Why covering up is cool: Inside fashion’s modesty movement

Why covering up is cool: Inside fashion’s modesty movement

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Fashion blogger Chandler Roberson.

Fashion blogger Chandler Roberson.

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Chandler Roberson blogs about playful dresses and one furry, lilac coat that looks like a street style photographer’s dream at Days of Chandler, while noting in her “About Me” that she’s a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Modest fashion blogs like Writing Rainbows, Wearing It On My Sleeves, Plane Pretty and Love Taza are also all written by Mormon women.

“I don’t want to just cover my body—I want to look good,” Roberson, 22, told TODAY.com. She models bright, flirty fashions but her knees and shoulders are notably covered. “I’ll find a really cool sequin skirt or a purple coat and make it work. It’s impressive but you don’t have to reveal yourself.”

Most of these blogs aren’t blatantly religious—in fact, you might not even consider the fashions particularly “modest.” After all, long skirts and button-up blouses are closet staples today, a fact that brings joy to many religious women, Roberson said.

from Today.com Courtesy of Chandler Roberson

from Today.com Courtesy of Chandler Roberson

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