Modest Prom Examples & Ideas #3

by Jen


The gloves and shawl gave this dress a really vintage look.

Melissa Filipek, Age 17, New Jersey



"I sent you a few photos from my prom last year, and thought I'd send in a few from this year. Last year I wore a burgundy dress I bought from Beautifully Modest, and this year I wore a yellow gown I bought from Eternity Store. This year I was the ONLY modestly dressed girl at the prom, and I got so many compliments from fellow students and teachers it was astounding. I hope these are helpful to other girls who think they cannot find a gorgeous modest gown!"


Vanessa Castillo, Belgium



"I found this dress at a garage sale for $35 and I decided to cut off the bottom and use that fabric to make sleeves. I used McCall's pattern 2401 as a guideline, but my mom and I made a lot of changes to it in order to make it work. I'm sooooo happy with how it turned out!!!! I learned so much by making it. I was so glad to be modest!!! I was comfortable, and I felt success in doing what was right, which made it so much more fun. I got a lot of compliments even from non-members, which just shows that modesty is always in style if you decide it will be.


For anyone that is thinking about adding sleeves to a dress, here are a few things I learned: When you're looking at patterns, pay attention to the sleeves, make sure that the hole for your arm will not go below the top of your dress, the sewing teacher at my school pointed this out to me and I'm so glad she did. Also, be sure to make a few samples before you cut into the dress, it's better to ruin an old sheet, than the fabric from your dress. I used other modest dresses as examples, so I would know how to make mine, this helped a lot. And last of all, Pray!!!! I'm sure that Heavenly Father played a huge part in making this dress turn out!"

Kasey Nelson, Age 16, Illinois



"I went to my Senior Prom last year, and after searching high and low for a modest prom dress, I finally found one at Far West Boutique, a modest formal dress shop for LDS girls. Modest dresses are just the way to go. I'm proud that I can show my pictures from Prom to younger girls and be an example to them from making the excellent choice of choosing a modest prom dress."


Kinsey Carter, Age 18, Washington




"It was hard being the only girl on the Homecoming court in a modest gown. But I was glad that I was. So many people got to see that you don't have to dress immodest when you wear a formal."

Keela Hill, Age 17, Mississippi




"This is me and my date at our last prom! I was so excited when I was asked to my first prom, but I was terrified of the dress shopping experience! Luckily, I was fortunate to find a modest dress for really cheap!!"

Amanda Willets, Age 18, Arizona




"This is the dress I wore last year. I was about the only modest girl there. I felt really good about myself and didn't embarrass the guy. It was the perfect dress."

Christina Lewis, Age 16, Alabama



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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Anonymous June 22, 2007 at 12:36 pm

I love these dresses!! They are hot and modest!! I also love the way one of the girls cut off the bottom and used the fabric to cover the spaghetti straps!! It’s wicked!


Anonymous November 6, 2008 at 11:05 pm

all of you are so brilliant. i having my graduation night coming up and i want my dress to be really gorgeous yet very modest. =) you guys are my ideas! thanks loads.


Wanda June 26, 2011 at 12:00 pm

I never understand remarks like “this dress is hot and modest”. To wear dresses, that are hot equals to me with dresses that aren’t modest. Doesn’t it?


Hannah December 10, 2011 at 3:26 pm

Thank you Kasey for your brilliant idea….I found a dress for $2 and I will be remodeling that to make it modest, using your suggestions.
In Christ,


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