Dia & Co. Subscription Review – December 2015
Dia & Co. is a monthly clothing styling subscription service for plus sizes. I have been waiting for ages for someone to start this kind of service! When I signed up for the service, I filled out a fairly in-depth questionnaire about my likes and dislikes, my size, my price range, and other questions that might help my stylist. Every month my stylist sends five pieces for me to try out. The service fee is $20 per month, but that fee is applied to any item I decide to keep. Additionally, there is a 20% discount if I decide to keep all five pieces!
FYI – My items are reflective of my style and price preferences, so your package from Dia & Co. may be completely different!
My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription Box: Dia & Co.
The Cost: $20 Styling fee (Pay for whatever items you keep minus the $20 credit)
The Products: 5 plus-size clothing items selected for you based on your Style Profile.
Ships to: US Only, shipping is free both ways
Good to Know: I learned from our readers that Dia & Co. DOES price match! So if you like something and want to keep it, but find it for less somewhere else, Dia & Co. will sell the item to you for that price.
This month, I got a note from my stylist. On the reverse side, it says, “Hi Anna, I enjoyed styling this winter Dia Box for you! The dress is a great holiday piece — nice and simple with a bit of bling! The two patterned tops reminded me of your boho style — they are funky and perfect pieces to layer a big sweater over (or try layering with the navy cardigan you kept from your last box). Finally, the sweater dress is a bit of a wild card for you, but I wanted you to at least try it on — it will look great over black stockings with boots, and is the perfect canvas for a ton of jewelry! Let me know what you think — I’m looking forward to reading your feedback. ENJOY!! XO, Lydia”
This is the invoice for the items they sent this month. It shows each item and the cost to keep, plus the cost of the items totaled. Then at the bottom it shows the total with the styling fee credited and the 20% discount for keeping all five items. The discount this month would be $85 if I kept all five items. That’s a deep discount!
Brave Soul Patterned Top with Zipper – Cost to Keep $35
This top isn’t my style at all, and with the fluorescent sleeve cuffs it doesn’t feel like a layering piece. It seems summery. I do like the zipper pocket, though.
Junarose Jeweled Neckline Dress – Cost to Keep $102.39
This dress is beautiful! And it’s quite flattering. I love the beading detail, too; it’s subtle and has a vintage look. It’s not really my style, but I could be tempted to keep it if I had anywhere to wear it! I don’t have anything that requires a dress this formal for this holiday season, though.
Naked Zebra Drawstring Blouse – Cost to Keep $49.99
This blouse was my favorite item in the box! It’s just my style!
The shirt is very dark, but look at that subtle detailing around the neckline! So unique!
Here’s a closer look at the metal tassels. So cool! Sadly, the blouse wouldn’t fit over my biceps. It would have been cool to wear just to rip open the sleeves by flexing, but not for $50. I’m totally bummed! I’m tempted to go find this shirt in a larger size, but I loved the way this size fit through the hips and waist.
BB Dakota Sweater Dress – Cost to Keep $90
I love a sweater dress, but this one just wasn’t flattering on me.
Modamix T-shirt – Cost to Keep $48
This tee shirt has a cute pattern, but it’s very lightweight and sheer. Also, the cost feels high for a tee!
The Verdict: I have been having a great time with my Dia & Co. subscription, but this month there just weren’t any hits for me. I should mention that I’m a little picky, especially when I’m paying retail! I think this month was just a little off. I will now go into my profile and make notes and review the items I’ve been sent. That way, hopefully, my stylist will get to know what I like and don’t like a little better for next month.
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