Friday, August 22, 2008

08/22/08 - Modest Formal Wear

I have to say that one of my pet peeves is when modesty is thrown out the window for weddings, school dances, Prom, bridesmaids dresses, and other events that require formal wear.

Tonight I came across this site: Beautifully Modest and was so encouraged to see gorgeous dresses that actually were modest!

May God bless them greatly!


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Gina@Chats With An "Old Lady" said...

You are so right! That bothers me too! We live on a Christian college campus, and it's as if modesty doesn't even matter any more, especially in formal wear. We've even been to weddings of students where the mother of the bride or groom...and even a few pastor's wives....showed up with very low cut dresses on. It is sad that this is the norm!

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Anonymous said...

Wow, I just looked at the whole Beautifully Modest website! How neat, and what beautiful dresses!! I was very encouraged and excited to learn of somewhere to get modest wedding dresses. I know they're out there, I've just never looked. So when the time comes, I know where I'll be checking first! Of course my favorite one was one of the most expensive... :-)
Jessica Bernhardt

Anonymous said...

sooo...being modest equals sleeves? i was browsing the website and that was my impression. i agree with the original post that modesty is typically lost in formal wear, but i think baring shoulders is okay. its the chest and back areas that are a bit risky. i also think tightness is an important factor.

Anonymous said...

Yes, I do think modesty equals sleeves. If you read the Modesty Survey on the rebelutions page over 70% of the guys said that strapless is immodest. That's 7 out of 10.
If for nothing else be modest for their sake. I've been to far too many weddings were the bride is in strapless and I think as Christians we should be totally above the board. If we think that a guy may stumble then why push it.
I do agree that tightness is also a modesty factor.
I plan on having sleeves at my wedding.

Nitchfield News said...

You're not the only one it bothers, Heather. :-{ But it is exciting to see the beautiful and creative options that are out there! I had SO much fun shopping for my own wedding (just six months ago!), and my gown just happens to be from Beautifully Modest. I also liked a lot of Eternity gowns as well. It seems like the modest lines carry a lot more of variety, style wise. You future brides have so many modest, gorgeous options! - GJ

Anonymous said...

Another place to check out is

Thanks for the posts!

Christin A. said...

I've just been to the Beautifully Modest site. It was really great to see that their is such a site that values modesty in the clothes they produce. Thanks! I'll be sharing that site to my friends. =)