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Stitch Fix Plus Size Clothing Box Review – May 2017

Stitch Fix has finally started offering a plus size styling service! Hooray! I signed up on the very first day, of course!

Stitch Fix is a monthly clothing and styling subscription service. When you sign up you take a pretty in-depth survey about your sizes, your style, and pricing preferences. After choosing when youíd like to receive your delivery, your stylist handpicks 5 items based on your preferences. 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!)

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

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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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This is the invoice that was included in my package. It lists out the items I received and the cost to keep each.

This really fun sheet of cards was also included. It has a note from my stylist, Jenn, in the upper left corner. The short version is that she did two awesome things – she read my request for vacation clothes (Yellowstone! End of May!), and she picked out an item to go with an item I kept from a previous box. Nice! All the other cards are styling ideas for the items in my box. How clever!

Jesse Crossbody Bag by Shiraleah – Cost to Keep $48

I like this purse a lot! It’s really soft for faux leather. It also has tons of compartments, which I also love. I am not a big fan of crossbody bags on myself, but there’s no law that says I have to wear it that way, either.

Should I keep it?

Yes, Keep it!
Return it

Naveen Dress by Renee C – Cost to Keep $64

This is the second month in a row I have received something from Stitch Fix by Renee C that was too small. It’s time to mention it to my stylist. Hopefully, I will either stop getting stuff from Renee C, or they can adjust the size for just that brand. Does anyone else have this issue with Renee C? It’s a cute dress, and I was happy to get a dress that was the right length, but the fit was just all wrong.

Should I keep it?

Yes, Keep it!
Return it

Kyndall Lace Detail Knit Top by Papermoon – Cost to Keep $48

I thought I was going to love this top, but I was wrong. I don’t love showing off my arms anyway, but the thickness of this knit makes it super soft and drapey, thus showing the exact shape and every detail of everything under the top. Know what I mean? Anyway, this is why I have the purse in this picture – to obscure as much of it as possible.

Should I keep it?

Yes, Keep it!
Return it

Zaria Border Print Maxi Skirt by Loveappella – Cost to Keep $58

Cute skirt! This was what my stylist suggested for Yellowstone, though, which I can’t see happening. The only problem with this knit skirt is that it is too long, which is very normal for me, but when there’s a border, you can’t get it shortened. I think it would look odd with a smaller border.

Should I keep it?

Yes, Keep it!
Return it

Wilcox Tie Neck Blouse by Daniel Rainn – Cost to Keep $68

Success! Look how cute this top is! It’s sheer chiffon with a built-in white knit tank underneath. I like the pattern and the sleeve length a lot, and I think the neckline is flattering too.

Should I keep it?

Yes, Keep it!
Return it

Verdict: This month’s Stitch Fix was a mixture of hits and misses, which is generally what I have come to expect with most styling boxes. I love the purse and the Daniel Rainn top! I am enjoying my subscription to Stitch Fix so far, and I think their prices are among the most reasonable.

What do you think of Stitch Fix‘s new offering for plus sizes? Have you tried it yet?

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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 Clothing & Fashion Subscription Boxes, Plus Size Clothing Subscriptions, Stitch Fix Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women| Tags: stitch fix | 33 comments

Comments (33)

  1. Daniel Rainn never disappoints! That blouse is so pretty and fits your style really well.

    • Thanks Amy!

  2. My first fix was last month and that Papermoon blue top was in my box. Only kept it because I was keeping the other 4 pieces. Would have cost me more for 4, than for 5!

    Stylist did a good job, but there’s no way two of the items she suggested pairing would have worked, so I’m betting one was a last minute sub.

    Loved the last shirt, that’s a total keeper!

    • Thanks Dot!

  3. Yay! I could vote this time! 🙂 Liked the purse and the final blouse (the blouse is beautiful) but pass on everything else.

    • Yay! Thanks magoosmom!

  4. I have received 3 stitch fix plus size boxes. The first I kept 2 items, and for the last 2 I kept all items. I am very satisfied.

    • Awesome!

  5. That last blouse is perfection!! Super- love it!

    • Thanks Wendy!

  6. I’m not feeling this box for you at all! The crossbody is cute but it’s a tad small as well. I’ve gotten two boxes and the first one was incredible (I kept everything) and the second was terrible and I returned it all (same stylist). I’ve asked for one item both boxes and they “can’t find one” for me which seems weird. Maybe their plus size range is limited?

    • It’s only their third month doing plus sizes, so I bet their inventory is still pretty small. But I have had a similar experience. My first box was amazing! These last two were not nearly as good. Thanks Donna!

      • Sadly mine was a dud (this was my second one) the shirts were tight across the top of arm/shoulder and boob. Dress was above my knees which I had said last time was not something I was comfy with and then the cardigan was just meh. The skirt was a Renee C but it was pleated and not “fun” really just an odd floral/bright colors and not fitting right. I’m holding out that it gets better.
        First box I kept a pair of capris and a tank (which oddly enough has a floral on the inside lining and the sides but it wasn’t the main focal) I love that last top so much it looks fantastic on you!

  7. Anna, That last shirt is fabulous on you!

  8. I’ve had a lot of styling issues as well and seeing this review I think it’s because they’re likely using their “regular” size stylists to fit plus size ladies. I had one thing I kept from the first box and two from the second, but the first I had to exchange before keeping because sizing was off. The second was a total miss on patterns but I kept the dress because I needed to. It did turn out to be flattering but definitely not within my preference as listed. None of the styles I’ve received have taken into account my stated preferences so not sure I’m going to be keeping this subscription active. My third box is being delivered this week so I’ll know more then if they’re improving.

    • I hope so Sandra. This is only the third month they have offered plus sizes so I’m sure they are still working out the kinks. Thanks!

    • I agree they are working out the kinks. I am between the misses and plus size ranges right now, between a 14W and misses 18, depending on the cut. They jump from 16 misses to 14W in their sizing, although they DO allow you to select a misses size and plus size for tops / bottoms if you are pear shaped or are misses on one half, plus on the other. I just made a special request in my third box, and the stylist totally missed the mark – I specified I liked bold, bright colors and patterns and had a special event coming up – she sent a white (!) geometric sleeveless dress and a muted, ruffly wrap dress that were duds. IT was like she didn’t read my profile at all. I will hang in with Stitch Fix, though, for a couple more months because everything they sent fits so much better than DIA box. I think the DIA box smallest size is 1x which tends to be too blousy on me.

  9. Anna, you can shorten a skirt from the waist often, and that avoids cutting off the border print. Just have to make a new waist casing for the elastic or reattach the band. If you like it enough to do that of course!

    I got my 2nd box this week and was very sad – I didn’t like anything in it, and actively hated two things. I kept a necklace to not waste the fee, but even that was just okay. The first box I loved everything and kept it all. But this time I asked for a denim jacket and they said they couldn’t find one?!? Or anything else I asked for? Weird and maybe their inventory is too low or something…

    • Oooo good idea tpop! Thanks! Sorry to hear your experience has not been good. I have had a hard time with specific requests like that on almost every styling box. But oddly enough, my first ever request from a styling box was for a denim jacket, and they said the same thing, and now I’m swimming in denim jackets! Did you look st JustFab? They have awesome ones, btw.

      • I buy too much from JustFab as it is (!) but often their jackets are too short for me. I ordered a box from Wantables this month, too, and got two messages a week apart saying they were still “looking for the right things” me. I ended up just cancelling. I didn’t think I was that picky/odd – I even expanded my profile to help… Oh, well. Saves me the $$$.

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  11. My first box and stylist was sooooooo wrong and it was clear she didn’t read or look at my board. Her name was Phobie I believe. I asked for a different stylist and now my fixes have been amazing… She is on point and her name is Aynsley. If your unhappy with somethings then say so and you can ask for a different stylist if you feel that you keep saying things that ho in one ear and out the other. Anyhow I love that you do the vote thing… Your so cute… I did really love the last shirt and the colors. The purse is ok but if you don’t love then leave it. Most people keep something because they don’t want to lose their 20 dollars. I have a hard time with most of their prices.. I got a pair of boyfriend jeans last fix for 88 and I kept them but just 2 days ago I found a pair very close to them in Levi’s at Jcpenny on sale for 12 and I had 10 in rewards so I got them for like 7..If you dig online or in store you can find some amazing deals there….. Sorry for this novel I just posted… Lol

    • Don’t apologize Beth! I love the valuable contribution! Thanks so much, your compliments made my day!

  12. That Daniel Rainn top looks adorable on you! I want that little crossbody bag too. They sent me a black one last month, which is adorable, but I need a lighter color for summer.

    • Thanks Paula! I bet it’s cute in black too!

  13. I don’t think your stylist knows where or what Yellowstone is! You would freeze to death in all of those outfits! Love the last top for summer though, that was beautiful. (Paired with a fleece parka for windy Yellowstone!) 😜

    • Lol! And I will be so ready to escape the southern heat by then, I positively cannot wait! I also get the feeling my various stylists think I will still care about looking cute when I am hiking and fighting off bears. 🙂 Thanks Resa!

    • I find those very curious choices for Yellowstone too! Though I have tried to get field clothes options for my job as a scientist in the field and their selections were equally inappropriate.

  14. I’m not liking this boz for you.

    Regarding the issue with sizing; does Stitch Fix allow you to enter in your measurements? Or do they just take into account dress sizing (or even more generic sizing i.e. S, M, L, etc.)? If they allow measurements then they could, ideally, check a brand’s measurement range to prevent issues like that Renee C smaller sizing. At the least if that is a brand they frequently send out if the sizing runs small throughout the line you would think they would notice and size up…

    That cross body purse… It looks like you could wear it as a clutch or adjust the strap (so maybe wear it one shoulder). But, I still don’t like it for your trip. I am wondering how the material would hold up in the elements. I am also a mom of little ones so I can’t imagine that purse holding a water bottle (without changing it’s sleek aesthetic) let alone all of the other stuff one would need. But again that could be my mom-of-little-kids bias since I travel like a pack mule. ;-). I guess it depends on how you plan to use the bag and what you need it for.

    I do love that last shirt on you. Very pretty!

    • Thanks Loba! For the trip I assume I will have a pack on 90% of the time, so I think I was just thinking I like it for other times. Yes, they go by dress size.

  15. I don’t love this fix for you… it seems like they gave you busy stuff that was a tiny bit small. I loved the solid blue top. Can you change your profile? Seems like they send you a lot of super patterned things when I haven’t received anything like that. 🙁 Bummer on the fix this time.

    • To answer your question, though, I’ve received three stitch fix plus boxes. The first and third were amazing – kept everything. The second was not my favorite and I only kept one thing.

      • That seems about right for almost any styling box, really. I like that they honor my request for boho, but it means lots of patterns clearly. Thanks Stacey!

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