Gwynnie Bee Box Review + Free Month Coupon – June 2017
Note from Liz: I’m so happy to introduce our newest reviewer to the MSA team! Welcome, Nicole!
Gwynnie Bee is a clothing rental subscription service that caters to plus size women between the sizes of 10-32. Gwynnie Bee allows you to select items you like and they are put in a virtual closet. The chosen items sent to you are at random, but you can select priority pieces to be sent to you first. I just started using the service last month and can say I am really impressed with them!
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (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 free! No coupon needed – just use this link
The Products: Women’s clothing rental, sizes 10-32
Ships to: US via USPS Priority Mail
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
When I initially set up my free trial back in May, I opted to get three items a month. Why not, right? I eventually set the plan to one per month, but Gwynnie Bee still sent me three items this time in between the change. It took around four days to get a new box after my previous box was returned to Gwynnie Bee.
This blue and red striped dress was well worth putting on the top of my list! The fabric of this dress is incredibly comfortable. I love the stretch this jersey/spandex number has because it really hugs my curvy silhouette perfectly! I wore this to a concert recently and was told by someone at it that I looked like I had “leaped out of a scene from John Waters’ Hairspray!” Talk about a heck of a compliment! I adore the vintage feel of this piece; it feels like it could be in a Frankie and Annette movie or even on an episode of Mad Men. It is a fun and casual dress you could wear with sneakers but is also versatile enough that you could pair it with heels and statement bangles or earrings for a day at the office. It is definitely in my possible keeper pile.
I had another Leota dress in my initial box I received from Gwynnie Bee and I really must say I love the polyester/spandex fabric on both dresses. The fabric really forms the figure and flatters it well without it being too tight and snug. This dress has a very retro vibe to it, which certainly appeals to me, but the a-line skirt and defined waist really add to that pin-up girl look. I paired this dress with red shoes and a matching hair scarf because I really like how it contrasts against the vivid turquoise in the dress. For something more subdued, I could see nude shoes and a delicate necklace pairing nicely with this.
I wanted to go outside of my comfort zone a bit and opt for something that wasn’t a dress and was a loose shirt for a change. I feel like this shirt has a lot of potential with a high waist skirt or capris like I am wearing, or to go in a whole 70’s Bohemian look paired with flared jeans, floppy hat, and sandals. That being said, this was my least favorite of the bunch due to the length and style. It just wasn’t my ideal fit, but I loved the vivid royal blue color against my hair, so I will give it that!
Verdict: I love Gwynnie Bee! The pieces they sent me in this very blue themed batch all work well in business casual environments but are versatile enough to translate to a fun weekend outing with friends or on a flirty date. My tastes tend to be more outrageous (we are talking about a never-ending sea of leopard print and enamel pin covered biker jackets), but with Gwynnie Bee, I am encouraged to try out styles and brands I may have never thought to before! The items were all high quality and ranging from brands like Elolquii that I already am fond of, to new brands like Leota.
There is something for plus size women of all ages and sizes to choose from too. I also love features on the site that allow you to pair up with a stylist and show pictures of other users modeling their pieces for further style inspiration! Also, the return process is so easy and quick. I can’t wait to see what is in my new box!
What do you think of Gwynnie Bee?