be a budget breaker.
post #207 of 601
I'm back in my home state of CA for the holiday, and seeing some friends for the first time in 6 months. I started the modest dressing journey before graduation in May but I guess some friends didn't pay too much attention or it was too obvious. It was strange to be "noticed" by people I'm close too but haven't witnessed the progression. I got some comments on my headbands and necklines. It's not enough to change anything but I wasn't expecting it. I don't live in an area where anyone really covers, nor is it the norm with my friends from home.

On a side note, I was shopping for boots and I ran into a gaggle of Frum (Orthodox Jewish) girls looking for boots at the same time. We instantly recognized each other and smiled : I did feel kinda sheepish because it was the ONE DAY I wasn't wearing any kind of headband or scarf..
post #208 of 601
I am a modest dressing woman. I only wear skirts because when wearing pants/shorts, it highlights and encourages people to look at my rear. I think I read that there was a study done that showed that people, all people, not just men, automatically look at the rear end of a woman who is wearing pants. Not so with men wearing pants. I am not interested in either drawing attention to myself nor aiding someone in committing sin. I do believe that when one looks upon the body of another in any way other than pure, we are taking a step toward sinning against that person.
post #209 of 601
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Originally Posted by joiedevivre184 View Post
(i really love the headcoverings on www.garlandsofgrace.com)
those are GORGEOUS!!!!

I am thinking of headcovering but not really for religious reasons. I am and have always been suuuuuper sensitive about my hair. I only let DH touch it (haven't had my hair professionally cut or styled in over 10 years) and honestly for me that is more intimate then.... erm... other things. When I go out in public I stress about my hair. I'm sure this is from years of friends and family making fun of it and saying not so nice things about my crazy curly hair (which I am going to dread as that is what it naturally wants to do). So I have been thinking if I cover maybe I will be able to think of other things. Does that make any sense? DH likes the idea as his brushing and braiding my hair has become something very personal to us.

Anywho that brings me to modesty in general- at first when I returned to Mormonism it was something I *had* to do and I didn't like it but now I am even finding myself wanting to cover more than the bare minimum of the standards. My body has just become something sacred to me and in that I find myself feeling much different things than I expected.
post #210 of 601
OK, for all you covering ladies, how do you possibly keep it on?

I have thick coarse hair. And I have a hard time keeping anything on it unless I clip it really tight. I can wear a metal clamp but that is about it. I do have one head band that I have found that will stay mostly in, but it has elastic at the back and makes my hair itch and hurt where it touches the back of my neck. And bobby pins never really stay where they are put for me.

So, perhaps I am just doing it all wrong. Or perhaps these beautiful head coverings are made special. I just look at the pictures in the link above and know that if I wore something like that, it would stay on my head maybe five minutes before it slipped right off the back.

What's the trick?
post #211 of 601
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Originally Posted by Kidzaplenty View Post
OK, for all you covering ladies, how do you possibly keep it on?

I have thick coarse hair. And I have a hard time keeping anything on it unless I clip it really tight. I can wear a metal clamp but that is about it. I do have one head band that I have found that will stay mostly in, but it has elastic at the back and makes my hair itch and hurt where it touches the back of my neck. And bobby pins never really stay where they are put for me.

So, perhaps I am just doing it all wrong. Or perhaps these beautiful head coverings are made special. I just look at the pictures in the link above and know that if I wore something like that, it would stay on my head maybe five minutes before it slipped right off the back.

What's the trick?
Check out the Covered Girls thread. We've discussed the joys of slipping headcovers at length.
post #212 of 601
Thank you!
post #213 of 601
http://www.shukronline.com/
I wanted to let everyone know that Shukr is having a sale! I just got a wrap dress top (I'll wear it as a dress) and a really cute denim skirt, as well as a scarf. from me.
post #214 of 601
Oh! Those pants and skirts!!!

How do their sizes run? I'm a 16/18 so I'd be an XL or what?
post #215 of 601
I LOVE that full lenghth coat that link has. I just wish I had it at this moment. It is so cold here!
post #216 of 601
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Originally Posted by heidirk View Post
Oh! Those pants and skirts!!!

How do their sizes run? I'm a 16/18 so I'd be an XL or what?
Their size chart goes by measurements. If you're closer to the lower measurement range in a given size, I'd go a size down -- I do myself and have never had problems. Size large and up are reeeaaaally long ... at 5'6" I always need to give things a good hem, and I like things down over my ankle so it's not like I'm wanting things to be high off the ground ... just not dragging in the mud.
post #217 of 601
well, I'm 5'10" with long legs, so those sizes seem right on for me!

Everything that's ready made and supposed to be ankle length ends up 'tea length' on me!
post #218 of 601
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Originally Posted by heidirk View Post
well, I'm 5'10" with long legs, so those sizes seem right on for me!

Everything that's ready made and supposed to be ankle length ends up 'tea length' on me!
Maybe we can take the extra 6 inches off even the "short" length pants for me and stick it on yours!

I'm going to try to beg DH to let me buy some skirts off Shukr before the Eid sale ends.
post #219 of 601
Oh yay! a whole "tribe" of modest dressing mommas! Now I don't feel like a freak . I'm new here, and my name is Jeni. It's nice to meet you all. Forgive me for not having read the whole thread. . .it's long! Anyhow, I dress modestly for spiritual reasons, but also because that's how I'm comfortable. I've been considering head covering, too. . .but I haven't decided gotten that far yet. Anyhow - hi!
post #220 of 601
hello, Mamas. I am just recently feeling a pull to dress more modestly now that i have had my third child....i am not religious but after my amazing homebirth it has brought my husband and i's marriage to a whole new level, and i feel like i would like to keep my body a bit more "of a secret", for his eyes only.

i bookmarked that head covering site right away! what i am interested in is making myself some bloomer/pantlettes to wear under skirts. i have not gone through this whole thread (not enough time!) but could anyone point me toward links to bloomer patterns or sources?

thank you!
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