The Ms. Collection Clothing Rental Box Review + Coupon – August 2018
The Ms. Collection is a monthly clothing rental subscription for women. Your stylist puts a pack together based on your style profile and you keep it for as long as you like. When you are done wearing those pieces you send them back in the included pre-paid envelope. You have the option of buying any item at a special member discount price just in case you can’t bear to part with it.
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This is the review for The Ms. Collection Premium Once a Month plan, which sends 4 items for $69 per month (plus free shipping).
Each pack will include pieces of quality, designer, casual and business clothing for your everyday look. When you sign up, you answer questions about your style (size, colors, patterns, clothing type, etc.). An actual stylist puts your pack together so, even though your pieces are a surprise, they should work for you. You can leave feedback for your stylist to help make your next pack even better.
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
About The Ms. Collection
The Subscription Box: The Ms. Collection, Premium Once A Month
- Standard Once a Month – Three items in each pack – $59/mo
- Premium Once a Month – Four items in each pack – $69/mo
- Standard Unlimited – Three items in each pack – $79/mo
- Premium Unlimited – Four items in each pack – $89/mo
COUPON: Use code styleaddiction20 to save 20% off your first month!
The Products: Apparel and accessories based on your style preferences. Get as many packs as you want per month with the Unlimited plans.
Good to know: You can purchase any of the pieces you want for a special member price. Just keep what you want and you will be billed for the item when your pack return is processed.
Ships to: the United States, including Hawaii, Alaska, the US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Guam for free.
The Ms. Collection Premium Once a Month Plan August 2018 Review
My stylist and I communicated a bit before she sent my pack. I hadn’t marked skirts as an item I typically wore, but she thought she had one that would work well for me. I told her to go for it! After all, expanding my style is the point of having a stylist help me. So, I received a dress, a skirt, and two shirts to pair with the skirt.
The info card includes some instructions for the pack, a handwritten note from my stylist, and the retail value and member price.
Karen Kane Envelope Sleeve To, Pink, S – Retail Price $89, Member Price $71.20
The first top that I wore was this bright pink, tulip hem top. The front panels overlap and each has a curved hem, which reflects the cut of the sleeves. Kortney, my stylist, decided to size down for this top, which was a great call. The way it’s cut gives the chiffon fabric lots of flowy movement but could easily swallow me up. To get some shape back, I tried tucking it into the skirt and really like the look. The neckline is a flattering, but not too deep, v-neck cut and the color is beautiful.
Sanctuary Cold Shoulder Top in Black, M – Retail Price $69, Member Price $55.20
Here’s the second top meant to pair with the skirt. I knew I’d like this one right away! It’s a cold shoulder top and the straps are thick enough to hide my bra and to balance my broad shoulders. The fabric is a viscose/rayon blend and is like a thick, matte chiffon. It’s fully lined with another black chiffon layer, so no show-through. The flutter sleeves are a cute touch. I left this top untucked since it is a bit shorter than the other top and has a fluttery cut that contrasts well with the fitted style of the skirt.
Esqualo High Waisted Skirt in Black/White Stripe, 8 – Retail Price $69, Member Price $62.10
So here’s the skirt that Kortney thought would work out well for me. And I think it did! I like the fitted, structured look and that it is high-waisted. It really helps to hold everything in and smooth out my silhouette. It’s cotton with 2% spandex, so it has some give, and is fully lined. I think the length is perfect for me since it is so fitted. I’m kind of excited to try the high-waist skirt/tucked in top look more often now.
Gentle Fawn Sleeveless Dress, M – Retail Price $99, Member Price $79.20
My last item this month was this summery dress. The fabric is a very thin, light navy, rayon with a pink rose pattern. I stayed cool since there is no lining but I slid on a pair of compression shorts to prevent any show through.
The waist has a drawstring so it can be cinched to create more shape.
Ah, buttons…I like the idea of this high neckline but there is gaping when I button it up. I usually have to undo a few to make some room in the bust area. It works here and I like that I don’t have to go too low.
Here’s how I wore this dress most of the time. I prefer to layer on a jacket when I wear sleeveless dresses to bring some balance to my top half.
Each pack includes a pre-paid return envelope. When you are done with your pieces, just pop them in here and drop it off at the post office. The Ms. Collection will process your return and get a new pack out to you within a few days. (If you are purchasing anything, just leave them out of your return package.)
A note about cleaning: You don’t have to clean the pieces before sending them back. The Ms. Collection has everything cleaned once the pieces are returned. I didn’t notice any smell (including fragranced detergent which is good for those with sensitive skin), stains, or signs of wear. Actually, everything was in perfect condition!
The Verdict: I thoroughly enjoyed my pack this month! I appreciate Kortney reaching out to ask me about a style that she wasn’t sure I’d like. Sometimes I need someone to push me a little, and I ended up finding a new way to style myself. Everything was well-made, clean, and in great condition. You wouldn’t be able to tell these are rental items by looking at them. A big draw for me, besides the stylists’ help, is that I get to wear and play around with styles and clothing that I wouldn’t be able to buy for retail price. And, I don’t have to worry about getting tired of anything. The total retail value of this pack was $326.00 and for a price of $69 with free shipping, I’m happy!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? The Ms. Collection picks clothing for you based on your style preferences so your pack will be different than mine. Sign up and see what they choose for you!
Coupon – Use code styleaddiction20 to save 20% off your first month!
Value Breakdown: Since this is a clothing rental service, the value really comes from being able to change up and try new looks every month. I also get a chance to wear high-quality brands that I wouldn’t be able to spend this kind of money on often. There is always the option to buy an item for a discounted price if you love it. Basically here is what I paid to rent each item for the month (based on retail price):
- Karen Kane Top – $18.84
- Sanctuary Top – $14.60
- Esqualo Skirt – $14.60
- Gentle Fawn Dress – $20.95
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