Friday, February 12, 2010

You Can be Stylish and Beautiful and Wear Modest Clothing Through Color Analysis

Admittedly it is very difficult to find modest clothing in most clothing outlets. This has given rise to the modest clothing industry. However, whether you wear modest or immodest clothing if you do not choose the right colors for you, your clothes will detract from your natural beauty. Although you cannot experience a professional color analysis from an article, there are some general guidelines that you can follow to assure that you choose the right colors when you add to your wardrobe.

The leadership of Modest Clothing Distributors does not want you to think you need to look frumpy just because the mainstream fashion giants are bankrupt of modest ethics. You will be sure to find stylish, beautiful, modest clothing in the Modest Clothing Distributors store. To ensure that your natural beauty is highlighted you must wear clothing that matches your skin tone. The most accurate method to determine which colors correspond with your skin tone is through a professional color analysis. Nevertheless, there are guidelines you can follow to direct you to general color families that will enhance your skin tones.

If you were to submit to a full color analysis your skin tone would be classified as spring, summer, autumn, or winter. For the purposes of a general analysis these classifications can be broadened to warm (Spring and Autumn) and cool (Summer and Winter). Those who have a yellow skin tone would be categorized as a warm, while those with a pink skin tone fit into the cool category. For some it may not be readily apparent whether your skin color is yellow or pink. You can do a further analysis by considering your natural hair color. People with a warm or yellow skin tone usually have natural red highlights in their hair. Those who do not have natural red highlights in their hair usually have cool or pink skin tone.

Once you have determined whether you are warm or cool you need to know how to apply your newly acquired knowledge. Based on your skin tone you can now choose colors that will enhance your natural beauty and eliminate colors that will detract from your natural beauty. Just as a personal analysis will provide more specific classification for your skin tone it will furnish you with a more particular list of colors that will compliment your skin tone.

A “warm” should wear yellows, oranges, spring type greens, reds with an orange undertone, browns and tans and a “warm” should stay away from bold blues in both their wardrobe and makeup choices. A “cool” should wear pinks, blues, and rose, any green or red should have a blue undertone, and they should avoid bright yellows when picking out their clothing and makeup.

Until you can have a personal color analysis done this information can be helpful by making your modest clothes outshine the immodest clothing that is fashioning our whole society into ugliness. An understanding of how to heighten natural beauty through color analysis serves to compliment the true beauty that is within the modest women. This will further empower womanhood through modest dress!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

A Women's Revolution for Modest Dress

In the modern era modesty began its decline in the mid-nineteenth century. The rise of the burlesque show in the 1840's began as the entertainment genre for the lower classes, for the purpose of making fun of (“burlesquing”) the habits of the upper class, such as wearing modest, long dresses. What began as class warfare on the upper class' modest dresses; over the next couple of decades became an expression of bawdiness for all classes. Today's modest women, and teen girls, wearing long dresses and skirts and modest tops - wearing modest clothing - are warriors for the freeing beauty of modesty and for liberating those oppressed by pressures to reveal their bodies.

The immense success of “The Black Crook” in 1866 proved that American audiences were ready to pay to be stimulated by the absence of modest clothing for women. The plot of this colossal hit was completely mindless, but the producers made sure that audiences were distracted by women parading on stage in flesh colored tights, taunting modest standards of dress.

The march from the modest dress of the Victorian era overtook society through the “gay nineties” and into the “roaring twenties”. The race away from modest clothing slowed somewhat from 1930 up to the 1960's. But the 1960's elevated new thought processes. In the 19th century, and through the 1920's people were titillated by participating in what they knew to be bad behavior. In the 1960's our youth actually believed that systems of morality governing modest dress were formulated by the elite to oppress the lower classes. They genuinely believed that individuals had the right and ability to determine for himself whether to wear modest clothing or no clothing at all.

It is piteous how quickly the upper class was willing to give up standards of modest dress when the lower classes declared war on modesty. Today the only standard of the elite is the individual's right and ability to develop his own criterion concerning modest dress. I believe it's time to declare war on this “nonstandard” that denies the freeing beauty of women, and especially teen girls wearing modest dresses clothing.

Writing about early America, Alexis De Tocqueville stated, “Among the Anglo-Americans there are some who profess Christian dogmas because they believe them and others who do so because they are afraid to look as though they did not believe in them. So Christianity reigns without obstacles, by universal consent,...” He continues, “...everything in the moral field is certain and fixed,...” (Democracy in America, Mayer, 1988, pg. 292). This is why prior to the twentieth century women, teens and girls virtually universally wore long, modest dresses.

To reclaim modesty as a fixed standard today's modest woman must throw off the thinking of the 1960's which has oppressed women for nearly fifty years. Live Christian dogmas because you believe that they free women to dress in modest clothing. If you have any doubts about the freeing power of God's law consider this fact: theologians count a little over 600 laws in scripture, but congress passes thousands of bills every year.