Gwynnie Bee Review + Free Month Coupon – February 2016
Gwynnie Bee is a clothing rental subscription service for women sizes 10-32. I have been intrigued with their concept for a while because I think plus-sized clothing is sorely underserved in the subscription box market. I have been having a lot of fun with this subscription!
Gwynnie Bee kindly invited me to try their service for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription Box: Gwynnie Bee
The Cost: The cost depends on how many items you would like to have out at a time.
1 = $49/month
2 = $69/month
3 = $95/month
5 = $139/month
7 = $179/month
10 = $199/month
COUPON: Get your first month of Gwynnie Bee free with this link!
The Products: Women’s clothing rental, sizes 10-32
Ships to: US
Ships via: USPS Priority Mail
This review is of the 3 items at a time subscription from 1/21 through 2/20. Gwynnie Bee gave subscribers an additional item at-a-time back at the beginning of the holidays as a gift, and so far they have not taken my fourth item away yet. So, I had a few more items in the rotation than usual.
This was one of my favorite items all month! The fit was loose but not sloppy, and it had a nice open neckline. Plus I loved the colors. If this dress shows up in the Gwynnie Bee shop later on I might have to snag it!
I wanted to try this blazer (with built-in vest) because I liked its unique style, but it didn’t look good on me. It was structured, but it was still somehow too boxy on me. It was one of the very few items I’ve ever rented from GB that I didn’t actually wear.
This dress has a really cool optical effect from far away. It’s as if the fabric is grey but reflects red! Otherwise this dress was nice but nothing too special on me up close.
What a romantic top! This would have been perfect for Valentine’s Day, but I forgot and sent it back early.
This dress was a little too shapeless for me when I wore it. I really liked the effect of the red vs. cream colored sections, though.
This was the second of two A-line, colorblock dresses from Jete that I wound up getting this month. Getting the same dress in different colors or patterns is something that tends to happen to me a lot! I loved the shape and neckline of this particular dress, though, so it was okay with me.
I will just never learn with wrap tops! Even when they do hit at the perfect spot, I wind up being self-conscious about them all day long. I loved the print and color scheme of this one, though.
The shape and colorblocking on this dress is almost identical to the two Jete dresses, but this one is by Isabel + Alice. I had the same experience with this dress, though – comfy, flattering, nice open neckline. Plus I love purple!
What you can’t see in this picture (or on the GB website) is that the sleeves on this blouse are slit from shoulders to wrists. If I had longer arms it might have been fine, but I have short arms, so the sleeve material hung under, and my arms were completely exposed. It wound up looking a little costume-y on me, so I had to send this back without wearing it. Nice color, though.
This duster is almost perfect! It has a great length, cool pattern, and is very slimming! If it wasn’t made of acrylic I would have bought it.
Can a jacket feel both comfortable and kind of glamorous? This one did! I was debating whether or not to send this back, and I only did because the color is a little limiting. Now I hope it shows up in the shop!
Next month I will be reviewing fewer items because I’ve decided to hang on to these jeans for a while. They fit like a dream! Plus they are flattering and super comfy. I haven’t decided if I’m going to buy them yet or not, but that’s the beauty of this subscription. I can hold on to them for as long as I like! Maybe a good sale will come along on at-home items – that happens pretty frequently too!
I haven’t worn this dress yet, mainly because it was supposed to come with a sash belt and it wasn’t included! That’s never happened to me with GB before. I’m going to contact customer service and see what they have to say. I’m looking forward to wearing it, though. It looks great on the model!
Verdict: Gwynnie Bee is so fun! It’s become a regular part of my monthly wardrobe rotation, and I couldn’t be happier! I wear almost everything they send (ideal or not), so I feel like I have a never ending wardrobe. I think it’s also cut down on my spending as far as clothing goes, which is great because I tire of items quickly. I’m a big fan of Gwynnie Bee!
What do you think of Gwynnie Bee?