Monday, August 29, 2016

A Weekend In Feminine Dress

Welcome to A Weekend In Feminine Dress on The Catholic Lady Blog.  This is when I post pictures of myself or a volunteer wearing a modest, feminine outfit including where it was purchased in order to encourage the apostolate of feminine dress.  If you would like to submit your photos, please contact me at: thecatholiclady@gmail.com.  Thank you!


Hello everyone!  I hope you are excited for the beautiful weather, gorgeous scenery and cozy evenings of Fall!!  We are preparing for school (Thomas will be in Kindergarten) and still working on the house on and off.  Here is an outfit I wore recently and really like the colors.  Not a great picture but at least I got one on here today...!







I'M WEARING:

Skirt- Thrifted
Sweater- LOFT
Top- Merona
Shoes- The mall somewhere if I remember




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Monday, August 8, 2016

A Weekend In Feminine Dress

Welcome to A Weekend In Feminine Dress on The Catholic Lady Blog.  This is when I post pictures of myself or a volunteer wearing a modest, feminine outfit including where it was purchased in order to encourage the apostolate of feminine dress.  If you would like to submit your photos, please contact me at: thecatholiclady@gmail.com.  Thank you!


We had such a busy weekend.  Our van finally broke down for good with engine problems and so we replaced it on Saturday.  Car shopping is so exhausting but I am glad to have a vehicle again.

Sunday was my nephew's Baptism and we were honored to be his Godparents.  This is what I wore.  I found the dress at Gabriel Brothers for $3 and bought an extra one to lengthen the lining which was short.  The fix was simple and cheap and I got a nice dress for $6!













I'M WEARING:

Dress- New York & Company (Gabriel Brothers)
Cardigan- Gabriel Brothers
Shoes- Payless
Pearls- Gift





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Friday, August 5, 2016

Why I Love Modesty More Than Fashion

“Society speaks through the clothing it wears…It is often said almost with passive resignation that fashions reflect the customs of a people. But it would be more exact and much more useful to say that they express the decision and moral direction that a nation intends to take: either to be shipwrecked in licentiousness or maintain itself at the level to which it has been raised by religion and civilization. 
-Di gran cuore - an allocution of Pope Pius XII to a Congress of the "Latin Union of High Fashion” on November 8, 1957


Madame Elisabeth of France, beautiful
example of modesty, martyred by the French
Revolutionaries at only 30 years old.
Fashion is fickle.  Fashion comes and goes.  One trend is popular for awhile and then another comes up to take the stage.  Fashion changes- either quickly or gradually- with the moral fiber of a nation.

At the heights of Christian civilization women wore beautiful gowns like the one in the first picture you see.  The abundant, carefully arranged skirts give an impression of inviolable elegance while the intricate bodice artistically directs attention to the woman's head, face and eyes.  The head is the most noble part of a person and the eyes are said to be a window into the soul.

Modesty is a virtue where we recognize the frailty of our human nature before God and so dress and behave in a moderate way to avoid impropriety or indecency.  It is a notable virtue, especially in today's world of seemingly unlimited vice and promiscuity.

The distasteful colors and unsuitable styles
of modern fashion are a result of chaos
without the balance of the Christian Order. 
Happiness comes from self-possession through temperance, not from self-expression through license," says Archbishop Fulton Sheen.  But the fashions of today become more and more extravagant, obscene and distasteful as society heads towards chaos without the balance of the Christian order.

The second picture is of a modern fashion runway where the model is seen to be wearing a shockingly bright yellow coat over an unattractively colored tight masculine looking outfit.  The fault is primarily against modesty since there is no tastefulness or restraint in either the color or design of this ensemble.

Do we want to show purity and modesty with our clothes?  Or do we accept modern fashions which very often express the opposite?

This is why whenever I enter the dress stores to see what is new I try hard to keep a very important reminder in my mind: I love modesty more than fashion!


WHAT DO YOU THINK?

Monday, August 1, 2016

A Weekend In Feminine Dress

Welcome to A Weekend In Feminine Dress on The Catholic Lady Blog!  This is when I post pictures of myself or a volunteer wearing a modest, feminine outfit including where it was purchased in order to encourage the apostolate of feminine dress.  If you would like to submit your photos, please contact me at: thecatholiclady@gmail.com.  Thank you!



I am back!  I actually have more pictures to share this week but have not had time to post due to my husband being very busy at work.  This is what I wore yesterday and although the pose is odd, it was the best shot of my outfit so...





I'M WEARING:

Jacket- LOFT
Skirt- ?
Top- Kmart
Shoes- Nine West





THANKS FOR VISITING!!



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