Who What Wear and Target produced gorgeous pieces that can brighten up any wardrobe, but you may require a visit to the tailor after the cashier line.
During the first few days of NYFW Fall/Winter 2016, I headed to my local Target to check out pieces from Who What Wear’s first retail line! Since I love WWW’s content, I was more than exited, to say the least.
To my surprise, they had bold faux leather wristlets, standout floral printed tops, sophisticated yet fun midi skirts that can elevate any outfit and these legging-meets-linen olive pants, which I just adored – all were in my size and more in plus sizes! Majority of the collection looked like something I would pick for myself.
The only problem was the size…
The midi skirts, including a mustard and royal blue floral pattern (shown above), fell past my ankles when I put them in front of me. Granted, I am just over 5’4″ but my curves usually make it so I can wear regular-length pants and skirts . Not this time.
As most of you know, every designer cuts things a little differently so this wasn’t too big of a surprise.
After some more searching, I picked out this cool 1970s- worthy bow-front blouse, two of the olive pants in my usual sizes and a blue floral top that matches the aforementioned skirt. As it was nearby, I made a beeline for the dressing room!
Now this is where things got a little weird. Again, I have curves, but the blouse fit me like a sack. Then I tried both pants and they looked like they were pulling in places I never have trouble with. I knew they would only look boxy if I went up another size so I left all three. (If you have a good tailor and want to spend the money, it may be worth going up a size and having them fitted.)
The floral-print sleeveless blouse, however, was right on point! I loved the buttons along the back and colorful print that went out of my comfort zone. The only issue is that I have a bunch of similar-style tops from last year. So, I left it all.
If you’re looking to buy from this collection, the prices are more than reasonable at under $50. There are also a variety of staples to mix and match. What you pick just may not be something you can wear off-the-rack. I just suggest that you try everything on before you buy and, if they fit you like they did me, consider whether or not you want to invest in a tailor.
Happy shopping, everyone!