A Plus-Size Suit for All Occasions

Posted by on February 19, 2014

When you want to look your best and kick some butt in the board room, a perfectly fitted plus-size suit is a must. Luckily IGIGI has you covered with the IGIGI Lexa Plus-Size Jacket and the IGIGI Monroe Plus Size Pants.

I ordered the IGIGI Monroe Plus Size Pants and the IGIGI Lexa Plus-Size Jacket with the intention of wearing the two pieces together as a suit and they looked fabulous together. I chose to pair the two IGIGI pieces with a cropped, boucle wool sweater with a gold peter pan collar detail and simple, office-appropriate black pumps.

IGIGI Monroe Plus-Size Pants

The IGIGI Monroe Plus-Size Pants have a perfect tailored fit. The pants are boot cut with a clean, contoured waist tab, a front zipper, and front and back tailored pockets.

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Plus-Size Fashion Blog ‘Tutus and Tiny Hats’ Uses Blogging For Fat Activism

Posted by on February 18, 2014

Laura M., 28, lives and works just outside of Boston at a university. Laura thinks that life is more fun with parties, silliness, and cupcakes. She is pretty bouncy when she’s happy and her bubbly personality is evident in her colorful wardrobe. She enjoys hiking, yoga, dancing, exploring nature, and plus-size fashion blogging. Laura is active in fat community building and climate justice activism, and the plus-size fashion blogger uses her blog, “Tutus and Tiny Hats,” for both in addition to posting vibrant and unforgettable Outfits of the Day (OotD).

Laura took the time to talk with IGIGI about fat activism and how to effectively shop as plus-size woman.

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Plus-Size Fashion Blogger Rebecca Panayiotou-Sante Talks Self-Care

Posted by on February 17, 2014

Rebecca Panayiotou-Sante, 24, is a violin teacher and a freelance studio musician living in Oklahoma. When she’s not working, she is at home with her partner and their five pets.  As a plus-size fashion blogger, Rebecca loves clothes and fashion in addition to cooking and crafting. In fact, she has a second blog completely devoted to any and all DIY adventures. “I enjoy suburban domesticity way more than I am comfortable admitting,” says Rebecca.

Rebecca took the time to talk with IGIGI about the importance of self-care and how a perfect outfit can make everything better.

Plus-size fashion blogger Rebecca Panayiotou-Sante

Rebecca says that she fully embraces the title of “diva.”
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Stupid Plus-Size Fashion Rules: We Can Wear Stripes and Whatever Else We Want

Posted by on February 14, 2014

There are a lot of people out there in the world who have very strong opinions about what other people should wear and how other people should feel. Some people call them “fashion experts” and some people call them by what is sometimes a more appropriate title, “jerks.” When you’re plus-size, the number of fashion rules that are imposed on you go up ten-fold. Plus-size women are often giving the same offensive restrictions that people above age 30 are often given when dressing. Even the “adorkable” Zooey Deschanel gave an interview in Lucky magazine where she essentially shamed women above age 30 who wear short shorts: “Daisy Dukes are not for people over 30,” said Deschanel in her interview. “I’m just going to go out on a limb and say that right now.”

In honor of all of those so-called experts who like to take the fun out of fashion and impose stupid rules on people who dress the way they like, I aggregated some of the fashion trends that plus-size women are told they should stay away from, but can rock every day, anyway. Here’s our list of the stupidest plus-size fashion rules.

1. Crop Tops

crop top

I will not let your stupid fashion rules censor my wardrobe.

I really, really love crop tops. I have more than I know what to do with. I also weirdly think that they may be one of the most flattering clothing items you can put in your closet. If you want to wear a crop top, try pairing it with a high-waisted skirt or pants. Your midriff is cute, I promise.

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Plus-Size Blues Vocalist and Model Katana Fatale Talks Accessories and Worldly Fashion

Posted by on February 13, 2014

Katana Fatale lives in Portland, Oregon and is a plus-size fashion blogger, actor, vocalist, model, and soon-to-be licensed skin therapist. The 27-year-old was recently interviewed by Marie Claire Brazil for her outstanding style.

Katana is a blues and funk vocalist and is utterly inspired by music. “Music moves the unmoveable, and I feel transformed by it,” says Katana. Katana describes her style as a cross between an urban Princess Jasmine and a traveling gypsy. She believes that she can be chic and comfortable at the same time. Beauty doesn’t always have to hurt!

Katana took the time to talk with IGIGI about her worldly fashion sense and her love of accessories.

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Katana considers the sloth to be her spirit animal, and she’s obsessed with gold jewelry
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