Monday, February 18, 2013

Final Verdict: Prabal Gurung x Target Review

Prabal Gurung for Target Floral Crush dress, Prada sunglasses, Zara colorblock heels
I received my anxiously awaited Prabal Gurung for Target order on Friday. I was happy that I was able to order everything that I wanted online but had no idea how the collection would look in real life. For the most part, I was pretty happy with the collection and my purchases, though some items will be going back for sure.

I was immediately drawn to the Floral Crush dress when the lookbook was released, I love the exuberant floral print with the cascading blooms, reminds me a bit of Mary Katrantzou's floral digital prints. I also like the shape of the dress, girly and perfect for spring. Happy to say that this dress is a keeper, it definitely needs a belt, otherwise the waist is a little high, lacks shape and looks matronly, but the print is just as saturated and happy in real life, the skirt is the perfect length with a bit of volume and pockets, and the 98% cotton material is cool and comfortable. 
I was really excited for the black short sleeve Date Night print dress from the lookbook, but realized that it was 100% polyester after purchasing it, so knew that it was probably going to go back. I just don't like the feel of polyester, plus it wrinkles easily and gets staticky. The dress fits nicely and I like the print, but will go back because of the material. I would reconsider purchasing it on sale, but it's not a must have. I love the Date Night print though, I'm glad I got the sweatshirt. I actually prefer the Date Night print to the Floral Crush print in real life, it's quite bold and a little trippy, while the Floral Crush print is a little blurry. Happily, when returning this dress, I found the Date Night sleeveless blouse with mesh on the shoulders that I overlooked at the launch, which I've been kicking myself over ever since. Love the blouse, pictures to come...
Prabal Gurung black short-sleeve First Date print dress, MMM x H&M heels, Prada sunglasses
I was most disappointed in the next outfit and it is all going back, except for the long-sleeved floral crush tee. The shorts are just too big and frumpy with strange black contrast, and the blazer is too boxy, long and not tailored well, reminds me of a waiter's jacket. The shorts are a size 2 and the blazer is an XS so there are no smaller sizes. It's also way too much pattern all together, and I'm having a difficult time figuring out how to style each piece individually. The long sleeve tee is great though, thin and will easily go with anything from jeans, leggings and skirts, I've been already wearing it all weekend, pictured here. It's too bad, I really loved this outfit from the lookbook, but it just doesn't work in real life. The outfit doesn't look or fit anything like in the lookbook. The shorts and blazers were a couple of the most coveted items from the collection and sold out quickly, so I guess I'll make someone happy with my return!
Prabal Gurung x Target Floral Crush Blazer, Shorts and tee shirt
I also got the black and white wedges, not pictured. I am on the fence with them; I don't love the material, but they are true to size, fairly comfortable and I like the style. I would have preferred them more if they were all black, white is going to dirty too easily. Fit wise, I thought everything fit pretty much as I expected. I find that Target always runs big, so I bought the smallest size for everything, size 2 for the two dresses and shorts, XS for the sweatshirt, blazer and long sleeve tee. So final tally of for sure keepers: Date Night print sweatshirt (which I love), First Date Sleeveless Blouse, Floral Crush dress, and Floral Crush long sleeve tee. Definitely satisfies my urge for a refreshing spring wardrobe update.


  1. I love the floral crush dress and blazer on you! Where did you get those red and purple shoes in the last picture? They're so lovely!

  2. Thank you! They are Zara as well, same style as the turquoise / blue ones. I feel a little silly buying two pairs of the same style, but the red / fuchsia ones were on sale so I couldn't resist.

  3. Did you buy chance already take the shorts back to target?! If not, I am interested in buying the 2 off of you!!! I bought the 4 and they are huge!! Let me know!!
    Nikki at

  4. I'm sorry, I returned it to the Jefferson Culver City location on Tuesday, 2/26. good luck, try the store locator function on the website.



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