Sunday, June 16, 2013

Dive in!

Are you ready to head to the pool or beach and make a splash in comfort and style? 
Wearing a modest bating suit used to mean improvising by wearing a shirt over a swimsuit or guys board shorts. Although this solution kept us covered it also weighed us down and made us stand out. Thankfully those days are gone as there are now a slew of options for the modest swimmer. With options to fit any level of coverage you can know head to the beach or pool in comfort, style and modesty. 
We've heard from so many women that investing in a swimsuit they felt comfortable in transformed their beach and pool outings from awkward and uncomfortable to fun and relaxing. That' why we're so excited to be carrying several top brands from low to full coverage. Below is a sampling of what available now in our shop

Do we have something that fits your style and coverage? Let us know in the comments!

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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Review: Adrianna Papell Lace Fit & Flare Dress (Medium Coverage)

Adrianna Papell Lace Fit & Flare Dress
A cute flirty LBD is a necessity in every womens closet. We hoped we'd found one when we saw this Adrianna Papell lace dress on the rack. So we had fashion designer Nicole Larson try it on and give us her expert feedback. On a scale of 1 to 4 the Lace Fit & Flare dress got a 2, here's why:

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Style Spotlight: SJP and Olivia Palermo

We love Sarah Jessica Parker and Olivia Palermo's style because they are both daring, bold and confident. We especially love it when they go modest because their looks are still fashion forward and sophisticated.  Below are a few of their looks that capture what we aim for at Mode-sty: flattering silhouettes, rich color and timeless style. What do you think?

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Super Heroine: Do the clothes make the heroine?

Thanks to one of our followers for telling us about artist Michael Lee Lunsford. He challenged himself to do an "exercise in character design, attempting to clothe the heroines nearly all the way." He did't want to simply do a skin tight bodysuit and he wanted to maintain the look of the original costumes.

We put Michael's pictures on the left and the traditional comic on the right- do these super heroines feel the same to you even though they are now fully clothed? What do you think?

You can see his full collection of female superheroes here.

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Monday, June 3, 2013

The Modest Bride: Have your cake and eat it too!

Kate Middleton
Strapless wedding gowns are “the standard for wedding dresses and that won’t change anytime soon.” This is according to Kim Forrest, the editor of WeddingWire, an online marketplace for engaged couples. While the vast majority of wedding dresses are strapless more sleeved options are slowly becoming available. This obviously make us very excited but we were delighted to find out that there are a whole host of women who are sick of the strapless domination. Posts at Jezebel and Slate decry the universally unfaltering look a strapless dress gives most women and the conspiracy of designers too lazy to make sleeves.

However our most powerful ally in the quest for wedding dresses with sleeves has been Princess Kate Middleton. Her wedding in 2011 to Prince William gave the green light to designers that sleeves can be young, sophisticated and beautiful. As put by the designer Lela Rose in a piece for the New York Times, “The royal wedding sort of put a stamp of approval on sleeves for brides who have thought previously they can look dated.” Thankfully we've been spotting more and more stunning wedding dresses with sleeves since then.