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.
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 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.