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Gwynnie Bee Box Review + Free Month Coupon – August 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!

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!

Check out our Plus Size Clothing Subscription reviews to see all the different subscription box options!

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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 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.

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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!

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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!

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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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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!

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. If you buy something, MSA may earn an affiliate commission. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

16 Comments

  1. Gwynnie Bee recently opened up their sizing and now caters to all sizes. I liked the clothes a lot and bought a few pieces, but decided the monthly fee was too high. I guess I’m not the type to wear something and send it back. I either love it and want to keep it or don’t want to bother with it. I also didn’t always receive the items I had prioritized and that was disappointing. I really wanted them to send me this one EShakti dress and had it prioritized immediately and they never sent it. Those dresses are super cute on you. I love that plaid.

    • Awe, Jillian! Sorry to hear that you had some issues with GB. Yeah, sometimes it is a roll of the dice with prioritized pieces due to availability. I wanted a dress so badly in my July box that I removed my other priority items to get it. I am extra like that! I am glad you found some pieces you liked though when you had them. And I LOVE that they offer 0-32 now! It is a wonderful thing!

    • I’m doing a free month right now and those EShakti dresses are crazy popular! It was really hard to even find one I could closet in my size as most said ‘unavailable.’ I’ve prioritized a couple but I kind of doubt they will send me them.

      Not all bad news, though, they’ve sent some of my other priorities and I just made my first non-outlet purchase – a Taylor sharkbite hem dress that retails for $138 that ended up fitting perfectly – I snagged it for $30 when the price suddenly dropped by half.

      I’m still not sure I am up for the monthly rental – I don’t get out enough to justify it. But I love their outlet shop. I bought 4 items through the Outlet during my first free month that I wear a lot, and have already bought another three during this bonus free month they sent me.

  2. That plaid dress looks like it was designed for you! You look gorgeous! As always!

    • Awe thank you, Michelle! That is kind of you to say!

  3. I absolutely love for your clothing reviews!!! My body is very similar and you have really inspired me to try new things and be bold! I always feel like clothing should hide my body because who would want to show this off, but you have such a wonderful fashion sense and i think you are absolutely beautiful and love the bolder pieces on you so I am starting to branch out more. So, there is an option to purchase the items as well? I assume you’d have to pay for it before you get sent the next item? That first dress was insane!!! I was hoping I would see that you bought it!!!! Thanks for taking the time to give us such wonderful reviews!

    • Katie, I am so glad you are branching out with fun new styles! Live it up, honey! I strongly believe all bodies are beautiful– we ate gorgeous at all sizes and shapes. Fashion is a fun way for us to express ourselves with our bodies as our canvases! So, have fun with it! 😁 it makes my day I could inspire you in some way, so thank you for that!

      You can purchase pieces you rent! It is pretty cool. The longer you are with GB, you accrue points. You get them for closeting items, returning items, and also for purchases. Those points add up to discounts! Sometimes they have sales too. Like they had an additional 30% off of pieces you have at home. You don’t have to buy pieces, you can simply rent them. Once you either buy or return a piece, new ones are sent! They also have an outlet site where you can buy pieces on strong discount. Like I have bought $70 dresses for $15! They have a marketplace too where you can buy new items that haven’t been rented, mainly accessories, under garments, and work out clothing. I hope this info helps! Thanks again for your comment and for reading my reviews!

  4. The first dress looks like it was made just for you. 😍

    • KS, thank you so much! I loved that dress!

  5. Nice! Especially love that first dress! How long can you have the items? Is there any way to keep them? I think I’m a little slow today after the hot and long holiday weekend …

    • Still not clear on how this works, but whatever.

  6. They gave me a second free trial so I am enjoying that right now. I almost bought one of the first three dresses they sent – it was just slightly too big as they had sent out the box based on my old closet before I could update everything. Unfortunately my dream dress is no longer on the site – I was hoping to closet it again and buy it this time if there were no quality issues. The Outlet is still my favorite part – I bought four items there my first Gwynnie trial and loved them all, and have already bought three more items this time around. My first trial was plagued with quality issues, but this time around I have had no quality problems so that’s great.

    My biggest issue right now I think is lifestyle. I have plenty of dressy clothes and dresses already, but I don’t get to leave the house much as a mom with young kids. So I don’t need to really rent dressy clothes right now, and would much rather spend my monthly clothes budget on basics and momhood staples as my size fluctuates with pregnancies.

    Now, if they had maternity clothes I would be all for a rental, since I don’t necessarily want to keep items in four different sizes in my closet and it would be great to have someone else worry about baby spit up stains, lol.

  7. You can order from Eshakti and they customize the legnth and size for you unless you choose standard fit sizes.

    • Oh, totally! I have pieces from them I own actually! But I am only speaking in terms of this piece featured through Gwynnie Bee. I actually have a flamingo dress from them that I love, but it is too big on me now.

  8. Oh that plaid!!

  9. I loved those first two dresses on you! The second one was super cute and the first one was killer! You weren’t kidding about the Va Va voom.

    That third dress had potential but yeah it definitely needed to fit tighter in the top. I also chuckled at how it was a little too long on you. I’m 5′ 1 1/2″. If I had that dress on it would be crazy long.

    Thanks for your reviews. You never just regurgitate stuff when you review so I fond them very informative not to mention inspiring. Keep on slayin’!

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