Stitch Fix Maternity Review – August 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 a couple weeks!) so I signed up to help 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.
Here’s the note from my stylist. For this month’s box I made sure my stylist knew this is my last month of pregnancy (still seems so crazy to me!) and that I’m not looking to buy any more maternity-specific items. I’m going to be needing comfortable pieces that are nursing-friendly, and I’m really glad she paid attention to that feedback.
And this is my invoice sheet. It lists the prices per item and the discount I’d receive by keeping all 5 items. With the 25% discount and my $20 styling fee factored in, this box would cost me a total of $229 to keep – approximately $45.80 an item.
Laila Jayde Open Drape Cardigan – Cost to Keep: $54
Unfortunately, I knew I wouldn’t like this cardigan from the moment I pulled it out of my box. I adore this color, but the awkward shortness, loose/drape-y fit, and weird length of the sleeves make this a no-go, personally. It looks okay in the picture, but without me posing and my hand holding it mostly closed, I feel really frumpy and uncomfortable in it. I definitely appreciate my stylist focusing on easy-to-wear, comfy, and nursing-friendly pieces, but this item just missed the mark for me.
Pixley Ohara Faux Wrap Tie-Waist Dress – Cost to Keep: $68
I absolutely love this dress! The color, print, and style are exactly what I like to wear. However, I think it’d be better on someone shorter – this dress goes up to my mid-thigh. That’s normally fine with me, but I think I’d have to pay too much attention to my posture/hemline than I want to when adjusting to a baby (or even running after a toddler someday), especially around visitors.
I did consider that my bump may be making the dress extra short but when I examined the hemline in the mirror, the hem wasn’t riding up unevenly in the front. Even if my bump is affecting the length some, it’s certainly not enough to make up for the two or three inches longer I wish this dress were.
Pixley Polly Tie Waist Tunic – Cost to Keep: $54
I really like this top. It fits me now (quite snugly) even though it’s not maternity, so I know it will be slightly drape-y (and forgiving!) after the baby. Even though it’s a flow-y shirt, I love the belted waistline that makes it quite flattering. The print is beautiful, too. It’s not particularly nursing-friendly, but I think I’ll feel so good in it that I won’t really mind that with this piece.
Tart Shaina Printed Maxi Dress – Cost to Keep: $98
This dress is the winning item for me this month! I think I actually even had this dress pinned on my Pinterest style board. It’s long enough and the fabric is beautiful (and super comfortable).
Olive & Oak Lomita Button-Down Top – Cost to Keep: $58
The fabric of this top is soft and the print is adorable. I love it, but it’s unfortunately too small – even considering the possibility of me being able to button it over my stomach one day, the arms feel a little snug and I can’t even get the top part near to closing over my chest so I doubt it’ll work even once my belly goes back to normal.
So, this one is going back. I could probably ask for the same top sized up in my next fix, but I think I could find something similar at Old Navy or Target if I keep an eye out.
The Verdict: I love the look of this month’s fix, but not every piece works the way I ned it to (I have a feeling I’ll have to get used to that with even more changes in my body coming up soon). I appreciate that my stylist listened to my feedback and sent colorful items and great patterns, as well as focused on their utility like I need.
What do you think about Stitch Fix?