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Stitch Fix Review – August 2014

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Stitch Fix Review - August

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!)

FYI – My items are reflective of my style and price preferences, so your Stitch Fix may be completely different!

Stitch Fix Review - August 2014 Clothing

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

Check out all of my Stitch Fix Reviews and the Women’s Clothing Subscription Box Directory!

Stitch Fix Review - August 2014 Cards

Each box comes with cards with styling suggestions for every piece, plus a letter from your stylist. (FYI – my box is all dresses per my request. I’ll probably switch up my preferences this coming month for fall though.)

Stitch Fix Review - August 2014 Striped Maxi

Renee C Striped Maxi Dress – Cost to Keep $54

I loved everything about this dress except the fit! (It was too tight in the hips, and also dropped waist styles are never flattering on my body type!) This one immediately went in the pre-paid return envelope after I tried it on!

Stitch Fix Review - August 2014 Color Block Maxi

Market and Spruce Colorblock Maxi Dress – Cost to Keep $88

I always try on the clothing before I look at the invoice so that I’m making my decisions purely on if I love a how a piece looks on me – not on the price, and unfortunately I fell in love with the most expensive item in the box! I think this one is a keeper!

Stitch Fix Review - August 2014 Purple Maxi

Kut From The Kloth Braided Maxi Dress – Cost to Keep $78

(I should mention that I requested lots of maxi dresses in my fix, so that’s why there are three this month!) I liked the color of this dress, but it’s a little too loose and drape-y for my taste – it’s going back.

Stitch Fix Review - August 2014 Dress

Mystree Abstract Printed Dress – Cost to Keep $54

I think this one is another keeper! I really like the print and colors, and I think I can transition this piece to fall with some leggings and a cardigan!

Stitch Fix Review - August 2014 Wrap Dress

41Hawthorn Callafia Print Wrap Dress – Cost to Keep $68

The silhouette of this dress is very flattering (I love wrap-dresses), but the print and the length make it feel a little too formal for me. (I had requested only laid-back casual looks in my style profile, and I felt like this dress didn’t match up with my requests). It’s going back because I already have a ton of formal dresses in my closet that still have tags on them, and I don’t need anymore!

Verdict: I found two dresses I really liked with this subscription, and two near-hits so I’m happy with this Stitch Fix – but I’m still waiting on the day when I love all 5 items and can use the 25% discount offer!

Do you subscribe to Stitch Fix? Are you happy with the styling service?

Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!

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.


  1. I know this is a ridiculous request, because of course you order what you want/need. I do stitch fix and am always evaluating what others are getting and how they feel about it. Since you have had your subscription to send you just maxi dresses, I haven’t been able to connect much to those posts and it might be hard for your other readers (specifically those deciding whether to sign up.). I know you have others help with some reviews, maybe had them guest post. I would love to see diversity in the subs and it may help a lot of people refining their profiles (e.g. I checked hated edgy because of the stock photo, but then when I see people who asked for edgy getting really awesome stuff, makes me think I mis-answered thinking all the edgy stuff in the website pics looked dominatrix-y. Anyhow, just a thought, love your reviews but can’t get much out of them on my favorite subscription b/c you order SUCH a narrow set of offerings. (Can’t see what you get in tops, pants, accessories, handbags, etc., just the long maxi dresses which in my experience have been VERY expensive compared to their other stuff.). Your goal is to pick one favorite thing, but most users want to love all 5 for the discount. Anyhow, love your site! And I know asking you to order stuff you don’t want is irrational. 🙂 🙂 🙂

  2. I’m looking at this website as well as Golden Tote as a possible splurge purchase. However as I am a poor college student I can only afford to try one. For someone on a tight budget like me, which of the boxes would you recommend?

    • I would not recommend Stitch Fix, personally. I’m also a broke college student and love this blog, so I decided to give SF a try. I answered the quiz, and put the lowest price points for all my options. The average price of each item was $50+, and even with the $20 styling fee deducted, nothing was worth it. I also do not think they listened to what I said, as I commented that I was a broke college student and wanted low-priced items and said specific things which I like/don’t like, and I feel like they didn’t listen at all.

  3. LOVE your dresses!! Great fix. After I lose a few more pounds I’m totally signing up!

  4. I LOVE stitch fix. I have been getting fixes for almost a year now and they only get better and better. Last month was amazing!!! There is nothing like everything being perfect and getting that extra %25 off too.
    My Aug fix is due to be here Wed but of course I had to peek at everything and I’m excited.

  5. I love that abstract printed dress!

  6. I cancelled before receiving June – then loved my new stylist. I requested her again and won’t be getting my new box until Aug 9th. I really hope I was able to get her again. I felt like she was the first person who truly listened to what I needed and took my pinterest board into account.

  7. I do the same thing with my invoices – I never look until I’ve tried on everything. My fixes have been getting better, and I get a nice mix of items, but still haven’t bought an entire fix. I always leave comments if I want something specific or definitely don’t want certain styles. That has really helped.

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