One dress to buy from Gap

gap-dress-front-and-back Just a quick extra post today to mention this extremely good indigo floral jacquard dress from Gap. Just ignore me if you’ve done all your summer dress buying, but if you have a need for a hard working mid summer tunic shift dress, then you might like to think about this one.

I am something of a denim fan, indigo is probably my favourite colour and once you throw a floral into the mix -a woven jacquard floral at that -in a good quality fabric, then I’m pretty much sold.

Now I didn’t try this dress on, but it looks very good both on the hanger (nice fabric, well made, good shape for those no longer sylph-like, elbow length sleeves, great back zip) and on the mannequin. Check the length, I reckon anyone under 5ft 4 and it’ll be close to the top of your knees. Maybe more challenging for tall people who don’t like to show too much leg, but I’m 5ft 7 and when I held it up to me, I was looking at a perfectly respectable 6 inches of space above my knees. it’s £49.00 and goes up to a size 22, available here.

And for anyone who bought, loved and wore to death the lepoard print slip ons from last year, time to replace them with these go-with-everything denim ones? (£29.95 here)  They come in the indigo floral print too (although promise us you wont wear them with the floral dress, that would be too matchy-matchy and just wrong).

As I said, just a thought…. gap-dress-pattern


  • Hilary says:

    Lovely dress, Nd good to see in bigger sizes. Tempted to go in and have a try on. I’m on the short (5.3″) & ‘ahem’ curvy side (14 on a good day, 16 on others). I wear this cut of dress a lot in winter, with boots but not sure what sort of shoes to wear with this sort of dress in summer. Plimsolls a bit too casual, but don’t want to look to nana-ish. Any suggestions?

  • kate says:

    I love this sort of dress but oh how I wish they were cut longer. at 6′ the proportions all go wrong. does anyone on the high street do kneelength tunics that aren’t frumpy?!

  • amanda says:

    Hilary, I wear mine with my cream Grenson brogues or Emma Hope posh plimsoles in silver. But a smart sandal like those Whistles ones we mentioned would be perfect too. Kate, totally agree, length is such an issue, tunic shifts should come in two versions, long and short! Ax

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