Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Trendy Plus Size Apparel from Alight.com + Giveaway

As a plus-sized woman, I know all too well how difficult it is to find fashionable clothing at an affordable price that also flatters my body. It's a rare occurrence, which is why I often seek out clothing stores that offer what I'm looking for. Sometimes, the clothing is cheaply made, but other times, you feel like you hit the jackpot.

* Product and/or service provided for review without cost. As always, all opinions are my own.

Alight.com is one of those websites that offers trendy, affordable plus size fashions. They offer a large range of plus site apparel, in sizes 12-34. There are a variety of styles on Alight.com so that even curvy women can look stylish.

I recently had the opportunity to work with Alight.com on a review of a plus-sized blouse. After selecting five items that I liked, Alight.com sent me the Belted Leopard Top.

This is a fashionable, animal print top, complete with an attached stretchy belt. The belt passes through slits in the side, so that it cannot be removed. The top is sheer and features bat-wing style sleeves. Because of how sheer the shirt is, it is best when worn with a layering piece, such as a tank top (not included). I thought it would look fantastic with a pair of black leggings or a black pencil skirt.

Enter for your chance to win a plus-size blouse of the company's choosing at the end of this post!

What I first noticed about the top was the feel. It is made of 100% polyester, so it does kind of have that "scratchy" feel, but it is also very lightweight, so it's definitely something that you can wear in the summer and still stay cool. You should definitely pair it with an undershirt, unless you don't mind your bra showing through.

The belt is attached to the shirt, so at first, I had some trouble. The belt ended up wrapped around the shirt and twisted around, so it took me a good minute or two to get that sorted out. Once I tried the shirt on, I found that it did fit my waist, but it was still a little loose which made it hang a little. There is no way to adjust the belt, so I wasn't sure how to remedy that issue.

Going down a size isn't an option because while the blouse was ample in the bust, it was a bit tight around my hips.

When I tried the blouse on, I made sure to wear a tank top underneath. I'm not sure if you can tell in the photograph or not, but the belt lies a bit far below my bust. I'm used to waist belts being just below the bust, so this fit was a little awkward for me.

In this photograph, there is a slight difference, as I am holding up the belt with the hand that's on my waist. I feel that it looks a lot better when the belt is a little more form-fitting. Unfortunately, the only way to hold the belt up would be with a safety pin because as stated before, it cannot be adjusted.

While the shirt itself is nice, the belt makes it difficult to really love. If the belt were adjustable, I would absolutely recommend this shirt. However, because the belt cannot be adjusted nor removed (without damaging the shirt), I have to say that this shirt is not a winner to me.

For those of you with a slightly bigger waist, this shirt may fit you perfectly. It's all about the measurements, and there is the chance that your experience will differ.

If you don't like what you receive, Alight offers a 30 day, hassle-free return. They also offer free shipping on orders over $100.

Alight.com offers dozens and dozens of other pieces, some that might be a better choice. The only way to know for sure is to head on over to their website to try one for yourself!

Alternatively, you can try your luck at the giveaways that I'm hosting! I'm preparing to host three separate giveaways, one from August to September (exact dates are be listed on each giveaway widget), one from September to October, and one from October to November.

If you don't like what you receive, Alight offers a 30 day, hassle-free return. They also offer free shipping on orders over $100.

The August to September giveaway is live now (enter using the widget at the bottom of this post)!

Alight Giveaway - 1 Plus Size Apparel Item (Selected by Company)

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  1. I love the Black Wave pants. Look really comfy!

  2. I love the Green Squares Maxi Skirt. Its such a uniquely beautiful pattern and has great colors. I also like the length its like a long midi

  3. I like the Navy Stripe Halter Maxi Dress because of colors and fit

  4. I like the navy north dress. Very pretty!

  5. The Xscape XS4621W Dress would be perfect for my husbands company holiday ball!

  6. I would love to have the Pink Lace Bottom Top, so pretty

  7. Love the Navy North dress.thanks so very much for sharing

  8. I like the Terani M3806 Navy Dress.


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