When I lived in Texas I almost exclusively shopped at J. Crew and Madewell. Mostly out of ease (they were right across the street from my office) but also because I found their tees, jeans, and tanks the perfect fit for my on-the-go (and in the heat) wardrobe.
So, when Target debuted their Universal Threads line, I was absolutely in love. Thanks to my good friend Rachel, I was able to get a peek at how some of the pieces fit before I went to try them on myself. (I can’t stand shopping for clothes online. I have to try things on in person.)
Since my body type isn’t exactly what you would see in an ad, I thought it might be a good opportunity to try some things on and show you what I loved and what I didn’t love as much.
Knit Stripe Tank Dress – $19.99
I wanted to love this dress so much. I pretty much live in dresses during the summer, and they are a great option for the office too. But… I don’t know why the arm holes for this dress are so BIG. I tried on a large, but probably could have gone up to an XL if it wasn’t for the arms. Otherwise, I think I definitely would have left with it.
One of the main things I wanted to get from this collection was a sweatshirt and it did not disappoint. In these photos I’m wearing an XL, but I ended up sizing down and getting a large instead. These run big, so I do suggest sizing down. Plus the arms were super long on me!
I tried on a 14 short in these jeans and while the waist felt great, on my 5’3″ frame, the jeans were still a bit long, not to mention somewhat baggy. I prefer “super skinny” because I have major chicken calves. Although I will say, the price for these jeans is awesome. They are great quality.
Ruffle Sleeve Stripe T-Shirt – $17.99
You guys, I’m obsessed with this top. Ruffles? Check. Stripes? Check. Comfy? Check. Blue? Check. it’s like it was made for me. I will say that it is a bit shorter than most tops I wear, so it would probably look better tucked in. Needless to say this definitely came home with me. I’m wearing an XL in this pic.
Short Sleeve Button Down Shirt – $17.99
I was really on the fence with this top. I have a super short torso, so it came down really far in the back. So much so that it started to go over my butt. Not very cute. But, I love the color and the sleeve length. I might try this on again. I can’t remember if I tried on a L or XL!
Y’all might think I’m weird, but this t-shirt was actually too *thick* for me. I much prefer tissue tee shirts. It just felt bulky and uncomfortable. Unfortunately the jeans were a “no” as well. Too long and overall just loose. The t-shirt is an XL and jeans are a 16 short.
Tie Front Tank Top – $12.99
Honestly I’m kind of kicking myself for not getting this top. I love the color and I love how it falls. I may be going back to pick this up! I suggest sizing up. It is pretty sheer, just FYI.
I wanted to try on more, but I was on my lunch break, so I was limited on time. Hopefully I can go back soon and try on more! Overall I was really impressed with this line and think it may soon become a staple in my wardrobe.
Have you tried on anything? What was your impression?
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