In this video are my friends Chaya and Simi (sisters!) talking about their clothing business, Frock Swap [Check 'em out on Facebook!]
Their appearance is getting quite a bit of attention from people who feel that modesty and sexiness cannot go together. (Of course, this was no-doubt the interviewers pushing—a great topic to get people talking. And it worked.)
In a new age, perhaps a woman's desire to feel "sexy" isn't necessarily as "sexual" as the conservative-minded folk may think. Maybe "sexy" is more synonymous with "trendy" and "edgy" and "super-feminine"—feelings which many Jewish women desire to achieve through their dress. And maybe that's okay. Perhaps we should applaud Chaya and Simi's efforts to offer today's religious women a more modest— yet high-fashion—option.
Or is it an oxymoron? Can you be tznius and sexy? What do YOU think?