Thanks to Rebecca Hagelin, author of Home Invasion! Protecting Your Family in a Culture that’s Gone Stark Raving Mad, she has provided a list of clothing retailers that have a fair amount of modest clothing.

Here they are:

Land’s End

L.L. Bean

Modest Apparel USA

Modest by Design

Also, some great language in explaining the importance of modesty and how it affects the behavior of men and women, quoting verbatim from Rebecca Hagelin’s Column on August 23, 2005:

Women and girls who decide to dress modestly often have another surprise in store — men and boys treat them differently. In the book “Dressing with Dignity,” former model Colleen Hammond explains why:

“I believe it is because, subconsciously, men can read women’s body language. If they see a woman who dresses with dignity and carries herself with grace and femininity, they pick up on that. They take it as a sign to approach her with the respect, reverence and honor a woman ought to have.”

Exactly. And if a girl dresses like a streetwalker, they pick up the opposite message. Is that the signal we want our daughters to send?

I’ll close with something Muhammad Ali’s daughter says her father told her:

“Where do you find diamonds? Deep down in the ground, covered and protected. Where do you find pearls? Deep down at the bottom of the ocean, covered up and protected in a beautiful shell. … Your body is sacred. You’re far more precious than diamonds and pearls, and you should be covered, too.”

So hang in there. You’ll be glad you did.

I can’t say it any better than that.