So unless you’ve been living under a bit of a rock, you’d have heard of the fabulous fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg doing a collaboration with Gap to make DVF ♥ babyGap.
Normally a fairly high-end womens fashion designer, Diane von Furstenberg sells dresses ranging in the hundreds of dollars. I LOVE the dresses though, because she specialises in wrap dresses that I feel are really flattering on the figure. That said, he dresses are often WAAAYYY too big on me, so the only item I own is a green wrap top with white hearts that I wore all the time to the office. It was simple, chic, and so comfortable.
When I heard she was doing a range for babyGap, I was pretty interested in checking it out. However, I wasn’t impressed when I saw the range online – it just looked kind of dull! Nothing that really grabbed my attention. I guess mainly due to the fact that it was modeled by toddler girls ;)
However, I popped into the Gap store yesterday and was sold. I really liked the material used, the careful seams, and the vibrant prints (somehow they seemed more interesting to me in real life).
I guess the big question is – If this range is for babyGap, will it fit adult females?
And the answer is – YES!!!!!
I will caveat that you need to be on the.. well… small-ish side to start with. But don’t forget the range has L/XL/XXL sizes.. for girls up to 16 years old. So go for the large sizes and you’ll be fine :)
Width-wise – I am 45KG normally (though am now 49KG since I’m pregnant) and I fit into the XL sizing, pregnant belly and all. The arm holes fit just fine and width is fine too… though I must admit will be better without being pregnant ;)
Length-wise – I am 160cm flat, and length was an issue for me. I’d say that pre-pregnancy, I’d be fine in the L size, but it would be too short. But since I’m pregnant and my belly really expands out the material, I’d say XL/XXL would be better suited.
Anyway, for those of you interested, here’s how the clothes fit etc etc…
The DVF green with white hearts printed tank stole my heart. Actually, I have the EXACT print in the DVF womens fashion line (the wrap top I mentioned at the start of this entry)… but still wanted the tank, I like the print that much :) The material is soft and stretchy – as evidenced by my pregnant belly ;) I got the size XXL to give my belly room to ‘grow’ into it.
The DVF t-shirt dress was in the same soft material as above, and oh-so-comfy slip over your head. It’s a nice, effortless piece and goes great with a belt across the waist (which sadly I can’t cos of my belly). I’m wearing the XL size, and you can see it’s a bit of a miniskirt for me.
My #1 favourite purchase, the DVF trimmed cardigan. The sizing baffles me, as I’m wearing the size Small, which is marked for “10-12 year old girls”. Last time I checked, I don’t look like that! But, I guess it works as a full-length cardigan for kids, whereas on me it’s a cropped one. I love the look though, and it’s so soft and comfy :)
I’m also a fan of the DVF banded print dress, because despite being for kids, it seriously looks like it was made to be a maternity dress! Probably not so flattering if you’re NOT pregnant, because you’re sure as hell gonna look like you are ;) I’m wearing the size XL there, but even the XXL size was too tight around the boobs for me, so I didn’t buy it. Also, the material is a stiffer cotton (ie. the sort that requires ironing) so I didn’t like that.
And this below is from the regular GAP range, but I liked the Gap Kids shorts (size XXL, to fit my belly and wider pregnant hips) because they were ultra soft, and in a beautiful mint colour. They’re also a nice length for me to wear at home – I normally wear really teeny tiny shorts for home-wear, and I’m feeling a bit weird in them now cos who wants to see a big pregnant woman in hot pants?!?!
I also got the Gap turquoise tee. This one is from the adults range (FINALLY!) and I got it in size M so it’d be oversized for sleeping in. It is ridiculously, utterly soft!!! I love it :)
Overall, I’d highly recommend the Gap Kids range. It is a FRACTION of the price of the adult clothing!! And, they do super cute stuff :)
Oh, and since I was taking photos, Hunter decided to get in on the action and whined until I turned the camera on him to snap these pics…. What a show pony ;)
And, of course, I can never resist Gap baby clothing for Hunter!! I had a small mountain of clothes that I managed to narrow down to just these, so I was impressed with myself ;) The stuff’s mainly for our trip to Australia next month.. so I wanted comfy clothing.
Whilst I was taking photos of his baby clothes.. I realised it was all rather quiet on the Hunter front. Looked around for him and discovered he’d walked out of our front door by himself, sat down on the step, pulled one of Chris’ shoes off the rack.. and was quietly and earnestly putting them on his feet ;)