Gwynnie Bee Review + Free Month Coupon – April 2015
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 have been 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
Ships to: US
Ships via: USPS Priority Mail
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This review is of the 3 items at a time subscription from 3/10 through 4/10.
I think this is actually more of a duster than a kimono; there’s nothing really kimono about it except the delicate floral print. Nonetheless, I think long, lightweight jackets are very on trend right now, and this was very slimming!
I really liked this dress! It was very curve-hugging.
This print on this dress really pushed me out of my comfort zone, but I got two or three compliments on it! Everyone felt that it ushered in spring appropriately.
I did wear this dress, but it was pretty unflattering on me. The waist was too high for me. This would look great on someone short-waisted.
This was another curve-hugger from Lucie Lu! I really liked this dress, even though the print seemed a little zany for me. I decided to just roll with the zany-ness and pair it with cowboy boots.
I absolutely loved the detail print on this dress, but it turned out to be more flattering unbelted. A braver woman might wear the belt in her hair. I will say that when I wore this dress, a policeman who we see fairly often in our area remembered my name all of a sudden!
I totally love the unusual print on this dress! I thought I looked great in it, but then when I fished for compliments, I came up empty. So, I’m not really sure if I looked great or not, but I still really liked this dress!
This dress was a bit of a train wreck on me. I was a little disappointed that the color was less saturated in reality than on their website, but the bigger problem was that it was too short for me. Plus it was a little warm for the season, and too formal for anywhere I might wear it. I did wear it for a while, but I felt uncomfortable. This would be a great dress for someone with a serious career and fabulous legs.
The border on the bottom of this dress is sort of miraculous because it makes the dress look short while still covering most of my legs. I liked that! Also, it is lined, which always makes me think the dress is smaller than it really is, so I tend to sit and stand straighter. I liked the print also.
I wore this dress to church on Easter! It gave me such an Easter vibe. I didn’t think it was very flattering on, but my husband really liked it, so I wore it. It was also very comfortable, which turned out to be a very good thing since my seven-year-old hit my nine-year-old in the head with a lightsaber after church, and we had to spend the next several hours in the ER getting stitches! Everyone is fine now. My friend who works at the children’s hospital thought the dress was really cute also.
I haven’t worn this dress yet, but I definitely plan to. I am saving it for the weekend!
Verdict: I received eleven pieces this month, and I was pretty much wearing them the day after I got them and then sending them back. That should give you some idea of what the maximum number of items you might get in a month of 3-items-at-a-time might be. It’s hard to speak of value with a rental service, but $70 is certainly cheaper than buying eleven pieces, even at a deep discount. I tend to only wear dresses once or twice anyway, and that’s one of the reasons I really like Gwynnie Bee. I also like that you don’t have to clean them! I am all about avoiding more laundry over here. Nine of the eleven garments were flattering, and I always feel better when I look good! I think Gwynnie Bee is a great service, and I would recommend it to anyone who likes to wear something different almost every day!
I will say, though, that this month I got a little tired of dresses. Some readers had commented that it is a dress-heavy service, and I agree. I went through my Gwynnie Bee closet since my latest shipment and put almost all the dresses “on hold” and added some more tops, so I hope that helps to change things up a bit.
What do you think of Gwynnie Bee?