Tensile and compressive stresses up to about 10 MPa were applied along  direction of grain‐orientated (100) Fe‐3 wt% Si polycrystals. Stripe and chevron domains are observed in topographs obtained with white synchrotron radiation using about 10 s exposure times. When compressive stress is increased,  stripe domains or chevron closure domains are gradually replaced by  stripe domains. The width of the  stripe domains is decreased with increasing compression. The domains initially observed in the topographs at zero applied stress disappear when tensile stress of ⪆ 0.5 MPa is applied.