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What went wrong at Gap? One of the ugliest dresses ever was a clue

What went wrong at Gap? One of the ugliest dresses ever was a clue

Sometime in the last two months, I walked into a Gap store and spotted one of the ugliest dresses I’d ever seen. It was a sleeveless style in a washed-out gray-green palm print with a full skirt hemmed toddler-length above the knee, but made for an adult woman, with the kind of inverted pleating that flatters no one. I audibly gasped. The Tencel denim (read, shiny and cheap-looking) jogger pants next to it weren’t much better, nor was the stripey V-neck tunic that had all the flair of a medical scrubs top. (We couldn't find the dress on Gap.com, but we found it on Polyvore.com, seen above.) So the news that Gap will close 175 of its stores, and cut 250...

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