The purpose of this review series is to bring you the good, bad and ugly of online plus size fashion. Through my reviews I hope to bring attention to great under appreciated sites while warning you of sites not in the best interest of a plus size shopper.
The first website up for review in this series is eloquii.com.
I first heard of and ordered from Eloquii.com about a year and a half ago. Naturally the first thing I searched for is their about me page for their "mission statement". Per their About US page:
It looked promising, so I looked at the sizing chart next. This would let me know if their sizing ran large, small or not at all. Sure enough I found their sizing to be quite good. It not only gives measurements that are plus size friendly (up to size 28!!!), but it also shows a detailed guide on how to measure each part of your body accurately. Definite thumbs up.
Now it was time to hit the home button and navigate the clothes. I instantly liked the fact that Eloquii has a banner dedicated to a coupon code at all times. I am a couponer/budgeter at heart, so this earned Eloquii some definite brownie points. As I search around in each individual clothing section, I noticed that the website is mid to higher range in price. I am used to this pricing being a plus size woman so I clicked on a dress to see if the material warranted the price.
Most of the pieces on the website are composed of a combination of polyester, spandex and cotton. I am glad to report that there is little to no rayon on the entire site. The overall style is a simplistic with a trendy edge. Some of the designs can read older and matronly, but it is balanced out with pieces that speak to current trends. When you click on a particular piece,there are 3-4 different angles as well as a zoom feature. Also in the item description are small styling tips, laundry instructions and length of item. At this point I am thoroughly impressed. Perhaps the best feature of the website is the customer review section. Very few of the items have a star rating below 3 stars. Many customers uploaded pictures and it is at this point that I was able to see how great the clothes fit on real everyday women. It also showed that many of their pieces were apple and rectangle shape friendly. I was convinced, so I ordered immediately.
I ordered a
. They were all 50% due to a coupon code. I got the standard $7.50 shipping and the package took 5 days to arrive. When I got the items, I was impressed by the quality of the products. The dress actually had a nice structure to it with a sleek design. Both of the skirts were well constructed and made with a thick material. Now let's talk about fit. I was still scared that my usual size 18 would be too small. so I bought both skirts in a 20 and the dress in a 22. Boy was that a mistake.They were definitely too big and I now have to take them to a tailor. This does speak to the fact that the clothes do run true to size if not a big in relation to the standard sizing system. I could have returned the items, but it honestly gave me an excuse to try out a local tailor I have been eyeing. the clothes are nice to my tummy area and actually fit my bottom well.
My overall opinion of Eloquii.com? I LOVE IT. It is a clean, easy site to navigate and offers a great selection of quality pieces. Check out Eloquii.com today. you will not be disappointed.
Sizing Chart: 10
Price Range: 8
Pro Tip: Whatever items you are eyeing, out in the cart and wait a few weeks. You will receive a message about your unbough items and it usually is around the time of a 40%-50% sale.
Ciao for Now,