All fashionistas are not gifted with the magical ability to create a wardrobe or the knowledge of what looks good and what does not look good. They have to read up on the latest trends. Popular magazines make that an easy choice. However, not all magazines provide advice on how to dress modestly. Modest fashion reads are difficult to find, but they are out there. They come in all shapes and sizes. After much thought, I narrowed down my five favorite books and blogs that have helped me along my journey through modest fashion.
Modern Modesty is a blog written by Lauren Lambert of Florida. She is a Christian. She posts either weekly or biweekly outfit posts along with make up tutorials. She is great a promoting pattern mixing, make up tips, as well as small modest clothing businesses. You can visit her site at http://modern1modesty.blogspot.com/
Dressing with Dignity, by Colleen Hammond.
This former Weather Channel anchor turned modest fashionistas and writer uses her book, Dressing with Dignity, as a platform to promote and encourage women of all ages to dress with feminitity and modesty. While geared towards Catholicism, Colleen provides a great argument and gentle encouragement toward dressing beautifully and fashionably. She also has a website (www.colleenhammond.com) where you can find fashion inspiration, free e-books, blog posts, and more.
Girl defined does not just promote modest fashion, but they also promote and teach on modest and pure living. Christian sisters, Bethany Baird and Kristen Clark provide blog posts, videos, seminars, and an e-book on pure, feminine, and Godly living. You can visit their site at http://www.girldefined.com
Fresh modesty is a blog by Olivia Howard. The now married blogger writes posts on modest fashion, healthy/clean living, ethical standards in clothing purchases, house hold organizations tips, as wells as being the author of two sewing books for modest swim wear and modest skirts. She is also the founder of Fresh Apparel, a modest clothing shop. You can visit her site at http://www.freshmodesty.com
A Return to Modesty, by Wendy Shalit.
Of all of the books I have read on modesty, Wendy’s book lays out one of the best arguments for modesty that I have ever encountered. While I am uncertain of Wendy’s denominational or even religious background, her book is written in such away that it is for all women who seek to dress and promote modesty. Her passion for the topic is evident, though her argument can come across as a bit abrasive. Nevertheless, it is a must read for all women interested in the topic of modesty.
I hope these books and blogs get you started on your journey in modesty. There are other books out there specifically about fashion that I would love to share with you. For now, these modes fashion reads are a great starting off point. Happy reading.
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