I’m not one to really jump on the bandwagon of Target’s designer collabs, but this is one I was really excited about. Ok not excited enough to set my alarm for 2 am to shop online when the collection dropped, but excited enough to head to my local Target this week to see it in person. And surprisingly yes, my Target did have a pretty large selection still available! I ended up grabbing several dresses and today I’m going to share what I bought and my honest opinion of each piece. I’ll also share my opinion of a few dresses I did see in person, but didn’t end up bringing home.
This dress is probably my favorite and also by far the most impractical. We do have family photos coming up in a few weeks, so I grabbed it thinking this is most likely what I will wear. This one retails for $60 and is 100% cotton. It’s a lightweight cotton, but it doesn’t seem to be sheer at all. The sleeves can be worn off the shoulder as well, and I just think it is so pretty and feminine – and I love the color! I don’t have many places to wear this to beyond family photos, but it’s nice to have something on hand for a last minute shower or something. (I’m wearing a size 4)
This is another that caught my eye on the website before I went in store. It is so girly & just such a sweet little summer dress. It is 100% cotton and lined. While honestly none of these dresses feel any higher quality than something you would typically grab at Target, this is decently made. It looks very much like a typical LoveShackFancy piece and I’ve been really feeling lavender lately. The biggest thing I dislike about the dress is how short it is. I know this brand tends to run short, but I was surprised how short this is on me at 5’3″. I do think I will keep it, but I will likely wear it with flats to make it feel a bit more modest. (This one retails for $50 and I’m wearing a size small)
I actually don’t own a simple white summer dress like this, and this is something that could easily be worn all summer long. It also looks really similar to LoveShackFancy pieces from the designer line as well. This one is lined and not see through which is always key to a good white dress. Again, this is another super short dress & I’ll probably wear it with sneakers or flat sandals. And after seeing this photo I’m definitely going to have to get a little sunshine before I wear this one! (Wearing a size small and this one retails for $55)
This one was a bit of an impulse purchase. House dresses are having a moment, and I envisioned myself wearing this around the house as a slightly more fashionable mumu. In reality, I’m not feeling this one at all. It’s very shapeless and maternity looking. This one is also a size too big as my size wasn’t available, but I don’t like it enough to exchange it so I’ll be returning this one. Something nice I will say about it is that it is fully lined and feels more well made than some of the other dresses (Wearing a size medium and it retails for $50)
What I saw in store, but didn’t buy…
I really disliked the chiffon fabric of this in person. Yes it won’t wrinkle as easily as the cotton options, but it felt significantly cheaper. I’m not sure how I feel about the ruffle right under the bust either. This one retails for $55
This one looks so cute in photos, but I hated the fabric in person. It’s shiny and looks/feels very cheap. This one retails for $55
Another dress with shiny, cheap feeling fabric. Had this been made in a different fabric I think it would have been so cute, because I love the style and color. This one is one of the most affordable pieces at $45.
I think this dress would be cute for someone in their teens or twenties, but it just felt too twee for my tastes. That said, it could be a really cute swimsuit coverup or dress to wear to the beach or a pool party, but I just couldn’t see myself wearing this out and about anywhere else. It is the most affordable piece at $40.
This was one I really liked online, but I was disappointed with in person. It was so thin and see through, and looked more like a nightgown than a dress. This one retails for $60.
A quick check online shows that so many of these dresses have sold out or only a few sizes remain, but check your local store! Mine actually had a very large inventory even days after the sale went live. I’ve also heard a rumor that stores may be restocking next week as well.