The Staple Midi Dress You Need In Your Wardrobe

Every girl needs a go-to dress she can rely on for any occasion, whether she’s making the morning commute, having lunch with the girls or spending date night out on the town. We’re all familiar with fashion guides portraying the “little black dress” as a timeless classic that complements every body type, and there’s truth behind that.

Lexus Wallace, November 17, 2022

Partnership with Marine Layer

Most of us, however, acquire a closet filled with on-trend pieces but still feel like we have nothing to wear. When we reach for our fave dress, it’s not soft enough, it doesn’t conform to our shape, and after just a few washes, it becomes stretched, pilled and not nearly as cute as it once looked on the rack. When I finally found my staple knit dress, I knew I had to spread the word. This is the one I reach for over and over again, the piece I’ll still be wearing in my rocking chair. I want to be buried in the Lexi rib mock neck short sleeve midi dress, and here’s why you should consider doing the same.

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Quality Meets Versatility

A versatile essential available in sizes XS-XL, the Lexi rib mock neck dress is my new personal favorite. It has a place in every woman’s wardrobe, from the on-the-go professional to the busy stay-at-home mom. The silhouette is flattering on any body shape, which is why it’s an excellent choice regardless of the season. I’m currently in my “single girl living it up in the city” era, which is why I turn to this dress when I’m taking public transportation from downtown to uptown to meet friends after work, or pulling it on quickly before I run out the door, late again for the morning commute.

One of my friends just had her first child and styles this with a cardigan for chic shopping trips with her little one, and another wears it out on dates with heels and a sleek clutch. This midi dress’s quality and flexibility in your closet are truly unmatched.

The Lexi knit dress is designed with thick, absurdly soft fabric that conforms to your shape for a personalized fit every time. Its luxurious feel is another reason you’ll want to reach for this must-have, as it was custom designed to feel “I’m never taking it off” soft. Marine Layer’s Lexi fabric is one of the brand’s highest sellers for a reason. It’s stretchy, slimming and features thick 2×2 rib structure that delivers comfort and warmth wherever you’re headed. Sustainable TENCEL™ Lyocell fabric is woven right in, plus it contains just the right amount of stretchy Spandex to complement your figure, regardless of body type.

When I say this little number is flattering, I’m not kidding. From petite to plus-sized, that conforming fit makes a statement all on its own. The way it skims your curves is incredibly eye-catching, and I do a double-take in the mirror sometimes after slipping it on.

Meet Marine Layer: The Story of a Sustainable Brand

Marine Layer is a brand built on transparency and sustainability. Designer Michael Natenshon wanted his custom-made fabric to feel like his old favorite shirt, beating the battle between the trash and less-than-quality shirts. His new design was so absurdly soft that he, nor anyone else who tried it, could stop wearing it. Hitting the road with a few friends, he custom-made even more fabrics and designs along the way, adding more to the line as the brand continued to grow.


Eventually, it grew to include over 100+ unique fabrics that make each piece you pull on feel truly one-of-a-kind. The brand’s dedication to sustainability is shown in every aspect of its production process, so Marine Layer is a brand you can feel good about. It’s committed to utilizing recycled materials across the entire line and aims to keep as many textiles as possible out of landfills worldwide through its wildly successful Re-Spun program.


The Re-Spun program is an innovative way to promote sustainable shopping, and I couldn’t be more in love. Simply bring your old tees into Marine Layer stores or select a convenient prepaid recycling kit to send yours from home. You’ll receive a $5 credit for every tee you turn in, and that small change accumulates quickly. Since 2018, the Re-Spun program has saved over 2.6 billion gallons of water due to the Re-Spun cotton being utilized in new shirts.

Since Marine Layer is committed to using recycled textiles, this is a cause everyone can feel good about. 475,000 trees have been spared from landfills purely as a result of this program, and that’s something to be incredibly proud of.

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Free Shipping, Free Returns

Marine Layer prides itself on absurdly soft, sustainable clothing you’ll reach for time and time again. To provide peace of mind, the brand offers free shipping and returns on every order, every time. If you don’t love it, simply send it back for a full refund in stores or by mail. Need a piece in a different size? Exchange it for a better fit without spending a dime, and feel more confident in your purchase decisions. I know I do. Returns and exchanges last for 365 days, so you have a full year to give your favorite styles a go more than once. Why not, right?


The Lexi rib mock neck short sleeve midi dress is as striking in person as it is in photos, and its wardrobe versatility is truly unmatched. Buttery soft to the touch, it conforms to your body, hugging every curve for a premium comfort fit. Slimming and stretchy, this stunner stands out on any body type.

Thick fabric keeps you warm and cozy during every wear, with a silhouette that screams flattering. From brunch to work, play and everywhere in between, Marine Layer’s Lexi dress is an essential for any season.

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Lexi Rib Mock Neck Short Sleeve Midi Dress in Black
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