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Modesty Gave Me Confidence

by Jen on November 12, 2014

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By Aimee Peterson

When 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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Half the Shirt, More Coverage?

by Jen on March 26, 2012

Modest Shirt

I love cropped cap sleeve tops and I recently got some from Halftee. They are so versatile! These tops are made to wear under your shirts to add sleeves and coverage to your outfit when you don't want the bulk of a full long-fitting shirt underneath. The shirt stops right under your bust. I love these because I can wear them with tank dresses to add sleeves without a shirt bunching around my waist. 

Half Tee has many different styles of these tops, including the longer sleeve "boyfriend" Half Tee shown above (I have one of those in black and it fits perfect!). They also have tanks, basic capsleeve ones and longer 3/4 sleeves (shown to the left). I got the basic capsleeve one in navy blue (it matches a cute sleeveless dress I have). They also sell sizes for little girls! They also have maternity! I know these would have been really helpful when I was shopping for maternity clothes. See the full line at http://www.halftee.com/

Plus here's a bonus from Jen Magazine: use the coupon code jenmag10% to get 10% off your Halftee order! -Jen

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Fall for Mustard

September 9, 2011

Get your fall palette ready in rich shades of mustard, honey, and dijon. Gold isn't just for leaves- it's this season's must-have color! Longsleeve Tops by Forever 21 Tees by Urban Outfitters

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Slouchy Tops- Be a Slouch!

August 2, 2011

Slouchy tops can be modest because of their loose fit, but often they have a really wide neckline that hangs off the shoulder. They don't always have to hang off the shoulder though. In fact we've seen a lot of them lately that don't! Here are some examples: More Forever 21…  

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Jen’s Modest Clothes Store

August 2, 2011
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Many people have asked me if Jen Clothing is owned by the same "Jen" of Jen Magazine. The answer is yes! I started Jen Clothing in 2008 after running Jen Magazine for several years. I wanted to do something more to help get modest clothing to the masses. I've always had a hard time finding […]

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Impel Clothing

July 27, 2011
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By Jen So I just noticed this company but I guess they've been around for a while now. They used to do the home party thing but now they're an online store and you can still get in on the party action by hosting an online party for your friends. Impel Clothing sells undershirts, layering tops, […]

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Are Your Clothes Really Modest?

July 20, 2011
Are Your Clothes Really Modest?

By Francesca Nishimoto We may think we are dressed modestly when really we aren’t, even if we are following all the written rules. Modesty is just as much about the spirit of the law as it is about the letter of the law. Here are some ways to check for accidental immodesty before heading out the […]

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Welcome to the new Jen Magazine!

July 14, 2011
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Hi I'm Jen. Welcome to the newly redesigned and republished JenMagazine.com! For those of you who wondered if Jen Magazine was dead, this new site has been a long time in the making. JenMagazine.com was originally published using Blogger, and about a year ago blogger stopped allowing people to publish their own websites using the Blogger platform . […]

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