Dia & Co. Clothing Subscription Box Review – November 2017
Dia & Co. is a monthly plus size clothing subscription box that is personally curated for you by a Dia stylist. Upon enrolling with Dia, I filled out an extensive survey asking me about my clothing size/weight/height, price range, and also my style likes and dislikes. Every month my stylist selects five pieces that could be clothes or accessories to try out. If I like them, I have the option of buying them. There is a $20 per month service fee, but the fee can be applied to any purchases I opt to make. A 20% discount is applied if I choose to keep all five pieces too!
The items in my box are chosen personally for me dependent and reflective of my style and price preference, so the package you receive from Dia & Co. may be entirely different than mine!
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription Box: Dia & Co.
The Cost: $20 Styling fee (Pay for whatever items you keep minus the $20 credit)
The Products: 5 plus-size clothing items selected for you based on your Style Profile.
Ships to: U.S. only, shipping is free both ways
Good to Know: Dia & Co. will price match! So if you like something and want to keep it, but find it for less somewhere else, Dia & Co. will sell the item to you for that price.
Also Good to Know: You can exchange pieces for a different size at no charge!
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
The always adorable and stylish Dia & Co envelope that I look forward to every month!
Enclosed in this cute envelope is a note from my stylist, Natalie, telling me why she selected the pieces she did for me along with some awesome styling tips. She included some of the brands I inquired about that I saw at Curvy Con which is a big plus!
The other form is an invoice that has a detailed list of the brand, name, color, size, and price of each item she selected for me along with the grand total after the styling fee and 25% off ( if I opt to keep all five items) is applied. The savings would be $114.88 if I did decide to keep everything! You can’t beat that price. That amount of savings is like getting the purse and skinny jeans for free!
Colette Wrap Dress from Rachel by Rachel Roy, Size 22 – Cost to Keep $100
In my last feedback for my stylist, Natalie, I requested more of the lines that were featured at the Dia and Co fashion show at the Curvy Con I went to in NYC this past September. Well, she certainly delivered with this dress from Rachel Roy’s Rachel line. I stepped out in this and both my photographer, Michele, and her sister said immediately how much they loved this dress. The fabric has limited stretch, but it is not necessary due to the dress’s flattering cut and back tie that can be adjusted to be more fitted. I absolutely love the 70s witchy vibe this dress has. I felt like the chubby lovechild of Stevie Nicks and Shelly Duvall in this number. I paired the dress with patterned City Chic tights and velvet knee high Shoe Dazzle boots. Pair this dress with big bug-eyed 70s sunglasses, flats, and a jean jacket for a casual Sunday afternoon late fall outfit.
Cambridge Cluth in Navy/Black – Cost to Keep $28.50
Last month’s Dia & Co review featured a gorgeous black crushed velvet purse that I ended up keeping. This month, another velvet purse was included, but this time it is blue! I like how the purse has a geometric basket like quilt design on it with gold dot stud details. I also like the fold over purse design. It comes with a gold chain that can be attached to the purse or you can use it like a clutch as I modeled. This purse is rather versatile and can be paired with dressier and more casual outfits. This would easily dress up a simple jeans and t-shirt ensemble. I love how a look can be transformed completely with how you accessorize.
Nathalia Layered Bell Sleeve Blouse by East Adeline, Size 3x – Cost to Keep $69
Guys, I won’t lie to you, sending this top back was almost painful. I requested East Adeline pieces and I am glad Natalie came through with this shirt. I love their retro 70’s meets modern boho style designs. I have a dress from the East Adeline line I treasure that I reviewed in my August Dia& Co review. This top is gorgeous as well! The print is fantastically folky with a warm color palette of pinks, reds, mustards, and mints. Of course, I love the bell sleeves, but the added touch is the layering of the fabric on the chest. I made a point of showing how the bottom layer tucked in compares to the entire top being untucked. I prefer the former option best, as did my photographer. The material lacks stretch, but stretch isn’t necessary for this style. The material is meant to drape the body rather than hug it tightly. I love the breezy quality of this top. I styled it with patterned tights, my Bad Sandy heels, and a camel faux suede mini skirt. This top would look fantastic as well with fitted black pants for the office or with skinny leg jeans and booties for a night out with friends!
Giara Pleated Peplum Split Shoulder Top by Rebel Wilson X Angels, Size 3x – Cost to Keep $98
I have made a point of requesting Rebel Wilson’s new line from any subscription box that offers it. Natalie selected this navy and black cold shoulder knit top for me. I was a bit discouraged upon seeing it had a cold shoulder. This trend won’t die, huh? It has followed us even into the cold weather months. I liken the trend to Stink Bugs: they just won’t go away. That all being said, I did like this sweater one I tried it on. The fabric has a great amount of stretch and dreamily hugs the body’s curves. The bottom of the top is almost bell-shaped. I was pleasantly surprised by the flattering cut of this sweater. This piece would look great on a variety of body types. I styled this top with the jeans that Natalie also sent me, but this would also look fantastic with a black mini skirt, patterned tights, and booties for a night out on the town!
Wellington Super Skinny Jeans with Knee Slits- 29 Inseam by Vigoss, Size 24 — Cost to Keep $84
I used to be a strictly dresses and skirts kind of gal, but lately, I have been gravitating to pants. They are far easier to pull on than a pair of tights, I tell ya! These charcoal-grey skinny jeans have great stretch and are incredibly comfortable. I generally avoid distressed jeans, but I actually like the knee slits and the weathered details on the hips. Bonus would be that not only do these jeans have pockets, but they have ZIPPERED pockets. If I hadn’t recently acquired several pairs of jeans, I might’ve given these a forever home.
Verdict: This month’s Dia & Co box was a good one, but not an amazing one. The two pieces I absolutely hated sending back were the Rachel Roy dress and East Adeline top. They both appealed to me with their retro style and flair. I did like the purse, Rebel Wilson top, and Vigoss jeans, but not enough to second guess sending them back. That being said, I always am eager to see what Natalie selects for me each month. Dia & Co. remains one of my favorite boxes and their price points are rather reasonable. The styling fee of $20 is sensible for such a tailored and convenient service. Plus, getting new outfits without having to leave my house during the holiday shopping season is a big plus as well!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Dia & Co curates its boxes based on each individual’s preferences as well as what’s available. What you get might not be the same as what I got, but you also might get something that fits your style and body even better than the looks above! Sign up and see what they choose for you!
Value Breakdown: This box cost $20 with free shipping and returns. The total retail value of the items inside is $379.50. The cost of each item is listed alongside it above, but if I choose to keep at least 5 items, I get a 25% discount. The $20.00 cost of the box would also be applied to the purchase, meaning I’d end up spending $264.62 for the whole box. Ultimately, that is roughly a 30% discount.
What did you get from Dia & Co this month that you love?