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Old 11/26/12, 08:57 AM
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Modest Teen Dresses??

I'm beginning to think there isn't such a critter! After three days of searching the internet, I found one designer we really liked. Her dresses wholesale start at $55. We're not wholesale, to buy retail it's around 80-100. I have four daughters! I used to sew but dd asked for a new dress for church last week. They all four need one. We are in the middle of our wreath making season, plus I'm hosting my Dad's 80th birthday party. No time to sew! And have you seen the price of sewing supplies lately????

We've done some second hand shopping but the selection in their sizes was just as bad as online! They like to dress modestly, by that they mean, not too tight, not too low and not too short. Is that too much to ask????

There have been cute designs in the past, why not now???

On a good note, we found lace dresses that will work at Kohl's for $20 (after the 20% off cyber monday discount), they are singing for the church Christmas service & needed something to wear! The dresses came in three shades of blue, green & turquoise, so that should work. I also found a dress for the 10 yo that includes the colors from the big girls dresses, she'll like that!

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Old 11/26/12, 09:17 AM
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You can always go with skirts and tops to go with.
And there are plenty of modest length skirts out there..
I now live in maxi-skirts and tops.
Mix and match!

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Old 11/26/12, 09:35 AM
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You can always go with skirts and tops to go with.
And there are plenty of modest length skirts out there..
I now live in maxi-skirts and tops.
Mix and match!
That's what they usually wear to church. But for a change they really wanted dresses.
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Maybe they might like Shabby Apple?


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They have a sale going on right now that might make their prices more what your looking for.

Hope this helps!


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We go to Kohl's because they seem to have the best choice. Depending on your girls' ages Target can also be a good place. Have they thought about wearing skirts and blouses?

If your girls are size 12 and under Naartjie clothes are really cool. For the most part their prices are similar to Kohl's. If your kids like funky that's the place to go. DD, at 14, can still wear an elastic waisted skirt we go years ago so if your kids are on the small side they might be able to fit into some of the clothing for a while. I wouldn't get Naartjie clothes on eBay as some of the used things can cost more than getting them new directly from the store. Their sales can be really good.

What about LL Bean? They're more expensive and ate kind of preppy but I don't think they would show a lot of skin. Have you thought of teaching them to sew? 4H has a sewing project.

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you could always layer the dresses over a more modestly cut blouse or turtleneck.

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Old 11/26/12, 12:45 PM
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L.L. Bean is offering a great deal right now. I buy my shoes there when they have this deal, which is good on clearance items too. For 30 percent off and free shipping, at checkout manually enter the Promotion Code WONDERLAND and PIN 2126.

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How long does a hem have to be, to be modest? Knee length, mid-thigh?

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Old 11/26/12, 01:54 PM
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How long does a hem have to be, to be modest? Knee length, mid-thigh?
The girls perfer knee length. They don't even like wearing shorts & the weird thing is I do wear shorts (walking shorts, but above my chubby knees!)! But I figure, people have worse trouble with their kids and if mine prefer to be a little more covered up, far be it from me to complain! This is one less battle to engage.
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And have you seen the price of sewing supplies lately????
As little fabric the manufacturers use for teen dresses these days, the mark up and profit must be huge!
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Shadeclothing.com
mikarose.com
downeastbasics.com Their dresses tend to be a little short for my daughters but we love their camis. They are a little more expensive than other stores but they are a bit higher and stay up. It makes dresses that are a little too low work.

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Wow! Thanks for sharing the link for the Shabby Apple. My 'girl' is 27 and a physician and has always been very modest. I mean who wants a pediatrician who looks like a tart...???
This has a lot of cute ideas (we sew) and has some great prices even in the sales/not quite perfect category.

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Here's a list of links we used to do find modest dresses for our girls.
Modest Casual Clothing From LDS Stores

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