The holiday season is the ideal time to pull out all the glam, sparkly, and festive fashions that’ll have you looking red-carpet-ready. While an awards show may not be in your future, you can now get a taste of the A-lister life with high-style designs sans the designer price tag, thanks to the Jason Wu x ELOQUII collection. The much anticipated collaboration from the partnership launched Nov. 1 online and in stores, and is perfectly timed to kick off the holiday season.
Though Wu has previously offered a line with sizes above 14, he is taking it to the next level with this collaboration. The collection with ELOQUII is the designer's first full plus-size collection, with holiday-ready pieces from sizes 14 to 28, all available at an accessible price point. Standout dress silhouettes and sleek separates all ring in between $89.95-$259.95, leaving you with extra spending money for your holiday gift shopping.
The 11-piece collection blends ELOQUII's fit expertise with Wu’s aesthetic, to create an irresistible assortment of special occasion styles. “The Jason Wu x ELOQUII woman is the same as the Jason Wu woman," Wu tells The Zoe Report. "She’s feminine and she’s really refined — there's a distinct sophistication about her."
Known for his elegant, feminine silhouettes, Wu has dressed some of the most fashionable ladies in Hollywood, including Diane Kruger, Kate Bosworth, and Priyanka Chopra (to name just a few). And it only takes one quick Instagram scroll to see he's become a go-to for Meghan Markle — so it's only natural that the designer’s first collection with ELOQUII is for the holidays.
“I have done my fair share of red carpet dressing and dressing public figures, and there’s always a sense of glamour that's associated with Jason Wu," he says. "I wanted the first collection to be very quintessentially Jason Wu.”
And quintessentially Jason Wu it is. The collection as a whole has a glamorous sophistication with a clear influence of the 1950s woven throughout. References to the decade can be seen in the overall silhouettes, such as the Fit and Flare Dress for $189.95, to more subtle details, like the cut of the bodice on a red sweetheart neckline sheath dress.
You’ll be hard-pressed to not find a dress that strikes your fancy, as the collection incorporates all the elements you want to see in holiday attire — glitz, shine, and refined embellishment. It even contains the perfect LBD with the Sweetheart Sheath Dress — which also happens to be a favorite of Wu’s. “It’s the most simple dress in the collection, but it’s got a really good neckline. It’s the LBD everyone would want or need in their closet,” says Wu.
The ability to get a lot of mileage out of the holiday styles was another detail Wu thought about while designing. “There’s definitely an understated ease with the collection. Although the theme is high octane glamour, the pieces are actually made to last for a long time," says Wu. "Those are the same goals I have with any collections I make.”
The excitement around the partnership has been building since it was first announced over the summer, and the buzz continued when the brand released that model and activist Paloma Elsesser would be the official face of the evening-wear collection. ELOQUII, a trend-driven retailer that has worked with brands like Draper James and Stone Fox Bride in the past, is no stranger to a collaboration. However, its partnership with Wu is the brand's most high-fashion moment yet.
As you start to shop for occasion-wear, up your holiday style game with one of the best looks from the Jason Wu x ELOQUII collection. Continue on to begin putting your party wardrobe together, but don't wait too long — this partnership is bound to have this collection flying off the shelves.