Shop Anne Hathaway’s Gap Dress and Similar Styles


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Anne Hathaway is no stranger to gracing the red carpet in Valentino, Versace, and countless other high-end fashion labels — until recently. On Monday, May 20, the 41-year-old actress flipped the fashion script wearing a chic white cotton dress from none other than the American heritage brand Gap. The number exuded such luxury that when fans such as ourselves saw the fashion credit attributed to Gap, they did a double take. Countless websites raced to run the story in headlines, reporting that the deconstructed spring dress was custom-made for “The Idea of You” star by the brand’s creative director Zac Posen. But now, as it turns out, the dress isn’t so exclusive to the actress. As of today, fashion lovers everywhere can preorder the dress on gap.com — that is, if you act fast enough.

“Designing this custom white shirtdress was an exciting opportunity to reimagine Gap’s classic white shirt,” Posen said in a statement to the press. “By incorporating elements like the shirt’s collar and placket and adding feminine touches with darting at the waist, we created a modern look that pays homage to the elegance of Audrey Hepburn in ‘Roman Holiday.'” (How’s that for a throwback?) On the red carpet, celebrity fashion stylist Erin Walsh teamed the dress with a white corset and matching shorts, complementing the look with white Christian Louboutin pumps and statement-making Bulgari jewels. Whether you take a similar approach for an elevated affair or dress it down with sandals or stylish sneakers, there’s no denying the dress is one to covet for summer.

Gap has not only made headlines for Hathaway’s dress recently, but also for its recent collaboration with the LA-based label Dôen. The line, available now, boasts essentials reimagined through Dôen’s feminine lens. As we eagerly wait to see what else Gap has up its sleeve, you can preorder Hathaway’s exact Gap shirtdress ahead, and, in the likely case that it sells out, we’ve also included a curation of equally chic alternatives.