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Trunk Club Plus Size Subscription Box Review – August 2017

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Trunk Club August 2017 Women's Plus Size Subscription Box

Trunk Club is a clothing styling service for both men and women. Subscribers work closely with their stylist to find a selection of pieces to try on at home, and they receive a trunk shortly thereafter. Trunks can be ordered as often as you like, so you can try it once, or have a trunk sent to you quarterly or monthly. Or even more frequently!

Trunk Club August 2017 Women's Plus Size Subscription Box

Trunk Club is a Nordstrom company, and they send similar brands that range in the $75-300 range. In the style profile, you can choose your preferred price range for each category (ie. $50-100, $100-200, or $200+)

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Trunk Club August 2017 Women's Plus Size Subscription Box

The Subscription Box: Trunk Club

The Cost: $25 styling fee, credited towards any items you choose to keep, plus the cost of whatever you keep

The Products: 7-10 clothing items hand-selected by a stylist for you to try on at home. Items may include clothing, shoes, and accessories.

Ships to: Their website states that they ship to the contiguous 48 states only, for free, but it also states that there is a shipping and return fee to ship to Alaska and Hawaii.  They do not ship internationally.

Good to Know: Trunk Club price matches “within 14 days of purchase exclusively to Nordstrom.”

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Trunk Club August 2017 Women's Plus Size Subscription Box

So first, a little more about how Trunk Club works. When I signed up, I took a pretty lengthy style questionnaire online. Then I was matched with a stylist who asked me even more about what I like and what I was looking for via an online chat. Based on this information, she selected eight items for me to try on at home. She then sent me a link to preview all my items! This month I decided to try everything she selected.

This packet was included in my trunk.

Trunk Club August 2017 Women's Plus Size Subscription Box

This is my invoice. It lists the items I was sent and the cost to keep each item. My $25 styling fee will be deducted from anything I decide to keep. There is also a reminder to provide feedback on their web site or app about how well each item worked for me.

Trunk Club August 2017 Women's Plus Size Subscription Box

On the back of the invoice are instructions for returning the items I don’t want to keep. I can drop my box back off at any UPS location, or I can schedule a free pickup through the Trunk Club app!

Trunk Club August 2017 Women's Plus Size Subscription Box

These items were also in the packet. When I’ve finished repackaging the items I don’t want to keep in the box, I just put this return label on it and use the tape straps to tape it back up! So convenient!

Trunk Club August 2017 Women's Plus Size Subscription Box

Denim Release Hem Dress by Two by Vince Camuto – Cost to keep $129

My husband thought this dress was super cool, but I felt super self-conscious in it! It’s just too body conscious for my tastes. This denim has a high spandex content! I keep dreaming there is a denim dress out there for me, and I have tried many in styling boxes, but so far, no luck. The unicorn hunt is still on!

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Trunk Club August 2017 Women's Plus Size Subscription Box

Side Ruffle Lace Inset Tee by Sejour – Cost to keep $69

I really like this top! I love the colors. The chiffon is a little sheer, but not obscene. It also has a nice blousy cut without looking frumpy or too boxy.

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Stretch Corduroy Ankle Skinny Pants by Slink – Cost to keep $98

It seems like every styling box I get these days has something from Slink enclosed, and I am having a huge internal conflict about whether I like Slink or not. My current favorite pair of jeans is from Slink, but the majority of things I get from Slink, including these pants, don’t fit well. I guess it depends a lot on the cut! I guess the skinny cuts just don’t work for me. If I change sizes it makes some part too big, but if I stay with my usual size there’s some part that’s too small. In any case, I am not in the market for tan corduroy pants at this time anyway.

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Trunk Club August 2017 Women's Plus Size Subscription Box

Print Dress by Daniel Rainn – Cost to keep $79

OK, this is not a dress. This is clearly a top on Nordstrom, so there must be a typo on my invoice. That being said, I really like it! It’s flattering and totally my style. It’s also made from a really sturdy poly blend, but it has a soft yet structured feel. This is an easy choice for me!

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Trunk Club August 2017 Women's Plus Size Subscription Box

Trunk Club August 2017 Women's Plus Size Subscription Box

Cold Shoulder AOP Blouse by Michel Studio – Cost to keep $68

I didn’t think I would like this blouse when I saw it in the box, but now that I have tried it, I really like it! It’s a poly blend, but yielding. It’s kind of flattering, I think, and the print is growing on me. Of course, I like the cold shoulder detail, too!

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Trunk Club August 2017 Women's Plus Size Subscription Box

Trunk Club August 2017 Women's Plus Size Subscription Box

Embroidered Peasant Top by Evans – Cost to keep $49 (marked down to $29.40 on Nordstrom)

Sometimes the least expensive piece in the box is my favorite, and I think that might be the case this month! I think it’s a little too long, but otherwise, I completely love it! I especially love the embroidery. It’s so feminine and pretty, and I love the colors.

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Trunk Club August 2017 Women's Plus Size Subscription Box

Crisscross Hacci Knit Tee by Bobeau – Cost to keep $59 (marked down to $35.40 on Nordstrom)

I like the rough feel knit fabric in this tee, but otherwise, I think it’s pretty unremarkable. The color is not really good for me, and it looks kind of frumpy. Maybe it’s too big?

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Trunk Club August 2017 Women's Plus Size Subscription Box

Lace Up Blouse by Foxcroft – Cost to keep $76 (marked down to $45.60 on Nordstrom)

Ahoy there mateys! Check out this red pirate blouse! I think it looks pretty good on me, but I don’t think I can pull it off. I feel kind of silly in it!

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Verdict: I am a big fan of Trunk Club! This month, as usual, was a collection of hits and misses, but I think I found a few really good pieces. I love the embroidered top and the Daniel Rainn top! I also was surprised by how much I like the print blouse. I think Trunk Club is a little on the spendy side, but it’s still loads of fun to try all the pieces.

What do you think of Trunk Club? What pieces did you get?

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.

19 Comments

  1. Why is the hem out of the denim dress?

  2. The denim dress is great on you. Try to see yourself through your husband’s eyes – he likes seeing a little more of your body shape! It’s sexy without being revealing, and looks great on you.

  3. I really liked the denim dress on you.

  4. Is it me or is this box really top heavy?

    My favorite item on you this month was the cold shoulder top. It’s just the one that really caught my eye the most. Maybe it’s the bright color? Whatever it us it looks great on you.

    All in all I wasn’t super impressed with this box. I felt like there weren’t any really special pieces in the box (denim dress cane close but you have to feel comfortable in your clothes). With other plus size shops out there I think dollar for dollar you could get better items that are exactly what you are looking for instead of a box of surprise “meh”.

  5. I voted yes on the denim dress even though you didn’t like it, just because I would love it for myself. But I see that others were like me and thought you look pretty great in it too.

  6. I think it would be really interesting to do two posts — first the pics up for voting, with no indication of how you feel about them, and then a follow up that compares final votes to your feelings. (And tells us what you think after hearing what others think.)

    I’d still absolutely suggest you return ones that don’t feel right to you, whether due to fit or style, but I know I’d find it really interesting to see how others see me in clothes. Especially as a plus size woman who tends to go for looser fits.

    • I agree with this. Sometimes I vote to return simply because you say you do not like an item but I think it looks great on you.

      That denim dress looks super cute on you!

  7. I thought you looked great in the lace up blouse!! You can totally rock it!!😍😍

  8. I thought the pirate shirt looked great on you…not sure why you felt dilly

    • Thanks LorieLynn!

      • Totally agree! You look great in it and the color really suits you.

  9. My favorite was the denim dress on you. I thought it was very flattering.

    • Thanks Connie!

  10. I am searching for more tailored items and while the idea of having a subscription like this is interesting, the plus-sized styles offered at Nordstrom leaves me feeling depressed.

  11. You can get all of these pieces at Target – they have some new lines that go up to 4x that are stunning and at a fraction of the cost. And you are pretty savvy and fashionable – I don’t think you need this box at all.

    xo

    • Thanks for the vote of confidence! 🙂

  12. You are hilarious, matey. Thanks for reviewing

    • Thanks Adeline!

  13. I think that StitchFix seems to work better for you. Nothing in this box “wowed” me.

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