Dress for Your Body Type!

Dress for Your Body Type!

Dress for Your Body Type!

Women’s body types are commonly categorized into several shapes based on the distribution of body fat and muscle. Embracing and feeling confident with your body type shape is crucial for self-esteem and well-being. Understand that bodies come in all shapes and sizes, and beauty is diverse. Here are some tips to help you understand your body type and dress more confidently:

  1. Pear (Triangle) Body Type:
    • Characteristics: Hips are wider than shoulders; fuller hips and thighs; narrower waist; smaller bust.
    • Styling Tips: Emphasize the upper body with bright colors and patterns; wear darker colors on the bottom; A-line skirts and Fit and Flare dresses are flattering; balance the proportions with structured tops.
  2. Apple (Round or Oval) Body Type:
    • Characteristics: Weight is concentrated around the midsection; fuller bust; narrower thighs; slim legs.
    • Styling Tips: Create a defined waist with belted tops and dresses; opt for tunic tops to elongate the torso; avoid clingy fabrics around the midsection; choose straight or pencil skirts.
  3. Hourglass Body Type:
    • Characteristics: Balanced bust and hip measurements; well-defined waist; proportional shoulders and hips.
    • Styling Tips: Highlight the waist with fitted clothing; wear wrap dresses and belts; opt for tailored pieces that accentuate the natural curves; avoid boxy and shapeless clothing.
  4. Rectangle (Athletic) Body Type:
    • Characteristics: Balanced bust and hips; little definition at the waist; straight body lines; less pronounced curves.
    • Styling Tips: Create curves with peplum tops and dresses; use belts to define the waist; wear ruffles and patterns to add volume; choose high-waisted pants and skirts.
  5. Inverted Triangle (Apple with Broad Shoulders) Body Type:
    • Characteristics: Broad shoulders; narrower hips; fuller bust; slim legs.
    • Styling Tips: Balance the upper body with darker colors and simple necklines; add volume to the lower body with flowing dresses and A-line skirts; avoid shoulder pads and embellishments on the shoulders.

Everyone’s body is unique. Avoid comparing yourself to others, especially those on social media. Focus on your strengths and embrace your individuality. By considering your body shape, you can select modest clothing that flatters your figure and enhances your overall look. The key is to dress in a way that makes you feel comfortable and confident.

25 of the Punniest Fashion Puns You Can Find

25 of the Punniest Fashion Puns You Can Find

Here at Kosher Casual, we think few things are better than a good pun. Sometimes, humor is the best medicine for a stressful or frustrating day. Here are our favorite puns and jokes about clothing and fashion.

  1. “Why are skinny jeans so trendy? I can’t get into them.”
  2. “I love to dress in all-black from head to toe. My style is second to nun.”
  3. “At first I wasn’t interested in buying leather shoes, but the salesman suede me.”
  4. “I was going to take off my socks, but I got cold feet.”
  5.  “Being fashionable is in my jeans.”
  6. “What do you call a jacket that catches on fire? A blazer!”
  7. “Did you hear about the two silkworms who had a race? They ended up in a tie.”
  8. “These jeans are too tight — I can’t breathe,” Levi panted.
  9. “What’s soft and slippery? A slipper!”
  10. “I get so frustrated when I try to organize my wardrobe. I might need some hanger management.”
  11. “Where’s my coat? I hope you didn’t jacket!”
  12. “I just heard that iron sales are decreasing.”
  13. “One of my new shoes just isn’t right.”
  14.  “I’d wear a cardboard belt, but it would be a waist of paper.”
  15. “What’s your favorite brand of jeans?” I asked. She replied, “Guess.”
  16. “You wear size 14 shoes? What a feet!”
  17. “What did the hat say to the necktie? I’ll go on ahead, you just hang around.”
  18. “There’s an is-shoe I’d like to ad-dress.”
  19. “Did you hear about the coat I got from the internet? It’s down-loaded.”
  20. “You thought your shoes were tied? Nope, frayed knot.”
  21. “The guy who sells designer clothing is a Dior to Dior salesman.”
  22. “There’s a sign on a shoe store that says, “Come in and have a fit.”
  23. “The dictator doesn’t like to dress formally. You could say he’s a tie rant.”
  24. “How do farmers mend their pants? With cabbage patches!”
  25. “I brought eye-shadow and lipstick to school because I have a make-up exam.”

Now that you’ve enjoyed our puns, why not check out our products? We’ve got some good deals up our sleeve!

How do you layer?

How do you layer?

One of the latest fashion trends is one we at Kosher Casual are very familiar with! It’s all about layering.

The latest layering craze takes it to the next level as it emphasizes pairing contrasting patterns and styles to make a real statement. Kosher Casual has also added some great patterned tops, dresses, and skirts to play with in your personal layering experimenting.

Stay tuned to our Instagram to see each new piece as it comes in and in the meantime, enjoy these Instagrammers for inspiration.

@rachelleyadegar                                                                           @veronicaslook

For those more conservative fashionistas, Kosher Casual always has a huge collection of fashion basics in solids with a great selection of layering options as well.  Our popular layering dress is an essential piece for the modern and modest dresser. We’d love to see some of your layering outfits, so please share with us below!

Yanny or Laurel? A Lesson in Life

Yanny or Laurel? A Lesson in Life

The internet is raging with the new “Yanny vs. Laurel” debate (original tweet), and we couldn’t help but see a very clear and important life lesson in it. How can some people clearly hear Laurel and others hear Yanny?

This audio debate is even more perplexing than the blue vs. gold dress arguments that flooded the internet several years ago. The explanations for this audio based discussion can and have been attributed to bass or pitch levels as seen here by ten different experts. While their arguments makes sense in theory, the distinction in the devices’ output becomes irrelevant when several participants are listening to the audio clip on the same device.

As a clothing brand in the modest fashion industry, we often get questions (and criticism) from customers about how long our hemlines are or whether our neckline options are more or less modest. Our response is that Kosher Casual is an advocate of modest clothing in all of its definitions without judgment and tries to offer options for the range of needs. What we have learned from our customers and from listening to our community is that modesty doesn’t come in a single definition. There are many standards about what modesty is and how to dress modestly. Even our Jewish, Christian, Muslim, and secular customers have a wide range of criteria within the same groups.

As in the audio clip, people hear, see, and experience things from their own perspective. Their past experiences and their unique physiological makeup affect how they interpret situations and sounds! While you may hear one thing, it is very possible for your friend or spouse to hear something completely different. The same difference in perception goes for the idea of modesty as well.

Modesty perspective is an individual choice that is developed on individual experience and culture. Members of the same sects of faith may feel that the way one behaves is more important than the way one dresses. Others disagree. Both opinions are valid, just like the Laurel and Yanny debate. When we see and accept that the world is made up of all different types of people with different experiences and ideals, then we can really start to understand how and why our difference are not only valid but important. So next time we are quick to call someone else’s idea of modest, immodest, or someone’s choice to cover up more, a zealot, remember that their choice is their most truthful idea of modesty. Let us embrace their intent.

Whatever drives you to dress modest, we applaud your effort in making getting dressed every morning, meaningful.


Four Tips for Staying Modest in the Summer

Four Tips for Staying Modest in the Summer

Here in Israel spring is short and summer is hot! Kosher Casual is located in Beit Shemesh, where it is really hot…no, really, really, really hot. Therefore, we start to feel the summer modest challenge early and we seek to provide solutions that will last the entire summer.

While some commercial fashion was showing more modest necklines and hemlines, in the summer those influences start to fade. Most stores won’t carry options for modest dressers. The pressure to find the right clothing is on.

In addition to Kosher Casual offering you real modest choices, we’re here to also offer you encouragement and hope for getting through the summer without sacrificing your values or fashion sensibilities!

1. Plan – Start looking for modest clothing options now so that you have a few tops or dresses to choose from. Once the summer rolls in, the stores will have less and less long sleeved shirts and full length dresses. Treat yourself to a dress you love in more than one color.

2. Invest – Find a water bottle that keeps your water colder and for longer periods. Pay a little more for this feature if you know it will help keep you cool.

3. Support – Grab a friend and kvetch a little! There’s no shame in acknowledging the struggle. Choose a friend that you know understands how uncomfortable the hot weather makes you and be a support to each other.

4. Get Involved – Places like Instagram have loads of people sharing how they stay modest by taking pictures of their cute, modest and summer friendly outfits. You can get involved in the online modest fashion community and see that you aren’t alone in sticking to what you believe!

Hopefully, these tips will help get you through the summer! We encourage you to seek out ways to be adorable while staying modesty. And because you’re not alone, share in the comments below how you manage to stay
modest and cool!

5 Black Friday Tips for 2017

5 Black Friday Tips for 2017

Black Friday is once again upon us and everyone likes to get a good deal. Many people will hold off on a big purchase until Black Friday to get the “best” deal. At Kosher Casual, we are on board for the action as well, but from the other side of the checkout counter, the seller’s side!

We wanted to share some tips we have learned over the years to help you get the best deals and walk away happy.

#1 Take advantage of retailers with online stores

This tip is fairly obvious because the biggest benefit is the ability to avoid the chaos of waiting in line, digging through racks or shelves. Getting to the store after finally finding a parking spot, just to learn the product you came for is out of stock! Some retailers even offer Black Friday discounts online a few days before Black Friday. This leads us to our next tip…

#2 When you have an item at discount in your shopping cart, buy it!

Do not hesitate or wait until Friday if you are already seeing a discount in your cart, there is a strong likelihood that the item you want could sell out. So do not wait days to buy, if the site says Black Friday discount, it’s likely that the prices won’t go down much more.

#3 Plan accordingly using a retailers website

This tip is for items that are only available at in-store sales. In order to make the most out of Black Friday, it is best to prioritize the items you plan to buy on Black Friday. Use a retailer website to organize by store hours and locations. Choose the items that you absolutely need and get those first, Black Friday is not the day to roam or browse your favorite stores.

#4 Shop with a friend

By bringing a friend along, you can help each other accomplish more. Perhaps there is a long line in one store, one person can stand in line while the other checks out items that were lower on the priority list. More importantly than that, Black Friday shopping can be exhausting and frustrating, bringing a friend can help you both laugh off the quirky situations that come with big sales.

#5 Don’t go to Walmart 😉

This one does not need so much explanation so I’ll just leave you with this…


Happy Holidays!

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