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post #381 of 601
Much! Do you have the Target ones? (Or you the Hannah ones, UmmZaynab?)

I was thinking about this year instead of my aforementioned standard frumpy winter wear going with a silk slip, heavy tights, and a cool pair of pretty cableknit legwarmers I found. I'd just like to start feeling like I'm pulled together not just for public show but also for myself, you know?
post #382 of 601
All of my funky tights are from Target. I wouldn't recommend getting anything cheaper than $6.99 or so - the $3-4 tights can be kinda flimsy and easily run, though they come in interesting patterns. I generally like the $9.99 ones - they seem to not rip and they've got all sorts of fun patterns.
post #383 of 601
We have the ribbed tights for kids. They last forever and are nice and warm.
post #384 of 601
Hi- Just happened upon this thread! :-) So nice to hear from other mamas who desire to dress modestly in today's very immodest world. I am pretty conservative in my clothing choices...moving towards skirts/dresses primarily because I love how I feel in them and they are more modest to me than a pair of jeans which accenuate my bottom too much imho. I love being really feminine and long flowing skirts just seem to fit that better. I don't know if I will get rid of all my pants- I like to layer a pair of loose pants under a dress for a unique look and takes care of the modesty issue too. :-) I am a Christian mom of 7 (4 girls-3 boys) and I have been feeling a prick to my heart for this past year on dressing more feminine...I used to do alot of skirts- then started wearing mostly jeans and t-shirts after my last baby...think the Lord wants me to embrace my calling of being a lady for him! :-)

Nice to "meet" all of you like-minded mamas! I will be subbing this thread!
post #385 of 601
Hey modest mamas! I need some help

I am a MSW student and have my field placement interview this Thursday. I am also a modest dressing mama and wear mostly long skirts (from shukronline) and long sleeve tee-shirts from local chains like Kohl's.

I am interviewing for a very competitive placement at the local ER and am worried that my current modest but quite frumpy look might cost me the placement. I need ideas for modest interview attire that looks normal. Suits are out since I was specifically told not to wear one by my field instructor.

How can I dress modestly for this interview without looking like I dress modestly? I need to be covered past the kness when sitting, the elbows when they are bent and have my collarbone covered
post #386 of 601
How about:

http://www.jjill.com/jjillonline/pro...F4996&h=M&sk=M

or

http://www.jjill.com/jjillonline/pro...F4996&h=M&sk=M

plus something like the ensembles shown here

http://www.coldwatercreek.com/jackets.aspx

or a more formal-looking shirt like this

http://www.coldwatercreek.com/Produc...-and-tees.aspx

or this

http://www.coldwatercreek.com/Produc...-and-tees.aspx

with a big 'ol necklace?

(Obviously these are a little expensive but for the blouses you could look for them at Ross/TJ Maxx/etc.)

For shoes, I am partial to clunky European style like these

http://www.llbean.com/webapp/wcs/sto...ogs%5Einit%7E0
post #387 of 601
JustKate, is it cool weather by you? I'd wear a nice skirt like what UmmZynab suggested along with a turtleneck sweater. Professional and comfortable. Put a nice necklace on, and if you have your ears pierced, a matching set of earrings.

Does MSW stand for "medical service worker" or "masters of social work"? Because if it's the first, I might nix the necklace. Don't want them to think you're the type to wear accessories that might get in the way of hauling people around. When I took my first session of EMT training, a gal came in big earrings, and got an earful from the instructor about wearing inappropriate accessories. We got to hear about all the gory situations he could think of that would get them ripped out of her ears.
post #388 of 601
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Originally Posted by smeisnotapirate View Post
Does MSW stand for "medical service worker" or "masters of social work"? Because if it's the first, I might nix the necklace. Don't want them to think you're the type to wear accessories that might get in the way of hauling people around. When I took my first session of EMT training, a gal came in big earrings, and got an earful from the instructor about wearing inappropriate accessories. We got to hear about all the gory situations he could think of that would get them ripped out of her ears.
It stands for Master of Social Work

I still can't do any necklaces, scarves or dangling earrings, though, as I am applying to intern in the crisis intervention section of the ER, which means that many of the clients I see may have homicidal/suicidal ideation or are otherwise mentally unstable and its not a good idea to wear any accessories that may be used to hurt them or you.

Maybe my lack of accessories is why I look frumpy all of the time.
post #389 of 601
Ok, got it. So yeah, a nice turtleneck sweater won't look weird without accessories.
post #390 of 601
Who was looking for long black skirts? Was it this thread or the Covered Girls thread? I found this:

http://www.tabeez.com/c-185-skrw.aspx
post #391 of 601
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Originally Posted by Just Kate View Post
It stands for Master of Social Work

I still can't do any necklaces, scarves or dangling earrings, though, as I am applying to intern in the crisis intervention section of the ER, which means that many of the clients I see may have homicidal/suicidal ideation or are otherwise mentally unstable and its not a good idea to wear any accessories that may be used to hurt them or you.
I think the outfits I posted would still look formal and professional without jewelry.

How about a plain shirt with a sweater vest over it? Or a short-sleeved cardigan? That would keep your clothes minimal enough for your work purposes.
post #392 of 601
As far as looking polished w/o wearing any actual accessories...have yu guys heard the 'rule of 12' or it might be 14...anyhow. If Your shirt or jacket has large embroidery or funky/flashy buttons, they count as accessories. (bear wth me, I am going somewhere with this!) It is good to have a few accessories...so with a turtlneck for instance, look for one with an edging around the top of the neck, so when it's turned down it looks quite like a necklace. If you are good with a crochet needle you can edge one yourself. Or a blazer or sweater with a few shiny buttons, or an embroidered border and collar.


I think the 'dress over pants' thing would be an ideal outfit for an interveiw or work. K-mart right now has lots of shorter dresses in a 3/4 length sleeve that would look wonderful over black pants. can you tell I've been eye'ing them up?


now, does anyone know where a plus sized, 5'10" woman can buy tights that aren't black?
post #393 of 601
i was zipping through Kohl's (with an exhausted dd) and noticed a very large selection of tights and leggings in great colors, part of the Simply Vera Wang collection. since there had been talk of tights here, thought i should mention.

i need to go back soon, when we are not crazy tired from halloween costume shopping.
post #394 of 601
Ladies, I am STILL hunting down plus sized tights! I can find black, and I can find cream.
I don't want much, just brown, blue, and green! they could even be the ribbed tights, or the sweater tights, I don't care, I just want them to fit!

post #395 of 601
post #396 of 601


Wow! Those look like so much fun!


Thank you!
post #397 of 601
So i'm sure it's been posted but i dont want to read through 21 pages anyone have good sites for plus size / preggy friendly LONG skirts. I love shukr and normally that's where I get my skirts but as my belly gets bigger I have to pull them up - now they are calf length AND pressing into my ribs.

Suggestions? these maternity pants are driving me crazy i want my skirts back!
post #398 of 601
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Originally Posted by onyxravnos View Post
So i'm sure it's been posted but i dont want to read through 21 pages anyone have good sites for plus size / preggy friendly LONG skirts. I love shukr and normally that's where I get my skirts but as my belly gets bigger I have to pull them up - now they are calf length AND pressing into my ribs.

Suggestions? these maternity pants are driving me crazy i want my skirts back!
Here you go. Some are a bit shorter, but the black, denim, and khaki are available in 39" lengths.

ETA: I just realized they're pretty much all black, denim, and khaki. So, select skirts are in longer lengths.
post #399 of 601

I'm New Here

Hi Ladies, I loved reading your posts! I am so excited to find a group of like-minded mamas. I am a Pentecostal so all we wear is skirts/dresses. I have four little girls who also wear dresses (except when camping, then they wear cullottes) I don't wear sleeveless or jewelry of any kind (exception my wedding rings).

Glad to meet you all!
post #400 of 601
Oh yes. I am! (unless it's in the bedroom. HAHA)
I'm independent, fundamental, Christian. My view is that my body is mine and for the enjoyment of my hubby. The rest of the world does not need to see or know what I have. I am not wanting to be a sex object. Unfortunately, not to brag, but I come from a line of beautiful women and it is really really hard, even when dressing modestly, for people not to objectify.
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