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Jason Wu for Eloquii Knocks It Out of the Park with High Design and Low Price Point

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Are you a fan of chic, upscale, sophisticated fashion? This type of plus size fashion that, for the longest time, seemed to elude us? If you are a fan of high fashion, impeccable tailoring, clean lines, and understated elegance, then this new collaboration should have you geeked. Did you hear news of the Jason Wu for Eloquii Collaboration dropping today?

To say we are elated, is an understatement!

I’ll make a confession. I have been following Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s first Royal Tour like a bit of a psycho. Updates pop up on my phone with her chic outfits of the day and heartwarming videos of bending the rules of Royal protocol to make someone’s life magical. 

I was just sitting back and sighing that I didn’t have access to such an amazing closet such as that.

And being a size 22, I was thinking that maybe I never will.

It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new life!

Jason Wu for Eloquii Plus Size Sequins Wrap Gown
Jason Wu for Eloquii Sequins Wrap Gown

The new Jason Wu for Eloquii collection drops TODAY. Every piece looks like could be from Royal Meghan’s wardrobe (after all, she is a Wu wearer!) It is sleek, elegant and has razor-sharp tailoring. When do we ever see that in plus?

And we haven’t even gotten to the best part… price point.

They are a hell of a bargain at $119.95 for the tuxedo blazer and the dresses start at $99.95. FOR JASON WU!

I’m sure many of you that have lives that do not revolve around the fashion industry are wondering what the big deal is about this collaboration and WHO is Jason Freaking Wu?

Who is Jason Wu?

Jason Wu is a pretty amazing individual; born in Taiwan and raised in my hometown of Vancouver, Canada. Growing up with the fashion bug, he cut his teeth on designing and making clothes for dolls as a teen.

He even financed his first human collection from his earnings as a doll designer.

Wu’s designs came into the spotlight as former First Lady and all around Queen, Michelle Obama wore his dresses for both Presidential Inaugural balls in 2009 and 2013 respectively.

Obama didn’t just wear Wu a few times, but consistently looked to him for signature pieces on important occasions.

Wu was also the creative director for Hugo Boss’s line of Womenswear for five years, with his tenure ending just this year. Regardless of other projects, Wu has always maintained the helm of his eponymous brand and has a list of fashionistas and fashion industry heavy hitters as his biggest fans.

“For the first capsule collection, I wanted to do something that was very DNA Jason Wu… I concentrated around a cocktail capsule. Glamorous, special moments is what people think of when they think of Jason Wu.” He said since the collection ships for the holiday season, “I wanted to have a collection that was quite glamorous and fun, and very sophisticated.” Jason Wu

Jason Wu’s dresses command thousands of dollars in luxury stores, but can be yours today for as little as 100$!!! (I don’t mean to sound like a used car salesman.)

Here are Our Favorite Jason Wu for Eloquii Pieces!

The Tux

Jason Wu for Eloquii
Jason Wu for Eloquii- The Plus Size Tuxedo

Hot Damn. I was introduced to the concept of Women wearing tuxedos at a young age by YSL’s classic jacket called “Le Smoking”. (named after a man’s smoking jacket) It is ridiculously chic regardless of what it is paired with. Jason Wu updated it with wider lapels that offer a Marlene Dietrich feel and viola! A tux for us.

For just over $200.00, you can have a two pieced tuxedo designed by Jason Wu with Eloquii’s reputation for quality. What the H!

The Twist Shoulder Sheath Dress

Jason Wu for Eloquii
Jason Wu for Eloquii: Twist Shoulder Plus Size Sheath Dress

I won’t lie. I ordered this the minute I saw it. Let me count the ways I can wear this! Interviews, brunches, opening nights at galleries, an ex-boyfriend’s funeral, you name it. If you need to slay, this is your dress.

I sized up because it gave the impression of being body-con and I am a little more conservative. Order as you see fit.

The Belted Coat

Jason Wu for Eloquii: Plus Size Belted Coat
Jason Wu for Eloquii: Plus Size Belted Coat

Straight from the racks of Meghan Markle’s closet and onto the floor of my bedroom. I kid. It won’t ever touch the floor! The jury is still out if it is a belted coat or a coat dress. Fingers crossed I can wear it as a dress! If so, I will wear it so often, I will sleep in it!

It is a garment based on his best selling collaboration coat with Diane Kruger. And now we have it!

Sweetheart Sheath Dress

Jason Wu for Eloquii
Jason Wu for Eloquii: Sweetheart Plus Size Sheath Dress

Is there anything more flattering on a fuller figure than a sweetheart neckline? Probably not. And this is why Wu picked it. Whether you wear the red to give a one-two punch or the basic black for low key chic, you will look like a dream.

I promise!

Marie’s Favorite?

The One Shoulder Sequins Gown 

A holiday look from the Jason Wu x Eloquii capsule.
Jason Wu for Eloquii: One Shoulder Sequins Plus Size Gown

Want to literally be the spotlight for all of the holiday parties coming up? Or just need an excuse to shine a little bit? This one shoulder number is sure to wow and excite for many seasons and occasions to come!

The Jason Wu for Eloquii eveningwear capsule collection includes dresses, luxe outerwear and separates that retail from $89.95 to $259.95! Available up through a size 28, this collection is perfectly timed for the holidays!

You can shop the 11-piece capsule collection at

This collection has only winning pieces. Nothing is a flop. It is carefully curated to give optimum style, wearability and at a price point that is very accessible.

Well done Eloquii and Jason Wu!

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Written by Elizabeth Barr

I'm a Canadian Gal who has spent the last few years in Europe living it up with cave aged gruyere and dark rye bread. I worked as a Fashion Editor in Finland, studied Fashion Styling in London, ate in Italy and got the subsequently necessary stretchy pants in Germany. I'm back in Vancouver, Canada, enjoying Dim Sum and Salmon Oshi Aburi with my two Black Cats, rescue Toy Poodle, and fantastically sexy and supportive Husband.

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  1. So how many of the pieces did you end up getting, because I got the shorter dress that came in both white & black but I had to size up to get the peak of cleavage shown on the model (which I thought was kind of key to making it a dress that would easily go from the office to a night out. I still want to get the Tux, the black twist neck sheath, and the black sequin one shoulder gown but based on the other dress I’m wondering if his designs run a little small and I should size up on everything? I noticed you mentioned that you were planning to get at least the twist neck stealth and we’re going to start by sizing up (and it sounded like you were at least thinking of getting the Tux and the one shoulder black sequin gown, possibly in your normal size). Did you end up getting some or all of them, and do you feel like some or all of them looked best a size up from your normal size???

    Please help! I can’t tell you how excited I am to finally find something that’s actually cut in a way that would fit me and look good…..

    (And on the sleeve issue the other commentor mentioned, my preference is almost always no sleeves on my dressy choices, other than churches I find that most places you’d wear them can get pretty hot by the time you add in all the other guests, and it’s even worse if I’m going to wear a Spanx or something—I don’t know about you but I hate being sweaty at these things!)

  2. I really appreciate J. W.’s effort to see beyond what has become a common sight on-the-rack. Giving an array to choose from in more than ‘ONE’ size! Thank you J. Wu!

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