Wantable Intimates Subscription Box Review – September 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!
The Wantable sign-up process is simple and straightforward. When you sign up for this subscription, you take the Wantable style profile “quiz.” The quiz covers 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 have my preferences, but I’m definitely open to trying new styles and patterns.
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). All of that is listed in this little folded invoice so I have it handy.
And just in case you’re curious about fit, I set my preferences 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. Okay! Let’s get started!
Mina Lisa Drop Shoulder Lounge Top in Gray, Size Medium – Retail Price $30.00, Listed Value $17.25
Mina Lisa High Rise Drawstring Shorts in Gray, Size Large – Retail Price $30.00, Listed Value $17.25
Last month’s collection was full of super sexy lingerie, but these pieces capture the other end of the intimates spectrum—the cozy, comfy, huggably soft end that I love in cooler early fall evenings. These jammies are made with a rayon/polyester/spandex blend that’s light, relatively thin, and that has a felt-like fuzziness to it. It’s the kind of fabric you can fall asleep in and not wake up in a sweat.
Both pieces are super simple—the fabric is the same on the front and back, and there aren’t any interesting details on the top nor shorts. Not saying that’s a bad thing! This simple set is right up my alley. I did notice that the hem of the sweatshirt is raw, which is a neat little detail. The shorts say they’re “high rise” in the info booklet—they do sit closer to my natural waist, but that means they are relatively short. I wish they were a smidge longer, just so I’d feel a bit better walking past my windows. But for sleeping or lounging on the couch? They’re perfect!
Lemon Over the Knee Socks in Slate – Retail Value $20.00, Listed Value $11.50
These socks are similarly snuggly and soft—just right for a casual night in or for throwing on under tall boots. When you pull them on, the knit stretches and reveals a little vertical wavy pattern. I found them a little tight towards the top, since I have larger thighs. (They’re not uncomfortable, but they pinch my thighs in a not so flattering way.) These aren’t socks I’ll wear as OTK socks out and about, but I would totally roll them down to knee height and wear them that way!
Verdict: I loved the cozy picks in this month’s Wantable Intimates box, which for me, totaled $46.00 (or $80.00 retail). The pieces feel like they’ve got the quality to back up the prices, and they’re very timely, given the cooler, early fall days I’ve been having. So this was a win for me!
What do you think of what I got in my Wantable Intimates box? What did you get in your box?