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10th Commandment: February 3

On Tuesday, we talked about the magic of draped skirts.  They’re chic and different, and when you wear one, you just feel special.  So this weekend when I found a draped dress that wouldn’t put me into the poor house, I just had to share it with all of you.

Drape Dress (Gap, $69.50)

While the woman in the photo is wearing dress shoes, I would wear the dress more casually than that.  I’d wear it with a cognac belt and a pair of boots/booties.  And if I were going to wear it out, I would wear nude or grey pumps instead of black.  

Contrary to popular belief, black shoes are not the cure for what ails you.  They do not go with everything.


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  1. EG says:

    All of Gap.com is 25% off today, putting the dress down to $52 ­čÖé

    February 3, 2011/Reply
  2. Meg says:

    On-line shopping purchase before 9:30am? Check ; ) And thanks EG for the heads up on the discount!

    February 3, 2011/Reply
  3. Emily says:

    Do you have to be stick thin to wear this dress? I'm not a big girl, but I'm wondering how clingy it is.

    February 3, 2011/Reply
  4. Belle says:

    I was worried about that too, so I just bought the next size up and my size. The size up fit a little bit nicer, and with a belt, it looked really great. Try both, return the other.

    February 3, 2011/Reply
  5. KLo says:

    Seriously, Gap should give you a commission on this dress. I'm excited for 7-10 days from now!

    February 3, 2011/Reply
  6. Nellie says:

    Ooh, black shoes don't go with everything? Say more about that!

    February 3, 2011/Reply
  7. R says:

    I think we need a post that is 100% about shoes! <3

    Also, I have tried this dress on and I would also recommend getting a size larger if you aren't stick thin, but my problem is it was then too big in the bust area. =(

    February 3, 2011/Reply
  8. Belle says:

    I had the same problem, but my dry cleaner was able to alter it to fit me.

    February 3, 2011/Reply
  9. ChicMama says:

    Maybe it is just because I am pregnant… but I totally thought this was a maternity dress at first! (And was excited to buy it!)

    February 3, 2011/Reply
  10. Claire says:

    Such a coincidence you posted this because I had just joined Rent the Runway at your suggestion and gotten this dress for an event: https://www.renttherunway.com/shop/designers/christiansiriano_dresses/sapphiresophisticatedress

    Also blue, also draped. Wish I had known about the Gap version!

    February 4, 2011/Reply
  11. Jill says:

    That color is so pretty. Love black but sometimes it's nice to have a fresh alternative.

    February 5, 2011/Reply
  12. SC says:

    I don't like wearing skirts or dresses for everyday wear, but this dress is tempting me with its look and price (even more affordable with Gap's 25% off). The only thing I'm worried about is the neck draping part – how revealing is it for someone with a flat chest?

    February 7, 2011/Reply