Review: Peter Pilotto for Target

While I found most of the prints for the Peter Pilotto for Target collaboration a little dizzy, there were a select few pieces that caught my attention. Of the 60 odd items, the 3 pieces in the monochrome were the most interesting to me. (What a surprise, right? 😉 )

Peter Pilotto for Target black white green netting printMy Peter Pilotto for Target picks – Black/White Rash Guard, Black/White Skirt, and Beach Towel

I was quite taken aback with the one-to-one dollar to pound conversion for prices of the items on Net-a-Porter (NAP) for those outside of the US. They also didn’t carry the full collection like Target and likely stocked less pieces too. I ended up ordering from both, Target and NAP in order to obtain the 3 items that I wanted. I would’ve preferred to be able to order from Target for the price difference but sadly the beach towel was already sold out. While I was able to order the rash guard and beach towel from NAP, the wrap skirt was sold out, so this review is for the beach towel and the rash guard. (I won’t receive the skirt till next month as it’s in the US.)

As G and I will be going on an island vacation in May, I wanted a better beach towel than the current ones we have. The beach towel came nicely packaged in NAP‘s dust bag. While the print is nicer than our current beach towel, the quality was the same, which was disappointing. (I was hoping for a thicker material!) For $25, I was expecting the quality to be a little better but alas, I guess one is merely paying for the print of the towel in this collaboration. For reference, the towel is made from 100% cotton and measures 62″ (158cm) by 35″ (89cm). (It’s currently sold out on both sites but if you add it to your Wish List on NAP, they’ll send you an email when they receive a return)

Net-a-Porter dust bag for the Peter Pilotto for Target beach towel

Peter Pilotto for Target Printed Cotton Terry Beach Towel

Peter Pilotto for Target Printed Cotton Terry Beach TowelPrinted Cotton-Terry Beach Towel $25/£25

I had high hopes for the rash guard as I love the mix of print which was less busy than the other items and it was a unique item (Peter Pilotto doesn’t carry swimwear in their main line). I’m also a sucker for open back tops, so I had to buy it! I ordered both the XS and S to try and the sizing fell short of my expectations. The XS was too short on me while the S was too loose on me. Sigh. 🙁 For reference the XS measures 20″ in length, 14.5″ from underarm side to side, and 25″ for its sleeves. The S in contrast measures 21.5″ in length, 15.5″ from underarm side to side, and 26″ for its sleeves. Kindly note the extra inch of fabric on the S as compared to the XS in terms of fit resulting in a gaping open back! (I’m pinching the extra fabric in the modeling pic below.)

Peter Pilotto for Target rash guardBlack/White Print Rash Guard $30/£30 in Extra Small

Peter Pilotto for Target Rash Guard SmallBlack/White Print Rash Guard $30/£30 in Small

Close up detail of rash guard and beach towel

Close Up Detail back of the Peter Pilotto for Target rash guardClose up detail shots of the rash guard front and back

As much as I love the rash guard, it looks like I’ll have to return them with a heavy heart. While I would like to think that the S can be altered to fit, I’m not sure if it’s worth the cost and if it’s even possible due to the design, i.e. open back. Suffice to say, my package will be returned to NAP just as I received it. Boo! Did you buy anything from this collaboration? What are your thoughts?

2 thoughts on “Review: Peter Pilotto for Target

  1. Katie

    Thanks for the reviews! The beach towel is pretty cute. I am sorry that the top didn’t work out. I was a little tempted by this collection, but overall it wasn’t one of my favorites, so it was a no go for me.

    1. fauxionista Post author

      The towel is cute but sadly at £25, I feel it’s way overpriced for it’s quality. Sorry to hear that you didn’t like any of it though. Although, perhaps you might find yourself picking up an item or two, should you find them on sale in Target at a later date! 😉


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