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Some brands are so good I have to review multiple items from them. Dainty Jewell’s is one of those brands. You’ll recall I reviewed (and loved!) the Leopard Dress from Dainty Jewell’s earlier this year. Well, the sweet ladies offered to let me review another dress, and I just had to choose the Lady in Lace dress in plum. I think this elegant dress speaks for itself, but you can read on for my detailed thoughts on this beauty.
The classic silhouette of this worked wonderfully with my body shape, as it would with most body shapes (I’m a true hourglass. Read this post for help identifying your body shape.) The banded waist highlighted my natural waist, while the structured fabric and clean lines streamlined my hips and lower body. Best of all: it has sleeves! I don’t need to tell my fellow modest fashionistas how exciting sleeves on a formal dress are!
My only concern is the length of this dress. At 5’3, it’s difficult for me to pull of midi length dresses. I’d normally get such a dress tailored to knee-length, but I didn’t want to compromise the shape of the lace at the hem.
Oh my, that lace. It’s gorgeous. Cheap lace is very easy to identify – just look for a visible netted base and a generic, uninspired design (case in point: any lace you’ll find in Forever 21). This dress is made of high quality, three-dimensional lace with intricate details and curves. And the plum color is perfect for fall/winter. There is one issue though: the lace tends to get caught in the back zipper. I had to request help from my mom several times to fully zip the dress.
This is clearly a dress best suited for formal occasions, such as weddings and formal parties. It’s not likely you’ll be able to wear a dress completely covered in lace elsewhere. That said, this would make a BEAUTIFUL bridesmaid dress for a fall or winter wedding, and the color and shape make it a versatile formal dress for use beyond weddings.
Thankfully the Lady in Lace dress — which comes in several colors — is in clearance, so it costs $62.95. Even still, this dress is not cheap. However, I’m OK with that price because a) it’s a classic dress that can be worn to multiple functions, and b) I’m happy to support a fellow women and Christian who is encouraging demure, feminine dress. What can I say? I’m a sucker for lady bosses with a heart for Christ.
Tell me: Are you also a fan of Dainty Jewell’s and the Lady in Lace Dress?
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