Mastering The Colorblocking Trend For Plus-Size Figures With IGIGI’s Evey Dress

Posted by on January 1, 2014

Colorblocking is one of those trends that really is cyclical. It first became popular in the 1960s when fashion icons like Twiggy started playing with strategically placed color palettes in their ensembles. And before Twiggy, there were, of course, artists Mondrian and Rothko in the early 1900s. Most people are familiar with Mondrian’s abstract color fields. Designers started bringing back colorblocking in a major way on the Spring 2011 runways and for the last three years colorblocking has been everywhere.

There’s a lot of theorizing about the most flattering or successful ways to colorblock, but the most important thing is to have fun with it. Personally, I like it when garments do the work for me and include colorblocking as part of the design. So when I saw the IGIGI Evey Plus-Size Colorblock Dress in Black/Royal, I was drawn to the effortlessly chic look of the navy and black colorblocked design.

The 3/4 length sleeves and pockets make this dress comfortable, versatile, and practical.

The 3/4 length sleeves and pockets make this dress comfortable, versatile, and practical.

When colorblocking on a plus-size frame, it is important to remember the placement of the different color patterns. For example, dresses that have colorblocking on the sides of garments can minimize wide hips and a colorblocked waistband can emphasize the smallest part of your frame and cinch your waist.

I chose to accessorize the IGIGI Evey Plus-Size Colorblock Dress in Black/Royal with black leather loafers, a light raincoat, and big curls for a regular workday. The below the knee length of the dress makes it very office appropriate.

However, later in the day, I swapped out my loafers for a pair of black ankle boots and wore the IGIGI Evey Plus-Size Colorblock Dress in Black/Royal out for drinks and dinner with a few friends. This dress is made from a poly/viscose/elastane double knit material and the soft jersey feel is incredibly comfortable.

The rounded boat neckline on the IGIGI Evey Plus-Size Colorblock Dress in Black/Royal is very flattering and provides total coverage so you don't need to worry about any bra straps poking out!

The rounded boat neckline on the IGIGI Evey Plus-Size Colorblock Dress in Black/Royal is very flattering and provides total coverage so you don’t need to worry about any bra straps poking out!

The IGIGI Evey Plus-Size Colorblock Dress in Black/Royal is also fully-lined, like most IGIGI dresses, so you do not need to worry about any lines from undergarments peeking through. The wide, royal blue waistband sat just slightly underneath my bust at my natural waist and provided some much needed cinching to create a great hourglass figure.

The a-line skirt is flattering and the swing is fun and flowing.

The a-line skirt is flattering and the swing is fun and flowing.

I was thrilled to discover the pockets on the IGIGI Evey Plus-Size Colorblock Dress in Black/Royal when I tried it on. I find that, without fail, whenever a dress I purchase has pockets, I wear it far more than any other dresses I own. I simply don’t understand why more designers do not include pockets in dresses.

Just from a practical standpoint – it’s nice to not always have to carry a purse with you. Sometimes I just want to slip my phone and wallet into a pocket and head out the door. The pockets on the IGIGI Evey Plus-Size Colorblock Dress in Black/Royal are deep and perfectly suited for my purposes. Most of my friends feel the same way and whenever they are wearing a dress with pockets, I notice that they are always quick to point it out. The pockets on the IGIGI Evey Plus-Size Colorblock Dress in Black/Royal just made it even more perfect.

How would you accessorize the IGIGI Evey Plus-Size Colorblock Dress in Black/Royal? What are your feelings on colorblocking? Is it a trend that you absolutely love or are you ready to bid adieu to colorblocking? Tell me in the comments!

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