Lace Trim Knit Skirt + 50% Off Picks

black sweater skirt lace petite outfit

Express lace hem sweater skirt xxs petite, ribbed top xxs
Polene bag c/o, Tony Bianco pumps (old), Quay sunglasses

This lace trim pencil skirt has been on my radar ever since I first spotted it – it combines the elegance of a lace hem with all the comforts of a stretchy knit sweater skirt. It can pair simply with a black top, sleek camisole, or leather jacket for a little edge, and based on how you accessorize it could easily transition between work, office event, or date night.

Express is currently running a big promo with up to 50% off everything! (their cutoff to receive orders by December 25th is 10 a.m. on 12/21 if you select 2-day shipping)

Lace Hem Pencil Skirt

In black & emerald, starting in petite xxs

Love that the lace trim detail brings a bit of a festive flare to the classic pencil skirt silhouette. This has a lot of stretch, but I wish I had gone up a size at it is very fitted on my post-babies belly. I got my usual xxs petite but think that the xs petite would be a more flattering and comfortable fit for me. This skirt would also look so cute over a bump and is long enough to accommodate! 

Sale Picks

Sharing a few other pieces I’ve picked up over the past few months that are on sale and well stocked in smaller sizes!

winter business casual outfit

Love these pants and they just came out with a new neutral color that’s fully stocked! They are a mid weight knit twill fabric that’s soft and stretchy against the skin and with a flattering high rise. They look dressy but have the comfort of stretch pants you can easily wear for WFH. They come in both Petite and Short lengths which I get a lot of questions about – both fits are extremely similar (I can wear both) with the Petite being about half to 1 inch longer than the Short.

Express knit ankle pants

Express knit ankle pants xxs petite (40% off). See full outfit details.

These are another pair of pants I reach for often! These are like a ponte “legging pant” and are fully pull-on style with no zipper. They look more casual than the soft twill pants above but can still pass for business casual – see them here as well with a dressier top for a business casual look.

black cocktail work office party outfitblack lace knit pencil skirt express petites

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  1. jenny so wrote:

    Is there any rule on matching sweater top and bottom? Prior to seeing this post, i assumed that the sweater stitching on the top and bottom skirt would need to match with exact pattern.

    Posted 12.29.21 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      I don’t abide by most matching rules! It’s black on black which I think offers some flexibility

      Posted 1.12.22 Reply
  2. jenny so wrote:

    how do you keep tucking of sweaters into close fitting dresses and pants so smooth without the bumps? I just started following you and i love how your outfits and that the outfits are at great prices, Jean

    Posted 12.28.21 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Hi Jenny, for something like this skirt, I used the method where I tuck the sweater inside shaper shorts!

      Posted 1.12.22 Reply
  3. Marsh Kerux wrote:

    You look fantastic in that skirt!!

    Posted 12.20.21 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      You’re too kind, thank you!!

      Posted 12.22.21 Reply
  4. Jane Lassner wrote:

    Jean, you mention the difference in the length for the Petite size vs the Short size. But what about the difference in the rise? I don’t want a crotch that’s too long. Thanks.

    Posted 12.18.21 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Hi Jane, I don’t notice much of a difference at all and I purchase both size types from them regularly!

      Posted 12.22.21 Reply
  5. April Barnes wrote:

    Love it! Just bought the top as I already had the skirt:) Thanks so much!!

    Posted 12.18.21 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Such a chic yet comfortable look!

      Posted 12.22.21 Reply

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