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Gwynnie Bee Box Review + Free Month Coupon – July 2016

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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 underserved in the subscription box market. I have been having a lot of fun with this subscription!

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Gwynnie Bee kindly invited me to try their service for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).


The Subscription Box: 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

COUPON: Get your first month of Gwynnie Bee free with this link!

The Products: Women’s clothing rental, sizes 10-32

Ships to: US, via USPS Priority Mail

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This review is of the 3 items at a time subscription from 6/21 through 7/20.


ADRIANNA PAPELL – Floral Stripe Mixed Print Dress

I actually got several compliments on this dress when I wore it! I was surprised because it felt kind of sack-ish. I thought the print was really fashion forward, though.


JOHNNY WAS – Fiesta Button Dress In Multi

I’m sorry. I fell for it again. I just keep thinking that there must be a reason that Johnny Was clothing is so expensive. I once again proved to myself that the reason is not because it’s flattering on me, or any other real woman I’ve ever seen it on. This dress is a departure from their usual embroidered southwestern fare, so maybe that’s why I thought it would be different. It wasn’t.


QUEEN OF HEARTZ – Georgia Floral Dress In Ivory

My husband really liked this dress on me, for obvious reasons! This dress was a wiggle and a half! The only problem I had with this dress is that the tulip skirt in front, combined with the pencil action, meant that when I sat down there was a clear and easy view of way too much! It’s too bad because this dress was really cute otherwise.


XTWO – Jeanay Top

This was a soft knit top with a layered look in front, which made it a little interesting. It was easy and comfortable.


JUNAROSE – Kadla Floral Blouse

I am usually a huge fan of Junarose, but this blouse was so odd! The body had sort of a dolman shape, which is usually flattering on me, but in this case it’s just too tight around my hips. The sleeves were the strangest part, though; they go from puffy to fitted to angel sleeve in two different sections on a half-sleeve. I didn’t like this one much.


CITY CHIC – Strappy Back Top

Please excuse this picture, haha! I am still getting used to modeling these outfits, and sometimes I just can’t take it too seriously. I also was on my way to a show, so I couldn’t stop making rock hands. Anyway, the name of this top is a bit of a misnomer, because it was equally strappy in the front and back. This was pretty sheer, but it came with a cami underneath. I loved this top! It was really cool and comfortable on a hot summer evening, and I thought it looked pretty cool and appropriate for the event.


HEMANT & NANDITA – Tunic in Blue Rug Print

I was so excited to see these funky, exclusive pieces from Hemant & Nandita show up on the New Arrivals page at Gwynnie Bee! This is exactly my style. The only thing I didn’t like about this was the fabric (polyester). Is it just me, or does it seem somehow wrong to have a hippie print on synthetic fiber? I was a little surprised, but otherwise this was an awesome top!



HEMANT & NANDITA – Hi-Low Dress in Floral Mosaic

This dress is super cute, and I actually think it looked pretty good on. I felt kind of uncomfortable in it, though, because it’s just so cutting edge! If it just looked like it does in the front, length and pattern wise, all the way around, I would have totally loved this dress.


JUNAROSE – Flory Shorts in Navy Abstract

These shorts were pretty surprising, to be honest. They are basically lounge shorts, and I thought they would be more structured. They are also super short!

Verdict: This month of Gwynnie Bee was full of surprises! Not all of them were pleasant, but one thing I really enjoy about Gwynnie Bee is that it’s an easy way to try out new styles without committing to keep a garment forever. I have found a lot of new things I love, and learned a lot about what looks good on me and what doesn’t. It’s not always what I think it will be! This is a really fun subscription!

What do you think of Gwynnie Bee?

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.

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 love the hemant + nandita dress on you!!! Totally don’t be afraid to wear it because it’s too “fashion forward” – it’s all about your confidence!!! I’m 5’7″ and size 12, if that matters 🙂 seriously though if you just act like it was made for you, you will get all the compliments in the world!!! So proud of you for your modeling recently 🙂

  2. Great job modeling! You look beautiful! How tall are you? I’m only 5’1”, so I’m worried that all the clothes (especially dresses) are going to be WAY too long for me….I’m trying to decide if I want to give it a try…

  3. I love that you’ve started posting photos of yourself wearing the clothes. First of all, you look great! Second of all, I have a very similar body type so it’s great to see what the clothes look like on an actual human who resembles me 🙂 Thanks!

  4. Girllll! you look great! you better keep that city chic top!

  5. I love your modeling. I think the high low dress looks great!

    • Thanks Michelle!

  6. Thanks for the real life photos. You look great!

    • Thanks Talese!

  7. The black top looks great on you! If you like the high-low dress otherwise, a tailor could easily even the hemline for cheap. Depending on the material of the rose print dress, the tulip skirt might be able to be sewn shut a bit, too. Clothes are so hard; it seems like there’s always one thing wrong with everything!

    • Thanks tpop! I know, right? I didn’t love either dress enough to buy them, but those are great ideas.

  8. You know when you see something online and it kind-of takes your breath away? That’s what happened when I saw the High-Low dress. Gorgeous!!
    ps. Hey, where’s your cat/model? ; )

    • Wow, thanks Wendy! (And of course, Shadow appears when Shadow wants to appear.)

  9. Some great stuff this month, Anna! You look fantastic!!! 🙂

    • Thanks so much Krista! 🙂

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