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Stitch Fix Plus Size Clothing Box Review – August 2018

Nicole Rieder
ByNicole RiederSep 3, 2018 | 10 comments

Stitch Fix
3.5 overall rating
255 Ratings | 56 Reviews

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. 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!

My items are reflective of my style and price preferences, so your Stitch Fix may be completely different!

My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

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 Plus Size Clothing Box August 2018 Review

This is the invoice that was included. It shows in detail the items selected for me and the brands, sizes, and cost of each piece. The total comes up to $217 after all the discounts if I opt to keep everything—which is a $99 total savings! That is like getting the Karl Lagerfeld pants for free!

As always, this handy sheet with a sweet note from my stylist, Candace, was included. I always appreciate the styling tips: they are so useful and inspiring! Candace is consistently thoughtful in her selections and uses my Pinterest to help her in styling me each and every month. Her selections generally are incredibly considerate and personalized!

Did you know that Stitch Fix now offers a service for kids? Stitch Fix Kids offers sizes 2T through 14 and will leave kids looking as stylish and put together as their parents! Check out Haley and Brandi’s reviews to learn more!

Tereza Button Down Tunic by Spense, Size 2x — Cost to keep: $48

My stylist, Candace, is well aware that I am a sucker for psychedelic paisley prints. This paisley print has a far more modern edge due to additional geometric prints within the paisley and the lighter color scheme mixed with bold shades. This tunic is comfy and made of a lightweight fabric, but the length fits me like an actual dress and the armholes are a tad big on me. I paired this tunic with black capri leggings and metallic heels, but the tunic is so long that I could’ve gone without leggings and wore it as a light dress. This top would look amazing with red leggings and heels or with a red or yellow blazer to bring out the vivid colors in this piece.

Elan Knit Dress by Wisp, Size 20W — Cost to keep: $68

I absolutely love 60’s inspired Pucci/psychedelic prints, so I immediately appreciate this dress! I adore the green and blue color palette as well. It is so vivid and gorgeous to simply wear to work with seafoam jelly flats, at a cookout with a floppy beach hat, or for an incredible retro 60s look with go-go boots and a bouffant for a night on the town! The fabric is ultra-stretchy and I LOVE the triangle cut-outs on the chest and the larger on that shows off the back! I regret sending this cutie back, but I couldn’t justify keeping it due to having a similar dress in the same color family.

Charlotta Crochet Detail Blouse by Q&A, Size 2x — Cost to keep: $54

I have no issues showing off my arms (or most parts of my body), but this top was entirely too big in the armholes. I probably could have benefited from going to a 1x. The material has a slight stretch. I like the crochet details at the neckline and the pink flowers, but overall the top just felt dowdy to me. This looked cute with the Karl Lagerfeld pants, but could also look great with a mini skirt, form-fitting blazer, and open-toed heels at the office.

Harmon Tie Waist Wide Leg Pants by Karl Lagerfeld Paris, Size 22W — Cost to keep: $98

I typically avoid cropped, wide-legged pants because they tend to overwhelm my figure and make me look shorter than I am. I have short legs, so I generally opt for high waist form-fitting pieces to make me look a slight bit leggier than I am. To my surprise, these pants actually were far more complimentary that I had expected! The tie at the waist is a becoming touch. The lace is beautiful, but I would have preferred the pants without it so that I would be able to wear them with casual or more formal pieces. These pants are still rather versatile. I paired them with the Q&A blouse, but these would look fantastic with a striped boatneck top and cat eyes for an effortlessly cool and classic ensemble or with a patterned button down and heels for a chic office outfit!

Shaye Scallop Hem Short by Vigoss, Size 22W — Cost to keep: $48

Summer’s end is nigh and I am bitter as heck, you guys! I have been living in denim shorts outside of my office job; I am not mentally prepared to get psyched for fall clothes quite yet! Don’t even bring up Pumpkin Spice anything—I AM NOT READY! These shorts have an indigo wash and scalloped hems to add a unique, yet romantic touch! The denim has a nice stretch and hugs my body well! I opted to style these shorts with a simple crop top to show my cute belly off and my summer go-to: jelly flats. If you too want an endless summer like me, wear your shorts into the fall with black tights, open-toed platforms, a button down top, form-fitting cropped blazer, and a beret! If you want to add a bit more rock’n’roll to your fall jorts look, pair it with tights, ankle booties, your fave band shirt, and a few layered chains. Viola! You can wear shorts even in cooler months!

Verdict: August’s Stitch Fix had some hits and misses. By far and away fave was the psychedelic Wisp dress. How cute was that? The Karl Lagerfeld pants fit well and were incredibly flattering. I also enjoyed the Vigoss Scallop Hem shorts, but I couldn’t justify another pair of shorts so close to the end of the season. The other items either fell short in terms of fit and/or style. Overall, I do feel my stylist, Candace, put a lot of thought into each piece she selected. She constantly reviews my Pinterest for inspiration, which I truly appreciate! I put a lot of time into it to create a dream board of sorts and to help my stylists get a feel for what appeals to me. I am a sucker for details and personalization and that is why I love having Candace as my stylist. Though this wasn’t a perfect box, I am eager to see what my September Stitch Fix box has in store for me!

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 316. The cost of each item is listed alongside it above, but if I choose to keep at least 5 items, I get a 25% discount. The $20.00 cost of the box would also be applied to the purchase, meaning I’d end up spending $217 for the whole box. Ultimately, that’s almost a 30% discount!

Check out all of our Stitch Fix Reviews and more clothing subscription boxes in the Women’s Subscription Box Directory!

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What did you receive this month from Stitch Fix

Stitch Fix is a personal styling service for women, men, and kids too! You tell them all about your style and size preferences through their style quiz, and they send you a package of stylish goodies to try on at home. No two Fix shipments are alike and each one is hand-picked just for you. Keep wha... read more.
Nicole Rieder
Nicole Rieder
Nicole has been a subscription box enthusiast since she began reviewing for MSA in 2017. She loves writing plus size clothing box reviews because she is all about body positivity/neutrality and feels fun and exciting clothing should be accessible for everyone! Nicole not only has a passion for fashion, but all things vintage from the 60s and 70s and her idol, John Waters.

Nicole Rieder
Nicole Rieder
Nicole has been a subscription box enthusiast since she began reviewing for MSA in 2017. She loves writing plus size clothing box reviews because she is all about body positivity/neutrality and feels fun and exciting clothing should be accessible for everyone! Nicole not only has a passion for fashion, but all things vintage from the 60s and 70s and her idol, John Waters.
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10 comments

Connie

Oh, how I adore your reviews and your fashion sense, Nicole!

Unfortunately, I felt the need to drop Stitch Fix when they put Karl Lagerfeld in their collection. I think all women should be aware of his awful, offensive thinking:

“No one wants to see curvy women,” Karl Lagerfeld was quoted as saying on the Focus website. “You’ve got fat mothers with their bags of chips sitting in front of the television and saying that thin models are ugly.”

He, and Stitch Fix , are not getting my money!

You’re spectacular in every way!

Amy

Keep the Elan Knit Dress!

Erin

LOOOOOVE the pants! And the shorts! This was good haul. Sorry you couldn’t keep anything 🙁

TheOtherAmy

I HEART the Daisy Duke look. Nicole is my spirit animal.

Jessi

I love your reviews, your confidence and I absolutely LOVE all of your fashion advice. I don’t consider myself to be very fashionable when it comes to clothing…I can decorate a room like no other…but I can never decorate myself. All of your advice I love and I can always picture each and every look you describe perfectly in my head and they always work so well. You have a talent for it and it obviously comes easy to you…I’m not plus sized at all but I read your reviews for the wonderful fashion advice…You have an amazing style, It’s awesome, keep rockin it 🙂 Now I’m off to find some black tights and a blazer……

Nicole Rieder

Jessi, this made my day! See, I have the opposite problem. I can decorate myself, but my house is another issue. Hahaha. I have so many ideas and concepts and can’t create a cohesive vision. We all have different talents right? Have fun finding your blazer and tights! You will look fantastic! 😉

Julie

I love that you actually take the time to style each outfit with shoes and pieces that go together, rather than wearing whatever you have on to save time. Your reviews are so much fun to read.

Nicole Rieder

Awe thanks, Julie! It can take a bit more time and effort, but I really want to make sure the outfits are styled well and are special! I am so glad you enjoy my reviews! It means so much to me! I am trying to get some more done today on this beautiful holiday! It is gorgeous out here, I hope the weather is lovely for you too!

Tessa B

Love your reviews! All of the items look great on you. Would you considering doing what Anna does and stating “keep” or “return” next to each item? 🙂

Nicole Rieder

Awe thanks, Tessa B! I am glad you like my reviews! I generally will say in the review if I do keep the items. I didn’t keep any of these pieces, sad to say! Just couldn’t justify any of them at this time.

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