Celebrating Weddings with Igigi

My take on dresses for the bride, party, and guest from Igigi.

If you have known me any length of time then you know I am a huge proponent of Igigi both for their style and their quality made plus size clothing. While their everyday collection can be pricey for the average person their wedding selection is actually quite reasonable in the grand scheme of weddings. Their actual wedding gown line is not a huge selection (eight dresses at the moment) but they do have a nice variance of style from sleeveless to almost long sleeve. Here are my favorites for celebrating a wedding with Igigi:

The Plus Size Bride

I think my absolute favorite from the current collection is the Eugenia Vintage Plus Size Wedding Gown ($570). I love the beaded tulle fabric and sequin embroidery. The model is 5’9″ so expect to have to visit your seamstress if you are petite (actually with a wedding dress you should have at least one seamstress appointment anyway to make sure your dress fits to your curves).

A full length wedding gown.

My next favorite is the the Ever After Plus Size Wedding Gown ($525). What I like about this one is that it has the hi-low trend incorporated into its hem. It is a wonderful accent for showing off the legs but not your backside — the women with big butts know what I am talking about. I also like the deep plunging scalloped bodice. The model in this one is 5’11″ so again, a seamstress may be in order if you are petite or it might create a nice train.

A hi-low hem wedding gown.

Last up is the short and sweet Gisela Plus Size Wedding Dress ($235) with all over lace and sleeves. I like this one for a less traditional marriage, second marriage, or even as a second dress for the reception. Again, the model is 5’9″ so a seamstress is a definitely must to get the hem to hit the right spot.

A knee length wedding dress.

The Plus Size Bridal Party

I found it harder to pick some favorite wedding party dresses because the hottest items go really fast in the popular sizes so if you find something you like for your wedding party you have to act fast. At the moment these are a few of my favorites:

Mostly I love the Linea Plus Size Maxi Dress ($128) because of its Vermilion color. It’s a wonderful color for summer! You could have your maids all keep the maxi length or have them pick and choose their length by having a seamstress adjust the length.

A floor length maxi gown for a bridesmaid.

The Nencia Plus Size Cocktail Dress offers a more traditional look with the all over lace and navy. I love the allover lace look.

Short allover lace bridesmaid dress.

And finally I like the Francesca Plus Size Dress. While I am a fan of the dark cyan this is definitely one of the dresses I wish came in multiple colors every season — how about a bright pink, orange, and blue for summer? This is a flattering style that looks good on most body types, making it easier to be on display — weddings are like all day fashion shows with mandatory runways throughout the day.

An a-line bridesmaid dress.

The Plus Size Guest

As for guests, there are so many great dresses to choose from but I am partial to the maxi dresses.

My absolute fave is the Letta Plus Size Dress in Mandarin Rose ($168). It has such a pretty pattern and the mauve background lets you have that all over orange feel without the overpowering feeling all orange can bring. It’s a really nice color combination. The extra long sash helps break up the pattern too.

This mandarin rose maxi dress is an excellent wedding guest dress.

Next up is the Rainforest Paradise Plus Size Maxi Dress ($188). Again, it is the color combination that strikes me first. It is a good style for those very warm outdoor weddings with the short sleeves and long flowing skirt to keep the air moving.

A colorful maxi dress for summer.

And finally, the Tiana Plus Size Maxi Dress ($128). A very simple patterned maxi dress for a casual wedding.

A classic looking casual maxi dress for a wedding guest.

One of things I do think would make Igigi’s wedding collection complete would be offering multiple color options in their best styles; especially when it comes to bridesmaid options. But still there are many options to choose from if you are open.

Do you have any weddings you are looking forward to this summer?

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Voluptuous Ribfest

Plus Size Clothing from Voluptuous

If you live in the Toronto area Voluptuous Clothing is having a Ribfest and Sidewalk Sale at their Square One location (Mississauga) from July 15th to July 18th. According to the sales promo the sent out all $19.99 items are $9.99 and all 50% off items are now $19.99.

Their online shop isn’t open yet but the new website looks fabulous. Here are five of my favorite pieces from their summer collection:

Plus Size Clothing from Voluptuous

Working Curves with Grecian Goddess Collection

Kiyonna’s spring collection is a sophisticated sexy. Here’s a behind the scenes look at the photo shoot as well as an inpromtu interview with plus size model Ashley Graham.

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Spring Dresses


I don’t know what it is like where you are but it seems a bit early for spring. But that didn’t stop me from looking through Torrid’s look books. And what did I find? These really cute dresses that’s what! That shrugs and mini jackets that would work too.

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The Little Black Dress


Today’s little black dress is more sophisticated, more shapely, and most of all more fun.

One of my absolute favorites is the Nelli Dress designed my Monif C with lots of ruching for maximum effect. It is available in Canada from Lola & Gigi.

The Nelli dress is available in 1x and 2x for $298.

Update: Lola & Gigi has closed but you can purchase Monif C dresses direct.

Holiday Dresses


When it comes to holiday dresses, red is the most festive and black is the most common. Don’t limit your selection. Equally festive colors include purple, green, gold and silver.

1. Jones New York – Ruffle Front Swing Dress, $138
Sizes 14 to 20, available online


2. Addition-Elle – Dress with Flower at Waist, $179
Sizes 14 to 24, available online


3. Laura Plus – Holiday Dress, $195
Sizes 14 to 24, check in-store for availability


4. Toni Plus – Twist Front Dress, $225
Sizes 14 to 24, available online


5. MonifC Nelli Dress, $298
Sizes 1x and 2x, available online


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* Get your own holiday dress at Jones New York
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* Get your own holiday dress at Toni Plus
* Get your holiday dress from Monif C

The Little Black Dress


Like a good bra every woman should have the perfect little black dress. The Francesca Dress from plus size clothing designer, Igigi has to be one of the prettiest. Plus-Size-Francesca-Dress

This empire waist dress can be worn off or on the shoulder and the look can be changed up with a belt (either from your closet or one of the new sparkle belts Igigi is currently promoting — albeit a bit on the expensive side).

This dress is available in sizes 12 to 32 but because it is a popular item don’t expect the sizes to be available for long. The Francesca Dress sells for $162 U.S. I have a few dresses from Igigi and I can tell you they are well made and worth the extra money.

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