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Victoria Beckham for Target Review + Dressing Room Photos, Sizing Tips

The Budget Babe reviews Victoria Beckham at Target with dressing room selfies and sizing details.


Well you guys, another day, another Target collab! I checked out the Victoria Beckham launch yesterday and probably posted way too many times on my Instagram Stories, so here's a recap plus some feedback I received from all of you. I love hearing everyone's take. Overall, it seems like people were loving the kids' clothing and having trouble with the fit of the women's collection. I went to my store at 2:30 in the afternoon because I woke up too late to go in the morning and then I got to church and I was like, ooooh right it's Palm Sunday (ie., longest mass ever), so I fully expected most items to be sold out but was hoping there'd be some stuff left - and sure enough, there was still plenty to choose from.

At my store, there was a lot of oohing and ahhing over the adorable dresses and outfits for little girls, tots and babes. So precious. I loved the muted color palette of blush pink, mint, gingham blue, and white, as well as whimsical details like scallops and lace.

As for the women's collection, there weren't many pieces I could see myself wearing. I tried on items that were left in my size like the gingham top I so wanted to love (made me look pregnant, and after two kids I can say that's not the look I'm going for at the moment), two rompers (looked super boxy on me and probably a nightmare to use the bathroom in), and a little black dress.

I will say that I thought everything fit true to size - the size Small fit for just about everything (comparable to Merona or LOFT sizing). The sleeves on the bomber jacket were a tad too short but I always have that issue. Otherwise, an awesome day to night piece for just $35.

The prices were amazing, too, I feel like Target kept them lower than some previous collabs. No complaints there. I heard some shoppers complaining about the prices for the kids' clothes and while I certainly don't spend that much on everyday clothes, it was worth it for one special spring dress or the unique clear rain jacket.

I loved reading all your comments on Instagram, too! Reader finiki says "Everything looks so elegant." This comment made me pause - I have to agree, I appreciate how Victoria Beckham played with proportions and off-beat colors and prints that made the collection feel elevated and relevant. Were the styles good for me personally? Not so much.

Which brings me to my next reader comment...peachesbeaches says, "I don't think it's Victoria Beckham's style? Maybe I'm wrong?? I can't imagine her walking around with a gingham top on." Having followed VB's streetstyle for a while now, I tend to agree. I can't see her wearing many of these pieces in her real life.

I left empty handed but I'll continue to stalk my Target for returns and who knows, I might not be able to resist picking up at least one souvenir from this collection.

What did you think of the collection? How does it compare to past Target collabs for you? What did you buy?


The Budget Babe reviews Victoria Beckham at Target with dressing room selfies and sizing details.

The Budget Babe reviews Victoria Beckham at Target with dressing room selfies and sizing details.

The Budget Babe reviews Victoria Beckham at Target with dressing room selfies and sizing details.

The Budget Babe reviews Victoria Beckham at Target with dressing room selfies and sizing details.

The Budget Babe reviews Victoria Beckham at Target with dressing room selfies and sizing details.

The Budget Babe reviews Victoria Beckham at Target with dressing room selfies and sizing details.

The Budget Babe reviews Victoria Beckham at Target with dressing room selfies and sizing details.

The Budget Babe reviews Victoria Beckham at Target with dressing room selfies and sizing details.

The Budget Babe reviews Victoria Beckham at Target with dressing room selfies and sizing details.

The Budget Babe reviews Victoria Beckham at Target with dressing room selfies and sizing details.

The Budget Babe reviews Victoria Beckham at Target with dressing room selfies and sizing details.

The Budget Babe reviews Victoria Beckham at Target with dressing room selfies and sizing details.

The Budget Babe reviews Victoria Beckham at Target with dressing room selfies and sizing details.

The Budget Babe reviews Victoria Beckham at Target with dressing room selfies and sizing details.

The Budget Babe reviews Victoria Beckham at Target with dressing room selfies and sizing details.

The Budget Babe reviews Victoria Beckham at Target with dressing room selfies and sizing details.
Mint lace bomber (only in stores), $35, wearing size S

The Budget Babe reviews Victoria Beckham at Target with dressing room selfies and sizing details.
Retro floral romper, $30, wearing size S

The Budget Babe reviews Victoria Beckham at Target with dressing room selfies and sizing details.
Scallop romper, $35, wearing size M, too roomy in the bust so I'd need the S

The Budget Babe reviews Victoria Beckham at Target with dressing room selfies and sizing details.
English floral satin dress, $35, wearing size S. Couldn't zip it on my own but it was the right size.



Comments
My daughter bought the black dress with white collar, and the orange scalloped romper, and they were both gorgeous on her! The dress looked severe on the hanger, but once on, gave a fresh, "cool" vibe. The children's clothes were so cute too, too bad there weren't any real options for little boys though! All in all I think it was a very nice collaboration.
#1 Suzanne on 2017-04-10 09:21 (Reply)
Sadly, the one thing I wanted was the fuchsia pants and those were sold out. They only made an appearance at one store, though. I was surprised because it didn't seem like there'd be high demand for fuchsia pants around here.

I loved and bought the black flower dress and skirt. I didn't get the matching black flower top because it felt a tad boxy.

The gingham top was huge! If they had cut down the fabric by half it would have been adorable and flattering, but it was definitely something to cause a case of mistaken late stage pregnancy. The gingham pants did not make it to any Tampa/St. Petersburg area Targets as far as I could see. I think I would have like those, but not with the top.

I tried the orange mini skirt that I thought I would love, but I felt it made me look wider. I did get the black one, but I already plan to return it.

I love the mint shorts and the pink brocade shorts. I did not get the matching bombers because those kind of jackets don't sell well here and I probably can pick them up later. If not, I won't be sad if I miss them. I have to decide if I want the shorts or not. They fit just a tad short and going up a size will make them too baggy.

I was afraid the sizing would run small, but I think they did a good job making it, like you said, similar to Loft sizing. I thought because Beckham looks so tiny that the clothes would be teeny tiny, too. There was a collab a couple of years ago that had a beautiful deep plum dress but the sizing was crazy, very small in the shoulders and waist but you really couldn't size up to make it right. I remember seeing that dress at Target forever on clearance and reading reviews about the lousy sizing, so maybe they got someone on it to fix the problem.

I also agree that it doesn't really look like Beckham's style, but I don't keep much tabs on her to really know. The colors and prints of some of the things reminded me of previous collabs. The black pants with the lily print did fly out of the store, but I was not interested in it at all. I thought the overall material, workmanship and price were all good. The shorts were lined!

My daughter did not care for a thing except maybe the raincoat. I thought the girl dresses were cute and well made, but she turned her nose up at them. The baby stuff was adorable!

Overall, I think a lot of these pieces may be in stores for a while. At least around here, since there were plenty of pieces in the small, extra small and medium sizes still at the 2 Targets I stopped at around 6 pm.

Also, I did not realize they put a 14 day return policy on these? I have to check my receipt, but if that is true, I wonder if even more stuff will end up on ebay?
#2 Buttercup on 2017-04-10 09:29 (Reply)
So glad you brought up the return policy - buyer, be aware.

Enjoyed reading your comments, Buttercup. Always good to have perspectives from around the country!
#2.1 The Budget Babe on 2017-04-10 16:22 (Reply)
i'm surprised you left empty handed. i purchased the black and white tulip-slit skirt and matching top, the black trousers with the lily, the orange one-shoulder dress, and the white blouse. purchased the raincoat and three dresses for my daughter. loved everything. thought it all fit very well.
#3 SFLlocal on 2017-04-10 10:49 (Reply)
I'm glad you found so many pieces to love, it was truly a very thoughtful, well-designed collection. I may go back. ;-)
#3.1 The Budget Babe on 2017-04-10 16:21 (Reply)
I haven't kept tabs on Victoria that much, but whenever I read an article about her, her style doesn't seem to match this collab completely, so I agree with that comment. I think some of the clothes looked a little costumish from the 60's- the black and white striped scalloped pieces and the 2nd photo with the dress with floral print s. I was hoping for more a 60's modern. I have seen lily print clothing from Target before; not sure if it was a collab or not; but just thought that was a bit odd. I am disappointed that they had some of the bee printed clothing online only. The top is the only thing I wanted, and it is sold out. I wonder if they will restock.
#4 Liz on 2017-04-10 11:49 (Reply)
There was a lily print shirt from Altazurra from a while back. I have it but it's navy blue. Very similar though.
#4.1 Tracie McAlister on 2017-04-10 13:45 (Reply)
You have such a good memory Tracie!
#4.1.1 The Budget Babe on 2017-04-10 16:20 (Reply)
I only got the mint lace dress and ordered the retro skirt.
#5 Tracie McAlister on 2017-04-10 13:42 (Reply)
I ordered the bee shirt and the pink and cream shift dress. I hope they will fit as I sized up because previous collabs running small. I just ordered online last night and they've already shipped
#6 Dana (Homepage) on 2017-04-10 13:54 (Reply)
I wanted to get the black flared pants and the lily shirt but by the time I got to the store, they were all sold out :-(

https://www.myblackcloset.com/
#7 Kay (Homepage) on 2017-04-10 19:53 (Reply)
Sadly, I found a lot of items didn't fit me right, though the sizing seemed true to size. I ended up with 1 item. Review at https://welcomeobjects.com
#8 Welcome Objects (Homepage) on 2017-04-11 01:05 (Reply)
I visited a couple of Target stores on Sunday to find appealing Victoria clothing displays, but after trying on a few items, I found fabric of lily pants and long-sleeved shirt, too thick and unforgiving (shows all little extras). The hot pink pants fit highly high-waisted and the jeweled jacket, a bit boxy. Unfortunately, disappointing for me.
#8.1 Lily WIlliams on 2017-04-11 11:57 (Reply)
I tried on so much and there were plenty of hits and misses. First, I too can’t picture Victoria Beckham wearing any of this, so that gave me pause. The patterns and appliques are so “signature” that they’ll get old fast. And, everyone will be wearing them. When you see more than one person wearing head-to-toe calla lilies, you know it’s toast! I found fit issues were a problem throughout the collection especially across the bust. The long black pants were a huge disappointment as they were cut without any room for actual hips-very specific body type only. The matching top was really nice but snug across the bust. I'm a 34D and always wear a medium at Target--it fit everywhere but was about 2-inches off on the bust. I found the dresses to be impossibly short and the few skirts, insanely short. The lace dress fit well and was long enough, but a mint-green lace dress? I know it’s a near-prefect replica of her expensive one, but the color? In navy, black, cream it would have been a 10. Same for the pink damask pieces which seemed very Amal Clooney but felt like cheap tablecloth material. What I did like (and bought)) were the white long sleeve shirt (very elegant), the scarves (nice fabric-could have done without the writing on them), the navy blue applique sweatshirt, and the gingham dress. The sleeeve on that dress are a bit strange, but it’s cute and summery. I’ve also ordered two online only pieces (a sweater and a jacket)–we’ll see! Thanks for your excellent review!
#9 Kate on 2017-04-11 11:15 (Reply)
I was not impressed by the fabric quality. Everything was pretty much double knit polyester ala 1978 and grandmas cruuse collection. If you aren't a size 6, everything is going to make you feel bigger as the drape is extreme. I bought the cream tuxedo blouse but it's not as glamorous in person (mostly because I felt lucky to find it at 8:30 launch Sunday. Most everything had sold out already.) the pants are super long. I am 5'9 and still had an additional 3".
Keep checking the target.com site. I found a bee top in size large with free shipping. Don't pay the eBay vultures!
#10 Kara on 2017-04-11 13:35 (Reply)
I think Victoria's style was somewhat there, but not fully.

I was very furtunate, there were only 10 ladies at my store at 8a and I was able to get several items. They had the entire collection except the pink top which was odd.

The sizing on the dresses and jumpers were just too boxy. I'm a true medium and I easily could wear a small/extra small.

I bought the calla lilies set in a S top because the M was still too big; the pants were true to size and the length was perfect with heels. I also got the pink pants and like the other comments you can tell your jiggles but I won't be wearing those in the daytime. And finally, I got the black pants because they fit amazing. I think it's a different material, because they're all the same cut, but for some reason they fit different than the other two.
#11 Lola (Homepage) on 2017-04-11 19:33 (Reply)
The florals were my favorite, and they quickly sold out in my store. The pop floral romper is so cute, I did not try that on. The bunny collared dress, mint lace dress, orange scalloped dress, and twill pants/fringe tank set were replicas of VB's VVB line and things she's worn. I thought the Girls' clothing was darling, and I had fun playing dress up with my friend and her 5-year-old daughter for my fitting room review. I always enjoy your write-ups! http://www.thekeytochic.com/2017/04/victoria-beckham-for-target-review.html
#12 Melissa @thekeytochic (Homepage) on 2017-04-13 08:22 (Reply)
BB, I have to agree with you & many of your readers, the fit on the women's collection is just not flattering for most of the garments. I have a lot of returns to do, and I don't see the eBay listings selling either. The dresses were better suited to little girls than women. I didn't post any dressing room photos because I didn't like the look.
#13 Mary Hall (Homepage) on 2017-04-13 09:16 (Reply)
Update to my review: I received two online only pieces yesterday and wanted to share my impressions. The first was the peplum jacket. I ordered this in medium, my usual Target size. For me, this piece was a miss. It's a bit large and all of the gathers around the waist added bulk and made me look larger than I am. Also, it looks strange when closed at the neck (there's no waist closure) and doesn't really work unclosed. Also, there was no real bottom offered that truly went with it. Back it goes.

The second is the sweater with white bands at the neck and cuffs. Again, I ordered a medium. For me, this piece as a hit! Lightweight but substantial, classy, elegant, but different, too. Good fit everywhere and long enough to wear with medium-rise jeans. This is a piece worth stalking. How its under $30.00 is beyond me!
#14 Kate on 2017-04-14 07:53 (Reply)
Quality is appalling the bee blouse fabric is stiff and horrible and really creases such a shame. Cala Lilly and Bee Scarf are beautiful.
#15 Valerie Graham on 2017-04-26 05:44 (Reply)
So disappointing! The orange dress was too loud, the shorts on the orange rompers were huge, childish designs. Only bought the hot pink sleeveless dress with white stripe
#16 Amiee on 2018-03-04 20:56 (Reply)
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