Young women stress modesty

PHOENIX — A group of young women here submitted a petition to the Phoenix division of the Dillard's department store chain asking for more modest clothes, according to the Associated Press.

The young women presented about 1,500 signatures to Dillard's to encourage retailers to start selling clothing "that covers the midriff, bust, shoulder, back, legs to the knees and any clothing that shows respect for the body."

Dillard's was targeted, said Young Women adviser Delynn Bodine, because it's a large retailer that used to offer conservative, affordable clothes.

Kent Burnett, chairman and CEO of the Dillard's Phoenix division, said some members in Utah raised the same issue. As a result, the chain has begun carrying more modest clothing. "We certainly hear them and we're concerned about it," he said.

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