Outfit | Pretty Penny with Curvety.com*

Hello lovelies!

I have a really special occasion dress to show you today, the Penny dress from IGIGI via Curvety. IGIGI are an American company, founded by Yuliya Raquel in San Francisco in 2000. I have been familiar with them for some time, having placed an order directly some years since.

About Curvety
They are a UK based company who offer sizes 16 to 36. From their website:
Curvety was conceived in 2004 because we were fed up of searching for trendy plus size clothes and being left disappointed by the lack of choice. We know that women want clothes that look great on and accentuate their curves and we think every curvy woman deserves to have her perfect wardrobe. This is why Curvety works hard to offer a sassy collection of clothing, from glam evening wear, to smart work wear.

Penny plus size Dress in Crimson City by IGIGI via Curvety.com

Penny Dress in Crimson City by IGIGI via Curvety.com

Penny Dress in Crimson City by IGIGI via Curvety.com

Penny plus size summer dress in Crimson City by IGIGI via Curvety.com

These photos were taken at my friend Rachel's parents' house the other day. I had a hair trial for the wedding, and I love the hairstyle Carla the hair stylist gave me. So elegant! This is just a rough estimation of how my hair will look - it will be more polished on the wedding day. There are some more photos of my hair at the end of the post.

Penny plus size occasion dress in Crimson City by IGIGI

Penny Dress in Crimson City by IGIGI via Curvety.com
Take time to smell the flowers

Curvety.com got in touch with me recently. I was sent this Penny dress in Crimson City. I love the mix of colours, particularly the electric blue which really stands out amongst the earthier colours. The keyhole detail at the neckline is a feminine and flirty touch, and the angel sleeves are roomy enough to be comfortable through even clammy days. The photos below were taken at sundown, and the golden sun brings out the warmth of the colour palette, as well as my hair.

There's a lovely wide band under the bust which draws you in at the waist, and the dress is fully lined a stretchy material (it's a polyester/Lycra mix.) The outer fabric is very light and floaty. It's a medium weight, well made dress which has a good length to it, coming just below the knees on my 5ft 5 frame. I'm wearing size 26/28 UK.

There's some magic woven into the fabric of this dress as it was a warm evening, but I didn't feel hot. Possibly because the sleeves are loose and there is enough fabric in the skirt portion of the dress to create movement, but I like to think it was woven by pixies. ;)

IGIGI Penny dress in Crimson City*, Curvety.com
Leggings (from twin pack), Very.co.uk
Faux leather brown slip on pumps, Everything 5 Pounds.

I can imagine myself wearing this dress for smart events like weddings and christenings, or on evening meals on holiday. As the pattern is a little busy I didn't feel the need to wear jewellery, but a simple necklace and earrings would be a lovely touch.

I have a skirt and top from IGIGI which I bought several years ago, and they're still going strong. This is an expensive dress at £100, but knowing that it will hold up for years makes me recommend it, and buying from Curvety means you won't incur shipping fees as you would buying directly from America (as I learned to my cost in the past, oops.)

Thanks for reading,


*Dress sent by Curvety. Opinions are honest and my own.

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