W is for Wedding Gowns

Wedding gowns are the stuff of dreams, often dreams that began in childhood. Every women wants to be gorgeous on her wedding day. She wants to live her dreams and create wonderful, lasting memories. Brides-to-be who want modest gowns often find themselves in a sea of strapless lace and tulle. At least 75% of what she will see will be strapless. Much of the rest will be almost strapless or unattractive. And most of the gowns, unfortunately, will look very much alike. The overlay will have different embellishments and details but there are only a few strapless, wedding gown shapes that are then decorated in a variety of ways. Strapless … Read more…

L is for Looking At Lust

I’ve had several admirable priests tell me that men usually need confession more often than women because of lust. I’ve had admirable ministers share similar sentiments. And perhaps they’re right. But each time I hear something of that sort, my forehead crinkles and my head gives a rapid shake because lust is so much more than Matt. 5:28, “But I say to you that every one who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.” Jesus is obviously speaking to men. But what of women? And not the increasing numbers of women who indulge in pornography. (Pornography for women is often called “erotica” but … Read more…

The “M” Word

Five years ago when I shared my plans to begin a fashion blog for Christian women who aren’t adequately served by most fashion magazines, many friends and acquaintances immediately squealed, “Oooh! We need more modest fashion sites.” Except… I never planned to spend much time writing about modesty. Fashion is so much more. And modesty has many, many variables. I wore this Guy Laroche gown to the 2008 Ball for Life in NYC: The fabric I chose was an opaque, steel-grey, silk jersey; I had the front edges closed. But I left the back as designed. It was perfect. Perfect for me at the time. Perfect for the occasion. I … Read more…