Monday, July 13, 2009

Gap: Knit and Cotton Tank Dress

I cannot find this dress on Gap's website, but I'm pretty sure it is style #655030. It is alpha-sized, and retailed for $39.50. It was available in a number of saturated colors, including bright pink and bright blue. This is a rich, purple color in size small.

This dress has a knit tank with a pocket for the top, and a cotton skirt bottom. The skirt itself is very light, and the top is like wearing a really comfortable knit top. There are tiny pleats all around the waist. The dress itself moves all right, but is not super flowy, owing to lightweight cotton and the straighter shape of the skirt. I think the dress looks better from the front though - looking at the picture below, it looks kind of weird from the side, as it's not distributed evenly from front to back.

The dress fits true-to-size, and fits based on your top and waist size. There is a lot of room to hide any problem areas in your lower half, without adding extra weight. To me, this dress is a really great alternative to J.Crew's Cottage dress from earlier this season (in fact, I prefer it to J.Crew's).

The dress is a really comfortable casual dress. I think you could dress it up a bit with the right accessories, but I'm not sure that you could dress it up too much. Overall a really nice, summer dress, but I think you should try it on if you can to see how you like the skirt.

I was tempted to pick this one up, on more than one occasion. The first time I tried it on, and another time I almost grabbed it in the pink color, but I resisted both times.

What do you think? Do you like this dress? Have you seen it or tried it on? Which color would you pick it up in?


Jemma Ruby July 13, 2009 at 10:44 AM  

I have it in purple. Its a good one for the beach and I found teh tank top needs another tank under it or else there is too much bra showing on the sides.I have that posted on mz blog too if anzone wants to see it IRL accessorized.

ashley July 13, 2009 at 10:48 AM  

cute dress! i can imagine some great thick bangles and a wide belt paired with it!

Anonymous July 13, 2009 at 1:41 PM  

I have this dress in green and I prefer it to the JCrew cottage dress, which I also bought but returned. The Gap version (in petites) just has a better cut and fit all around, and also came in a prettier shade of green. I do find the straps to run long, though, but that's an easy fix.