The Brand We Love to Hate: Next Steps and Larger Sizes for Abercrombie & Fitch

Posted by on January 30, 2014

A great Salon article from 2012 about Abercrombie & Fitch, that store we now love to hate, has been circulating around my Facebook newsfeed lately and I immediately knew that it was something I should share with you awesome IGIGI readers.

Essentially, the article is a recap of journalist Terry McCoy’s short-lived career (he lasted about two hours) as an Abercrombie & Fitch model/door greeter, and it was just as ridiculous as you would expect it to be, but still oh-so-entertaining.

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A terribly clever t-shirt design pulled from Abercrombie’s own Instagram.
Credit: Instagram/@abercrombie

A company that has been accused of racially insensitive hiring practices, fat discrimination, sex scandals, and being chock full of big ‘ol bigots is, quite surprisingly, not the best company in the world to work for.

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Get Gorgeous with Plus-Size Valentine’s Day Looks from IGIGI

Posted by on January 29, 2014

With Valentine’s Day rapidly approaching, many plus-size women are filling up their online shopping carts with sexy red dresses and flirty pink skirts so they can get ready for special dinners out with their significant other. Thank goodness that IGIGI makes plus-size Valentine’s Day looks so easy with their handy Valentine’s Day shop. The amazing staff at IGIGI curated a selection of dresses, tops, jewelry, clutches, and other accessories to help you shine on Valentine’s Day. (The IGIGI Elena Clutch in Pearl is especially lustworthy!)

For Valentine’s Day, you can go totally sexy and glamorous with the IGIGI Rachelle Plus-Size Lace Dress in Black/Rouge, or you can do a slightly more unconventional Valentine’s Day look and go with the IGIGI Neve Plus-Size Wrap Dress in Creme De Violette. I ordered the IGIGI Ambrosia Plus-Size Dress in Red for my Valentine’s Day look and I was amazed by how fabulous it looked on. There was some major Jessica Rabbit vibe-age going on.

IGIGI Ambrosia plus-size dress

The IGIGI Ambrosia Plus-Size Dress in Red is fully-lined (like most of IGIGI’s awesome, high quality garments) to prevent any unsightly cling.

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Plus-Size Lingerie: Could 2014 Be the Year of the Sexy Curvy Girl?

Posted by on January 28, 2014

There has been a lot of discussion about plus-size lingerie in the last several months. Plus-size lingerie brand Panache took former America’s Next Top Model winner Whitney Thompson on as the face of their new Sculptresse line, Curvy Girl Lingerie petitioned for some sweet Superbowl ad time, and then, a few months later, Curvy Girl Lingerie founder, Chrystal Bougon, took on the fat-shaming, cringeworthy “Fit Mom” Maria Kang on CNN.

Now, Bougon is back in the headlines after penning a great essay on the Huffington Post titled “Curvy Girls Love Sexy Lingerie, Too – These Brands Are Making It Possible.” In her essay, Bougon called 2014 the year of the sexy curvy girl and mentioned some of her favorite plus-size lingerie brands like Shirley of HollywoodPink Lipstick LingerieFantasy Lingerie, the Canada-based Coquette, and Kixies Thigh Highs, among others.

A lot of plus-size lingerie tend to follow a retro, vintage aesthetic, which is cool, but plus-size women deserve more options.

A lot of plus-size lingerie tend to follow a retro, vintage aesthetic, which is cool, but plus-size women deserve more options!

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A Very Special Plus-Size Little Black Dress

Posted by on January 27, 2014

So, it’s freezing outside. Actually, literally freezing. In Chicago this week we hit record low temperatures, with the forecast dropping to negative 18 degrees before the wind chill. On the bright side, however, it’s been deceptively sunny. So when I stepped outside to take these pictures I got to soak up some much needed vitamin D. Luckily, the IGIGI Genevieve Plus-Size Dress pairs well with my leather jacket and it gave me some protection from the icy air when I wore it out to dinner with friends.

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The IGIGI Genevieve Plus-Size Dress is a really stretchy jersey material, so it has good natural cling and it is incredibly comfortable, especially for a cocktail dress.

The IGIGI Genevieve Plus-Size Dress (which is on super sale right now!) is a faux wrap dress with gorgeous sequin details to add some sparkle to this fantastic little black dress. It’s quite curve hugging as well and there is strategic ruching on the sides to camouflage any problem areas.

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Standing Out with Plus-Size Fashion Blogger Natashia Judge

Posted by on January 24, 2014

Natashia Judge, 23, is originally from Wales, but has been living in Gloucester, England for the last several years. She works as a medical secretary and her passions are photography, fashion, home interiors, swimming, and board games. She is also a fantastic plus-size fashion blogger and has a degree in photography. She loves taking the time to shoot her OotD‘s to post on her blog “Tea For Tash,” since it combines her love of photography and fashion. Plus, taking selfies is always fun.

She finds fashion inspiration on Tumblr and from simply people-watching, since you can pick up on so many trends just from watching people walk down the street.

Natashia took the time to talk with IGIGI about being unafraid to stand out as a plus-size woman and how to pull off any look with confidence.

Plus-size fashion blogger Natasha Judge

Natashia describes her fashion as eccentric, feminine and comfy.
Credit: Natashia Judge

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