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August 29, 2012

Colorful Camisoles from Eloquii

Filed under: Plumcake's Closet — Miss Plumcake @ 1:11 pm

Recently, I’ve entered into the exciting world of Skype meetings.

I’m not a fan.

First of all, call me old-fashioned, but when I attend a meeting I like to be fairly confident everyone involved is wearing pants. I’ve been on the internet for a good long while now and I’m pretty sure the number of men who voluntarily wear pants when working from home is on par, or slightly below the number of nymphomaniacal college coeds who really do want to meet you right now.

Secondly, as the tallest person in almost any meeting, but also the only woman, the camera always, always hits me at nip-level. Whether it’s by default or design, both Thelma AND Louise get more face time than my face does.

And that, boys and girls, is why Miss Plumcake bought some camisoles.

Years ago I had a fantastic cami from Jones New York, It was solidly constructed, nicely tailored and –miracle of miracles– actually hit the middle of my hip.

Unfortunately, it met a sad and untimely end at the hands of my grandparents’ neurotic whippet and I’ve been holding the torch ever since.

While the Eloquii camisoles aren’t quite as good as my dearly departed Jones New York number –we live in a broken and sinful world full of bad fashion and stupid whippets– they’re pretty great, and a fantastic deal.

The Eloquii camis come in a variety of colors from Frida Kalho fuchsia and emerald green to a pale French blue and butter yellow. Oh, and did I mention I got them on sale for about five bucks a pop?

My favorites are the pleated trim camisoles whose straight necklines are embellished with four tidy rows of trim reminiscent of crêpe de Chine. Sadly, the adjustable lingerie-style straps are not bra-friendly, but the armholes are fashioned nicely and the back is high enough to conceal your boulder holder without adding bulk.

Go get you some and be prepared for your next high-powered questionably-pantsed Latin American eSummit.


  1. Perfect timing – I’ve just got several new tops from Kiyonna, but as I’m short they tend to reveal, as my husband puts it, superheroine cleavage. He doesn’t complain, but work might! (And given that it’s still summer in Texas, it’s a good thing my office’s A/C is on overdrive, as another layer will be handy!)

    Comment by StephanieF — August 29, 2012 @ 2:00 pm

  2. Ah, the dreaded video conference. I’ve done my fair share of those as well – a tip, from another tall-and-large-of-chest lady: put your laptop up on a shoebox or something. Anything to raise it up a little higher so the camera hits at a better level!

    Comment by Rebecca - we are large people — August 29, 2012 @ 2:48 pm

  3. Great deal! Thank you. Summarily purchased 4.

    Comment by Melody — August 29, 2012 @ 4:03 pm

  4. Rebecca! Genius! I am on the academic job market this year and the last thing I need to do is conduct an interview from boob-level. I’m not even very tall, but there’s a little too much boobitude on a webcam for my comfort.

    Comment by Jezebella — August 29, 2012 @ 4:16 pm

  5. Yes! I’m so glad to see you plugging Eloquii. It’s the best new clothing line that’s come out in a long time, and it’s revolutionized my wardrobe. These camisoles, funnily enough, are one of the few things from them that I haven’t liked. I’m average height and quite short-waisted, but I still found these to be a hair too short.

    Comment by RB — August 29, 2012 @ 9:23 pm

  6. The camisoles look nice, but I hate the feeling of polyester on my skin. I’ll have to pass on these.

    Comment by Gauss — August 29, 2012 @ 9:51 pm

  7. Huh, I wonder if they redesigned them, because they come down to upper mid hip on me and I’m quite tall and impossibly long-waisted.

    Comment by Miss Plumcake — August 29, 2012 @ 9:58 pm

  8. My husband works from home and always puts on pants for videoconferences. The glass desk he has may have something to do with it.

    When not on video, he can often be found still in his bathrobe.

    Comment by Astra — August 30, 2012 @ 12:54 pm

  9. I like the Forever 21+ camisoles (and leggings). They’re stupid cheap, comfy, stretchy, and come in a loads of colors. But they’re basically disposable, one accidental trip thru the dryer and buh bye. But that’s why they cost $3.50.

    Comment by Abbenormal — August 31, 2012 @ 4:15 pm

  10. I just found out that an Eloquii shop is opening (or just opened, it’s a big mall) near me. When I saw the ad on the store space, all I could think was “please not another Lane Bryant, please not another Lane Bryant, please not another Lane Bryant…”. So how are the other clothes? I could really use another dress (of the LBD variety) and replace a few basics. Thoughts?

    Comment by dcsurfergirl — September 2, 2012 @ 8:36 am

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