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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The Jade Gown


Looking for a gown you can really sparkle in? Igigi has the amazing Thalia gown. It doesn’t have any glitter or sequins but still manages to sparkle. I love the black lace overlay on jade lining. It also has a sweetheart neckline and piping that accentuates the waist for an elegant look. So pretty. And the possibility for so many occasions: bridesmaid, wedding guest, prom, formal dinner, dinner theatre… I’m sure you can think of more.

The plus size Thalia gown from Igigi is a beautiful black overlay on jade.

This floor length gown is available in sizes 12 to 32 for $225. If floor length is not your cup of tea they have many cocktail style dresses to choose from. Or if you actually need a wedding dress they have a few of those too.

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Plus Size Wedding Dresses

Plus Size Wedding Gown from Sydney's Closet

It is possible to look at a huge selection of wedding gown designers (who actually offer plus sizes) without leaving the comfort of your home. If you have someone to help you with your measurements you can even get a made-to order one. Plus Size Wedding Gown from Sydney's Closet

There are two long running shops that I most recommend to women. The first is Sydney’s Closet which has been online since 2002 providing plus size gowns for weddings and proms. Their online shop dresses the curves of excited women size 14 to 44. One of my favorites is the Aurora D’Paradiso Bridal Style 6866 in sizes 14 to 32 for $499. It has simple soft lines with just a hint of draping and flutter.

The other place is PS Bridal, formerly Plus Size Bridal. This long time contender used to be be strictly plus but now offer regular and plus sizes up to size 32. They carry a lot of professional designers like the respected Alfred Angelo. Their website isn’t as pretty as Sydney’s but they are definitely worth checking out.

Both online bridal shops ship to Canada but please read their shipping, sizing, and faq information before ordering. And don’t forget to give yourself LOTS of time for shipping.

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