Has modesty disappeared?

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Where has modesty gone? It seems like when you look for modest clothing, it’s either expensive, poorly made, or frumpy. It is so difficult to find clothes that are both beautiful and modest.

I was looking for a post I was working on the other day, and came across this post that I wrote while pregnant with Caleb. Amazing how I still feel the same way!

It absolutely amazes me how hard it is to find modest clothing any more. I’ve found ways to get around the immodest clothes that seem to be everywhere (sewing my own skirts, wearing tank tops or using hankies or silk scarves under low necklines), but it’s still a challenge.

I’ve been shopping online for maternity clothes. Wow. It seems like the skirts that are available are all way too short, and many of the necklines would need something underneath to make them more modest. The problem is – most of the maternity tank tops I’ve seen aren’t high enough to make them worth using as a more modest layer.

Don’t get me wrong – I don’t mind sewing my own maternity clothes. I’ve been working on a couple of skirts lately that are drawstring waist so that I’ll be able to wear them as long as possible. Unfortunately, modest maternity patterns aren’t so easy to find. I do like to window shop a bit though to look for a few pieces that could fill out my wardrobe, and then try to find my favorites cheaper (like on ebay or at thrift stores).

Where has modesty gone? I know that it’s a problem with most ready-made clothing today, but I wasn’t expecting to find such immodest maternity clothes.

Now, if we could just get some manufacturers to produce clothing that is modest, flattering, AND reasonably priced!

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8 thoughts on “Has modesty disappeared?”

  1. Hi,

    I was looking back over some back posts. There is a great pattern site called Elizabeth Lee. It has mostly nursing patterns, but I think some maternity. It is great.

    Jo Anna

  2. Tammy, I’m so glad your little one is here! We’re out at church so much that I don’t know what I’d do with fewer maternity clothes than I have. I’m thankful I do have a good bit!

  3. Ah, so glad to be out of my maternity clothes! 😀 Since I was so sick the entire pregnancy, I didn’t do too much shopping. I had two nice skirts and a handful of sweaters and tops that worked for me. I just had to make sure the laundry was done every few days!

  4. I am a fan of Cato’s. I do almost all of my clothes shopping there for my oldest daughter and myself. Cato’s is the only place close to home that sells skirts in a plus size. They are also the only place that sells sleeveless undershirts that go to your neck! 😉 I am having to make skirts for my youngest daughter, because she has a size 6-8 (kids size) waist but needs a 14 in length. She will be 12 in July but she is very very tiny.
    There may be a small glimmer of hope for us modest christians…. Hubby read an article in USA Today at work that prompted him to call me. (He gets to hear me rant and rave about the immodest clothes for teens all the time 😉 ) Here is the link.
    http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/retail/2009-03-08-teens-modest-retail-clothes_N.htm
    I enjoyed the post!

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