This $35 mini dress is my favorite for elevated fall outfits

Until recently, summer was my favorite season. Not because of the warm, balmy nights or weekend vacations (although those are certainly perks), but because of another reason: The ability to wear dresses every day of the week. As someone who is 5’2″ with a short torso, dresses are my go-to when it comes to outfits. I’ve had a hard time finding jeans which not only fits my figure and does not drag on the floor, but also looks good. For that reason alone, summer was the season I looked forward to because hot, sticky days meant one thing – I could wear a dress.

To me dresses is the easiest and most foolproof way to watch together. They are a unique outfit that you can dress up or down depending on the occasion. They’re flirty, they’re fun, and they compliment my short legs much better than jeans do. And while I love sports dresses in the summer, I tend to stay away from wearing them in the fall because 1. shirts typically take on the trends, and 2. I had yet to find a warm weather dress that was both casual enough for a day at the park and elevated enough for dinner with a date. (If you don’t know, I like easy, versatile all-in-one outfits.) But that changed when I discovered Old Navy Fitted Rib-Knit Mock-Neck Mini Dress ($35).

What I like about the Old Navy Ribbed Mock Neck Mini Dress

I was initially drawn to this dress because of its fitted silhouette. It’s tight enough to accentuate my curves while still being loose enough to be comfortable. On top of that, the length of the dress is exactly where I want it. It hits the middle of my thighs, which means it shows some skin. And because the ribbed material is a bit stretchy, this dress can be made longer if I choose.

What I especially love is that this dress is light enough to be worn on a sunny fall day as well as a cold winter night when paired with a warm coat. The mock neck and long sleeves make it a great transitional piece for both autumn and winter. Plus, it comes in six colors (black, dark brown, navy, white, gray and baby blue) and has sizes for tall and petite frames. Not to mention, the $35 price tag is also hard to beat.

Old Navy Fitted Rib-Knit Mock-Neck Mini Dress Editor Review

What’s worth noting about the Old Navy Fitted Rib-Knit Mock-neck Mini Dress

This dress is made of a thin, ribbed material that is not suitable for cold weather. Although the long sleeves and mock neck add some warmth, I wouldn’t suggest wearing this dress in temperatures below 60 degrees. That said, this piece can be warmed up with a long coat, tights and tall boots.

Other than that, I noticed that some of the material was wrapping around my hips. Although it’s a little hard to tell because the dress is black, this may be more noticeable when you’re wearing one of the lighter colors.

Old Navy Fitted Rib-Knit Mock-Neck Mini Dress Editor Review

Who is this old navy rib knit mini dress best for?

This dress is best for those like me who are looking for a versatile piece to wear during fall. It has a timeless silhouette that can be combined with everything from knee high boots and long coats to loafers and light jackets and much more.

further details

  • This dress comes in six colors: black, dark brown, navy blue, white, gray and baby blue.
  • It comes in regular and plus sizes in XS-4X, as well as Tall and Petite options.
  • It is made of 96 percent cotton and four percent spandex.

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