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Stitch Fix Maternity Clothing Subscription Box Review – May 2017

Haley Faye
ByHaley FayeMay 13, 2017 | 7 comments

Stitch Fix
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Stitch Fix is a monthly styling subscription service. When you sign up you take a pretty in-depth survey about your sizes, your style, and pricing preferences, and then your personal stylist sends you 5 items to try once a month. The fee for this service is $20, and that includes free shipping and free returns. And if you keep any of the items they send you, you get to deduct the $20 fee from the total. (If you keep all five items, you also get a 25% discount!)

FYI – My items are reflective of my style and price preferences, so your Stitch Fix may be completely different!

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This review is of the Stitch Fix Maternity, $20 a month, box. 

The Subscription Box: Stitch Fix

The Cost: $20 styling fee (pay for whatever items you keep minus the $20 credit)

The Products: 5 clothing and accessory items selected for you based on your Style Profile.

Ships to: U.S. only

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Each box includes an envelope with info cards (shown below) and a pre-paid bag for returns.

This is my invoice sheet. It lists the prices per item and the discount I’d receive by keeping all 5 items. With the 25% discount and my $20 styling fee factored in, this box would cost me a total of $233.50 to keep everything – an average of $46.70 per item and a total discount of $104.50.

Every StitchFix also includes a note from your stylist and a card showing each item and styling inspiration.

Madigan Baylee Maternity Scoop Neck Dress – Cost to Keep: $74

I had to try this gorgeous dress on first. I love this print! The colors are gorgeous and the dress feels so high quality. It’s got a stretchy lining so it isn’t see through at all and I feel like I get some extra support from it. I really feel like owning this dress means I also have to now own some purple or coral flats/sandals? I don’t know, but I had to keep this.

Loveapella Maternity Gisela Maternity Lace Detail Knit Top – Cost to Keep: $48

This top is okay. I normally love Loveapella. I like the fit, shape, and color but I feel like the print could be a little more flattering and I don’t generally care for lace details. I don’t hate this shirt, though, and it’s a comfortable tank with nice coverage and a good fit that I know I could use this summer. I kept this for the 5-item discount.

Liverpool Taylor Maternity Cuffed Denim Short – Cost to Keep: $54

Uh, I knew I’d be keeping these as soon as I saw they were from Liverpool. The length is perfect, not too short or long. The material is comfortable, but what really sold me is the material of the maternity band. It’s definitely a fantastic quality like the rest of what I know from Liverpool, and after I had it on I knew I couldn’t go back.

Pale Sky Lottie Pleated Maternity Blouse – Cost to Keep: $64

Um, hello! This outfit is adorable which is great because I know exactly how to always wear these two pieces but awful because it means I have to also pay for both of these pieces. The good thing is that this top really can work anytime, not just during pregnancy. The material is light but still opaque – it’ll be perfect for keeping cool this Summer. The arm holes are not too big, which can be a struggle with sleeveless tops, and the length is also spot on for me.

Lila Ryan Kent Maternity Capri Skinny Jean – Cost to Keep: $98

Last summer I bought my first pair of white boyfriend jeans to wear during the summer, through Golden Tote. I loved this departure from my normal wardrobe and had fun mixing my outfits up from plain jeans and looking a little extra stylish. This summer, I can’t wear them, obviously. These jeans are perfect maternity replacements. And they’re insanely comfortable. The fit is spot on and, again, the maternity band is so high quality and feels like butter. The price tag is daunting for a pair of jeans I can only wear for a few months but the quality stands out and my maternity wardrobe is so selective and small that I get a lot of wear out of each piece. I’ll definitely be wearing these a lot, and knowing they’ll hold up and I’ll be comfortable makes it worth it (especially when considering the 5-item discount for the whole box).

Verdict: This month Stitch Fix gave me a new stylist – this seems to happen when I have a couple boxes in a row that I don’t really keep much of anything from. I like this stylist! I feel like she really nailed the kind of items I like to wear. I could definitely like the Loveappella top more than I do (I wish it were just a v-neck with no lace, at least), but keeping it is worth it for the 5-item 20% discount for the other items since I know I’ll probably still wear it this summer. The box total was more expensive than I prefer, but the quality and style is there for me. I’m generally frugal with maternity clothing, shopping clearance and second-hand, but I don’t mind investing in some items that help me feel great because I know they’ll get tons of wear since my maternity wardrobe is relatively small (last pregnancy, I bought a ton of maternity items from Old Navy and once I dug them out for this pregnancy, I realized most of my things – tops especially – were really worn out from being worn all the time).

Side Note: I’ve noticed that I actually like my maternity wardrobe, as a whole, better than my regular wardrobe… My gut says that’s because it’s much smaller and the items I do have are all ones I love and that feel good. I purged a little when swapping my maternity items in, but I would love to actually be able to get down to a comparatively minimal regular wardrobe of just items I love and feel good in and reach for. I’m not ready to go to one of those 18-items-total capsule wardrobes, but I can definitely do a lot to be more selective with my clothes. WHY does that feel so hard every time I try to go purge? I get in the mood to get rid of at least half of my things and then go through it all and end up donating, like, 6 things. What the heck?

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Haley Faye
Haley Faye
Haley Faye first discovered the wonderful world of subscription boxes in 2012 and began writing for MSA in 2014. Over the years, she has found many subscriptions to love. Now a mom of three, her favorite boxes are ones that dress her kids, help her get organized, feed her family, send her snacks, and offer educational fun for her children.

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Thank you for these reviews. I hate shopping for clothes for myself, especially maternity clothes. I’m just signed up for stitchfix and hope I get selections as good as yours.

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That dress is gorgeous! Also love the top and white jeans. I get overwhelmed with too many clothes in my closest and tend to wear the same few things. After each season I purge most of the clothing that I never wore. Also, if I wear something that I’m uncomfortable in or feel doesn’t look great or fit well, it goes in the donation pile. I generally spend more money for better quality clothing that looks good for years.

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Beth L

Haley your so cute… I didn’t know you had a bun in the oven baking… Awwwwww…My first Stitch Fix was scary and I really didn’t get the whole thing yet and the prices took a while to get over too. I asked for a new stylist in between fix 1 and fix 2 and thank the god for my new stylist named Aynsley because she changed everything. I got 3 fixes from her and everyone was made just for me. She just got me and looked at my boards. This last fix I kept everything. I got to tops for free. I kept asking for a jean jacket and when I pulled it out of my last box a song started playing I swear… It was the nicest, softest dark jean jacket from Liverpool. It’s got a little stretch to it… I’m in love… Expensive love! Lol.. She also put the best detressed jeans and the nices army green jacket too. So happy… I’m with Haley, Liverpool rocks.

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I got those jeans too and LOVE them! I admittedly wore them 3x before washing and they haven’t stretched out at all…like my other maternity jeans do. Very high quality denim with 4-way stretch qualities:)

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I love those white jeans!!!!!

I purged most of my closet a couple of years ago and now my closet is on verge of collapsing again.

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I am the opposite. About twice a year (Spring and Fall), it is out with the old – in with the new. I basically purge all but my favorites and the staples (so long as they are not worn out) and build my wardrobe back up over the following six months. I do not go crazy – I just add in some newer styles to go with my classics and replace any staples that I have worn out (like black flats). It is fun, prevents my closest from getting overloaded, and gives me something to look forward to.

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I like their picks for you!

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