modest dainty jewell's gingham pink dress on Downtown Demure

A Perfect Gingham Maxi Dress + Another Dainty Jewell’s Review

modest dainty jewell's gingham pink dress on Downtown Demure

modest dainty jewell's gingham pink dress on Downtown Demure
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)

modest dainty jewell's gingham pink dress on Downtown Demure

modest dainty jewell's gingham pink dress on Downtown Demure

modest dainty jewell's gingham pink dress on Downtown Demure

Design

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″).

Quality

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.

Fit

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. 😉

Price

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:

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Are any of my lovely readers fellow Dainty Jewell’s Fans?! If so, let me know what your favorite DJ dress is!

Share Your Thoughts

The Comments

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    Taylor Jones
    05/10

    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!

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    Sheela Goh
    05/10

    Now that’s a dress, Liz 🙂 and I adore the Almond version!! So so lovely.

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    Jodie filogomo
    05/10

    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?
    jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    Elise
    05/10

    You look gorgeous!! Love this maxi!

    xx, Elise
    http://www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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    Morgan
    05/10

    You are so precious!!

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    Alecz
    05/10

    This dress is stunning. I love the tie at the waistline – it’s so cute and it defines your waist so nicely!

    https://forsevenseasons.wordpress.com

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    Elizabeth Williams
    05/11

    I know that you LOVE the gingham, so this is a perfect dress for you! I’m starting to love gingham as well 🙂

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    Dihana
    05/11

    This dress is gorgeous and you look amazing in it!

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    Adriele
    05/11

    Oh my goodness, this is SUCH a lovely dress!! You look stunning in it!!

    -Adriele
    StyleAssisted.com

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    Elizabeth M
    05/13

    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.

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    Lornah
    05/15

    Perfect!! Perfect!! you are all gorgeous 😉

    http://cherriesvineyard.com/

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    Kelsey&Kenecha
    05/16

    Gorgeous photos! The maxi dress is lovely!!

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    Mary
    05/19

    This summer dress is perfect! I love the pink color and how long and sleek it is. So fun!

    http://www.districthilo.com

    Love, Mary

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    Ada
    05/20

    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.

    Come join my brand new linkup today and welcome by every Thursday to linkup. I think my readers would love your style as much as I do. =)

    https://eleganceandmommyhood.blogspot.com/2016/05/thursday-moda-12-and-little-black-dress.html

    Have a fantastic weekend!

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    Renewing Serum CE
    06/20

    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.

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    Nonita Vajor
    11/21

    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?

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    amy
    03/03

    i love it. *sigh* need to learn how to sew.