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I Asked Stitch Fix for a Kate Middleton Makeover — Did They Deliver?

Brandi Dowell
ByBrandi DowellApr 4, 2020 | 34 comments

Stitch Fix
3.5 overall rating
255 Ratings | 56 Reviews

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! Speaking of preferences, I challenged my stylist to match me with pieces reflective of Kate Middleton’s style for this month’s review. Read on for more!

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 Styling Service: Stitch Fix

The Cost: $20 styling fee (pay for whatever 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: 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.

Also 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.

My Stitch Fix Kate Middleton Style Makeover


This month we received this little card highlighting their new “shop” feature which suggests new clothing and accessories that will pair with pieces you have previously purchased. This, in addition to the new feature where you can buy items you previously purchased but in different colors, are such great options!

This is my invoice which provides specifics on the brand, size, and price of each item. They also give instructions at the bottom for how to check out and either purchase or return your items. My total came to $262.00, but with the 25% off (which they take off BEFORE deducting the $20!) and the $20 credit, my total drops down to $176.50. That’s a savings of $85.50 on these items.


Your stylist will also include a style sheet with some tips on how to wear the pieces in your Fix. They even include ideas for accessories which I find incredibly helpful! There is also a note from my stylist, Kacey, who has done a great job of matching my style so far. I have been doing these reviews for a while now and if you are able to find a stylist who listens to your feedback, it can be such a great experience and you’ll find that the items will suit your personal style while also bringing you just a bit outside your comfort zone, which can be fun! That being said, this month I went in a different direction and provided some style inspiration that I hoped my stylist could match! 

My Style Inspiration: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge


When trying to figure out whose style inspires me, I couldn’t think of anyone who consistently wowed me with their wardrobe until I remembered how many times I’ve seen a photo of Kate Middleton and thought how lovely and classy she looks. She always looks poised and elegant, which makes sense, considering she is a Duchess.


Her modest clothing choices are simple but beautiful and she has the well-dressed mom look down, whether she is in a gorgeous tea-length, belted dress or going for a more casual ensemble. I would love to look this put-together on a daily basis! Even on my best day though (you know, the ones where I actually style my hair), I am not sure I have many pieces in my wardrobe that would help provide this level of sophistication to my look. I decided to ask my stylist for a little help and I provided these inspiring photos to her via my Pinterest page. Let’s see if she was able to deliver!


Meesha Faux Wrap Knit Dress by Kaileigh, Size L – Cost to Keep $54.00

This wrap dress is listed as navy, but looks black to my eyes because it is so dark! I thought this dress with a classic silhouette and simple white polka dots was a great choice from my stylist. Although, I do think that the lower cut of the faux wrap and the shorter length of the hem are not quite as modest as what Kate might wear. The material of this dress was stretchy, soft and comfortable and it actually had a bit of layering in the skirt that made it feel more luxe. While it may not be modest enough for a Duchess, I think it is a great dress to have in my closet for a more formal occasion.


Diana Keyhole Detail Dress by 41 Hawthorn, Size L – Cost to Keep $74.00

I love the colors in this dress and for some reason, this blush color does remind me of Kate Middleton. This dress is so nicely made with heavy layers of fabric and a cute keyhole cutout at the neckline. While the dress itself is very modest, the length is a bit too short for my frame and the straight silhouette is not too flattering on me either. I’m sure that with a belt, it would look great, but any further gathering of the fabric would be much too short for me to wear it comfortably. I really want this dress to work out because it is so pretty, but I’m not sure I’m comfortable with the length, although now I am thinking that maybe I could pair it with some tights and make it work.


Reece Mixed Material Foil Print Top by Papermoon, Size M – Cost to Keep $38.00

This top reminds me a lot of the top I received last month, but I like this one so much better! I love the coppery, rose-gold color of the foil details and the back is a soft jersey-type material. This cut of the sleeves on this top makes me want to tone up my arms because this top would be a great way to showcase them. I paired this with dark jeans and boots, but I’m not sure that is the best look for this top. Flats would probably have been a better choice! I’m 50/50 on keeping this one, and I do think that Kate could pull this one off flawlessly, probably with a cute blazer!


Ameya Brushed Knit Top by PINK CLOVER, Size M – Cost to Keep $38.00

This top is so soft and again we have that gorgeous blush color! I think it is a great sweater fitting of Kate’s more casual looks. This is also very fitting of my own style, so this item was the first one I knew I would be keeping! It’s so comfortable and I think it’s really cute. I’m also happy that the stripes work out with my body because sometimes horizontal stripes can be so unflattering. This time, I think it works (please tell me it works, because I want to keep this one! haha). I love that it’s stylish but also casual enough to wear with my Toms for ultimate comfort!


Parscarelli Feather Fleece Tunic Pullover by Threads for Thought, Size M – Cost to Keep $58.00

I love this long tunic and do you see how soft that material is inside? This basic black tunic is so cute, and the criss-cross hem adds just a bit of style to it. I think this matches Kate’s casual style well and I tried to amp it up by pairing it with some tall riding boots. This is very comfortable and warm, and it has the fun thumbhole detail on the sleeve.

The Verdict: I was so eager to see what my stylist would do with my request this month since I tried something a little different. I was very pleased with the way she took my request and found pieces that I really do think would fit well within Kate Middleton’s style! I actually loved all of the pieces and found them to be sophisticated and classy. What do you think of these outfits? Did my stylist nail it? I’d love to branch out and try some new styles, so tell me what you’d like to see in my next Fix! I am open to suggestions, especially since someone else will pick it out for me and ship everything right to my door for me to try on in the comfort of my own home! Perks of this service, for sure, and well worth the $20 styling fee!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this Fix 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! Come up with your own celebrity inspiration for a bit more excitement!

Value Breakdown: This styling service costs $20 with free shipping and returns. The total retail value of the items inside is $262.00. The invoice lists the cost of each item next to it, but if I keep all 5 items, then I get a 25% discount. The $20 styling fee for the Fix is applied to the purchase no matter how many items you keep, and in this case, it would bring the total down to $176.50. That’s a discount of around 33% for these items.

Check out all of our Stitch Fix reviews and more personal stylist services!

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Brandi Dowell
Brandi Dowell
Brandi has loved the idea of subscription boxes since joining Birchbox in 2013. Now that she’s a mother of 3, she loves finding unique boxes to educate and entertain her kids while enjoying some more pampering boxes for herself. Her favorites these days are Lillypost, KiwiCo boxes & Wicked Good Perfume!

Brandi Dowell
Brandi Dowell
Brandi has loved the idea of subscription boxes since joining Birchbox in 2013. Now that she’s a mother of 3, she loves finding unique boxes to educate and entertain her kids while enjoying some more pampering boxes for herself. Her favorites these days are Lillypost, KiwiCo boxes & Wicked Good Perfume!
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Maybe a little late chiming in here… The dress styles and the striped sweater look fabulous. I think Kate’s style is a bit more conservative, so for pants, rather than form-fitting pants, I’d suggests pants that are not form-fitting with a flare at the bottom.


You are so lucky! I asked Stitch Fix to send me an all black box to style with my moto jacket and boots and they sent me a box of brightly colored tanks tops instead. In October. I tried for two more months after that before I got one black sweater, then cancelled.

Anna L

I love all of these looks. I wish that dress and that gold top was a little longer though. I have to wear undershirts beneath most of the tops I’ve gotten from Stitch Fix. Im not a particularly conservative dresser, but I don’t like tops that ride up or expose my midsection. But overall these pieces are definately my style.


I think the stylist did a fantastic job! The outfits are all classy, stylish, and flatter your figure!


At least they did not send you the red dress with white lace collar the exact remake of the dress worn in the movie Rosemary’s baby she wore that when she presented her new baby things that make me go hum ?


Kate Middleton wouldn’t be caught dead in these outfits. Brandi looks beautiful as always but these clothes just do nothing for you.


I’m sorry, but the only thing “Kate Middleton” is your hair (good hair, by the way). I may be the only person who finds everything, except the Parscarelli Tunic, frumpy. The hemlines are too high, and the styles are bland. Kate dresses exceptionally conservatively, but there is a snazzy method to her safe style. C for effort; F for execution; A+ for your hair.

Amanda P

Totally agree, Kate’s style is classy and timeless because she follows royal dress requirements – hemline below knee is one of them. Muted patterns and colors and a preference for skirts/dresses over pants are lesser cues which Stitchfix probably aimed for but couldn’t hit. Really what this shows me is that Stitchfix is either a little lazy or they have limited styles available outside of trending fast fashion (ie the opposite of classic style). I’d love to see this same challenge handed to Trunk Club! They’re more expensive but have more classic styles available. And then a rematch with a trendier celeb which might favor Stitchfix more. Showdown!!!


Why was this posted again? That’s really odd, I do think you look good in the pieces but it doesn’t scream Kate Middleton to me. The stylist didn’t really nail this request in my opinion and it wouldn’t have been to hard to do so. Maybe they just didn’t have any pieces available, that’s always been a problem though with Stitch Fix, they seem to send some of the most random clothing items sometimes.


Yeah, I tried them once and didn’t keep a single item. I asked for work appropriate summer tops in natural fabrics. I specified that I am a teacher so am up on my feet all day and need to be able to reach above my head and move around without worrying about exposing anything. I also stated that I needed to be able to be cool and comfortable as the buildings can tend to be warm (hence the natural fabrics).

My “stylist” sent me tops in thick, synthetic materials. Many of them were not necessarily cropped but on the shorter side. One of the tops was button front, but there was a gap up the front between the buttons, and another one was a long sleeved sweater. Like, she read that I wanted tops and just stopped there.


Cute review idea!


I think the first and last look are Kate Middleton-ish. Fun idea!


Lovely review, but I agree that Kate wouldn’t wear many above the knee dresses. I see her in a lot of long or midi-length shirt dresses. As an aside, can I ask why your balance on the invoice is zero if MSA pays for the subscription? Where does the promo or credit come from?

Brandi Dowell

Hi Rachel! I actually had personal credits on my account from a few friends who signed up which is why the balance was zero this month! 🙂


Oh, I see. Thanks for replying. Hope you and your family are staying safe and sane!!


their account probably accumulates promo credit as people sign up thru the MSA site (I think its $20 a pop for a normal person, who knows what they get)


This is an old review


couldn’t have been that old since the invoice says 02/05/2020. i don’t remember seeing the review in the past two months, so it’s new to me.


I recognized the review. I’ve already seen it. Just think it’s odd that it’s being reposted, maybe like they’re needing content to post?


If you look towards the bottom of the comments, most are about a month old from the first time it was posted.


Everything looks great on you. i would definitely keep the striped sweater!

Brandi Dowell

Thanks, Katie! I did keep it and have worn it often!


That’s striped sweater is a keeper. Definitely. It made me notice your gorgeous face/ coloring instead of looking at the sweater. You wore the sweater vs the sweater wearing you. The fit was perfection.

Brandi Dowell

Aww thanks, Rose! 🙂


Totally agree!!! Love that sweater on you.


What a great idea and I think your stylist did an excellent job of finding some very Kate-like pieces. That last outfit in particular looks like something she’d wear when they’re at the country house or watching William at a polo match.

Brandi Dowell

Yes! I agree! 🙂


I think the sweater highlights the “girls” so if that is what you want go for it! Personally I try to hide mine lol. Love the wrap dress!

Brandi Dowell

😂 I don’t like to accentuate mine either! I think it comes across a little more subtly in person! Lol


I totally get Kate Middleton vibes from that faux wrap dress and the way you styled it.


You look amazing in everything! I am very fond of that striped sweater- you need to keep it!!!

Brandi Dowell

Thanks so much Becca! 🙂


That striped sweater is sooo cute! It looks absolutely amazing on you! I think it would be a great transition top for winter into spring and summer into fall.

Brandi Dowell

Thanks so much, Nikki! Definitely a great transitional piece! 🙂

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