Modest Brand Spotlight: ModLi + Blue & Red Checkered Dress Review

Downtown Demure x Modli - Red and Black Checkered Dress Review #9

Downtown Demure x Modli - Red and Black Checkered Dress Review (7)

Downtown Demure x Modli - Red and Black Checkered Dress Review (8)

Dress: c/o ModLi // Watch: Anthropologie // Sunglasses : Celine ($20 option here)

Shoes: thredUP (Click the link to get $10 off your order) // Bag: Coach

This week I’m SO excited to share a site I’ve been a fangirl of for nearly a year: ModLi. If you frequent my blog, you’ve likely already heard of ModLi because I’ve featured them in about 20 different posts, including my post about finding modest workout clothes. But this time, I get to review one of the lovely dresses from ModLi thanks to the sweet ladies at ModLi. Read on for the deets!

Downtown Demure x Modli - Red and Black Checkered Dress Review (3)

About the Company

Modli is an online modest fashion marketplace that sells just about every kind of modest clothing your heart could desire, from dresses and skirts to workout clothes and swimsuits. The founder, Nava Brief-Fried, is a regular #girlboss and major inspiration. But why take my word for it when you can read about her on Fox News?

Fit

One thing that worried me about this dress is the lack of shape due to the straight cut. I mean, it’s basically a rectangle, albeit a stylish one. One day my future husband may tell me this dress isn’t flattering at all for my hourglass shape. But I won’t care because I LOVE how this dress feels on me.  It feels a little like…freedom. Soft, checkered freedom. I don’t have to worry about flabby arms, my belly, or even my modesty standards. I can simply throw it on and go. I need more dresses like this in my life.

Thankfully the hem hits right at knee level, so it doesn’t look like a sack on my 5’3 frame. For my fellow shorties interested in this dress, I do advise you wear pointed heels with this dress to elongate your legs.

Quality

The dress is made of textured viscose, so it’s very lightweight and breathable. True story: It was 90-something degrees when I shot this dress, and I still felt comfortable in it. Some concerns: This dress isn’t lined, but the fabric is thick enough to not show your undergarments. I also noticed slight imperfections in the stitching at the hem — the lines weren’t completely straight. Other than those two issues, I’m happy with the construction of this dress.

Price

It’s now on sale for $33.99 (excluding shipping). I’m just going to leave that price there and let you dwell on its awesomeness.

How & Where to Wear It

While the color combination of red and black is best suited for fall/winter months, the classic print makes it wearable year round. As you can tell from how I styled it, I plan to wear this to dress to work with little to no accessories aside from a statement shoe (it’s not necessary to over accessorize because the print is interesting enough on its own). However, you can also wear this beauty to church, dinner to meet the parents, etc. It’s a versatile piece!

Needless to say, I love this dress and recommend to any of my daring friends who like a nice print and unconventional shape. For the price, I consider this checkered beauty a steal!

This dress not your style? No worries! Here are a few dresses on ModLi I also recommend (affiliate links ahead):

forest-green-yaara-maxi-dress

black-kate-maternity-dress

solid-and-taupe-lace-dress-set-custom-sleeve-length

modest-elegant-samantha-dress-in-mint

What do you think of this dress, friends? Would you dare to try a straight cut dress?!

Friends who have purchased from Modli, I’d love to hear your reviews as well!

 

Share Your Thoughts

The Comments

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    Elise
    02/25

    You look stunning! Classy and chic!

    xx, Elise
    http://www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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    Amy Ann
    02/25

    Love this dress! I really like anything with a plaid vibe. Those heels are so fun with it.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth
      > Amy Ann
      02/27

      Thanks, Amy Ann! I’m a sucker for anything with a plaid vibe too. 🙂

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    Barbara
    02/25

    Awww! another great! look. I love it And those heels.

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    Shauna
    02/25

    Wow, that dress is so good! The length is perfect on you and the colors are my favorite.

    Shauna

    http://www.lipglossandlace.net

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    Alecz
    02/25

    What a perfect dress. The simple shift shape is amazing, and the checkered pattern is too cute. LOVE those heels too!

    https://forsevenseasons.wordpress.com

    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth
      > Alecz
      02/27

      Thank you, Alecz! You’re always so sweet!

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    Lornah
    02/26

    I love the dress because of its simplicity and yet elegant look, I would wear it anytime!

    http://cherriesvineyard.com/

    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth
      > Lornah
      02/27

      Thank you, Lornah! That’s exactly why I like this dress!

    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth
      > Lornah
      02/27

      Thank you, Lornah! That’s exactly why I like this dress!

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    Kelsey
    02/26

    So gorgeous!! I want this whole outfit. I’m a shortie as well, it’s always a pleasant surprise when styles that we usually are told to stay away from turn out to be flattering.

    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth
      > Kelsey
      02/27

      Exactly! Goes to show fashion “rules” are more like guidelines that can be broken from time to time. Thanks for the love, Keley!

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    Jennie
    02/28

    Oh, this is a gorgeous look! The plaid shift dress and those amazing shoes look perfect together.

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    Rachel - À LA MODEST
    02/28

    I love this dress and the dainty accessories! 🙂 Very pretty!

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    Margie R. Cox
    02/29

    you are looking so beautiful, nice style!

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    Rebekah @ More Radiance
    03/10

    I LOVE the pattern/colors of this dress! However, I prefer my dresses to be a bit longer…
    This dress really looks amazing on you though! Thank you for sharing the pictures, I love pretty dresses 🙂 SO feminine… 🙂
    Rebekah Joy
    http://www.moreradiance.com