Sunday, September 12, 2010
My review for Tucker for Target
I got to Target rather early this morning (before 9) to check out the new Tucker for Target collection, and was generally pleased by what I saw. By "pleased", I mean that for the most part, what we've seen thus far in the preview pics are an accurate representation of what the clothes look like in person. The only exception is the boucle dress (pictured) which I need to caution you does NOT include the metallic belt as shown.
Some of Tucker's prints are too loud and "floral" for my tastes. That said, I gravitated to her shirt dresses in the purple "Lawn Bird" and "Diamond" prints instead. I bought them both and will probably only keep one. I also may need to exchange it for a smaller size, as the dresses and the blouses seem to run large, whereas this cute herringbone coat I tried on in the store ran small. It also "fit weird" - not sure how to explain it - but was adorable in person, and if you can make it work for you, I think it's one of the best pieces in the line.
I liked the other coats as well, including this hooded wrap jacket (which I didn't get as it reminded me too much of one I already have by Old Navy) and this "Persian Lamb" bomber jacket (although like my fellow blogger The Recessionista, I still prefer my Behnaz Sarafpour for Target lamb jacket from 4 years ago).
For the upcoming Holidays, this gold brocade skirt could be stunning paired with a sleek black top. Note that Target's web site calls it "navy/gold", but I saw it in person and I swear it was black/gold.
A few things I didn't care for was this fleece top; I wanted to like it, but it doesn't drape well and just made me look "bulky" on top. Ditto with the boucle dress shown here; I loved it on the hanger, but once on it seemed to visibly add unwanted pounds. And this orange sweater dress made me laugh out loud; not only is the color arresting, but it's cut SO small - and in a ribbed knit, no less - that only teenagers or supermodels need try this on.
I do wish they had used silk or cotton for this line instead of polyester; on some items, the poly-look is more apparent than others. But other than that, if Tucker fits your style - meaning boho, romantic, and floral - then you'll probably like this line.