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Dia & Co. Subscription Review – January 2016

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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).

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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.

Check out all of our Dia & Co. reviews here!

Dia & Co. Subscription Review January 2016 - note

This is the note my stylist sent, explaining a bit about why she chose the items she chose.

Dia & Co. Subscription Review January 2016 - invoice

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 $89.63 if I kept all five items.  That’s a deep discount!

Dia & Co. Subscription Review January 2016 - jacket

Junarose Drapey Blazer – Cost to Keep $114.99

This is a nice blazer, but I specifically asked for more color in my selections this month.  I’m not in the market for black right now.  I did really love the cut of this blazer, though, plus the zipper pocket details were super cool.

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Junarose Top – Cost to Keep $50.67

This top is not my style at all, and it’s summery.  This went back, too.

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Taylor 3/4 Sleeve Printed Dress – Cost to Keep $104

I liked the print on this dress a lot!  It was just a little too structured for me.  It didn’t quite fit right.  Also, I was a little annoyed that the only color they sent me this month was one that I asked to not get (coral)!

Dia & Co. Subscription Review January 2016 - jumpsuit

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London Times Jumpsuit – Cost to Keep $89

In my opinion, you have to be pretty thin to look good in a jumpsuit.  This went back also.

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Calvin Klein Printed Soft Pants – Cost to Keep $89.50

I kind of don’t even know where to start with these pants, they have a lot going on!  These are printed flowy tuxedo pants with a black and white print and legs that peg in a bit at the bottom.  These went back.

I was really disappointed that I didn’t like any of the five pieces they sent this month!  Also, like some of you have expressed, I didn’t feel like they really listened to my preferences and requests at all this time.  The good news is that I contacted customer service, and they were more than happy to send me a make-up box at no extra styling fee!  I received it about a week to ten days later.

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This is the note that came with the second box.

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This is my invoice for the second box.

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Kiyonna Pullover Wrap Top – Cost to Keep $62

This top was super flattering on me, and just my style!  I guess I always thought that Kiyonna was for busty girls (and I am not), but so far I have loved and kept both Kiyonna items that Dia & Co. has sent me!

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BB Dakota Crepe Dress – Cost to Keep $72

I like the color of this dress and the cool detail on the back, but it was kind of shapeless on me.  This had to go back.

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Levi’s Curvy Bootcut Jeans – Cost to Keep $54.50

I absolutely love the dark wash on these jeans!  Also I have to admit that in my experience, Levi’s makes a pretty shapely plus-sized jean!  This is my second pair from them, and they just give me an absolutely great shape!  I’m keeping these.

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Hayden LA Embroidered Tunic – Cost to Keep $38

This tunic is wonderful!  It’s soft and flowy, made of natural materials, and the sleeves are very flattering.  I’m keeping it forever.

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Naked Zebra Panel Blouse – Cost to Keep $44.99

I like the idea of buttons up the back, but this top wasn’t flattering on me at all.  I need a more open neckline.  This went back.

The Verdict:  I have to admit I was pretty annoyed with the first box that Dia & Co. sent me this month.  On the other hand, I am really happy that their customer service is so completely excellent.  I feel like my second stylist understood my style much better than the first, and I love the three pieces that I am keeping from that box.

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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.

Posted in Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women| Tags: dia & co | 9 comments

Comments (9)

  1. I finally canceled my box after getting them for 10 months. I only ever kept one piece from most boxes and zero from others. January was such a miss for me, and I got that same Junarose drapey jacket! It looked terrible on, though.

  2. I just had a great experience with customer service. I tried to price match jeggings in December and was charged full price and tried to exchange jeggings for fit issues in January only to find out they didn’t have my size (which means I would have lost my $20 styling fee). I reached out to customer service and I was refunded the difference for the price match and my styling fee! I’m going to keep trying this service to see if they can figure out the kinks. I’ve been waiting a long time for a service like this so I hope it works out.

  3. My first box in November was awesome and I kept almost everything. My December box (a different stylist) was a hot mess too. I kept nothing. Nothing fit. I specifically said no jeans and I need work attire. I got a summer lace dress( uh no) jeans and nothing fit. It has been a huge miss. I am hoping my Jan box will be better.

  4. I just received my first box and was excited about what was coming (I could see the list of items on the website before the box arrived.) However, when I opened it, it was a completely different box but still had the original list inside. I was really looking forward to the cardigan that many have gotten already (Kiyonna) and the other items. 🙁

  5. Dia has been kind of hit and miss for me, but I’ve stuck with it because I only had one terrible experience. My first box (Aug) was amazing and I kept everything. My second (Oct) was such a hot mess – weird colors, terrible sizing – I would have kept nothing, but there was a Naked Zebra shirt that I sort of liked and the price was good, so with the $20 styling fee, I took the plunge. The shirt turned out to be alright in the end and I do wear it. However, before I “settled” for the shirt, I emailed CS and told them what a hot mess the box was and asked for the do-over & they told me no. After that I set up a pinterest page to give them more specific ideas.

    December was ok – I kept a top (from my Pinterest page), a clutch, and a dress (which I haven’t worn yet), although the dress was probably two years old and I found it marked down as low as $6 – but since it wasn’t in stock, they wouldn’t discount.

    January (which arrived yesterday) was better — Everything is a current seasonal piece, I got a blouse and a cardigan that I love (I’m wearing the cardigan now). I got a pair of skinny jeans that look good, but are a bit pricey, so I’m going to sleep on them for another day. I’m sending back a weird dress and ill fitting shirt. Both from Junarose. Ironically the jeans are also Junarose and are amazing. The other two pieces were Kiyonna (which were also in my last box).

    Dia clearly has brands they like and can get at a good price. I don’t mind that so much, as I’ve been introduced to some new brands. I do wish they’d back down on the pricing a little. My first box was $225 to keep everything, this one is $325. The prices keep creeping up.

  6. I canceled Dia&Co, tired of getting boxes of ill fitting clothes or black and white things. When I specifically asked for colors and patterns. Anna’s lucky she got a 2nd box to make up for it. I had a box one month, nothing fit, complained to Dia&Co every month about getting only black and white items and then October nothing fit. I never got a makeup box. I think it’s great and theory and they seem to do a pretty good job for bloggers and youtubers, but I’m not so sure about regular customers.

    • This is good to know, Sara. Thanks for sharing. I just wanted to be clear that I did request a do-over, for what it’s worth.

  7. Anna, the difference quite simply is Megan. She is the best stylist they have and I have asked for her specifically. Even though she is young, she is great at styling older women. She also models for them. I also got the boot cut jeans and the navy top which I loved. Also got a peplum as requested Just to let you know the jeans are on amazon at about $36 and they price matched. As long as Megan continues as my stylist I will stick with Dia&Co though I am worried everyone will now ask for her.

    • Megan seems like a great gal from her videos, but my box from her was such a dud it was ridiculous. I stopped my boxes. Super disappointed that they aren’t getting this right. I feel like bloggers and high profile box revealers are getting great boxes and emails and phone calls and redoes. This publicity made me sign up, but it’s as if they didnt read my profile or comments at all when sending my box out. I really wanted this service to be awesome and I was ready to spend some money and be their biggest fan. 🙁

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