Another Dainty Jewell’s Dress Review (Because Their Dresses are THAT Good)
Happy First Friday, lovelies! Can you believe it’s already February?! I’m honestly not ready or excited a whole month has flown by. I AM excited to share yet another gorgeous Dainty Jewell’s dress with you all…for the fourth time! The first review featured their leopard print dress (and was later featured in People StyleWatch magazine). Then I got to style and review their rich plum-colored lace dress. And THEN I got to style the most perfect pink checkered dress (same style as the above dress but in a different color).
Dainty Jewell’s is the only brand I’ve worked with four times, and for good reasons: It’s run by lovely, god-honoring women who seek to encourage modest dress for all ages, their dresses are timelessly feminine and chic (especially the bridesmaids dresses), and their dresses cost less than $100. Now, I have yet anther reason to love them: The clothes are responsibly sourced and manufactured! Read on for more deets on this classy black-and-white checkered dress (called the Merry Go Round dress in black).
Dress: c/o Dainty Jewell’s // Parka: J.Crew // Heels: Jeffrey Campbell via ThredUp
WHAT I LOVE
The retro vibe: Maybe it’s the mild checkered print. Maybe it’s the wraparound sash that ties into a cute bow in the back. Maybe it’s the crisp collar. Something about this dress feels slightly retro to me, but not in a dated way.
The quality fabric: On DaintyJewells.com, describe this dress as “oh-so-silky-soft and a blissful dream to wear,” and I agree with that description 110%. This has to be one of the softest dresses I ever owned. I can’t even begin to describe how silky soft this fabric is. The fabric is also very lightweight, so you can wear it comfortably in warmer months as well (sans parka).
The classic, versatile print: I mean, enough said.
And of course, I LOVE that a rep from Dainty Jewell’s confirmed the dresses are made in factories that are carefully vetted to ensure they conform to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and meet the company’s moral guidelines.
WHAT I DON’T LOVE
The length: Midi lengths are often tricky for me since I’m on the shorter side of the height spectrum (5’3 to be exact). I’ll admit I did hem this dress about 3 inches so it is slightly past knee length, which I feel is a more flattering look for me. If you’re taller than me, the length may be no issue at all! If you’re not, I recommend getting the maxi length.
One important detail to mention is the price. At $94.95, this dress is not cheap. Normally I would list the expensive price in the “What I don’t love” category, but I understand the higher pricing tag now that I know more about the cost of manufacturing clothing responsibly and with quality fabric. You simply can’t make quality clothing responsibly for cheap; thus, I’ve come to accept that ethically made clothing is going to cost more than clothes sold in fast fashion retailers. On the plus side, this is so well made it will likely last for years and is versatile enough to be worn year-round; so you’ll get your money’s worth and then some. Don’t be surprised when it makes another appearance on Downtown Demure.
THis is SO cute!!! Love love love <3
Elizabeth> Taylor Jones
Thank you, dear!!!
It’s nice to hear about good companies, so thanks for wearing their products over and over!
This dress is so pretty and I love how you paired it with the leopard clutch!!
Elizabeth> jodie filogomo
Thank you, sweet Jodie! It’s a privilege to able to share good companies making good companies for a good purpose, so the pleasure is ALL mine. 🙂
That’s a pretty dress
I love your shoes too
Your look is so on point
Thank you, Ngumabi!
Thank you, dear!
They should just hire you on as a model already!! 🙂
haha, you are TOO kind, Elizabeth, but THANK YOU!
Wow it’s a good dress i love the design pattern and the black and white combination checks are really made good looking it’s so attractive looking and i will see already this type of pattern dress but this one is very new and unique looking mainly the waist design style was very good and button fashion and collar design style is very good one and side pockets is very new trendy looking thanks you so much for sharing this good dress thanks for your posting.
I just bought the raspberry color of this dress in midi length. I am the same height as you so I’ll probably hem mine as well but it’s just so pretty that I couldn’t pass it up. And I love that you’re promoting ethical fashion production because the inhumane practices of fast fashion are appalling. God bless you and keep blogging and dressing modestly for love of Jesus.
beautiful. I love your dress. <3 love.
Thank you for sharing this lovely dress.