This $30 Minidress From Old Navy Is a Versatile Spring Essential


Woman wearing the Old Navy Fitted Sleeveless Rib-Knit Mini Dress in Peppercorn brown with a jean jacket and sneakers.

Spring is almost here, and although it’s the season for florals galore, I’ve been eyeing more timeless and minimalist pieces that can be a part of my investment wardrobe. I’ve been on a mission to find versatile dresses that can transition seamlessly from season to season; something that lets me look cute without putting in too much effort. I came across the Old Navy Fitted Sleeveless Rib-Knit Mini Dress ($15, originally $30) and fell in love with its simple but flattering silhouette, so I had to order it. I went for the brown shade, Peppercorn, since I didn’t have that color in my wardrobe and I already have one too many LBDs. Keep reading to see what I love about this Old Navy dress style.

What I Like About the Old Navy Fitted Sleeveless Rib-Knit Mini Dress:

As a 5-foot-1 girlie, I opted for the petite version of this dress in an extra small, and it is by far one of the best-fitting dresses I own. It fits like a glove with absolutely no adjustments needed; the dress hits at the midthigh like it’s supposed to, my bra doesn’t show from the armholes or the back, and best of all, it’s figure flattering while remaining comfortable. I have a big bust area, and the style’s high crew-neck and body-hugging design lets me feel comfortable in a more conservative neckline while accentuating my figure. This dress hugs me in all the right places without feeling overly compressed; it’s breathable and stretchy. Old Navy’s Fitted Sleeveless Rib-Knit Mini Dress makes me feel confident in my body.

Woman wearing the Old Navy Fitted Sleeveless Rib-Knit Mini Dress in Peppercorn brown with a jean jacket and sneakers.

Beyond the fit of this dress, its versatility is chef’s kiss perfection. I can easily dress this up or down. For date nights or dressier occasions, I like to pair this dress with heels and an elegant evening bag and top it off with gold jewelry or maybe even a statement belt. If I’m feeling a bit more casual, I prefer pairing the rib-knit minidress with trendy sneakers, a stylish jean jacket, a few dainty jewelry pieces, and perhaps even a cute crossbody. This minidress is perfect all year round. For those chillier days, I love sporting the Old Navy Double-Breasted Tie-Belt Trench Coat with it.

The best thing about this timeless dress? It’s pretty affordable at $30, and right now, it’s even on sale at half off! It comes in neutral colors, as well as bright colors like a bold green — perfect for spring. If you’re going for more of a minimalist look, go for the brown, black, or cream options. Going for something Barbiecore? This dress also comes in pink!

What’s Worth Noting About the Old Navy Fitted Sleeveless Rib-Knit Mini Dress:

Honestly, this minidress fits so perfectly, I don’t have any qualms. However, I do have a few recommendations to make styling this dress easier. For starters, I highly advise wearing a secure strapless or multiwear bra that lets you cross the bra straps for a racerback fit so that your straps aren’t showing. If you’re like me and prefer to wear shorts, shape wear, or something more full coverage underneath your dress, I’d suggest going for something seamless or no-show so that the imprint doesn’t show through the fitted dress.

It comes in regular, tall, and petite sizes. To get the best fit, I highly recommend choosing something true to size. (You can use the sizing guide for help.) It’s also best to machine wash this dress on cold and let it hang dry.

Who the Fitted Sleeveless Rib-Knit Mini Dress Is Best For:

Old Navy’s Fitted Sleeveless Rib-Knit Mini Dress is perfect for anyone on the market for a versatile mini dress that they can dress up or down and feel comfortable in. The dress has a body-hugging fit with just the right amount of stretch that’s both flattering and breathable. Its timeless silhouette makes it an instant wardrobe essential that transcends trends season after season. Plus, with the affordable price point, you can get this minidress in a few other colors.

Where Is This Fitted Sleeveless Rib-Knit Mini Dress Available?

This Fitted Sleeveless Rib-Knit Mini Dress is available exclusively at Old Navy.

Additional Details:

  • The Old Navy Fitted Sleeveless Rib-Knit Mini Dress comes in a wide range of sizes, including regular XS to 4X, tall XS to XXL, and petite XS to XXL.
  • This fitted rib-knit minidress comes in five colors: Desert Floor (off-white/cream), Flower Trail (hot pink), Peppercorn (brown), and Black Jack (black).
  • This dress is made of 96 percent cotton and four percent spandex.
  • The minidress has a comfortable, body-hugging fit and should hit at the midthigh.


Image Source: POPSUGAR Photography / Anvita Reddy

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