Category Archives: Jewish Modesty / Tzniut

Tznius (Modest) Just-Casual-Enough Fall Outfit for Chol HaMoed Sukkot

Wednesday night the Jewish festival of Sukkot starts. During this 8-day festival we eat all of our meals outdoors in a temporary hut called a sukkah, which most families build in their back yard. As the chilly fall weather rolls in here in the Northeast, we’re brainstorming what to wear that is tznius, sufficiently dressy yet appropriate for the outdoors. Although the first two and last two days of this festival are celebrated as especially holy days, where we dress up in our best clothing and everyone attends synagogue, the middle days in between are more casual. We call this period “Chol HaMoed.” We often spend it eating meals at other peoples’ houses in their sukkahs. This is our first time playing around with Polyvore and we thought we’d make our first set a Chol HaMoed outfit – Warm enough for the outdoors, dressy enough for going to dinner at a friend’s house, and casual enough to not feel uncomfortable trudging around on someone’s lawn. This outfit celebrates the arrival of weather that’s cool enough to pull out corduroy, slouchy knit berets, and tall boots from your winter clothes stash. It’s so much easier to be tznius when the weather cools down!

Note: Don’t be misled by the fact that some of these clothing items are expensive! I would never pay $290 for a layering shirt. I was just using whatever popped up on Polyvore that caught my fancy. Similar items are available for any budget (but I do encourage a splurge on quality boots!)


Sale Alert: Beautiful Clothing from Taqwa Iman

Although I’m a religious Jew, some of my favorite modest clothing comes from Muslim websites. I love the floor-length skirts, tailored tunics, and colorful fabrics I find on sites geared towards modest Muslimahs. I just came across the website of Taqwa Iman, and fell in love with some of the items. These are from their summer line but there’s no such thing as “seasonally inappropriate” when you wear layers most of the year ’round, so I’m posting them anyway. They’re out of some of the sizes but this will give you a good sense of what kind of gorgeous clothing to keep your eye out for when they post their new lines. It looks like their whole summer line is on sale at their site right now, and there are a lot of coupon codes available as well. Here are a few of my favorites:

Nautical Button Skirt
Sale Price: $45.00 – Sizes: M-XL – Color: Blue

For $10 OFF the Nautical Button Skirt, use the following coupon code: NAUTICAL&NICE

Chocolate Print Long Skirt
Sale Price: $45 – Sizes: XS, L – Color: Blue & Brown Pattern

Linen Maxi Dress
Sale Price: $49.50 – Sizes: S-XL – Color: Natural Linen

Navy Blue Linen Tunic
Sale Price: $39.99 – Size: S – Color: Navy Blue

They are currently offering the following coupon codes:

-$5.00 OFF Any Order / Product (Coupon Code ‘Take 5’)
-$10.00 OFF Any Order of $75 or more (Coupon Code ‘Take 10’)
-$15.00 OFF Any Order of $100 or more (Coupon Code ‘Take 15’)
-$25.00 OFF Any Order of $150 or more (Coupon Code ‘Take 25’)
-FREE U.S. SHIPPING OFF Any Order of $75 or more (Coupon Code ‘USFREESHIP’)