Sweater season is almost upon us.

One new purchase that I expect to see repeated wear this fall is the Renata Rib Slounge Midi Dress from The Drop. This wardrobe basic is a whole outfit and doesn’t require much styling: I’d suggest adding a print or contrasting texture for visual interest, be it a draped patterned sweater, a multicolored scarf, or a statement coat.

While the cut is described as “regular”–neither loose nor clingy–I sized up for extra room and couldn’t be happier with the fit. But most reviews online describe the fit as oversized so those with a smaller frame should consider their normal size or even sizing down for a closer fit. The mid-weight material–an acrylic blend that’s 52% Acrylic, 25% Polyester, 14% Nylon, 5.5% Viscose, and 3.5% Wool–is far from luxe and will likely pill over time, but it is soft, comfortable to wear, and will easily take the piece into late fall (with a second layer); the classic neckline and demure double side slit both ensure this piece won’t be dated anytime soon.

Laid flat, the Renata Dress in size XS measures 16″ from underarm to underarm, and 44.25″ in overall length, with 27″ long sleeves.

Le Specs Armada 54mm Cat Eye Sunglasses (also sold here and here) • The Drop Renata Rib Slounge Midi Dress in Mocha (size XS) • Zara Striped Knit Sweater in size S (past season; style code: 0/5536/025/104/03) • J.Crew Straw Market Tote (past season; similar here and here) • Converse Chuck Taylor® All Star® Lift High Top Platform Sneaker (also here)

The Drop Renata Rib Slounge Midi Dress

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