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

  1. LeighTX

    October 25th, 2018 at 2:37 pm

    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

    October 26th, 2018 at 6:44 am

    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

    October 26th, 2018 at 7:11 am

    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

    October 26th, 2018 at 9:09 pm

    Actually laughing out loud. This is the best!

  5. Colleen

    October 27th, 2018 at 1:33 am

    Just a lot of 50 something buyers.

  6. Dean

    October 27th, 2018 at 8:49 am

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

  7. Eliza

    October 27th, 2018 at 9:32 am

    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

    October 27th, 2018 at 2:33 pm

    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

    October 27th, 2018 at 4:53 pm

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

  10. Tina

    October 27th, 2018 at 4:58 pm

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

  11. Bernice

    October 27th, 2018 at 5:02 pm

    Ummm
    Wow
    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

    October 27th, 2018 at 8:58 pm

    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

    October 28th, 2018 at 6:43 am

    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

    October 28th, 2018 at 7:13 am

    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

    October 28th, 2018 at 7:56 am

    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

    October 28th, 2018 at 7:59 am

    Me too. You’re completely right.

  17. La

    October 28th, 2018 at 11:34 am

    Eeek

  18. paz

    October 28th, 2018 at 2:48 pm

    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!!!

  19. Kay

    October 29th, 2018 at 12:11 am

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

  20. Nikki

    October 29th, 2018 at 6:23 am

    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

  21. Erin Leraris

    October 29th, 2018 at 10:27 am

    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.

  22. Kecia

    October 29th, 2018 at 3:15 pm

    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.

  23. Denise

    October 29th, 2018 at 3:38 pm

    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.

  24. Tessa

    October 29th, 2018 at 8:33 pm

    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.

  25. Michelle

    October 29th, 2018 at 8:49 pm

    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.

  26. Lindsay

    October 29th, 2018 at 9:57 pm

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

  27. Noelle Pacl

    October 29th, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    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.

  28. Jessica Hirshorn

    October 30th, 2018 at 6:37 am

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

  29. Sharon

    October 30th, 2018 at 6:55 am

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

  30. Karen Funk

    October 30th, 2018 at 10:51 pm

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

  31. Cynthia

    November 1st, 2018 at 12:04 am

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

  32. Dawn Gibson

    November 1st, 2018 at 6:19 am

    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!

  33. Patricia

    November 1st, 2018 at 5:13 pm

    One word no one mentioned… Courderoy!

  34. Vicki

    November 2nd, 2018 at 10:38 pm

    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.

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  36. Tammy Wilkes

    November 5th, 2018 at 2:12 am

    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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  38. Andi

    November 5th, 2018 at 11:56 am

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

  39. Linda

    November 8th, 2018 at 7:25 pm

    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!

  40. Annie

    November 9th, 2018 at 7:58 am

    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! 🙂

  41. Liz

    November 9th, 2018 at 6:54 pm

    Tune in Tokyo
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZER6HgIaGc

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