Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Ohhhh...Ahhhh...FASHION!

With all the complaining we do about not having enough clothes to cover our ample bodies, we need to take a moment out of our day and praise Igigi.

A wonderful woman named Ozlem sent Lindsey and I both two of the cutest dresses in the world and therefore I'm going to pimp her and Igigi out as if I had a feather in my hat and a cane by my side.

It's, finally, so refreshing to be able to find a dress that's:

1. Pretty (Who knew larger ladies could wear pretty clothes??)

2. Cut for a woman's body (not just a fat body)

3. Appropriate! ( I can't stress this enough. The clothes cover where they should, expose where they should and flatter where they should)

Lindsey and I each got the Alluring dress. I've never really written a fashion review before, but I must say, with a cardigan and flip flops, I look cute at work. With a wrap and some heals (which I can barely walk in) I can go out at night. I read InStyle Magazine...I know all about work to evening looks! And this, my friends, is definitely one of them.

So, go to the website. Buy something and let us know what you liked.

And here is a coupon...enjoy!

32 comments:

Anonymous said...

Every link but the very last one is bad.

Anonymous said...

Nonetheless, the Alluring dress is indeed most fabulous!

- Lynette :]

Anonymous said...

Amazing dress. The Michelle Godet skirt with different colored layers is really beautiful too.

Anne said...

I love Igigi!! I bought the Marie lace dress for my brother's wedding last summer, and I got so many compliments on it...

Love, love, love that company!!

Gloria said...

Wow, absolutely stunning clothing. I love how the sleeves show some skin, but still keep the undesirable upper arm flab well concealed. I've had a problem finding formal clothing that covers the upper arms, but still looks sexy to. I especially love the the site's models are genuinely plus-sized and not the psuedo plus-sized models who are really sized 10 with clothes pinned to fit them, as in the Lane Bryant/Avenue catalogs.

Anonymous said...

$60 for a blouse? A wee bit out of my price range unfortunately. Luckily, I can usually find some very nice (affordable) plus sized outfits (that are pretty AND flattering) as Sears.

BeeBop said...

i love them. the prices are worth the quality. i bought a dress years ago from them for a mandatory work-related gala. they saved my sanity of huntin for a dress, and i looked buxom-gorgeous in a black number with a metal clasp at one shoulder. it was orginal, fit well, and draped nicely, and i felt like a million.

Anonymous said...

Loved the styles, but I wish they used natural fibres, even viscose rayon, instead of all that polyester. I'd gladly pay for silk, or even cotton!

oregongirl said...

They DO have very cute things. They have two disadvantages for me. One - their prices are quite high. Two - while the front of many of their dresses are cute, the backs are very plain and unadorned. I want to look as wonderful when I leave a room as when I enter it.

I usually shop at sizeappeal.com. It's a little more cutting edge, a little more contemporary (think dancing at a club), and definitely cheaper.

Anonymous said...

umm...

what has become of this blog. It used to be funny and intelligent and make me laugh and you'd post more than 3x a month.

But lately you've just been phoning it in and when you finally do post something you're fucking shilling for a company that gave you swag.

I'm sure you look great in the dress - post a faceless pic even - but come on, igigi is not why I come here. I have fatshionista for that, I'm here for your wit and intelligence and humor. Bring it back!

Anonymous said...

So agree with the poster above.
Not cool, fatties.

Anonymous said...

if you weren't fat, you wouldn't have to wear wraps

Anonymous said...

when you finally do post something you're fucking shilling for a company that gave you swag.

Yeah, first they want their readers to petition The Biggest Loser on their behalf (I still haven't gotten over the arrogance of that!) and now, as you say, they're blatantly shilling for a clothing company.

This most recent post has confirmed my growing suspicion that the Fatties see this blog as some kind of horribly misguided career move/business opportunity.

Sue said...

Huh. I guess differing opinions are what make the world go round - most of that stuff on Igigi is incredibly tacky. Are they out to make sure that all plus size women are shiny or something? What's with all of the cheap fabrics and icky excessive stuff on every shirt? Ick. This stuff is the 2007 version of fat woman applique shirts.

Anonymous said...

I love Igigi! I found out about them through Beauty Plus Power (http://www.beautypluspower). They're fantastic!

tara said...

I don't know why everyone complains so much about not being able to find any fashions for fat girls, that might have been true 20 years ago, but I have filled up more than a few credit cards buying fantastic clothing not only from stores like the Avenue and Catherine's, but from all kinds of catalogs-and I'm talking about sizes 16 through 34 (which has been my range). You all just aren't looking in the right places. I'm glad you've found another site who sells great clothes, but it's one of many!

Anonymous said...

I hate to say this, but I agree with the other bloggers who said that things have changed around here. I found this site a coulpe of months ago and I loved going back and reading the archives. They are so funny and they are really true. I love being able to relate to you girls on that level. Lately things around here are so lame. I don't care if someone gives you a cute dress....although I do care if talking about big girl clubs, or co-workers, or looking at other fat girls, or fax sex, or anything other than the shit you have been posting lately. Go back...go back to how it was before you started weight watchers..I miss that fat girl!

Anonymous said...

I must say, with a cardigan and flip flops, I look cute at work.

No, you look like a fat chick wearing a cheap, shiny dress with a cardigan and flip flops. Who wears flip flops at work anyway? Don't you work in an office?

anji said...

hey, how do you manage to score free goodies??? :P

I'd love to know how!

buffpuff said...

Seems like quite a few people prefer the Fatties McBlog to be beating themselves up rather than feeling good about themselves. I, however, am not one of them. You GO, girls! Work those curves; enjoy your new clothes. In fact, go buy lots more that make you feel just as great, and ignore the spiteful hags that envy your improved self esteem.

Anonymous said...

I must say, with a cardigan and flip flops, I look cute at work.

And I must say - you are in denial. You weigh, what? 250-300 pounds? No way is that "cute" whatever you dress it in.

Anonymous said...

There is an interesting* post about professional-looking clothes in larger sizes on Alas a Blog (sorry, I don't know how to link to it).

*Interesting, because some of the comments face up to the unwelcome fact that the reason manufacturers don't make high quality clothes in a wide range of sizes is that there isn't enough profit to be made. There's just no way round this. If you want natural fibres - wool, linen, silk - and good cutting and tailoring, and you are taller, shorter, wider or narrower than the most profitable section of the market, the only answer is to have your clothes made to measure. Manufacturers can't take the risk of having large stocks of high-cost garments unsold at the end of the season. But since polyester and overseas mass-production are both cheap, there will always be lots of shapeless shiny stuff to choose from.

buffpuff said...

While things may be far from perfect on the plus-sized clothing front in the US, they're infinitely worse in Europe, choice and price-wise. Perhaps it's dependant on whereabouts in the US you live but, personally, I've bought scads of fabulous clothes in cotton, linen and silk when I've been over visiting friends in the South. Admittedly it's slightly harder to find natural fabrics during the winter months but it's certainly possible. I swear by Nordstrom but I'm reliably informed that Macy's in New York boasts an extensive plus-sized department with collections offered by many upmarket labels not generally known for plus-sizes.

Anonymous said...

While things may be far from perfect on the plus-sized clothing front in the US, they're infinitely worse in Europe, choice and price-wise.

Aw, Puffy, you don't need a professional wardrobe. Just rock up to work in a shiny synthetic dress, a cardigan to cover your fat arms and flip flops. You'll look "cute". Promise.

buffpuff said...

Fortunately, anonymous, since I am not an office drone and loathe uniform of any kind, I've no need of a 'professional wardrobe' as such. Furthermore, while living in a climate that necessitates the occasional use of cardigans, I wouldn't be seen dead in a shiny synthetic anything; I'm far too busy strutting my funky stuff in my natural fibres, thanks.

Anonymous said...

Yawn. Yet another self-satisfied post from Puffy, telling us how "cool" and "funky" she is. Too bad she's built like a linebacker. And fat.

Margy said...

It looks like IGIGI is pimping you girls too! I just found your blog from there, and I must say I love it!

Anonymous said...

I cannot believe all you fucking trolls are STILL HERE. It's been MONTHS. Get a LIFE and MOVE ON. Your insults are tiresome. Surely there must be more going on in your super fantastic skinny lives so you have no need to bother posting here.

Anonymous said...

Oh, come on, it's only the trolls who make it interesting. When they aren't here the whole thing just fizzles out.

yet another troll said...

Oh, come on, it's only the trolls who make it interesting. When they aren't here the whole thing just fizzles out.

Mwah-ha-hah!

MissTara said...

I love the Fatties and I'd love to find out they were the best friends on Biggest Loser:) I don't know about this igigi, but www.holyclothing.com has some beautiful things, you can find them on Ebay stores too. Gorgeous rich luxurious feeling clothes and very affordable. Check them out:)

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