Well, that last post on fashion brings me to something I've thought about for a while, but didn't brooch it on that last topic.
What is modesty (in clothing -- not the "oh, I am not the best scrapbooker int he whole world" type of modesty)?
I helped a few s out at church try to find some modest dresses. We even went to some places run by the church and MAN these dresses were TIGHT. I'm not talking tailored, or form-fitting but I'm talking TIGHT. Like, the dress looked like it was for a barbie when it came in the mail and then stretched to fit a 16 year old... and yet these dresses were being sold on a site that proclaimed they were modest.
I think that's what gets me most about the whole shade phenomenon. I do agree with LAra that if the shirt isnt' super tight, then wear it with pride -- but MAN, I saw SO many s who got the shade size you'd normally wear under a sweater (and mine are tight, dont' get me wrong -- I have enough bulges not to want extra bulges from a too-big undershirt) out in public. And they think they're being modest.
To me, I think it's just the same as wearing a halter top or a tank top. Sure, your garments aren't flopping around in the outer-world, but.... does anyone get me here?
Why can't modest be good tailoring, good fabric that doesn't cling and hangs well. Why has modest suddenly taken the "G's are covered and that's all that matters" turn?