Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Winter fashion Lifesavers! We Love Colors Tights Review!

Good morning!  It is a glorious snowy day here in Michigan.  Winter has come at last and we have had enough snow the last few days to more than make up for what we missed in December.  Wintertime is a tough time of year for me.  I love the beauty of the season but let's face it, it's often too cold and impractical to wear dresses in the winter.  I was looking for solutions to this problem because I honestly only wear jeans if absolutely necessary, so when I discovered We Love Colors I was beyond thrilled!!

We Love Colors offers tights, fishnets and hosiery in the perfect selection of colors to match any outfit and sizes that fit women from 90-375 lbs. We Love Colors also offers leotards, unitards and other dancewear.  When they say We Love Colors, they are not kidding!  They offer 50 + colors of solid tights, as well as a vast array of stripes and fun patterns.  We Love Colors were kind enough to send me some tights to style and review. I have been having tons of fun wearing these bold colored tights under my dresses.

When choosing colors I wanted to get something bold and fun but something that would match many dresses in my wardrobe.  I love wearing my Emerald Green and Fuschia Plus tights their fun colors really bring a bright pop of color into my winter wardrobe. The colors are fun but the best part of wearing the tights is that they keep my legs toasty warm while looking super cute and shapely!!

We Love Colors sizing and fit are great.  I received size C/D and they fit me perfectly.  They are easy to get on and comfortable without binding, pulling or being too tight at the waist as some hose can be.  I did not have to struggle to get into the tights, which makes me more likely to wear them.  In the past I have had issues finding sizing that did not make me feel as if I was stuffing myself into the garment.

I have been putting them through the paces for a couple months now and I am impressed with We Love Colors quality!  I have worn them running all over the place, at home, at church, family gatherings, at a photo shoot on rough wooden floors and they have not ripped, pulled or snagged yet!  I am rough on things, I am very active and I also tend to kick off my shoes when I am inside, so durability is a must!   I have never had a pair of tights or hose last through my rough wear for more than two uses, but my We Love Colors tights have each been worn six or seven times and show little sign of wear.  I have washed and dried them, as instructed and the colors are still bright and fit lovely.  I really love my We Love Colors tights!!  Thank you We Love Colors for your commitment to high quality products for all women to wear!

Monday, January 4, 2016

Kiyonna Limited Edition Radiant Lace Dress in Jade Shimmer Review.

Today, I am reviewing the Kiyonna Limited Edition Radiant Lace Dress in Jade Shimmer.  A lovely, shimmery lace dress perfect for casual or special occasion wear.

 The Kiyonna Limited Edition Radiant Lace Dress is made of a soft polyester spandex blend with mesh lining the neckline.  The material is soft, shimmery and has a nice stretch to it.  The dress is an A-line cut that is designed to hug your curves beautifully.  The lace is gorgeous floral pattern that is sophisticated and timeless with shimmer to add a bit of glitz.  The jade color is a lovely for accessorizing, here I wore vintage red accents for the Christmas season but I can see this dress being worn in the spring with floral accessories and pink accents.

Photography: Renee Ricket Photography.
Dress: Limited Edition Radiant Lace Dress in Jade Shimmer in Size 1X.  Dress courtesy of Kiyonna.

The illusion bustline is a fabulous feature, the bodice is lined with nude mesh for modesty and to camouflage your bra straps.  In my opinion, nothing ruins a lovely lace gown worse than visible bra straps and a strapless bra is not always a practical option for us busty gals.  I am extremely pleased with this particular part of the design, it shows that Kiyonna really put extra effort into creating wearable pieces!

The dress has a graceful shape, nipping in at the waist with gathered material then belling out into a pretty and swirly full skirt.  I am wearing size 1x, which translates to a 14/16. Kiyonna sizing is generous, I usually order a size down from my normal 18/20, but knowing your measurements is the true key to getting proper fit!  The length is great on me, at 5'3" tall, the dress hits me at mid calf.  I really love wearing this dress!  The Limited Edition Radiant Lace Dress is comfortable, modest, figure flattering and classy!  I wore it on stage singing for our church Christmas service and recieved many sweet compliments.  Kiyonna clothing designs flatter the figure while providing classic pieces that will be staples in your wardrobe for many years to come.  Which Kiyonna dress would you most like in your wardrobe?