8/31/14

Alight Plus Size Online Retailer: Review and 3 Month Giveaway


  As a plus size woman, it can be so hard to find clothing that is both at decent price and that looks good. Going to the mall is such a chore for me, I tend to just order things online since most stores don't carry my size. I like to think that I dress well and hate having to spend a ton of money on fashionable plus size items. Recently, I came across Alight.com, an online retailer that specializes in plus size merchandise. After taking a look around their site I knew immediately that this would be my new go-to site for online "window shopping". I was super excited to get the chance to work with this company.

   Alight purchases their merchandise from other retailers, so I was excited to see that the tag in the top that I received said this particular item was from Deb's, one of my favorite stores for plus size shopping. Although Alight buys items from other retailers, many of the items on the site were made exclusive for them. On the site you can find nearly 90 brands and over 1800 styles are available to choose from! Alight also carries the largest selection of plus size designers, including Blue Plate, Revolt, Angels, Last Kiss, Ruby Rox, Fashion Love, Fashion Web, French Laundry, Pink Apple, and Derek Heart. Available for purchase are ~500 plus size dresses for prom, weddings, and more. The product experts at Alight are able to assist you with any questions about any of our styles, fabrics, colors and size. I love the variety, it really can be you one stop shop when it comes to plus size shopping. You can find sizes 12-34 and there are so many options for each size!

   Most items can be returned or exchanged for a different size. The exception here being evening dresses (except for Alex Evenings) priced at $100 or more. The return items must be unworn, unwashed, unaltered, and have the tags still attached and returned within 30 days. Store credit will be issued on returned items that are priced $25.00 or less. Returns that arrive after 30 days from the day the package was received by the customer, will receive store credit for only the current selling price, which means if there is a sale on that item, you will be receiving the sale price as a return.Returns made after 60 days will receive 25% fee. Ground shipping costs will be returned if the return is the result of Alight error. More on the return policy can be found here.

   I love that they have a fit guide to help you choose the right size! Many brands have their own size chart and have it included on the site, this make finding the perfect fit easy! Alight also explains how to take your own measurements, which is awesome! I wish more sites would include this information as I never really know where I should be measuring. 

   Alight agreed to send me one shirt, in exchange for my honest review. I had the opportunity to pick out a few things that I like, and from there they would choose which item I was sent, free of charge. The item I received was the Sun and Moon top. It is such a pretty and feminine top. I love pink and lace, this shirt combines the best of both worlds! I think this shirt is flirty and fun, and I can't wait to wear it out on a night on the town. I received a 2x, although I kind of wish I asked for a 1x as it is a little bit big. This is no fault of Alight, it is mine for not paying attention! This shirt is currently on sale for $29.99. 

Photo from the site:
 My photos:



   I never know how to stand when taking these kind of photos, I always look so awkward! This top is beautiful. I absolutely love how soft it is. I might take it in a little since it is a little big on me, but overall it is a great top. The color is true to the original photo, my crappy cell phone camera doesn't pick it up so well though. I would style this with leggings. I think it would look great with a pair of gray ponte leggings and some cute boots. Their representatives were super friendly and I recked the item in a timely manner. The quality of the item was great, it didn't feel cheap and seems like it will last. 


The TLDR Breakdown

What I like about Alight:
  • Finding items in your size is easy, as you are able to search items by size.
  • There are so many different items to choose from.
  • They were very friendly.
  • Shipping was super quick. 
  • Free sample of 20 count Carefree pantiliners included in package. 
  • There are many sort options, you can sort by size, brand, trend, event, and more.
  • Great photos that show true color of items.
  • They use real plus size models in their photos, which a lot of companies don't do.
Suggestions/recommendations/dislikes:
  • On the site, the item I received does not have it listed that it is a Deb item. I think adding the original brand name would be beneficial as there may be some brands that customers may not like. 
  • Nothing else really, overall I am very pleased. 

   Alight has generously offered 3 items as a part of three giveaways over the next three months. Each month a new giveaway widget will be posted, so if you do not win one month be sure to come back and enter for the next month! Prize will be picked out from Alight based on the size of the winner.  In order to enter you must sign up for their email list. All other entries are optional, but the more entries you do the more chances of winning you will have. Chance of winning depends on how many people enter. This is open to US and Canadian residents who are 18 years or older, unless you have parental permission to enter. Void where prohibited. Enter using the rafflecopter form below. You must follow instructions on each entry that you do. You do not have to do all of the entries, just the ones you want. The more you do the better chance of winning you have. To see the instructions on an entry hit the +1 button. Each entry has a different instruction. Once the giveaway has ended a winner will be emailed, and will have 24 hours to email me back with the requested information, unless they have provided mailing info in the giveaway form. Good Luck! Alight is responsible for shipping.
This giveaway will run through September 30th, a new one will start October 1st.
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36 comments:

  1. Very cute clothes, I'll pass this giveaway along! :)

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  2. That is a really cute top. I love the detail in the back. Great giveaway!

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  3. I'm loving the Marled Cardigans in the Fall Preview

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  4. The dress looks pretty and stylish. Good luck to all joining. It's a big giveaway, imagine 4 month giveaway!

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  5. I love that top! I agree with you that it would be nice if they listed the brand that the items are from- especially since clothing always seems to vary in size based off what store it is from. Thanks for your review!

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  6. Nice top, it fits you very well! Thank you for the giveaway too!

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  7. I am LOVING the Black Baltic Full Sweep Skirt!

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  8. I LOVE the flirty sleeves party dress!

    I don't know if my first comment went through.

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  9. That blouse is so pretty! Alight has always offered beautiful clothing.

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  10. You look really pretty. I love that top.

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  11. That is a really pretty top. I like the lace on it and it is a great price.

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  12. Wow that's a really cute top I love it!

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  13. That's a nice shirt. I'll be sure to share you contest :)

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  14. I agree that the sizing on so many sites is very difficult to read. The top you are wearing by the way is gorgeous!

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  15. That's a cute top. I love girly/feminine clothes.
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  16. As a plus size woman, I never like getting shirts without getting to try them on first, because 90% of the time, they won't fit, won't look right, etc etc. But this shirt happens to fit like it shows in the picture. I'll give the giveaway a try.

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  17. How cute! The top looks the same in person as it appears on the site's picture to me. I love the back!

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  18. Very pretty top. =) I too am a plus size woman, so glad to hear about new places to get some actually pretty clothes for once.

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  19. It's good that there's a helpful guide to know the right size. There are shops out take that don't provide this chart and only write "free size," so you won't know if it will fit or not.

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  20. That's a nice top and I totally understand having to order your clothes online. I'm 6'4 250lbs I can never find a shirt that fits my arms and my torso. Yay for online shopping. Great giveaway

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  21. This looks like an awesome giveaway! I love the top and I am always looking for new places that have plus size stylish clothes.

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  22. That's a pretty shirt. I like the detail on the back, and I like that it's pink!

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  23. That shirt is super cute!!! Thanks for an awesome giveaway too (because I want my own shirt like that. :P )

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  24. The top is cute. I like the color purple. Do they have it in that color?

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    1. Sorry, they don't! This is the only color available.

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  25. That is a gorgeous blouse! I might have to get something like that for my sister. I think she'd love it.

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  26. Its amazing that Alight has a great collection for plus size people. Loved their plus size collection

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  27. This is awesome always looking for good plus size clothing.

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  28. I'm a plus size girl and I hard it difficult to find clothing that I feel good in. I'll have to check these guys out. Thanks!

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  29. Blue ruffled sweater poncho is really nice.

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  30. Cute top! The back detail looks amazing too. It gives the right amount of class and sexy!

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  31. I love the Aqua Print Tunic, but there are so many great things to buy. This giveaway caused me to spend money :)

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