The first outfit I tried on is a knit animal print body-con dress with some side ruching. It fit like a glove, and would be adorable with some opaque black or navy tights and a pair of heels, perfect for the chilly fall air! The dress retails for $29.99 and can be found here.
I saw a skirt in the same animal print as the body-con dress and paired it with a smart, sleeveless navy blouse with a center ruffle. I loved the way this looked together, and with a simple cardigan or school boy blazer, it becomes office appropriate. The blouse retails for $26.99 and can be found here, and the animal print silky skirt retails for $29.99 and can be found here.
Now, to my curvy ladies. To the girls that have problems with button down shirt dresses because of the peek-a-boo situation that occurs in the chest area. To the girls that constantly have to check to make sure that the shirt dress is still buttoned in that area. I have found the best thing ever, and it is thanks to the 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target collection! I give you, the shirt dress with a hidden zipper! This dress is so cute, and structured, and flattering- and you can be carefree all day in it because it is not going to ever unbutton! More designers need to take this cue, because I believe that more of the female population will buy shirt dresses with a hidden zipper! This dress retails for a cool $39.99 and can be found here.
I was very impressed with Phillip Lim's delivery of his affordable styles for Target, and give him kudos for reaching a broader spectrum of sizes. If you want to get your hands on this little bit of inexpensive luxury, you had better hit up Target soon, because these items are going fast! If you want to shop the collection from the comfort of your own home, visit Target.