Shade Clothing is having an “Everything Must Go” liquidation because their stores and website are closing. Sad news for those who love their clothing, which caters to Latter Day Saints’ (Mormon) modesty standards but is also useful to other modest dressers who often enjoy their layering basics. You can find lots of great deals on their sale page. Everything on the site appears to be marked down. And if you’re in Pleasant Grove, Utah? Stop by their ongoing warehouse liquidation sale.
Sad about Shade’s closing? Well, according to this letter (PDF), Shade may be… um… resurrected at some point in the future.
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’)
We know we’re not the only ones who breathe a sigh of relief when we discover that there is a highly popular clothing item that is currently in style and widely available in all the stores… and also just so happens to be modest! This is a rare event and means modest fashionistas won’t be hunting high and low for affordable modest clothing this season. Last summer it was maxi skirts and maxi dresses. This season it’s plaid tunics. We think these shirts look like someone took a lumberjack’s plaid flannel shirt and snipped and stitched until it became a distinctly feminine clothing item. Very cute, if worn right. On campus we’ve seen these shirts on both Orthodox Jewish girls and Muslim hijabis, not just the secular students who have an unfortunate tendency to wear them with the horror known as “jeggings.” Plaid tunics can look great with denim skirts of any length, wide-leg jeans, or even cotton maxi skirts. They can be worn belted or loose. Most plaid tunics we’ve seen tend to cover the upper arm (and often the elbow) and conceal the hips, which make them a modest favorite. Some button all the way up the neck, but those that don’t can easily be layered over a camisole, t-shirt or layering shell. Here are a few that are available for online purchase:
Style & Co. Plaid Long Sleeve Smocked Tunic
Sale Price: $14.99 – Size: 6 – Color: Black & White Plaid
Converse® One Star® Womens Ruffled Rosa Tunic
Price: $27.99 – Sizes: XS-XL – Color: Purple/White Plaid, Black/White Plaid
Eyeshadow Juniors’ Plaid 3/4 Sleeve Tunic Top
Price: $19.74 and up – Sizes: S-XL – Colors: Brown/Cream Plaid, Navy/Lilac Plaid
Women’s Plus-Size Plaid Roll-Up Tunic
Sale Price: $24.50 – Sizes: 1X-4X – Colors: Blue & Purple Plaid, Light Blue Plaid
If you already own a plaid tunic, I dare you to try something new, such as layering it over a long-sleeve tee or adding a wide belt.
I was excited to see a few new modest plus size tops from Old Navy. I’m on a serious budget right now so Old Navy is where I buy most of my clothes. Here are a few of them:
Old Navy Womens Plus Size Embellished Gauze Top
Price: $29.50 – Sizes: 1X-4X – Colors: Green, Purple
This top would look great over a Mossimo® Black: Women’s Tissue Tee – Dark Heather Grey for fall. The Mossimo Tissue Thin Tees run large and their XXL fits up to a Size 22. I’d wear it with an ankle-length denim skirt.
Old Navy Womens Plus Size Cable-Knit Boat-Neck Sweater
Price: $39.50 – Sizes: 1X-4X – Colors: Pink, Blue
I am thinking of ordering this sweater to wear with the Old Navy Slub Knit Swing Skirt that I already own in heather gray.
Old Navy Womens Heather Gray Plus Size Fleece Zip Hoodie
Regular Price: $24.50 – Sale Price: $9.97 – Sizes: 1X-4X – Color: Heather Gray
An all-around, all-purpose hoodie at a dirt cheap price. What more can I ask for? I love Old Navy for their sales.
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