MODEST PROM AND EVENING WEAR - Ready to Buy ~ Thread Ethic | Modest Fashion Blog

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

MODEST PROM AND EVENING WEAR - Ready to Buy

$100-200 range

ABS by Allen Schwartz (bloomindales)
Max & Cleo (bloomingdales)

$200 - 500 range
Tadashi Shoji
Badgley Mischka 
(it seems like the portrait collar could give a bit more coverage if needed)
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Tadashi Shoji (bloomindales)
Tadashi Shoji

$500 - 700 range

Tadashi Shoji
Robert Rodriguez
David Meister
Badgley Mischka
David Meister
Aidan Mattox
Aidan Mattox
St.John
Rikki Freemen
David Meister
David Meister
Alice + Olivia
Badgley Mischka
Tadashi Shoji
Tadashi Shoji
Tadashi Shoji
Kay Unger
Kay Unger
Tadashi Shoji
Badgley Mischka

Here are some extremely classy gowns we found while browsing Neiman Marcus online (with the exception of a few looks from Bloomingdales). We were happy to find so many options ready to buy, where in years past we'd be lucky if there were one or two that were a bit more covered. OK, so you're going to hate us, but for some reason the top red chiffon dress was on Neiman Marcus while we were creating this post and was listed on sale for $124. One of us was soooo tempted to buy it! But then when we finished, it was gone! We wonder if it sold out so fast that they took it off.  Anyway we still included it since deals pop up everywhere when you'd least expect, and when they do, it doesn't matter if you have nothing to wear it to in the moment, you'll want it in a pinch when you need it and can't find anything. Sadly, we've learned that the hard way. There are some things (notably a Zara dress) we wish we hadn't passed up since we're always looking for things to wear on stage. Also there are plenty of cocktail dresses that have a bit more coverage up right now. Seriously ladies, if you're looking to find a dress for the holidays or weddings or anything, we would say you should keep an eye on the formal wear at Neiman's right now.
   Lastly, some may wonder why we even care about trying to find dresses that cover or fall under the category of "modest". It may seem 'holier than thou' to some. But truly, when your beliefs have a part in dictating what you wear, you, like us, are very relieved to see and find that you don't have to make a shrug or tailor sleeves onto a dress to adhere to that standard. You're relieved that a dress exists that you can just wear - no sweaters, no jackets, no shrugs, no sewn in panels; just a nice high-fashion looking dress. And believe us, that's important. 

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