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Old 09-09-2009, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Prescott Valley, Az (unfortunately still here)
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Yeah, I do agree, it's hard to find really good decent, modest clothes (for the last 15 years actually). I guess it was the "Skimpy Generation" at that time, is what I liked to call the mid 90's to 2004, (when the midriff shirts and low-rider jeans came out). Showing a lot of cleavage, show off your belly-button, pants that only go up to your hips or below, and tiny shorts and tiny tank tops. Yeah, I remember that generation (i used to dress like that for a while, when I was skinnier). YIKES!!

But I have to agree with a previous post that Wal-Mart and Target are getting better with their clothing selection. A lot of their clothes are very modest. So, I've been getting mine there. Also a lot of thrift stores have a lot of modest stuff too. I get some of my clothes from those too.
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Old 09-09-2009, 12:18 PM
 
Location: following the wind of change
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Modest Clothing Directory (formerly Dara Marie Modest Clothing)

Modest Clothing for Women and Girls (http://www.biblicalgarden.com/modest_women.html - broken link)
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Old 09-09-2009, 07:33 PM
 
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I'm looking for clothes that bring attention to the countenance and not the body. Generally, me and my girls keep everything below our collar bone and above the calf and elbow covered. Nothing too tight or revealing. Also no slits in skirts.

Most stores don't meet our needs. The clothes are too tight, too revealing, or have slits in the skirts. Slits are our downfall!
Christopher and Banks stores and Charter Club at Macy's has items that fit the bill.
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Old 10-13-2009, 03:06 PM
 
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almost all stores have that type of clothing, there just isn't a big selection of it. like miu said, look in the old lady section.
lol yeah sorry. Everything in juniors these days is like low-cut central.
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Old 10-13-2009, 03:10 PM
 
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I notice the current trend is in tight clothing. This was a trend a long time ago, and then the fashionistas said tight clothes make a woman look cheap and fat and the advice was to get the proper 'drape' to clothing. That still makes sense to me.

I see jackets on media women that are way too tight and makes them appear as though they've gained weight and need a larger size. News women. Weather 'girls'. If a woman wants to wear something so tight, she should have immaculate tailoring, which most do not.

Blouses now sometimes have such plunging and 'interesting' necklines that women often must purchase a whole selection of bras, longline, strapless, clear straps, dipping décolletage, etc in order to properly wear them.

I suppose this is the sort of thing that keeps the economy going.
A very thin girl is not going to look fat in tight clothing. If someone looks fat in tight clothing, they probably are. Most people probably cannot pull off the tight clothing look, but I don't think it looks bad on everyone.
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Old 10-13-2009, 03:31 PM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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I'm looking for clothes that bring attention to the countenance and not the body. Generally, me and my girls keep everything below our collar bone and above the calf and elbow covered. Nothing too tight or revealing. Also no slits in skirts.

Most stores don't meet our needs. The clothes are too tight, too revealing, or have slits in the skirts. Slits are our downfall!
May I ask a question? I've heard this "countenance" explaination as a reason for wearing clothing that covers up a woman's body. That is, they are wearing it because they want others to look at their face and listen to what they are saying instead of looking elsewhere. Do I have that correct?

To me, it seems that the women who wear this clothing must think that every person in their circle is obsessed with trying to get a glimse of their knees or their cleavage, so they must have a very low opinion of their character.
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Old 10-13-2009, 04:01 PM
 
Location: Up in the air
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May I ask a question? I've heard this "countenance" explaination as a reason for wearing clothing that covers up a woman's body. That is, they are wearing it because they want others to look at their face and listen to what they are saying instead of looking elsewhere. Do I have that correct?

To me, it seems that the women who wear this clothing must think that every person in their circle is obsessed with trying to get a glimse of their knees or their cleavage, so they must have a very low opinion of their character.
I see what they mean, but I think they go a little overboard. I am rather ample busted, so no matter what I wear I'm going to 'draw attention' to that asset. I could wear a tent...or I can wear something form fitting but not tight. It doesn't diminish my personality or my self esteem at all!!

Maybe the people who must cover every inch of skin with polyester fabric think everyone's out to get them In reality, if you wear FLDS style clothing you're going to get MORE attention than if you didn't.

Go to a hippy store and get a a couple long ankle length flowing skirts and a few plain tshirts. It's not hard. I just don't get what all the fuss is about.
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