Wantable Style Edit Subscription Box Review – November 2018
Wantable Style Edit has been a major player in the subscription styling service market for years now, and I have been really enjoying their plus size styling service! In addition to Wantable Style Edit for Women, Wantable also offers Women and Men’s Fitness boxes.
This review is of the Wantable Fitness Edit, $20 a month, box.
This box was sent to us at no cost to review (Check out our review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
About Wantable Style Edit
The Subscription Box: Wantable Style Edit
The Cost: $20 styling fee per month, plus the cost of whatever you decide to keep. The styling fee is deducted from your purchase. You save 20% off everything if you keep the entire shipment!
The Products: 5-7 apparel items handpicked to meet your price, style, and size preferences
Ships to: U.S. only for free (both directions!)
Wantable Style Edit November 2018 Review
When I signed up for this service, I took a pretty lengthy quiz in which I indicated my price, size and style preferences. I would expect what I receive to be reflective of my tastes, and for these boxes to vary quite a bit from subscriber to subscriber. There is also a note from my stylist, Scott. It explains why he chose the items he picked for me.
This is the invoice of the items they sent me this month. On the right, it shows my cost to keep each item. The total comes to $488. If I keep everything, I get 20% off, plus I get my $20 styling fee deducted. That means a potential discount of $117.60. That’s a deep discount!
Mixed Media Sweater by Design History – Cost to Keep $88
I really like the color of this sweater, it’s such a beautiful, deep green! It is also a nice quality sweater, comprised of a cotton knit blend on the top and a crisp cotton faux under layer at the hem. Otherwise, though, this sweater is not for me. I have an aversion to things you might label “preppy” – it’s just not my personal style. I also prefer more of an open neckline.
Compression Jegging by Curve Appeal – Cost to Keep $68
Compression is understating it! I’m not gonna lie, I could barely breathe in these! I guess they run small? With jeggings, I expect them to be a little less giving than leggings, but they should still have lots of stretch. These do not really have much stretch, which I guess is what makes them compression. It’s cool, though, I am not really in the market for green jeggings anyway.
Crew Neck Dolman Top by W. by Wantable – Cost to Keep $59
I guess I need to contact my stylist and tell him to make a note to stop sending me dolman style tops. This one is a really pretty color of deep teal, made of a super soft cotton jersey knit. But, dolman tops are just the wrong shape for me. The area from my waist to my thighs is my most problematic, so having a top that fits tightly there does not work for me. I love the way a dolman looks on a person who has the right shape for it, but unfortunately, I am just not one of those people.
Alissa Denim Jacket by Dear John – Cost to Keep $78
This is a nice quality denim jacket! Especially for the price! It is a great color and cut, too. I already have about four denim jackets, though, so I don’t really need another one right now.
Knit Top With Stripe Ribbing by Love & Legend – Cost to Keep $59
I always try to stay positive about my reviews and to understand why something might have been chosen for me, and I always try everything whether I think it will work or not. Having said that, this might be my least favorite garment I have ever received in a subscription box! The style (again, “preppy”) with the red and white stripes is not my thing at all. It is too long also, and although I am short and have short legs, I am long waisted, so tops that are too long are not okay. It’s also ribbed, so it’s not so much that it’s too tight, it’s just too clingy. Additionally, the sleeves are too long and the overall cut is just really wrong for me. Let’s move on.
Raglan Sleeve Color Block Pullover by Fate – Cost to Keep $68
Now, THIS I Like! The cut is flattering, and the neutral colors will go with anything. And it’s not too preppy, even for colorblocked. It’s a super soft acrylic blend, and it has that warm and fuzzy feeling. It is also really comfortable.
Compression Jegging by Curve Appeal – Cost to Keep $68
These are the exact same jeggings as above except in a different color. Oddly, these fit a little better, but they are still not ideal.
The Verdict: I really usually love my Wantable Style Edit! Having said that, this was not my favorite month. in fact, it was maybe my least favorite package from Wantable Style Edit. The only thing I am keeping is the gray sweater. Everything else was a miss for me. So, I went to the website and made extensive notes on why I am returning everything else, along with some notes to my stylist about what I would like to see in future packages. Next month’s review will speak to how well those notes were received because I feel like the stylist’s ability to interpret the subscriber’s wishes/needs is a huge part of a styling service. Here’s hoping next month is better!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Wantable 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 $20.00 with free shipping and returns. The total retail value of the items inside was $488.00. The cost of each item is listed alongside it above, but if I choose to keep at least 5 items, I get a 20% discount. The $20.00 cost of the box would also be applied to the purchase, meaning I’d end up spending $370.40 for the whole box. Ultimately, that’s a savings of about 24%. The average price per piece is $69.71.
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What do you think of Wantable Style Edit? What did you receive in your box this month?