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Eloquii Re-Launch Purchase Review
Yesterday I received my very first Eloquii purchase since their 2014 relaunch. I’ve been an Eloquii fan since their first opening a few years ago as part of The Limited and I still own pieces from that time. I bought three items from Eloquii. The boyfriend cardigan in black, the lace overlay pencil skirt and the everyday belt in black.
I was glad to find a belt that was long enough to fit around my waist so I was glad about that. The belt is faux leather which I knew before I purchased on their website but it would be nice if they considered some genuine leather belts for future collections (I’m somewhat of a leather snob). I will see how long this holds up because it’s a really thin belt but I want something that can last me a good while since I’ll likely be wearing it a good bit.
I really like the black cardigan a lot. The fabric is 70% rayon 30% nylon so I don’t think the color will wash out easily which is a plus (no pun intended lol). It definitely feels like the kind of fabric you would expect to find in stores with similar price points. My only caution would be that it looks like it has the potential to snag so be careful what types of accessories you’re wearing. It’s hand wash or dry clean only which could be a deal breaker for some but I’m perfectly okay with that especially if it will last a while. The other thing I liked was the length which provides extra coverage. This turned out to be my favorite piece from the whole purchase.
The orange overlay skirt was supposed to be my fave. Actually that was the one piece I was eying the whole time which lead me to make my purchase. It didn’t make my favorite list when it came out the box for several reasons. The skirt is not very structured. The skirt is basically a stretchy lining with a single layer of lace. It looks great on the model on eloquii.com but if you have an hourglass shape like mine and large hips it may not work well for you. It did nothing for me except make my hips look bigger and the lack of structure didn’t help either. I have a pencil skirt from Eloquii of old and it’s made of a cotton fabric with some stretch but it looks nice and structured when I put it on. I can actually wear that to work but not this one. Stretch isn’t bad. I like a little stretch in clothes for comfort but a skirt that’s entirely stretch for plus size with hips and jiggles is a no-no in my book. I was hoping that this overlay skirt would have had similar fabric to my original pencil skirt but that wasn’t the case. The picture in the top right shows the fabric in more detail. The whole skirt feels like a petticoat, not something you should be wearing on it’s own. The fabric felt a little cheap and the nylon on the bottom of the lace made it look even cheaper. The other issue I had also was that because there was no structure to the skirt the lace would ride up and leave the lining exposed. Not a good look. If Eloquii re-did this skirt with better quality fabric such as a cotton with a little bit of stretch for comfort with the lace actually sewn on and a stretch lining below I would re-consider because I do like lace and the color is pretty. Unfortunately I will have to send this one back. I hope Eloquii doesn’t start using this kind of fabric on everything now. I like stretch for comfort but I still want pieces that will make me look and feel great not highlight my flaws so I’m all for quality fabrics.
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Apr 15, 2014 / 7 notes

misellanie:

Eloquii Re-Launch Purchase Review

Yesterday I received my very first Eloquii purchase since their 2014 relaunch. I’ve been an Eloquii fan since their first opening a few years ago as part of The Limited and I still own pieces from that time. I bought three items from Eloquii. The boyfriend cardigan in black, the lace overlay pencil skirt and the everyday belt in black.

I was glad to find a belt that was long enough to fit around my waist so I was glad about that. The belt is faux leather which I knew before I purchased on their website but it would be nice if they considered some genuine leather belts for future collections (I’m somewhat of a leather snob). I will see how long this holds up because it’s a really thin belt but I want something that can last me a good while since I’ll likely be wearing it a good bit.

I really like the black cardigan a lot. The fabric is 70% rayon 30% nylon so I don’t think the color will wash out easily which is a plus (no pun intended lol). It definitely feels like the kind of fabric you would expect to find in stores with similar price points. My only caution would be that it looks like it has the potential to snag so be careful what types of accessories you’re wearing. It’s hand wash or dry clean only which could be a deal breaker for some but I’m perfectly okay with that especially if it will last a while. The other thing I liked was the length which provides extra coverage. This turned out to be my favorite piece from the whole purchase.

The orange overlay skirt was supposed to be my fave. Actually that was the one piece I was eying the whole time which lead me to make my purchase. It didn’t make my favorite list when it came out the box for several reasons. The skirt is not very structured. The skirt is basically a stretchy lining with a single layer of lace. It looks great on the model on eloquii.com but if you have an hourglass shape like mine and large hips it may not work well for you. It did nothing for me except make my hips look bigger and the lack of structure didn’t help either. I have a pencil skirt from Eloquii of old and it’s made of a cotton fabric with some stretch but it looks nice and structured when I put it on. I can actually wear that to work but not this one. Stretch isn’t bad. I like a little stretch in clothes for comfort but a skirt that’s entirely stretch for plus size with hips and jiggles is a no-no in my book. I was hoping that this overlay skirt would have had similar fabric to my original pencil skirt but that wasn’t the case. The picture in the top right shows the fabric in more detail. The whole skirt feels like a petticoat, not something you should be wearing on it’s own. The fabric felt a little cheap and the nylon on the bottom of the lace made it look even cheaper. The other issue I had also was that because there was no structure to the skirt the lace would ride up and leave the lining exposed. Not a good look. If Eloquii re-did this skirt with better quality fabric such as a cotton with a little bit of stretch for comfort with the lace actually sewn on and a stretch lining below I would re-consider because I do like lace and the color is pretty. Unfortunately I will have to send this one back. I hope Eloquii doesn’t start using this kind of fabric on everything now. I like stretch for comfort but I still want pieces that will make me look and feel great not highlight my flaws so I’m all for quality fabrics.

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