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Dia & Co. Plus Size Clothing Subscription Review – December 2017

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Dia & Co. is a monthly clothing styling subscription service for plus sizes. When I signed up for the service, I filled out a fairly in-depth questionnaire about my likes and dislikes, my size, my price range, and other questions that might help my stylist. Every month my stylist sends five pieces for me to try out. The service fee is $20 per month, but that fee is applied to any item I decide to keep. Additionally, there is a 20% discount if I decide to keep all five pieces!

FYI – My items are reflective of my style and price preferences, so your package from Dia & Co. may be completely different!

Check out all of our Plus Size Clothing Subscription reviews to see all the different subscription box options!

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My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

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About Dia & Co.

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!

Dia & Co. December 2017 Review

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I love Dia & Co.‘s packaging and printed material! They always make everything look so pretty. It always feels like such a special package!

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This is the note I received from my stylist this month, Cami, explaining why she chose each item. She also gives really helpful styling suggestions! Please note that almost every note I get starts with an apology that my last box was not good. That’s not really true, I just don’t keep everything every time, so I guess they feel like they need to apologize. No apology needed, Dia! You’re doing great!

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This is the invoice for the items they sent this month. It shows each item and the cost to keep, plus the cost of the items totaled. Then at the bottom, it shows the total with the styling fee credited and the 20% discount for keeping all five items. The discount this month would be $118.75 if I kept all five items. That’s a deep discount!

Bali Boat Neck Bohemian Blouse by Dex Plus – Cost to Keep $59.99

My husband really liked this cotton blouse! I like the colors and pattern, but I feel like it’s just too big in every dimension. I recently saw an interview with Rebel Wilson in which she asked the same question I ask in my head all the time: Why do they make plus sized clothing so much longer? I know there are some women who are plus sized because they are super tall, I totally get that, but the vast majority of us are still in the average range for height. I am a little short, so I expect sleeves and hems to be a bit long on me, but this top is kind of extreme.

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Union Destructed Crop Bootcut Jean by Warp + Weft – Cost to Keep $98

What’s that I hear? Could it be a holiday unicorn? I think it is!!! I am so psyched about these jeans!!! If you read my reviews at all, you will know I am always bemoaning my short legs and complete inability to find bootcut or flared jeans and pants because of them. Usually, the flare starts too low and the amount of hemming required would make them look strange. Not the case with these beauties! The inseam is perfect, and the flare hits just right! Love!!! I am also pleased with the wash and distressed areas. Hooray!

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Freida Jacquard Duster by Rafaella – Cost to Keep $99

This boucle cardigan is super warm, and I love the colors! It also has faux leather trim which I am less wild about, personally. I just don’t like the way it feels on my neck. But, it does give this duster a more luxe feel.

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Jolene Sharkbite Front Pocket Blouse by Melissa McCarthy for Seven7 – Cost to Keep $69

I totally love this chiffon tunic! It has such a cute cut! I love the print and colors, and I love the pockets! The detail at the neckline is awesome, too.

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Beverly Hills High-Low Wrap Dress – Cost to Keep $69

Y’all, I don’t know what to do about this dress. This is the absolute perfect dress for autumn in Georgia. It’s still hot here through October, but in September we start covering up a bit more and wearing earth tones like this lovely chocolate brown. I love the colors and print on this dress, and I even love the high-low hem! The hemline is gorgeous, actually – it’s very graceful, the perfect length, and not too extreme. The poly/spandex blend is super comfortable and forgiving. I think it is super cute on, too! The thing is, autumn is over! I really don’t see wearing this for another several months, but I love it so! What do I do?

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The Verdict: Dia & Co. is one of my favorite subscription boxes, and this month was awesome! I am so happy about my unicorn jeans! I also love the Melissa McCarthy top! And that dress! I’m not sure what to do about the dress, but it’s still beautiful. Overall, I have been very pleased with Dia & Co. They have excellent customer service, and their pieces tend to be more reasonably priced than a lot of other styling services.

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. 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 $394.99. 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 $276.94 for the whole box. Ultimately, that’s about a 30% discount!

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Written by Anna Rodriguez

Anna Rodriguez

Anna has been a fan of subscription boxes since joining Birchbox in 2013, but didn’t become a true addict until discovering subscriptions she could share with her children. Her favorites include Kiwi Crate and Fab Kids.

Posted in Clothing & Fashion Subscription Boxes, Plus Size Clothing Subscriptions, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women| Tags: dia & co | 25 comments

Comments (25)

  1. You have the cost to keep everything wrong I think? If not keep it all since its cheaper than keeping two items.

  2. Anna, the dress is THE keeper item in this box! You simply must. It may strike you as autumn colors with a spring-ish/summer-ish cut but it’s a year-round dress. Trust the wisdom of every comment here – there are some wonderful styling suggestions from your followers!

    The Dex Boho top is adorable but I don’t think sizing down will solve sleeves or a hem that are inches too long. But, since exchanges are free, go for it!

    If you feel great in the jeans, keep them but they’re sure don’t look like$100 jeans. At all. As for the blanket cardi, it looks like it should feel snuggly and cozy but plastic/vinyl trim? Um, no. And all I can say about the Melissa McCarthy tunic is that it’s not very flattering. For $70? Um, no again.

    But YES to the dress! 😉 Thanks for another great review!

  3. The more I see of Dia & Co. the more I like. They come up with some really interesting pieces. That dress is beautiful, by the way.

  4. Here’s the thing- IF you are short, or have short limbs, then you KNOW you are going to need to have tops and pants altered.
    Don’t stress over it unless you want to pay for custom tailored clothing if you are in Plus sizing, or can find a speciality shop with Petite Plus ( is that even a term? IDK).
    There are MANY Plus sized ladies who are tall and need the length, I’m sure. You can have your items made shorter with the use of a tailor in your city, but a person who is average height or above has no way to add to the fabric length of their jeans or tops.

    I’m about Liz’s size, and I wear Boho tops and ripped skinny jeans and they are adorable. Style is a matter of preference, but I think it’s unfair for someone to call distressed jeans ” toddler” or ” childish”. They aren’t unless there are some kiddo patches or other childish elements, which I’ve never seen, personally.

    I’d like to compliment you, Anna, for either going up a size or for DIA’s selections for you which do not look too tight this month. In the absence of a control, smoothing camisole or other power smoothing undergarments like Spanx offers.
    I’ve seen some things recently which I thought were at least one size, maybe 2 sizes too small for you because of the bulges showing in almost all areas of the torso.

  5. Please don’t take offense to this but I think those jeans look like there 10 yrs old or something! It’s something about having both knees with giant rips and with that faded color wash they just look like an old pair of jeans. I’m a lot about distressed jeans but I think 2 huge slits over your knees just isn’t stylish. I do like the bottom of them though and I know u always have trouble with get to long of jeans so that’s a definite plus and u said they fit like a dream so that’s a win as well. It’s just my honest opinion and I’m a stylist!! Maybe if u had some colored tights on under the giant rips wouldn’t be so pronounced.

  6. Anna that maxi dress would also be perfect for spring and summer!! Don’t limit it!

  7. If you love the dress you will find times to wear it (such as a warmer Winter day or cooler Spring day.)

  8. Anna, please keep that dress! It’s so pretty on you and you can absolutely wear it right this minute with boots and a denim jacket. Or you could also layer a thin long sleeved T or turtleneck under it. One of my favorite bloggers, (Andrea Linnett, former Lucky Magazine creative director) uses that styling trick all the time and it’s so cute.

    • I was thinking the same thing! I’m a dress freak and even in winter I’m wearing a dress so I’m always trying to think of creative ways to stay warm but look stylish still! I definitely think she could wear some y’all boots with black tights and instead of a reg blue jean jacket a black jean jacket would be awesome or I have this cropped fitted long sleeve crouched style sweater top that’s black I use it to keep my arms covered if I’m wearing a short sleeve dress and she could still wear the jacket! Maybe with a cute black fedora! She could definitely turn that dress into something you can totally wear now!!

      • Get some good fleece lined leggings to wear under it.

  9. Jeans are a great investment. And that tunic and dress look SO good on you and will work for every season. Since those items cost nearly as much as whole box with discount, why not keep everything and resell the stuff you don’t want?

  10. KEEP THE DRESS!!! I absolutely love it on you – and even if you don’t wear it for a few months you’ll wear it a ton later in 2018!!

  11. I agree keep the dress…you can so wear it through the winter you layer… Think a pair of boots would be killer with that dress…and I think you’ll pull that out of your closet frequently…my question is why do most plus sizes have patterns of flowers? Not a flower person but sometimes it’s all. Can find

  12. Dress and jeans…The rest should go back….

    • Completely agree!

  13. I’m with you on plus-size items always being to long. I’m slightly under 5’1″, and there are not many brands that offer plus-size petite. I end up having to alter nearly all my clothes.

    You should keep the dress – you love it and it looks great on you – it will be fall again before you know it. Plus, I think you can throw on a cardigan and some tights/ boots and make it work for the winter.

    • I agree with you. I am 5’1 now and feel horrible when I put a pair of jeans on and their too long. That is very upsetting.

      Keep the dress!!!

  14. Poll isn’t loading; I wish it would! I like voting here!
    I think that maybe it’s a keep-it-all box! The only question I would have is that first top, which you feel is too long. Maybe you could have it hemmed. You’d lose some of the pattern, but… I think everything here looks great on you.

    • I thought it was just me! The poll hasn’t loaded for me the last week or 2. I liked voting also! I’d vote return on the jeans. They are too distressed, maybe. They just look like old jeans and for that price? Ugh. No. Yes to the dress!

  15. I hope you keep the dress ~ it looks great on you! Plus it’s timeless ~ I imagine this dress could get great wear for as many years as it holds up.

    Thank you also for the reviews ~ I love to see the pics & read your comments.

  16. Anna, im curious, how tall are you? So many tops swim on you in length. I am 6ft tall and i wear an 18 and truly, i can very rarely find things the right length for me. Everything is always short (thank god for old navy talls , sadly most of their clothes are cheap af in quality). I end up layering a cami under alot of shirts because soon as i lift my arms, everyone gets flashed. The struggle is real on both ends! Ps-keep those jeans, they look great on you!!!

    • Thanks Stefanie! I’m 5’3”.

  17. Commenting on a review for the first time ever to say…

    I’m always asking why they make plus size clothing so short! At 5’8″ I’m tall-ish with a long torso and I’m also pretty chesty. I’m apple shaped and want to hide my belly. My problem is they make tops wider and they barely come past my belly button sometimes. Especially womens sweaters! So I guess they can’t please everybody.

    Anyway, I love that shirt on you and the jeans look great!

    • Yes!!! I find they are wider than longer as far as shirts go…maddening!

    • I’m way late responding to this but whoooaaa are you me?? I’m 5’8″, appley as anything, long torso (I have like a 27″ inseam) and even going up a size doesn’t help this. I still have tops riding up, sometimes above the waistband of my pants. I’m small in the chest so don’t have as much to worry about there but I’m like … where are these mysterious plus size clothes that are just too big and long and can I buy them above a 3X?

      (I’m a first-time commenter too!)

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