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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