Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Modest Formal Wear Designers: Rayan

Nora and Nadia of Rayan
Sisters, Nadia and Nora, were tired of layering and mother-of-the bride options for formal events and began designing their own gowns to wear. Soon they were also designing gowns for friends and family too. Now with the launch of their label Rayan they offer all of us beautiful affordable, modest long sleeve evening dresses! We love their aesthetic, and their new spring collection based on Old Hollywood has us saying, Bravo! We're excited to be carrying Rayan at Mode-sty and would love to know what you think of their collection, see all the looks below. 
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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Designer Crush: Tadashi Shoji

Designer Tadashi Shoji creates beautiful modest formal wear | Mode-sty
Tadashi Shoji
Finding modest evening or formal wear can be an extremely frustrating experience that usually includes sifting through jacketed Mother-of-the-Bride dresses. One bright spot in your search are the beautiful modest dresses offered season after season by Tadashi Shoji. At relatively affordable prices Tadashi Shoji gives modest women a chance to be glamorous and on trend without having to layer or get alterations (though you may need to wear a slip with some sheer styles). The Japanese-born American fashion designer is particularly known for his red carpet gowns and with his two labels Tadashi Shoji and T by Tadashi available at Nordstroms and other retailers the you can feel like a celebrity at your next formal event. 

Below are the modest styles in his Spring, Pre-Fall and Fall 2014 collections. We've also got a Pinterest board with even more of Tadashi Shoji's modest styles here. Like what you see, sign up for more fabulous updates on all things stylish and modest here

Modest Styles from Tadashi Shoji Spring 2014 Collection 

Modest design from Tadashi Shoji Spring 2014 collection | Mode-sty

Style Icon: Rachel Zoe

Stylist Rachel Zoe in modest outfit hijab tznius | Mode-sty
Stylist and Designer Rachel Zoe
With no formal fashion training Rachel Zoe has risen to become one of the most famous celebrity stylist in Hollywood. Her A-list clientele includes reality star Nicole Richie, together the two pioneered the 'boho-chic' look with loose fitting clothing and oversized jewelry- perfect for the modest women. Rachel now has her own label which reflects her effortless take on glamor. We've collected a few of our favorite modest Rachel Zoe looks below.    

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Stylist Rachel Zoe in modest outfit hijab tznius | Mode-sty

Friday, February 7, 2014

10 Reasons to get a Chambrey top

If you don't already own a chambray top, you should. This versatile piece can be worn with so many things you already have in your closet you'll wonder how you survived without one. Whether worn on its own or as a layering piece you'll be able to create countless pairings each more stylish then the last. For the modest women this top offers you everything you need: of-the-moment style, comfort and most importantly coverage. As modest women we especially love that its so easy to pair with a knee, midi or maxi length skirt for an effortlessly trendy look. To show you its power we've collected ten of our favorite looks below. And we've got even more on our modest chambrey Pinterest board.

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pair chambrey denim top with knee and maxi length skirts for a trendy modest look
1. Pair it with a dressy skirt and heels for a relaxed take on a sophisticated look