Gwynnie Bee Box Review + Free Month Coupon – January 2018

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Gwynnie Bee is a clothing rental subscription service that caters to plus size women between the sizes of 10-32. Gwynnie Bee allows you to select items you like and they are put in a virtual closet. The chosen items sent to you are at random, but you can select priority pieces to be sent to you first. I just started using the service a couple months ago and can say I always have a lot of fun with this box!

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Gwynnie Bee is a clothing rental service, but they also have a marketplace on their site where you can buy strongly discounted used rental pieces and brand new accessories, underwear, and work out gear as well!

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Gwynnie Bee Box January 2018 review

About Gwynnie Bee

The Subscription Box: Gwynnie Bee

The Cost: The cost depends on how many items you would like to have out at a time.
1 = $49/month
2 = $69/month
3 = $95/month
5 = $139/month
7 = $179/month
10 = $199/month

The Products: Women’s clothing rental, sizes 0-32.

Good to know: Gwynnie Bee recently expanded their size offering from 10-32 to 0-32!

Ships to: US via USPS Priority Mail

Gwynnie Bee January 2018 Review

This review is of the one item at a time for two items that I received January 15th through February 1st.

Scalloped Black Shift dress by Robbie Bee

Scalloped Black Shift dress by Robbie Bee

Scalloped Black Shift dress by Robbie Bee

Scalloped Black Shift Dress by Robbie Bee, Size 22W

If you have been following my reviews, you are probably aware of my love for anything that has a retro 60’s/70’s vibe. I had to closet this bell-sleeved mini dress as soon as it came up in my GB feed. It looks like something I could find in Cher or Stevie Nicks’ (we knew she would be brought up, that is a given!) wardrobe! I am usually a solid 20/22 these days, but this dress seemed slightly big on top. It could be because it is intended to be worn off the shoulders Naomi Harper style, but I was afraid if I wore it in that manner that I would accidentally expose myself! I like the laser cut lace-like details on the sleeves and bottom of the dress, it really elevates the dress’s style. I styled this simply with my buckle boots from my first Shoedazzle review, but this would look amazing with knee-high riding boots (I am envisioning black or brown) and tights for this chilly winter weather. 

Scalloped Lace Top by Liz Claiborne, Size 2x

I was surprised that Gwynnie Bee sent me two black, bell-sleeved items back to back, but I ain’t even mad about it, guys! This top is fantastic due to how versatile it is. This shirt looks amazing with dress pants and heels at the office or with jeans, pointy toe flats, and a faux leather vest for a casual Saturday afternoon. I chose to wear this shirt with a retro paisley print skater skirt, black opaque tights, double buckle western belt, and tan booties. I opted to show you how it looks tucked and untucked to give an idea of how the top fits. The description on the Gwynnie Bee site states it has a little stretch, but I found this top to actually have a nice amount of stretch. I opted for the 2x and it fit me perfectly. This is definitely my favorite piece they sent me this month.

Long Sleeve Top with Tassel Ties in Red Print by Flying Tomato, Size 3x

This top is a mystery to me because I did not closet it, but it still was included for me. I am not complaining, though, because this top is absolutely gorgeous! I adore the lace up detail and tassels on the front, but the back of this shirt may be even more stunning! The material is rather sheer and breezy, which will make it perfect for summer nights. When I look at this top, I can’t help but think of the beach and walking barefoot in the sand, watching the waves roll in. For my winter time interpretation of this top, I styled it with my trusty large brim hat, dark denim jeans, and khaki green booties.

Verdict: This month’s selections were full of 60s/70s throwback styles, so I am beyond pleased! My only issue was the fit of the dress because it fit me a bit oddly on the upper half. Otherwise, I have no complaints. Especially regarding the top, I didn’t even select being sent to me. How did you know, Gwynnie Bee? I am constantly delighted with Gwynnie Bee and they continue to be one of my favorite subscription boxes. I am in between sizes currently, so I cannot praise Gwynnie Bee enough for being a rental service. It allows me to get a feel for different brands and their sizing and to try out styles I am afraid to commit to, especially since in a month or two the item may no longer fit me. Friends will approach me for suggestions for subscription boxes and I always suggest GB if they are plus size because it is truly a no-brainer. You can select the items you like and wear them as many times as you want. In addition, how can you lose with the first month trial being free? Hop to it and join Gwynnie Bee!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Both pieces I reviewed are available to rent or purchase at Gwynnie Bee!

Coupon – If you haven’t signed up yet, get your first month free! No coupon needed – just use this link!

Value Breakdown: Gwynnie Bees costs range dependent on your subscription and how many items you are sent at a time. I have the $49.99 one piece at a time. This includes free shipping and returns. I can get as many pieces as I like monthly, as long as I return each item first. I got three items this month, but I could get several pieces sent to me in a month’s time if I return each piece after wearing promptly. I can’t see the displayed price for Robbie Bee dress and the Flying Tomato top, but the Liz Claiborne lace dress top is $37 if I choose to keep it. That is roughly $12.99 more than my subscription cost.

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Written by Nicole Rieder

Nicole Rieder

Nicole Rieder is a self-proclaimed clothing fiend and is new to the subscription box world. She loves boxes like Gwynnie Bee because she can play around with styles she may not have before!

Posted in Clothing Subscription Boxes, Gwynnie Bee Reviews, Plus Size Clothing Subscriptions, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women| Tags: gwynnie bee | 11 comments


  1. Once again, your embrace of style and fun is a kick. Love the little pop references in the reviews. I feel like a big fink because, yeah, while I like to see what Gwynnie Bee, etc., has to offer, I mostly look forward to what you get and how you make it work, or what you don’t like and why, as a teaching moment. Also I love seeing the change of seasons in your yard we don’t have here in northern California. Do your neighbors wonder why you are always out there striking a pose? Kidding……

    • Hey there NurserMK! I thought my response posted, but I guess it never did. Sorry about that! I am so glad that you enjoyed my review. I am glad you also take so much away from the reviews. It means a lot.

      I love NorCal! I go there every summer for the Burger Boogaloo festival. I am so excited because Devo, The Damned, Hunx and His Punx, and Guida are playing this year!

      As for my neighbors, they do sometimes see me and just give me weird looks! Ain’t no shame in my OOTD game. hahaha. Thanks again!

  2. Looking good!!

    • Thank you, Amy!

  3. I LOVE the Naomi Harper reference, made me laugh! The last top is super cute!!

    • Sara— I am glad you appreciated the Mama’s Family reference! It will forever be one of my fave shows. And thank you!

  4. Adorable! You make me want to give subscribing a chance.

    • Apricot, I can’t recommend them enough! I love that you can rent items from them and purchase them as well!

      • I’ll definitely give them another look when I have more room in my budget. Thanks! 🙂

  5. Cute! Cute! Cute! All of it looks adorable on you!!

    • Thank you so much, Michelle!

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