Whether its for Homecoming, Prom, a pageant, awards ceremony, holiday party, bridesmaid dress, gala, or anniversary date night, your formal dress can be both modest and absolutely stunning for your big night!
The choice to wear a modest dress to an event is an outward expression of an inward decision. I want to keep my personal standard of modest dress no matter the occasion. It takes courage to choose the modest dress off a rack seemingly overflowing with less-conservative “cooler” choices. You may even feel like trying to dress modestly will automatically make you seem behind or old fashioned. I promise this is not the case! There are plenty of trends in dress styles today that we can incorporate modestly and feel just as on point on the dance floor, runway, stage, or red carpet!
Girls of many faiths want to wear modest homecoming dresses and modest prom dresses that align with their modest standards. Similarly, women of many faiths are looking for modest formal dresses for events like award nights, pageants, galas, weddings, and holiday or office parties. I am LDS, (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day saints) we try to dress modestly out of respect for our bodies which we consider sacred. LDS girls, Pentecostal girls, Apostolic girls, Jewish girls, Catholic girls, Baptist girls, and Muslim girls, and also many girls who don’t affiliate themselves with a particular religion hold to personal beliefs regarding a standard of modesty in how they dress and are all striving to dress modestly. If you are looking for a formal dress on the conservative side, don’t ever feel like you’re alone in your search!
Modest formal dresses can be difficult to find but they are so worth the search!
My Modest Formal Dress
And now for the big reveal of my most recent formal dress… my Anniversary Dress! Ever since I first laid eyes on this dress on the runway at Provo Fashion Week, I knew I had to have it. Designer Janay Marie handmade this dress for me (one of her original designs) but this time with a special custom request from me to add a cowell backline instead of it’s original deep low backline. I am in love with how it turned out!
This gorgeous dress was handmade by Janay Marie Designs [Instagram: @janay.marie]. If you’d like to order this dress you can email Janay at firstname.lastname@example.org!
The talented Emma’s Parlour [Instagram:@emmas_parlour] did my hair in this gorgeous gold chain inspired updo! She’s also who colored my hair and gave me this gorgeous rose gold color! She’s amazing at creating anything from a pinterest pin so if you’re needing your hair cut, colored, or simply styled for a dance, she’s your girl! Scroll down to the bottom to see the detailed 360 degree shots of the hair!
Here are some similar dresses for are looking for something along the same lines!
And a little closer look at the amazing rhinestone chain updo by Emma’s Parlour! I went to the craft store and bought a couple feet’s worth of rhinestone chains ($4-$10). The tiny rhinestone chain came in a large 3 foot (or so) length and the larger rhinestone chain came in shorter lengths that I connected together using tiny clear hair elastics. Emma used turned these rhinestone chains into hair pieces by weaving them in and out of this art piece of buns, braids, loops, and over 50 bobby pins! She’s amazin!
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