Victoria Beckham is the queen of fashion luxury. The artist formerly known as Posh Spice is a high fashion darling, and her prices prove that — she regularly designs dresses priced well over $2,000.
So for her to turn and do a collab with Target, where I could get the Victoria Beckham experience for a quarter of the price, I was thrilled. And when I heard that the ENTIRE line would be size-inclusive, with nearly all pieces available up to a size 3X — I was delighted. Everyone deserves awesome fashion.
Lauren and I decided to try everything on and see how good the Victoria x Target really is. Would we feel like Spice Girls? There was only one way to find out...
The first item we tried was this satin skirt, which felt like ~luxury~. And the flowers were as vivid in person as they were online.
Lauren ordered this skirt in a 2X, while I ordered it in a straight-size medium ($30, Target).
Lauren had mixed feelings on this one. "I loved the photo-realistic spring design, but the fit was weird."
This skirt looked TINY, and while putting it on, I was reallyyyy nervous. I was getting mentally prepared to hear something rip. But it zipped up with no problems, and I surprised myself by loving the fit.
Next we tried this neon pink drop-waisted dress, and immediately began questioning our life choices.
I'm in a medium and Lauren is in a 2X. Jaquard drop-waist dress ($40, Target).
Photos don't do it justice, but this pink is SO MUCH. It was so bright that it almost overshadowed out the delicate details of the dress.
"I cannot stand the way this pink dress falls," said Lauren. "The hem and shape completely cancelled out any curves I had and I sort of felt like a Barbie flight attendant but less glamorous."
The color was so loud, I felt like the dress was wearing me. And the dress tragically made my butt completely disappear.
Next, we tried another dress, this time in a fun color-blocked style with scalloped detail.
The fall color scheme on this dress means that it could fit in with multiple seasons. I am, again, in a size medium and Lauren is in a 2X ($40, Target).
Next we tried the craziest item in Victoria Beckham's collection — a '70s printed romper.
I'm wearing the retro floral tie-waist romper in a medium and Lauren is in a 2X. ($30, Target).
While the straight-size romper had no wedgie issues, I found the print difficult. Since I don't usually wear color, it was hard for me to really enjoy this look. But if '70s poolside chic is your jam, then this is the jumper for you.
Lauren and I were really excited to try this dress, since it was also featured in the ad campaign. And it didn't disappoint. The satin fabric was soft, it was comfortable, and the calla lily photo print was very vivid.
I'm in a medium, Lauren is in a 2X. Calla lily dress ($35, Target).
And I thought this dress was prettyyyy. The flower hit in the right place and the drop peplum on the bottom was just the right amount of flare.
I did not have the too-big armhole problem, which means that was exclusive to the plus-size version of the dress. Not good. But I definitely would get a lot of wear out of this dress.
And the last look Lauren and I tried on DELIVERED. This gorgeous black dress was, hands down, the STAR of the collection for both of us.
Yes, we know we're moody and mysterious in our black collared dresses ($35, Target).
Overall, we were really happy with the Victoria Beckham x Target line. The quality of the pieces were really good, especially for the price. But there's definitely still work to be done for the plus-size offerings!
But there were still some fit issues — some of the items that fit myself in a straight-size medium didn't transfer as well to a 2X plus-size. But it's a good, inclusive start. If Victoria Beckham and Target continue collaborating, it would be great to see silhouettes that work on a variety of sizes and also heights — because doesn't everyone deserve fashion that spices up their life?