Modest Anytime

Modest Tzanua Apparel for Women and Girls

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

A summary of guidelines for women's tops handmade by  ModestAnytime.com, based on halacha.

Neckline

The neckline of the blouse must cover all that is below the neck. The neck is vertical while the shoulders are horizontal. Therefore, the area to the right and left at the base of the neck that is more horizontal than vertical is technically the shoulder and must be fully covered. The collarbone at the front, the shoulders at the sides and the upper back at the rear must all be covered. See diagrams below. 
 

  

At ModestAnytime.com, we try to adhere to these standards by providing tops with high necklines and reinforce some neckline styles with a mock neckband. 

Sleeves

Sleeves covering the upper section of the arms should be semi-fitted (NOT tight, like wearing hosiery), and may not show the exact shape of the arms, because the "limbs of the upper arms" attract attention when fully displayed. The sleeves must be of a width and length that when the person lifts up her arms or carries a child, the sleeves will not ride up above the elbows. They must therefore extend to about 3 inches beyond the elbow and not be too wide. Many practice the commmendable Hiddur of wearing three-quarter sleeves or even full length sleeves. 

At ModestAnytime.com, we try to adhere to these standards. Our tops are neither tight nor too wide as they are designed with ample ease at the sleeves. Our sleeve lengths are at least 3/4 but most of them are full length sleeves reaching the wrists (mehudar). We do not use lycra or spandex in the fabric and recommend that you do not do so either. Layering shells made with lycra/spandex/elastane that are sold at retail stores today (KikiRiki, Shel Sheli, Junees, etc.) are too tight-fitting at the body and sleeves and therefore, do not meet the minimal Jewish modesty standards.

Lycra/spandex/elastane, however has its place in neckbands, sleeve cuffs and headbands which reinforce the neckline, cuff opening and snoods.

Fit

Tops and blouses should be at least semi-fitted (kosher)around the upper part of the body or better,relaxed fit (mehadrin), to ensure that they do not display the shape of the area (chest). The garment does not, however, have to totally camouflage the features of the body, and as long as no more than "a general presence" is noticeable, it is Kosher.

At ModestAnytime.com, our tops are always made to be either semi-fitted or relaxed fit and are deemed Kosher or Mehadrin. We provide modest and refined alternatives to the most immodest Lycra/Spandex/Elastane tops you find at retail stores (Kiki Riki, Junees, Shel Sheli, etc.) that cling to your body. Read our article on "Modest Kosher Fit" to get an idea of the ease requirements.

Reference: "Modesty, an Adornment for Life", and "The Tznius Handbook" by Rabbi Eliyahu Falk

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Testimonials

Stacey

PERFECT AS ALWAYS....THANKS A THOUSAND TIMES!

Michelle

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

MK

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.

Mindie

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

Christine

Thank you.

Mindie

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

Stacey

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!


Patsy

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

Gerald

Fantastic seller.  Arrived super fast!

George

Excellent seller.  Perfect.  Thanks.

Margery

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!

Sarah

Fast shipping, good quality, thank you!!

Annette

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

Tamar

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

Kathi

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.

Teresa

Great seller ....thanks! A++++

Libbie

Beautiful! Quick ship. Great packaging! Thanks!


Michaela

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

Chana

Dear ModestyAnytime, 

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

RR

Love our blue snoods

Stacey

Amazing!......one of my favorite buys...as always...thank you!

Christina

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

Ruth

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

Taylor

Speedy delivery, beautiful, perfect for my grandmother thank you

Stacey

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!

Karen

Great product! Highly recommended!


Stacey

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!

Ruth

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

Melissa

Great workmanship!

Patricia

Perfect.  Repeat buyer.  Thanks!

John

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

Susan

Love this. Well made.  Thanks.

Judy

Item as described. Thank you!

Patricia

Great! Thanks!


Jeanne

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

Frank

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

Maria

Item as depicted, fast shipping. Highly recommend seller. 

Shoshana

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

Stacey

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

Michelle

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). 

Luz

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

Chanie

The snood is very comfortable and it stays in place.

Sophia

Shalom my name is Sophia, I ordered two snoods, from modestanytime.com, 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 modestanytime.com. 

Anna

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

Beth

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!