Follow College Fashion on Twitter!

Fabulous Find of the Week: Target Floral Print Dress


We definitely have fall fashion on the brain here at CF, and this week’s Fabulous Find is the perfect piece to rock on campus all season long: a floral print dress from the ever-fashionable Target.

This sleeveless dress comes in a dark floral print — which is perfect for autumn — and features a flattering ruffled top. When the weather is warm, you can wear this frock all on its own, but it’s also the ideal dress for layering during colder weather, making it a truly versatile item to own. Best of all, this dress rings in a just under $20, which makes it a budget-friendly piece as well.

Want to see what the dress looks like? Simply scroll on down to check it out.

The Dress:

Target Floral Ruffle Dress
Xhilaration Sleeveless Ruffle Dress in Navy — $19.99 at Target

Outfit Inspiration

If you like this cheap and chic dress, you’re going to love the outfits we put together for inspiration. Read on to find out three stylish ways to wear this week’s Fabulous Find:

Outfit #1: Girl Meets Boy

CF Fab Find Target Floral Ruffle Dress Outfit 1
Product Info: Dress- Target, Blazer- LC Lauren Conrad, Chain Brooch- Dorothy Perkins, Purple Brooch- Anthropologie, Shoes- Amazon, Tights- Steven Alan

This first look blends masculine and feminine elements to create a fashion-forward, polished outfit. Start by pairing our Fab Find with some gorgeous violet tights, which mimic the coloring found on the dress. A structured dark gray blazer adds structure and warmth, while lace-up black oxfords give off a comfortable and stylish vibe. Finally, accessorize with several vintage-inspired brooches, which help to dress up the blazer.

Outfit #2: Cozy Chic

CF Fab Find Target Floral Ruffle Dress Outfit 2
Product Info: Dress- Target, Scarf- ModCloth, Cardigan- H&M, Earrings- Dillard’s, Shoes-, Socks- Urban Outfitters

For this outfit, pair the dress with a comfy, oversized, neutral-colored cardigan for a laid-back look. Next, wear some hunter green knee-high socks with flat leather boots for a casual, yet chic vibe. A leopard print scarf adds a stylish touch, while gold pyramid stud earrings lend a hint of sparkle. This outfit would be perfect cute-meets-comfy look for hanging on campus during the upcoming semester.

Outfit #3: Dressed Up Glam

CF Fab Find Target Floral Ruffle Dress Outfit 3
Product Info: Dress- Target, Lip Color- Revlon’s Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in “Smitten”, Bag- Wet Seal, Belt- ASOS, Shoes- Charlotte Russe, Earrings- Miss Selfridge

Our final look is the dressiest of the bunch, making it the perfect ensemble for a nice dinner or another similar event. Start by pairing the dress with some strappy black heels, then add a bow-adorned belt for a glam look. Accessorize with a pair of elegant black feather earrings and a matching lace chain strap bag. For the finishing touch, add a bold lip color — like this balm stain from Revlon — which not only looks fab, but will last for hours.

Your thoughts?

What do you think of this week’s Fabulous Find? Would you buy this Target dress? Which look is your favorite? How would you wear the dress? Remember to leave a comment below and tell us what you think!

Posted on on August 13, 2012 / Filed Under: Shopping / Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Blog Widget by LinkWithin

19 Responses to “Fabulous Find of the Week: Target Floral Print Dress”

  1. 1
    August 13th, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    Love, love, love! The second outfit is my favorite; great job, Ashley!

  2. 2
    August 13th, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    Loving all three outfits! So ready for fall clothes.

  3. 3
    August 13th, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    Outfit two is excellent!

  4. 4
    August 13th, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    I love all of these outfits! Great find.

  5. 5
    August 13th, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    Absolutly love the second look!! Great find! :)

  6. 6
    August 13th, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    I adore the first look! How do the ruffles look with larger chested women?

  7. 7
    August 13th, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    I love this post!! I have a top almost exactly like this dress. & ironically, I have the actual leopard scarf in the second pic! lol All three looks are so cute! I cant wait to try them out with my top haha thanks for posting tihs. :)

  8. 8
    August 13th, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    @Kalli I have a top with really similar ruffles to this one & I’m larger chested. The style works for me as long as I break it up with a cardigan, jacket or structured blazer; when worn on its’ own though, it can be a little heavy. Hope this helped! :)

  9. 9
    August 13th, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    Adore first outfit of girl meets boy!

  10. 10
    August 13th, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    I can’t gush over the second outfit enough!

  11. 11
    August 13th, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    Love the revlon balm stain that you included with the third outfit. It’s one of my favorite products to use!

  12. 12
    August 13th, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    I like all of the outfits, but the first catches my attention the most!

  13. 13
    August 14th, 2012 at 8:39 am

    I love the first outfit. You could wear it on a summer night or during daytime in fall!

  14. 14
    August 14th, 2012 at 11:19 am

    Love the third outfit! xoxo

  15. 15
    August 15th, 2012 at 10:00 am

    I’m a HUGE PLL fan, and in my mind are flashes of suitability of outfits for the characters. I see Spencer in outfit 1, Aria in outfit 2 and Hanna in outfit 3! All great outfits, well put. Kudos :)

  16. 16
    August 15th, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    Outfit two is adorable! I am loving those boots and I just found a great pair like it on the Chinese Laundry website. Perfection!

  17. 17
    August 15th, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    @Kalli- I think it really depends on the size, shape and placement of the ruffles– the ones on this dress seem like they could work on larger chests as well as smaller ones due to the fact that the ruffles are tiered.

    @Linda- Haha, I didn’t realize it until you said it, but I see what you’re talking about with the similarities to PLL characters! I just started watching the show last week, so maybe I was subconsciously influenced by the fashion in it? Anyway, I’m glad you like the outfits!

    Thanks for the comments everyone!

  18. 18
    August 25th, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    Hey, just wanted to say that I ordered similar boots from urbanog in outfit two; thanks so much for recommending them to me!!

Links to This Article

Leave a Reply


* Comment Rules: CF is a positive place and our comments section is no different. Constructive criticism is fine, but if you're rude, we'll delete your comment. Please use your PERSONAL name or initials and not your business name and do not put your website in the comment text, as both come off like spam. For more info, see our Comment Policy. Have fun & thanks for adding to the conversation!


* Want a custom avatar to show up next to your comments? Sign up for a free Gravatar.