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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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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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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.

Naartjie Kids | Children's Clothes | Kid's Clothes | Baby Clothes
http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/50554...skirts-dresses
http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/50554...av=gnro-505541
http://www.target.com/c/dresses-skir.../N-5xtvzZ5tdv0
http://www.target.com/c/dresses-clot...tc=758051|null

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

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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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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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Old 11/26/12, 04:37 PM
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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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My daughter (18) wears lots of cardigans. That doesn't help with the length, though.

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you could always layer the dresses over a more modestly cut blouse or turtleneck.
This is what my 11 dd does! She loves the look of the skinny strap beach style dresses, but neither of us love the skin exposure, voila! Problem solved, and it is warmer too!
And leggings under the skirt/dress bottom are a godsend!
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I don't know how you could get more modest or classic than with a dress from Lands End. That's what they're known for. If you find a dress you like check out the different fabrics and you could get one dress style in multiple fabrics so each girl could dress appropriately and yet look different from each other.

I'd recommend ordering from Lands End by phone because they have the absolute best customer service. 1-800-963-4816

http://www.landsend.com/shop/girls-dresses/-/N-ggkZg11
http://www.landsend.com/shop/sale/girls-dresses/-/N-g11

http://www.landsend.com/shop/womens-dresses/-/N-fxl
http://www.landsend.com/shop/sale/wo...resses/-/N-fy7

Editing to add they have free shipping on a $50 order or more and check the home page for other discount codes:
http://www.landsend.com

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Wearing modest clothing is certainly an external ethic resulting from an inward philosophy of life. It reflects what you think about your traditions and culture, respect for God and elders. But when we come to find appropriate modest clothing, options are very less.

Only some shops like Leelach.com, specifically sell these types of clothing worldwide. Such clothes are very comfortable, relaxing and doesn’t expose your inner body parts vibrantly.
Why resurrect a two year old thread? I imagine the OP has found what she needed by now.
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Such clothes are very comfortable, relaxing and doesn’t expose your inner body parts vibrantly.
I think if your inner body parts are exposed vibrantly you have a bigger problem than compromised modesty
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