For anyone who aspires to be a (female) ballet dancer it's fine, obviously, but what about the (more numerous) brick layers?
How about teachers, doctors, shop-assistants and fishermen?
How about models and actresses? (They're seldom large, but nowadays even they tend towards the gawky rather than the dainty.)
I fear that self-contained elegance wrapped up in a small parcel has gone completely out of fashion, and that the only examples of daintiness we're likely to see are little old ladies and tea cups.
Still, I suppose there's always canapés.
photo by Wouter Hagens
Thing To Consider Being Today: dainty. This word comes from the Old French deintié, from the Latin dignitās, dignity.