Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Review: Express 3/4 sleeve striped dress in XS

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I finally had some time to do a proper review for this Express 3/4 sleeve striped dress even though I’ve been wearing it non-stop.  A t-shirt dress had been on my wish list for quite some time. I was looking for something that is suitable for both work and play. I spotted this dress a few weeks ago at Express and felt in love.


The fit is true to size for Express clothing. I am wearing an XS in this post. The fit is not perfect but doable. Since the style isn't supposed to be too fitted, I am OK with it. On the weekend, I paired this dress with flats. The fabric is made up of 60 % cotton and 40 % modal. This lightweight material makes the dress quite comfortable to wear.

This dress has been washed and dried. However, it didn’t shrink that much. Measurements as follow (laying flat): shoulder to shoulder = 23 inches, waist = 13 inches, length = 30 inches. I accidentally had my camera on the wrong setting from using it for something else last week. I am just too lazy to retake them. Sorry for the blurry photos =(

Express was running $15.00 off your $30.00 purchase promotion a few weeks ago. With the discount, this dress ended up costing me only $35.00. It’s not bad for something that can be worn for work and on the weekend.  It is also a great transition piece from summer to fall. If I have to nitpick, it would be the color combo. I wish this dress comes in navy/white stripes (nautical theme) vs black/white (jailbird?). I asked my husband if I look like a jailbird wearing this dress and he said “kinda” LOL =) This dress also comes in navy/red combo.

What I am wearing:
Dress: Express 3/4 sleeve striped dress - size XS (buy here)
Blazer: Banana Republic - size 00P (buy similar here)
Shoes: Ann Taylor perfect leather pump (buy here)

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I think this is adorable...it looks lovely on you!

John B. Marine

Sydney sweetness. Awesome dress and lovely blazer to go with them. Cute pumps as well. You dazzle with both sweetness and beauty yet again!


The Petite Blogger

cool dress!!!!!!

xoxo jenna
The Petite Blogger


It doesn't look like a jailbird at all!^.^ it fits very nicely on you! Looks comfy and preppy and very work or office appropriate under blazer! I like it a lot!

DSK Steph

You look beautiful in stripes Sydney!


oOo I was debating on this dress because I didn't know what else to style it with besides a belt. I love the blazer you paired it with. Thanks for the styling tip Sydney!

btw-Some celebs love the dress too.


The dress looks really cute & you don't look like a jailbird. Lol.


I love stripes on anything! I'll have to check it out......haven't been to express for forever!

Really Petite

So adorable Sydney! Love it! I may have to look into this! I like that it's not fitted :)


I love this 'jailbird' dress on you! Thinking if a colored belt maybe red would break the dress up?


I don't think you look like a jailbird at all! I love the look with the blazer and $35 is definitely a good deal for a dress!


Love the dress on you. I just did a post today on the same dress in red and black! A fellow reader told me of your post :)




this dress looks so comfy yet stylish, and is very versatile! Great find! I just received the Express catalog today in the mail and I'm drooling over their inventory now. Can't wait for another good sale to roll around before any purchases though :)


i really like this striped dress and it's a great deal at $35!

cute & little

Fashion and Number

Love this look! Great choice on the color. You look so adorable.



This dress is such a beautiful basic! And you can't beat that price either, I like that the dress fits you loosely so you have more freedom to dress it down.

The Little Dust Princess

I love how amazing you look in stripes!


Absolutely love this look on you! I have a similar dress from J. Crew.


That's a great price for the dress! I agree that it is very versatile - though also agree that blue and white would have been a little better (though black and white is still nice!)


@JustPatience Thanks for letting me know. You look great in that dress!


I love this dress! These pictures are lovely. :)

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