I’ve shared about this top several times already (see on me here with a skirt & here with linen pants) and had to add another neutral color to my collection. It’s one of my favorite “better than basic” tops for giving the illusion of a tucked-in, waist-cinching look, without actually having the hassle of tucking and re-tucking your shirt throughout the day. I’m partnering with Express to share two monochromatic outfits featuring this top that are easy and chic for work.
In black, camel, gray, and a few colorful options
I’ve shown this top for workwear in this post but it’s the easiest piece for throwing on casually over jeans or shorts. The bottom band is elastic and the top has light shoulder padding to add some shape and structure. I love that it has a looser drape to it and doesn’t cling to the body. Note, the black color is more of a washed black and not a saturated black.
Fit: True to size, but FYI this is a shorter top which I personally like since I wear only higher-waisted bottoms. I’m 5 feet tall and it would likely be slightly cropped on someone taller.
In short, petite, regular & long sizes
My most-worn Express pant is still their pleated ankle pant pictured below in cream, but this new black trouser is very flattering and made me feel so long and lean! I have to disagree with the 1 reviewer as I thought these black pants were actually better quality than most of my Express pieces, made of a medium weight woven fabric with nice drape.
Fit: This style fit me snugly at the waist (runs smaller at the waist than their other pants), but heads up, the length is pretty LONG even on the petite / short sizing. I’m 5′ tall for reference, and these pants hit floor length on me with 3.5 inch heels on. The 00P I have on measures 12″ across the waist, 11″ rise, with a 29″ inseam.
Thank you to Express for partnering on this post.