"The first thing that I noticed was that once again, an IGIGI dress fit me like it was made for me. Seriously, I think they have a fit model who has my exact measurements. (If you compare my picture to the picture of the model wearing it on the website, you’ll see what I mean.) Right off the hanger it was ready to wear; fully lined and wrinkle free with a satiny skirt and a jersey top.
I absolutely loved the fact that there were no zippers or sashes or anything else to deal with. Another plus is that unlike some of my other IGIGI dresses, the waistband on this one was stretchy so I didn’t have to do any weird boob wrangling to get it over my head. The empire waist hit just right on me and the draping of the pleats helped de-emphasize my poochy belly spots.
I will admit the fabric on the top feels a little thinner and less likely to last 5+ years they way the rest of my IGIGI dresses have; I’m used to a heavier duty jersey style fabric. I’m going to have to keep an eye on it to see if it starts pilling, etc. Also, I discovered that the top does wrinkle eventually if not folded very carefully on a hanger in a plastic bag. (But the wrinkles do seem to fall out on their own if you leave it hanging up long enough!)
Another plus about the Vera is that it’s got a fantastic neckline for wearing to work or dinner with more conservative family members. I often have to pin my IGIGI dresses to help keep my chest covered but in this one, it’s not an issue. But the dress is still sassy and the neckline is still super flattering. It’s nice to feel pretty even when being more modest and less sexy! Keeps me covered even while playing with wee doggies!
Final verdict: Two thumbs up! I’ve gotten nothing but compliments every time I’ve worn it, it fits like a dream, and it’s light enough to wear even as the weather starts warming up. You should totally get one for yourself. And now you have an opportunity to win a gift certificate so you can do just that!"