April 29, 2014

Shopping [Modest Clothing]

As a Christian girl, I strive to dress appropriately and modestly. My church does not impose any rules in this manner and the decisions which I make are my own. They come from personal convictions, upbringing and culture I grew up in, as well as current trends. What may look modest to me, may not be the case for you and vice versa.
I've been struggling with buying modest clothes ever since I was a teenager. Every spring stores put out shorts that are shorted then  underwear, and cuts that would make me blush. The celebrities are wearing close to nothing and the popular magazines promote 'less is more' mantra. Our culture has lost a sense decency, and what it means to be a lady. A true lady demands respect for herself just by the way she dresses, talks and walks.
It's hard to find trendy and fashionable clothes that satisfy benchmark for appropriate, but it's certainly possible. With a little effort, you can look good without compromising your beliefs and standards. Here are some of my favorite stores that feature modest clothing. I haven't shopped at all of them, but love looking at their pretty designs hoping to buy something soon.

Corilynn knows her stuff! This girl knows how to design modern, gorgeous, quirky clothes. I don't know if I have ever seen a design I didn't like. I will have one of each!

Shabby Apple  is my absolute favorite for dresses! I love their prints, lengths and retro styles. They have everything from retro to pencil dress, tulle skirts and polka dot prints. I'm drooling over their Sydney collection and really want to take a plunge on this number. They even have cute retro swimsuits which I absolutle adore! Who said your you should enjoy the sun in itsy-bitsy?

Jen Clothing features wide variety of cute dress, skirts, tops and even bathing suits. I like that the prices are really reasonable which means more value for our buck. They collaborate with bloggers and frequently do discounts, and almost always something cute.

Downeast Basics features everyday clothing that's cute, lady-like and modest. Love this pencil skirt which would be perfect for spring and summer. And obviously they have a great selection of dresses. I absolutely love this red dress.

eShakti is an online only store that has every retro frock imaginable. I love that you can customize any dress' length, sleeve type, pockets and more. If you like the print but not sure about the cut of the neckline, you can change it up and request something different. It's like designing your own dress and making it look perfect for your body type and modesty standards. Can it get any better?

Boden Clothing  is a United Kingdom based store which sells to US. I love their easy-peasy dresses and simple tops. This line makes me want to put on a dress and go to farmer's marker. I love their new collection of printed summer dresses - serious swoon!

Dorothy Perkins offers a great selection of dresses, skirts and tops. I'm currently stocking this floral dress as it's sitting in my Shopping Bag, just waiting to be picked up. I own one of their dresses and must say that I love everything about it. If you need something pretty and cheap, this is your place

J.Crew is a timeless giant when it comes to modest, pretty pieces - everything from their pencil skirts to dresses is radiated with elegance and beauty. I love that store (can you tell?).

Kingdom and State is a new and emerging retailer with some cool stuff. I love their take on timeless pieces yet they keep it modest. Plus they just rolled out their new swim collection which has seriously cute briefs but believe it or not, they sell out very fast. Get your shopping on now!

And there you have it...
Thanks for stopping by and have a nice day!


  1. What a great resource you've put together. I had never heard of Kingdom & State or Downeast Basics but I am so impressed with their collections. They are defiantly now part of my online shopping repertoire.

  2. Love that bird dress! Very beautiful styles :)

  3. Corilynn and J.Crew are definite favorites of mine!


  4. Amazing, truly loved these!

    x leah symonne x


  5. I love this post! I think that modest and classy go hand in hand. The bird dress is absolutely adorable... Will definitely have to check out your other pics as well. Thanks so much for your sweet comment on Palm and Peachtree! Would love to keep up with one another!

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  6. I like to dress modestly too--but still stylish! That bird dress is super cute. :)

  7. The green gingham dress is SO adorable!! My church does not impose strict dress either - but I know what you mean about having personal feelings about modest dressing. MY definition of modest may be different than others but over the last several months I've re-edited my closet and refined my taste for just a bit more modesty. It feels better - and I think looks better too!
    Really love this post Anna, great inspiration!!

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