Special Event Style // Black Jumpsuit + Red Sweater Dress

express black petite jumpsuit holiday party outfit

Express jumpsuit xs petite, SM sandals 5.5, Polene bag, Edited Pieces mini belt (in the works)

It’s that time of the year again when many of us are planning out holiday card outfits and thinking ahead to the season’s upcoming festivities! I’m partnering with Express to share two special occasion finds that are currently on sale for 40% off and stocked in petites. Depending on your party style, the black jumpsuit is more sleek and classic, while the red knit dress is bold and feminine. They’re having a big sale ending tonight with up to 60% off everything, and you can check out their other petite pieces and jumpsuits currently on sale! See both of these outfits in motion in my IG Reel.

Velvet Jumpsuit (on sale)

In petite & regular sizing

While some of Express’ trousers have been super long lately, their petite jumpsuits are shorter in length and can work nicely without sky high heels. I’m 5 ft. tall and this jumpsuit has a 27″ petite inseam that can be worn with a comfortably low 2″ heel (regular length has a 30″ inseam).

It has a side zipper entry, but the material is stretchy enough that I can pull it up and down quickly without having to do the zipper at all. The draped one shoulder style is flattering and elegant, and this also comes in a deep jewel-toned green which would be so festive for holiday parties. I did not see xxs petite available in this, but an xs petite fits me well (I’m currently around 32-25-33).

express holiday red dress

Sweetheart Sweater Dress (2 colors; on sale)

In petite & regular sizing

This red dress would be striking for holiday card photos, as well as Christmas / NYE parties and for Lunar New Year as a “lucky red” piece. It’s made of their signature “body contour” fabric, which is a closely knit material with a smooth finish and gentle shaping power. This dress is also bump friendly, and doesn’t seem like the length would ride up much shorter with a baby belly. Thanks to the flared skirt silhouette, this also isn’t too snug around the abdomen area like some knit dresses are on me. For an equally chic but slightly more understated look, this dress also comes in black!

Thank you to Express for partnering on this post.

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Paired with my Theory crepe trench (sleeves shortened)

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7 Comments

  1. Marsh wrote:

    Wow. You look ravishing in that red dress.

    Posted 11.9.22 Reply
  2. Annie wrote:

    Hi Jean! Thank you for your posts, they’re really helpful. Can you also do some pairings with cardigans/light outerwear over holiday outfits for indoors? The cute outfits are always so bare on top and too cold to wear by themselves. Greatly appreciated!

    Posted 10.29.22 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Hi Annie, I would suggest a neutral colored wrap to bring for more formal holiday events to wear over sleeveless pieces and dresses!

      Posted 10.31.22 Reply
  3. April Barnes wrote:

    Hi Jean!
    LOVE the black velvet! I’ve been thinking about black velvet for the holidays but haven’t committed…and the belt is so chic! Love it with the long trench! Trying to find some winter friendly pointed toe black shoes that have a small heel – maybe a block heel – but are comfy enough to wear running errands. And that go with everything…..haha does such a thing exist??? lol. Looking great as usual, thanks so much!

    Posted 10.27.22 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Thank you, April! I think you’d look fabulous in black velvet for the holidays!

      Posted 10.27.22 Reply
  4. Katya wrote:

    Hi Jean. Both outfits look amazing! May I ask if a standard bra works for the red dress, or would you recommend strapless or nippies? Thanks!

    Posted 10.27.22 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Hi Katya, a strapless bra or nippies (which I’m wearing here) would be best for the dress!

      Posted 10.27.22 Reply

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