I have to chance to help out with a Young Women's activity in our ward tomorrow night. We will be talking about modesty and where/how to find clothes that cover (and are still cute) I pulled together this roundup for the girls and thought I might share it with you as well!
(This site is AWESOME! They have links to all the modest formal sites as well as ideas on making your dress modest, or how to sew one of your own.)
Simcha’s Spectacular (local shop)
(1839 South Taylor Road Cleveland Heights, OH 44118 (216) 932-3130 Open from about 12:30-6 Monday through Thursday and on Fridays till about 4 or 5 depending on the time of year. Jewish owned fashion shop. Very friendly owner, SUPER cute clothes. Her prices are about the same as shopping at Macy’s but the quality is really nice.)
These shops and blogs have made shopping for modest clothes so much easier! There is one thing however, that you should still remember. Even though these sites say they are dedicated to modesty, it doesn’t mean that everything they sell is actually modest. It is up to you to define your standards, no matter what they claim. Even if they are members of the church that doesn’t mean they are truly modest and virtuous.
“You are the strength of the present, the hope of the future…You are second to none. You are daughters of God…But, my dear friends, we cannot accept that which has become common in the world. Yours, as members of this Church, is a higher standard…
Modesty in dress and manner will assist in protecting against temptation. It may be difficult to find modest clothing, but it can be found with enough effort. I sometimes wish every girl had access to a sewing machine and training in how to use it. She could then make her own attractive clothing. I suppose this is an unrealistic wish. But I do not hesitate to say that you can be attractive without being immodest. You can be refreshing and buoyant and beautiful in your dress and in your behavior. Your appeal to others will come of your personality, which is the sum of your individual characteristics. Be happy. Wear a smile. Have fun. But draw some rigid parameters, a line in the sand, as it were, beyond which you will not go.” (President Gordon B. Hinckley, Ensign, May 2004)
*These opinions are my own, I am not getting paid in anyway from any of these companies for my review.