It is good to see women and young girls dress modestly. The culture has a heavy influence on clothing styles. Knowing your purpose in life and whom you clothe yourself for makes it easier to chose certain styles and looks. If you are dressing to impress, make sure it is for the one who matters most and knows your heart's desire.
Looking at the 80's there was an upsurge in ruffles and coifed hairdos yet when the newness wore off those styles the end result was more casual and with definite masculine influence. That influence has continued.
The more casual the dress, the more casual one approaches relationships. Look for encouragement to be a women that pleases God first and foremost. One item that helps me is putting on a pretty apron. I like them practical, feminine, and pretty in either print or style.
If you like retro aprons Tipnut has quite a variety of free downloads.
There are many patterns available in the major pattern books as well as Etsy. There are independent designers that offer quite a variety depending on your tastes.Etsy, Rachel Knoblich, that is reasonably priced with 15% discount to boot, that only takes one yard. She offers a variety of patterns.
This apron is on sale at Etsy by Studio Handworks
May the Word always be your reference and God be your guide in all things.