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post #541 of 601
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Jewish modest dresser here.  Wear skirts out of the house and no sleeveless.  having a hard time with DD who goes to a school where all girls where skirts, but on weekends at birthday parties all girls wear yoga pants, etc.  she is 7.  she was the only girl wearing skirts at a gym party.  maybe she should go to a more observant school where the girls wear modest clothing out of school also?  it seems so hard to make your child the outsider, even when it's in your own community, supposedly.



what about skirts over cute jeans? thats what i put my DSD in. and it adds extra modesty for jumping/tumbling/playing.

post #542 of 601

Does anyone have any good connections for long tunics? There are times where I really need to wear pants for safety for modesty reasons. I was thinking if I could find a long tunic (like mid thigh or top of the knee) I could wear that over jeans or pants and be fine with it. I've looked at a lot of tunics on line but most of the ones I see look like a longer version of a normal shirt to me and I'm just not comfortable wearing that with pants.

post #543 of 601

I found this site:

 

http://www.eastessence.com

 

They have long tunics and long skirts for a really great price. I know some of you here wear head coverings and they have some nice ones on there as well for $7. All together I got three long skirts and 2 tunics for $90 and that included shipping.

post #544 of 601

Hi-  I'm new on these boards but I think this is the tribe for me.  I'm not a mom yet but I do dress modestly compared to most people.  As a Christian, I feel that my body belongs to me and that I should save my body for my husband.  I describe myself as "modern modest". I still wear jeans but only loose fitting jeans and slowly making the transition to wearing mostly skirts.  I watch the cuts of shirts and layer with camis and undershirts if needed.  I very very rarely show my shoulders in public.  (was forced to as a bridesmaid in a friend's wedding as she refused to let me wear a shaw during the wedding ceremony angry.gif

 

 

I will continue to watch for for more ideas

 

post #545 of 601

you might find that dresses can work just as well.  so many dress styles are above the knee, whereas tunic-length tops on me (i am very tall) often are only to the hips. 

 

ones that are "shirt dress" style (like this) have a loose enough fit to go over pants easily.  i just found one from summer sale rack at Old Navy.  even a sweater dress can work, if it is loose and the pants fabric is smooth.

 

good luck!
 

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Originally Posted by wytchywoman View Post

Does anyone have any good connections for long tunics? There are times where I really need to wear pants for safety for modesty reasons. I was thinking if I could find a long tunic (like mid thigh or top of the knee) I could wear that over jeans or pants and be fine with it. I've looked at a lot of tunics on line but most of the ones I see look like a longer version of a normal shirt to me and I'm just not comfortable wearing that with pants.

post #546 of 601

Thanks kangamitroo, I did find some longer tunics on an islamic clothing site, but I also bought a few shorter dresses at Old Navy that look cute over pants. Great minds think alike! nod.gif

post #547 of 601

Does anyone know of a retail place like Walmart or Target that carries something like a underscarf for a Hijab? I'm not Muslim FWIW I am Catholic.

 

I was already moving towards covering more of the time with a simple triangle of fabric, but I'm going to have to go to covering more skin in summer from now on due to medications that are making my skin very light sensitive. My Doc recommended a Hijab or something that provided similar coverage of the neck and shoulders - and it's too hot here in TX to wear turtlenecks in July! I'd like to get some now so that by summer I'm well practiced and have found what style works for me.

 

Scarves are easy as my thrift shop has them for .99 each at the most - often 2/$1, but I've never seen anything like an underscarf there.

 

And does anyone know anything about the almira hijabs that are easy on? I saw them online, but am hesitant to spend the cash as finances are very tight.

post #548 of 601

cotton headbands! walmart/krogers/whatever should have them over next to the brushes and stuff the thin ones will do but they often have thicker ones. Perfect for under scarves... and very plain so should be able to find them to go with any color scarf.

post #549 of 601

"Jewish modest dresser here.  Wear skirts out of the house and no sleeveless.  having a hard time with DD who goes to a school where all girls where skirts, but on weekends at birthday parties all girls wear yoga pants, etc.  she is 7.  she was the only girl wearing skirts at a gym party.  maybe she should go to a more observant school where the girls wear modest clothing out of school also?  it seems so hard to make your child the outsider, even when it's in your own community, supposedly."

 

Before I sent my girls to a "more observant" school where they have a higher chance of being told that they can't study Torah as adults, shouldn't go to college, are obliged to submit to their husbands in marriage, etc., I'd buy them some long tunics or skorts to wear over yoga pants. Why chance a major problem instead of solving the relatively minor one? 

 

My DD wears yoga pants all the time, often under dresses but sometimes with just shirts, and I have not noticed that it is damaging her natural modesty or her Jewishness. But she is four. By the time she is 7 I will probably not want to see her spread-eagled in yoga pants in public, so I sympathize with your dilemma. 

 

DD owns about five versions of this outfit: http://www.hannaandersson.com/style.asp?from=SC|65|2|24|25|3||&simg=36325_B59, only with ankle-length leggings. With a sweater on top or long-sleeved white shirt underneath, it's very modest and entirely functional and she doesn't stand out at her Reform preschool. Nor does she stand out among the Chabadniks. And really, not standing out as a physical spectacle is kind of the point. 

post #550 of 601
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cotton headbands! walmart/krogers/whatever should have them over next to the brushes and stuff the thin ones will do but they often have thicker ones. Perfect for under scarves... and very plain so should be able to find them to go with any color scarf.



I'll look - so far no luck with any of my local stores. I'll try Target and Sally Beauty today. I hope I find them as I need a pick me up - I found a beautiful grey knit skirt in my size at the thrift a few days ago, ankle length and so soft. When I went to put it on today I discovered it's made of Rayon - and I'm allergic! shake.gif

 

 

 

On another note - has anyone used these arm sleeves before? I'm considering ordering them to convert my elbow length polos into long sleeve to help keep the sun off my skin in summer but am trying to figure out if they fit plus size without looking like a sausage casing and or rolling down all the time. .

post #551 of 601
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On another note - has anyone used these arm sleeves before? I'm considering ordering them to convert my elbow length polos into long sleeve to help keep the sun off my skin in summer but am trying to figure out if they fit plus size without looking like a sausage casing and or rolling down all the time. .


Not from that store, but I have some.  While I've never had any problem with them, they're generally about elbow-length and might be a bit awkward under an elbow-length top -- gaping and such.  Usually they're more for women concerned with coverage when wearing particularly wide or bell sleeves than for adding length.   I've seen longer ones, but since they're not the norm they're typically advertised as such.

post #552 of 601
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Originally Posted by frugalmama View Post

On another note - has anyone used these arm sleeves before? I'm considering ordering them to convert my elbow length polos into long sleeve to help keep the sun off my skin in summer but am trying to figure out if they fit plus size without looking like a sausage casing and or rolling down all the time. .


Not from that store, but I have some.  While I've never had any problem with them, they're generally about elbow-length and might be a bit awkward under an elbow-length top -- gaping and such.  Usually they're more for women concerned with coverage when wearing particularly wide or bell sleeves than for adding length.   I've seen longer ones, but since they're not the norm they're typically advertised as such.


I have never tried those but I know people sometimes make their own by cutting one end off of socks and for those you can do the same things with leggings which would also make them longer.

post #553 of 601

I am modest.. I wear pants.. long pants... my legs are ugly.  I was not blessed with legs that are pretty. I don't like wear anything low cut..pants or  shirts outside my house it makes me feel uncomfortable. Yup I would be the momma that you would say who the lady dressed like an old fart??!!

post #554 of 601

clothing challenge for you mamas who are hooked on modest dressing blogs:

 

i will be attending a birthday party for the 7yo son of my boss, at their family's home in the late afternoon/evening.  the boy is my student.

 

my usual would be dark denim jeans, with my favorite dress/tunic: black with tiny white polka dots.  i would feel comfortable, at ease, and the jeans are a change from my work clothes.  

 

but, i don't want to over or underdress here.  modest, but less conservative than for work. 

post #555 of 601

kangamitroo - that sounds like it would be fine. Normal everyday clothing. You are an adult you cam be a little more 'dressed up' then the children.

post #556 of 601

I wonder what modest means to you? Is it a religious reason? what are the reasons? I dress modestly, but not for any religious reason or anything. I wear pants, shorts and tanks, but I don't wear anything super tight, or that will reveal cleavage(not that I have much). I don't wear short dresses or skirts. Some of the skirts and dresses I wear are still above the knee, but not too short. But it's mainly for my own comfort level. And, I'm average build, pretty slim, so it's not like I'm trying to hide much, I'm just a naturally modest person. The main reason I don't like to wear shorts is because of my horrible varicose veins on the back of one leg.

post #557 of 601

Mrs. Bone,

I dress modestly for personal reasons as well. My skirts are almost always down to the ankle and I pick tops that don't show cleavage or are super tight. I also cover my hair most of the time. All of this is just based on personal preferences and comfort levels. I don't like people looking at my body.

post #558 of 601

MrsBone-  I do it mainly for personal reasons but also some religious reasons.  My particular denonmination of Christianity doesn't have "rules" for modesty but I feel as a Christian there are parts of my body that should be kept just for my husband.  But the type of clothing I wear is up to me and my comfort level.  I don't show clevage.  I keep my shoulders covered.  I do wear jeans/pants and capris.  Skirts and dresses to my knees.  I'm also considering covering my hair.

post #559 of 601

Okay moms. give me the skinny on modest children's clothing. I'm in need of the baby - 8 year old range for both girls and boys. I'm having a terrible time finding

  • A button up shirts that are NOT white and
  • B: skirts that go all the way down and don't just stop above the knee. 

 

it seems that most skirts stop above the knee :/ and why on earth anyone thinks white shirts on small children is a good idea is beyond me... Help?

post #560 of 601
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Originally Posted by onyxravnos View Post

Okay moms. give me the skinny on modest children's clothing. I'm in need of the baby - 8 year old range for both girls and boys. I'm having a terrible time finding

  • A button up shirts that are NOT white and
  • B: skirts that go all the way down and don't just stop above the knee. 

 

it seems that most skirts stop above the knee :/ and why on earth anyone thinks white shirts on small children is a good idea is beyond me... Help?I don't know about finding them new,



I don't know about finding them new, but I get all ours at our local thrift shop. Sometimes I end up going up a size to get dresses long enough, but if you buy ones with sashes it's not too noticeable most of the time.

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