I didn’t think I would be able to make it to the Plus Size Awards, for more reason than I will air publicly, but thanks to absolutely incredible sponsors, that is now a very close reality. The Plus Size Awards take place this weekend in London and Curvety, an online retailer, supplying the plus size world with gorgeous evening dresses, kindly agreed to style my Mum for the night. Mum was over the moon by Curvety’s generosity and it just so happened to be the day when the new IGIGI Angelica Plus Size Gown came online and we both knew that that was THE dress. It was so sparkly and utterly mesmerising on the website that I couldn’t wait to see it in person.Soon enough a beautifully packaged box arrived containing the beyond glamorous dress. Not a second was wasted before my Mum tried it on and she looked incredible. My Mum are I are both roughly the same dress size, a 20/22, so we often share clothes but look completely different. It’s very rare that someone actually notices us recycling outfits to each other. In this case, I didn’t want to reveal what my Mum is going to look like at the Plus Size awards in this gorgeous Angelica dress, so I thought I would review it myself.
If you saw my past fashion review, you’ll know that I am loving my dresses lately and seriously cannot get enough of them. The Angelica Dress is a size 22 and it fits beautifully on my Mum, but for my slightly smaller waist, I definitely could have got away with sizing down. It has a crossover draped bodice with sequins all over. They’re obviously at the highest quality and it doesn’t feel itchy or uncomfortable at all, which I was pleasantly surprised at. Despite the quality, it’s also thankfully quite lightweight. It has a draped waist that really helps to conceal any areas of your stomach that you may feel uncomfortable with, whilst at the same time, enhancing your curves.
The 3/4 sleeves are a perfect length so that no cardigan, shrug or shawl is needed, personally it’s favourite length for sleeves as it makes me feel so comfortable whilst being stylish. It’s a floor length dress that on our 5’3 and 5’1 and 3/4 (Mum has to have her quarters) drapes to the floor perfectly, but looks even better with heels or on someone a little taller. The model on the website is 5’9 and she looks incredible. We didn’t realised until after both of us trying it on several times, which is always the case, that the dress is actually a lot easier to get into than we thought, as it does indeed have a side zipper. Who would have thought? I absolutely love this dress, but it definitely suits my Mum more and I cannot wait to post the pictures from the event!
The Angelica Plus Size Gown is available in sizes 16-36, which really is an amazing size range and a lot more people will have the chance to feel and look glamorous with Curvety. This beautiful IGIGI dress has made my Mum’s year and she is completely blown away to be wearing such a beautiful piece. At £277 it’s definitely a dress to invest in as you feel like Royalty. You’d even be able to wear it for many years afterwards, as sequins always come back into fashion, but you would definitely need to use different accessories.