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post #341 of 601
Twill skirts in an a-line shape that come just below the knee. (actually, I'd personally go for denim, because it lasts so long, but if you want something smarter, then twill is good).
You'll probably find plenty right now (even on sale) in the back-to-school stuff. Pricey, but Lands End and places like that should do lengths, and depending on your size, you can find in the kids and the ladies size ranges. I also see lots of that kind of style during the year, in Lands End, etc, in a t-shirt knit fabric, that go on sale.
IIRC, Chadwicks (are they still around - online) had that kind of skirt, too.
I just bought a yoga-waist knit skirt (at a Canadian store, but I saw at ON, too) that is great because I can adjust the length according to how much I turn over the waist, which means that when you cycle, if you need to hitch it up a little, you can. It's really soft and flowy, but not long (below knee, and on me about mid-calf).
There's a style called a "riding skirt" that gets really full at the bottom - like an exagerated a-line, and you sometimes find those in a mid-calf length, which would be ideal for you. They often come in corduroy, which is good for fall and winter.
hth!
post #342 of 601
I found this swimsuit place. LOVE LOVE LOVE them! Not as weird as the Frumsuit, or whatever it's called. I want this one or this one. So cute and NORMAL!
post #343 of 601
I just got a package of men's boxers to wear under my skirts. I need to wear shorts under them, and these are cotton and soooo comfy! :

now I just need four more pairs!
post #344 of 601
i am decidedly unskilled in the shopping-for-clothes department. i want to get better, really i do! i need the companionship of a mama who is not trying to get me to wear clothes that i feel are too revealing....

for now, i ask you mamas for help.

do you think i could i get away with wearing this dress over a yoga-style pants, or perhaps jeans?
how about this one?
i love the look of a lot of dresses, but not the length. and tops...well, i'm 6', many tops end up shorter than i want--but many tunic tops make me feel old or just fat.

thanks for any advice!
post #345 of 601
I like them both! I have a dress I could do that with too. . . Hmmm, I really like the purple one.
post #346 of 601
I like both of those dresses a lot, personally. Dresses over slender-cut pants always remind me of the 80s thing about oversized tunics/sweaters paired with leggings or skinny jeans, but over straight legged or somewhat wide legged pants I think they're great.
post #347 of 601
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I like both of those dresses a lot, personally. Dresses over slender-cut pants always remind me of the 80s thing about oversized tunics/sweaters paired with leggings or skinny jeans, but over straight legged or somewhat wide legged pants I think they're great.
I like the dress over bootcut jeans look.
post #348 of 601
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Originally Posted by smeisnotapirate View Post
I found this swimsuit place. LOVE LOVE LOVE them! Not as weird as the Frumsuit, or whatever it's called. I want this one or this one. So cute and NORMAL!
I can't get the link to work


By frumsuit do you mean the princess suit?
post #349 of 601
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Originally Posted by Faliciagayle View Post
I can't get the link to work


By frumsuit do you mean the princess suit?
Ugh, that's the one. I cannot imagine wearing that - but different strokes for different folks, I guess.

Sorry about the link - here it is: HydroChic.
post #350 of 601
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Originally Posted by Liquesce View Post
I like both of those dresses a lot, personally. Dresses over slender-cut pants always remind me of the 80s thing about oversized tunics/sweaters paired with leggings or skinny jeans, but over straight legged or somewhat wide legged pants I think they're great.
i usually wear wide legged or bootcut/flared jeans. sounds like there is enough support to say this could work. i could get wide-legged dress pants, and look almost like a favorite outfit at shukr....hmm....

thanks for the input all.
post #351 of 601
Those suits are GREAT, Smeis! ITA about the princess suit - I happen to think it's cute but I feel like I would get a LOT of attention wearing that at the local pool. The HydroChic looks more sporty and surfer girl. :
post #352 of 601
I think if you chose the color wisely, that princess suit wouldn't be too bad. . .it looks very lightweight, which I would like.

OTOH, it's cut on top reminds me of an apron my grandmother has, and could possibly make my big bust look bigger yet...
post #353 of 601
about every other post on http://www.hijabstyle.blogspot.com/ is a "reader's contribution." these posts are inspiring to me, full of creative suggestions, even if you don't wear the specific outfit. (the vogue pics on the site....well, they're not as exciting to me.)

somehow as i've become interested in modest dress, i am more interested in fashion than ever before--because i am now convinced that i don't have to see most of the clothing in stores as, frankly, insane. instead, i am becoming hopeful that i can get creative, wear things that are pretty and not so plain (as i usually went to what felt like "safe" clothes, a la jeans and t, knee length skirt and fitted t).

still feeling hesitant about responding to my mom when she says "why do you have pants under your dress?" and friends who say "why do you think you have to hide your body?" but the confidence will come. (it will, won't it?) thanks for this forum in which to explore.
post #354 of 601
Hello,

I was looking for skirts for my dd and thought of this thread, and was wondering if you ladies could help, please!
I don't know if we are as modest as most of you ladies, but reasonably so. LOL

I am having a horrible time finding skirts or dresses for my dd. All the skirts this season seem to be short. I want her skirts to cover her knees. She is 12, and 4'11". But she only weights around 75lbs and is all legs! Children's clothing is just too short for her. Junior sizes in 0-1 range are hard to find and usually way to short or way to old for her. I cringe at alot of the styles of junior clothing.
If anyone knows of any good stores or sites, preferably reasonably priced!(cheap is better) LOL I would appreciate it! Thanks!!
post #355 of 601
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Originally Posted by my3monkees View Post
Hello,

I was looking for skirts for my dd and thought of this thread, and was wondering if you ladies could help, please!
I don't know if we are as modest as most of you ladies, but reasonably so. LOL

I am having a horrible time finding skirts or dresses for my dd. All the skirts this season seem to be short. I want her skirts to cover her knees. She is 12, and 4'11". But she only weights around 75lbs and is all legs! Children's clothing is just too short for her. Junior sizes in 0-1 range are hard to find and usually way to short or way to old for her. I cringe at alot of the styles of junior clothing.
If anyone knows of any good stores or sites, preferably reasonably priced!(cheap is better) LOL I would appreciate it! Thanks!!
Try these sites...
http://www.liliesapparel.com/
http://www.thekingsdaughters.com/
http://www.taylorsscarletthread.com/
post #356 of 601
I wore a dress with matching pants underneath to church this past Sunday and got tons of complioments. Best of all, i felt so at ease, and comfortble.
THis cou;ld get to be a habit.

I am SO drooling over the pants and dresses on the Shukr site...
post #357 of 601
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I am SO drooling over the pants and dresses on the Shukr site...
I really want more pants from them. Another thing I have to hem , but the pair I do have are possibly the most comfortable summer slacks ever.
post #358 of 601
ladies, these may be the greatest jeans i have ever bought.

caveat: i am 6' tall, and they are long enough for me. and, full coverage in the rear (tho i'll likely have my hips covered.) if you are 6' and wear heels....well, you'd need to let down the hem a speck.

i came in to re-read old posts. i need to find the best long sleeved layering tees, potentially for wearing under dresses.
post #359 of 601
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Originally Posted by kangamitroo View Post
i came in to re-read old posts. i need to find the best long sleeved layering tees, potentially for wearing under dresses.
Mossimo has t-shirts that they call "tissue tees" made out of super-thin fabric that I love for layering under dresses. They're not bulky like other cotton tees.

Those jeans look heavenly. I am, however, not even 5', so I KNOW they would be too long. And like Mishu, I have no desire to hem anything.
post #360 of 601
Another modest mama here. I don't always wear dresses or skirts, and sometimes I do wear things with short sleeves, but the intention of my manner of dress isn't sexy. I've been making more of my own clothing lately. I need to get a picture of me in it, but this: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php...ng_id=31123208 is the most recent gown I've made myself (I linked there since I think my website is probably not allowed). That's for a custm one, not the one in the picture that's mine!!

my3monkees if you've got a sewing machine, I can help you make a simple skirt for your daughter. An elastic-waisted skirt is VERY easy and doesn't even need a pattern!
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