Plus Size Maxi Dress: Kiyonna

Happy New Year Lovelies! I have not been keeping you in suspense on purpose regarding the Robert situation. I got really sick and ended up in the hospital for days. I don’t really feel like going into detail right now, but I will be fine. I’m just thanking God that I’m still here. Anyway, I’m easing back into things here on TBGB so I will begin with an update from my California trip and we will pick back up with my dating escapades next week. Thanks for being so patient! xoxo

I’ve been a huge fan of Kiyonna for a long time and as a Plus Size Princess, I give them a lot of props for being a pioneer of stylish, sexy plus size fashion when no one was even thinking about young PSP’s (you can read Kiyonna’s history here).

So after spending two hours in LA traffic, I finally made my way to the Kiyonna flagship boutique in Anaheim, CA. I was really looking forward to spending time with Vanessa, who a lot of you might know from the Kiyonna videos on Facebook. Surprisingly the entire Kiyonna team is lovely and full of energy.

Before I talk about the two dresses I fell in love with, let me say that I don’t consider myself “curvy” or “plump”, I am a big girl! So I never expect plus size dresses to look the same on me as they do when the plus size models are wearing them. But there is something about the way that the Kiyonna dresses are made… they are sized to perfection, so that when a girl like me who has a belly and big boobs tries them on the dresses hit me the same way as they do in the photos on the

models its so refreshing! So for those of you who worry about making an online purchase, if you know your sizes, you will be fine!

I immediately gravitated toward the “Flaunt Cocktail Dress” and the “Monaco Maxi Dress” and trust me, it was hard to choose just one.

But when I tried on the Monaco Maxi, I knew that I had to have it! This is the most flattering maxi dress that I have EVER worn. I’m 5’10 and I can’t stand when a maxi dress barely reaches my ankles… the Monaco Maxi is loooong and comfortable. The other awesome thing about it is that it has sleeves which makes it versatile for summer or winter.

I’ve worn this dress twice now, both times paired with knee high boots (flat or stiletto boots work) I put my hair up and kept the accessories simple with big silver hoop earrings. It was a nice winter BoHo look and I felt like a goddess!

Vanessa said the dress would make me feel like I was wearing pajamas and she was right. Slimming, adorable pajamas that are work or date appropriate… I love it!

14 thoughts on “Plus Size Maxi Dress: Kiyonna”

  1. I wore the Flaunt in navy when I got married! I had the sleeves shortened to my elbows & the shoulders taken up to fit correctly, but it was perfect otherwise. I love this brand!

  2. Hey cece! Sorry to hear you were sick hopefully you’ll have a speedy recovery.

    I love Kiyonna and have been drooling over their items for years! I’m glad to see that you liked the fit of their dresses. I haven’t bought anything because when i first discovered them I was a broke college student.. and i just forgot to revisit I will definitely need to check them out again!

  3. Oh the Flaunt dress is GORGEOUS and I now curse you for showing it to me LOL except that the exchange on the Canadian dollar is good right now…I think I need it…ARGHHH!!!!!

    Beautiful choices, I can see how gorgeous these dresses are!

  4. Sorry you have been so ill, but I hope that you have a speedy recovery!

    I’m not a fan of Kiyonna, but that maxi dress is pretty nice.

    Also: You’re 5’10”?! Why did I feel like you’ve always been like 5’6″? Now I love your blog even more because I’m tall too.

  5. I just purchased the “flaunt cocktail” dress in NAVY moments ago. I just hope it fits bc you never know! I love that I have found your blog because I dont understand FASHION AT ALL. You help me cheat and my boyfriend thinks I am ooooooooooh so fashionable and I just smile and say, thanks for noticing. Little does he know I’m a mess without friends and resources that know better. Cheers, T.

  6. I love the navy dress. It is really nice to see a plus size model. I get so tired of ads on TV that talk about plus size or how a pair of jeans really slim you when the model wearing them is all of a size two.

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