First Look: The Melissa Mercedes x Eloquii Collection!

Last year, Marie Denee conceptualized a unique opportunity for BIPOC designers, with the ideation of The Cultivate Awards. A whole program that not only gave the winner $10,000 in an

award but also the opportunity to collaborate with Eloquii, with their very own capsule collection!

Well, do we have exciting news to share with you! As we ready for year 2 of the Cultivate Awards, we are here to debut the winner of last year’s Cultivate Awards, the Melissa Mercedes x Eloquii Capsule Collection!

We have spoken about the importance and what we feel makes a great plus size collab, and this collection hits all the points!

Crop Colorblock Blazer
Crop Colorblock Blazer (Available in sizes 14-32)

ELOQUII, the ultimate fashion destination for sizes 14+, presents a collection with designer Melissa Mercedes. Available exclusively at, this must-have collection comes on the heels of Melissa’s win at the inaugural Cultivate Awards, an initiative that supports and nurtures the next generation of BIPOC emerging designers in the plus-size fashion community, presented by The Curvy Fashionista with ELOQUII as the founding sponsor.”

What we Love About the Melissa Mercedes x Eloquii Collection

The standout feature of this collection is the phenomenal color palette. You are entrenched with nothing but bold colors and you feel warmth and love. The silhouettes are feminine, sexy, and body-hugging.

Fit And Flare With Dramatic Bows Dress
Fit And Flare With Dramatic Bows Dress (Available in sizes 14-32)

It’s giving me high-class woman ready to vacation with the girls or even alone!

She’s not afraid to show off her curves, she loves color and beautiful structure. She’s willing to step out of her comfort zone and be adventurous.

Honestly, this collection is by far one of the best collections I’ve seen this year, besides the limited Valentine’s Day collection with IamBeauticurve and Eloquii.

I love when a designer understands how to provide style with minimal effort for the customers. All you need to do is wear it! The common theme is cutouts, crop tops, prints, ruffles, and pleats.

Colorblocked Dress With Pleated Skirt
Colorblocked Dress With Pleated Skirt (Available in sizes 14-32)
Cutout Jumpsuit With Deep V-Neck
Cutout Jumpsuit With Deep V-Neck (Available in sizes 14-32)

The must-have pieces in this collection are the pleated cutout dress, sequin romper, crop top, twisted skirt, and dramatic bow dresses. These pieces are guaranteed to upgrade your spring/summer wardrobe.

Sequin Romper With Tie
Sequin Romper With Tie (Available in sizes 14-32)

The Melissa Mercedes x Eloquii collection will be available on April 14, 2022. It will feature 16 pieces ranging from $59-$149 and a size range of 14-32. A little drama, sophistication, style, and a mix of both Eloquii and Melissa Mercedes!

If you are looking for fashionable well-designed pieces to include in your spring/summer wardrobe, this is the collection for you.

Shop the Melissa Mercedes x Eloquii collection now, at!

Congrats Melissa on a fun and playful collection! We cannot wait to see what you do next! When it comes to options in plus size fashion, we can truly never have enough, right?

Ohhhhh and after you shop the collection, make sure you tune into Year Two of The Cultivate Awards to find out which designer will take home $10,000 and a chance for their very own capsule collection with Eloquii!

Get to know our 2022 Cultivate Awards finalists here:Matthew Robinson, Charniece White, Le’Andra Dove, and Angela Rene‘!

Let’s chat: I know you saw something you must have? What do you have your eyes on? Don’t wait too long to purchase from the collection, I have a feeling it’s going to sell out quickly.

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