As the holiday season is approaching, I can't contain myself to just boring old work clothes. Give me cute mini skirts and cute holiday dresses! Target has a myriad of combo dresses in the juniors department that have the same exact structure - stretchy tee or tank top, combined with elastic waistband and an A-line bottom. They have great reviews on Target.com, probably because the aforementioned structure/cut is waist-cinching and flattering for a range of body types.
One of these dresses in particular caught my eye, because of its unique elbow-length sleeves (love this length, different from typical tank or 3/4 length) and colorful, festive brocade printed skirt. It was all sold out in sizes except for a lone XL, so I immediately went home to find it online.
Bleh! As usual, the photo on target.com looks mediocre at best. Seriously, if they got better models, stylists, and photographers, these dresses would probably sell 10x as fast. What's with those clunker rubbery looking mary janes? This is a party dress, and it needs party heels!
Anyways, my size XS arrived yesterday. Since it is stretchy and in juniors sizing, it fits great!! Click "Read More" for more modeling pics : )
This dress is a great "holiday party" length for me (almost 5 foot tall). For anyone taller, I can see how it may be too mini.
Xhilaration Juniors Brocade Dress, $19.99. Xhilaration ... shudder, the brand name just sounds so cheap and bad, almost worse than Mudd. But hey, the only other ppl who would know where it's from (aside from readers, of course) should be women who won't judge me because they also shop at Target, no?
Here are some of their other combo dresses with the same structure. Dress # 1 below is my favorite: