To help plus size women celebrate Valentine’s Day, whether alone or with someone else, Igigi put together a Valentine’s Day collection. They sent me the plus size Joan Top in Merlot to review. I would like to preface that I have a number of Igigi things and regard this company highly for their style and quality product.
The Joan Top is a perfect blend of 92% poly and 8% spandex. It is a true wrap top, meaning it completely opens in front, one of the ties gets pulled through a hole at the side, wrapped around the back and fastened on the other side with the the opposite tie. It is available in sizes 12 to 32 for $65.
One of the first things my husband said was, “You look pretty.” Top’s a winner!
I wore this Igigi wrap top to Toronto on a tag along day trip with my husband. When I first put the top on I was a little taken aback by the deep V. No matter how I tried I could not lesson it. I decided to put on one of those false camis that attach to the bra straps.
The top is incredibly comfortable but I had problems with the cami and the neckline moving around. The silkiness of the top just did not work with the silkiness of the cami piece and I ended up ditching the cami at a truck stop. Better to feel a little exposed then feel untucked and exposed! Even though I felt like my bra could be seen at the tip of the V my husband assured me that I was safe.
The top overlaps and wraps to the extreme left.
The ties are double fabric and pristinely stitched.
The inner stitching is clean with no tags.
This is the hole where the tie goes through to wrap. If the tie is not placed just so or if the top is wrapped too snugly it produces a little peep hole at the side. It is not a huge downside, just something to be aware of when wrapping. I would also keep an eye on the stitching here as it receives extra tension from the pulling.
Besides the color and style, another of my favorite things about this top is that it is machine washable. I threw it in my washer with the other reds, hung it to dry on my drying rack and it was dry within a few hours. It will need a slight touch up in the dryer for a few minutes to get out minor wrinkles (or with a warm iron) but is otherwise ready to go.
While the low V will take some getting used to I am looking forward to wearing this comfortable top again; probably on date night.