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Love It or Leave It: Isaac Mizrahi for Target Pleated Garden Dress

Isaac Mizrahi for Target Pleated Garden Dress features discreet pockets and a perfect price. $39.99 at and in stores.

Okay, ladies. We're torn over this dress by Isaac. Is it an adorable, floral 50's throwback? Or does it evoke the unsavory curtain frocks that Maria (played by the lovely Julie Andrews) made for the von Trapp girls in The Sound of Music? You gotta admit, she was being pretty resourceful, but we try to avoid draping ourselves in upholstery.
What do you think—love it or leave it?
I have to say leave it! And my boyfriend agrees, its just too much- and they couldn't even find the right shoes to pair it with for the model, it would just be too much work to make IT work! Leave it!
#1 Anonymous on 2007-07-14 23:51 (Reply)
Personally I would leave it, I'm not too into those pastel colors, but I know a couple of girlfriends who would be able to pull it off.
#2 Zahra (Homepage) on 2007-07-15 04:28 (Reply)
it's cute but the problem i see with the dress is that not too many people could wear it. unless you're tall and thin, it's not very flattering.
yes, it resembles a dirndl but i love dirndls!
i love 'the sound of music'.
#3 maggie z on 2007-07-16 11:14 (Reply)
Thanks, ladies! We were on the fence with this one, but now we've decided to take a pass. :-)
#4 The Budget Babe (Homepage) on 2007-07-17 10:35 (Reply)
I actually own this dress in a different color print and love it.
#5 Kerissa (Homepage) on 2011-07-05 12:05 (Reply)
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