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Doen Dresses: Kaira Dress Review

I’m a huge fan of Doen dresses so I’m always looking for the best ones to add during their seasonal launches. I actually picked up the Kaira dress last fall but never posted about it! It’s one of my favorite Doen dress styles so I decided to take outfit photos with it…even though I’m about 7 months late!

Doen Kaira Dress

Doen Kaira Dress

I’ve been a big fan of Doen’s smocked, puff sleeve dresses for awhile and was waiting for them to restock the Sol dress or the Bijou dress. But at the time neither were available. Instead, Doen launched the Ishcia and Kaira dresses, which are very similar. They both have smocking with adjustable ties and puffed sleeves. I think the only difference is the neckline. The Sol and Bijou have a square neckline and the Ishcia and Kaira have a scoop neckline.

See the Bijou Dress in this post!

Puff sleeve dress with smocking

Anyway, I picked up the Ischia dress over the summer and loved it so much that I bought the Kaira in the fall. The Kaira does have longer sleeves which makes it great for the fall or cooler weather. I love this dress because of the adjustable-ness of it. The smocking is very stretchy, obviously, and the ties around the neckline and waist make it even more adjustable.

I’m wearing the size small which is my usual size in Doen. I think it fits great. I think I could have sized down because the dress is very stretchy. However, the arm smocking is a bit tight so if I had sized down I think it might have been too tight. I didn’t have to adjust the waist tie but I did pull the neck tie as tight as it could go because I didn’t want the neckline to be too low.

Doen Kaira dress with Jenni Kayne Cotton Cocoon Cardigan

How to Style Doen Dresses

It was actually a little chilly so I pulled out my Jenni Kayne Cotton Cocoon Cardigan. I love to wear this cardigan with my summer dresses because it drapes so nicely. It’s a nice cozy layer in cold, air conditioned rooms. And finally, I added my Soludos espadrilles which I love to wear with all my dresses.

Jenni Kayne cardigan with puff sleeve dress

I highly recommend these style dresses from Doen. I’d really like to add either the Sol or Bijou styles to my collection. Sadly, the Kaira dress style is sold out right now. But I believe they will bring it back eventually!

Doen Kaira Dress and Soludos Espadrilles

You can see more of my Doen collection in these blog posts!

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