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On the Front-lines of Modest Fashion

April 10th, 2008 Visited 5566 times, 1 so far today

pcanvasbibWhen the big stores refused to make clothing that was modest in fit and form, some protested, some wrote letters, and some decided that they could make their own clothing to sell.  Christa Taylor is one such company.

In a recent interview with Mrs. Wilt at The Sparrow’s Nest, Christa herself talked about why she started her company:

In reality, Christa-Taylor.com grew out of frustration. After searching endlessly for a swimsuit that just didn’t exist, we designed our own. Under the direction and guidance of my Dad and brothers we started to experiment with different ideas, and eventually the possibility of opening our own Christa Taylor line. With much counsel and much perseverance we launched Christa-Taylor.com on January 15th, 2007, with just 1 swimsuit and 2 skirts. Since then, we have continued to refine and perfect our service and selection. It’s still very much a work in progress, but what an adventure!

What I find comforting as a father about this movement is that women are reclaiming the right to be known for what’s on the inside, instead of just what’s on the outside.  And that they’re coming up with good, practical definitions for what is modest:

We are continuing to develop and perfect our guidelines in our apparel choices and designs. Honestly, this is a very difficult question to answer, as many pieces are case specific. However, we do follow general guidelines such as, no skirt shorter than 23”, no deep Vs, no open backs, key holes, no cheap fabrics, no halter tops, etc.

I believe that they are on the right track.  What do you think?

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  • Mary says on: April 10, 2008 at 5:24 pm

     

    It sounds great! I’m so glad there are companies out there that take this issue to heart. There is definitely money to be made in the modesty market!

    Mary’s last blog post..The Horse Dilemma

  • AG says on: April 10, 2008 at 5:52 pm

     

    My body-type is one of the absolute hardest to find modest clothes for. It seems that if the neckline is high enough then for some reason the shirt doesn’t cover my tummy. Or if a skirt fits around the waist, the back is too short. Aside from being immodest, it also looks frumpy!

    I can thoroughly appreciate a company specializing modest women’s clothes!

    AG’s last blog post..Fireball

  • Michelle Potter says on: April 10, 2008 at 8:23 pm

     

    Since swimsuits were mentioned, I went to look. Most “modest” swimsuits seem to be ridiculously impractical — Christa-Taylor.com’s suit is awesome! It’s cute, modest, and it looks like you can actually swim in it! I’m impressed!

    Michelle Potter’s last blog post..Another bad dream

  • AG says on: April 10, 2008 at 8:48 pm

     

    Michelle, you’re so right. I usually opt for swim shorts with a tankini, but the swimsuit on Christa Taylor’s site is much better. I just wish there were more styles.

    AG’s last blog post..Fireball

  • andrea says on: July 7, 2008 at 11:17 am

     

    Check out Shade Clothing for some great swimsuits – fashionable and covers! http://www.shadeclothing.com/~ps~mau23780

    Use Personal Shopper Coupon Code MAU23780 for 10% off your first order and 5% off each additional order! Shade’s best kept secret!

  • MInTheGap says on: July 7, 2008 at 4:30 pm

     

    @andrea: Thanks for the link, Andrea. I need to get a new list of modest clothing sources together.

  • Hannah says on: July 21, 2008 at 3:54 pm

     

    Just wanted you to know that the Shade Clothing Summer Clearance prices get even better today! Starting today, take an additional 20% off all summer clearance prices! This promotion will run through August 6th! Some items are more than 50% off!! Place your orders ASAP as items are bound to fly off the shelves!

    http://www.shadeclothing.com/~ps~mau23780

  • MInTheGap says on: July 21, 2008 at 4:21 pm

     

    @Hannah: Thanks Hannah. Would you like to contribute an article on Modesty for MInTheGap?

  • Blake says on: September 6, 2008 at 11:24 pm

     

    There’s a great new website available for modest clothing. It’s called LivingModest.com. It has an online directory of companies that sell modest clothing. Go to http://www.livingmodest.com!

  • MInTheGap says on: September 8, 2008 at 9:03 am

     

    @Blake: Thanks. We’ll be coming up with a list over at Is This Modest?, but thanks for the link in the mean time.

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