Tuesday, January 17, 2012

"Modest is hottest" makes me want to grind my teeth

For me, the desire to dress modestly is based on spiritual beliefs, reinforced by experience and personal preference.  I'm just not comfortable with everyone seeing my ta-tas, right?  But how frustrating is it to find cool modest fashion without stumbling into varying pitfalls.  The bare minimum of modesty can be boring, so there's a trend to overcompensate by piling on details until peoples eyes want to explode.  Here in Utah, at least, there's an insane trend for ruffles and big, oversized flowers and loads of jewelery, and junk like that just doesn't fly with me.  I'm a simple girl.  And the middle ground is a hazy land.  Then of course there's the plain temptation of cute clothes that are not modest.  I have the frustrating problem of wanting what I can't have, so on the days that I'm sick of my jeans those short shorts look pretty nice; and who isn't DYING for a tank top in summer?  So the need for creativity is always there, and it's not always easy.  (It's definitely easier in winter, when layers are everybody's best friend.)

And also, how hard is it to dress a pregnant body without having to buy a whole new wardrobe, emmirite?

But that's not the point.  The point is that I was browsing Pinterest and found this clothing company that seems to have addressed the issue of creative, simple modesty, without going too over-the-top for my taste.  I haven't bought or tried any of their clothes so I can't really say how well it works, but the pictures look nice, don't they?

The website is Mikarose, and when most of their dresses are only $50, I do hope some of you will try them out and tell me how they are.  (Or if you already have, please leave me some feedback!)  I am forcibly stopping myself from looking at the site any further because really.  But I'll bookmark it and when this babe is out of my bod, maybe I'll need to go shopping.

5 seconds after pushing "publish" I noticed the Accessories tab on their website.  And lo, there were the gigantic fabric flowers, begging to dominate whatever poor body they were wrapped around.  And then I clicked on the Contact button and saw the company is based out of Provo, so it all makes sense now.  Oh well, I still think their dresses are cute.


  1. My professional recommendation is that you wear whatever you want, including the tank tops and shorts if that's what you're into.

    Modesty is a good thing - just don't let someone else define it for you.

    Good luck.

  2. Gah. Yes. I am so glad you wrote this post. I am also the kind of girl who doesn't want to show off your tata's ALL THE FRIGGIN TIME!I feel like girls use their boobs to accessorize because they don't know how to dress properly.

    I like being modest, I like dressing feminine and sometimes I like wearing booty shorts. But those shorts are far and few between the crew neck shirts and cardigans.

    I have no idea about the dressing a pregnant body thing lol but I am sure you look hot in whatever you wear 'cause your gorgeous girl!