Friday, April 24, 2015

Plus Size Fashion *Giveaway*


Being a fashion forward, one-stop shop for plus sizes, Alight.com offers so many styles and options! They have several vendors to choose from, and you can pick vendors based on size or style. The site is a fantastic tool for the plus sized woman, and offers so much--- you can literally buy anything from sports bras, to lavish evening gowns. With so much choice, why would you shop elsewhere?!?

So, it's no surprise that I'm super stoked to have been chosen to review women's plus size clothing for Alight. This is a big deal to me, because I always feel that plus size clothing is misrepresented online. Wether it be actual size vs posted size, the fit of the item, or even the quality of the materials, I always find that something is lacking.

Alight.com has also graciously agreed to provide a randomly chosen item as a giveaway for my readers! This means you'll have a chance to win the items I review. However, you MUST be registered on the Alight.com mailing list in order to win the giveaways, so be sure to head there now an sign up!


Without further adieu, I present to you my first Alight review; Pacific Print Dress by Alight 

Dress info per Alight.com
Silky smooth 3/4 sleeve chevron print dress has a v-neckline with two faux pockets at the chest and matching skinny sash belt. Belt runs through belt loops at the sides. Unlined. 
Material: 96% polyester, 4% spandex.
Fit Guide: Size 1x measures: 44" bust, 46" waist, 48" hips.
Length: 42 inches.
Cleaning: Machine Wash.
Origin: Made in China.



This dress is super fun, with it's bold retro print, and funky colors. With it's high belted waist, and v-neck, your eyes are immediately drawn up. This is a must have for anyone out there with a pear shape figure, or anyone who's looking to draw attention away from their natural waist line.

The only drawback that I see in this design are the materials used. 
Materials: 96% polyester, 4% spandex.

This makes for a snug fit, so I suggest going up a size! This will ensure enough slack to hide any lumps & bumps. In the event you have too much slack, tighten the adjustable waist. This should help tremendously!

The Pacific Print Dress by Alight also features pearl-like button accents. These are super cute, and add some softness to the bold print of the dress. Each sleeve has a button and tie-back, allowing for some much needed character.
 
 Likewise, there are faux pocket flaps with the same style buttons, decorating the left and right breast. Throw in the classy lapeled collar, and you have a completely sophisticated, funky, fun dress that can be worn casually or paired with a sweater and heels for a slightly more professional look.

As with all clothing, I always recommend reading the label for care instructions. With this dress, I suggest washing in cold water with similar colors, and hanging to dry. When in doubt, use the gentle cycle!

My opinion:

The Pacific Print Dress by Alight is super cute, and I love the print & colors. I'm not a fan of the material Had I known in advance the fit of the material, I'd have ordered a size larger. Unfortunately, it shows my lumps and bumps! This has definitely motivated me to lose a few pounds, because I really want to be able to confidently wear this dress!!!

What are your thoughts on the 


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This product was received complimentary, for testing and review purposes. The above statements are my own honest opinion of the product.