16 July 2007

Modesty in the news

Ya, ya. More on modest fashions. I got the google alert set on it.

"Girls Gone Mild(er)? A New Modesty Movement" in Newsweek. Including a secular point of view. Concluding paragraph:
What makes the movement unique, according to Shalit, is that it's the adults who are often pushing sexual boundaries, and the kids who are slamming on the brakes. "Well-meaning experts and parents say that they understand kids' wanting to be 'bad' instead of 'good'," she writes in her book. "Yet this reversal of adults' expectations is often experienced not as a gift of freedom but a new kind of oppression." Which just may prove that rebelling against Mom and Dad is one trend that will never go out of style.

Links mentioned in the article:

Pure Fashion - a Celebration of Style and Virtue

Modest Apparel USA - "Because a modest woman is a beautiful woman"

Modest By Design - "Clothing your father would approve of"

Dress Modestly - "Modest AND in style"

Eliza Magazine - [a little more on the wild side, but not as wild as some other fashion mags - LM]

Shade Clothing - "founded by two Mormon women wanting trendy, but not-revealing, clothes"

Miss Utah's one-piece bathing suit entry - article from local KUTV

Modesty Zone - "for good girls in hiding, everywhere," a website by Wendy Shalit, author of "Girls Gone Mild"

Flapper, by Joshua Zeitz - A Madcap Story of Sex, Style, Celebrity, and the Women Who Made America Modern
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