This week I’m super excited to feature a brand dedicated to making modest clothing more accessible and affordable to women around the globe. Both my top and skirt — the cream Victoria top and black New York skirt respectively — are from a lovely company called She Traveled, and both cost less than $50. Yup, you read that correctly — less than $50. Read on for my full and honest review of both pieces.
About the Company
She Traveled started as a modest clothing line and online mall to help female missionaries find clothing for their trips. Now the founder is hoping to branch out to women of all faiths who are seeking modest clothing “that is of the highest quality, durability, and comfort for the best price.” The women at She Traveled aim to serve women who seek to serve the Lord in all they do – including how they dress.
I can tell both pieces were designed by women who have a strong understanding of how to make flattering clothes for other women (but that’s not surprising designers are veterans in the fashion and modeling industries). The skirt fit wonderfully. The combination of the A-line shape, clean lines, banded waist, and black fabric makes for an instantly slimming skirt that would work for all body types. That’s perfect because they offer this skirt in sizes ranging from 2-16. The skirt was a bit long for my 5’3 body, so I had to hem a couple of inches for an ideal fit. Best good news: it has pockets! So, you know, you can store more unnecessary items in your purse AND skirt. 😉
I wasn’t AS crazy about the fit of Victoria top. I love the scoop neck that isn’t too deep and the longer length of sleeves. I have a little extra jiggle in the back of my arms, so I’m not a fan of shirts with cap sleeves that create lines at the fattest part of my upper arm. However, the gathering at the sleeves creates an uncomfortable shoulder poof at times. If it weren’t for the poof, I’d completely love this cream top.
No doubt about it, the New York skirt is well made with good material, which is a mix of polyester, viscous and spandex. The result of that mixture is which a comfortably stretchy fabric ideal for comfort and movement. The Victoria top is also made of nice material, which is thick cotton-spandex mix. The use of cotton makes this a lovely shirt to wear in warmer months. However, the use spandex can result in a clingy fit, so I recommend sizing up (I had to exchange my small for a medium).
At $49 for the skirt ($24.50 for a limited time with code fiftyoff!) and $28 for the top, I’m very pleased with the prices of both pieces. They’re not so cheap that you wonder if the people behind these clothes were fairly compensated, but they’re not so expensive that they’re unaffordable to the women She Traveled cater to.
How to Wear It
The shirt clearly can be worn with any skirt, jeans, or pants. It’s a good alternative to your plain, boxy white tee. The New York Skirt is also a staple in that can be styled in 50 different ways. Here is how I’d wear this beauty:
Business casual: See above!
70’s inspired: This skirt + a pussy bow blouse + black knee high boots
Simple and chic: Chambray shirt + this skirt + lace up sandals
Winter chic: pullover sweater + tights + this skirt black knee high or ankle boots
Overall, I genuinely felt comfortable and confident in this outfit. And to that, I say, “Mission accomplished, She Traveled! Mission accomplished.”