Beautiful Essence

Spring 2011 Runway Look

I’m really excited about this blog, not only because I’m writing about one of my favorite passions…fashion, but because I am writing it as a frum woman. We know our true beauty and essence emanate from the inside allowing us to elevate the exterior beauty around us in the world to a higher level and purpose. Truly special things are rare and sometimes hidden….this is what I believe is the meaning of ‘tznius’ (modesty). Really, it’s a special gift for us.. proof of how precious a woman is. But unfortunately for some it can carry negative connotations, and I would love to change that! After all, we feel better and accomplish more when we look great!

The tres chic maxi skirt!

Lucky for us, modest fashion is everywhere. The spring 2011 runway shows had quite a few head to toe   tznius outfits and every now and then even a celebrity is spotted in modest attire. Check out Kate Middleton and Prince William’s official engagement picture! It’s a time for a more ladylike look; a style where a woman’s true essence is readily noticeable. The trend for long, full skirts allows for a great selection of maxi-skirts more available than they’ve been in years. Some are truly luxe, like the hugo boss draped skirt. And why not add a pop of color with a bright pencil skirt or try a textured or embellished one for a change. Feminine blousesand interesting jackets are also easy to find and look absolutely fabulous.

But that’s not all! With the explosion of options in shells and blouses, almost anything can be layered and made to be tznius. Even celebrities and clothing companies are showing dresses with shirts worn underneath. Maybe we can finally get away, just for a little while, from an all black wardrobe, from being a clone of your neighbor and just sparkling in your own individual essence as a beautiful and frum woman.

SJP wearing a shirt under her dress

Til next time…


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About the Author

For the last 10 years Sharon has been hard at work and deeply entrenched in the fashion and design industry. A devoted mother of 5, Sharon has worked as a designer and artist, doing everything from corporate & charity event planning, home interior design décor & consulting, to ultimately creating her much talked about frum- fashion design clothing label, purple by Sharon . Sharon has taken her passion for all things fashion to the internet and can be seen at http://www.fashion-isha.com/ and is the contributing fashion guru for www.kosherstreet.com Ask Sharon -ask.fashionisha@gmail.com

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