Glad you found us! This site has one objective: to help you win the spiritual battle for purity, in every sense of the word. Society encourages us to throw away our virtue; the message sent out by the media is: "everyone's doing it!" We are here to prove that statement wrong! Come in, read some encouraging testimonies, chat with others who strive to remain pure, and reaffirm your belief that purity, sexual and otherwise, is not only possible, but totally worth it!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Think on These Things: Modest Formal Wear from A Dressy Occasion!

Philippians 4:8     Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things (NIV).

We're talking clothing again, (Yay!)  but this time, it's formal wear.  Proms and formals are many months away, but now is the time to look for the right dress to wear to your special occasion.  That's why we're so excited to share this series with you.  Over the next four weekends, Armed and Virtuous will be highlighting businesses that sell modest formal wear!  We hope to prove that it's easier to find a modest and fashionable dress than you think.

This week, we're talking about the products available at A Dressy Occasion.  They are located in Southern California, but they ship all over the world.  Donna Anderson, owner of A Dressy Occasion, offers modest wedding gowns and formals.  Here's what Donna has to say about A Dressy Occasion:

Several years ago while trying to help my daughter and other young women find modest clothing I organized a local fashion show that catered to those who were looking for dresses that had sleeves. This first show was successful, so I organized another and it made me realize that we could fill a great need for young women and brides in Southern California. No longer would they have to drive all over the state trying to find the dress of their dreams; one that was elegant, beautiful, stylish and modest, especially for those who needed them for religious ceremonies. . . Young women who desire modesty shouldn’t have to sacrifice time, money or style, and I hope to help every customer that comes my way find the dress of their dreams.

A Dressy Occasion has a vast array of styles, colors, materials, and designers!  I spent a long time browsing through all the beautiful dresses (and wishing I had a reason to wear one!)  Among others, they carry designs by Allure Bridal, Bonny, Beautifully Modest, Eternity, and Venus Bridal. 

Here are just a few of the dresses that were my favorites.  If you want more details about any dress, click on the link above the picture:

This beautiful gown has a wrap around the waist with side bustling on the ball gown skirt. Embroidery and beading adorn the bust and skirt, and it laces up elegantly in the back.  It comes in sizes 2-30 and is available in Coral, Navy, Burgundy, Teal or Ivory.

A classic prom dress, this full tulle ball-gown has a wrapped bodice and scattered beading between the banding and beaded detail on the sleeves.  It is available in sizes 2-30 and in the colors shown.


Isn't this gorgeous?  This is a beautiful modest ball gown prom dress featuring multi colored butterflies and a ruched waist line. It is available in Fuchsia/Purple, Yellow/Apple Tulle over Charmeuse Satin Fabric and comes in sizes 0-32. 


This fitted a-line prom gown has soft taffeta bustles with an asymmetrical waistline and beaded bands on the rouched bodice.  It's classic, beautiful, and modest!  It's available in sizes 0-32 and in the colors shown.

For those of you who prefer shorter prom dresses, here are a few of the many options available:

This stylish knee-length prom dress has a ruched waist and bustled skirt.  It is available in sizes 2-32 and in the colors Coral, Hunter Green, Ivory, Mulberry or Plum.

Sooo cute!  This knee length tulle gown is done in sparkle tulle with a rouched charmeuse band at the natural waist. This style features a removable feather pin that can be worn on the dress, or pinned up in your hair. This fun gown is sure to be one of your favorite modest prom dresses.  It's available in sizes 0-32, and in the colors Fuschia or Purple in Sparkle Tulle over Charmeuse Satin Fabric

This adorable dress has a shorter length bubble skirt in taffeta, a ruched cummerbund, square neckline, and a large bow at the back.  It almost looks ballerina-like.  Available in sizes 2-28 and, although it's shown in Tea Rose, it's also available in the following colors:  Latte, Crimson, Orange Kiss, Fuschia, Honey, Garnet, Persimmon, Topaz, Auburn, Yellow, Tea Rose, Red Spanish Moss, Aqua, Bright Cerise, Spanish Moss, Pink, Rose Petal, Spice, Raspberry, Heather, Sable, Jewel, Emerald, Iris, Pewter, Chocolate, Capri, Patina, Tobacco, Moonstone, Chartreuse, Ebony, Sapphire, Jade, Dark Ivory, Ivory & White.

As you browse the website, you can create a wishlist by using My Favorites.  You can insure the best fit by consulting their measurements guide, review their frequently asked questions, and read their testimonials page.

For those of you who, like me, are always looking for a great deal, A Dressy Occasion has some good news.  They're offering 25% off in-stock, specially marked formal, prom, mothers, and bridesmaid dresses and 50% off in-stock, specially marked bridal gowns!   

They are also available on facebook and on their new blog.  So, check them out!  With all they have to offer, you can definitely find a dress that fits your needs this spring.

Happy Shopping!  :)

What other "things" would you like to see highlighted on our weekend posts?  Drop us a line or leave a comment and we'll discuss the things that interest you!


Unknown said...

Love, love, LOVE these dresses!! Absolutely lovely gowns.

April M. Anderson said...

I meant to add something else! As beautiful as all these dresses are, Donna has new styles coming out soon, so check back for even more options.

Pauline said...

April, April, April! I am SO loving your blog!!! I have never understood why so many girls let every bit of modesty they have fly out the door when it comes to prom night and their choice of clothing. I am so reposting this on my facebook. I hope all the teens out there check this out. These dresses are gorgeous!

April M. Anderson said...

Thanks, Pauline! Anything to provide girls with better options and support in making the right decisions. I had so much fun looking through the styles she has at A Dressy Occasion!

Saraly said...

The dresses for girls are so beautiful and cute, it must be attractive if worn in the party!