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post #561 of 601

My son has tons of button down shirts in non-white colors. A lot are hand-me-downs so I'm not sure where they all come from but you might just be having seasonal problems - right now is not the best time to look for modest clothes for either gender. Land's End has the best quality dress shirts for little boys by far - I especially love that they come out of the wash ready to wear unlike the cheap ones that need ironing. 

 

Girls' skirts are so easy to sew. If you are not finding what you want I would recommend making them yourself. Circle skirts, gathered skirts, and even some fancier faux-placket skirts take almost no sewing ability. Recently Land's End had women's petite button down dress shirts on sale and I grabbed a couple for $2.50 each to make shirt dresses that will come down at least calf-length on my little girl. It is really hard to find pre-made clothes that fit all my requirements but they do seem to turn up here and there. I'm just learning that I can't wait until we *need* a certain size to shop and I try to grab the good stuff when I find it. 

 

Good luck!

post #562 of 601

i would like to find long sleeved shirts in fabrics that wick moisture / prevent overheating, to be worn under sleeveless or short sleeved tops.  last year i had just cotton tees for this purpose and it was not so comfy.

 

i try for loose-fitting, lightweight longsleeves when available, but if i can layer a bit i will increase my wardrobe by about 75%.

 

suggestions for brands you've tried, as well as store / websites would be welcome.  this one looks great, except for only in turquoise in my size .

 

(i suspect someone answered this question for me last year....and then i did not have the $ to act on the answer.)

 

thank you!

post #563 of 601

Hello all... I'm Muslim and so I cover everything but my face and hands (and sometimes feet!) I converted several years back so I've felt the difference in how people look at me then uncovered and now covered. Of course there are people who are haters, but for the most part people treat me with respect and I don't feel like I'm judged for my body/hair/clothes as I sometimes did before. I usually wear long skirts or maxi dresses. Sometimes I wear jilbab or abaya but I need to buy more since I'm breastfeeding and the ones I have don't open easily up top. I also wear dresses over baggy pants. I'm learning to sew so hopefully I'll be able to make some of my own stuff soon. I also think wearing hijab makes you look more put together. Something about wearing a matching scarf makes everything look more polished. This is a local sister who has some awesome inspirations for any modest dresser:  http://emeraldbrocadeconsulting.blogspot.com/ 


 

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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. .


If there is a Muslim-owned shop nearby they may carry underscarves and arm sleeves. I see you said you live in TX. If you are in Houston or Austin I can tell you where to go.  I don't like the arm sleeves bc they fall down (I have slender arms) and the material isn't very breathable. I'm going to try to make some with cloth and some lingerie elastic.  

 

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If there is a Muslim-owned shop nearby they may carry underscarves and arm sleeves. I see you said you live in TX. If you are in Houston or Austin I can tell you where to go.  I don't like the arm sleeves bc they fall down (I have slender arms) and the material isn't very breathable. I'm going to try to make some with cloth and some lingerie elastic.  

 



While I don't have overwhelmingly slender arms so I can't say anything for sure, the ones I have from al-Muminat (the shorter cotton ones) seem a little more substantial than most I've seen and so are maybe less likely to slip.  They're a stretchy jersey material.  I'm never convinced things I buy from online Islamic stores labelled "cotton" are 100%, but whatever they are they're still more comfortable than the usual lace-edged synthetic ones. (Though if you do try them I'd probably stick with neutrals ... in addition to neutrals I bought "rose," which arrived a garish bubble gum pink.)  http://www.al-muminat.com/hijab-accessories-c-22.html

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While I don't have overwhelmingly slender arms so I can't say anything for sure, the ones I have from al-Muminat (the shorter cotton ones) seem a little more substantial than most I've seen and so are maybe less likely to slip.  They're a stretchy jersey material.  I'm never convinced things I buy from online Islamic stores labelled "cotton" are 100%, but whatever they are they're still more comfortable than the usual lace-edged synthetic ones. (Though if you do try them I'd probably stick with neutrals ... in addition to neutrals I bought "rose," which arrived a garish bubble gum pink.)  http://www.al-muminat.com/hijab-accessories-c-22.html



Ah yes I have only seen those awful ones w lace! Thanks for the link!

post #566 of 601

I guess I would consider myself more modest than most people around. I wear kaftans or tunics and long skirts at home. Very comfortable, even in the Texas heat. I like the kaftans because they are one piece and I am done.

 

At work, I always put a tank/camisole under my shirt and my skirts come to just below my knee. I do wear pants but they must be loose fitting in the legs and backside. It is hard to find business professional modest clothing but I am making it work.

post #567 of 601

i'm pretty modest, only because i'm still self conscious of my body still lol

post #568 of 601

I am having trouble finding skirts this autumn & thought I would check in here for suggestions. looking for extra-long, as I am very tall and want it close to my ankles. usually I like the ones online at shukr, but this year, no luck. I'm looking for wool in black (perhaps also charcoal & a warm chocolate brown), & a simple A-line cut is best for versatility.

 

I love this trumpet shape (though this particular skirt is quite out of budget).

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I am having trouble finding skirts this autumn & thought I would check in here for suggestions. looking for extra-long, as I am very tall and want it close to my ankles. usually I like the ones online at shukr, but this year, no luck. I'm looking for wool in black (perhaps also charcoal & a warm chocolate brown), & a simple A-line cut is best for versatility.

 

I love this trumpet shape (though this particular skirt is quite out of budget).



I think Lands End has some like what you are looking for. I found some similar that were lands end at a local thrift shop. 

post #570 of 601

Just saw this thread, I am trying to be more modest, Not that I was really imodest before.  My dp is excited about the idea, that I will be only for him....lol.   I like a lot of the clothes you posted, but they all seem pricey.  Is there a good place for someone on a budget?

post #571 of 601

Thrift stores. I've found all my skirts there for only a few dollars. it takes some time and patience but I've never left a thrift store where I haven't found at least a couple of longer skirts. You could also buy regular length dresses and wear them over pants or leggings. I do this when I need to wear jeans for work.

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post #573 of 601

So i just found this site http://katiesmercantile.com/ and for handmade clothing the prices are FANTASTIC! I'm going to order a dress from her tomorrow!

post #574 of 601

I got 5 skirts 1 top and a beautiful cape and a scarf at  the thrift store today for $14 energy.gif

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So i just found this site http://katiesmercantile.com/ and for handmade clothing the prices are FANTASTIC! I'm going to order a dress from her tomorrow!

 

I have been really happy with Katie's Mercantile. I'm wearing one of their apron-style jumper dresses right now (I own 3). They are awesome for nursing and maternity because they button down the side seams. Recently they came out with a maternity insert that just buttons into the side seams, which means that my maternity jumper will still fit nicely after this baby is born. 

They also did a custom job on the maternity full slip for me, putting nursing slits into it. It's not a perfect fit because I'm in that phase of late pregnancy where my whole rib cage is larger than usual, but it works just fine under a shirt and jumper, and best of all it means one less waistband for me. 

 

The only problem with Katie's is that they don't have a shopping cart, so placing an order involves several emails. But that's a minor inconvenience compared to the price and quality!

post #576 of 601

Yep I'm ordering a dress from Katie. and a slip too. I ermailed her because I was concerned if I would be able to nurse in it as well as I wanted longer sleeves that I could roll up and she said it would be no problem. joy.gif I'm all sorts of thrilled. The dress I'm getting from her is only $36 and I've never seen it cheaper then $55 anywhere else. Paying $55-$100 for a dress is just WAY beyond my means so this is perfect. 

post #577 of 601

Saying hi in this thread!  For spiritual reasons, I've felt more and more called to dress modestly over the last few years.  I usually like to wear skirts past the knee and loosefitting shirts with sleeves, and I have a collection of headwraps though I don't always wear them (e.g., not at all in the office). 

 

I have some sensory issues with a lot of synthetic fibers, so I prefer natural-fiber items when I can.  I'll be looking over the suggestions in this thread.  Nice to meet everyone.

post #578 of 601
I do try to dress as modestly as possible, though I'm sure I have room for improvement. It was difficult to give up shorter shorts and skirts at first, but now I have no problem with it. What's difficult is finding a modest bathing suit...they're out there, but really expensive. Anyone have any inexpensive suggestions?
post #579 of 601

For swim attire I do a rashguard waterproof shirt and a pair of board shorts. I get the shirt a size larger than needed so I can really tuck it into my shorts.. I really don't like two pieces (I don't find them modest) and one pieces don't fit right (big chest, not big anywhere else) so this was the best solution I could find.

post #580 of 601

Hi modest mommas! and sorry I am the last one to the party...

 

I am wondering if anyone could point me to a scripture(s) that speaks about women dressing modestly, etc. I know there are some but for some reason all I am thinking of lately is that God asks for mercy, not sacrifice. I am also wanting to start dressing the in the Modest fashion but I want to clear this up for myself before I start throwing clothes out and buying new. Thanks in advance and thanks for all the links.

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