In the Fitting Room: Peter Som for Kohl’s

Peter Som’s collection for Kohl’s hit stores earlier this month. This collaboration is only the fourth one in Kohl’s DesigNation program that brings high-end designer collections to Kohl’s stores at affordable prices. I was intrigued by the Peter Som collection from the moment I learned that it was inspired by the laid-back luxury of St. Barths, a tiny island near my homeland of St. Kitts.

About two weeks after the collection launched, I finally had a chance to explore it in-store. No worries, though, most of the items were still stocked in all sizes. The entire collection is now 25% off too!

1. Printed tank, size XS. 2. Postcard maxi dress, size XS. 3. Printed shift dress, size XS.

After one visit to the fitting room, the above three items emerged as favorites because they look luxe and fit well. The printed shift dress, for example, is silky and has lots of movement. It’s totally a twirl-worthy dress! After seeing these items, I believe I would also like the mixed print dress and palm leaf dress, though not available in-store, because they are similarly constructed.

Going into Kohl’s, the striped maxi dresses were favorite picks. They are, however, made of a very lightweight rayon/spandex blend that’s somewhat clingy and offers little support. As a result, I would probably only wear this dress on or around the beach. They are so beautiful though!

1. Striped maxi dress, size S. 2. Striped maxi dress, size XS. 3. Postcard maxi dress, size XS

P.S. I’m only 5’4″ and the length of the maxi dresses is perfect for me with flats. 

Taller women, then, may find these dresses somewhat short.

Have you shopped the Peter Som for Kohl’s collection? What are your favorites?


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  1. April 22, 2014 / 1:53 pm

    I'm in love with the pineapple tee shirt! I may bite the bullet and get it.

    • April 22, 2014 / 3:58 pm

      That pineapple tee is so cute! I love the texture of it too…very luxe! It's definitely worth a revisit.

    • April 22, 2014 / 3:59 pm

      The maxi dresses are so adorable! Btw, I'm not sure if it's visible in the pics, but those dresses have a chiffon stripe detail at the bottom. I hadn't noticed that until I saw them in person.

  2. April 22, 2014 / 3:06 pm

    The striped maxi dresses are so pretty! I noticed you tried on both the XS and S – what did you think about fit between the two?

    • April 22, 2014 / 4:05 pm

      Good question, Lisa. The XS definitely fit me better at the top and overall. The multi color stripe dress wasn't available in the XS at the time I visited. The material on the dress is very stretchy, so this wouldn't be one to size up on.

  3. April 22, 2014 / 7:30 pm

    I immediately had to pick up the white motorcycle jacket when the collection came out. After seeing how great everything looks on you, I think I need to go back and take another look at the dresses!

    • April 23, 2014 / 1:44 pm

      I think I need to head back to Kohl's too, Diane. I totally overlooked that motorcycle jacket and the vest. Actually, those items may not have been in my store.

  4. Anonymous
    October 4, 2014 / 4:33 pm

    You can find some of these pieces on clearance for 80% off. I found the pants & a maxi dress