If you've got a heartbeat and a smartphone, you've probably heard that Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald, of TLC's 19 Kids & Counting, tied the knot on November 1st! Jessa made headlines with some of her unique choices for the wedding, including an ice cream sundae bar instead of the traditional cake, and her own stunning-yet-modest wedding gown. We were particularly thrilled with her choice of modest bridesmaid dresses…the Ellie dress in Coral from our very own JenClothing

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Jessa's eleven bridesmaids ALL looked stunning in this simple, darling dress. The coral color is bright and cheery, and the super-soft jersey knit fabric is oh-so-comfortable! Jessa's sister Jill even rocked the Ellie with her baby bump!

We love this new trend of choosing simple dresses with fun, flirty details for your bridesmaids to wear for the wedding! Then instead of being banished to the back of a closet with a host of other puffy, over-the-top gowns, your girlfriends get to wear their bridesmaid dress from YOUR big day over & over again. These kinds of dresses work great for a day of shopping, attending church or even a night out on the town! Check out the great selection of modest bridesmaid dresses available now at JenClothing.com.

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We want to wish Jessa and Ben the very best as they embark on the adventure known as married life. And we applaud Jessa for her strong faith and her commitment to modesty not only for herself, but her entire bridal party! She is proof that modest IS fashionable and beautiful, and can even be done on a budget.

To see all the photos from Jessa & Ben's big day, head on over to People.com and click through the album of exclusive shots! Leave us a comment to let us know what you think about the new trends in bridesmaid dresses too.

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By Aimee Peterson

Aimee Blog PhotoWhen I was a child, my siblings and I had a terrible case of chicken pox. Besides two weeks of misery as the virus worked its way through all five of us, the disease left me scarred with pock marks. The largest of these scars is located about 2 inches below my collarbone. When I realized the scar was there, I became incredibly self-conscious. Even at the tender age of six I did not want people to see my scar or ask about it. I saw it as a flaw I did not want others to realize I had.
 
I was an athletic teen and enjoyed a variety of school and competition sports. However, the prospect of buying a swimsuit and joining my friends at the beach or pool left me in tears. It was a challenge to find a swimsuit that had a high neckline that would cover my scar. My mother finally found a swimsuit that fit my needs at an older women's clothing store. It was a hideous one-piece, blue geometric-patterned suit, but I wore that thing for two years because it covered my scar. There was nothing else suitable in the junior's departments of my local mall.
 
As time passed, I began to see things that I did not recognize in the days of my youth. The first and most important was that my scar did not define me. It did not make me ugly, as I had {wrongly} assumed. My family and many of my friends knew about my scar, and they still loved me and saw me as beautiful. The second thing I learned was that I did not need to dress immodestly to make friends, do well in school and sports, or to get asked out on dates. I had jokingly called my scar my "modesty modifier," since I may not have chosen to dress as modestly if I didn't have it. Dressing modestly gave me confidence and continues to do so today. I believe this is because I learned to respect my body by not showing it off as an object. By keeping myself covered, I respect my body for the incomparable gift that it is. At this point in my life, I am glad I had this experience so I can help other girls find confidence in themselves through modesty. 
 
Aimee & NicoleI wish that companies like Jen Clothing had been around when I was a teen! I so appreciate companies who make high quality, fashionable, MODEST clothing readily available. I know I do not have to purchase clothing items made for another generation anymore. I can dress well, feel confident, and be modest… all at the same time. This is especially important to me as I watch my youngest sister Nicole navigate her pathway through the teen years. The message I have for her, and for all girls is: "Be you; be confident; be beautiful; be modest!"
 
Aimee Peterson is a mom blogger at piecedtogethermoms.com, a Registered Nurse, a wife, a mother of four and a homeschooler. Aimee enjoys reading, freelance writing, gardening, playing tennis and volleyball, travel and being with her family.

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By Heather Merrill

Fall is officially here.

And yet for many of us—the outside thermometer still shows an abundance of red. We're wearing Bermuda shorts one day and an oversized sweater the next. We're craving pumpkin everything—but a Slurpee can still hit the spot.

But there's something about this time of year that makes me ogle new color combinations. I'm driving distracted as the mountains blaze with reds and yellows. Bedtime isn't even an consideration until I see the sunset shimmer with deep pinks and blues. And I'm not gonna lie—I want to spend hours on Pinterest looking for colors that are new and interesting.

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That's when I remember to go check out the Pantone website and look at the Pantone® Fashion Color Report Fall 2014.

Here's the deal: Designers used a plethora of these colors during New York Fashion Week (February 6-13, 2014.) And these are the colors—my friends—that we'll see more of this fall. Here are the colors combinations I'm falling in love with:

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I love the idea of combining neutrals Aluminum and Cognac with a pop of color, like Bright Cobalt.mauveorchidcypress

 

 

 

 

Or wouldn't it be just lovely to have a monochromatic Mauve Mist and Radiant Orchid—with a flash of Cypress-colored jewelry?

 

 

And let's not forget to give ample props to the 2014 Color of the Year: Radiant Orchid. This lovely flower of a color becomes like a neutral when paired with colors like Sangria, Royal Blue, or Misted Yellow.

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You can download your own handy-dandy copy of the colors. Use the chart to create stellar outfit combinations, find fabrics for throw pillows, or even to color-coordinate your next birthday party! You will WOW your friends—and you might even get them to scare up some new adorable outfits and start falling over fall (or at least the new fall colors.)

Please Share: Do you like these colors? What must-have color combinations did I miss?

Heather Merrill is a freelance writer who loves mint gelato, midi-skirts, and heels she can run in.

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This is a funny parody of the song Fancy by Iggy Azalea done by my friend Summer Bellessa. If you're a mom with kids you will definitely relate to this! The outfits in this video are really cute and most of them are modest.

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Beautylin Dresses (www.beautylindresses.com) is running a contest. Enter here to win a Free Formal Dress!

Beautylin makes modest womenʼs bridal & party dresses. Their latest collection “Glam Gems” is elegant, demure couture paired with a feel of fun!

Enter to win a Free Dress and more- see details and enter at: http://contest.io/c/ce9di3kk

Contest ends October 28, 2013 at midnight.

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The Evolution of the Swimsuit

Modest Fashion Articles

So happy to see this awesome video by Jessica Rey, who makes some of the swimsuits we sell at JenClothing.com. -Jen

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Modest Denim Skirts only $19.99

Modest Clothing Company Reviews

I just heard about Classy Sisters, a modest clothing store started by two sisters who wanted to create fashion for "Real" Ladies. They have lots of great modest skirts from knee-length to floor length, in many colors & styles. The skirt prices are really affordable, from $19.99 and up! Plus every order is only $2.99 […]

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1 Modesty Accessory, Many Uses

Modest Clothing Company Reviews

Here's one great modesty find: Camibands. They are multi-use and can be worn various ways to expand your wardrobe. What exactly are these Camiband things? Slip a Camiband around your waist, hips, bust or swim bottom- wherever you need some extra coverage: Wear AROUND YOUR WAIST OR HIPS (as shown above) to extend a too-short […]

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Little Girls Need Modest Clothes Too

Modest Clothing Company Reviews

Over the years many moms have asked if I knew of any place that sold modest clothing for little girls. Well I've found a new company called Modest Boutique that focuses on just that. They have super cute modest dresses and skirt & top sets for girls. Add one of their matching bows or crochet […]

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Don’t Be Limited by What You Wear

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By Emmaleigh Burtoft There are plenty of past fashion trends we may scratch our heads at. Shoulder pads, for example. An oversized T-shirt "casually" gathered together with a bright scrunchie (guilty). Personally, I think platforms and harem pants will be the next decade's Halloween costumes. Ridiculous trends make us laugh, shake our heads, and ask, […]

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