About two years ago I gained over 50 pounds in a very short amount of time because of a medication I was on. So because of the rapid weight gain, my clothing suddenly didn't fit and I found myself running all around town trying to find clothing that fit me properly. One thing I noticed, almost right away, was the very limited selection most stores had in terms of fashionable, plus size clothing. Women's plus sizes looked like they had been designed for older women and the juniors plus size selection was almost nonexistent. So I went online in search of what seemed like a needle in a haystack. I quickly came upon alight and their adorable selection of clothing in a wide variety of sizes. So if you wear plus sizes, your search is over!
|Large Shell Necklace - $14.99|
What is Alight?
Established in 1999, alight is a plus size clothing and accessory online boutique that recently opened their first shop on Long Island in Plainview, New York. According to their site, "12 years ago, in January 1999, alight was launched with a comprehensive selection of stylish and appealing plus size clothing for sizes 14W to 30W. alight has quickly become the leading specialty e-tailer for plus size women and teens. alight offers an unparalleled assortment of plus size dresses for all occasions, jeans, tops, jackets, coats, skirts, and pants."
"While other online and brick-and-mortar outlets have a limited range of plus-size apparel, alight offers a breadth and depth of selection that is unmatched - almost 90 brands and over 1000 styles! alight also carries the largest selection of contemporary and juniors plus designers, including Blue Plate, Revolt, Angels, Fashion Web, Ruby Rox, Fashion Love, Dori, Mecca Femme, Pink Apple, and Hipster. We have over 500 plus size dresses for prom, weddings, and all types of social and evening events. Our product experts are happy to assist you with any questions about our styles, fabrics, colors, and sizes."
The alight website is very easy to navigate and I love so many of the eye catching styles. Not only do they carry chic tops, bottoms and dresses but they also have a wonderful selection of sexy accessories to really complete that perfect look! Here are just a few of my favorites.
|Gray Hooded Cardigan - $32|
|Olive Late Night Top - $30|
|Tropic Waves Dress - $310|
Where can you find alight products?
If you're interested in purchasing any of the chic tops, skirts, dresses and more just head over to alight's website. There you can search by category, brand, boutique, size, and even by the event you are shopping for like a wedding or prom! You can also reach someone live for any questions you may have. For more up to date information on promotions and new products please just visit their Facebook and Twitter pages.
Exciting Giveaway Opportunity
alight is offering one plus size item of their choosing each month for three months (the last given away on December 29th, 2011) Here's how to enter:
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The sponsor and I will choose one winner each month until December 29th, 2011. The first winner will be chosen on October 29th, 2011 using random.org. I will announce & contact the winner soon after that. The winner(s) will then have 48 hours from the time I email them to write me back and claim their prize. If I do not hear back from them within 48 hours I will have to hold a redraw and the sponsor and I will have to choose a new winner. This giveaway is open to US & Canadian residents 18+. Good Luck!
I did not receive anything for this post, however I will be receiving a product for review in the future. All opinions stated in this review are mine and unbiased. For more on my disclosure policy please visit the PR section of my site.