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    Mothers say Texas raid forced them to market their clothing style

    ELDORADO, Texas - A new clothing brand may be born out of the Texas raid on a polygamous sect.
    FLDS women for the first time are offering their handmade, distinctive style of children's clothes to the public through the Web site fldsdress.com.
    Launched initially to provide Texas authorities with clothing for FLDS children in custody, the online store now is aimed at helping their mothers earn a living.
    http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_9737603?source=rv

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    Good. Now maybe they won't qualify for welfare and food stamps.

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    Teen Princess Dress
    100% Polyester

    That is definately keeping with the bible

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rino View Post
    Teen Princess Dress
    100% Polyester

    That is definately keeping with the bible

    That made me almost vomit, RINO!

    What about "Perk and Perky Teenage Bride Dress" ? You soooo know they have those.

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    I think it is nice that they value modesty and that it is not what someone looks like that counts. I also like that the women are being industrial working.

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    I think that when everyone is to look alike this in itself is the value they place on looks.

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    I agree, and I think that all the media hoopla about their clothes/hair, just gave them an idea for a new way to make $$$$.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RainbowsAndGumdrops View Post
    I think it is nice that they value modesty and that it is not what someone looks like that counts. I also like that the women are being industrial working.
    You are joking, right???

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    Who besides the FLDS do they honestly think will buy this clothing?????
    This is the year to locate Mark Dribin http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...ht=Mark+Dribin NamUs MP#876 and Ilene Misheloff http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...lene+Misheloff NamUs MP#6410 and bring them home to their families!

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    Quote Originally Posted by biggirl View Post
    You are joking, right???
    No, I'm not joking. Step aside from the specific abuse and problems of today. The FLDS religion came from a culture that values modesty and sees people for who they are. I think that same feeling and respect has been past forward for generations. I honestly prefer those not so flattering prarie dresses to the g-strings I see in the mall for the 8- 10 year olds.

    I do think that in certain FLDS groups, I think that the clothing has become a method of control, but I do think that the members do appreciate it for its simplicity and purity. Other FLDS group and offshoots still value modesty and simplicity, but wear more traditional clothes such as jeans.

    I have the same respect for the prarie dresses that I have for the traditional muslim clothes worn for modesty. The clothes have a good purpose.

    If there is control used behind the clothing, that is an entirely different issue. The clothes alone are not the problem.


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    Who besides the FLDS do they honestly think will buy this clothing?????
    I might buy the dresses (if they were walmart prices) for my 2-3 year old girls. Once the girls are older than that, I think I will opt for something else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RainbowsAndGumdrops View Post

    I do think that in certain FLDS groups, I think that the clothing has become a method of control, but I do think that the members do appreciate it for its simplicity and purity. Other FLDS group and offshoots still value modesty and simplicity, but wear more traditional clothes such as jeans.

    I have the same respect for the prarie dresses that I have for the traditional muslim clothes worn for modesty. The clothes have a good purpose.

    If there is control used behind the clothing, that is an entirely different issue. The clothes alone are not the problem.
    In the YFZ Ranch, which is primarily whom we are discussing, yes it very definitely was used for a Stepford wife-like control. They were allowed no freedom of dress or hairstyle, other than to select a pastel color. They were forced to wear these dresses with long underwear outside in 110 degree weather! Surely that's not what you want for your daughters? I agree many fashions for girls at the mall are too revealing, I won't dress my 7-year-old up like a 16-year-old, so we don't buy them, it's that simple. But you can find clothes for 2 & 3-year-olds at the mall that are age appropriate. Try Gymboree and Children's Place for starters. They are two of my favorites, well-made clothes too!
    I would never give my financial support to a cult like this that disguises itself as a religion, you can't just brush the abuse aside.
    This is the year to locate Mark Dribin http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...ht=Mark+Dribin NamUs MP#876 and Ilene Misheloff http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...lene+Misheloff NamUs MP#6410 and bring them home to their families!

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    There are LOTS of religions which have dress restrictions for women - in some Assembly Of God churches the women wear no pants (only dresses), no cosmetics and they do not cut their hair and wear it "up" only after marriage. The Duggar Family (of 19 kids, Quiverfull fame) believes in modest dress for women - no pants, long skirts, little make-up etc. A LOT of fundamentalist Christian families (not LDS) embrace what they calll "modest" dress for women and there are many places online to purchase such clothing - including swimsuits. Some religions require it (both Christian and Muslim) and in other cases it is a personal belief. The LDS (and FLDS) church also requires the special underwear - in the LDS church it is only when you are married - or get "Temple Membership" that you are required to wear it - and it does restrict clothing styles - can't even wear sleeveless or tank tops or above the knee shorts while wearing it - and a traditional swimsuit is pretty much out of the question. Even religions who don't have mandated clothing requirements push "modest" attire for women - MANY Church Camps require one piece "modest" swimsuits or that the girls wear clothing OVER the swimsuit, and require shorts that fall less than 4" above the top of the knee cap and shirts be "regular" plain mens style T-shirts with sleeves 10" long or longer and high necks and sleepwear be pajamas with pants. ALL the kids cannot bring clothes or shoes with words, graphics or "offensive" logos on them.

    While MOST women do not feel it is necessary to dress themselves and their their female children in clothing from 1890 and wear special religious long-underwear COVERED by leggings to be properly "faithful" it is far from rare to encounter women whose clothing choices are mandated by their faith - even in the Christian predominated good-ol USA. The Amish, Mennonite, Assembly Of God, LDS, and many independent Christian Churches ALL have clothing restrictions - some more rigid than others, but ALL focused mainly on attire and appearance for females being restricted to some degree.

    I will look, I used to have some links filed of several websites selling "modest" clothing for teenagers. It can be lucrative as most of it is custom-made.

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    I think its a good thing to value modesty so dont really have an issue with the clothes except I think they could be a little more modern I guess in their design.
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