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Gwynnie Bee Box Review + Free Month Coupon – June 2016

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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).

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The Subscription Box: Gwynnie Bee

The Cost: Please not the recent change in pricing! 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, via USPS Priority Mail

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This review is of the 3 items at a time subscription from 5/21 through 6/20.

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DRA – Allen Dress

I had such high hopes for this dress, but it wound up not being a really good match for me. When I saw the picture on the model, I thought it was a cotton dress, but it’s a very synthetic material. This made it too hot, for one thing, and it also made the dress not hang as I thought it would. It had a little puff to the skirt area. So, it was fine, but it didn’t look great on me.

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CITY CHIC – Folk Floral Cami

I haven’t had a tank top with tie straps since I was a kid! This was a very cute tank that was surprisingly flattering on, despite my arms being one of the areas I’m self-conscious about showing off.

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LONDON TIMES – Eyelet V-Neck Dress In Red

I love wearing eyelet in spring, and this shade made it the perfect dress for late spring. If it had more in the way of sleeves, I probably would have kept it.

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JETE – Color Movement Doni Tank Top

This tank was just easy and visually interesting.

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YOURS CLOTHING – Tropical Floral Print Jumpsuit

I took a big risk requesting this jumpsuit, and sadly, it did not pay off. I was just curious. I didn’t think it would work on me, and it didn’t. I know from this picture you can’t really tell what it looked like, and there’s no really good way to photograph jumpsuits, so here’s the model:

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I’m guessing this model is about six feel tall, size 12, and maybe 18 years old. I am none of those things, so I looked like a character from Whoville in this. Oh well, you can’t win them all!

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BB DAKOTA – Merrian Drawstring Dress

This was my favorite piece from Gwynnie Bee all month! It’s really basic, but I could style it several different ways. It was super flattering on and a good color for me. Plus it was a nice, lightweight cotton, so it was super comfortable. I don’t usually keep things for too long, but I kept this one for a while. I might buy it if it shows up in the shop soon.

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CITY CHIC – Zip Front Tunic Dress in Tigerlily

This dress was another big win for me. It looks kind of frumpy on the dress form, but it’s super flattering on my body. Gwynnie Bee has several different prints of this dress, and I think this one is my favorite. The shape just gives it so much style, and the high fitted waist is super slimming.

I just wish the material breathed! Funny story, I wore it to Fathers’ Day, and when we were driving back, I said, “I need to get out of this dress, it’s so hot!” My husband said, “Really? It looks so nice and light.” I said, “Yes, well it doesn’t cover too much, but the part it covers…” when from the back seat I heard my eight-year-old go, “Wooooooo!” Haha! I guess it was a hit!

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TAYLOR DRESSES – Geometric Halter Dress in Green

This also might be my favorite piece this month, I simply cannot decide. I haven’t worn it yet, but I did try it on, and I love the way it fits! I also love that Gwynnie Bee is starting to carry a wider array of styles. Plus the color of this one is just gorgeous!

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This has never happened before in my many months of subscribing to Gwynnie Bee, but this month I received this awesome bonus in one of my boxes! A three-piece sample set from Rimmel London! It includes a foil packet of foundation, a full-size brown eyeliner, and a full-size pink sheer lipstick! What a nice surprise!

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Here are the lipstick and eyeliner, swatched. Both are nice neutrals for summer.

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It also included a coupon for $2 off any Rimmel London product!

Verdict: This was an awesome month of Gwynnie Bee for me! I received several items that were outstanding! With Gwynnie Bee, there will always be some pieces you like better than others, and once in a while there will be something that just doesn’t work at all (like the jumpsuit!). Overall, however, this is a fabulous subscription for someone like myself who doesn’t like to wear the same thing twice! Plus it really saves me some laundry time and dry cleaning money! And how about that awesome bonus?

What do you think of Gwynnie Bee?

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.

12 Comments

  1. I LOVE my Gwynnie Bee! I honestly don’t know what I would do without it 🙂
    Those City Chic tunics though! I’ve had 3 come so far and I’ve loved every single one! By far, one of the most flattering items I’ve worn.

    • I call it the Wonder Woman dress. I didn’t expect it to work for my body AT ALL, but it consistently gets me compliments! I feel so gorgeous in it and I recommend this style to everyone!

      • Same!

  2. I don’t like sleeveless things either (and I’m a size 6 right now, but my arms are an area I’m self-conscious about). I bought some 3/4 sleeve shrugs on Amazon (one white and one black, same style) to cover my arms in sleeveless dresses and tops. They make a much wider range of my currently-fitting wardrobe items work-appropriate for me, too.

    • Check out sleevey wonders.

      • I have to look those up just because the name is fantastic.

        • Agreed.

      • I am buying a whole new wardrobe when I hit my weight loss goal. (A treat to myself. Kind of like adopting a kitten which is going to also be a reward for meeting the same goal. But I can justify the clothes by saying I *need* them. Because my larger pants are really not working for me any longer.) I will definitely consider a couple of sleevey wonders in different colors as a part of the new wardrobe because they could really widen the range of tops I would consider acceptable to purchase.

  3. I have gotten three Rimmel extra gifts! Two black and one purple eyeliner; one super pink, one pinkish-nude, and one beigeish-nude lipstick. I gave the super pink to a friend, because I’m not a pink girl.

    Some cute stuff this month! Did you closet any of the new Rachel Antonoff line? That frog dress though. hahahaha 🙂

    Love your reviews as always 🙂

    • Thanks Krista! I think I did put that fruity off-shoulder piece from Antonoff in my closet, so maybe you will see it here next month, but tbh I didn’t love anything I saw from her. I just got a second sample set from Rimmel! Cool! But unfortunately they were exactly the same so I’m giving those to my bestie.

  4. I NEED that City Chic tank. I love a floral print on a black background. Your review of the jumpsuit made me chuckle. Good for you for trying something outside your comfort zone. That’s one of the great things about subs!

    • LOL Thanks Amy!

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