Formal

MaRa Modest Clothing

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Designed by an Israeli woman who now lives in California, this collection features one-piece dresses that cover the collar bone, elbows and knees with no layering required. The fabrics are mostly blends of stretch fibers with lightweight silk, jersey and linen.

POSHTOP

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This Jewish company's microfiber layering tops meet tznius specifications with options for full and cropped lengths and three-quarter and wrist-length sleeves. Lace overlays on some of the tops add a dressy flair. Long skirts with lace overlays are available to complete an outfit. Designs are produced in New York, and international shipping is available.

Dainty Jewell's

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Named after designer Charity Jewell, this company offers high fashion with feminine, modest styling. Most items are custom made according to measurements provided by the customer. Order carefully, because returns or exchanges are not allowed. Delivery takes from 2 to 6 weeks depending upon the item.

Bridal Expressions

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This website showcases dresses that are carried by the Bridal Expressions retail store in Sandy, Utah. Select the "modest" categories in the menu to see bridal and formal dresses with sleeves. This store works with designers to produce modest versions of some of the strapless gowns pictured on the website, so contact the store for information about which styles may be converted to modest dresses. Online ordering is available for customers in the continental United States.

William Riera

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William Riera is a Venezuelan designer who markets his line of knee-length dresses with sleeves internationally. Most of the dresses are made from jersey knit fabric, and styles range from casual to formal. The link provided leads to a website based in Provo, Utah USA, from which dresses may be purchased individually and international FedEx shipping is offered.

Landa

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Landa Designs is a manufacturer of formal gowns for many occasions, and they dedicate one category to "Modest Bridesmaid Dresses," incorporating some of the fabrics and styling from their other collections with the addition of raised necklines, sleeves and longer hems.

Vintage Swank

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This upscale clothing resale site will take time to peruse, but modest options are plentiful among the one-of-a-kind listings, including formal and bridal gowns.

Venus Bridals

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When shopping for a formal or bridal gown, it is often helpful to visit the originating manufacturer's website to see the full collections. None of the dresses are available for sale through these links, but the complete lines are showcased, and a store locator is provided for finding distributors. See all three modest collections from Venus.

Margene's Bridal

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This store offers a selection of modest formal and bridal gowns and serves the state of Idaho with two retail locations. Worldwide shipping is available for online customers.

Extra Bridal and Formal Resources

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Visit this page to see stores that are focused on local, in-store service and that do not have a strong Internet ordering system.

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