I’ve always loved the designer collaborations Target has done in the past (the notable exception being Jason Wu for Target because of the quality), so I looked forward to the release of Peter Pilotto for Target this Sunday. If you’re interested in viewing the look book, you can view it here.
Since it snowed Saturday night (and I live in rather rural area) the racks of Peter Pilotto for Target were completely untouched. So I snagged every item (mostly dresses, skirts and few shirts) and went to the dressing room. Unfortunately, I did not see any of the swimwear so I’ll have to go back and take another look.
For reference: I am 5’1″, approximately 120 lbs, and have an hourglass shape although I tend to carry a little more weight in my stomach/hips.
Peter Pilotto for Target Dress – Green Floral Print, $39.99. (See here).
I was pleasantly surprised by this dress – good quality fabric, lined (!!!), invisible zipper (!!!), and overall not terrible on my body – although I don’t prefer a dropwaist shape ever. The fit was decent as well. Definitely one of the pieces I liked more from this collection. I tried on a size small.
Peter Pilotto for Target Dress in Red Floral Print, $39.99. (See here).
Although technically the same one above (so the review on fabric/fit still stands), I admit I preferred the red print over the green. I will say that many of the items felt like decent quality pieces that would stand up very well over the test of time – especially if you wear dresses as frequently as I do. I tried on a size small.
Peter Pilotto for Target Belted Dress – Red Floral/Check Print, $44.99. (See here).
This was certainly not my favorite piece in the collection – mostly due to fit. The quality was in keeping with the rest of the collection (including invisible zipper), but the fit was very off in waist and bust for my body. If anyone is curious, the belt uses two snaps (side by side) to close instead of a latch. I tried on a size four.
Peter Pilotto for Target Shirt Dress – Light Blue Floral/Check Print, $34.99. (See here).
This was my least favorite dress in the collection. It simply doesn’t suit my body type – overall it was rather shapeless and I felt the back flared out in an odd way. I also wasn’t very fond of the fabric they used, either. However, points to Target for the hidden (as opposed to exposed) buttons. It was nice detail on the item. I tried on a size small.
Peter Pilotto for Target Tank, Black/White Print, $24.99. (See here).
Overall this tank wasn’t my favorite. The cut seemed a little off around the neck and arm area. It was shapeless on my body and I wasn’t particularly fond of the feel of the fabric. I tried on a size small.
Peter Pilotto for Target Pencil Skirt, $34.99. (See here).
This skirt fit very well, the fabric was nice and it was fulled lined. It was one of the better pieces I tried on from the collaboration. I tried on a size 6.
Peter Pilotto for Target Skirt, Black/White Print, $34.99. (See here).
This was easily my favorite piece from the collection. I loved that the skirt was fully lined, had an invisible zipper and button closure, as well as pockets. It had a flattering shape and hit my body at the right point. I tried on a size six. If I had purchased an item from the collaboration, it would have been this one.
I did not purchase any items from the collection because I am extremely picky with my prints and did not really like any of the ones in the Peter Pilotto for Target. However, if the prints are more to your taste – the quality is definitely a step up from previous Target collaborations. Most of the pieces I tried on were fully lined, very much unlike the Jason Wu for Target collection. All of the items I tried on included invisible zippers (if they had one), which was a stark contrast to the Prabal Gurang for Target collection. The majority of the items seemed very well made. I’m certainly looking forward to the next Target designer collaboration and hoping it’s more geared toward my style.