Gwynnie Bee Clothing Subscription Review + Free Month Coupon
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 underrepresented in the subscription box market. I was really happy to get an opportunity to try them out!
The Subscription: 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
The Products: Women’s clothing rental, sizes 10-32
COUPON: Get your first month of Gwynnie Bee free with this link!
Ships to: US
Ships via: USPS Priority Mail
This review is of the 3 items at a time subscription from 2/20 through 3/10.
Before I even started my subscription, I started loading up my “closet” on Gwynnie Bee with items I wanted to rent. They have a ton of cute styles! When my subscription started on 2/20, they selected three items from my closet to send me. I didn’t realize they picked out what they are going to send, and I think it’s important to know that you don’t choose what they are going to send you, they choose from your virtual closet. I got a shipment notification that my items were on their way on 2/22, and I received my first three items on 2/26. I was super excited!
My first item was this beautiful coat! It looked like a sweater in the pictures online, but it is a really nice, warm, lined coat.
I love the ombre stripes on this! The colors are beautiful. I wore this one a couple of times during the last bitter days of severe cold down here in the South (fingers crossed), then sent it back on 3/3. With Gwynnie Bee, you can keep items as long as you like, and shipping both ways is always free!
This was the second item I pulled out of the box, and I was pretty disappointed at how this dress looks in real life as compared to the picture on Gwynnie Bee’s site. When you get an item and wear it, you may clean it according to the directions if you like, but you can also send it back uncleaned and they will clean it before sending it back out (no laundry is a big plus for me!). It looks as though someone cleaned it on the wrong settings because the embroidery thread seems to have shrunk more than the dress itself. This is causing a puckering effect all over the dress.
As you can see from the back, this dress is also kind of a shapeless tent. I knew it would be drapey and boho, but this is really too much for my tastes. I have always wanted to try Johnny Was because I love their embroidery, but this is the second item I’ve tried from them and the fit is just not for me. I sent it straight back on 2/28 without wearing.
This blouse was my favorite item I’ve received so far! I seriously can not tell you the last time (before I wore this) that my husband called me “sexy”!!!
It’s cute, it’s stylish, the colors work well on me, and it’s very flattering. I loved it so much I bought it! One of the great things about Gwynnie Bee is that if you love an item, you can buy it for a deep discount, at least 50% off. This item was already discounted, and then they had a 30% off sale on any item you had at home, so it only cost me $17.50! I bought this item on 3/1.
This dress is a cute and comfortable piece I received on 3/2. It’s not nearly as vibrant in reality as it appears on their website, but it was more flattering than I thought it would be.
I wore this piece once and sent it back on 3/7.
Oh, but look what came in the mail for me on 3/5! The same dress in a different color! So, word to the wise: do not closet the same dress in two different colors. You could end up wearing them a week apart, as I am wearing this dress right now.
I was actually a little shocked that this happened, so I emailed customer service. They said no, there’s no style oversight, you pick out what to put in your closet, and they send what’s available. That’s kind of a bummer, but the good news is that as a very nice little peace offering they gave me an additional item for a week! So I have been able to have four items out at a time for the past week! Score!
I love a sweater dress! This one came in also on 3/5, but a funny thing happened that day… We have been having a miserable winter down here with horrible freezing temperatures constantly, but on that day it went into the 60’s. It hasn’t really dipped below much since then. Unfortunately, I didn’t think I would get a chance to wear this dress this season, so I had to send it back on 3/9.
I did try it on, though, and it was a nice curve-hugging type dress. It’s not as vibrant blue as it is on their website, but it was still very pretty.
I received this dress on 3/6, and the print is absolutely gorgeous! And so unique!
When I first looked at this dress, it struck me that it’s cut like a judicial robe. It’s also a little longer than I expected. I wore this yesterday with some leggings and boots, though, and it turned out to be super flattering! The little keyhole in the front was more modest than I thought it would be (although of course my son had to come over and close it when I was talking to him…). It was also super comfortable!
Verdict: So far I have LOVED my experience with Gwynnie Bee! If you’ve not been keeping track, in the past 18 days I have received and returned seven items. I like that all the shipping is free, I like that you can keep items for as long as you like, and I LOVE that they take care of the laundering. If you are like me and you love to wear something different every day but simply cannot afford to, then this is an ideal service for you. Also, as far as plus-sized clothing subscriptions go, Gwynnie Bee is about the only game in town. Their customer service has been really good so far, and I also love that you can buy the clothing at a deep discount if you fall in love with a piece. In terms of value, it’s the same as renting anything – at the end of the day, you don’t own anything you’ve worn. Personally, I feel great when I look good, and that’s hard to put a value on. To me, it’s completely worth it!
What do you think of Gwynnie Bee?