Inspiration in Conservative Dress: Finding Modest Clothing in Department Stores

Inspiration in Conservative Dress is a reoccurring series of posts of various modest and feminine outfits to inspire other women to dress modestly and resist society’s pressure to dress provocatively and subscribe to “hook up” culture. Through conservative dress, A Lady of Reason sends a message of resistance to the “sexual revolution” and radical liberal feminism, and the upholding of feminine virtue. Arguably, this could also extend to the support for social conservatism in general. How we dress signals who we are in society. I also want to state that this idea is not mine originally, but done on another religious blog called The Catholic Lady. I was inspired by hers to make a secular version for A Lady of Reason. 

In this edition of Inspiration in Conservative Dress, we look at some beautiful formal and semi-formal dresses and skirts found in common department stores! Many women who seek modest dress complain that there are too few stores with modest clothing, but I digress. One just needs to know where to look! A cardigan makes a dress even more modest! On sale and clearance, many of these dresses can go under $30!

JC Penny:




Decode 1.8 Sequined Lace Mermaid Gown Trixxi Juniors' Sleeveless Beaded Dress

Burlington Coat Factory:


 Floral Print Mill Knit Midi Pencil Skirt Floral Scuba Midi Skirt

H and M and Forever 21:

(H and M especially has had surprisingly conservative and modest styles lately, especially considering the main demographic are millennials! Perhaps it’s a trend for the better:)


                               Textured Pencil Skirt | Forever 21 - 2000118845 Forever 21 Lace Pencil Skirt


There are tons more on each site and in store too! I have gotten awesome bargains on modest and feminine skirts and dresses, not to mention cardigans as well! 🙂

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s