Mishlei (Proverbs) 31:22,24

כב מַרְבַדִּים עָשְׂתָה-לָּהּ שֵׁשׁ וְאַרְגָּמָן לְבוּשָׁהּ
כד סָדִין עָשְׂתָה וַתִּמְכֹּר
She made for herself pleasant-looking bed covers; she also made herself white (linen) and purple garments to wear
She manufactured robes and sold them

Truly Tznius Wedding Dresses

Our friends at KosherBridal.com have risen to the challenge of truly tznius Jewish wedding gowns and dresses that don't parallel the images of a Hollywood princess -- tight revealing silhouette of the bride's bodice, if you know what I mean. It reminds me of the horrible episode in Jewish history where the awful Romans, yemach shemam, compromised the purity of the Jewish brides before their wedding day.

Why wear tight-revealing wedding dresses under the false marketing of 'tznius' that will destroy the kedusha of one's wedding day?  Why not try something more appropriate, more holy?

I am quite impressed with the availability of such kosher versions of bridal gowns today. Here are some of the offerings that I've seen that I'm sure you will agree are befitting a Bas Yisrael on her wedding day.

Truly Tznius Wedding Dress @ KosherBridal.com
Modest and kosher bridal gown @ KosherBridal.com
Uncompromising standards of tznius @ KosherBridal.com
Lovely elegant feminine touches of bows and ribbons @ KosherBridal.com
The designs above are just right without too much pomp and frills, just the right amount.  They have a looser bodice that are more comfortable to wear and move, I'm sure.

I am confident that with more exposure, many prospective Jewish brides will realize the importance of dressing more tzniusly and start their married lives right. Besides wedding dresses, I see that KosherBridal.com also offers bridal veils that are proper and not showy that make the veiling ceremony of badeken easy to perform. For Chassidishe brides, KosherBridal.com also offers bridal caps. Tznius protects Am Yisrael.  Moshiach must be coming soon.

Frum Dress-up Game

Sorry for my absence for a long time.  Like every frum mother, I've been busy with all good things, Baruch Hashem.  I thought I'd share this lovely new development by our friends at ModestAnytime.com and KosherPatterns.com.  They have just developed a new fun and clean dress-up game to promote tznius.  Here it is.



I thought it was awesome.  May there be many more and I'll share with you on my blog.

Here is another one that helps you turn an immodest garment to a modest one via modest accessories.


Immodest Shell Update

Regarding my older post asking the question, "Is Layering Shell Kosher or even Modest?", I am happy to hear that others are of the same opinion.

I would like you to read this open letter posted here.

Here's a snippet of what's written:

The wearing of elastic, tightly fitted, and thin shells as outer garments by women in the Orthodox Jewish community is becoming widespread. In the view of numerous rabbanim with whom I have sought guidance, the shells worn as such often violate laws of tzniusas well as those prohibiting following in the ohudv ,ueuj. I am writing to you to direct your attention to the issue.

Shells originally entered the Orthodox Jewish world as a mechanism for countering mild transparency in women’s garments. Worn as an undergarment for blouses and dresses that were borderline modest, the shells added bulk to the materials to render them opaque. While not the pinnacle of modesty, this approach did help to achieve a basic modesty for women that struggled to find intrinsically modest garments in stores. It is important to note that the shells purchased for this purpose were sized to be tight-fitting so that they would fit under the outer garment. They were constructed of light and elastic material for the same purpose.

In recent months however, many women have taken to wearing the same tight-fitting shells with garments that are not themselves modest in any sense of the term. I refer to tank tops, vests, halter-tops, spaghetti string tops, short sleeve shirts, and sleeveless dresses. The idea seems to be that pairing a patently immodest garment with another patently immodest garment will somehow yield a modest one. However, the wearing of tight-fitting shells as an outer garment on the shoulders, back, arms, and, chest is immodest.
May the wise women of Klal Yisrael take notice and improve their ways in order to help bring Moshiach speedily in our days, by dressing modestly everyday.

Let me remind you, my precious readers, now that we know not all shells are modest, ModestAnytime.com has shells that are not only modest but kosher for sale, either as sewing patterns or ready-made or custom made.  Ladies, don't delay. Jump at the chance to be more modest!

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Training Girls in Dressmaking

In our times, it is highly commendable to train girls in the art of dressmaking and general sewing. Lessons should be given on this subject in schools, and if necessary, also in seminaries.

If the girl becomes really expert, she will even be able to make garments for herself, and later on, when married also for her daughters. Also, she could take up dressmaking as a profession.

Source: Modesty, an Adornment for Life, Rabbi Pesach Eliyahu Falk