It's really hard for me to find a modest dress for my high school formals - I'm 16 and I'm 5'11''. Do you know of ways to either made a dress more appropriate (to cover shoulders) or good places to buy modest dresses that aren't too expensive? At my age, I have a pretty limited budget, but I still want to keep my dress modest. Unfortunately, most dresses tend to be thin-strapped or strapless... so any insight would definitely help me on my dress hunt! Thank you so much!!Honestly, I have NO IDEA! I wore the same cheap dress to all my Homecoming dances and I only went to my Junior Prom and I bought a modestish dress from Utah and got the sleeves altered.
You could always go to Utah like I did and get a fashionable and on-trend modest dress but they're a bit on the pricier side:
A Dressy Occassion
For a cheaper option instead of buying a new dress is to go to your local thrift and consignment stores to see if there are any formal dresses that you can clean and fix up at home.
If your friends are getting tired of wearing the same dresses, have a dress swap!
If you find a dress you love but it is immodest, make it modest by also buying a bolero or shrug to cover your shoulders or a lengthen the hem with another skirt underneath.
For more information, check out ModestProm.com. It looks they really did their research when it comes to where and how to buy modest formal dresses. They even have links to modest dress and bolero patterns!
Now let's hear your tips!! Share your advices and modest dress shopping experiences below.