Happy Monday everyone! I know that things were all quiet on the Eastern front here last week. But with good reason! We have some major announcements coming up later this week.
This is our first fashion related Beautiful You Monday of the year, and in the spirit of the New Year, we are debuting a new column: Reviewing the Racks. And we are starting with one of our favorites, Igigi.
Name: Igigi (pronounced "ee zhee zhee")
Location: http://www.igigi.com/ and at various boutiques in 14 states in the US.
Claim to Fame: "Sexy, Sophisticated Plus Size Clothing in sizes 12-32"
When Igigi says that they have sexy and sophisticated plus size clothing, they are telling the truth. From the most elegant of evening wear to stylish workwear, Igigi is for the woman that is looking to stand out in the crowd as being elegant and classy.
Price: $$$$ - Igigi is not for the faint of heart or for the shallow of pocket. Their clothing is a bit on the pricey side, but with good reason. When you purchase one of their dresses and try it on for the first time, you immediately feel like the garment was catered specifically for you. The fabrics that they use are high quality--and the majority of their items are manufactured right here in the United States! Not only that, but when you order from Igigi, your dress comes on its own hanger and their evening gowns come with a garment bag!
What to look for: Sales, sales, sales! Be sure to sign up for the Igigi mailing list with the quickness! Their emails have sale codes that can save you between 40 and 70%. Also, be sure to check their sale pages. I purchased this dress literally less than a week ago which was originally $150.00 for $35.26 after 60% off on the website and by using a coupon code that I received from being on their mailing list. My only caveat to shopping this way is that certain sizes tend to go quickly.
Overall, I have yet to find anything that I can grade Igigi down for. I don't believe I ever will. I've ordered one full length evening gown (which I wore to a Black Tie affair and--no fooling--got a compliment from Andre Leon Talley!), one cocktail dress, and two dresses that I have worn to church. I got them all on sale. And am in love with all of them.
As I stated at the beginning, I know that first look at Igigi, your first instinct will be, "But Aja, they are kind of expensive." I've purchased expensive clothing from other plus retailers that did *not* live up to the price tag. I promise you ladies, Igigi does. If you are looking for that perfect dress to wear to an upcoming wedding (note: ladies, they also have several wedding style gowns you can choose from) or to another special event, or are just looking for something sexy yet classy to wear to the office, check Igigi out.
Reviewing The Racks Overall Rating: 5 out of 5 hangers!
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