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A colleague recently asked us for our take on the Forever 21 X Petro Zillia collab. Our honest answer was we thought it would be cute, but rather on the young side. And by young, we mean so body-con and/or short that one's buttcheeks would be in danger of hanging out in a number of the garments. The line popped up in stores this week, so we decided to inspect the merchandise for ourselves.
It's nothing life-changing, but the line boasts some seriously cute, candy colored confections. Very girly with a Lolita quality. As we'd hypothesized, it's not suitable for people over the age of 25: terrycloth tube tops, cropped sweaters, body-hugging stretchy mini dresses, and hipster booty shorts (which we carried into the dressing room, for the sake of photographing, and prayed that no one would notice). It's priced to be practically disposable: the most expensive thing was the black and blue strapless dress with the shadow-striped overskirt, at $29.99. The fit is typical of Forever 21, and the line seems a little better-made than most of the other fare in the store. It's like the sartorial equivalent of a summer fling: sweet and breezy but not something you're going to hold onto forever.
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