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Jenni Kayne Review: Leopard Slip Dress, Cocoon Cardigan, + Crossover Sandals

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For the past few months I’ve been working with Jenni Kayne to try out new releases and fan favorites. This past month I received the Leopard Slip Dress, Cotton Cocoon Cardigan, and Raffia Crossover Sandals. I’ve had time to wear all three so I’m sharing my Jenni Kayne review and thoughts below!

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Jenni Kayne Review

Jenni Kayne Leopard Slip Dress with Raffia Crossover Sandals and Cocoon Cardigan flatlay

Leopard Slip Dress

So, this Leopard Print Slip Dress was a real surprise for me. Normally, I don’t like leopard prints. I find them kind of tacky. But I was pleasantly surprised that this leopard print is very subtle and from far away it almost just looks like a neutral, textured print. I’m 100% in love with it!

The material of the dress is 100% viscose and has a slight texture to it. I really like this fabric because it’s very comfortable and light. I also find that it dries really quickly – which is great. I actually wore this dress all weekend at the beach and I think it makes a nice swim cover up too. I’m wearing the size small – which is my usual size in Jenni Kayne. I probably could have fit in the XS but I like a little room. The straps are adjustable and I do end up adjusting them pretty high so that the dress isn’t too low.

Leopard Print Slip Dress on Woman Standing in garden

Leopard Slip Dress with Canvas Slide Sneaker (See full post here)

Overall, this dress is a huge WIN and something that I would buy myself if it came in more colors or prints. I’m really surprised at how much I love it. Yes, it is pricey for a slip dress but I feel like a good leopard print is hard to find and I just really like how this dress lays on me.

Cotton Cocoon Cardigan

I had previously tried on the Cashmere Cocoon Cardigan in store and fell in love with it! So when I was offered the Cotton Cocoon Cardigan to try out I said YES! The cotton version has the same shape as the cashmere version and runs large as well so I sized down to an XS. As you can see – it’s still extremely oversized for an XS! But that’s how it’s supposed to be. It’s also a looser knit so it will stretch out over time too. The material is not 100% cotton but a blend of 70% organic cotton and 30% recycled polyamide. Maybe that’s to give it a more lightweight feel for summer?

I do love the fit of this cardigan. Even though it’s oversized I feel like it just lays so nicely and doesn’t look too big. I also think it looks AMAZING with the Leopard Slip Dress. This cardigan plus the slip dress are my go-to outfit combo for chilling at home. I feel sooo cool when I’m wearing it!

However, there is one big downside to this cardigan. It snags A LOT. I feel like it’s always getting caught on something. I think it might be due to the fact that it’s a fabric blend and not 100% cotton. The fibers are a little looser and just get caught on things really easily. The cashmere cocoon cardigan is 100% cashmere so I feel like it wouldn’t snag as much – but I don’t have that version so I can’t say for sure. If I had to choose between the two versions I would go for the cashmere cocoon cardigan because it really is SO SOFT. And I would rather pay more for cashmere than a cotton blend. But with all that being said, I still LOVE LOVE LOVE this cardigan!

Raffia Crossover Sandals

This is my second pair of crossover sandals from Jenni Kayne. I also have the crossover sandals in cheetah (see the review here) – and I love them both! I have thin and narrow feet but these sandals still work for me. I LOVE the raffia design on the footbed of the Raffia Crossover sandal. It’s also a nice, neutral slide sandal that goes with any outfit. My only complaint is that the raffia fibers snag and I noticed a loose string on one of the pairs.

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Jenni Kayne Leopard Dress, Cocoon Cardigan, Crossover Sandals Outfit

More Jenni Kayne Reviews

I hope this Jenni Kayne review was helpful! You can see more Jenni Kayne summer pieces HERE and an In-Store Try-On post of a bunch of Jenni Kayne pieces HERE! I’m also reviewing Jenni Kayne’s NEW skincare line – Oak Essentials!

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  1. You got some fabulous pieces! I think the slides are my favorite, and the cardigan looks so cozy, but that is terrible to think for the price it’s so fragile and could easily get ruined.

    1. Yes! It’s such a bummer that the cardigan snags so much because I love how it fits. I’m hoping to try out the cashmere version to see if I have the same problem!

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  5. The dress looks gorgeous on you! You mentioned it dries quickly — have you attempted to hand wash or wash on a delicate cycle? I love this dress, but I’ve stopped buying dry clean-only items because they don’t suit my lifestyle. But if I could hand wash this garment, it would be a game changer!

    1. Thank you! I don’t usually dry clean any of my clothes! I hand wash this dress and it’s been fine 🙂 Recently I’ve also put it in a bag on the delicate cycle and it’s been fine too. So I definitely think hand washing dry-clean only items works!