Stitch Fix Maternity Clothing Review – February 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)
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 February 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 checkout and either purchase or return your items. My total came to $248, but with the 25% off (which they take off BEFORE deducting the $20!) and the $20 credit, my total drops down to $166.That’s a savings of $82 on these items.
This is the included style sheet which includes a note from my stylist. This month, my Fix came from Ali, who is a different stylist than I had with my first Fix. I am wondering if this changes each time or if maybe it was just that they tailor it even more to your style and match you with a specific stylist with your second Fix after you submit feedback. This month’s Fix definitely felt a lot more like me. I asked that an accessory be included which Ali sent in the form of an infinity scarf to wear with the two outfits she put together for me. Her note specifically referenced my pregnancy and how these items will come in handy post-partum. It seems like she thoughtfully put together these pieces to keep me comfortable during that time. It really felt tailored to me, my life and my style preferences. The pictures feature each of the 5 items and show different outfit suggestions and accessories that might pair well with them.
Porter Maternity Leggings by Rune, Size L – Cost to Keep $58
These leggings were very stretchy and had a little bit of shine to them. They almost reminded me of really thick tights. I actually loved how they looked and how the full belly band fit over my very large belly. They were a little bit nicer than your average legging due to the material (87% Nylon, 13% Spandex). As much as I loved them, I have already invested in several pairs of maternity leggings and am not switching my focus to yoga pants that will hide the after-belly so I opted not to keep these.
Daunty Brushed Open Drape Cardigan by Laju, Size L – Cost to Keep $68
Such a beautiful pale purple color! This was very similar to the cardigan I received in my first Fix, but this one was much warmer since the waffle weave was less open (which I had mentioned in my feedback!). I wanted to love this, I really did, but the ruffles around the neckline are just a little short meaning they didn’t lay as flat or feel as flowy as I would have liked. I think if I’m going to wear a cardigan to get cozy in right after I have the baby and am going to be nursing, then I want something flowier that I can envelop myself and baby in a bit more. Third time’s a charm, so maybe I’ll get my dream cardigan next month!
Ciara Flannel Infinity Scarf by Octavia – Cost to Keep $34
When I first saw this, I loved the purple color of this scarf, but when you look very closely, you can see that it’s not actually purple at all. There are closely woven red and blue threads that give the illusion of a purple scarf.
I did ask for an accessory in this month’s Fix and this was a great one, but unfortunately, I am a scarf lover and already have more than enough in my closet to justify keeping this one.
Sollas Long Sleeve Shirred Cuffs Maternity Shirt by Market & Spruce, Size L – Cost to Keep $44
I love the color, the long cut and the shirred details of the sleeves! This shirt was really comfortable, perfect for casual wear or something I could easily dress up with accessories for date night. It really fits my style (in fact, I have a very similar shirt already!), but I just could not get comfortable with the sleeves. They were just a tad short to be long sleeved, but not short enough to count as ¾ length. It left me feeling a little awkward. But had the fit been better, this definitely would have been a keeper!
3-Pack Maternity Cami, Size L – Cost to Keep $44
Camis are a must-have for me after having a baby. Anything to help hide all that extra weight after delivering is appreciated. These were very stretchy and long and the material actually seemed pretty thick so I was excited to try them on. You will notice that there is no picture of me wearing these. Unfortunately, they were SO tight that I felt it would be too graphic in nature to post a picture of me wearing them. Upon looking closer is when I noticed the tag and realized that they were not actually size L, but instead they were “one size fits most.” In this case, I guess I am just not most! I know these could be worn after my bump is gone, but they still felt like they would be a bit too tight for me to be comfortable in.
The Verdict: This was my second Stitch Fix and my first impression at seeing my clothing items was that this Fix was much closer to my style. I love that my stylist thought about me being near the end of my pregnancy and included items to keep me comfortable in the hospital and once I get home with baby. I can see that my feedback from my first Fix was actually heard and incorporated into these items and I am really curious to see how this evolves over time as my stylist gets to know me and my style better. Since I will soon be at home with a newborn, making it difficult to go out (not to mention getting used to my post-pregnancy body!), I really appreciate the convenience of this service and if I find just one item I like, it’s easy to justify the $20 stylist fee. Although I didn’t keep anything this time, I am still looking forward to my next Stitch Fix because I feel like I’m definitely getting closer to my perfect Fix!
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!
Value Breakdown: This box cost $20 with free shipping and returns. The total retail value of the items inside is $248. 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 $166. That’s a discount of around 33% for these items!
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