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10 Mormon "Modest Fashion" Blogs: Longer Skirts, No Cleavage!

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So late last Friday afternoon, we indulged in one of our favorite internet guilty pleasures: reading the slightly-mean but brilliant and hilarious personal-style-blogger-hating blog Get off my Internets and we found something that changed our lives forever —or, at least, the landscape of our free time for the forseeable future. Say hello to Modesty Fashion Blogs—specifically, Mormon Modesty Fashion Blogs. Check out our round-up of ten Mormon fashion blogs we're now completely hooked on—all of which are run by Mormon women who cite God, family, and modesty as guiding principles for their fashion choices.

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1. Clothed Much: So you belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and you have no idea what to wear? Fear not! Elaine, an L.A.-based fashion blogger who lives with her husband and her cat will solve all your sartorial problems. Clothed Much is one of the most popular Mormon fashion bloggers around—"I'm not an expert on modesty or fashion but I love being creative with what I have within my values," she writes. That means: knee-length or longer skirts, no cleavage, and covered shoulders.


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2. Cats & Cardigans: Idaho clothing boutique owner Brandilyn is expecting a baby in April 2012, but that hasn't stopped her from posting her colorful outfits nearly every day. She writes: "I believe in Jesus Christ and a loving Heavenly Father. I believe in being a strong, educated woman. I believe my family is forever. I believe in modesty. for these reasons, I am LDS." Oh, yeah, also, she loves cats—and animal cruelty makes her cry.


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3. Wearing It On My Sleeves: Compared to some other prominent LDS fashion bloggers, Wearing it on my Sleeves blogger Sarah references her faith less obviously on her site. But she does include a landing page called "Beliefs" that links to Mormon.org. Sarah's style is colorful and wholesome—some of her outfits looks like they're right out of an Anthropologie catalog—and she includes lots of coverage about her husband Sir Matt (right now they're "Living the poor married college student life that may not be so glamorous to some, but is just perfect for their brand new beginning.").

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Jaestar05.jpeg 4. No More Mom Jeans: "How Not to Dress Like a Mom" blogger Jae has a sophisticated, more grown-up take on modest dressing. She even takes on animal prints! "K, so don't go crazy on me here, but it's OK to mix animal prints as long as you stay within the boundaries of neutrals and pick two patterns only," she writes. "I like the mix of zebra and snakeskin because they're both subdued."

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10711040-1.jpeg 5. North Meets South: Erica is a young accountant-slash-fashion-blogger who's working to put her husband through law school. Her looks are southern-inspired and New York City-adaptable, and even a little hipster! She writes: "Not only am I the only Mormon most of my coworkers know, but also many of them hadn't even heard of Mormons before meeting me. The ones that had heard of us mostly knew Mormons from BYU football and Big Love. (Fantastic.) So just as my lack of alcohol consumption and marriage at a young age is chalked up to being Mormon, I think my quirky outfits are as well."

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IMG_6776.jpeg 6. Writing Rainbows: Brand-new Arizona State University grad Ashley is also a newlywed. Her blog Writing and Rainbows is a combination personal style, fashion, and charmed-lifestyle blog. She's a photographer and seems really sweet: "I made my blog public in September," she writes in her About Me. "I think it’s so fun that people like it. Thanks for being my world-wide web buddy. Now go hug a baby."

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IMG_1628.jpeg 7. Tricia's Take: Blogger Tricia Thomas's fashion blog features tons of retro-inspired (50s and 60s-era) outfit ideas. Here's a woman who's not afraid of a full skirt. "I am shop-a-holic (WOW that felt good to finally say it outloud!)," she writes. "I love traveling, fashion, makeup, reading, Thai food, exercising, sewing and photography. This blog is here to prove the old adage: Modest is Hottest."

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8. Cute, Fat, & Short: One of the more eclectic blogs seen on this list, Cute Fat & Short is a blog written by Aleisha Coleman, a lover of "color, light, and fashion." Her blogs concentrates on her functional looks—clothes for real women, no matter what their size, on a budget. And yes, she features her cat on her blog. "Here are my obvious limitations: I am a fat girl," she writes in her About Me. "I naturally have to shop the largest sizes in the thrift stores anyway so not everything is going to be super large on me. I am short so not all styles are going to look good on my, especially my short fat neck which collars already don't work well. I am modest so short dresses and sleeveless are not an option, either."

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DSC04836.jpeg 9. Memoirs of a Little Thing Called Life: She's British, she's 21, and she's a PR girl. In her blog, Chloe shows off her personal style that channels Chloe Sevigny—in real life, not in Big Love. "After moving North to the countryside from the big city of London I learnt to deal with the smell of cow dung, rolling hills and found my inner love for hunter wellies, vintage finds and lots and lots of skirts," she writes. "I also found this blog, and she's most definitely become one of the family. My blog is where I express my creativity, mainly in fashion and interior design. It's also a place for hubs and I to store our memories from time-to-time."

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6236227952.jpeg 10. Rebecca With an R: RwaR is a modest Mormon fashion blogger who has a thing for patterns—especially stripes and polka dots. Once she curled her hair with a sock: "I curled my hair with a sock. Then I didn’t put any hairspray or product in it, it looked great that day, then I slept on it, then I woke up and it looked like this. Socks are the best!"

David Chen
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