I mentioned in my Weetacon entry that there was an Igigi fashion show, and that I’d have more to say about that when I got the right photos. Yesterday, when I put the dress I’d worn in the show on once again for Easter, I finally took those photos. The garment in question is the Paloma Dress, which attracted me on the Igigi site because it was purple, suitable for my body shape, and had hand washing as a care option (trips to the dry cleaner are not a regular part of my life anymore).
This is quite comfortable to wear. I like that the top and skirt are both lined. The skirt lining fits closer to the body than the skirt itself. I quite appreciated that Easter morning when I walked out of the house and got surprised by a gust of wind that fluttered the print fabric up around my thighs; the lining stayed down and preventing me from scandalizing the neighbors. I also like that the top has princess seaming; this means it doesn’t pull unflatteringly across my bust the way a lot of wrap and faux wrap tops do on me.
My least favorite thing about this dress is where the waist hits me. I’m somewhat long waisted and the solid top of the dress ends not too far below my bustline, giving the dress an Empire waist effect on me. This would be fine except there are no belt loops to thread the sash through, so it tends to slip down to my natural waist as I move around, and the resulting solid/print/sash/print effect looks odd to my eye. Maybe if I wore it with a minimizer bra that would help. Maybe I’ll just add some thread loops to keep the sash up, because it would be a shame not to move in this dress since the skirt is so swirly. I’ll leave you with a shot of me doing the Twist for the self-timer so you can see a bit of that swirl.
*****UPDATE 11-April-2012***** I have just been notified that Igigi wants to
spread the love by giving away a $50 gift certificate to a lucky commenter. To enter the draw, go to the Igigi website, pick out a garment you’d like to add to your wardrobe, then come back here and leave a comment here detailing what garment you chose, how you’d accessorize it, and where you’d wear it. (Your opinions on the Oxford comma are welcome but not required.) You have until May 15, 2012 to enter.
Even better news: All the other ladies who participated in the Weetacon fashion show will be running the same contest, so you can enter their draws, too. A list of all the reviews is being assembled on the Igigi at Weetacon page, so go there and follow the links to leave comments on those entries, too. All in all, Weetacon and Igigi are giving away over $1000 in Igigi by Yuliya Raquel gift certificates. Deadline for all the draws is May 15, 2012; you can only enter once per review. The winners will be announced on the Igigi at Weetacon page by May 18th, 2012. Good luck!
The dress in this entry was provided to me for review purposes by Igigi. The content of this entry was not dictated by Igigi; I get to keep the dress for my personal use.
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