Monday, April 9, 2012

Modest Mondays- Modesty During Pregnancy


Today I am joining in on the Modest Mondays link up over at the Modest Mom Blog.  I thought it would be fun to share some of my modest maternity outfits with you before this little one makes his appearance in 6 weeks. 

First I always like to clarify when on the subject on modesty that what I feel is modest may not be your idea.  This is okay, I am not hear to judge or set any type of standard. To me, modesty is more an issue of the heart than on outward appearances.  When our hearts are in the right place, our wardrobes will reflect this.  

I do not wear skirts and dresses 100% of the time.  Do I feel they are more modest than pants?  Well, that depends on the skirt or dress.  Like I said, it's a matter of the heart.  I feel I can be modest in pants as well.  I do not wear clothing that draws attention to my body.  I try to always be mindful that what I wear is modest regardless of what it is.  Now, do I think wearing dresses and skirts is more feminine?  Absolutely!  In our society today seeing truly feminine women is a rarity.  Today it even seems acceptable for women to venture out in pajama pants!  Have we seriously declined in our social graces so much?

This is why I like to be feminine and encourage my daughter to do so.  I am proud God made me uniquely different than a man.  There is no part of me that wants to be manly or to compete with what a man can do.  I enjoy being a women, a wife and mother. 

It saddens my heart when I see immodest clothing for pregnant women.  Pregnancy is a time of beauty, reflecting pure motherhood and femininity.  It is not a time to show off our bodies and draw attention to our enlarged bosoms!  You can be beautiful AND modest while pregnant!  

My Modest Maternity Outfit
(33 weeks pregnant with baby #5)

Navy Blue Top by Duo Maternity
(I believe this brand is from JcPenney)

Light Tan Skirt by Motherhood

Shoes- Target special :-)

I actually received the top and skirt as a hand me down from a friend.  I am a hand me down, garage sale, thrift shop, clearance rack type of shopper so you probably won't ever be able to find the exact outfits I show you.  However, look into these brands as they may have other modest maternity wear you will like.

What do you like to wear while pregnant?  Do you think modesty is important during this stage of life?  Please share.


To see other Modest Mondays posts, check out the linky over at The Modest Mom!
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13 comments:

Caroline @ The Modest Mom said...

How adorable! Thanks so much to linking up to Modest Mondays. I love seeing pregnant mama pictures! :)

Elisabeth said...

You look beautiful.I ended up sewing many of my maternity clothing for my last two pregnancies because I had a difficult time finding appropriate ones. I am stopping by from Modest Monday.

SewJacki said...

You look great! Blue is such a great color on you. I find that a belly band is the best for way me to be modest during my pregnancy. I wear it from the time when my midsection starts becoming a little more snug on my shirts. I stick with elastic waistband skirts (that I make). When I "explode" at the end of my pregnancy, that belly band really comes in handy! Plus I wear it under my shirts after the baby is born so that when I'm nursing I'm still covered.

I hope you have a safe and healthy remaining pregnancy and a safe and healthy delivery and baby. Prayer sent your way. God Bless!

Christina said...

Hey, nice clothes! What a nice friend ;). You do look nice in them!

Chari said...

Love your outfit! Dressing modestly for summer when pregnant I have found to be the most difficult. A large majority of the clothes are halter tops and short shorts. I have never found knee length maternity shorts so I end up wearing capris. I am with the above commenter about wearing a belly belt towards the end to make sure my stomach is covered at the bottom. Most shirts are just not long enough to go all around! I know some women wear regular tee shirts under sleeveless or halter tops though to make them more modest.

Stacy Whalen said...

I definitely agree that modesty first comes from the heart. Since I'll be going through the "larger" stage of pregnancy during the summer, I'm thinking about my wardrobe a lot. I think capri leggings and tunics/sundresses would be very light and airy for those hot days. Flowy skirts and side-ruched target t-shirts sound good to me. Also, I did find longer bermuda shorts at Sears that were wonderful last time around.

Kasondra Morin said...

This is one thing I found I HATED about maternity clothing! I remember telling my husband "It's all super tight and VERY low cut. WHY!?"
I ended up doing a lot of layering during my pregnancies...

Omee said...

Beautiful!

Nicole said...

Although I am not and have never been (yet!) pregnant, I do agree so much with the way you talk about modesty- and femininity! I feel so beautiful in my skirts, way more so than I do in my jean pants or slacks. I love it! I celebrate how the Lord made us different. You look beautiful by the way, congratulations on baby number 5! -Nicole @ Working Kansas Homemaker

Erika @ Slowly Natural said...

You are very beautiful and your outfit is perfect!!! Thanks for coming by and saying hi! Modesty IS a heart issue, that's for sure!!!

Savannah said...

When shopping in Motherhood Maternity, my husband suggested that I get a couple maternity camisoles, one white and one black. I told him that I didn't really need them. But he insisted that I wore those all the time and would like them. He was so right. I did indeed love them. I'm a seamstress so skirts were all made by me and several regular pants were modified with a belly band.

HappilyDomestic said...

Thank you ladies for all your wonderful compliments. :-) Thank you also for sharing your thoughts on being modest during pregnancy and how to do that. I have never tried belly bands, but next time I want to try some. I know I have several shirts that I can no longer wear because they do not fully cover my belly.

Stacy said...

I just recently had my son. I was expecting to be pregnant into the very hot AZ end of spring. I find it very important to cover my body out of respect to my self and my maker and try to teach my children that as well. I have found that the maxi dresses with a shirt underneath worked very well and a store in my area sells extremely long camisoles that I wear all the time pregnant and not because while I am not busty I still don't want to show off anything in the area. I did wear some bump flattering tops but bump covering is always a must. I found a great maxi dress that had sleeves to wear for Easter Sunday but gave birth before I got to wear it. There is a great tutorial on pinterest for very easily making one similar that I think would be great fro any pregnant mama

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