I’m a sucker for dresses during the summer. If you’ve ever been to New York City during the summer months, you’ll know why. Around this time of year is when it starts to get pretty hot and sticky. Knock on wood the sticky part hasn’t really happened yet, but I’m bracing myself for when that moment comes. Luckily I came across this denim dress from Gap. It is the perfect summer dress!
Let me tell you, I honestly can’t get enough of this denim dress. I got it two weeks ago and I’ve worn it a few times already. It’s so comfortable, it’s kind of hard not to just grab it and go (and check out that va-va-voom back!) Also, it’s got pockets. I love a dress with pockets.
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The only thing I kind of want to change about this dress is the fullness of the skirt. I bought it in a petite small and there’s just a tad too much fabric at the skirt. It’s also a little longer than I expected, but I’m only 5’2″ so I’m used to lengths being a bit longer anyhow. I did notice before I ordered online that this dress got some pretty mixed reviews. Since Gap has a free returns policy I thought, why not I’d give it a go. In the end, I’m glad I did. From past experience Gap sizes tend to run large. I would have bought this in a petite extra small, but it was all sold out in that size. I don’t mind the fullness so much now. Overall I think the fuller skirt adds a touch of sophistication and the midi skirt is very much on trend.
My suggestion is to try this dress in two sizes, one size down and your usual. If the idea of returns puts you off buying online, then definitely head to the store for this one. This is a dress you do have to try on first to see how it will fit on you.
dress GAP; bag VINTAGE (similar bag, or a ready-for-July-4th version here); espadrilles RALPH LAUREN (old, similar espadrilles or here); ring ZSR JEWELRY on ETSY; flamingo ring CHARMING CHARLIE (old, similar ring, and here, or here)
Have you ordered anything from Gap? I’d love to hear what you think of their sizing. Let us know in the comments section below.