How to stay warm and modest in a skirt

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It truly is possible to stay warm in a skirt in the winter months – and be modest while you do so! This is a topic I receive a lot of emails about, and since it is freezing cold outside right now there is no better time to talk about it!

I’ve worn skirts through the winter since I was a little girl. Remember the stirrup pants that used to be so popular? Yes, I used to wear those, except they were under my skirts! If you get creative, you can stay just as warm in a skirt, if not warmer then if you were wearing jeans!

How to Stay Warm In A skirt:

1. Wear heaver skirts in the wintertime. Now is not the time for the lightweight cotton and chambray skirts. Pack those up during the wintertime or put them in the back of your closet! Heavier fabrics like denim, twill, corduroy, or wool work best. These will keep the heat in better instead of letting the cold air flow right through your skirt!

Khaki Skirt with Black Shirt

2. Layer, layer, layer! I know some ladies don’t like to layer, but I’ve always found it necessary during the really cold days. Yesterday the temperature was below zero, and I had on a camisole plus a very warm hoodie (does anyone else think that word sounds silly?!).

For layering underneath a skirt or dress, thankfully there are better options then the stirrup pants now! I wear fleece lined leggings all winter long. Yesterday both pairs of mine were in the wash, so I wore solid black pajama pants under my skirt since we were going to be home all day!

Fleece Lined Leggings and Brown Boots kept me warm! |

Other options for layering under your skirts are microfiber tights, or cotton tights. I’ve never been as warm with these on, but some ladies prefer them. Try and pick darker color tights or leggings to wear under your darker colored skirts. White leggings with a black skirt will not look right, and possibly will even look like long johns showing underneath.

3. Wear a warm slip under your skirt. I’ve never done this, but have heard of ladies who love to wear a warm slip, such as wool or flannel under their skirts in the wintertime. It would definitely help keep the cold air out!

Warm flannel slip will help keep you warm in skirts through the winter months! Source

4. Wear warm socks. You can layer everywhere else, but end up with cold feet and still be miserable all day long! While some people buy UGGS slippers and wear those all winter, they are a little out of my budget! Warm wool socks work great, and you can wear a pair of slippers over them in the house, or boots if you are going out. If you have a membership to Costco, they have a fantastic 3-pack of wool socks right now that are very affordable.

What about going out and playing in the snow? I’ve done all these tips and been warm while I play in the snow, but since I don’t wear skirts out of a biblical conviction (meaning that I feel like I’m required to wear them), I don’t have a problem bundling up in jeans or snow pants to go outside.

snowmobiling in the winter months


It’s been quite awhile since I did this, but one year we had so much fun going snowmobiling at my husband’s grandparents farm. I was all bundled up in snow pants and and a coat, and felt like a giant snowman! The only reason I prefer wearing snow pants of some sort while I’m out in the snow is I really don’t like the bottom of my skirts getting soaking wet from the snow.

That is how I’ve always stayed warm in the winter months with a skirt on! It’s not impossible so don’t let the cold stop you from putting a skirt on!

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Top Ten Blog Posts from 2013!

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Here are the top ten blog posts from 2013!

The Not So Itsy Bitsy Bikini Bombshell


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Are you needing to improve your marriage? Click here to read 7 great ideas on how to improve your marriage for the homeschooling couple! |

5. 7 Ways to Have a Great Marriage For The Homeschooling Couple 

Christians and Halloween, should we observe it? |

6. Christians and Halloween – Should We Observe It? 

Bikinis and Bras, is there a difference between what you wear to the beach? |

7. Bikinis and Bras – What’s the Difference? 

Encouragement for the weary mom |

8. Encouragement For The Weary Mom

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9. How to Make Homemade Play Dough {Plus Free Printable Labels!}

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Are you looking for fresh inspiration as a mom? The Pursuit of Motherhood eBook can help! Start the new year with a new attitude as a mom.

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Christmas in July Sale at Deborah & Co.

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Christmas In July Sale at Deborah and Co!

Through the end of July (which is Wednesday) we are having a Christmas in July special on select items! Clearance items have been discounted further, and select items have been put on sale!

Don’t miss your opportunity to grab a skirt, layering cami, or earrings at huge sale prices!

Shop our Sale page here.

Modest Monday and A Link Up!

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I hope everyone had an amazing week! We had such a fun day on the 4th of July with friends and family. I was totally exhausted by the end of the day but it was worth it. :)

If you don’t follow me on Facebook and already saw this update, I’ll share it here. It’s nothing big, I just went and cut my hair recently! Hardly anyone can even tell that I took 6 inches off in length, but the bangs part is pretty noticeable. :) I’m still undecided if I truly love the bangs, but I have them for now so I’m enjoying them until I get the urge to grow them out again. My hair grows fast so it’s not that big of a deal. My friend made a comment that I go back and forth with bangs as much as she moves her house around. I had to laugh because she is true! I like variety in life. :)

Modest Monday and A Link Up!


I look at these pictures and I see a wife and mama. Sometimes I feel like a teenager still, and then I look at my oldest and can’t believe I have a 9 year old!


Caroline during Modest Monday Photo Shoot


I have my serious side….the part that is weighed down with cares and concerns. Some I should keep close to my heart and pray over, others I need to just lay at the foot of the cross and let go of them….


Blue Dress With Halftee

Then there is my lighthearted side. This is the part of me that my husband fell in love with, the spontaneous, happy, very optimistic and hopeful Caroline. Ever the dreamer….I doubt that will stop. My husband knows when I’m coming to him with the words “what do you think about….?” that it could mean anything from ideas for starting a whole new business online, to merely ideas for dinner. :)


Red Shoes


My red shoes. These are the first red shoes I have ever owned, and I’m enjoying them this summer. :)


Mini Flexi Clip


My mini flexi clip. Where would I be without them?

(Ok, a bit of drama, but seriously I use them a lot!)


Caroline on modest monday


What I Wore

Dress – Thrift Store (thanks to my sister giving it to me!)

Red Halftee – Deborah & Co. (I love these, so easy to layer under clothes!)

Red Shoes – Zulily

Earrings – Kohls

Flexi Clip – Mini Tree of Life from Lilla Rose

Lip Gloss – Cowgirl Dirt

(seriously the only thing I had time to put on before getting to church!)

I’m also wearing a fitsplint under my dress in the attempts to heal my diastis from having five children. I’ve worn several postpartum type wraps and this is by far the most comfortable. Sometimes I forget I have it on. When I went to bed last night my core was sore, which I consider a good thing. I’m combing the fitsplint with the tummy workouts at Fit2B, and also walking at the track near us. Highly recommend Fit2B, I don’t agree with totally everything on the site (not in the terms of exercise but in the “focus inward” yoga part), but it is the first workout that is easy to do which focuses on healing a tummy from having children.

You can get 3 months for the price of 2 with the code “modestmom” when you sign up.


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