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#421 of 603 Old 01-05-2010, 12:31 AM
 
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Don't let things go! You're too young.

I've replaced all my underwear with cute stuff, too. I realized after DS was born that I needed to feel pretty. The postpartum period was tough on me, and knowing that I was wearing a cute lacy bra and undies underneath my mommy clothes (usually something spat upon) did a whole lot. Also, I make sure that I do my hair for DH, even if it's just lasting for a couple of hours at night. Some nights it's tedious, but I appreciate the time to reflect on us.

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Hi I just wanted to join in. I too dress modestly. I was raised wearing only dresses but since getting older I do now wear pants. I do not wear sleevless or low cut shirts. I like my skirts and shorts to come to mid knee or below. I also do not wear anything tight. I am hoping that ya'll will be able to point me in the directions of places were I can find cute modest clothes.
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You can always wear pretty underthings underneath your modest clothes. And I agree that physical upkeep is very important! I always feel sexier after I shave my legs and put on some toenail polish.

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Hmmm maybe I'll get some cute underthings when I can afford them then. (I don't wear bras but I could get a wire-less bra or two for occasional wear).

I think exercise is definitely going to help. We took a krav maga (israeli contact combat/self defense) course today and it was so much fun. (and so incredibly intense of a workout). but doing something so physical made me feel so much better about my body. I think continuing to get in good shape and doing very active things *avoiding the dread e word* will help. I'm hoping I can find a way to pay for ongoing krav maga classes because they were amazing. but expensive. I may be able to convince my parents to help pay... As much as a part of me hates always asking my parents for things, I also know that I need to ask them for the financial help to do the things that help my recovery, because I can't afford them alone and that is so important right now.

Welcome mommy13. I would say a lot of us buy our clothes at regular stores (whether that is macy's, goodwill, ross, boutiques, or something else). It's harder to find things that fit our modesty standards but there are plenty of them for the finding. However I know there are some great online retailers of modest clothing, that I don't really know and you could browse this thread for, or one of the other ladies may know.

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So... inexpensive ONLINE places for ankle length skirts?

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What's your definition of inexpensive?
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oh i don't know but a lot of the nicer length ankle length skirts i've seen (even jean or the like) have been like 60 bucjs...

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There are lots of definitions for modesty and affordability, but the website www.koshercasual.com has answers for both. They sell all modest clothing including long skirts priced from $10 - $25 and they are indeed fashionable basics.
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ladies, a long time ago i had posted with a question about Barbie clothes for my dd. well, i found a place on etsy. (it was my first time out of lurking on this thread, actually.) some of the dresses are short sleeve and knee length. while this does not mirror the modesty standards of many posters here, i find it a thousand times better than the skin tight clothes, hot pants and plunging v-necks that Barbie often comes with.

the seamstress takes special orders, too, if there are certain color preferences, and the service is very prompt.

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I usually wear skirts when I go into town (shopping, church, with DH, etc.)

Usually yoga pants and shirts at home, although when it gets "hot" (I live in north Idaho ) I'll wear skirts and dresses more, they're cooler!

I also snowboard and dirtbike; those are two sports you do NOT wear skirts in. I've seen a few skiers (likely Mennonites) that ski in skirts, but I think trying to snowboard in a skirt would be BEYOND immodest (thinks of a few bails I've taken where my feet have most certainly flipped over my head).

Ditto on the dirtbiking, although that is more dangerous than immodest...I couldn't imagine whipping down a dirt path at 30mph and have a skirt get caught in my back wheel... *shudder*

And now that I've written all this, I have the strange feeling I wrote it all before...if so, sorry!
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i'd like to join this tribe. i'm making the transition. i've always been a pretty modest dresser but i'm going further with it now like skirts only, no sleeveless stuff and headcovering. it's a little bit harder than i thought it would be. have been making scarves, using bandanas and knit caps. i just ordered 2 snoods from Garlands of Grace. i'm soooo glad this group is on here.

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So anyone have good leads on long childrens skirts? i know they exsist but i dont run into them locally and all the stuff i find online is short which is way to cold to be wearing around.. i was hoping to find some good long skirts my DSD could wear....

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Hi, I would like to join this thread. I am a modest dresser, and for me that means long skirts/dresses/jumpers, and plain colors and styles. I also wear a headscarf as a headcovering. It is nice to meet other mammas who think the same way!

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Yes please - any advice on places for longer skirts of little girls. I found some places ,but many are expensive. Some people I know had good luck at Children's Place - at least with older gals (over age 7 or so).

I think this site http://www.belowtheknee.com/ has some good choices, but I have never ordered from them (too big for my girls).

I have serveral skirts from http://www.devorafashions.com/girls.html. I love them and they have held up well - their girls sizes start too big, so I ahve yet to order from them for hte girls.

Someone sent this to me recently. Never ordered from them: http://www.koshercasual.com//girls-m...-23_22_64.html
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So anyone have good leads on long childrens skirts? i know they exsist but i dont run into them locally and all the stuff i find online is short which is way to cold to be wearing around.. i was hoping to find some good long skirts my DSD could wear....
I use http://www.modestclothes.com a lot to find good modest things online.


I like some of the stuff here http://www.upstreamgirl.com/default.aspx

Here is a boring long black skirt, but could be made cute with a cute shirt or something. http://www.h2opinklabel.com/product_p/333k.htm

Has several cute skirts. http://www.belowtheknee.com/

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Hi all, new here, but this is a tribe I'm really interested in. I made the transition to skirts/dresses and modest tops about two years ago, and LOVE it. I love how I'm treated more like a lady, and I love how comfortable not wearing form fitting pants is!

My problem right now is finding maternity skirts? I'm having a local seamstress turn my old maternity jeans into skirts, but would also like to find regular denim maternity skirts, if at all possible. Any ideas?

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Hi all, new here, but this is a tribe I'm really interested in. I made the transition to skirts/dresses and modest tops about two years ago, and LOVE it. I love how I'm treated more like a lady, and I love how comfortable not wearing form fitting pants is!

My problem right now is finding maternity skirts? I'm having a local seamstress turn my old maternity jeans into skirts, but would also like to find regular denim maternity skirts, if at all possible. Any ideas?
i recently saw a link to The Modest Mom. i have not tried these skirts personally, but they look good.

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I just ordered from New Creation and the skirts are great. It is the most choice I have had in a long time and the service was excellent.
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I LOVE those skirts. Wish I could afford $26 for one skirt, though.

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I LOVE those skirts. Wish I could afford $26 for one skirt, though.
The following sites offer monthly drawings for a free skirt from newcreation www.isthismodest.com
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hey ladies! look what I found!!!

http://www.barenecessities.com/Plush...S_,search,.htm





(now if only I could buy them! )

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hey ladies! look what I found!!!

http://www.barenecessities.com/Plush...S_,search,.htm





(now if only I could buy them! )
Wow! THOSE sound amazing!

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I KNOW!!! so so very tempting!

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*waves*
I am a pretty active member of the "cover"ed girls thread, and semi-active in the covering pagans thread.
Anyway- I recently started a relationship with a new gentleman, and I brought up headcovering. He said he loved the idea, and was a little surprised at how appealing the thought of only him seeing my hair was. I recently put purple streaks in my hair, so I am currently rocking the alt hair style, but I plan on covering full time when I need to dye my hair for my internship.
As for clothes- I wish I had the money to buy some. DD and I are living with my parents since my divorce and relocation back home. And I am jobless, so they buy pretty much everything for DD and I. I know I need new clothes, but I am reluctant to ask. If money were no issue- I would score several skirts from New Creation and Shkur, and some nice half-sleeve or 3/4 sleeve shirts. As for coverings, I adore the snoods on http://www.garlandsofgrace.com and the Tiechel (most specifically the Mitpachat scarves) at http://www.headcoverings-by-devorah.com

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So, I am amending my previous post.
I am thinking I might start rounding out my current wardrobe with some regency style gowns. Sense and Sensibility has some lovely patterns, and supplimental bodices to provide a more modest top. And my aforementioned beau thinks the style is just wonderful, and looks forward to seeing me in my new gowns.

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Question: What do you all do for beach wear? We're going to the beach for a week in September and I need new ideas.

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I generally wear a normal speedo one-piece under a long sundress and a light cotton sweater that I don't mind getting wet. It's a breezy, comfy outfit, and you can go in the water and still be modest.

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I wear a one peice swimsuit that's well covered, not skimpy. I'll usually wear a sarong on the beach, and just the swimsuit for swimming.

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