Alice Temperley dress, $34.99
This post was written by Lindy Shopper.
I have followed Target’s GO! Designer series over the years, intrigued at the concept of bringing high end designer goods to the masses. While obviously there are some compromises in fabric choice and construction, overall the series has been welcomed with open arms by me and countless others who show up at Target on the day a new designer’s collection is released. This latest collection, to be released online and in stores this Sunday, March 13, 2011, is not tied to one designer, but is a celebration of many of the designers, featuring popular dresses from the individual collections. The collective also marks 5 years of designer collaborations with Target.
This sort of thing is brilliant for the fashion conscious dancer, who needs to save as much money as possible to go to as many events as possible. Also, the fabric choices, while not high end, are much more practical for dancers, so you can feel OK about getting the dresses sweaty and then throwing them in the washing machine.
Here are some of my favorites, but no links, as the collection isn’t out until Sunday:
Tucker dress, $34.99
Tracy Feith dress, $39.99
Richard Chai dress, $39.99
Erin Fetherston chiffon dress, $39.99
Thakoon dress, $39.99
Zac Posen dress, $39.99
Proenza Schouler dress, $39.99
Luella Bartley dres, $39.99
Libertine crepe dress, $42.99
Libertine dress, $29.99 - I used to have this in off-white - it's the perfect combo of cotton sundress and flapper, with a slight drop waist, but enough room in the hips that it's not confining
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Tagged Alice Temperley, Balboa, collection, collective, dance, designer, dress, dresses, Erin Fetherston, Go, international, Libertine, Lindy Hop, Luella Bartley, Proenza Schouler, Richard Chai, swing, Target, Thakoon, Tracy Feith, Tucker, Zac Posen
This post was written by Lindy Shopper.
Unlike the highly anticipated Zac Posen collection for Target, I had never heard of Tucker by Gaby Basora, so I was not planning on showing up at Target at 8:00 a.m. the day the collection debuted to get first dibs on the goods. However, after I saw an ad in VOGUE for the Tucker collection featuring an Art Deco print dress paired with a wide brim hat and flapper stockings, I changed my mind and set my alarm for 7:40 a.m. this morning to go check it out.
Target was blissfully empty at 8:00 this morning and I had a fantastic time rummaging through this fall collection that has a little something for everyone and some great pieces for work, fun, dancing, and evening. Some of my favorites from the collection are a burnout velvet dress, an orange polka dot blouse, an orange herringbone skirt, a sparkly boucle cocktail dress, several floral dresses, and a pair of herringbone shorts. The fabrics are obviously not the designer’s usual silks, but the fabrics chosen for the collection didn’t feel or look cheap, they draped well, and are much more washable and wearable from this dancer’s practical perspective.
The clothing from the collection is shown in “looks,” but I was more inspired looking at Tucker’s official web site. The intro video was delightful eye candy, with vintage-inspired looks featuring Tucker’s fall collection with vintage jewelry, hairstyles that ranged from Gibson Girl to Marie Antoinette, crocheted gloves, flapper headbands, red lips, hair flowers, and dessert.
Here are some potentially dance-worthy pieces:
I bought this whole look, work appropriate and danceable - the fit was fantastic
I'm wishing this burnout velvet dress had fit me better...or, better yet, that the collection had a 1920's-inspired dress in this fabric
Black boucle dress
This dress looks painfully short on the Target model, but was not terribly short and would be comfortable for dancing
These shorts are awesome - I'd pair them with suspenders and a newsboy cap or a girly blouse
Posted in Art Deco, Designers, Dresses, Jackets, Shirts, Shorts, Skirts, Sweaters, Vests
Tagged Art Deco, blouse, burnout velvet, dress, Gaby Basora, shorts, skirt, Target, Tucker
I have been in love with Zac Posen‘s clothing since Natalie Portman wore his Empire Dress to the Star Wars Episode I premiere (Pictured here – I still love this dress!). I have followed his work over the years, but lack a movie star budget, so I have admired his work from afar…until today.
Target‘s GO! Designer series has done an excellent job of bringing edgy, creative, and up-and-coming designers to the masses. In the past I’ve picked up a few things to wear to dances from this clothing line at Target, including a black Anna Sui flapper dress, an off-white Libertine 20′s-inspired slip dress, and a blouse and vest by Alice Temperley.
I went to Target this morning to check out the collection, which was surprisingly not picked over yet. The collection was youthful, colorful, and a bit more luxurious and detailed than some previous GO! collections I have seen. I’ll add that Zac Posen knows how to make a lady look good and, where the fit in previous collections has been sub-par, everything I tried on from this collection had an excellent fit. Here are some of my favorite looks from the collection that have swing dance potential:
This dress is adorable and, unfortunately, was not at my local Target. Check out the twirl of the skirt on the model!
These tuxedo pants were well-tailored. Matching jacket optional.
The model doesn't do this retro-inspired bathing suit justice - add curves to make this gold swimwear a vintage piece.
This dress fit like a dream, but after yesterday's shopping trip to Winston-Salem, it could not come home with me. The photo does not do this dress justice, it is more vibrant in color and has gold threads running throughout. Wear this at the next Swing and Soul and you'll look gorgeous, like one of the Supremes.
This skirt was not at my Target location, but given the flirtiness of skirts present in the collection, I'd say this has definite swing potential.
This tiger print dress flows beautifully and, upon closer inspection, has details that you would normally not see in clothing sold at Target.
Posted in Designers, Dresses, Pants, Skirts, Swimwear
Tagged bathing suit, dress, pants, skirt, swimsuit, Swing and Soul, Target, tiger print, tuxedo, Zac Posen