Modest Anytime

Modest Tzanua Apparel for Women and Girls

Modest Hair Coverings
Our popular handmade Dickeys
Joy of Tznius Pattern Books
Modest and Kosher Sewing Patterns

Clothing can be made in a variety of fit - close-fitting, fitting, semi-fitted, loose-fitting, and very loose fitting. These wearing ease are determined by the clothing industry. 

The following three major clothing pattern designers, Vogue, McCall and Butterick, share identical wearing ease specifications.

Misses' Ease Allowances
  Bust Area Hip Area
Silhouette Dresses, Blouses, Shirts, Tops, Vests Jackets Coats Skirts, Pants, Shorts, Culottes
Lined or Unlined
Close Fitting 0 - 2 78" not applicable 0 - 1 7/8"
Fitted 3 - 4" 3 3/4 - 4 1/4" 5 1/4 - 6 3/4" 2 - 3"
Semi-Fitted 4 1/8 - 5" 4 3/8 - 5 3/4" 6 7/8 - 8" 3 1/8 - 4"
Loose Fitting 5 1/8 - 8" 5 7/8 - 10" 8 1/8 - 12" 4 1/8 - 6"
Very Loose Fitting over 8" over 10" over 12" over 6"

The above chart is for a "misses" size. To test your own clothes that you wear, pull all the ease to one side and pinch and measure. The ease is twice the measurement you took. adheres to the Jewish modesty standards set forth in "Modesty, An Adornment for Life" and "The Tznius Handbook."  To be kosher, tops have to be semi-fitted and tops that are loose fitting are considered mehadrin (refined). Most of our tops and dresses have a bust ease of 5" to 6", which are kosher mehadrin.

To be kosher, skirts have to have at least 4" of ease at the widest part of the hips.  Anything beyond that is mehadrin.  

Women who fit the "women and plus" size ranges will require a larger wearing ease.

The following are snippets of modesty requirements from other faiths, regarding tight clothing.

Tight Fit Is Also Immodest Many people think immodest dress relates only to an insufficiently covered body. But a tight fit is also immodest, even when the body is fully covered. This applies to men as well as women. Many do not realize that tight clothing draws attention to the anatomy, which distracts from the purpose of education, business, leadership, or worship. Adequate ease in the fit of our clothes allows the viewer’s attention to go to the other person’s face for more effective communication. 

So here are some guidelines to help determine if clothing is modest or not: 

Is it tight fitting? If so, err on the side of caution and consider it immodest! 

Tight Clothing: Modesty not only means covering skin, but also covering curves. Men are just as interested in tight clothing that shows off every line of your body as they are in clothes that reveal those curvaceous body parts. Your clothes are too tight if you can’t pinch them, move around comfortably in them, or put them on easily. 

The phrase “clothed yet naked” was interpreted as meaning that they wear short clothes which do not cover that which should be covered of the ‘awrah. It was also interpreted as meaning that they wear light clothes that do not prevent others from seeing the woman’s skin underneath. And it was interpreted as meaning that they wear tight clothes, so that they are covered and cannot be seen, but their bodily charms can be seen. 

On this basis, it is not permitted for a woman to wear these tight clothes, except in front of the one before whom she is permitted to show her ‘awrah, who is the husband – for there is no ‘awrah between husband and wife, because Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

Besides our modest blouses, dresses, skirts, slips and maternity wear, is also offering modest tees and shells1 as modest and refined alternatives to the plague of tight-fitting Lycra-Spandex-Elastane "shells" that you see everywhere.  

Footnotes: is offering sewing patterns that are modest with a kosher fit.  Visit for a growing inventory of these patterns.



Mrs Newman (author of Tznius Challenges, Tznius Connections)

May H-shem grant you tremendous bracha and hatzlacha in your holy endeavors. May they give Him an abundance of nachas ruach!

Rabbanit Alfasi

It's so clear you do so much l'shem shamayim. Hashem should bless you with continued success. 

Rebbetzin Weiss

So happy to find your site! Your things look unique and beautiful!


Dear ModestyAnytime, 

The snoods were pretty,
And arrived on time,
Carefully packaged - 
Service sublime!


I LOVE them.  Super, super comfortable and incredibly nice looking. They are just terrific!!!!


Love my favorite seller! She's THE best! Beautiful pieces. I receive compliments literally every time I wear her items. That's why I never leave the house without wearing something she's made for me. Order from her won't regret it!!!


The dickey is absolutely gorgeous. I have been disappointed by what's available in stores. It's going to enhance all of my tops. It has a zipper and hooks on the back so it will be very easy to pull on over my head. I'm going to feel elegant and very much the lady!


Thank you for my recent order of snoods, including snood beret, which is fabulous.  Thank you for all that you do for Klal Yisroel.


This is a wonderful seller to work with. She created this cowl collar dickey in a custom color I requested and shipped it quickly. The color was exactly what I wanted. This dickey drapes *beautifully* and the bodice fits invisibly under my blouse.


I really love this fabric, I asked for this to be created from all cotton fabric and it arrived so soon! I love the way it looks and it didn't take long at all, many thanks!

This is a great dickey, I love that it is all cotton. It drapes beautifully and is easy to put on and off. Thanks!!


The snoods are good quality and they are the best I have had in a long time.  The snoods are stunning and so modest.


LOVE it. Super fast shipping. Thanks!


Your website looks like a dream come true-thank you-tizki le'mitzvos.


Thank You, very nice.


Thanks a lot!!! Great fit!!


Thank You.  Fast delivery, well packaged, well made. Nice and comfortable.




Great scrunchie.  Very pleased.


I like all of the dickeys!  I look forward to wearing them!  I love them, they are perfect.


Thank you. I love my purchase; you do wonderful work.


Thank you.


I really like your styles. Thank you for making tznius easy and pretty.


Perfect as always. Love this seller! She is quick and can work with any custom order I've thrown at her. There's a reason I buy from her shop more than any other....QUALITY!


Great seller. A#1 thanks a bunch. I WILL come back.


Fantastic seller.  Arrived super fast!


Excellent seller.  Perfect.  Thanks.


One of my favorite pieces yet! Adds inches to any shorter length top while adding a pop of style to any outfit! As always, it arrived in perfect ready to wear condition! The craftsman ship and quality is truly unparalleled. 


Fast shipping, good quality, thank you!!


Absolutely beautiful with modesty in mind!! Kol ha kavod!!! Toda!


I recommend your website to the new beginning sewers I meet..


We really appreciate your online shop and craftsmanship you put into your lovely clothing.  We are so very happy with the snoods we've ordered from you previously.


Great seller ....thanks! A++++


Beautiful! Quick ship. Great packaging! Thanks!


Beautiful item, fast shipping very satisfied! I love this scarf!! Great seller!!


Love our blue snoods


Amazing! of my favorite always...thank you!


Thank you so much I appreciate it so much! You are great!


Your site is such a necessity - you have real brachah!


Speedy delivery, beautiful, perfect for my grandmother thank you


Perfect as always! Seller ships her items out quickly while still offering the highest quality of work around. Is literally the only seamstress I trust with any job. She's also super friendly and she responds to messages super quick. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!


Great product! Highly recommended!


Perfect seller! Great communication! It arrived nicely packaged and in perfect condition. Quality material and well made.  PERFECT PERFECT PERFECT! ModestAnytime did an amazing job with my custom order. Will buy from again and again! As always arrived quickly and in ready to wear condition!

Rabbanit Alfasi

Your work is a true bracha. May you be matzliach to bring more women to observance of this essential mitzvah.


Great workmanship!


Perfect.  Repeat buyer.  Thanks!


Nice item.  May get more.  Thanks. AAA+++


Love this. Well made.  Thanks.


Item as described. Thank you!


Great! Thanks!


carefully packed, promptly shipped, exactly as described--thank you!


Great item w/expedited delivery @ great price.Fast, fast delivery+++++++ 


Item as depicted, fast shipping. Highly recommend seller. 


Thank you. The product I ordered came out really exceptional.


Received the snood. Love it!!!! Thanks so much!! 


Thank you for the quick shipping; got here before the Nine Days. The fit for my daughter is perfect. Thank you so much. Will order again (bli neder). 


This snood is light and beautiful. It can be casual or dressy. 


The snood is very comfortable and it stays in place.


Shalom my name is Sophia, I ordered two snoods, from, and I'm extremely happy. The material is beautiful, and it fits so confortably on my head. It's washable and very durable. Thank you 


I love this snood. It is so comfortable!! Thank you. 


Thank you for your gorgeous piece!!! It's so light and comfortable - I don't feel like I'm wearing anything at all! Very well done!