Sunday, June 6, 2010

The Great Clothing Coverup

No, it's not the name of the newest fashion house based murder mystery, it's my annoyance at not being able to readily find clothing that a modest girl can wear. Why should be have to fight this battle?  I'm used to never being able to find pants that will fit someone six feet tall.  I'm also used to there being no cute shoes produced that are larger than a 10.  But when I can't find a shirt that isn't sleeveless or a skirt that doesn't stop at mid thigh, well that's when I get mad.

What's a girl supposed to do in this situation?
You know quite well - layering.  We all do it, and frankly I'm tired of it.  I have a closet full of tank tops and cardigans for making regular shirts and dresses presentable.

The other day I was trolling my friends on Facebook (I sometimes do look at Facebook, although that's another story) and ran across a girl I knew from when I was in Young Womens.  Her daughter had won Homecoming Princess (or Prom Queen or whatever they call those things now days) and pictures of her with her date were posted. The girl is lovely. The dress was a very pretty lavender georgette - halter top.  What's a girl to do? Well this girl had worn what appeared to be a white teeshirt under the gown.  YIKES!!! It wasn't a good combination.  Did not go with the tiara AT ALL.

Every so often I slum it and go to Nordstroms Rack.  They no longer have cute clothes in my size *sigh* but they at least have shoes over size 10.  I was shocked and flabbergasted when the first thing I saw as we entered the store was a cute, MODEST cocktail dress.  NO KIDDING!  (Sorry, I'll lay off the capitol letters now.)

Take a look:

Sorry for the bad exposure.  That's what happens when you try to sneak a picture with an iPhone.  I don't know why Nordstrom's store security would care if I took a picture of a dress, but I was feeling very sneaky about snapping the shot. Weird, no?

But isn't the dress sweet! Who would believe that clothing manufacturers knew how to make sleeves?!?
Sadly, I didn't get the name of the designer. I'd send her flowers.  Truly.

I did run across a fun web site that feature modest, wearable clothing.  It's also got a funky name, which only makes it more appealing. See what you think!


Rhamnites said...

How marvelous to find a modest dress! I completely feel your pain. What do designers have against sleeves nowadays? Maybe it's just that much cheaper to make a dress without sleeves. And to cut just another inch off that skirt. They call it fashion, but they're really just making it cheaper. Charge the same amount for less and less and less.