Anne Hathaway's Viral Gap Dress Is Available For Preorder

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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.

Shop Anne Hathaway's Gap Poplin Shirtdress
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Shop Anne Hathaway's Gap Poplin Shirtdress

Gap Poplin Shirtdress Created by Zac Posen ($158)

This is the dress. It's made of 100 percent organically grown cotton, featuring a sophisticated fit and flare shape with a wide-point collar that can be styled off-the-shoulder. (A reminder: Hathaway wore it off one shoulder and on the other.) The pleating and darting is a sophisticated touch that adds to its elegance, and its pockets give it some well-deserved bonus points in our book.

Oh, and a quick note: When you preorder the Gap Poplin Shirtdress, it's expected to ship on July 25. You'll only be charged when the dress ships, not when you place the order.

Shop Similar Versions of Anne Hathaway's Gap Poplin Shirtdress
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Shop Similar Versions of Anne Hathaway's Gap Poplin Shirtdress

Gap Linen-Cotton Puff Sleeve Mini Shirtdress ($34, originally $70)

For those who love the shirtdress style but prefer a shorter length, this mini version might be what you're looking for. It's made of a breathable combination of linen and cotton, featuring feminine puff sleeves and a tie-belt at the waist.

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Gap Mixed Media Midi Dress ($39, originally $80)

Similar to Hathaway's Gap dress, this one boasts a flattering fit and flare silhouette. Its removable spaghetti straps are an added bonus; you can easily convert it into a strapless style to change up the look.


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Gap Linen-Blend Midi Dress ($49, originally $98)

Linen is a summer staple, and that's just one of the reasons we adore this square-neck style. It shares the classic appeal of Hathaway's dress but is arguably even more versatile.

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Gap Eyelet Maxi Dress ($59, originally $118)

This maxi dress takes the feminine details to a whole new level. It features elbow-length puff sleeves, a delicate button front, all-over eyelet lace, and a flattering V-neck that complements its fit-and-flare silhouette.


Marisa Petrarca is a contributing editor for PS Shopping and has more than five years of experience writing and editing beauty, fashion, and lifestyle content. Her work has been featured in Cosmopolitan, Allure, and InStyle, among others