Petite Dress That Runs Small: Armani Exchange Chevron Wrap Dress In Size p0

If you have an Armani Exchange near you…you must try on this dress!
First of all, it’s full silk with a bunch of great details. It has a fully lined skirt, which is great because I have bought way more expensive silk dresses that have not been lined at all. I thought this was a very nice detail. Also, it has two side pockets, and a little sleeve roll detail.
Second, it’s a wrap dress, which is perfect for petite women who have a hard time finding clothing small enough, because you simply wrap it around you as tightly as you need! Perfect!
Third, this dress comes in the super tiny size p0. Please note that p0 is even smaller than the A/X size 0! Make sure it has a “p” in front of it.
And lastly…it’s on sale for $40 marked down from a full retail price of $130!
Here it is in size p0 on me:

Dress: Armani Exchange Chevron Dress, size p0
Shoes: Jimmy Choo, size 35
I love the colors and the print, and for that price, you can’t go wrong. The only gripe I have with it is the way the sleeves are constructed makes reaching up a little difficult. If I’m going to reach for something up high, I have to push the sleeves up to my shoulder to allow full arm movement. I’ll just make sure to wear this dress in situations where I won’t be doing much strenuous activity. =)
Also, make sure you really tighten this dress when you wrap it. The first time I tried it on, I thought the top was too big. But I played with it a little, made sure to tighten it all the way, and then pull the waist down because it was bunching. Once I fixed it, it was perfect!
Like any wrap dress, making sure the front stays closed so you don’t flash anyone with your bra is always an issue. This can be remedied by either wearing a camisole under the dress for modesty, securing the sides down firmly with fashion tape (double sided tape that every stylist and Hollywood starlet uses on a regular basis…invest in some! I have a small box in my purse at all times.), or having a tailor sew a small button and button loop on the inside to make sure it stays closed. This dress actually has a small button and button loop already inside, but it is located too low to do much good for me. Maybe I’ll have my tailor move it up.
This dress is no longer available online, but my local Armani Exchange still had a bunch in stock, so I’m sure your local A/X sales associate would be able to locate one for you. At $40, it’s a fantastic deal! For a close-up of the tag with all the info you’ll need to track it down, click here.
While I was in A/X, I also tried on this dress in size p0 which also runs small, is on sale, and available in size p0 online. I was about to take dressing room photos…but wouldn’t ya know it, my little red camera’s battery died.

Other dresses on sale and still available in size p0 are this lace dress, this asymetrical pleat dress, this origami pleat dress, and this print dress that I bet would look really cute belted. Don’t forget A/X has free shipping on orders of $150 or more, and free in store returns.

21 Comments

  • Reply January 18, 2010

    PetiteAsianGirl

    Gorgeous!! I just called my local store, and as luck would have it … it's gone. Lady said this dress has been shipped out to the A/X outlets already.

  • Reply January 18, 2010

    Alterations Needed

    OMG! I JUST bought this dress on Thursday in my local A/X! I'm going to call them when they open (it's not 10am yet here in LA) and report back on the status.

  • Reply January 18, 2010

    PetiteAsianGirl

    PS – A/X outlet in NY has it in P0 (845-928-4547) for $39 plus $10 ship. Call me crazy, but after doing all that research I passed on it because I just splurged on a J.Crew dress. Hopefully a fellow petite will snatch it up!

  • Reply January 18, 2010

    Alterations Needed

    PetiteAsianGirl – Great detective work!

    I just called my local A/X in Santa Monica and they still have the dress in store. No p0's are left, but they have size 0. Looks like only certain stores or regions sent it to the outlet. If anyone is interested, it can't hurt to give your local A/X a call. Find stores near you here:
    Find a A/X Store Near You

  • Reply January 18, 2010

    stylepint

    Great dress! Now, I gotta try A/X.

  • Reply January 18, 2010

    AnnJames

    VERY cute!! looks great on you and love the red shoes! and best of all, you just can't beat that price! i'm going to check out A|X asap :)

  • Reply January 18, 2010

    Nukem

    That is super cute and a steal!

  • Reply January 18, 2010

    Alterations Needed

    Thanks ladies! I hope you girls are able to find it!

  • Reply January 19, 2010

    Jackie

    Score!!

  • Reply January 20, 2010

    Jennifer

    LOVE that dress!

  • Reply January 21, 2010

    legalicious07

    LOVE this dress. I called today and was told that there are no such dresses left in the U.S.! BOO!!!!!!

  • Reply January 24, 2010

    HM63

    Love it!

  • Reply January 31, 2010

    Paulina

    This dress looks great on you!!!!

  • Reply October 23, 2010

    Anonymous

    I am sooo jealous of how great that dress looks on you! My freakishly broad shoulders rule out such sleeves. :-(

    I love the colors of that dress, and the pattern becomes abstract when wrapped around you! Fabulous from all angles and makes your waist look minuscule!

  • Reply October 23, 2010

    Alterations Needed

    Anonymous (3:17am) – Thanks! I have narrow shoulders, so I like a little bit of detail or optical illusion up there to broaden, so my waist looks smaller. Usually puff sleeves are too much on my small frame, and then I look like a line-backer, but this sleeve is just enough to give my shoulder some substance without over-powering.

    The pockets help the hip flare a bit too, which adds to the small waist optical illusion.

    Petite frames must be dressed with acute precision! LOL.

  • Reply April 18, 2011

    Anonymous

    love your shoe collection

  • Reply May 25, 2011

    Jennifer

    LOVE that dress!

  • Reply May 25, 2011

    HM63

    Love it!

  • Reply May 25, 2011

    Alterations Needed

    PetiteAsianGirl – Great detective work!

    I just called my local A/X in Santa Monica and they still have the dress in store. No p0's are left, but they have size 0. Looks like only certain stores or regions sent it to the outlet. If anyone is interested, it can't hurt to give your local A/X a call. Find stores near you here:
    Find a A/X Store Near You

  • Reply May 25, 2011

    stylepint

    Great dress! Now, I gotta try A/X.

  • Reply May 25, 2011

    Nukem

    That is super cute and a steal!

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