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.

(Credit: Katana Fatale)

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

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Finding the Perfect Fit: Look Chic with IGIGI Plus-Size Pants

Posted by on February 12, 2014

For a really long time I refused to wear pants. Honestly, I’ve always been more of a skirt or dress girl anyways, but since I live in Chicago – also known as the icy heart of the polar vortex – pants are something of a necessity these days.

Part of my challenging “pants-phobia” came from being unable to find pants that fit the way I wanted them to fit. I would see other women wearing really cool skinny jeans or a perfectly tailored pair of trousers and get really discouraged when I would go shopping for those same styles and find that absolutely nothing similar would fit me. I’m also a little self-conscious about my thighs, but apparently even Beyoncé is a little self-conscious and thinks her thighs are a “problem area,” so I’m in good company.

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The IGIGI Elizabeth Plus-Size Pants in Black also come in Midnight Blue, so you can add both classic colors to your wardrobe.

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Chatting with Online Shopping Goddess and Plus-Size Fashion Blogger Dominique Ouellette

Posted by on February 11, 2014

Dominique Marie Ouellette, 22, is a cake decorator and pastry chef living in the Poconos. Her hobbies include sewing, wood carving, special effects makeup, making decorative cat pillows, writing, playing the ukulele, kicking butt at Mario party, and plus-size fashion blogging.

Dominique took the time to talk with IGIGI about her love of online shopping and her eclectic style.

Plus-size fashion blogger Dominique Ouellette

Dominique loves to spend her days eating chocolate, watching Netflix, and instagraming pictures of her cat.
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Transitioning from Winter to Spring in the IGIGI Chelsea Plus-Size Dress in Ombre Floral

Posted by on February 10, 2014

Since it seems like the dreaded “polar vortex” (which would be the best frappuccino name ever, by the way) will seemingly never end here in Chicago, I find myself looking for brighter prints to spruce up my wardrobe and cut through the cold, snowy weather. While browsing the IGIGI site, I came across the beautifully vibrant IGIGI Chelsea Plus-Size Dress in Ombre Floral and I knew that the awesome “sixties flower child” vibe that this dress gives off was just what I was looking for.

The ombre effect of the pattern on the IGIGI Chelsea Plus-Size Dress in Ombre Floral simply means that the color tones on the dress shade into each other and the color is graduated from light to dark. The placement of the ombre shading on the dress starts right under the bust and then goes down several inches, blending to the top of your hips to minimize the smallest part of your body.

Chelsea Plus-size dress

The Chelsea Plus-Size Dress in Ombre Floral has an ultra flattering a-line skirt and it is fully lined, like most IGIGI garments, so you don’t have to worry about any panty-lines peeking through.

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