I’ve found it! The gingham wrap dress we’ve all been hoping for this season. I know I’ve been featuring a lot of vintage designer gingham wrap dresses and I’ve been getting a lot of heat for not having a current one that you can grab right now. Well, the tides have changed, dear readers. It’s been found and I’m sharing.
I found this one on the rack at GAP. As I walked in, on King Street in Chelsea, London, I saw it hanging on a top tier rack, like a beacon of gingham greatness! And they had an XL in stock! Tell me that isn’t a message from the universe that I was meant to have and share this dress? (Ps. I say that because XL is usually the first size to sell out in all stores, so I’m usually pretty happy and surprised when the odds are in my favour… however, GAP has always been pretty good at keeping all sizes in stock!)
Now a few words about fit. It’s a midi length on me. I’ll just remind you again that I stand over six feet tall. So this dress, on the average woman, would fall between a midi and a maxi. The fabric is light and airy, but it is not stretchy. So you have to buy true to size. While dresses without stretch are usually things I avoid. this one fits in all the right places, so stretch is not essential.
It is a wee bit tight in the arms, but I’ve put on some weight in lockdown, so, well, for some reason at 40 years old, that’s where I’m carrying it. Go figure. This is just a note for those looking to size up or down. If you have bigger arms, size up.
But let’s talk the biggest plus point! It is a wrap dress that has pockets. I can count on one hand how many wrap dresses I’ve found with pockets. GAP gets it! Thank you designers… please never ever design a dress without pockets!
So, where to get it? Well, it’s available in your local GAP store right now, which is open! Ummmm what exactly are you waiting for? Get up and go. I predict a sell out.