So it’s been a while since I did a Modest Dressing Post and I have been planning to do one for a while. But, since my surgery I haven’t really got dressed much – and there is no way I am doing a Modest Dressing Pajama Edition!! Here we go with our next installment – how to not be a frum frump!! 😉
In my perambulations around the web I came across a company called LayerWear Basics. It’s run by a woman who got fed up of not finding skirts or dresses long enough or with enough coverage, for herself and her four daughters. These are pieces that are designed to be worn to cover all the parts that modesty dictates need to be covered but in a fun and practical way. These pieces are also designed to be worn with / under regular department store clothing that leaves much to be desired in the modesty department. For example, a really cute sleeveless dress that falls mid thigh could totally be worn over LWB’s dress shown here. You get the fun of the outfit, but stay within modesty guidelines.
LWB sent me a brown pencil skirt (retail value of $35) to review – in fact it arrived in less than 48 hours after I had sent an email to the owner. It’s been sitting in its package since before Rosh Hashannah. I finally got dressed up this morning and decided to wear it. (Dressed up for me means not wearing denim AND wearing hair 😉 )
So here’s the ensemble of the day:
I am wearing a very simple white shell – I happened to buy mine in Israel for about $10, but many of the frum ladies’ clothing stores have them in all shapes, sizes and colours.
Then we come to the skirt. While I love the length of the skirt – it actually does indeed cover and cling to my knees – I found it rather tight and revealing. Perhaps I should have ordered it in a size bigger – but as it was the waist was gaping at the back. It’s probably better worn with a longer top like a tunic or under a dress that’s just a little past mid-thigh length. Basically anything that covers the posterior! It is versatile though, this skirt, made of a 4-way stretch heavy-weight cotton/lycra, and I can see myself getting a lot of wear out of it providing I have the right top to go with it.
I wore this with brown flats because I was working today and then spent a few hours running errands which is impossible in high heels, at least for me. But I could totally have dressed it up with heels.
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