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Elizabeth & Clarke Subscription Box Review – Winter 2014

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Elizabeth & Clarke Subscription Box Review – Winter 2014 Box

Elizabeth & Clarke is a women’s clothing subscription box – and they specialize in just shirts and tops! They make all their styles in house, and only do a limited amount of new designs each season, so they are able to keep the prices very reasonable.  Each season you get to preview the tops and pick your favorites. (There are usually 3 new tops, and a few classic styles they have available every season).

Elizabeth & Clarke Subscription Box Review – Winter 2014 First Look

Elizabeth & Clarke sent us this box for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

Elizabeth & Clarke Subscription Box Review – Winter 2014 ITems

The Subscription Box: Elizabeth & Clarke

The Cost: $30 for one shirt, $50 for two shirts, $60 for three shirts (once a quarter/season)

The Products: Classic shirts with on trend styling and materials.

Ships to: US (and International countries for a $25 shipping surcharge).

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Elizabeth & Clarke Subscription Box Review – Winter 2014 Shirt

The Williams Tee (35% Modal 65% Microfiber Poly)

This long-sleeved tee has an asymmetrical hem that drapes longer on the left side. Sometimes I like asymmetrical hems and sometimes I don’t, but this one works for me. It’s a great and simple piece to pair with skinny jeans.

Elizabeth & Clarke Subscription Box Review – Winter 2014 Sweater

The Swan (50% Viscose, 50% Acrylic – Dry Clean Only)

This sweater is very soft and semi-sheer, so you’ll definitely need to wear a layer under it. It also has elbow patches, which I love:

Elizabeth & Clarke Subscription Box Review – Winter 2014 Elbow Patches

The only problem is that these elbow patches start right below my elbows, so I’m hoping putting this sweater through the laundry will shrink it the right amount. (I take “dry clean only” as a challenge).

(I had the same issue with a elbow patch sweater from Elizabeth & Clarke mailing a few seasons ago, and it did the trick).

Elizabeth & Clarke Subscription Box Review – Winter 2014 Blouse

 

The Bronte (100% Microfiber Poly)

This sleeveless top is two different length sheer layers. It’s really beautiful, but the cut just isn’t flattering on my body type. If I was to wear it as is it makes me look a little boxy. But it does look much better for me under a blazer or fitted jacket/cardigan.

Verdict: At $20 a piece, I’m always so impressed with the quality of the tops you get for the cost. For sizing reference, I’m usually a medium/large in tops, and I’ve been getting a size 10 from Elizabeth & Clarke. I’d say I should probably go down to a size 8 for a more fitted look.

What do you think of the Winter Elizabeth & Clarke box?

Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!
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17 Comments

  1. I wish they had more options available. Even if it was choose from 4-5 new shirts instead of 3. I didn’t want the Williams tee, but didn’t want to get just 2 shirts so I thought I would hold off until spring since it looks like they make past seasons available. They didn’t for the spring, and I hate that collection 🙁

  2. I was looking into getting their next collection, but EVERY SINGLE item is white!!!? Can this be correct or am I missing something?

  3. I got the same 3 shirts in Dec and love them all. First time they all fit perfectly, too. I sized down from a 10 to an 8 after my first box a year ago. I change the size back up if I’m selecting a button front blouse if it runs smaller (I email and ask first). The size 10 shirts tend to overwhelm my frame, but do accommodate “the girls” quite well. Their CS is very helpful and responsive so I recommend making sizing changes as needed based on the selections for a given quarter.

    I’ve worn the sweater several times and didn’t find it to be sheer. I hate having to layer under a sweater unless I’m going for a specific, layered look. Since it’s ivory I wouldn’t recommend wearing a dark bra with it but otherwise neither my nude bra nor my skin showed.

  4. I wanted to give some praise to their customer service. My Swan sweater arrived with one of the elbow patches coming unstiched. I emailed them with a picture of the issue. They quickly got back to me, told me that they would send a new shirt (I ended up requesting a past style as a replacement) and to donate the imperfect shirt to my favorite charity. This company is very easy to deal with.

  5. if anyone has the elbow patch sweater in a size 4 or 2 id love to buy it from them !!!

  6. The winter box for me was the best box yet. I wore The Bronte with a pair of black skinny pants to my company’s holiday party and it was a big hit! I’m still on the look out for a skirt that may go with this top too. The Swan was my husband’s favorite shirt on me. All three of these shirts fit a need I had this season.

  7. Did you try belting the Bronte? Usually a slim belt at the waist fixes boxy tops for me. If there’s too much volume I tend to pull some of the fabric towards the back and pleat it a bit.

  8. I really wish they had plus sizes – I really love basics that I can jazz up.

    • Same here! I’m going to email them about that.

    • They do have plus sizes. They have sizes 12-14. And since they run large, a size 14 could easily fit a size 16.

      • Yeah…that’s not the level of plus size I’m talking about. :p

        • It’s really sad that someone would think a size 12-14 is Plus Size! LOL

      • yeah that’s just called a size xl, not plus.

        • Agree 🙂

      • THIS is great! I’ve been waiting for this!

  9. I’m with you on the “dry clean only.” I just got a pair of pants that I love but I ordered them online and only realized after the fact that they’re dry clean only. Since I just wear them to work, I’ll probably hand wash, though. They shouldn’t ever be getting too dirty (and I don’t want them to shrink!).

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