Modest Neckline: Halftee

by GfG on December 19, 2011 · 8 comments

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I’ve shared before how important I think modesty is.  We had a conversation about it here.  It was quite a conversation.  As my wardrobe has changed, I have found one item became necessary: a tank/cami/shirt for improving the neckline of tops.

I needed some under shirts/tanks that actually cover, but don’t choke me.  I wanted no cleavage showing.  I wanted no cleavage line (I’ve heard that when men see just the start of a breast line, they finish the line all the way around without even purposing to think it.  That makes sense to me and I’d like to avoid that).   I wanted no part of my breast showing.  Not just when I am standing still, but when I move about.

That was quite a task.  Seriously.  I don’t know if it’s just my being petite or that I am high chested, but even adjustable camis were not covering my cleavage.

A friend suggested that I try the Halftee.  It was darling, but it didn’t cover enough for me.  At first wear, it seemed to, but less than an hour or so later, one could see a cleavage line.    I was having to tug on the neckline.  Exactly what I was trying to avoid.  I returned the Halftees only to get a call from their wonderful customer service.   They mentioned that I could wear the Halftee backwards and it would give me more coverage.  I did and I was happily surprised to find that it worked!

YEA! Halftee offers white, cream, black, brown, pink and navy in a six sleeve lengths (and now a lace one!).  I wish I had ordered at least one 3/4 length because I can see how it would help make a neckline modest as well as take a dress or shirt normally worn in warmer weather to a colder season.  A real plus in my book.   I have a tank style and a few in the basic style.

I both like and dislike the idea of the undershirt being only half a shirt.  Sometimes that’s a real benefit. This would especially be wonderful for nursing mamas.   Sometimes a coverage at the waistline would be nice too, though.

I’m perusing the internet searching for options that cover at the bottom also and will get back to you soon, but know this… I wear a Halftee almost every day now!  I really do like them a lot.

When I was ordering my Halftees, I asked if they might be interested in donating one for me to review.  They sent a Girlee Halftee for each of my younger girls!  I was thrilled.  The girls, even more so.  The funny thing is that they didn’t have a lot to wear them with at first because I have been getting rid of shirts/not buying shirts that go too low due to immodesty.

Don’t the girls look darling?

I am happy to know that I can now buy shirts, blouses and dresses that are otherwise darling and modest, but need a little coverage in neckline.  Their spring and summer wardrobe is going to open up a bunch I bet!  The Girlee Halftees are available in black, white and pink in two sleeve lengths and now they offer a burnout style that is just darling!

I’m very happy with Halftee and think you would be too.  I also believe a Halftee or two would be a great gift or stocking stuffer for any teens or young women in your life to encourage modesty and still look great!  They can even have your order delivered in time (unless it’s for out of the country) if you order no later than the 21st!

Have you found a solution to the cleavage problem modest Christian women face nowadays?    What works for you?

*Halftee did not solicit these reviews.  I bought my items myself.  The girls’ Halftees were donated for review.  All the comments are my own opinion.

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MissMOE December 19, 2011 at 9:38 am

Thanks for the review–I’m always looking for things to help with modesty. My favorite company for modest underlayers is ModBods I like the elastic at the top of the shirt that keeps things covered. I also love the length as I want my girls to make sure they are covered down below as well as up top. Just recently discovered downeast basics as well. My girls love the lace on the bottom of these camis. I just warmed up to the idea of half tees. They work well with dresses. Again thanks for the review—encouraging modesty is so needed.


Faurh December 19, 2011 at 11:01 am

Those are stinkin’ cute!!! I wear a cami almost every day. The kind I’ve kept out are my maternity ones though because I get enough coverage at the waist thru mid-hip. Unfortunately I’m *still*
tugging at the top line…:/ Grrrr. I might check to see if backwards is an option. Would LOVE more color options though!! Might look into these. :)


Thyme December 19, 2011 at 11:36 am

I have the same issue with camis, mostly because I don’t think most main stream camis are meant to cover cleavages, just to add to a shirt.

I buy my undertees at Down East Basics, they are in Utah and Idaho (and a few others) but they were recommended to me by many ladies in my church, so I ordered a few online and I LOVE them. Modest, high, and not see through! :)


AnnetteQ December 19, 2011 at 7:09 pm

great t-shirts, no gaps and long enough to cover to the hips


Laurie B December 21, 2011 at 7:55 am

These look so much more comfortable than adding an entire extra layer! I even passed the link on to a couple other people. I may not need these for my 7 items in my wardrobe (I’m boring), but my daughter…!


Heather December 28, 2011 at 9:53 pm

Love this review, so glad you have found these. I will definitely have to order some b/c I don’t like cleavage either. It seems so easy for so many women to let it show but it just bothers me. Especially with a now 13 year old in the house who notices these things with embarassment. Thanks friend!


Rebecca January 8, 2012 at 5:39 pm

Thank you for posting this. I may get one of the Girlee Halftees for my daughter. I also do not buy anything that would requre this for her but 90% of her clothes are donated by a wonderful family that unfortunately do not share my desire to keep little girls covered. I worry after this last batch of clothes (that included hipster jeans and several low cut tops that I put away in a box) that this will be a greater problem as their daughter gets older. My daughter gets HOT easily so the appeal of a half shirt is great.

Also after she tried on the jeans (that looked normal) I wondered what would a girl of 6 wear as undewear under these. Any normal sized pair for a six year old would have shown. I don’t understand it.


Kim Blight May 4, 2012 at 6:04 pm

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