Things Have Gotten Super Weird in the Target Women’s Department

  1. LeighTX says:

    My fashionista 20-year-old daughter literally asked for a fanny pack for her birthday. She loves mom jeans, and she’d wear that striped jumpsuit, too, only she’s 6′ tall and skinny and would look amazing in it. The 80s are back, baby, only now we’re too old to pull off the look! 😛

  2. Meredith says:

    Perhaps Barnum and Bailey’s dropped the elephants and picked up a Target partnership. I suppose clowns need to get their clothes somewhere too. These clothes might make sense if they are just sold for Halloween as Target’s costume assortment.

  3. Abby says:

    I like how Target’s new line is actually more fashionable than before. Maybe it’s a city thing, but I don’t find these clothes to be questionable at all.

  4. Lb says:

    Actually laughing out loud. This is the best!

  5. Colleen says:

    Just a lot of 50 something buyers.

  6. Dean says:

    Now I have to watch “The Breakfast Club“ again.

  7. Eliza says:

    To be fair, the Wild Fable label is for teens. It’s meant to be trendy. The cut is for girls 12-18 and that’s what they’re wearing today. “Mommy” jeans and pants are coming back because the high waist tucks in those muffins and is more flattering. The sweatshirt and floral skirt is what I’ve seen in high school and college campuses. Fashion is cyclical. Target has plenty of other fashion options that aren’t pictured. There’s lots of basics that sell for very good prices.

  8. Daphne says:

    What a joke I would never put my kid in any of those clothes! You my friend are hilarious & some of these people need to get a sense of humor!

  9. Lindsay Ferrier says:

    I think if fashion makes you angry, YOU’RE DOING IT WRONG. 😂

  10. Tina says:

    I love that these styles have return and I rock a fanny pack proudly. Just not on my boobs.

  11. Bernice says:

    So almost no one commenting here has any clue what the current trends are for 15-25 year old girls? What they are selling is straight from the most current streetwear. The context is a mixture of irony, whimsy, vintage throwback, a little rebellious. Some started w young
    girls buying used classic Levi’s and cuffing the pant legs and trying to put use to garments sourced from Goodwill and St.Vincent. Target is actually surprisingly on top of the trends. But if people
    commenting are not spending time in Major cities?? The buyers are probably in their 20’s.

  12. Angi says:

    Or maybe it’s just hilarious to those of us who wore and then rejected the originals when they went out of style.

  13. Laura says:

    I laughed out loud while reading this article. I think it’s hilarious when people (adults or teens) buy into the fashion industry’s marketing of recycled styles as something fresh and new. This stuff was ugly and unflattering in the 80s and it’s still ugly and unflattering today.

  14. Kayla says:

    I’m so glad it isn’t just me that noticed this! I walked into Target to buy toilet paper and cereal and saw the early 90’s we’re back, and NOT in a good way! You didn’t mention the cropped sweaters, strappy backpack pouches, the acid wash baggy overalls and the stirrup pants! The western shirts reminded me of the Little House on the Prairie ruffled shirt trend of the early 80’s. Don’t get me started on the 70’s inspired tennis skirts. I was like, Target, you on some kind of acid trip!

  15. Faith says:

    FBI statistics show the third most common place for a rapist to find a victim is the ladies room. So to all the ignorant people screaming at you for being a good mom, let them use the ladies rooms where men are allowed. I’ll keep my daughters safe.

  16. Faith says:

    Me too. You’re completely right.

  17. paz says:

    hahaha you’ve just gotten old enough to be freaked out by the fact that retro includes eccentricities from an era in which you have lived!

    take a moment and have empathy now for those of us seeing these
    fashions from the perspective of the 3rd time around!!!

  18. Kay says:

    I avoid shopping at Target for almost anything, due to their bathroom policy! Don’t care what they carry!

  19. Nikki says:

    I bet my mom still has some of my “vintage” clothes from Jr high & high school at her house…maybe I can market them as “gnarly, bitchin’, rad, totally tubular” or whatever slang the kids are “reinventing” these days instead of hey you looking for a gag Halloween Costume?!?! LOL

  20. Erin Leraris says:

    Nailed it. My 17 year old is all over these looks — I’ve watched her jeans creep up and up and up her midsection. Fanny pack, scrunchy, acid wash, Bert and Ernie stripes… all of it lives on her floor.

  21. Kecia says:

    No thanks -once you’ve worn a style,
    You aren’t allowed to wear it again when it comes round again. To young girls they’ve never seen this look, so they think it’s all awesome and want to rock it. I was rolling my eyes when they started wearing high waisted pants as they look so silly. Sadly it means we are getting older and getting shoved into another clothing department that I call Lame.

  22. Denise says:

    I’m so happy to have stumbled on your blog. I had a good laugh and decided to never shop at Target.

    Have a great day from Quebec, Canada.

  23. Tessa says:

    Sorry, but are you all in the mid West? I see these pictures on your sites, but honestly have never seen these horrible combos in Southern California. No one would be caught dead in these outfits.

    If desperate, check qvc or something on TV. Much more current. Mizrahi, Mackie, Rivers, Halston. No one should depend on Target.

  24. Michelle says:

    someone obviously found some forgotten shipping containers in the back of an abandoned warehouse in Taiwan; Target, which has had to close a few stores lately, got wind of this and probably figured what the hell, why not? They had to get it for practically free, so they’ll make a few bucks just from kids buying this stuff for Retro Day at school…well played, Target, keep mining those abandoned warehouses.

  25. Lindsay says:

    Tessa, these pictures were actually taken in Nashville… so expect to see these looks come to Southern California in the next several months. 🔥 🔥 🔥 😂

  26. Noelle Pacl says:

    Love this. Every Monday I go to Target and find the most atrocious outfit to try on. Snap a picture and share with Facebook friends. It’s hilarious.

  27. Jessica Hirshorn says:

    … but ya gotta admit fanny packs are cool! That’s one trend that I am glad is back. 🙂

  28. Sharon says:

    I can only hope that big hair comes back too! Love me some high waisted jeans and big hair!

  29. Karen Funk says:

    I still wear all those clothes because I’m dirt poor.
    I’ll finally be in fashion again👍

  30. Cynthia says:

    That was a very funny read! I read somewhere recently about this being the season of peak sneaker silliness haha

  31. Dawn Gibson says:

    I would like to see the plastic neon jewelry to accessorize with….. Bahahahaha. We might not have been serious fashionistas in the ’80’s, but boy was it a great decade to grow up in. ‘Cause girls just wanna have fun!

  32. Patricia says:

    One word no one mentioned… Courderoy!

  33. Vicki says:

    Laughing so hard! It is indeed the third time around!! Also velvet, which I kind of like. I do think the high waisted jeans that are long enough and not acid washed or buttoned are a good thing. Even when I was small I could only deal with the Levi’s as cut offs in the summer, and they were low cut and they were boys jeans. But let’s say I have not been that small for a while and I for one am loving the high waisted pants.

  34. Tammy Wilkes says:

    Let us not forget the neon pants and shirts/sweatshirts of the 80s. What about the parachute pants and the “pleather” or leather pants. Leg warmers made a comeback too. Way too funny to see some of these comeback as fashion. Only young skinny girls can rock them.

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  36. Andi says:

    I think it all depends on your confidence on how you wear your clothes. Just sayin.

  37. Linda says:

    Ugliness overload!!! I’m still trying to figure out the whys of the popularity of the ripped jeans that have been so popular in the last few years. I’ve seen kids wearing them for Senior pics and even women in their 40s & 50s. When I ask why they like them, they just look at me as if I have grown a second head. I really would like to know. (And many of the ripped jeans are super expensive!) In my day (yes, showing my age) we would have thrown them out deeming them as unwearable in public!

  38. Annie says:

    Come on ladies cut the Target buyers of the USA midwest some slack… clearly they are visually impaired and mentally challenged! Either that or they were late getting their orders in and had to take the left overs that no one else wanted! So glad I live in Australia right now! 🙂

  39. porcupinegirl says:

    OMG. I just made a post on Tumblr about the clothes at Target and a friend pointed me here and I am so glad I’m not the only one to have noticed this. For years, going into the women’s clothing department has been a struggle as I tell myself that no, I do not need another adorable $25 dress or $20 cardigan.

    It is… not a struggle anymore. I couldn’t find a single thing I would be caught dead wearing, except for maybe a couple of plain winter coats.

    When will our non-crop-tops come back from the war?

  40. Robin says:

    I’m just going to place this right here. In hopes that one people care about actual data when they’re protecting their youth from the evil Target bathrooms.

    The only thing evil about Target is its participation in fast clothing which is environmentally and socially questionable.

  41. Teena says:

    Do the people protesting the evils of bathroom choice even know a trans person? Have they ever met trans person?

  42. Teena says:

    I personally am warning my children to be more frightened of bigots.

  43. Annie says:

    Never heard the term Boob Bag. All it is is a fanny pack crossbody. New way to display old things I guess. I am 53 and never hear of it. Seems like a missmash of 70’s and 80’s style.

  44. Katie says:

    The IKEA bath mats are so much better! Target has nothing for me these days…

  45. kfreed says:

    Beware, it’s not just Target. The carnival “look,” apparently is “in” – check the runways. Then google “fugly is the new pretty.” Yeah, NOPE. They’ve gone full on Hunger Games on us. The retail shops are clearly going with this in spite of the fact that they’re losing their shirts on the cheaply made bargain basement junk they continue to try to foist upon us. So, hey, why not double down. It’s gonna a be a full on boycott, boyos. Stop messing with us.

  46. SeaweedBitch says:

    The fact that you learn what’s going on in the world from Facebook of all places (people still use that? I thought it was just for suburban old bitties and… oh, nevermind.)

    Drink your milk of magnesia and take an evening off the internet. You’re out of touch and think it’s okay to ridicule younger women who are still “with it”. I guess that’s what Facebook teaches you.

  47. Jennifer Glancy says:

    This leggings for pants movement has lead us to a scary place. Side note, What am I wearing right now? Leggings! And my hair has been waiting for an 80s revival. I’m buying stock in Aquanet.

  48. Sara says:

    This made me laugh out loud. Thank you

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