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Here's My Milly for Kohl's Review Complete with In-Store Photos and Dressing Room Selfies


Milly for Kohl's

Yesterday I managed to time my son's sometimes-nap with a little shopping trip to Kohl's, where I scoped out the new Milly for DesigNation collection. While my store didn't have a huge selection, I was able to try on a few dresses and assess the quality and sizing. Here's what you need to know: Fit is true to size (similar to Kohl's ELLE brand). The fabrics feel soft and substantial. I had trouble with some zippers but no deal breakers with quality or fit. Be careful to note that some pieces which look like Milly are in fact part of the ELLE collection (like the lemon dress and the matching crop-top skirt sets you'll see featured below). The similarities are...awkward. But if you find yourself preferring some of the ELLE pieces, no harm in that!

The first dress I tried on was this colorful floral scuba dress ($51, down from $68) in a size 6. Longtime readers with an uncanny ability to remember strange facts may recall that I used to be a size 4 but this mama is now a size 6 and the dress fit true to size! My only concern with this dress is that the scuba fabric might get really warm and uncomfortable. To be honest I don't have any scuba pieces in my wardrobe so if you can shed some light on the fabric, that would be helpful! I love the length on this dress and comfortable short sleeves. You could pair this dress with opaque tights and a blazer in winter or nude sandals/heels in the spring/summer.

Next I tried on this pleated shirtdress, also size 6, in a stretchy sateen (cotton/spandex) - love the nautical, Parisian feel (the collection is inspired by Capri but still). Again, I felt the construction was good although I was just barely able to button it up (but no puckering/pulling). You could wear this with a cardigan for a casual Friday office attire in the summer, then out for dinner and drinks. Or with flats and a floppy hat on the weekend.

Finally I tried on this simple striped tee-shirt dress ($40.50), size medium. Love the soft cotton and it's thick enough to hide pantylines LOL. But I couldn't justify the price. Sorry to sound like a broken record but I guess I'm just cheap. I thought all the pricepoints were still a bit steep for Kohl's, even with the 25% off.

The lemon and stripes dress ($45) I tried on was from the ELLE collection (not to be confused with this lemon Milly dress).

Overall, the Milly for Kohl's collection has some standout pieces worth shopping. The colors were vibrant, the cuts flattering and the fabrics smart - if you're doing a budget line, pick fabrics that don't look cheap. Milly did just that. Also? Nothing's sold out (to the best of my knowledge) so you can shop in store or online at your leisure. Cheers to that.

Milly for Kohl's

Milly for Kohl's

Milly for Kohl's

Milly for Kohl's

Milly for Kohl's

Milly for Kohl's

Milly for Kohl's

Milly for Kohl's

Milly for Kohl's

Milly for Kohl's

Milly for Kohl's

Milly for Kohl's

Milly for Kohl's

Milly for Kohl's

Milly for Kohl's

Milly for Kohl's

Milly for Kohl's

Milly for Kohl's

Milly for Kohl's

Milly for Kohl's

Milly for Kohl's

Milly for Kohl's

Photos by The Budget Babe
Comments
I tried the yellow midi set on and I did not love the fit. But I do want some Milly pieces!
#1 Megan Zietz (Homepage) on 2015-04-24 15:49 (Reply)
That's too bad, it would look cute on you! It's funny though because I overheard some girls in the dressing room who were saying the same thing - one of them said she wished the crop top was more cropped.
#1.1 The Budget Babe on 2015-04-24 20:30 (Reply)
Thank you for this article! The collab is fab and I'm excited to get shopping...love the lemons!
#1.1.1 Terry on 2015-04-25 13:11 (Reply)
I was really excited for this collab, but I'm a little disappointed. I do love the floral dress that you tried:)

Wishes & Reality
#2 Heidi (Homepage) on 2015-04-24 21:54 (Reply)
The T-shirt dress is cute – I love the trim detail on the sleeves – but I agree that the $40 sale price is still a bit steep. Maybe I'll consider it if it gets discounted more.
#3 Nikki F. on 2015-04-25 08:52 (Reply)
So cute...can't wait to shop the line!
#4 Laura (Homepage) on 2015-04-25 09:53 (Reply)
I'm so glad I read this, because I'm just about to leave for Kohl's to go shop this collection!

Glitter Boots & Champagne Flutes
#5 Allie (Homepage) on 2015-04-25 13:03 (Reply)
As usual,great review BB! I found myself a bit disappointed in this one. I agree with you for the fabrication, it was a bit overpriced. I expect a lot of it to go on clearance or sale. I thought the abstract prints were dreadful, but I liked the floral (esp the dress you are wearing in the picture.)
#6 Mary Hall (Homepage) on 2015-04-25 17:57 (Reply)
All are beautiful!The one with stripes is great!
#7 kelly.kuil on 2015-04-29 06:33 (Reply)
Spring is so wonderful, love the models...
#8 Alice on 2015-04-29 06:34 (Reply)
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