Gwynnie Bee Review + 50% Off Coupon – August 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 50% off your first month! 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 August 2018 Review
This review is of the one item at a time for three items that I received between August 9th through the 20th.
Navy Tropical Leaf Print Wrap Dress by Hutch, Size 2x – Retail Value $42.50
This dress immediately gave me Joan Holloway at a Tiki Bar realness vibes, so I obviously had to closet it ASAP! The deep navy against the bright yellow gold palms print is gorgeous. It has a glamorous sheen due to the satin-like fabric. The dress itself is adaptable in its fit due to it being a wrap style and having an adjustable belt at the waist. I styled this beautiful dress with additional gold accents through the poolside sandals from a previous Shoedazzle review and earrings from my most recent CHC Vintage review along with a tropical, wooden bead, choker that was featured in the July box as well. This dress has a va-va voom quality that is undeniable, so be prepared to make head turns and make the traffic stop in this body-hugging beauty!
Sleeveless Fit and Flare Plaid Dress by ModCloth, Size 2x – Retail Value $84, Purchased for $40.50
I saw this dress initially on the ModCloth site, but then saw it was featured on Gwynnie Bee and knew I had to closet it right then and there. I was concerned the dress may not fit well due to the woven, plaid fabric; in my experience, it can be stiff with limited stretch. The fabric had more give than I had expected, but I sense I won’t be able to layer tops under the dress due to the snug fit. No complaints there, though, because I love this dress’s appearance as it is! This dress has vibrant colors and a dainty, 60s party dress vibe, making it the perfect merging of Samantha and Endora’s styles on Betwitched. I don’t shy away from bold colors and prints, so I feel at home in this ensemble! I styled this perfect Labor Day picnic dress with my orange platform heels and the fantastic green necklace and earrings that CHC Vintage sent me in my July review! To boot, I managed to grab this dress during Gwynnie Bee’s additional 30% off sale. I had a $5 off coupon and was able to snag this beaut for $40.50, which made for a 52% total savings!
Embroidered Side Pocket Fit and Flare Dress by eShakti, Size 20W – Retail Value Unavailable
I don’t have the price for the dress, but I believe it was under $30. I returned it before writing down the cost and for that, I am sorry, guys. That all being said, let’s talk about the dress! I always seem to forget that the models on the site are significantly taller than me. What is the perfect length on a model can be a smidge too long on my frame. I am 5’6 and this dress is too long for me. The sad thing is, due to the awesome stitch design at the hem, I couldn’t make this shorter if I wanted to without losing such an integral detail. The fit was also baggy in the torso on me. The style is cute, but I wasn’t necessarily wowed by this piece like some other eShakti items I have owned and tried through Gwynnie Bee. This dress would certainly be ideal for a taller, leggier babe than me. Wear this dress into fall with ankle booties, leather biker jacket, and a thick scarf wrapped around your neck.
Verdict: Have I mentioned lately that I love Gwynnie Bee? I get a kick out of being able to select my own pieces and try styles and brands that may be new to me! It gives me an idea of the fit of brands without the commitment to buy! Anytime I see someone on Facebook seeking suggestions for pieces to wear for work or special occasions, I suggest Gwynnie Bee! They offer their first month for free, so there is no loss in trying them out! I assure you after that first month, you will want to stay on with them not only for the rental service but the deep discounts you can get in their marketplace! Plus, their size range is incredibly inclusive at a size 0-32! I strongly believe that all bodies are good bodies and are deserving of fashion at every size, so patronizing a company like Gwynnie Bee is a no-brainer since they have similar beliefs and ethos!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes! All three pieces are available to rent or purchase at Gwynnie Bee.
Coupon – No coupon required! Just use this link to sign up and get your first month FREE!
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. Two of the pieces I reviewed retailed at $126.50, I do not have the cost for the third dress, sadly. That is roughly $31.50 more than my monthly subscription! Imagine the value if I had returned these pieces and received even more!
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