Two Modern Classics in One Modest Business Professional Dress: Tweed & Modesty
I have an amazing new little brand and a new local modest shop to introduce you to!
The LDS Mission President of the Romania/Moldova Mission, has partnered with the University of Utah School of Business to create a new business development center in Chisinau, Moldova to help the people of Moldova become self reliant through economic development and entrepreneurship. Small businesses that associate with the Ivory/UofU program receive training in basic business skills (as well as English,) and mentoring to help small businesses. This partnership serves as a wonderful way for to serve while simultaneously creating a positive introduction to the Mormons. Elder Ballard recently toured the program and encouraged all involved to find ways to help these people lift themselves through education and support.
Le Parole is one of the small businesses associated with this program, and I’ve fallen in love with their French-European, classic designs. They have a very small dress-making factory in Moldova where Valiad and Katcha, the creators of the company see their creations come to life.
Twirl Dress Boutique is the only US distributor of Le Parole designs. They introduced Le Parole for the first time in the U.S. several months ago, and the response has been overwhelmingly positive. They’ve found Le Parole to be totally accommodating if we need to add cap-sleeves or skirt length – customizing their styles to fit modesty preferences! Twirl sent me this dress in an effort not to promote their own shop, but to encourage distributors everywhere to consider carrying Le Parole designs. I find this outreach for the sake of others to be incredibly inspiring and deserving of our attention and respect.
About the dress: This dress is incredibly beautiful. The modern tweed fabric is incredibly high quality with beautiful navy and metallic threads weaved throughout it giving it a modern spin on a classic trend. The cut, lines, and design overall are gorgeous! Love the just-below-the-elbow sleeve and just-below-the-knee hem lengths.
About the fit: The bust is a little too tight for me but is wearable without much notice. I’m hoping the fabric will stretch with wear. The slit in the back goes far to high for me but is fixable with a simple invisible closing stitch.
I thrifted both these shoes and this bag from Plato’s Closet, thrifted these earrings at our Annual Blogger Yard Sale, and this necklace is from Stella & Dot.
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