Wantable Intimates Subscription Box Review – June 2017
Wantable is a fitness styling subscription service similar to Stitch Fix. You fill out an in-depth survey about your fitness clothing preferences, and your stylist picks out items for you. Wantable offers several types of “Edits” and “Collections” for you to choose from. With “Edits” (choose Fitness or Style), a stylist will curate pieces that you can choose to buy at a discount or return at no additional cost (just the $20 monthly styling fee). For “Collections” (choose Makeup or Intimates), you’ll pay $40 (Makeup) or $50 (Intimates) per month to receive items you can keep at no additional cost.
I’ll be reviewing the Intimates Collection today, which is $50.00 per month (+ free U.S. shipping).
The Subscription Box: Wantable Intimates Collection
The Cost: $50.00 for your first month, $46 a month thereafter. Unlike the Wantable “Edits” (Fitness and Style), there’s no additional fee to keep the pieces in this “Collection” subscription.
The Products: 3 intimate apparel items (underwear, lingerie, loungewear, pajamas, etc.) curated to fit the preferences you set when you sign up.
Ships to: Ships free to the U.S. (Currently ships to the U.S. only.)
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
I’m excited to see what’s inside my first Wantable Intimates box! I was really impressed by the thoroughness of their style profile “quiz.” It covered everything from size to preferred cut, colors, and styles, and most of the questions let you articulate whether you “Love,” “Like,” or “Dislike” something, rather than giving a hard yes or no. That’s great for me since I’m pretty open-minded about the intimates I buy—I don’t outright dislike a lot of things, but I can say that there are certain go-to styles or colors I just love to wear. This quiz let me articulate that, which makes me think the pieces I get will be a more accurate match for my style.
Since this is a “Collection” subscription, there’s no real need for me to worry about the cost of each item (in the Fitness “Edit” I reviewed, I had to decide whether I wanted to keep—and be charged for—what I got in the box, so having the values listed was a little more pressing). But I always like to see what products I’m getting retail for. One, because it helps me understand whether the $50 box is really worth it, and two, because then I can show you all!
Oh, and just FYI before we get started: I set my preferences as to size M for tops and size L for bottoms. I’m usually a 36B, a size 6 or 8 in dresses, and a size 10(ish) in jeans and pants.
ABS Racerback Bralette in Beach Glass, Size M – Listed Value $34.00
I love wearing bralettes. The first day I realized I could ditch the underwire was a real game changer for me. Soft, stretchy bralettes are just so much more comfortable (and sometimes even prettier) than typical bras. This aqua-hued bralette also happens to be pretty supportive, thanks to its very light, foamy padding.
It also has the slightest bit of boning on either edge of the padding. I wasn’t sure if the boning was even plastic at first—it’s flexible and comfortable enough that I thought it might just be stiff fabric or stitching. As long as it isn’t poking into me, I’m happy!
I found this bra to be super comfy. The wide lace band and straps lay neatly against my skin, rather than digging in a bunch. And they didn’t curl up immediately like some lace does. It’s a very delicate look that’s just made of some kind of polyester, so I’ll have to treat it nicely. The color and style feel super summery—I would totally wear this under a maxi dress or a top with low-cut arm holes so that the lace can peek out. I do wonder what kinds of summertime items Wantable would pick for customers with more ample chests than I have. I’d hope they have something as comfy and cute as this bralette! I’ve heard friends of mine lament the fact that fun and supportive bralettes for larger-chested people are hard to come by, but hopefully, Wantable has some great products up their sleeve!
Pajama Drama Long-Sleeve Tunic in Green Print, Size M – Listed Value $30.00
Wow, is this top ever soft! It’s got a good amount of stretch to it, but it bounces back brilliantly. It’s just the kind of thing I could wear when cuddled up in front of the TV. It’s a long top that hits me just slightly higher on the thigh than I’d expect a short dress to end. There’s something about a raglan cut that just feels casual and comfy to me, too. The neck of the top is a little wider than is typically flattering on me, but I appreciate that it won’t be constricting me as I roll around in my sleep.
I will say, I’m not crazy about the print. It’s sort of an abstract pattern of leaves and splashes of water—some of the patterns even end up looking a bit like feathers. I wish the green was a little brighter. It reminds me a bit of the pattern on men’s beachy button-up shirts, hehe. But being that I’m going to be the main person seeing this top, I’m not too thrown by it. And hey, it’ll look right at home alongside all of my house plants!
Pajama Drama Dreamwave Ruffle Short, Size L – Listed Value $30.00
These shorts are my favorite thing in the box! They’re made of a super-soft jersey material in the most beautiful teal color. There’s barely a waistband on these shorts, so there’s nothing digging into my sides at night. (Hooray!)
I was worried whether these shorts would be substantial enough for me (I don’t need sleep shorts to cover my booty completely, but if they’re too tight in any way, things can get uncomfy), but they were a really nice fit! They’re too shorter than I’d feel comfortable wearing outside in a pinch (I won’t be wearing these up to the laundromat, for instance), but for chillin’ on the sofa, they’re perfect. And given how hot it’s been lately, short shorts like these are much appreciated.
Of course, my favorite part of this pair is the ruffle trim. It’s so simple, yet really pretty and fun. I like how the ruffles make these shorts feel flirty and cute without sacrificing comfort for a second.
Verdict: I was pleasantly surprised by my first-ever Wantable Intimates picks! If you can’t tell by my review, my top priority for intimates is comfort. Everything in the box fit me beautifully and effortlessly. Aside from the long-sleeved sleep shirt, which might not get a ton of use, unless this humidity decides to give it a rest, I feel like these items will quickly become summer staples for me. The total value of the box is $94.00, based on the listed values. That’s a good bit higher than the $50.00 price of the box (and shipping to the U.S. is free). To be fair, I could probably find somewhat equivalent styles elsewhere (at a store like Marshalls or something) for slightly less than listed. However, I do like the convenience of not having to go shopping nor searching for my size (sifting through underwear at stores can be particularly frustrating).
What do you think of what I got in my Wantable Intimates box? What did you get in your box?