Outfit Inspiration

Hems on Ya Knees, Hems on Ya Knees! Get Funky with It!

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Dainty Jewells Kari Herrera Chicagoings

Dainty Jewells Kari Herrera Chicagoings

Dainty Jewells Kari Herrera Chicagoings

Searching the world wide web for dresses that somehow find a way to fall below the knees is like searching the Green Line for a a toothbrush. Sure, many of us have found one or two inexplicably nestled beside seats, but no one knows why. And it’s impossible to predict if or when we’ll find another. Similarly, barring the occasional midi/maxi, dresses usually come short as standard.

And your grandmother isn’t happy about it.

Thing is, neither am I or most of you, apparently. I ran an article a few months ago about modest dresses that don’t look like they could possibly smell like wig spray and hard candy. Readers loved it. In fact, it’s one of our most popular posts here.

Anyway, I was perusing the always inspirational styles of Chicago blogger Hayat Rida when I came across a dress so feminine, so unique. The dress was from Dainty Jewells and I’ve been a fan of the online boutiqque ever since.

Dainty Jewells Kari Herrera Chicagoings

Dainty Jewells Kari Herrera ChicagoingsDainty Jewells was started to fill the needs of women not yet old enough to wear the typically dated, modest fashions available from most online and brick and mortar boutiques. It’s for the young, fashion forward shopper who prefers a modest length.

This weekend, whether at worship or play, I suggest wearing a dress. Dresses are the most comfortable thing in your closet (because pants are the enemy). They’re the all-in-one outfit, the complete package. Dresses are the Kook-Aid and the sugar.

I wore this textured black frock from Dainty Jewells (The Blythe Dress) to Pilsen for some street art hunting and panaderia gorging.

Dainty Jewells Kari Herrera Chicagoings

Dainty Jewells Kari Herrera Chicagoings

Dainty Jewells Kari Herrera Chicagoings

Here are a few more dresses your grandmother won’t hate that you may love.


Blythe Dress provided by Dainty Jewells. Opinions are those solely of Kari Herrera.

Kari Herrera is the creator of Chicagoings.com, Chicago’s indie city guide and blog. She often writes about the city’s points-of-interest as experienced by a local. She is a Social Media Marketing Manager and freelance writer. When she’s not working, Kari donates much of her time to the education of French-speaking immigrants in Chicago.

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