Pick of the Week: Isaac Mizrahi for Target Taffeta Ruffle Party Dress, $49.99

Isaac Mizrahi for Target® Taffeta Ruffle Party Dress, $49.99 at Target.com

This dress by Isaac Mizrahi at Target may look like an inverted snow cone, but it’s all high style.  it actual reminds me of something John Galliano might consider putting on the runway for Dior’s Spring 2008 Paris Couture show (pair with some crazy Victorian hat and 7 inch platforms) .

Granted, not every fashionista can pull a dress like this off, but for those that can, this the dress makes an excellent choice either for prom (although you may not want to wear a dress from target to the prom) or a spring formal event (but not a spring wedding- way to many ruffles).

Who Can Wear it: Those who are smaller on the bottom than top, extreme fashionistas who are looking for something different on a budget, high school divas looking for an interesting (but low price) prom dress.

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Comments

  1. jj says

    Oh dear.  I’m smaller on the bottom than the top, but I would not wear that.  It would make my waist nonexistent and both my top and my bottom half look blousy and overblown.  Not a look for the high waisted, short and busty, that’s for sure!

    It would be really cute on young girls with reed-like figures though!

  2. suz says

    Have you seen it in person, Kathryn? The Mizrahi stuff looks lovely in Target’s pics but IME in real life it’s dreadfully cheap looking—several steps down from non-“designer” Target clothing.

  3. TBF says

    Hey Suz-

    I actually do visit the showroom of target’s pr firm in person- so I see it in person… like I said, not everyone can (or should) buy the dress.. also the model in the picture is horrible. I wish they styled it a bit more

  4. Susan says

    Kathryn, this is the first time that I’ve ever disagreed with you. Ever! But I gotta do it this time, that dress is hideous. Maybe on a 12-13 year old with no woman’s shape it would be cute, maybe, but Lordy I hope that style doesn’t come “in” for adult women!  :)

  5. TBF says

    I know you guys don’t see it.. It is a bit hard to and it’s not like it’s made easier by the crazy looking model. But close your eyes and imagine Naomi Campbell working the dress down the Paris runway…

    Not everyone can do it… it’s not aa mass market dress.. the styling is very “high fashion” and I was shocked to fine something like this at target of all places..

  6. TBF says

    I know you guys don’t see it.. It is a bit hard to and it’s not like it’s made easier by the crazy looking model. But close your eyes and imagine Naomi Campbell working the dress down the Paris runway…

    Not everyone can do it… it’s not aa mass market dress.. the styling is very “high fashion” and I was shocked to fine something like this at target of all places..

  7. Maureen says

    Oh how cute! Definetely an acquired taste but cute. I love Issac, he does a nice job on his line/range for Target.

  8. Holly says

    Kathryn,

    I totally agree with you-gorgeous dress-not for me, but when I was in high school and a little thing I would have absolutely rocked this at prom. Wow!

  9. says

    I agree with Kathryn, I love the dress, it looks like an update balloon skirt but with the right accessories you can really make this work.

    It may not fit everyone but I really like it….

    Chole

  10. Mackenzie says

    i really like it!! haha i exactly fit the description of what you guys are saying could pull it off. and i’m a dancer so big poofy skirts are nothing new.

    i wish that the top were a little more interesting, or at least a little more flattering for the very small chested, because right now it reminds me of a ballet costume a little TOO much.

    if the top were different i would totally wear this in black to a dance. totally. (yes i’m in high school and do read this blog)

  11. Nancy B . says

    That’s the kind of dress that looks absolutely fab on the right person and I applaud Isaac for taking his fashion sense to Target, but unfortunately at that price there are going to be more women who shouldn’t be wearing it doing so.

    I know that would look dreadful on me – I carry all my weight in my bottom half (and most of that is in my butt…lol), plus I’m very large-busted, and those pleats would make me look, in the words of my dearly departed Aunt Bertha, like the side of a barn.  LOL

  12. says

    Wow, this dress is awesome! I think the model’s awkward post makes it look weird (and the shoes that are paired with it aren’t the best).  Good find :)

  13. KatieM says

    This dress along with most of IM’s Target line will be featured (with tags on) at your local Goodwill.  I was just at the Goodwill in Dayton OH and previously at one in Santa Fe, NM and Target dumps a LOT of Issac’s line there.  There is a reason and it’s not just because it’s a tax deductable worthy cause.

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