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Dia & Co. Subscription Review – December 2015

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Dia & Co. Subscription Review December 2015 - box

Dia & Co. is a monthly clothing styling subscription service for plus sizes. I have been waiting for ages for someone to start this kind of service! When I signed up for the service, I filled out a fairly in-depth questionnaire about my likes and dislikes, my size, my price range, and other questions that might help my stylist. Every month my stylist sends five pieces for me to try out. The service fee is $20 per month, but that fee is applied to any item I decide to keep. Additionally, there is a 20% discount if I decide to keep all five pieces!

FYI – My items are reflective of my style and price preferences, so your package from Dia & Co. may be completely different!

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Dia & Co. Subscription Review December 2015 - inside

The Subscription Box: Dia & Co.

The Cost: $20 Styling fee (Pay for whatever items you keep minus the $20 credit)

The Products: 5 plus-size clothing items selected for you based on your Style Profile.

Ships to: US Only, shipping is free both ways

Good to Know: I learned from our readers that Dia & Co. DOES price match! So if you like something and want to keep it, but find it for less somewhere else, Dia & Co. will sell the item to you for that price.

Dia & Co. Subscription Review December 2015 - note

This month, I got a note from my stylist. On the reverse side, it says, “Hi Anna, I enjoyed styling this winter Dia Box for you! The dress is a great holiday piece — nice and simple with a bit of bling! The two patterned tops reminded me of your boho style — they are funky and perfect pieces to layer a big sweater over (or try layering with the navy cardigan you kept from your last box). Finally, the sweater dress is a bit of a wild card for you, but I wanted you to at least try it on — it will look great over black stockings with boots, and is the perfect canvas for a ton of jewelry! Let me know what you think — I’m looking forward to reading your feedback. ENJOY!! XO, Lydia”

Dia & Co. Subscription Review December 2015 - invoice

This is the invoice for the items they sent this month. It shows each item and the cost to keep, plus the cost of the items totaled. Then at the bottom it shows the total with the styling fee credited and the 20% discount for keeping all five items. The discount this month would be $85 if I kept all five items. That’s a deep discount!

Dia & Co. Subscription Review December 2015 - zipper

Brave Soul Patterned Top with Zipper – Cost to Keep $35

This top isn’t my style at all, and with the fluorescent sleeve cuffs it doesn’t feel like a layering piece. It seems summery. I do like the zipper pocket, though.

Dia & Co. Subscription Review December 2015 - dress

Junarose Jeweled Neckline Dress – Cost to Keep $102.39

This dress is beautiful! And it’s quite flattering. I love the beading detail, too; it’s subtle and has a vintage look. It’s not really my style, but I could be tempted to keep it if I had anywhere to wear it! I don’t have anything that requires a dress this formal for this holiday season, though.

Dia & Co. Subscription Review December 2015 - blouse

Naked Zebra Drawstring Blouse – Cost to Keep $49.99

This blouse was my favorite item in the box! It’s just my style!

Dia & Co. Subscription Review December 2015 - blouse-2

The shirt is very dark, but look at that subtle detailing around the neckline! So unique!

Dia & Co. Subscription Review December 2015 - blouse-3

Here’s a closer look at the metal tassels. So cool! Sadly, the blouse wouldn’t fit over my biceps. It would have been cool to wear just to rip open the sleeves by flexing, but not for $50. I’m totally bummed! I’m tempted to go find this shirt in a larger size, but I loved the way this size fit through the hips and waist.

Dia & Co. Subscription Review December 2015 - sweater-dress

BB Dakota Sweater Dress – Cost to Keep $90

I love a sweater dress, but this one just wasn’t flattering on me.

Dia & Co. Subscription Review December 2015 - tee

Modamix T-shirt – Cost to Keep $48

This tee shirt has a cute pattern, but it’s very lightweight and sheer. Also, the cost feels high for a tee!

The Verdict: I have been having a great time with my Dia & Co. subscription, but this month there just weren’t any hits for me. I should mention that I’m a little picky, especially when I’m paying retail! I think this month was just a little off. I will now go into my profile and make notes and review the items I’ve been sent. That way, hopefully, my stylist will get to know what I like and don’t like a little better for next month.

What do you think of Dia & Co.?

Written by Anna Rodriguez

Anna Rodriguez

Anna has been a fan of subscription boxes since joining Birchbox in 2013, but didn’t become a true addict until discovering subscriptions she could share with her children. Her favorites include Kiwi Crate and Fab Kids.
All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

22 Comments

  1. I just opened my January box, and I feel like both my style profile and comments from my last box were ignored. I’m happy to be pushed to try new things, but when things you click that you don’t want keep coming, you feel like no one is listening even when they say they do. If you say you don’t want dressy dresses and you get them and you say you don’t want jewelry and you get it, and you say you want everyday clothes, but you get nightclub attire, you wonder why you are paying $20 for this “service.” This kind of company is sorely needed, but they need to get it right. You can’t claim to be listening if you are not. Plus sized gals are used to being ignored in retail and in the media, so when someone promises to listen and then doesn’t, it’s quite disheartening.

  2. I got #4 Dia&Co Box. well I already sent back all twice. I think I am picky also but I don’t think they don’t listen the requests either. and the pinterest not helping?
    Yes! some items are so cute! but most items are not request style. I asked costumer service they told me “We do try help you find new style for you” so why I request to you guys that I thought. so I wondering everybody get whatever clothes?

    anyway, the black dress is gorgeous! my fav item is the grey T-shirt 🙂

  3. Update: I DID get my box today. Susan, they tend to ship out pretty quickly once you request a box.

    Stephanie styled my box, and she did a pretty good job. They sent two dresses, two tops, and a clutch. I kept one dress, one top, and the bag. The things I kept were bang on (I’ve asked for retro-styled business wear – think “Mad Men” style), and the other things were close, but the fit was a little off. REALLY close though. My last box, the fit was all over the map, so I sent body measurements and that seems to have helped a lot. Both of the things I sent back didn’t fit poorly size-wise, but weren’t good for my height.

    I also started a Dia pinterest board, and she specifically mentioned that in my styling note, so it helped too.

  4. I got my first box yesterday. When I filled out my profile, I asked to have clothes similar to Megan Murphy (she has youtube unboxing videos for Dia & Co). I think that same Megan was my stylist, and she did a pretty good job listening to me. I asked for conservative basics and a pair of dark rinse jeans, which she sent. I kept two things – a laser cut faux leather skirt (A-line) and a grey cardigan. It was pricier than I what I normally buy, but I haven’t bought clothes in over a year and am replacing my wardrobe piece by piece.
    On my account, it says my box will arrive 12/22/15, which seems pretty quick. I’m excited to see what comes up next!

    • Megan is a stylist as well as a model for them. She did my first box and I kept all 5 items someone else styled my second box and it was a disaster. I have now asked that Megan be my stylist or at least review my boxes. That girl should be running that company as everybody likes her taste.

  5. I set my Dia box to the “send me a box when I want one” option. It works well. I agree it’s kind of hit and miss. After my Oct box was a fairly amazing disaster, I sent measurements. I’m hoping the next box (which should arrive tomorrow) is better.

    They do like Naked Zebra, but the tops are a bit on the small side. I got one both of my last boxes. I actually think I got 2 last time. I kept one to salvage the $20 fee.

    I’m hoping as time goes on, they get to know me better. We shall see.

  6. OMG! That black dress is gorgeous!!!!!!! If you don’t have an event to wear it to make one up! Sometimes theres a super cute outfit thats too dressy for some of the events/restaurants in my town so I tell my husband to dress up so we can go to dinner or I’ll just wear it to an event and rock it! Any clothing item that makes you feel great in it you should buy!

  7. “It would have been cool to wear just to rip open the sleeves by flexing, but not for $50.” = hilarious! And clearly written by a mom of boys (or a Hulk fan)!

    • Lol, thanks Chris!

  8. Love this review, helps me to see what to expect from Dia b4 I sign up. We so need these boxes for extra curvy girls!

    • Totally! Thanks Melissa!

  9. I haven’t been having too great of an experience with Dia & Co. The stylist doesn’t seem to listen to my preferences at all, I asked for colors and patterns, I keep getting black and white items mostly. I didn’t get a November box; even though I was charged for it. I didn’t hear anything about it from the company until I emailed them November 30th. They said they were waiting on a couple things in my size, so they would refund me for November. Which is great; but they weren’t going to tell me and just have charged me anyway if I hadn’t asked?? I got my December box yesterday; which is the earliest ever and I did get colors this time and the tulle skirt I asked for in September. From October’s box I only kept a scarf since it was only $5 after the $20 credit; but I already said no accessories in my box.

    • Hi Sara! You’re smart to keep an eye on your billing, I’ve noticed their “month” is more like 35 days, and if you noticed, I didn’t have a Nov review either. I got one at the end of October and beginning of December. After I saw your comments I went back and looked at my preferences and noticed that they have sent me some things that were out of line. I sent a message, so we’ll see what happens. I’m so glad you got your tulle skirt! Is it awesome?!

      • Hi Anna; you’re right their month is more like 35 days. I was getting boxes in the middle of the month then October was the end and November said it’d ship by the 23rd and it didn’t. This December box was the earliest ever; I’m just saying if they’ve charged for November box and it didn’t ship till beginning of December you should get two boxes in December. I do love the tulle skirt! But also thinking a 30 yr old wearing a tulle skirt is a little odd and really not sure where I’d wear it lol.

        • Everywhere!

  10. They sent me the same top with the fluorescent sleeves. I was like.. c’mon guys I know I live in the desert but that’s still way too summery! I got the Junarose dress too, and even though I loved it, like you I have nowhere to wear it this season and I couldn’t justify the price for a “what if” dress. I think the only thing I kept this month was the pair of super comfy jeggings they sent.

  11. Thank you for your review. I can’t do Golden Tote as I don’t believe in in their size range, so I appreciate the plus size styling reviews. Are they running any holiday deals?

  12. I really like that sweater dress. If I signed up would I be able to request that one?

    • Maybe? I’d say it’s worth a shot!

  13. I got that same Modamix tee in my last Dia box. I loved it- it looked totally cute on me- even if it was out of season. But it went back because of the sheer front. I only like tops that come with their own camis, so I can try them both on together and check the fit. It’s been my experience that when I stick a cami on underneath a top that didn’t originally come with one, it changes the fit- and not in a good way!

  14. Is it possible for you to take a measurement of your bicep and send that measurement to Dia Co so that this doesn’t happen again? Cause that shirt looks really well made and PERFECT for winter (and could even make a nice transition piece from winter to spring!).

    • Good idea, Jean!

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