There’s new stuff at Kiyonna, at long last, and while still in the higher-priced category, there are a few pieces in here I’d genuinely consider for my long-term wardrobe. Not only do they separate themselves from the pack of current fashions, they do it in ways that can flatter multiple figure types. While I’m still unthrilled that they classify a US size 10 as a plus size, they are using models larger than 10 – some larger than 12 – so I’m tolerating it for now.
The above pictured is their “curvy” pencil skirt; it solves the dilemma of multiple plus size fatshionistas, in that it’s cut to allow a little more belly room thus allowing the wearer to maintain the clean lines needed for pencil skirt looks (lesson learned!)
Yes, it’s a wrap top. Yes, it has ruffles – but the ruffles are actually located in ruffle-appropriate places, and this makes for a flattering cut and fit. It’s also just a little bit different from the other surplice and wrap tops I’ve been seeing so much of.
This is the kind of dress I would actually consider wearing shapewear for. The lacey sex-appeal style is gorgeous, in a 1940s bombshell sort of way. This really jumped out at me as something visually interesting, different from the usual, and fashion forward.
I still have my quibbles with Kiyonna, but they keep winning me over with solid design, and just as I was tiring of the “Kiyonna” look they trotted out something refreshing.