FYI: faux-tiered striped dresses at Target (B44-ish)

I'm definitely not keeping the green one (too herve leger for me), and I'm probably not keeping the navy/white one, but I thought you guys would want to know, since they're only $20. Also in coral white and charcoal/black. The navy and coral versions are cotton/spandex, while the other two are poly/rayon. In the juniors section, and I have Ms on in the pics.

Any opinions on #1? I'm leaning toward return 'cuz it seems too skimpy for casual dress and too casual for going out. I do sometimes wear shorter dresses in summer, but something about this is different.

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23 Comments

  • clearlyclaire replied 6 years ago

    IDK what herve leger is, but I think the first one looks really nice. What do the shoulders look like? Cap sleeves? Sleeveless? I likey.

  • Jewell replied 6 years ago

    I love #1 on you! If you're worried about it being too skimpy or too va va voom, you could always add a cropped jacket or cardi. In fact with a jacket in the right color and a scarf to dress up the neck line, I think it would be perfect.

  • Isis replied 6 years ago

    I like the first one, does it feel too short? If so, could you wear it with leggings?

    I had to look up herve leger. The target dress is 60X cheaper!

    http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/178971

  • lyn* replied 6 years ago

    I likey #1 too :D

    I no likey #2.

  • Transcona Shannon replied 6 years ago

    I like #1 although it is on the short side - of course with your fantastic legs, why not? I'm not liking #2 at all I'm afraid.

  • Girl X replied 6 years ago

    Rae, your body was built for skimpy! You could wear that dress anywhere.

  • Meredith1953 replied 6 years ago

    A cute bolero or shrug with #1? Isn't Herve Ledger the designer who invented the "bandage" dress?

  • cciele replied 6 years ago

    Wow, the dress in #1 looks like it was made for you! I think it fits really well, although it is definitely bodycon. I like the color of the green, but I like the fit of the navy/white better.

    I don't think it's too skimpy for casual going out, but it really would depend on your comfort level.

  • sarah replied 6 years ago

    I love #1 on you! Wouldn't it be a great casual dress in the summer in hot weather? Don't you live in LA?!

  • Nakidra replied 6 years ago

    You have such a great body and have youth on your side so I could see #1 working for you in a casual summer setting. Target has such great stuff lately!

  • Irene replied 6 years ago

    Rae, I understand what you mean. I have a va va voom dres that's too sexy for a casual environment yet it's too casual for a night out. I've never worn it out of my house, not even once. It's a bodycon in a sort of camouflage green denim. I think it's supposed to look cute and relaxed, just not on my body lol People have told me it looks good on me, but maybe it looks too good for daylight. I love the striped dress on you, really, but I'm afraid you might not be wearing it in the end.

  • mirrorlight replied 6 years ago

    #1 looks great on you, I'd keep it. In fact I may have to check our Target for it!

  • rae replied 6 years ago

    Claire, it's sleeveless:
    http://www.target.com/p/Xhilar.....A-13890341

    I'm so bad about posting links - sorry about that!

    Hm, I was not expecting to have such a positive reaction to the dress. Maybe I'll keep it around longer and see how I feel... I really thought everyone would say short, tight dresses are a no-no!

  • Angie replied 6 years ago

    You totally pull off this look, Rae! The dress looks fantastic!

    But I am going to be a spanner too - is this *you*? I question the short, tight and skimpy when it comes to your style persona.

    But you could be in the mood for it, and if that's the case, my thumbs are up :)

  • bella replied 6 years ago

    I really like #1 on you Rae. Try it with a jean jacket maybe?

  • rosee replied 6 years ago

    I like #1 on you -- keep it a while longer to see if you will really wear it. If you don't, then don't keep. It sure looks perty on you, miss.

  • Mochi replied 6 years ago

    I actually like the first one on you very much, but if you're modest you're modest. At the end of the day, you won't wear it if it makes you feel uncomfortable in any way.

  • Kirti replied 6 years ago

    I like #1! Not loving the green!

  • Deborah replied 6 years ago

    I like #1 on you but I am not sure it is you. The other 2 items are not good enough for you gorgeous Rae.

  • MNsara replied 6 years ago

    I agree that #1 might be a keeper - IF you're in the mood for a diff look. You DO have a great shape and youth, and you look fab in this.

    Try it with some citron? Do you have a short cardi?

    I don't recall seeing you wearing cropped leggings under anything, and this dress is navy whereas leggings as most always black.

    Gotta run. . .

  • nancylee replied 6 years ago

    I love #1....and it doesn't seem too short to me, but only you know your comfort level. I say keep for those days in summer when you need something fun.

  • rae replied 6 years ago

    Thanks, everyone, for your super helpful replies. This one has really been a struggle. Hubs could tell you, I really *wanted* it to work.

    For the jacket suggestions, I realized that, if it's cool enough to wear a jacket, I have other dresses and shorts that I'd choose first. Thinking about the styling was a great exercise!

    As for wearing it as-is, Angie hit a home run in saying that it might not be my style - not much UWP about this dress, is there? And while I *still* tried to figure out an appropriate event for a sexy, casual dress... I came up short. Honestly, I'd have more use for a ball gown. :T

    SO... what do we think of hemming it up at the bottom of the last tier and turning it into a tank to wear with shorts?? It actually looks pretty good.

  • Angie replied 6 years ago

    I like that creative idea!

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