I spoke to my best friend Diana who lives in Atlanta a couple of weeks ago, "have you tried on those designer tops and dresses at the Gap, yet?" she asked. I admitted I had not had found time to check them out. "Don’t bother. If I were pregnant, I would have snapped up everything, however…they just made me look fat!" Mind you Diana is a glamazon. Tall, totally normal weight (size 6?) and striking. If these clothes looked bad on her, I knew Gap was in trouble.
Last week while walking down Madison Ave. in New York with my mother, I must have seen about 8 different women wearing various pieces (no exaggeration). I mostly saw the Doo.Ri flower top and you know what? They really looked horrid on every woman and girl (yes, girls) I saw. The one exception was the Rodarte dress with the bows. My mother commented to the woman she loved her dress to which she replied, "It’s great! I’m 6 months pregnant." Case closed.
So the next day I dragged my fiance into the Gap to try some on myself. I wanted to reserve judgment until I had first hand insight. There were only about 6 styles left which clued me into what was a hit and what was a miss. I tried on some belted items and some of the larger cut Rodarte ones. Guess what? The fits were pretty bad for us average, non-model types.
The Rodarte dress in a Medium (smallest size left) was huge! I seriously could have worn it through 9 months of pregnancy. I did like the Rodarte top. I thought with skinny jeans or a tight fitted skirt it was cute, but my finance hated it. I didn’t bother to show him the rest. They just looked, in a word…bad. I left empty handed. Obviously others have not since the stores and site are nearly out.
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