Besides the faux Pashli purses, there was another item literally flying off the racks at the 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target launch- the BOOM sweater. I managed to snag (with the help of my sister), both the sweatshirt and the sweater dress.

boom sweater dress

I’m wearing the 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target sweater dress (and yes, that skirt is attached), a spiked pair of stilettos from Winners and a vintage red leather clutch.

boom sweater dress phillip lim boom sweater phillip lim target

While I’m totally in love with the print, I won’t be keeping this dress. I wanted to post a blog with it (I tried it on for all of four minutes and took these shots outside my house) to review the piece and show people how it looks on. I find the length is way too long, and while it looks great with a pair of stilettos, I couldn’t imagine this with flats – it would look so incredibly matronly. Also keep in mind that I’m almost 5’9″, and this dress hits below my knees! If you’re petite, I would definitely opt for the sweatshirt, or if you’re feeling crafty, cut off the chiffon skirt.

boom sweater dress phillip lim for target

Besides the length, I was disappointed with the fit. This is an XS by the way, and some serious inverted triangle silhouette is happening with a lot of excess on the shoulders. Unless you like the 80s, I’m personally not a fan of this shape. I’m sad to have had to return it, but I know somebody else will enjoy it!


  1. Paige September 22, 2013 / 12:00 pm

    I think this dress looks great on you! And I love how you styled it.
    I am petite (5’3) and I was wondering if anyone else was considering cutting off the skirt portion. It is just way too long on me!

    • Natalie Ast September 23, 2013 / 7:30 am

      Thanks Paige! If i kept it, I definitely would have cut off the skirt as well! The dress was way too long for my liking too

  2. June September 23, 2013 / 2:44 am

    You look so good in this dress!!!!! I haven’t seen anybody looks as good as you in this dress…

    • Natalie Ast September 23, 2013 / 7:29 am

      thanks so much June <3 i ended up returning it still because it wasn't versatile enough to wear with other pieces in my closet and i'm so cramped for space but thanks for your lovely compliments <3

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