Dia & Co Subscription Box Review – June 2019


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Dia & Co is a monthly plus-size clothing subscription box that is personally curated for you by a Dia stylist. Upon enrolling with Dia & Co, I filled out an extensive survey asking me about my clothing size/weight/height, price range, and also my style likes and dislikes. Every month my stylist selects five pieces that could be clothes or accessories to try out. If I like them, I have the option of buying them. There is a $20 per month service fee, but the fee can be applied to any purchases I opt to make. A 25% discount is applied if I chose to keep all five pieces too!

The items in my box are chosen personally for me dependent and reflective of my style and price preference, so the package you receive from Dia & Co may be entirely different than mine!

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

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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).

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About Dia & Co

The Subscription Box: Dia & Co

The Cost: $20 styling fee (Pay for whatever items you keep minus the $20 credit)

The Products: 5 plus-size clothing items selected for you based on your Style Profile.

Ships to: U.S. only, shipping is free both ways

Good to Know: Dia & Co will price match! So if you like something and want to keep it, but find it for less somewhere else, Dia & Co will sell the item to you for that price.

Also Good to Know: You can exchange pieces for a different size at no charge!

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Here is that adorable Dia & Co envelope I look forward to seeing every month!

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Also enclosed is this thoughtful message from my month’s stylist, Katie! I gave loads of feedback on last month’s box and my stylist was open to it all! Here she provides some styling tips. Did you read what I read? BETSEY JOHNSON DRESS! Oh, yes! I am so excited to try on the selections from Katie, it isn’t even funny! 

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The other form is an invoice that has a detailed list of the brand, style name, color, size, and price of each item she selected for me along with the grand total after the styling fee and 25% off (if I opt to keep all five items) is applied. My prices aren’t listed, but the total would be $401.50. After the $20 styling fee and 25% is applied my balance for the entire box would be $286.12! The savings would be $115.38 if I did decide to keep everything! That isn’t too shabby! That would be like getting the Betsey Johnson Rosemont dress for free! What a deal!

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Rosemont Chiffon Long Sleeve Dress by Betsey Johnson Size 22 — Retail Value $99

You guys, I am so excited to have received not one, but TWO of the Betsey Johnson x Dia & Co dresses! Ever since I saw the press on these dresses I have been pining away for them! I am a long time Betsey Johnson fan, so I was immensely excited for this line! I absolutely love Betsey’s quirky and eccentric kitsch meets punk meets princess style aesthetic. This dress has such a fantastic retro style that I adore. The blue background with the eye-popping yellow roses is absolutely stunning! The chiffon material is so light and airy, even on terribly humid days I could get away with comfortably wearing this long sleeve dress. I also adore the pussy bow neckline and the ruffles at the sleeves and hem. I styled this gorgeous number with gold sequin geometric dangly earrings and gold glitter jellies to enhance the color palette of this dress. Wear this at the office or on a date with your honey—this number will be a hit wherever you go!

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Tobi Bowtie Top by Leota Size 2x – Retail Value $65

Katie already knows I am a sucker for anything that looks like it could be from the ’60s or ’70s, so of course I love this top! Leota is a brand I became familiar with through my subscription box reviews. What I appreciate about Leota is their dedication to offering pieces that truly accentuate and celebrate the female form. The fabric generally has ample stretch and the cuts of the piece make them fit like a glove. This top is no different and the fit and style is fantastic—something that is true to any Leota piece. I styled this retro top with the Jessica Simpson jeans Katie included for me and the same fierce gold accessories I paired with the Rosemont dress. I also appreciate that this piece will easily translate to fall: pair it with a tan faux-suede mini skirt, black tights, ankle booties, large rimmed hat, and a black faux-leather biker jacket. Also, style this top with black trousers and heels for an office look that slays all year round!

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Roni Ankle Skinny Jean by Jessica Simpson Size 22 – Retail Value $89.50

I typically avoid distressed denim with holes and slits in them, but these pants may be the exception. I am stunned because I often find myself cringing in malls seeing uneven frayed ankles and torn knees. My logic is if I am spending a ton of money for a pair of jeans– allow me to wear them in and/or destroy them on my own in good time. Oh, how things have changed!  I think what I like most is the contradiction of the neat, clean, precise striping on the jeans against the tears and crooked, frayed ankles. It somehow works well together. In addition, these jeans are incredibly comfortable with just enough stretch. They pairs fantastically with the LEOTA top, but will look amazing with a baggy, vintage sleeveless band shirt and sneakers as well.

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Christina ¾ Sleeve Cardigan by Belldini Size 2x — Retail Value $59

When I first unboxed this cardigan, I was unsure of its style. This psychedelic rainbow design marries a Timothy Leary acid trip with Mrs. Roper from Three’s Company’s style very well—but is it me? This cardigan fits more like a kimono or robe on me. On top of it being a roomier piece, it has ample stretch as well. I styled the cardigan with a turquoise bodycon dress and yellow Jackie O’-style sunglasses to pull some of the colors out from the rainbow this item features. This definitely is a seasonal piece; I cannot see this translating into cooler weather months whatsoever. I do like the idea of using this as a cover up too at the beach with two of my favorite poolside accessories: a good book in one hand and a Painkiller cocktail in the other. 

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Sedona Short Sleeve Dress by Betsey Johnson Size 20 – Retail Value $89

Last, but certainly not least, is my favorite item; the pièce de résistance of this month’s selections: the Sedona dress by Betsey Johnson. This dress was the item I was hoping to get the most out of items I push pinned on the Dia & Co site! I know Betsey and I aren’t buds, but this is such a dream dress and feels tailored to me! I adore the vintage floral pattern in pinks and blues with green and white accents against the red background; it is absolutely gorgeous. The fabric has lots of stretch and the cut is perfect. I love a good mini dress, but this one is long enough that I can wear it to the office without being sent to HR for breaking dress code! I tried to amp the eccentric, yet hip quality of Betsey’s designs by pairing this piece with green and white dice earrings and leopard print chunky low heeled platforms. Just add a faux-leather biker jacket or dark denim jean jacket on chillier nights and you are set! Hit up a rock’n’roll show, a museum opening, or brunch: you will be ready for it all in this dress!

Verdict: Holy smokes! This month’s box was one of the best I received in a while from Dia & Co! My stylist, Katie, came through in a big way by including not just one Betsey Johnson in my saved favorites, but TWO dresses I am obsessed with! The Leota top was a thoughtful selection and truly fits my vintage ’60s and ’70s inspired style as well. The Jessica Simpson jeans were an item I was not expecting to love, but I do. The only item I was remotely on the fence about was the Christina cardigan, but even that item is slowly growing on me. All in all, the June box was a success! I contribute this to my fantastic stylist, Katie, and her attention to detail and openness to my feedback. She mentioned in her note referencing my Pinterest link I sent her along with the saved items I selected in the Dia & Co shop as well! If you weren’t aware, Dia & Co now offers a SHOP NOW option that allows you to select three of the five items in your month’s box! This allows you to get an even more thoughtful and personalized Dia & Co box than ever before! I absolutely love these options and if you subscribe to Dia & Co—definitely take advantage of them! If you aren’t subscribed to Dia & Co: what are you waiting for?

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Dia & Co 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 has a $20 styling fee and includes free shipping and returns. The total retail value of the items inside is $401.50. 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 styling fee for the box would also be applied to the purchase, meaning I’d end up spending $286.12 for the whole box. Ultimately, that is nearly a 30% discount.

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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!

Posted in Clothing Subscription Boxes, Dia & Co Reviews, Plus Size Clothing Subscriptions, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women| Tags: dia & co | 22 comments

22 Comments

  1. I got the Roni jeans (with a lemon print) in my Dia box a few weeks back, and the sizing was so off! I ordered an 18 despite fitting into a 16 in the other jeans I’ve gotten from Dia, and i couldn’t get the Jessica Simpson jeans over my hips!

  2. Wow! I don’t want Dia & Co, but I want those Roni jeans and Sedona dress. Is there a reason things like that are found in the box but can’t be found for sale online?

    • Emmy, the dresses are an exclusive collab with Dia & Co. If you sign up for the service you can request the dresses be included in your box. You are able to request up to three items. Hope this helps!

  3. This is my favourite box for you ever! I love reading your reviews, because I swear we have the exact same figure. Our styles are a little different, so seeing the way you style things is always a little fun. I loooove the second outfit on you with the Jessica Simpson jeans, and the cardi. I’m off too google!

    • Awe thank you, Tara! I am glad that my reviews show you different style options! If you ever decide to sign up for Dia and Co, you can reference this review and select up to three items in your box for your stylist to send you! You might really enjoy the service– I know I do! 😁

  4. I adore the first dress on you. I love Betsey.

    • Thanks, Caligirl!

  5. Both of those Bestey Johnson dresses are life! You look gorgeous in everything sent!

    • Thanks, Theresa! I was really enjoying the selections too! Especially the Bestey dresses!

  6. Nicole your reviews are spot on. That red dress is stunning, makes me wish i was heavier so it would fit me. It will get better if just hang on. If all else fails, write morereviews. We love you.

    • Hey Adeline! That was not me that said I was depressed, but I appreciate the kind words! It touches me you appreciate my reviews! I am coming off of vacation and that is a bummer, but I am a-okay! I hope the other Nicole is okay though!

  7. Oh, Nicole, where have you been??? I have so missed seeing your reviews. They are the absolute BEST and really the ones I look forward to seeing the most. Your style is unique and beautiful and you really inspire me! Feel better soon!!

    • I agree! I have so missed reading yours (and Anna Reilly’s) reviews! Love your sense of humor and spunk! Your absence has definitely been noted 🤗

    • LuAnne Dupon, that wasn’t me that said I was depressed. I am actually doing alright, but I appreciate the concern. Life has been a bit busy, I just came back from vacation. So, I hope to have more reviews in soon! What you said means a lot, though! I am glad you enjoy my reviews so much and that they inspire you!!! ❤❤❤

  8. I’m so depressed this week 🙁 :/

    • Oh Nicole, I’m so sorry you are feeling depressed. Please know that so many people on this site absolutely adore you, and look forward to your wonderful reviews. You are so young and beautiful, I hope your spirits are lifted soon. I wish I was there to help, you are loved and admired by so many of us! Keep the faith hun.

      • Thank you so much, Jan! This is Nicole that wrote the review. I did not post the comment about being depressed, but am concerned for the other Nicole! I hope she is okay! What you said though does mean a lot! I am actually coming back from vacation and hope to have some more reviews in soon!

    • If you are the Nicole that reviews girl your confidence is inspiring sorry you are feeling down.

      • Awe Kristin, that was not me that made that comment, but what you said still means a lot to me!

    • Having suffered from depression for many years, I wish you the best! You are an amazing person! You are rocking those outfits and I hope you know you are beautiful inside and out!

      • Alexis, thank you! That wasn’t me, Nicole that writes the reviews, but I feel for the other Nicole just the same too since I have dealt with depression in the past. I so appreciate the kind words. And I hope other Nicole knows we all support her and wish her well too!

    • Nicole, I am so sorry to hear that you are depressed this week. The best thing is it is the end of the week and there are opportunities for a great new week ahead. Hang in there. I hope you are doing alright!

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