A Perfect Gingham Maxi Dress + Another Dainty Jewell’s Review
The ladies at Dainty Jewell’s have done it again, folks! They’ve crafted another masterpiece called the Merry-Go-Round dress. You may recall I previously featured animal print and plum lace midi dresses from Dainty Jewell’s. I loved those dresses, but I’m head-over-heels for this gingham number, which I have dubbed the perfect summer maxi dress. Read on for more details on this gorgeous dress!
Dress: c/o Dainty Jewell’s // Bag: H&M // Sandals: Zara
Jewelry: Rocksbox (Use code elizabethbff441 at checkout to get a month of jewelry for FREE)
I’m crazy about the gingham print and color of this dress. The checks are the perfect size for a dress with so much fabric (larger checks would not be flattering). This dress comes in two colors: pink and almond brown. I chose pink because it’s a universally flirting color and brown would be a bit redundant on my skin tone. It also comes in two lengths: maxi (54″-55″) and midi (44 1/2″-45″).
Along with having a flattering print and stunning color, this dress is well made of silky, no, heavenly soft cotton. When I say “heavenly soft,” I’m not exaggerating. It’s the softest dress I’ve ever owned. My biggest struggle is remembering to take it off before lying in bed because I know if I don’t I’ll wake up in it several hours later. Seriously.
Another benefit of the fabric used for this dress is that it’s lightweight, an ideal quality for wear in warmer months.
As you can likely tell from the above photos, this dress fits like a dream. The wrapped waist creates a feminine silhouette of vintage appeal and the ¾ sleeve length is perfect for hiding jiggly arms. However, this dress has no give or stretch, so you should size up if you have a voluptuous upper body (large chest, apple shape, etc.). Oh, and to all my fellow petite girls: Please note that I’m wearing flat sandals with this dress. The rule that short girls can’t wear maxi dresses = a LIE. 😉
Perhaps the only ‘issue’ with this dress is the price. At $95, this dress is more like an investment. Still, if you have disposable income and want to support a company that actively promotes beautiful, modest dress, I highly recommend this dress. It may be the best clothing purchase you make all summer
How to Wear it
This is a perfect piece for one-piece, throw-it-on-and-go dressing. You can add jewelry to personalize your look (I suggest a minimal touch with a thin gold bracelet), but you really don’t have to add much. The only accessory you may need is a complementary bag or clutch. Here are some of my picks for this dress if you need inspiration:
This is PERFECT!!! Looks great on you! I’ve yet to try out a dress from their shop, but I bought a poncho from their boutique and really liked it. This dress in the tan color really caught my eye though! I like that you wore flats with it, because that shows this can be totally versatile!
Now that’s a dress, Liz 🙂 and I adore the Almond version!! So so lovely.
Hearing your comments about this dress makes me more inclined to check it out (ha ha…no pun intended). Personally I feel it is quite a lot of gingham and could be overpowering.
I’m not sure if you’ve ever said, but what is your height?
I’m 5’2″ and only have one maxi to my name….I keep meaning to get another!
Possibly I’d change out that belt and replace it with a darker color to break it up?
You look gorgeous!! Love this maxi!
You are so precious!!
This dress is stunning. I love the tie at the waistline – it’s so cute and it defines your waist so nicely!
I know that you LOVE the gingham, so this is a perfect dress for you! I’m starting to love gingham as well 🙂
This dress is gorgeous and you look amazing in it!
Oh my goodness, this is SUCH a lovely dress!! You look stunning in it!!
I love that dress and it is very lengthening. Did you have to hem it? I am 5’3 and I wear maxis often with flats. People usually think I am at least a couple inches taller.
Perfect!! Perfect!! you are all gorgeous 😉
Gorgeous photos! The maxi dress is lovely!!
This summer dress is perfect! I love the pink color and how long and sleek it is. So fun!
Awww Liz I totally agree, that is the most perfect gingham dress. I love the unique maxi length, the fun shape and the hot pink color. I am looking for the perfect gingham dress too. The gorgeous bright flowers from the straw tote look great with it.
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Maxi dress has always been part of my wardrobe. I don’t know but it just gives me a feeling of being a woman at any looks of it. Thanks a lot for giving us a chance to have a glance of this beautiful maxi dress. What I am thinking is right now is to have the same thing added in my own wardrobe.
The given maxi dress is not seeming beautiful. I don’t like check print clothes. I need maxi for party occasion. something unique. do you show me some picks of that type of dresses?
i love it. *sigh* need to learn how to sew.