Modest Fashion

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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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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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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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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 for shipping which is so low.

Their top sellers are their denim skirts. They have 10 different styles. This one shown goes below the knee and has a straight pencil skirt fit. It comes in medium blue, dark blue and black. The denim has a small amount of Lycra for a little stretch. This skirt is a staple in any woman's closet, and the below-the-knee length is hard to find. These are only $19.99! They come in Misses sizes 4-18. Plus if you want the slit to be sewn up, either half way, or all the way, they will do that for free.

They also have a bunch of other stuff- tops, sweaters, jackets, accessories and more. I get a lot of requests for plus sized modest clothes and they have plus sizes and some products can be custom ordered in any size. I also get a lot of requests for clothes that look more sophisticated- basically stuff that won't make mature women feel like they're wearing teenager clothes. Classy Sisters fills that need for mature women, while still having something for everyone. Visit them at http://classy-sisters.com and use coupon code "jenten" for 10% off! -Jen

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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:

  1. Wear AROUND YOUR WAIST OR HIPS (as shown above) to extend a too-short shirt without the added bulk of an undershirt (great for those hot summers).
  2. Wear OVER YOUR BUST as a camisole to cover cleavage under low-cut tops or cover your sides under a shirt with large open sleeves.
  3. Wear OVER YOUR SWIMSUIT BOTTOM as a swim skirt in or out of the water!

Camibands come in Stretch Lace & Solid Spandex. There are many different colors and prints to choose from! Some even come in plus sizes. See them all at Camibands.com. Made in the USA!

-Jen

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