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Elizabeth & Clarke Subscription Box Review + Coupon – Summer 2018

Anna Reilly
ByAnna ReillyJun 15, 2018 | 11 comments

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Elizabeth & Clarke
3.7 overall rating
21 Ratings | 6 Reviews

Elizabeth & Clarke is a women’s clothing subscription box all about polished, cute tops. They began with the mission of perfecting and extrapolating on the idea of the plain white shirt—though you'll now find pops of classic colors in their designs, the company is still dedicated to creating stylish essentials that are versatile, high-quality, and affordable.

elizabeth and clarke unboxing summer

Elizabeth & Clarke only designs a limited amount of new tees, blouses, sweaters, and tops each season, so they are able to keep the prices very reasonable. Each season, you get to preview the tops and pick your favorites. There are usually three new tops and a few classic styles that return from collection to collection. They also offer an "Unstainable" collection, which is just what it sounds like—crisp tops made specifically to resist stains from all sorts of spills (including wine)!

elizabeth and clarke unboxing

Each season, you can pick the tops you'd like to receive, or leave it up to the folks at Elizabeth & Clarke to decide for you. If a size or style isn't quite right, you can always exchange or return the item. Returns and exchanges are free in the U.S.

Elizabeth & Clarke sent us this box for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

elizabeth and clarke summer collection

About Elizabeth & Clarke Workwear Subscription Box

The Subscription Box: Elizabeth & Clarke

The Cost: $60 for one shirt, $100 for two shirts ($50 per shirt), or $120 for three shirts ($40 per shirt), which are delivered once a season (once every three months). Shipping, returns, and exchanges are free in the US.

ACTIVE DEAL: Save 10% off your first box!

The Products: Essential, versatile shirts, sweaters, blouses, and other tops with on-trend silhouettes and detailing (many of which are stain resistant and even machine washable). Available in sizes 00-18. 

Ships to: Free shipping, returns, and exchanges in the US. Shipping to Canada is $15, and international shipping incurs a $25 shipping surcharge.

Elizabeth & Clarke Summer Collection Review

elizabeth and clarke invoice

Here's the invoice for the tops in the box. I'm usually between a size 6-8 (so, medium, basically) on top and a 36B. I've got relatively broad shoulders and hips to match, which can impact how things fit (especially at the hem). I'm also just 5' 3" if that helps you understand where and how things fall on me.

elizabeth and clarke summer collection info card

elizabeth and clarke product names

This card introduces each of the pieces in the Summer Collection. Let's meet them in person, shall we?

Oh, PS, I'm trying everything on with my new Frank And Oak trousers! (You can see them in this review!)

elizabeth and clarke striped oxford shirt

elizabeth and clarke oxford shirt back elizabeth and clarke oxford with short collar

elizabeth and clarke cuff detail

The Stanton, Size 6

This first top is an Oxford-style top with non-traditional accents like a short collar and slightly belled sleeves. This one wasn't my favorite, though an Oxford blouse is always nice to have on hand in a pinch. The 100% cotton poplin fabric feels light and crisp against my skin, which is great for warm summer days. But the ever-so-slightly belled cuffs ended up looking just a little too long and stiff on me.

elizabeth and clarke blue peplum top

elizabeth and clarke pleat detail

elizabeth and clarke other side of pleated top

The Windsor, Size 6

This twist on a traditional peplum top is made from the company's vegan wool fabric, which is a bit less stuffy than traditional wool but just as thick and polished. The one side of the top has a big pleated flourish with a white lining that wraps around into a regular peplum. I kind of wish the white fabric was just more navy, but I found this top to be super flattering to my body shape.

elizabeth and clarke peach top

elizabeth and clarke pleat detail on peach top

elizabeth and clarke back of peach top

The Hurley, Size 6

This top is the simplest concept in the box, but it might be my favorite top in this collection for just that reason. I think the pale pink color is flattering on me, and the single pleat down the center gives it a bit of visual interest. It's made from their vegan silk fabric, which feels light, semi-sheer, and effortless. The shoulders even have "bra strap holders" built in, so that you can avoid a strap slouching out from under this sleeveless blouse.

The Verdict: Sometimes I feel like the tops in this subscription try a little too hard to be different when they don't totally need to be. That first top is a good example. It's a really well-fitting, lightweight poplin blouse with the fresh twist of a short collar—are the odd cuffs really necessary? Similarly, I liked the asymmetry of the second top, but I don't know if they needed the white lining in addition to the asymmetrical cut... The twists never go too far overboard—these are still very crisp, polished, work-appropriate pieces that feel more traditional than avant-garde—but I do think one clever update to a traditional piece at a time is enough (rather than two or three). All that said, I've been so impressed by the fit of the tops I've received, and I can attest that these machine washable styles really do hold up in the wash. I also regularly get compliments on my Elizabeth & Clarke tops! They really do stand out in a crowd of department store workwear.

To Wrap Up

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? The next box will be the fall collection, but you can still shop some of the blouses I got here!

Coupon - Use coupon code CMSA10 to save 10% off your first box!

Value Breakdown: This box costs $120.00, which means each shirt costs $40.00.

Check out all of our Elizabeth & Clarke Reviews and the Women’s Subscription Box Directory!

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What do you think about these Summer 2018 picks from Elizabeth & Clarke?

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Elizabeth & Clarke is a women’s clothing subscription box for sizes 00 to 18 – and they specialize in just shirts and tops! They make all their styles in-house, and only do a limited amount of new designs each season. You get to preview the new tops and pick your favorites, or let Elizabeth &am... read more.
Anna Reilly
Anna Reilly
Anna loves collecting little treasures, be they pop-culture finds, handmade mementos, or new potions to put in her makeup bag. Beauty boxes got her interested in the subscription world, but now she's swooning for all things kawaii!

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Hi Liz and Anna, the spoilers for the Winter Collection 2018 are up on the E&C website if you want to post them 🙂

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Michelle Bross

A pencil skirt for sure with the Navy. The cream shirt is my favorite. This box is too expensive for me but I’m a box addict so I have to take a peek.

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I would definitely cuff the bell sleeves, maybe pin a pretty vintage brooch on each sleeve.’
The blue top is great because it accentuates the waist. Would look smashing with a pencil skirt.

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You look great in all three tops, but the second item, the navy peplum one, fits so so well & is especially flattering. Definitely a sub on my list to try!

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That navy top. It looks like it was made just for you!

I skipped the striped top and I’m glad I did. It’s just too shapeless. I got the Liz Lemon instead which I loooove.

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Mellissa Plowman

That navy is gorgeous! Could you cuff the silly bell sleeve wrists up?

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Anna Reilly

So, you can cuff the sleeves on the poplin top, and I noticed that if you unbutton the cuffs, they flare out in a slightly more carefree way. Whichever way I try, they still don’t feel quite right on my wrists, but if anyone else has this shirt, let us know what your favorite styling suggestions are!

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I got my summer box and have to say, the quality, fit and style are superior! The pieces are so feminine and stylish and fail-proof. Never have I been disappointed in E&C clothes. I recently spent two days at a work seminar where I normally would have felt a bit out of my element, except the E&C tops I wore gave me so much confidence! I love the added details which add just enough interest to the tops for my personality. Today I started to send an email to them to skip the fall box … and couldn’t do it. As you can tell, I’m a big fan of this box and they completely eliminate my need to shop for work clothes. I also had an extremely friendly email exchange with their CS – they didn’t just send a standard one-liner response to me but added warmth and positivity to it. Their passion for their product shone through. Highly recommend this box!

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Honestly, “vegan wool”? I like how so many companies are coming up with these bizarre terms to make “polyester blend” sound so much fancier.

Material call outs aside, the blue peplum looks great on you!

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I love the sleeveless navy! And I like the white lining too 🙂

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That navy top looks amazing on you!

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