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post #321 of 601
:: I just found the greatest products! Layering 3/4 and layering crew neck

kinda pricey but a great way to extend the pregnancy wardrobe!! This is great for me since I love the Old Navy maternity stuff but it's not exactly as modest as I'd like....
post #322 of 601
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Originally Posted by Faliciagayle View Post
:: I just found the greatest products! Layering 3/4 and layering crew neck

kinda pricey but a great way to extend the pregnancy wardrobe!! This is great for me since I love the Old Navy maternity stuff but it's not exactly as modest as I'd like....
Also, on ebay right now, search for Kiki Riki -- they have long sleeve and 3/4 sleeve shirts to wear underneath that are half shirts/cropped, so no worry about a belly...I think they were like $9 or $10 when I searched yesterday. They're also great for nursing because you can wear it under a zip hoodie, and just unzip as far as the half shirt, and lift up where the baby needs to be

prettymematernity.com has some crewnecks for $20...not old navy prices, but much cheaper than tummies
post #323 of 601
actually, the kiki rikis I see on ebay now are not the cropped shells, so they aren't that great for maternity -- but perfect for other modest dressing mamas
post #324 of 601
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Originally Posted by mrs joe bubby View Post
Hi, any skirt-wearing mamas here that are kind of tall?? I'm 5'9 and would love to wear long flowy "hippie" skirts almost all the time. But I want them to be really long on me, like hitting the tops of my shoes and I just can't seem to find any long enough. I did find a couple at Target that were only super-long because they could be worn as either a skirt or a dress. I find most "long" skirts actually hit around my calves and they don't look right.
awhile back, Liquesce had posted about this website.

http://www.shukronline.com/womens-skirts.html

i'm very tall, and the skirts here fit wonderfully.
post #325 of 601
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Originally Posted by heidirk View Post
awhile back, Liquesce had posted about this website.

http://www.shukronline.com/womens-skirts.html

i'm very tall, and the skirts here fit wonderfully.
And I'm not very tall (5'6") and since I'm lazy about hemming I typically have their skirts hiked up to my ribcage. Like heidirk indicated, they should fit someone a few inches taller than me great.
post #326 of 601
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Originally Posted by heidirk View Post
awhile back, Liquesce had posted about this website.

http://www.shukronline.com/womens-skirts.html

i'm very tall, and the skirts here fit wonderfully.
Excellent, thank you! :
post #327 of 601
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Originally Posted by imnottelling View Post
Also, on ebay right now, search for Kiki Riki -- they have long sleeve and 3/4 sleeve shirts to wear underneath that are half shirts/cropped, so no worry about a belly...I think they were like $9 or $10 when I searched yesterday. They're also great for nursing because you can wear it under a zip hoodie, and just unzip as far as the half shirt, and lift up where the baby needs to be

prettymematernity.com has some crewnecks for $20...not old navy prices, but much cheaper than tummies
thanks for the tip - I'm off to check Ebay
post #328 of 601
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Originally Posted by Liquesce View Post
And I'm not very tall (5'6") and since I'm lazy about hemming I typically have their skirts hiked up to my ribcage. Like heidirk indicated, they should fit someone a few inches taller than me great.


post #329 of 601
Haha, Heidi, you laugh, but you are the exact body type who looks GREAT in Shukr skirts! Liquesce and I don't have that luxury.

(Heidi has this great linen-ish - is it real linen? - skirt from Shukr that I LOVE and that looks great on her, so I'm allowed a bit of jealous ribbing, I think. )
post #330 of 601
Of course!

and it's cotton. . . even better! : because I do have an iron- in my attic- somewhere. . .
post #331 of 601
Subbing.

My name is Nikki and I'm new here.

For the last 9 or so years I've been dressing pretty modestly, but now I'm feeling the desire to be even more careful in the way I dress, especially in public, and I'm also considering covering my head on a full time basis, though I'm not 100% sure about that yet.

Anyway, it will be great to chat with you ladies, and swap ideas and tips.
post #332 of 601
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Originally Posted by Liquesce View Post
And I'm not very tall (5'6") and since I'm lazy about hemming I typically have their skirts hiked up to my ribcage. Like heidirk indicated, they should fit someone a few inches taller than me great.
You are not very tall?! YOU ARE A GIANT! lol. I can barely pull off 5'2".

I'm a head covering modest dressing mama, but I will wear short sleeves (little shorter than elbow) on extremely hot days and I do wear pants.
post #333 of 601
mamas, i am transitioning to modest dress and have popped in here before for ideas. on these super humid days i find i have a major shirt problem. i sweat like crazy and think to myself "this is why i liked halter tops". i miss my sleeveless, loose fitting sundress that after a valiant 16 years of use was retired.

my sleeves do not have to be full-length, but i wonder if you have pics of favorite hot day tops or dresses? in theory i know that loose, long fabric can be cooler than bare skin. but my wardrobe is not helpful.

thanks for your ideas.
post #334 of 601
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You are not very tall?! YOU ARE A GIANT! lol. I can barely pull off 5'2".
You'd get along great with my family ... with the lone exception of my father, they've always thought I'm a giant too.
post #335 of 601
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Originally Posted by kangamitroo View Post
my sleeves do not have to be full-length, but i wonder if you have pics of favorite hot day tops or dresses? in theory i know that loose, long fabric can be cooler than bare skin. but my wardrobe is not helpful.
I just bought some wicking fabric sportswear shirts one size up, so they're thin, loose, and where they do touch me they help me keep dry ... they are probably my new favorite thing ever.

I don't have any from them, but Coolibar has some nice/casual stuff. The trick is in finding longer sleeves actually made for summer ... not the easiest thing to do in the U.S. Clothes designed to be sun protective are usually a good bet.
post #336 of 601
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Originally Posted by Ravin View Post
About the only problem I have now is finding tops that are BOTH long enough for me (at least mid-thigh) AND have a high enough collar. One of my work dresses I'm actually not really thrilled with, because it shows more of my shoulders/chest than I'd like. I tried wearing at crew-necked T-shirt under it, but it didn't look right, plus I was so hot! Any economical AND nice-looking suggestions?
Have you tried www.downeastbasics.com

I have had great luck with their stuff.

And the tops at http://www.kneeshorts.com/ are really good quality also.
post #337 of 601
New here

I started dressing more modest about 5 years ago, and went to skirts only almost 2 years ago. ( I am too short for most dresses,and I feel like I look pregnant in them, LOL )

I was excited to find this thread!
post #338 of 601
Some help please mamas.

I currently wear pants for a couple activites, and would like some help switching to skirts. Any advice? (limited budget, though I could save up for one or two expensive skirts that will last years).

I want to be able to bike to work (I work with kids, and in a kitchen (two seperate jobs) so not formal, but I don't want to have to change from atheletic skirts, it would be better to have this and the next thing work for one skirt), without any problems.

I also need skirts that I can safely wear in a professional kitchen, which are not so... small at the feet end as to limit my stride. I have one khaki skirt that would be fine, but it is too tight at the foot end (not at the butt end though lol), and shortens my stride drastically. real pita. I prefer something to the knee, at least. All of my skirts except for that one are long, and flowy (you know, like 6 yards of fabric, and down to the floor because I lost weight and the waists don't fit anymore). not safe for the kitchen though it works fine for kids if there are no stairs. I've contemplated shorter skirts with jeans, and while it would not be my preference, I could go there, as long as they are close to knee length. No polyester or other synthetics.

any ideas? whether for brands, types of skirts, anything? Thanks! oh, and I hate hate hate long denim skirts. they're so... casual. the slight formality is part of what I love about skirts.

(also, anyone know where I can get an affordable nice wool skirt for winter or two? I know, planning ahead (this could probably be fuller. I like full skirts for non-work).

thanks!!
post #339 of 601
A-line skirts are great for activity -- biking, walking around a lot, etc.
I don't know where you are and where you want to buy (in store, online) but I have found $10 skirts at my local Burlington which suit my needs perfectly.
post #340 of 601
I LOVE Burlington Coat Factory. I second that idea. Try Goodwill, too.
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