Friday, March 21, 2014

Do you know what a frock is?

I decided to look up the Wikipedia definition of frock and then check some images for frock in the search engine.  I know that it has meant dresses for girls and women, but when I checked the images, there came up a variety of India dresses listed as "frocks".  I found them reminiscent of princess style clothing--they are graceful and elegant and I would feel like a "princess" in one!  I love the beautiful detail of the various designs and colors.  I noticed that they had matching pants, perhaps a lighter weight variation of our leggings we wear in our colder climates under our skirts and dresses. Notice they are also "modest" yet fitted but not to distraction.
This is such a flattering style.  The hem trimming reminds me of  Russian  folk wear.

The length is very flattering.  It balances the dress nicely.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Spring wear coming up

Here's a soft hued outfit.  I would change the white t-top to a denser weave not opaque,

A style with poufy sleeves.

Inspirations can come from a variety of sources.  Watching others for color combinations, styles that are modest,  and deportment.  Magazines, catalogs, pattern catalogs, online sites that offer modest clothing are some of the easier to peruse.  I received a catalog from Serengeti  which offers some nice modest clothing in a variety of styles.  Here's just a few that they offer: