As you can see from this post, I am passionate about modest clothing. It is not that the world doesn't make modest clothing at all. I love Christopher & Banks. There are some really cute things at most stores. However, there are MANY other stores that are just not appropriate and never will be in ANY situation.
This fact does NOT mean that you must dress in burlap and never look stylin'. There are so many creative alternatives to shopping at the mall. You can hit the thrift stores and make over the things you find there. Like taking a pair of jeans and making them into a skirt.
There are several pattern companies on my link lists to the right that have beautiful patterns. I love to sew and have made several dresses from all the companies except Common Sense Patterns. Take a gander at the sites. They are just lovely. If you do not sew and are interested in having one made, let me know.
God said in 1Peter 2:9, But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:. To me, this means that people should know you belong to HIM by the way you look and carry yourself.
I don't know about you but I feel different in a dress or a skirt. I haven't worn pants (aside from jammies!) for quite some time. But I have witnessed how people treat me in both types of attire. It is amazing what people think about you by how you package yourself. (See post referenced above.)
Do this experiment yourself. Wear a dress or skirt and go about your business and see if you feel different. See if people treat you differently. Please post your findings! I'm dying to know if it's just me!