Dita Von Teese – Von Follies Range for Target – in store now!
Dita Von Teese is the latest in the line of Designers for Target here in Australia as we all well know. I know many of you have been anxiously awaiting this range to hit the stores, so I headed out this morning to see if it lives up to the hype. Firstly, I decided to head to a suburban store instead of the city, Chadstone or Doncaster stores where I know are always the busiest. Would the hype have reached the suburbs?
By opening time at 9am, I and my tiny assistant were at the doorstep, and we were the only souls around! Not even the staff opening the door knew much about the range, so I figured there wouldn’t be much competition.
Here’s the tips for you; the suburban stores don’t have the complete range. They don’t have the corsets, chemise, bustiers or suspenders, but they do have a good range of sizes. If you get stuck with your online purchases (you can shop for the range of Dita Von Teese Von Follies online here) or if you’re headed to the city and they are all out, make sure to hit up the suburban stores for your picks. Smart girls will head to the suburban stores where it isn’t so busy, to try their bras for fit , then be able to purchase the rest of what they want online, already knowing the correct size and without having the competition for sizes you’ll have when shopping in the larger stores!
Yes, I have made some selections for myself and no doubt they will make an appearance soon too. Once I’ve had a chance to give them a proper road test for fit, feel and how they stand up to the test of my real world day; I’ll have even more low down on this line. But in a nutshell, yes they are beautiful and very reasonably priced. I was expecting to see a stronger vintage influence in the finish though. For instance, the suspender belts do have proper and substantial metal clips, but they’re only four strap, not the six you’ll need to keep your seams straight. I’m also wary of how the weight of the elastic will stand up to a night on the dance floor, as wardrobe malfunctions have a high risk of occurrence with most ‘boudoir’ type suspender sets. The full brief knickers aren’t high enough waisted to give them a real vintage feel, but they are lovely nonetheless.
Have you been awaiting this launch and have you already picked out your favourites? Let me know!