Thursday, June 26, 2008

fairly new "Modest Clothing" magazines




I can be slow to contribute a promised blog entry (I promised one earlier on this subject), but eventually I do deliver...


So..


I've been intrigued over about the past ten years or so with what seems to be an increased demand for modest clothing: or more correctly, also, a backlash at times at what seems to be a lack of "modest" clothing. And no worries....I won't present opinions on that here. I'm hoping to share two of my favorite resources of late: Eliza and Jen magazines. Now, to be sure, what can be defined as "modest" is fairly subjective.
But even including what could be a very broad definition of "modest", I applaud the efforts of what continues to seem to be a growing number of fashion industry professionals who are willing to help us out with the search for modest clothes.

Today I'm going to be brief and, instead of trying to tell you everything I've found out about over the past year while trying to learn more (as a non-industry professional), I'm just going to post links to them. From both of these magazines, you should be able to continue finding all kinds of fun new online stores and other links pertaining to fashion, which will include most of what I'd found on my own anyway; and much more, of course. Jen Magazine (online) and Eliza Magazine (online, subscription, and at select Barnes and Nobles and other retailers listed here). And yet another favorite find, today I discovered the Eliza blog.



One note about Jen magazine (a free online magazine): the front "page" calls it "A Modest Fashion Magazine for Young LDS Women," but quickly adds, "*Jen* is a free online magazine. We welcome anyone who shares our (modest) values." values.

*Jen* has a page, which I believe is only accessible once you register, of dozens of links devoted entirely to online clothes shopping. As with what you see in Eliza, the links include clothing from major retailers and smaller online boutiques. Both magazines, though still well in their beginning stages, (they've been around just a little over a year each) show a lot of potential, and I hope they'll be around a while.
The photography in Eliza is excellent, and the spreads and articles include both professional models and articles featuring "real-life" people sharing, say, their favorite skirts; or a fashion designer wearing her favorite dress. The designer in Eliza's spring issue looks more like a person in the supermarket than like a contestant on America's Next Top Model, which makes me a bit more comfortable reading it for some reason. It makes Eliza a bit more like a Dove ad with clothes. And no offense meant to professional models, of course, but it's always nice to see that someone in the clothing industry finds beauty in more than one kind of reality. ;-)

20 comments:

Sara said...

The girl on the cover of Eliza is adorable. I want to look like that.

themodestmaven said...

check out my blog too!
www.themodestmaven.blogspot.com
I love Eliza Magazine.
I just bought the summer issue and it is beautiful.

Posmena Sales said...

Here is a link for very modest swimsuits:
- modestswimsuits.co.uk


Andrea said...

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Andrea said...

This coupon works on new items, clearance and all discounts. This personal shopper will assist you with all your questions if you need. Great coupon MAU23780 no expiration and up to an additional 10% off - right now Spring and Summer sale items are an additional 20% off and you can use coupon MAU23780 for an addtional 5-10% off!

Julia Pearson Smith said...

I understand the frustration that comes with finding a modest swimsuit. So I started my own line of modest swimwear. We always have a few to choose from. March 2009 we will have a whole new line of swim wear available in different styels and fabrics. We are also starting to cator to different price ranges. All items made in the USA. Visit my shop for updates.
www.blackandwhiteapparel.etsy.com
Hopefully, I can help.

selah1029 said...

Hey Ladies,

Yes, I love Eliza Magazine and I also found this new modest clothing site that I thought I'd share with you all.

They have affordable prices and cute stuff for girls and women.

They have MODEST yet chic items like tops, skirts, and lots of dresses. Check them out!

www.sierrabrooke.com

Melanie said...

I think it is important for everyone to realize that just because you are wearing modest clothing, doesn't mean you are wearing unattractive clothing. That's just what Jen magazine is trying to show the world.

Bryan said...

A new company has opened up specializing in modest, practical clothing that's still attractive. www.burkinthreads.com. I've found they have some great stuff and the price is right for the quality. I can't wear it, but the ladies in my family can and do.

Sister has Style said...

I recently launched a small range of clothing for modest women, which a lot of research and thought went into in regards to cut, fit and attention to detail. Find us on Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sister-has-Style/254994351729 and become a fan if you like the designs, and share with others.

Michelle
www.sisterhasstyle.com

modest said...

I just came across this blog and found it very interesting indeed.

http://www.modestkini.com/

Eshet Chayil - Lucy said...
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Brittany said...

Hi! I thought you might be interested in seeing a fun music video my family and I made about modesty. Here is the link to the video: http://youtu.be/UXzWNQT1cJk . My husband and some friends wrote the song as a means to communicating the sensitive subject of modesty to a show choir at the University of Utah's Institute of Religion some years ago. It was a big hit and we feel like it might help young women to get the message. Thanks, enjoy!

Brittany

Al Farah said...

This personal shopper will assist you with all your questions if you need.I love Eliza Magazine and I also found this new modest clothing site that I thought I'd share with you all. In Islamic women clothes the overall gracious aspect was always there and now grace, style and femininity has been perfectly aligned with the latest hot and trendy Islamic fashion trend.

Fashion Belle said...

The Fashion Belle website is launching in November 2010 with a broad listing of modest clothing shopping resources. www.fashionbelle.com.

Hadassah said...

I'm running a sewing blog for modest Jewish clothing according to Jewish laws of modesty.

http://modestjewishclothing.blogspot.com

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