Meet Express One Eleven: Right-Now Basics That Flatter Your Shape

From strong business suits to head-turning cocktail dresses, we believe every woman’s wardrobe should be as powerful as she is. That said, power doesn’t always come in bold packages. Ask real women what outfit makes them feel their best and you’ll hear “a T-shirt and jeans” over and over. Our One Eleven collection dives headlong into that feeling with elevated basics designed to flatter your shape in all the right ways and give you something to wear in between those big presentations and sexy nights out. In short, it’s all the stuff you reach for the second it comes out of the dryer on the weekend. Your best cotton tee, your most flattering leggings, that bralette with the perfect straps. You know the heroes we’re talking about.

“We always include a trend or right-now concept we’re inspired by in every collection, but we never do it just one way,” explains Anna Wen, Vice President of Women’s Design at Express during our walk-through of One Eleven’s latest lineup, which just hit stores. “We want to make sure that, no matter what your body type is, you’re going to be able to find an essential that really works for you. There’s fitted, there’s relaxed, there’s long, there’s short, there’s something for everyone—and all done in fabrics you want to live in.”

The trend of the season is modern sport. Think: athletic stripe leggings, bodysuits with piping, and dolman-sleeve football tees (without the pads underneath). Whether you’re cheering on your team, volunteering in your community, or all-day brunching with friends, these pieces have all the energy and comfort you need to have the best off-duty day ever. These pieces are sexy but made for activity, even if that activity is just a spur-of-the-moment decision to Snapchat your skincare routine. Hey, no judgment here.

Check out a few of our favorite pieces from the new lineup and stay tuned as we interview women we admire in their favorite One Eleven basics. These movers, shakers, doers, and makers perfectly capture how a strong woman in “a t-shirt and jeans” is just about as sexy and powerful as it gets.