Maxi Dresses have been a popular trend for spring/summer for the past few years and the same goes for plus size maxi dresses as well! This breezy and easy to wear silhouette is one of the most versatile. It transitions easily from laid back and bohemian to ultra glam – with a high waist silhouette, reminiscent of Halston. While you may think maxi dresses can be limiting, we’re sharing some ideas for how to truly take your dresses to the max – and get the most out of your plus size maxi dresses!
The fall 2014 couture collections showed last week in Paris and for any true fashionista it was an exciting chance to see some of the world’s most famous houses display lavish one of a kind creations. From head wraps and multi-tiered crinoline skirts at Giambattista Valli – to baroque inspired minimalism at Chanel, there was a beautiful mix of inspiration and styles at this last weeks shows! While it can seem like a daunting task there are some great trends that every woman can try and easily incorporate in her wardrobe!
We’ve been so excited these past few weeks about our latest collection that we’ve been working on and we just released our Bohemian Rhapsody Collection this week! Bohemian inspired silhouettes, abstract prints and a feminine color palette are just some of the key notes of this collection.
Tyra Banks is sort of a polarizing figure. Some people love her, some people hate her. Personally, I’m just fascinated by her. The supermodel has been criticized for her fluctuating weight over the years and the tabloids have been quick to jump on her whenever a picture surfaces of her looking less than Victoria’s Secret-runway-ready.
What I do respect Tyra for, however, is her unapologetic “girl power” vibe that she tries to exude via her different media outlets. In fact, her very memorable “Kiss my fat a**!” speech that she gave in a 2006 episode of “The Tyra Show” was named as one of TV Guide’s 60 Greatest Talk Show Moments. In my humble opinion, the honor was well deserved (you can view the entire monologue below).
Plus-size model Leah Kelley recently did an interview with ELLE where she talked about the modeling industry and the somewhat silly, and very arbitrary, plus-size moniker. It was a great interview; however, the response that the interview got – or rather, the response that the pictures accompanying the interview received – was rather negative.
This was the offending tweet and image. Credit: Twitter ELLE
In the process of promoting the interview, ELLE tweeted an image of Kelley (above) with a link to the interview, and their followers were not impressed with her “plus-size” title.
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IGIGI specializes in sexy and sophisticated plus size fashion with an emphasis on formal wear, wedding gowns, other types of dresses as well as separates. We believe that words like "ample," "opulent," "curvaceous," and "voluptuous" should be mainstays in the fashion dictionary. It is important to accentuate and celebrate the beauty and sensuality of the female figure rather than cover it up with piles of fabric. You ARE beautiful!
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