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Stitch Fix Plus Size Clothing Box Review – September 2017

Nicole Rieder
ByNicole RiederSep 26, 2017 | 28 comments

Stitch Fix Plus September 2017 Women's Plus Clothing Subscription Box

Stitch Fix
3.5 overall rating
255 Ratings | 56 Reviews

Stitch Fix is a monthly clothing and styling subscription service. When you initially sign up, you take an in-depth survey that asks you about your clothing size, personal style, and price preferences. Your stylist handpicks five items based on your preferences within the survey. 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!)

Stitch Fix Plus September 2017 Women's Plus Clothing Subscription Box

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

Stitch Fix Plus September 2017 Women's Plus Clothing Subscription Box

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Stitch Fix Plus September 2017 Women's Plus Clothing Subscription 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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Stitch Fix Plus September 2017 Women's Plus Clothing Subscription Box

This is the invoice that was included. It shows in detail the items selected for me and the brands, sizes, and cost of each piece.  The total comes up to $248.50 after all the discounts if I opt to keep everything—which is a $109.50 total savings! What a bargain!

Stitch Fix Plus September 2017 Women's Plus Clothing Subscription Box

Also included is this sheet with a note from my stylist, Candace. She is always receptive to the feedback I provide. She even mentions a pin from the Mindy Project on my style board on Pinterest. I really appreciate her thoughtful selections for me. This sheet also provides suggestions on how to wear the pieces that were sent to me. I really love the visuals on this note too. It really is helpful and inspiring, but most of all shows the versatility of the pieces!

Stitch Fix Plus September 2017 Women's Plus Clothing Subscription Box

Stitch Fix Plus September 2017 Women's Plus Clothing Subscription Box

Stitch Fix Plus September 2017 Women's Plus Clothing Subscription Box

Zoey Dress by City Chic, size 24 — Cost to Keep $118

I had an issue I rarely encounter with clothing: the chest on this dress was far too big! Actually, the length was a bit too long on me as well; the dress engulfed me somewhat. I sense if I tried the smaller size on that it would fit like a dream. The jewel-toned retro flower print on this dress is perfect for crossing over from summer to fall. The material has ample stretch and is rather thick, making it perfect for early fall events. This could be paired with heels and a cardigan for a day at the office or a date night easily.

Stitch Fix Plus September 2017 Women's Plus Clothing Subscription Box

Stitch Fix Plus September 2017 Women's Plus Clothing Subscription Box

Arielle Off the Shoulder Knit Top by Michel Studio, size 3x – Cost to Keep $54

As soon I as I saw this top unboxing this month’s Stitch Fix, I was excited to try it on. It has such a fantastic Brigitte Bardot va-va voom vixen quality. I knew I had to pair it with my several seasons old Lane Bryant faux leather skirt and my Bad Sandy heels from Torrid. This top would look amazing with any mini or pencil skirt or skinny high waist jeans. The fabric is very stretchy and soft. The major negative was the cross over of fabric across the chest. No matter how I adjusted the top, it would roll up and expose the seam. Otherwise, I loved this vampy off the shoulder top.

Stitch Fix Plus September 2017 Women's Plus Clothing Subscription Box

Stitch Fix Plus September 2017 Women's Plus Clothing Subscription Box

Stitch Fix Plus September 2017 Women's Plus Clothing Subscription Box

Isabelle Knit Bodysuit by Sunny & 74, size 3x— Cost to Keep $30

I don’t know about you guys, but I love tucking my shirts into my skirts and pants. I wear lots of high waist skirts and jeans and I like the look of a top tucked in them. The one issue with this is shirts will bulge and you can see their outline through your skirt or pants at instances. The beauty of a body suit is you will never have that awkward fabric bulge. This bodysuit is so comfortable and classic in its style. It is made from an awesomely stretchy knit cotton fabric. I was able to just walk into it and pull it on effortlessly. My mom (my photographer for the day) even remarked about how nice it looked on and how she too has been a long time fan of bodysuits for the same reasons. Due to this essential basic being such a versatile piece, I couldn’t resist putting it in my keep pile!

Stitch Fix Plus September 2017 Women's Plus Clothing Subscription Box

Stitch Fix Plus September 2017 Women's Plus Clothing Subscription Box

Bilden Button Detail Peplum Knit Top by Eloquii, size 22w—Cost to Keep $58

Eloquii is one of my favorite plus size brands. I love how they marry retro vintage styles with modern trends. That being said, I was really excited to see this top in this month’s offerings from Candace. The thicker knit material is similar to a ponte fabric This top is definitely perfect for fall and would pair great with a pencil skirt as well. I liked the autumn burnt pumpkin color, but I didn’t feel that the peplum did much for my figure. It hits me in a weird spot on the front especially.

Stitch Fix Plus September 2017 Women's Plus Clothing Subscription Box

Armando Skinny Jeans by Warp + Weft, size 24W—Cost to Keep $98

Skinny jeans are the only kind of jean I will wear and Candace is well aware of that after styling me these last four months. These jeans have a great stretch and have a mid rise cut. They taper incredibly well at the ankles; tucking these into boots won’t be a hassle whatsoever. $98 is a bit rich for my blood when it comes to denim pants, but the quality and versatility of these jeans certainly helps to justify the price.

Verdict: This month had some hits and misses with styles and fit. My favorite pieces were the bodysuit, jeans, and striped off the shoulder top; but even with the latter there were faults, sadly. Overall, I am always pleased with the options Candace provides. She really puts the time and effort by reviewing my feedback and Pinterest boards. I also love the styling cards because they often help inspire me on styling for these reviews.

The $20 styling fee is reasonable when you think of the cost of gas and the time used to go shopping at the mall. Plus, the styling fee is applied to whatever you do opt to get. For example, because I am buying the body suit at $30, I will actually be able to get it for $10 with the Stitch Fix styling fee discount. That is a heck of a bargain and another reason I enjoy Stitch Fix so much.

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Nicole Rieder
Nicole Rieder
Nicole has been a subscription box enthusiast since she began reviewing for MSA in 2017. She loves writing plus size clothing box reviews because she is all about body positivity/neutrality and feels fun and exciting clothing should be accessible for everyone! Nicole not only has a passion for fashion, but all things vintage from the 60s and 70s and her idol, John Waters.

Nicole Rieder
Nicole Rieder
Nicole has been a subscription box enthusiast since she began reviewing for MSA in 2017. She loves writing plus size clothing box reviews because she is all about body positivity/neutrality and feels fun and exciting clothing should be accessible for everyone! Nicole not only has a passion for fashion, but all things vintage from the 60s and 70s and her idol, John Waters.
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28 comments

SMLFC245

I love the dress on you and would love it for me. I thought the peplum looked looked amazing on you with that color, but didn’t like the back of it. I absolutely do not like body suits so that would go back.

Angie

I thought the jeans were flattering, also the striped top, sorry you didn’t keep them. I don’t like body suits because of the restroom issue! The floral dress swallowed you, don’t think a smaller size will help. Love the idea that stitch fix has flattering plus sizes.

Kara

I love those jeans on you! Warp + Weft is such a great brand.

Nicole Rieder

Thank you, Kara! Yeah, they were great jeans for sure! Sorry I only saw your comment now!

Slynne

I hadn’t thought of bodysuits before! What a great idea. I’ve been doing Stitch Fix for 7 boxes and am waiting on my 8th. I have had a few stylists. One issue is that they keep sending me ugly colors or patterns even though I keep requesting jewel tones and “pretty patterns”. I have gotten a pair of jeggings, a pair of skinny pants (really skinny legs!), a few tops, one fall jacket and a couple pairs of longer shorts. Oh, and two maxi skirts. #7 was the first box I kept all of, though I hated the kimono they sent, because it was cheaper to keep everything than to send back the kimono and lose the 25% discount. I’m glad you have a stylist that “gets you” … I’m hoping the stylist that did my last box is doing the current one. She seemed to understand the whole jewel tone idea.

Nicole Rieder

Slynne, sorry I am so late on seeing your comment! Candace is so amazing at what she does, that is for sure. What works for us is that I created a pinterest solely to share with my subscription box stylists. She references it constantly for ideas on what I like. And it really shows in her choices for me. Sometimes words don’t resonate as much as examples in photo form. I am sorry you have and so many issues with Stitch Fix, but I hope it improves for you! Maybe you can resell or swap the kimono with someone else. There are swap groups for that which is pretty neat!

Slynne

Speaking of StitchFix, my latest Fix arrived today. The new stylist, Kim, has been with me for maybe four Fixes, and two of those I kept all five items. She is better at looking at my Stitch Fix Pinterest board. A couple of times the exact item on the board was available! So hopefully this positive trend with Kim will continue. Still trying to find a bodysuit that looks like “me”!

Elaine

I do so hope you can get that dress to fit you in another size.
The colors and print are fantastic on you!

Slynne

Agree! I thought the colors went well with your hair.

Nicole Rieder

Thank you, Elaine and Slynne. That dress was very pretty. The colors and patterns were great!

Ragan

Honestly all I ever got from Stitch Fix were skinny jeans, even when I specifically requested not to get stretchy pants. Glad you are having better luck with them than I did.

Nicole Rieder

Sorry Ragan that I am just seeing your comment! That is a bummer! Like I was telling Slynne, my Pinterest I have that I share with stylists really helps a lot in their selections. If you ever decide to try Stitch Fix again, definitely share your’s with them. I know it has helped me a bunch! Thanks again for checking out my review!

Cat

I really like the peplum top on you, the front view is perfect, but I can understand when I don’t like the back of a shirt as much. That color is super flattering on you. The dress is gorgeous, wish you’d had better luck with the top part being smaller and not loose! I thought the skirt was in box at first too and I was like omg you have to keep the leather skirt!

Nicole Rieder

Sorry I am late on responding, Cat! Yes, that color is so rich and perfect for fall. It was like the deepest pumpkin color! That skirt is from Lane Bryant a few years back and is honestly a great investment. It hasn’t been able to fit me in a few years, but does now and I want to wear it all the time! Thanks for checking out my review!

Jann

I get so excited when I see a new review posted by you! Have you tried Lane Bryant’s Super Stretch Skinny Jeans? I have refused to jump on the skinny jean bandwagon until they came out with these. They are so comfortable and they don’t stretch out.

Nicole Rieder

Jann, that makes my day that you enjoy my reviews so much! Thank you!

I actually got a pair with coupons from the Curvy Con! Those pants are amazing and the cut is way better than their previous skinny jeans had. I agree, they are fantastic!

Jennifer

That black dress with the jewel tone flowers is gorgeous!!! Stunning!!!

Nicole Rieder

Thank you, Jennifer! It is so stunning, but sadly was so big on me. I was surprised how big it was on me!

Beth

Dress is gorgeous!!! The peplum top looks great on you!!

Nicole Rieder

Awe thank you, Beth! They both were cute for sure!

CiCi

At first I thought the faux leather skirt was a new item, and I was like “you HAVE to keep it” lol! It all looks great though 🙂

Nicole Rieder

Thank you, CiCi! I had to pair that top with the skirt. I was living my best life as a chubby Peg/Kelly Bundy hybrid in that ensemble! hahaha

TheOtherAmy

Completely agree! I was like “that skirt is fabulous and paired with those shoes, it makes your legs look AMAZING! Keep them both!” Clearly you already did.

Nicole Rieder

Thank you so much, TheOtherAmy! I recently found that skirt and can fit in it again , so I had to incorporate it in my styling! haha. It is from Lane Bryant years ago.

The shoes are from Torrid. They are the only heels I can walk in (though I almost fell in them twice last night hahaha). They are my favorites and I am obsessed with them.

Amy

You always look fab. I love your sense of style.

Nicole Rieder

Thank you so much, Amy! :o)

Kristina

You look amazing in all of it. The dress is my favorite. Exchange it for a smaller size.

Nicole Rieder

Thank you, Kristina! That was tempting, but I opted not to. The dress is ultra cute, though!

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