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Making Strapless Dresses Modest with T-Shirts

Chiffon strapless dress worn with a t-shirt, Women's Wear Daily photo, September 5, 2006

Images from Women's Wear Daily, September 5, 2006. Some women exist, usually in the teen age range, who claim to prefer modesty yet are distressed over not being able to wear the strapless styles that cover the floors of juniors' stores and bridal salons. For these girls, offering options for modesty with strapless dresses is better than leaving them succumb to immature decisions of choosing strapless dresses worn with no alterations to conform to society's concept of style rather than the value of modesty.

History of Cosmetics

Cosmetic set of Ancient kohl tube with applicator and tweezers, razor, mirror and sharpening stone

While browsing through a Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit at Southwestern Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas USA, in 2012, I saw an array of cosmetics tools on display from around the 2nd century BC and was impressed by how these items reveal the long history of cosmetics use. The worldwide cosmetics industry in the 21st century AD is vast, but records of cosmetics usage exist from the earliest excavations thousands of years ago.

International Import Basics for Small Fashion Businesses

Delivery of a Poly Star Lady foam mannequin from Germany via FedEx Express

When I asked my boss once about attending the Premiere Vision fabric show to source fine Italian and other imported fabrics, he told me that the "landed" cost of those fabrics would be prohibitive. His price sensitivity and resulting commitment to use local goods whenever possible struck me because I knew his evening gowns retailed at $5,000 each on average (double that if beaded). Yet, most of the silks and stretch velvets he used cost less than $20 per yard, and I was told to keep a careful watch on prices for other materials for which I shopped.

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Modest and Modern

Handmade, modest and modern are the three rules that guide this home-based dressmaking company. Several ready-to-wear styles are...

Christian Modesty

Taylor Willett offers her Bible-based views on modesty and posts pictures of ideas for outfit variations within the plain clothes...

The Virtuous Closet

This online retailer of various brands stocks a range of styles to please almost any level of modesty and fashion-forward trend desired...

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