Fashion Belle's Favorite Modesty Resources

Open Bible with world globe in the background

This book previously titled What does the Bible say about your appearance? was one of the most influential pieces of literature in the life of the founder of the Fashion Belle website toward pursuing a career as an apparel patternmaker with the goal of creating modest clothing. Author Ray Powell has graciously given permission for the book to be edited and published online here.

Modesty Survey from the Rebelution website by Alex and Brett Harris

The Rebelution is a Christian teen ministry founded by Alex and Brett Harris with the motto, "A teenage rebellion against low expectations." In 2007, this group conducted an online Modesty Survey of over 1,600 men. The site states, "It's everything girls have ever wanted to ask guys about modesty but were afraid to ask!" Follow the primary link to view results or read Fashion Belle's overview of the survey.

Books related to modesty from author Shaunti Feldhahn, based on surveys with thousands of men from all walks of life

Author Shaunti Feldhahn details survey findings about the importance of modest clothing choices for women in a variety of books. Follow the primary link to visit Shaunti's website or read our reviews about the insights on modesty from three of her books.

Pure Fashion

From the site, "Through a seven month Model Training Program . . . Pure Fashion models learn the importance of living a life in accordance with God’s will and fostering a life of grace through purity of heart, mind, and body. The Pure Fashion program culminates in a city-wide fashion show featuring clothing that is pretty but not provocative, trendy but still tasteful."

Fashion Meets Faith

Shari Braendel holds a degree in fashion merchandising and has worked as an image consultant for individuals and corporations. As a Christian women's speaker in the United States and internationally, her conference themes include Beauty Boot Camp, What to Wear, Maximizing Beauty, and Modesty Rocks for Teens and Tweens.

Pure Freedom books and events about modesty and purity by Bob and Dannah Gresh

This official site of Christian authors Bob and Dannah Gresh is rich with educational content promoting modesty. From the site's introduction, "Pure Freedom . . . provides resources in the form of books and live events to equip men and women of all ages to live lives of purity. Dannah provides a special emphasis on equipping moms to raise their tween girls to be sexually pure, modest and emotionally whole teen girls."

Secret Keeper Girl

This is the official site for Christian author and speaker Dannah Gresh's Secret Keeper Girl event that target mothers and tween daughters, during which event facilitators teach modesty and “true beauty.”

Revive Our Hearts

Around a thousand links to multi-media resources related to modesty are listed at the Revive Our Hearts website, the official site of Christian author and speaker Nancy Leigh DeMoss. In her book The Look: Does God Really Care What I Wear? DeMoss endeavors to move beyond the initial questions that are commonly raised when the word "modest" is mentioned, such as assumed lack of style, and on toward discovering underlying biblical principles about dress and the truth about clothing and modesty.

A Christian Home links to essays about conservative dress

This web page lists links to educational essays from groups that follow a conservative style of dress for women, including not wearing pants. Essay authors are from various backgrounds, including Independent Fundamental Baptist, plain clothes, homeschooling and home church groups. An occasional author references head coverings in addition to dresses only.

Modest Clothing Directory categorized by religious preference

This directory categorizes modest clothing resources according to religious groups. The founder, Dara Becker, occasionally references her personal favorite Islamic clothing choices, however, her site includes resources for many other religious groups in addition to her own.

A Christian Home modest clothing shopping directory

This page of shopping recommendations lists links to stores offering new and used modest clothing and sewing patterns, including for headcoverings and other plain clothes styles. The Washington state mom who authors this page favors clothing companies that are owned by various denominations of Christians.

Jennifer Loch's Modest Clothing Directories

Jennifer Loch operates multiple clothing directory web pages with overlapping advertising for about a dozen companies, some of which are modest and others of which offer low-cut necklines that require extra layers for modesty. All of Jennifer's ad pages are linked to her primary directory site which is targeted to LDS dress standards.

Living Modest Clothing Directory

This directory website displays advertisements for women's clothing companies that tend to be on the trendy side.

Arrow pointing to extra modesty resources

Some of the online modesty resources we find just do not seem to fit anywhere else on the Fashion Belle site, so we have collected those links on a page of Extras.

Maven Mall affiliate marketing for modest clothing from other retailers

This resource targeted to Jewish shoppers displays advertising from a variety of retailers for clothing in regular, petite, plus, maternity and girls' sizes. Clicking on product links leads to individual retailers' websites where purchases may be made.

Screenshot of Tressa Lemky's website logo, Beautiful Inside and Out God's Way

Tressa Lemky is a Canadian fashion model and Christian speaker. "Modesty is the heart of my message and my ministry," she states on the introductory video of her website. "I firmly believe that in this very liberal fashion world in which we live, the original standards that God desires for women to uphold are still in style. Modeling modesty is for you, for others and ultimately for Him. In other words, modesty still matters."

Modest clothing pop-up sale website

Founded by a woman in Minnesota who dresses modestly because of her Islamic faith, this website features sales of designer clothing at discounted prices for limited times. Sign up with an email address to access the store.

TruModel mentoring program for girls and young women

Professional model Mayra Gomez has founded an array of Bible-based programs to mentor girls and young women who are interested in careers in fashion, modeling and acting. She teaches that it is possible to select jobs that accommodate strong convictions, including maintaining a high standard of modesty. One of the larger events hosted by Gomez is Christian Fashion Week in Tampa, Florida USA.

Modest is Hottest conferences by recording artist Jamie Jamgochian

Contemporary Christian recording artist Jamie Jamgochian holds one-day conferences for girls ages 12 to 19 and their mothers in the United States and select international locations. She says in her introductory video, "I started these events to hopefully help empower young people to know that it's okay to dress fun and cute and trendy, but we can still do it in a way that's modest and reflects the values that God has given each one of us."

Dear Prudence affiliate shopping site for modest clothing

Only a percentage of the styles offered on this site meet modesty standards above those found in general stores, but for shoppers interested in trends, the site offers modern styling with an occasional modest find. All the featured products are sold through affiliate links to other manufacturer's sites.

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