Elizabeth & Clarke is a women’s clothing subscription box all about polished, cute tops. They began with the mission of perfecting and extrapolating on the idea of the plain white shirt—though you'll now find pops of classic colors in their designs, the company is still dedicated to creating stylish essentials that are versatile, high-quality, and affordable. Sizes 00-18 are available.
Elizabeth & Clarke only designs a limited amount of new tees, blouses, sweaters, and tops each season, so they can keep the prices very reasonable. Each season, you get to preview the tops and pick your favorites. There are usually three new tops and a few classic styles that return from collection to collection. They also offer an "Unstainable" collection, which is just what it sounds like—crisp tops made specifically to resist stains from all sorts of spills (including wine)!
Each season, you can pick the tops you'd like to receive from the seasonal Collection, the Unstainable collection, or from or The Archive (which features shirts from past collections). Or, you leave it up to the folks at Elizabeth & Clarke to decide for you. If a size or style isn't quite right, you can always exchange or return the item. Returns and exchanges are free in the U.S.
This review is of the 3-Shirt Plan for $120.00/quarter.
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About Elizabeth & Clarke Shirt Subscription Box
The Subscription Box: Elizabeth & Clarke
The Cost: $60 for one shirt, $100 for two shirts ($50 per shirt), or $120 for three shirts ($40 per shirt), which are delivered once a season (once every three months). Shipping, returns, and exchanges are free in the US.
ACTIVE DEAL: Save 10% off your first box!
The Products: Essential, versatile shirts, sweaters, blouses, and other tops with on-trend silhouettes and detailing (many of which are stain-resistant and even machine washable). Available in sizes 00-18.
Good to Know: Elizabeth & Clarke also offers a suiting subscription which sends you 1-3 suit separates twice a year. You can check it out here.
Ships to: Free shipping, returns, and exchanges in the US. Shipping to Canada is $15, and international shipping incurs a $25 shipping surcharge.
Elizabeth & Clarke Summer 2019 Shirt Collection Review
This season, Elizabeth & Clarke introduced 3 new shirt styles in bold colors and with interesting details. All three styles are Unstainable styles, machine-washable, and dryer-safe! I highly recommend checking out the pages for each top and seeing how they style them in different ways.
Here's the invoice for my shirts this season. I'm usually a medium in tops but my 34D bra size can make finding the right size tricky, especially in blouses. I have an hourglass shape and I'm 5'6". Since I wasn't sure what size to pick when I subscribed, I emailed customer service for help. They asked for my measurements (and gave some handy instructions on how to correctly measure) and we ended up going with a size 10 in E&C sizes.
Each shirt comes neatly folded and sealed in its own bag.
The Unstainable Maxwell, Size 10
This silky top looks almost black in photos but it's a beautiful shade of deep navy. The super-soft material is 100% Vegan Silk* and completely opaque. On me, it has more of a boxy fit but the details like the curved hem and mandarin collar keep it feminine. I love that the sleeves are convertible and have tabs to keep them in place when rolled up. And how great is the extra button at the bust to prevent gaping! This will be a staple piece once the weather starts to cool off a bit since it looks great worn untucked over fitted pants or tucked into a high waisted skirt.
The Unstainable Harper, Size 10
I love, love, love the sapphire blue shade of this sleeveless wrap top! Vegan Silk* makes an appearance again and gives the top a slight sheen that brings out the color. The construction is beautiful and all of the seams have a clean finish and are double layered for structure. The bust area of this top is a true wrap – with a gap snap to prevent bra peekage – and attaches at the waist where a matching sash can be tied to create a waistline. I'm a big fan of the arm openings being the right size to be comfortable and also keep me covered.
The Unstainable Whitney, Size 10
My third top this season is more casual and a lot less structured, but no less beautiful. The Whitney is asymmetrical and flowy with a grey ombre print that pairs perfectly with jeans or pants of any color. The fabric is 95% poly/5% spandex, opaque, and wrinkle resistant. I love that it feels thick without being hot and doesn't cling to my body.
A note about quality: I'm always impressed with the quality of construction and attention to detail that Elizabeth & Clarke uses for each style. I love that the seams are finished and neat, easily stretched areas are reinforced, and that hidden zippers are actually hidden. It may sound super picky, but these are all things that contribute to a great fit and longevity in clothing.
Each shirt comes with a detailed care tag that gives you instructions on how to keep your shirt clean and keep the Unstainable treatment in tip-top shape. It's pretty incredible to watch liquids just roll off of the fabric!
*A note about Vegan Silk from E&C: “Our Vegan Silk® is made with a natural, plant-derived cellulose called Lyocell. We blend in 15% microfiber poly to provide durability, resist wrinkles, and make garments washer and dryer-safe, even at high temperatures. We also blend in 3% high-tenacity elastane to provide stretch. From there, we use a technique called mercerization to give the surface a lustrous look and backed the fabric with satin for a silky-soft feel. Finally, we treat the fabric with our Unstainable® finish!”
The Verdict: I can't say enough about how impressed I am with my summer top collection from Elizabeth & Clarke. Each style is versatile, beautiful, and easy-to-wear. Not to mention easy to take care of! Each shirt in this collection is machine-washable, dryer-safe, and Unstainable with care instructions right on the tags. I think I'm most impressed with how well-constructed the styles are and with all of the nifty details like gap snaps and thoughtful button placement. Customer service is super helpful with answering any questions or helping you to find the right sizing too. So, if you are looking to expand your wardrobe with pieces that can be styled for work or play, are low maintenance, and often include bold, funky details, Elizabeth & Clarke is worth checking out.
To Wrap Up
ACTIVE DEAL: Save 10% off your first box!
Value Breakdown: This box costs $120.00, which means each shirt costs $40.00.
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What do you think about these Summer 2019 picks from Elizabeth & Clarke?