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Elizabeth & Clarke Subscription Box Review – Spring 2015

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Elizabeth & Clarke Subscription Box Review – Spring 2015 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 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 – Spring 2015 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). Check out all of my Elizabeth & Clarke Reviews and the Women’s Subscription Box Directory! Elizabeth & Clarke Subscription Box Review – Spring 2015 Tank The Shannon (100% Crepe de Chine, Machine Wash Warm, Tumble Dry Warm) Description from Elizabeth & Clarke:

The Shannon uses incredibly soft, silky and durable Crepe de Chine for this classic v-neck, sleeveless blouse. We doubled-up on this fabric, using two layers on the front and back, so you can wear white without the unwanted sheerness factor. We added delicate knife pleats at the neckline for a sophisticated look that is best paired with a graphic blazer or your favorite pair of denim jeans.

I love that think top is lined in the front and back – it’s always great to have a top you don’t need to pair with a camisole. The pleats in the front are gorgeous too. Elizabeth & Clarke Subscription Box Review – Spring 2015 Tee The Stephens (65% Microfiber Modal, 35% Cotton, Machine Wash Warm, Tumble Dry Warm) Description from Elizabeth & Clarke:

The Stephens uses super soft modal (with just a hint of stretch) and is designed with an elegant asymmetric hem. We added longer sleeves for a more casual and relaxed look while providing extra coverage. The gather at the side slightly hugs your waist and flatters any figure.

I don’t always like asymmetric hems, but I the fit of this one is so flattering – I love it! (FYI – this top is somewhat sheer, so I’ll have to wear a tank under it). Elizabeth & Clarke Subscription Box Review – Spring 2015 Blouse The Cady (100% Crepe de Chine, Machine Wash Cold, Tumble Dry Cold) Description from Elizabeth & Clarke:

The Cady is an incredibly chic button-up blouse with lace-covered raglan sleeves. Modeled after our favorite ‘Arden’ blouse, the Cady is short in the front and long in the back. We added an extra button at the bust to eliminate the dreaded “gap”, removing any possibility of exposure. This lovely’s geometric-patterned lace sleeves will stand out from the crowd and have everyone doing a double take.

I love the lace detail on the sleeves of this top. Unfortunately for me it gives a bit of a boxy-look in my shoulders, so I’ll be passing this along to my mom. 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, but for this box I requested to go down to a size 8 for a more fitted look, and I’m happy with the change. (In general I’ve found that Elizabeth & Clarke pieces shrink a little the first time you wash them too). What do you think of the Spring 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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18 Comments

  1. I figured it out! I know you have to order a season ahead of time but I just wanted to see what I missed for the summer! The Fall collection is up on the site and the Summer collection isn’t in the archives yet. Hopefully I will get to see what I missed if there is a review on this site.

    • I know it’s not the same as seeing the shirts but I can tell you what they are since I ordered and received the Summer Collection already. New shirts are: The Kelly – a blush colored sleeveless top with a pretty v shaped twist in the back, The Emilia – a white 100% linen incredibly soft long sleeved blouse, and The Olsen – a black draping off-the-shoulder tee. Also available were the Forever collection shirts The Liz Lemon and The Taylor which are also up for fall.

      I ordered the Emilia, The Liz Lemon, and The Kelly but I sadly had to return The Kelly because it doesn’t seem cut for busty figures – I’m a 32DDD and it fit but was just tight enough across the chest to make the armholes gape a bit towards the front so that my bra was visible from the sides.

  2. I went to sign up and they are selling their fall collection. That is fine because I really like the fall collection but didn’t they do a summer collection this year? The last review here is the spring 2015 collection. I am confused!

  3. For anyone thinking of subscribing to Elizabeth and Clarke, just a warning about trying to cancel.

    I tried to cancel last June and it was acknowledged by Customer Service. Then I got billed again in September. I tried to cancel again in September and it was acknowledged. Now I just got a notification to pick my fall shirts. I checked my account and I’m again subscribed for two shirts.

    Perhaps it’s just me and not a common problem, but just wanted to share with the community.

  4. Thank you bekki!

  5. This sub looks awesome for the price and I could really use some good quality office friendly basics so I can better utilize my growing (thanks to subscription boxes) jewelry collection. I’m in! 🙂

  6. I agree, they run a bit large. I am 5’2″ 112lb and a 36C and at their advice sized down and the size 2 fits me perfectly. I always have issues with button ups gaping at the chest and these don’t, I think because they specifically design it that way. The sleeves have worked fine for me. They are my favorite shirts – beautifully made and super easy care and the price is amazing. When I first subscribed I went back through their previous seasons and bought up everything that was remaining in my size. I’m backing their Unstainable shirt on Kickstarter too.

  7. I really like the tops Liz got, but when I checked the site to subscribe none of them were available. The current collection only has 2 that I like. What happens in this case? Can you change from 3 to 2 a month? Can you skip a month?
    I also getbthenfeeling that they are cut for busty women, and I am flat as a pancake. Will they suit me?
    Thanks!

  8. This looks like an interesting subscription. I happily received one of their tops from a past season through a swap. I am thinking of subscribing…but am curious how many tops do they offer per season to choose from? Their website has five now, but when I look at previous seasons only three are shown. Does anyone know what’s a “normal” offering? Thanks!

    • There are 2 that they offer every season, so there are only 3 new ones every season. But you can always buy repeats or past seasons to make 3 so it us only $20 a piece.

    • There are 3 new styles each season and 2 returning a classics. If there are shirts from prior seasons not listed in the current season you can request to substitute one but it depends on whether they still have any in stock. That said, you don’t have to subscribe for the 3 shirt option though it is the best overall deal. They have pricing for 2 and single shirt options as well. I have gotten the 3 shirt package for the last two and a half years for a total of 10 collections. I’ve never been disappointed and loved almost every one they sent. The quality is phenomenal, they’re all custom made and feature unique cuts and designs. That’s why they charge a season ahead of time, to fund the production of the next season’s line. Lately I’ve been hoping they’d branch out and begin offering pants/capris. I know I’d snap them up in a second but I get not fixing something that isn’t broken. Still a girl can dream….

  9. Liz, did you just get this box? I got this March 1. This is my 3rd box and I bought another box of previous shirts from them .i work in a conservative environment and is expected to dress semi professional. So I think this is perfect for me. Just some basics to change out bottoms that I already have, I used to get a lot from loft but the last few years their stuff is too casual. I think the quality is pretty good. I am always a medium but I get a size 10, I do not think I can go down one size because I think their shirts have narrow shoulders. I do find that their shirts are pretty long. But wash, dry and ready to wear is very appealing to me.

    • No I got it a while ago – just got behind on reviews! 🙂

    • Uh oh to your ‘narrow in the shoulders’ comment- I’m scheduled for my first box on June 1 and got a size 4. I tend to range from 2-6, but sometimes have issues with shirts pulling at the chest. Would you suggest I go up a size?

      • I am a size 8 normally in Lauren Ralph Lauren. But I think their shirts are made for skinny tall women and I am 5′ 4″. Basically every shirt covers my whole behind. They offer free exchange so you can wait. The long sleeve ones there is no way I can be comfortable at work typing if I size down. There is also a black one that I got from past seasons that the sleeve is very long, but I kept it anyways, since if I return it I can only get $10 back. You can always but extra shirts, present or past seasons, but to get the $20 price it has to be multiples of 3.

        • How do you access past seasons collections for purchase purpose? Can I also pick the unstainable shirt as part of the subscription?

          • I emailed them with the names of the tops I wanted that were past seasons and they got back to me with available sizes. They were very helpful! Also, the unstainable shirt is only available through the kickstarter campaign right now, but it may be available later as a choice, I just haven’t seen anything about it yet.

    • I’ve actually found their shirts to run quite large. Since I have to accommodate a 38D chest but have a 27 inch high waist, that usually leaves me with oversize shirts that resemble tents or maternity wear. I originally ordered a 10 from E&C but after the first collection decided to size down to an 8 and they’ve fit perfectly, regardless of design (sleeveless, button front, long sleeve). I have average shoulders so I can’t speak to that specific issue but I do have very long arms and the long sleeve shirts are always long enough (a rarity for me and the reason I usually stick with 3/4 sleeves).

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