May 09, 2011
Calypso for Target Maxi Dress: Why do you only come in "crimescene" red?
I loved the shape of this Calypso St. Barths for Target maxi dress when I tried it on last week. And I briefly contemplated buying it to dye at home because I cannot get over the brightness of this graphic red. If I had swimsuits that were already in the color family I would probably feel differently but I don't. And I felt like the aftermath of Carrie at the prom. It was as if PETA thought I was wearing fur and TOOK ACTION. As much as I've tried to make myself feel comfortable, I am just not capable of sporting a red this bright, all over.
I bet a well cropped denim jacket would really do wonders with this dress. But if I have to layer over it, then its purpose of being an easy poolside/beach friendly frock is compromised. Fuchsia would have been preferable and for me a teal blue would have been perfect. For size reference, I'm wearing an 8. I think this GO collection runs like regular Target stuff, rather than being smaller like the other collections. The 8 was a fine fit.