Stitch Fix Maternity Review – March 2015
Stitch Fix is a monthly styling subscription service. When you sign up you take a pretty in-depth survey about your sizes, your style, and pricing preferences, and then your personal stylist sends you 5 items to try once a month. The fee for this service is $20, and that includes free shipping and free returns. And if you keep any of the items they send you, you get to deduct the $20 fee from the total. (If you keep all five items, you also get a 25% discount!)
Stitch Fix recently began offering maternity clothes and I’m pregnant (due in August!) so I’m checking out their selection to help me build my maternity wardrobe!
FYI – My items are reflective of my style and price preferences, so your Stitch Fix may be completely different!
My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription Box: Stitch Fix
The Cost: $20 Styling fee (Pay for whatever items you keep minus the $20 credit)
The Products: 5 clothing and accessory items selected for you based on your Style Profile.
Ships to: US Only
Each box comes with cards with styling suggestions for every piece, plus a letter from your stylist.
Personally, I was really surprised by the letter! It was very personal, and she even mentioned specific things I had pinned to Pinterest (in your profile, they let you link to a style board on Pinterest to give them a better idea of the look you like). My stylist also mentioned the fact that she thinks the jeans should be long enough (I requested LONG pants – I’m 6 feet tall!), and if they were too short that she’d get it right next time.
41Hawthorn Abrianna Longsleeve Knit Cardigan – Cost to Keep: $48
Mavi Leia Maternity Tall Length Jean – Cost to Keep: $98
I love the color of this cardigan! It’ll be perfect for Spring, and I think the way it lays makes it one of the most flattering cardigans I’ve ever worn. I love it, especially with this aqua tank (which is also a Stitch Fix item – shown next). Also, it’s versatile, and not specifically a maternity item, so it’ll work great in my wardrobe any time!
These jeans are basically jeggings! I wasn’t sure they’d fit when I was looking at them but there is so much stretch, and they are the perfect length for skinny jeans. The dark wash is flattering and a total win for me, too. They are full-panel maternity jeans so they can comfortably carry my through my whole pregnancy and even post-partum. In fact, I’m pretty sure I’m going to be living in these jeans from now on!
Loveapella Stelli Embroidery Knit Maternity Tank – Cost to Keep: $54
This tank is really soft and comfortable and I love the gems by the collar, which add some bling and femininity. I’m 18 weeks pregnant, and I don’t think I quite fill this top out enough to look actually pregnant and not just in that awkward is-that-bump-a-baby-or-just-body-fat phase yet. But my belly with get there and this top will work perfectly on its own in the summer. For now, I adore how it looks with the 41Hawthorn Cardigan! Bonus: it’ll be flattering and comfortable after the baby is born, as well.
Loveapella Merced Open Back Maternity Top – Cost to Keep: $48
I like this top okay. It fits really well and is actually quite flattering, but it’s a little simple for my taste. I’d be loving this top if it were in a pattern. That being said, it does fit really well, and the detail on the back is cute and I don’t even have to worry about wearing a special bra so my straps don’t show (which is often an issue when it comes to having “open-back” tops or tops with back detail).
Loveapella Maternity Lilly Stripe Maternity Dress – Cost to Keep: $78
This is one of the most comfortable dresses I’ve ever worn! The fabric is really soft, light, and breathable. The fit is flattering, and it’s pretty versatile – I can pair it with leggings to get me through these last few weeks of winter, and transition into spring once it’s nice enough to go bare-legged!
Verdict: This was my first Stitch Fix, and I’m really very happy with my stylist! She picked items that fit me great and everything is just my style, with the exception of the red top. I also really like the bright colors for Spring, and that a lot of pieces are versatile between seasons, and most of the items will be great post-partum, too.
I ended up keeping everything: when you keep all the items you get 25% off your total, and even though I wasn’t in love with the red top, it was actually cheaper to keep everything and get the discount than send the top back and pay full price for everything else. The total with the discount was $229.50. This is more than I generally spend on 5 pieces of clothing, but I can definitely tell a difference in the quality of these items. Also, I know that having some good basics that I can wear the whole way through my pregnancy (and even some that will work into my regular wardrobe after) will be important.
What do you think about Stitch Fix?