Modest Brand Spotlight: Dainty Jewell’s + Dainty Jewell’s Dress Review

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Downtown Demure x Dainty Jewell's - Lady in Lace Dress 2

Dandelion Ranch x Downtown Demure

Dress: Dainty Jewell’s // Shoes: DailyLook // Flowers: Dandelion Ranch

Jewelry: Rocksbox (use code elizabethbff441 to get a month of jewelry for FREE)

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.

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Downtown Demure x Dainty Jewell's - Lady in Lace Dress

Fit

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.

Quality

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.

Use

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.

Price

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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    danielle
    12/13

    such a pretty dress, the color looks great on you!

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    Erin Rebar
    12/13

    What a beautiful dress! I love the lace and the color! Thanks for mentioning your body shape in this post. I’m an hourglass as well, and I have so much trouble finding clothing that both fits me properly and looks good on my body. It’s nice to know I’m not alone, and that I can look to you to see what clothes would look like on a similar body type to mine! This dress looks like a great fit! Personally, I generally can’t do turtle necks/mock turtle necks (they make me look top heavy) but you pull it off well! 🙂
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    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth
      > Erin Rebar
      12/15

      Thank you for your sweet words, Erin! You are definitely not alone, my friend! I understand why you don’t typically wear turtlenecks or pieces with high necks. I had to wear a bra without padding with this dress so as not to draw too much attention to that area. You can always try balancing a turtleneck out by layering or wearing it with a voluminous skirt that draws attention away from your bust. If you ever have any questions about what works for y/our body type, please shoot em my way! 🙂

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    Alecz
    12/13

    This dress is just outstanding. I LOVE the deep purple colour, the lace, the high neckline, and the midi length. Such a classic piece!

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    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth
      > Alecz
      12/15

      Thank you, love! You just listed EVERYTHING I love about this dress.

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    Elizabeth
    12/14

    This is such a pretty dress! Love it!

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    Annie
    12/14

    Holy smokes, this looks so good one you!! The fit is amazing and the color was made for you!! I just love the length of the hem as well. Thanks for sharing!

    xo Annie
    http://www.laircake.com
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    Tea
    12/15

    Wow – that dress is absolutely beautiful! You look so lovely in it – that colour is fabulous on you!
    I can see what you mean about it being more formal – but you could always dress it down a touch with a light sweater or cardigan layered over top? And maybe tights and flats instead of heels? Just thinking as I type.
    Tea
    http://www.whatmamawear.blogspot.ca

    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth
      > Tea
      12/16

      Excellent point, Tea! You absolutely could and that would extend the use of the dress. I think heels may be necessary depending on your height (the dress is too long for me to wear it with flats and not look frumpy, but a cardigan could absolutely work. Thanks for sharing your tip!

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    Yana
    12/15

    Such a beautiful dress and you look gorgeous!
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    Rachel
    12/18

    Gorgeous dress Liz, love the lace detailing.
    Thank you for linking up to “Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me”
    Rachel xo
    http://garaytreasures.com
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    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth
      > Rachel
      12/23

      Isn’t the lace lovely?! Thanks for the love, Rachel!