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Review: Igigi L’Amourette dress

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Learn more about Jennette’s rosettes when she reviews Igigi’s L’Amourette dress.

Disclosure: I received the Igigi L’Amourette dress for free as part of this review.

One of the nice things about gaining back a bit of weight is that I can now shop at Igigi, though I still don’t know how to pronounce the store’s name. (Eee-gee-gee? Eee-jee-jee? Eee-gig-ee?) However you say it, Igigi makes beautiful clothes for plus-sized women. Sadly, I only heard about them after I’d gotten too small to shop there. Bummer. They would have been a lot of help that summer I was searching for a fancy dress with sleeves.

But now I’m a bit chubbier, and I fit into some of their dresses, so I finally got to try the clothes that I’ve heard so many of my friends rave about. The lovely Wendy (aka Weetabix) got the hookup and was able to score a free dress for me to wear at her party last weekend. Sadly, I forgot to take a picture of me wearing it at The Bad Bar with my glow-stick headband alighting my face, so I just took one in my apartment this afternoon.

Jennette in Igigi

I chose the L’Amourette dress, and it may as well have had compliments taped to the back of it because I collected adjectives such as “beautiful,” “gorgeous” and even “hot” throughout the evening. I don’t dress up much, which should not be a surprise coming from the girl who believes in one outfit for everything. But it was kinda’ fun to be all girly and pretty and to twirl around with rosettes on my skirt, for one night at least. The dress was very wearable. I had it on for at least seven hours and was able to dance, drink and eat in it without any bunching, clinging or other bad –ings. The size chart on the web site was right on, and the size they said would fit me did indeed fit me.

Igigi

Igigi specializes in formal and semi-formal wear, such as dresses, skirts and blouses. They have a reputation for being well-made and beautiful, but you also pay for what you get, so you’re unlikely to find any deeply-discounted clearance items on their site. However, if you want to get your hands on the prettiness, you can use the code “Weetacon” and get 20% off your entire Igigi.com purchase. Offer expires April 1, 2010.

Thanks, Igigi!

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26 Comments

Kelly • March 12, 2010 at 3:07 pm

I also found out about Igigi after I was just a bit too small to wear their stuff. Sad. They have such pretty things!

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Katie Johnson • March 12, 2010 at 4:32 pm

Wow, you look just beautiful!

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JEM • March 12, 2010 at 5:02 pm

You look awesome! Love the dress too. :-)

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Jes • March 12, 2010 at 5:23 pm

Nordstrom has a wonderful collection of formal wear for plus-size, FYI.

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kat • March 12, 2010 at 6:08 pm

You do look fabulous. And if it was comfortable too- that’s pretty incredible.

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Pamela • March 13, 2010 at 2:04 am

Bless you! I’m constantly trying to find dresses with sleeves! I’d never heard of this site before. And you look gorgeous!!!

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Cathy • March 13, 2010 at 4:00 am

Wow! You look great! That’s a great dress!

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Kim • March 13, 2010 at 8:59 am

That dress looks gorgeous on you! Sadly, a size 12 is considered a plus size…

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teslagirl • March 13, 2010 at 9:08 am

Wow, thanks for the code! I was planning to buy an Igigi dress for a family cruise in May, so this is perfect timing. (And, you look fabulous in the dress.)

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Debbi S. • March 13, 2010 at 2:32 pm

I’ve never heard of this place either so I’ll have to go back and check it out. You look great! I wouldn’t call you “chubby” at all but I guess we all see ourselves differently. Thanks for a great review!

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Hunter • March 13, 2010 at 3:22 pm

You look very pretty. I love the sleeves and the cut in the front. Very flirty. Because I’m not ready to “bare arms”, I will not consider anything sleeveless…so this dress is great! And, it can go with almost any color shoe! I love being able to mix and match and get more uses out of my clothes. Hey…maybe you could get your mom to sew on “glow stick” decals around the bottom if you choose to do the glow stick headband again. Ha, ha-just kidding. Anyway, you look lovely and thanks for the code and info!!! =^..^=

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Deb • March 13, 2010 at 3:58 pm

Great dress! Thanks for the link too. It’s nice to see a site where they actually show the clothing on plus size models. Nothing worse than trying to imagine what the outfit on the skinny model in the catalog will look like on me…

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Leigh Ann • March 13, 2010 at 5:21 pm

Wow, you look great!

I am also always searching for dresses and shirts with sleeves. I’m not comfortable showing my upper arms. (The little cap sleeves that were so popular last summer drove me to distraction. They looked terrible on me.) I’m sure a lot of women feel the same–and not just us plus sized women, either.

Thanks for the promo code, by the way.

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Steph • March 14, 2010 at 12:20 pm

Stunning!

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msmezzo • March 14, 2010 at 3:29 pm

Great dress! Unfortunately all the dresses on the website that I was interested in were sold out in my size, but I’ll keep checking, ’cause that stuff is cute!

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K.Wright • March 14, 2010 at 8:54 pm

I LOVE this dress on you. So flattering!!!!

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Amanda • March 14, 2010 at 10:53 pm

Wow, I love that dress. It looks great on you, and damn, if I look that good at 220 I’d be OK never losing another lb!

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Roni • March 14, 2010 at 11:56 pm

Gorgeous! You look fabulous!

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Dyan • March 15, 2010 at 9:01 am

They tell you on the site how it is pronounced:

© IGIGI 2009 All rights reserved.
What Is IGIGI? (ee zhee zhee)

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shauna/dg • March 15, 2010 at 1:51 pm

Dear PQ, you look fab :)

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Deanna - The Unnatural Mother • March 16, 2010 at 7:32 am

Absolutely Fabulous!

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Jessica • March 16, 2010 at 11:20 am

You look gorgeous – but I wanted to warn people about Igigi. I ordered from there and had to return a dress. It took me 7 months to get a refund, and that was after literally hounding them. So please be careful – customer service is NOT the strong suit there.

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Jennifer • March 24, 2010 at 4:14 pm

Thanks for the info on this company! I eloped in Feb and now have to throw a big reception for both families and friends and such. I had no idea what I was going to wear. Went to the site and found the perfect simple wedding dress….plus 2 runners up. So since I live in CA I am driving a few hours to San Francisco to try all three dresses on this coming Friday. They said that they will have the designer and 2 other girls there to help me.
I was weary of ordering a dress for such an important day online…now I dont have to. I might post back and let you know how my appointment goes. Thanks for the discount code as well!

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Jennifer • April 24, 2010 at 3:23 am

So I went to my IGIGI appt. It was great. I wrote my own review on my blog… http://loudfatgirl.blogspot.com/2010/04/igigi-wedding-dress.html
feel free to read it, or not.
The dress I picked is perfect, and from what they were saying they had already gotten several new customers from your recommendation. Thanks again for the heads up on this company!

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Gwendolyn • June 18, 2010 at 8:45 pm

I love that dress!

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