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Stitch Fix Plus Size Clothing Review – January 2020

Stitch Fix is a personal styling service. When you sign up you take a pretty in-depth survey of your sizes, your style, and pricing preferences. After choosing when you’d like to receive your delivery, your stylist handpicks 5 items based on your preferences. The fee for this service is $20, and that includes free shipping and free returns. And 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 Fix. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we conduct reviews.)

About Stitch Fix

The Personal Styling Service: Stitch Fix

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

The Products: 5 clothing and accessory items selected for you based on your Style Profile.

Ships to: The US and the UK 

Good to Know: In addition to Women’s and Men’s options, Stitch Fix launched Stitch Fix Kids! Check out our reviews to learn more.

Also Good to Know: Stitch Fix is an ad hoc styling service, meaning you can schedule Fixes automatically or order them whenever you’d like—there’s no subscription required.

Stitch Fix Plus Size Clothing January 2020 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 $235.71 after all the discounts if I opt to keep everything—which is a $105.24 total savings! That is like getting the Eloquii Thelma dress for free!

As always, I received this handy sheet with a note from this month’s stylist, Nicole! What a beautiful name, am I right? She includes some helpful styling tips for a few of the pieces and reasons for why she selected them for me. This month she states she sought out some more vintage-inspired pieces to align with my retro style. I am excited to see what she sent me!

 

Cessie Collared Knit Dress by Brina & Em, Size 2x — Retail Value $64

I live in striped dresses all year round. This dress actually reminds me of two I have that I wear all summer long to work. They are comfortable, stretchy, and easy to toss on when running late in the morning (which is more often for me than not–whoops!). This piece is one you can wear running errands with comfy sneakers, at the office with tan Oxford mules and a jean jacket, or for a Sunday brunch with bedazzled sandals in the spring! The fabric has ample stretch and is light enough to be worn in warmer weather, but heavy enough to be comfortable in the winter as a layering piece. Imagine this with black tights, booties, and a yellow sweater over top for the collar to peak out and pop out against. $64 may seem steep until you think of all the use you will get from a staple piece like this one!

 

Romain V-Neck Blouse by Collective Concepts, Size 2x — Retail Value $48

Here is another ideal piece to wear at work! This blouse is a cornflower blue in pics, but has more of a teal hue in person. This blouse is rather lightweight with limited stretch making it another versatile piece that can be worn all year round. I styled it with the City Chic pants that my stylist, Nicole, sent me but picture how cute this would look with all black pieces like tights, booties, a mini skirt, and a faux leather moto jacket. What a chic look! You could also style this top with high waist skinny leg jeans and eggshell colored booties a stylish, yet comfortable office look.

 

Oscar Wide Leg Pant by City Chic, Size 22W — Retail Value $85

I am always open to wide leg pants, but I tend to feel that they make my short legs look even more compacted. I do prefer wearing tops with these pants tucked in– not only to elongate my legs and shorten my torso/define my waist, but also to show off the adorable ruffle detail on the waistline. That particular feature makes these otherwise traditional wide leg trousers a bit more extraordinary. The fabric has some stretch, but the fit is perfect so there is no need for more than what is provided. City Chic is a plus-size brand that deserves to be commended for their killer styles and flattering cuts and fit; they really knock it out of the park on a regular basis. These pants will become a staple in your work wardrobe, but you could easily wear them out on the town with your favorite vintage band shirt and low top chucks to see a band or with heels and a low neck top for a date.

 

Thelma Printed Slip Woven Dress by Eloquii, Size 20W — Retail Value $99.95

Eloquii is by far one of my all-time favorite brands–their styles are unique and their fit and sizing is spot on. That being said, I was rather pleased to see another one of their pieces included in this month’s selections. I am not a fan of spaghetti strap tops or slip dresses necessarily, but for Eloquii I will be open minded! The mixed contrasting colors and patterns are reminiscent of styles I perused at Hills department store in the ’80s, but the style and cut of this dress is all modern. Though it is still winter and rather chilly, one can still wear this slip dress in the colder months. I layered it with my faux leather biker jacket, but this would have shined with a white T-shirt underneath or a black turtleneck, tights, and Doc Marten lace-up boots for a refined spin on ’90s grunge style of yore! Top off with your favorite round Jackie O sunglasses and a Blossom flower-adorned bucket hat and you could be on the cover of Sassy magazine!

 

Richie Asymmetrical Clutch by Urban Expressions in Dark Pink — Retail Value $44

Finally, we have this raspberry clutch. I rarely gravitate towards shades of fuchsia and berry pinks, but I love the style of this bag. It is incredibly secure, for one. The folding flap has a zipper so you can store items in it, and the magnetic clasps on this bag are immensely firm. I have bags where the magnetic clasps are flimsy at best, so I appreciate this feature. The bag includes a gold chain strap as well if you want to wear it as a crossbody or shoulder bag.

The Verdict: This month’s Stitch Fix was filled with lots of office-friendly pieces. The pieces selected were cute, but my style even at the office is a tad more daring and less conservative. The most versatile items and the best values in this month’s box definitely would be the Brina & Em dress and the City Chic wide leg pants. The best way to determine value is to think of a variety of ways an item can be styled and that is why I love the letter Stitch Fix sends with styling inspiration. I did like the pieces selected, but I think next month I am going to try something new. Instead of relying directly on my Pinterest (which I strongly suggest anyone create if you are a subscribing to a styling service like Stitch Fix), I am going to ask my stylist, Nicole, to send me an outfit reminiscent of one of my style icons. That is the fun part about Stitch Fix– I can provide feedback to my stylist and they can apply that to sending me a whole new outfit right to my front door! No need for the mall or hunting down pieces online– my stylist does it for me! I am excited to work with my stylist on my next box– I can’t wait to see what I get in the next box, can you?

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get these pieces if you sign up today? Stitch Fix curates its Fixes 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 personal styling service has a $20 styling fee with free shipping and returns. The total retail value of the items inside is $340.95. 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 $235.71 for the whole box. Ultimately, that’s roughly a 31% discount!

Check out all of our Stitch Fix reviews along with the best personal styling services for women as voted by our readers!

What do you think of Stitch Fix‘s offering for plus sizes? Have you tried it yet?

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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!

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Comments (12)

  1. I really love that biker jacket that you have on in your photos. I would love to know where you scored that. I am plus size myself and have never found one that looks great on me and I would really love one that fit and looked amazing like yours does. I would love to know what brand it is and where you purchased it. Currently I really only shop at Lane Bryant and have not been able to find one there either.

  2. That last dress is so awesome! Your description of how to 90s grunge it up works for these weirdly 90s nostalgic days, and you should probably rock it so the youths know how its done.

    • “The youths” 😂😂😂

    • Jamie, right? I feel like my parents must have when I was a teen in the 90s obsessing over all that was 60s and 70s! Haha. Now what I grew up with is vintage! So surreal, but neat.

    • I shall do my best though!

  3. Yay, another Nicole review! I loved the styling suggestions and Sassy reference for that dress!

    • Sassy reference had me smiling! I had every copy from their first three years and still regret getting rid of them. That dress is awesome!

    • Thanks, Claudia. I used to have a subscription to Sassy and had a ton of the magazines. I love them in moves and I am still devastated.

  4. You always look adorable in everything. Love the ruffle waist detail on those pants!

    • Thanks, Susan! Isn’t that a fun detail?

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