Stitch Fix Maternity Clothing Review + Coupon – January 2018
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. They also ask you a few questions about your pregnancy such as due date and how you like to style your bump. Your stylist handpicks five items based on your preferences within the survey. The fee for this service is $20, and that includes free shipping as well as free returns. 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!
FYI – My items are reflective of my style and price preferences, so your Stitch Fix may be completely different!
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This review is of the Stitch Fix Maternity, $20 a month, box.
About Stitch Fix
The Subscription Box: Stitch Fix
The Cost: $20 styling fee (pay for whatever items you keep minus the $20 credit)
LIMITED TIME DEAL: Use this link to have your first styling fee ($20) waived!
The Products: 5 clothing and accessory items selected for you based on your Style Profile.
Ships to: U.S. only
Stitch Fix Maternity Clothing Box January 2018 Review
This is the invoice that was sent in the box. As you can see, it provides specifics on the brand, size, and price of each item. They also give instructions at the bottom for how to check out and either purchase or return your items. My total came to $270, but with the 25% off (which they take off BEFORE deducting the $20!) and the $20 credit, my total drops down to $182.50.That’s a savings of $87.50 on these items.
This is the included style sheet which includes a note from my stylist, Nat Q. in which she welcomes me to StitchFix and also explains her choices for me. In this case, she is sending me items to stay “warm and comfy” which I specifically requested and also gives a few tips on what to wear together. The pictures feature each of the 5 items and show different outfit suggestions and accessories that might pair well with them.
Denise Maternity Bootcut Jean by Liverpool, Size 12 – Cost to Keep $58
My stylist Natalie said that she chose these jeans to anchor my fix. My first thoughts were that I loved the dark wash of the jeans and the stretch of them. I loathe maternity jeans and have been living in leggings this winter, but I was excited to see these. They looked comfortable, but they were also nice enough that I could dress them up with a blouse if I wanted to. The belly band on these was sort of a mid-rise with a tighter stretch that didn’t cover the whole bump. I actually found that to be very comfortable since these didn’t ride down like other jeans I have tried. Unfortunately, they were much too long for me as you can see in the picture below. Since I am 5’7” this was really surprising since I usually opt for Long or Tall jeans when I can.
Charlotte Ruched Side Maternity Knit Top by Loveappella Maternity, Size L – Cost to Keep $48
This was my favorite item in the box. It is exactly my style; it was long, stretchy and comfortable. I love stripes and have way more striped shirts than one person should have. This paired well with the jeans, although I did have to wear a camisole underneath since the white was see-through. Despite being slightly see-through, the material was actually pretty thick and very soft. I loved the cute little keyhole detail on the back and if I didn’t already have several striped maternity shirts in my closet, this definitely would have been a keeper.
Abriella Waffle Knit Cardigan by Mix by 41 Hawthorn, Size L – Cost to Keep $48
This was the first of the items in my box that were not maternity. This is something I was very surprised about considering I had told my stylist that I was in my third trimester. However, this cardigan is something that I could wear now and also would be great post-partum with a nursing top. I loved the softness and the beautiful gray color. The way the collar draped down to form the pockets was really unique and seemed a little more stylish than the usual cardigan pockets. While I wanted to love this, it did not offer much warmth at all due to the waffle knit and the sleeves were actually a bit short on my arms.
Perry Knit Hoodie, Size L – Cost to Keep $48
This was the second non-maternity item and it was the one item that I immediately knew was not my style at all. While I love stripes, I’m not much into plaid and these colors did not appeal to me at all, but I was happy to try something out of the norm for me. It was very soft and surprisingly it fit over my bump, but the way it stretched out the plaid stripes was not very flattering at all. It did fit in the warm and comfy category though, so I can see why my stylist chose it.
Jahana Cargo Vest by 41 Hawthorn, Size L – Cost to Keep $68
This vest is something that really appealed to me: the color, the quality, the style, but it is not something I would ever pick out for myself. I was surprised to find that this was not a maternity item either and I really questioned whether or not this would fit over my bump, even with the side cinches let out completely. As you can see from the pictures, it barely does, which means I definitely wouldn’t be able to wear this throughout the remainder of my pregnancy. I did like the cinching detail on the sides and the way the hoodie zipped up into the collar, both of which are shown below. All of the details in this vest combined with the thickness of the material made it seem like a durable, quality piece. I also can see how it would be a great piece post-partum and if I had received it sooner, it would have been perfect for the first and second trimesters too when my bump was a little smaller.
The Verdict: This was my very first Stitch Fix and my first impression at seeing my clothing items was that not only were these clothes not really my style but also that they would not fit me since several items were not maternity. I love that I got to try it on at home and I love that it takes me out of my comfort zone and comes with styling tips. I was surprised to find that the non-maternity items actually fit me now (although snugly) and will also fit after the bump. I really like that my stylist didn’t pick all maternity pieces, even though that was what surprised me at first. I was a little worried about spending money on items that would only last me for a few more months and then never be used again, but she really took that into consideration here. Although I didn’t keep anything from this Fix, I can see how over time, my stylist will be able to cater to my exact tastes and needs. That combined with the convenience is worth the $20 to me. I’m actually very eager to get my next Stitch Fix because I want to see how my stylist uses the feedback that I have provided (which was very easy to do, by the way!). I think that if you use the link to get your first styling fee waived, you have nothing to lose and can see what you think of the service for yourself!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Stitch Fix 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!
Coupon –Use this link to have your first styling fee ($20) waived!
Value Breakdown: This box cost $20 with free shipping and returns. The total retail value of the items inside is $270. The invoice lists the cost of each item next to it, but if I keep all 5 items, then I get a 25% discount. The $20 styling fee for the box is applied to the purchase no matter how many items you keep, and in this case it would bring the total down to $182.50. That’s a discount of around 32% for these items.
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