Growing up in New Jersey, the land of diners & malls, shopping was always a big part of my socialization. Black Friday was an annual tradition with the women in my family, and my best friend and I could count on more than one visit a month to one of our local malls. So when Target started popping up all over the state, it quickly became our go-to for regular shopping trips as there was practically one in every town.
Target was the first brand I remember offering a designer collaboration, and as a budding fashionista I was so excited to get to shop “designer for less.” But collection after collection was a huge disappointment, as almost nothing ever fit my chubby adolescent body. I settled for accessories and prayed for weight loss so that I could finally fit into the clothes I wanted.
Well, years have passed, and both Target & I have changed our views on bigger bodies, as finally ALL the Target designer collabs that are part of the 20th anniversary collection are available in size XS-3X!
I’m so excited to FINALLY be able to buy some of the pieces I lusted after for years!
The full list of designers includes: Michael Graves (1999-2013); Philippe Starck (2002); Stephen Sprouse (2002); Isaac Mizrahi (2003-2009); Erin Fetherston (2007); Proenza Schouler (2007); Thakoon (2008); John Derian (2008, 2010); Anna Sui (2009); Rodarte (2009); Stephen Burrows (2010); Zac Posen (2010); Harajuku Mini (2011-2012); Missoni (2011); Jason Wu (2012); 3.1 Phillip Lim (2013); Altuzarra (2014); Lilly Pulitzer (2015); Marimekko (2016) and Hunter (2018)
The collection will be available to shop in stores and on Target.com beginning September 14th. Women’s clothing sizes range from XS-3X, and men’s clothing sizes range from S-XXL.
Keep scrolling to see more of the look book images and tell me in the comments which brand you’re most excited to shop!
3.1 Phillip Lim
3.1 Phillip Lim
I’m so excited for this! First off, I cannot believe the first collection was 20 years ago – this makes me feel ancient. I love that they are offering sizes up to 3x – this makes me love Target even more. I love the Zac Posen dress you included in the images! Also very excited to shop the Lily dresses!
This is such a smart move by them! I hope they see just how much enthusiasm there is for stylish/designer plus-size clothing! Hopefully they keep up the increased size range for all collaborations going forward.