Gwynnie Bee Box Review + Free Month Coupon – March 2018
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!
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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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
COUPON: Get your first month free! No coupon needed – just use this link
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 March 2018 Review
This review is of the one item at a time for three items that I received March 2nd through March 12th.
I can’t resist a retro style print, especially if it is on a dress, so I closeted this piece as soon as I saw it. It actually reminds me of a creamsicle vintage dress I already own. The fabric on this dress has ample stretch and it is super comfortable. The length is modest and hits me around the knees, so I could wear this to work or even traveling without any discomfort. I styled the dress with black tights, classic saddle shoes, and my cat eye glasses to amp the vintage Lisa Loeb/Vickie Miner from Reality Bites vibes, but I could see this pairing fantastically with tan wooden clog heels and a light denim jacket for a cute, yet casual Springtime ensemble.
One of the most classic prints for me, aside from leopard print, would have to be polka dots. It is so adaptable and looks incredible paired with other patterns as well. I file black and white polka dots as a neutral along with leopard print, both are so versatile! I love the retro vibe of this piece as well. I have reviewed quite a few Leota brand dresses, including one in my first MSA review for Gwynnie Bee! Their dresses tend to be made from slinky, stretchy fabric meant to accent the curves of the body. This dress is no exception to that. The last Leota dress I reviewed for Stitch Fix seemed roomy enough that I could go a size lower this time around, so I went to a 2L. The dress fits but was a bit too snug in the back on me. The top of this dress seems to be rather fitted, especially to emphasize the circle skirt of this piece. Aside from needing to go a size up, this dress is rather adorable. I paired it with my faux leather biker jacket and red Doc Martens. This dress is a great value since I can style it so many different ways. This could be worn in the office with a cardigan (of any color to express your mood and bring an added pop) along with heels or with canvas sneakers and a jean jacket for a casual weekend look!
Red is one of my favorite colors, so when I saw this bell sleeved dress I instantly closeted the piece. The dress’s fabric is a slightly thick, yet stretchy material that has a zig-zag design texture. Upon trying this on, I was surprised how long the dress was on me compared to the model. I am 5’6”, so I guess I shouldn’t be all that stunned when items are longer on me. Though this isn’t the mini dress I was hoping for, I love this piece! The length is beneficial because it is modest enough for my office job, but it still can translate to a chic and saucy number to wear out on the town. I paired this with my leopard print pillbox hat from my first CHC Vintage Accessory box review, black tights, and some gold go-go booties. This could definitely be worn in the spring with sandals and a floral scarf tied at the neck for a sassy, yet sweet look!
Verdict: Gwynnie Bee remains one of my favorite subscription boxes! I truly enjoyed the selections this month, they appealed immensely to my vintage style aesthetic. The thing that makes Gwynnie Bee stand apart is that you can select pieces yourself and that it is a rental service! I love that I don’t have to feel obligated to buy items, I can actually wear the pieces for as long as I like and then return them when I want. Gwynnie Bee also offers free shipping and dry cleaning included in the price of their services which is another big plus. In addition, I love their marketplace where I can buy gently worn pieces at a strong discount. I really can’t say a negative thing about Gwynnie Bee and constantly recommend them to my friends of all sizes, especially with the first month as a free trial! What isn’t there to love?
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes, the three pieces I received 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 Bee’s costs range depending on your subscription and how many items you are sent at a time. I have the $95 three item at a time plan. 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. Per the Gwynnie Bee site if I were to keep these pieces they would total $172. The $172 make up is for the Leota dress at $67.50, $59 for the Hutch dress, and the Renee C dress at $45.50. That is roughly $73 more than my subscription cost.
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