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Gwynnie Bee Review + 50% Off Coupon – April 2020

Nicole Rieder
ByNicole RiederMay 8, 2020 | 30 comments

Gwynnie Bee
2.6 overall rating
53 Ratings | 16 Reviews

Gwynnie Bee is a clothing rental subscription service that formerly catered to plus sizes, but now is far more inclusive in offering sizes 0-32! Gwynnie Bee allows you to select items you like and they are put in a virtual closet. The chosen items are sent to you are at random, but you can select priority pieces to be sent to you first. Since I started using the service, I can say I always have a lot of fun with this box!

Gwynnie Bee also has a marketplace on their site where you can buy strongly discounted used rental pieces and brand new accessories, underwear, and workout gear as well! Did you know it is totally FREE to try Gwynnie Bee? Try it here, and don’t forget to check all of the other subscription boxes you can try for free!

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

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About Gwynnie Bee

The Subscription Box: Gwynnie Bee

The Cost: The cost depends on how many items you would like to have out at a time.
1 = $49/month
2 = $69/month
3 = $95/month
5 = $139/month
7 = $179/month
10 = $199/month

ACTIVE DEAL: Get 50% off your first month! No coupon needed - just use this link.

The Products: Women’s clothing rental, sizes 0-32.

Good to Know: Gwynnie Bee expanded their size offering from 10-32 to 0-32!

Ships to: The US via USPS Priority Mail

Gwynnie Bee April 2020 Review

This review is for each of the three-at-a-time items I received April 15th, 2020:

 

Polka Dot Black Fit-And-Flare Dress by Smak Parlour, Size 2x — Retail Value $45

I am a sucker for a good collared dress, and this piece is no exception! I was concerned due to the product pic that this dress would be extremely short on me, but I tend to forget my 5'6" frame usually ends up being a non-issue in these scenarios! The dress fit well, had room in the arms even, and was an ideal length. The fabric has ample stretch too and is rather comfortable. You will have to make sure to either steam or iron the collar and sleeves on this dress because they wrinkle easily. This is a rather versatile piece-- I can envision wearing this out on a date with my boyfriend or when I eventually head back to the office. This dress is fantastic for all seasons too, which makes it an incredible value. I styled it with my favorite plastic flower power earrings and black open toe chunky heel sandals for Springtime weather. However, this would look great in the fall with a pair of mustard yellow tights and matching cardigan along with black booties. If you prefer something more refined, go for monochromatic black tights, heels, and cat eye glasses for something retro, yet sophisticated! Did I mention... IT HAS POCKETS!

 

Scallop Collar Gray Fit-And-Flare Dress by eShakti, Size 20w — Retail Value $47.50

Another killer collared dress, this time featuring an ultra-unique scalloped design! This dress has even more of an authentic vintage feel to me than the other collared dress. The heather grey material is a bit sturdier, but has loads of stretch. This dress is a wee bit longer in length, which will definitely make it work appropriate. Another feature it has like the dress prior is... POCKETS! Two cute dresses in a row with pockets-- wowee! I opted to pair this dress with horn-rimmed glasses and saddle shoes to bring out more of the retro aesthetic. Wear this in the fall with black flats and your favorite cardigan for a cozy, vintage-inspired look!

 

Belted Maxi Dress by Donna Morgan, Size 20w — Retail Value $73.50, Purchased for $14 during 60% off sale + $15 off Gwynnie Bee Coupon

With the quarantine and working from home for both jobs, I have been wearing a lot of caftans and muumuus! Right now we all want comfort and ease, but I also like my loungewear to have a touch of glamour (shocking, I know). One muumuu I have been wearing a lot is one I actually reviewed for CHC Vintage back in February of 2019! I have been scouring the internet for plus size pieces reminiscent of what Mrs. Roper wore on Three's Company. Her caftan collection is GOALS. It has become a daily eBay, Amazon, and Etsy quest, I tell you! When this piece came in my month's box, I felt as though the internet goddesses heard my requests-- it was kismet!

This dress fits the styles of sitcom TV women of yore like Mrs. Roper, Endora from Bewitched, and Naomi Oates Harper of Mama's Family! This isn't a caftan or a muumuu, but it does provide the length and comfort I so love right now! In addition, this maxi dress has all my favorite color palette of warm yellows, oranges, and rusts! This maxi is made by a designer I have reviewed in the past that I love too: Donna Morgan! I actually reviewed another beautiful retro piece by this brand in a Gwynnie Bee review back in January! On top of all of this, Gwynnie Bee was offering a 60% off sale on in-home items and I had a $15 points coupon. I ended up paying $14 for this dress. I still cannot believe my good fortune!

The '60s and '70s are alive in this groovy dress, so I opted to style it with vintage orange acrylic hoop earrings, yellow glitter glasses from Wherelight.com, and orange jellies. This piece is perfect to wear to lounge in, but also for a date to walk along the beach at night (while being socially distant, of course!) or to relax with a Mai Tai in your back yard after a long day!

Verdict: Gwynnie Bee was the first subscription box I reviewed for My Subscription Addiction and remains one of my favorites! Things have been a tad strange lately, eh? We have a new normal we are adjusting to where we are at home the majority of the time. The only places I go these days are my local grocery and drugstore every few weeks.  I am fortunate to still be working from home for both my jobs, thank goodness. Though I don't go to a traditional office, I do like to mix things up at least once a week from my usual caftans or loungewear. It provides some normalcy from my old routines. Gwynnie Bee has truly become a fun surprise for me during this period. Since the mall is out of the question, being able to have pieces I closeted sent to me at random is a thrill! I enjoy getting new clothes to try on and wear without the commitment to buy, especially since I am on a stricter budget these days. I did buy a piece this month, the retro Donna Morgan dress-- but could you blame me? The receipt from Gwynnie Bee indicated the retail price was $135, their member price was $73.50, and with the 60% off and my $15 off (6,000 rewards points) coupon I got the dress for $14! Gwynnie Bee truly offers so many sales and incentives on top of their rental pieces being strongly discounted-- it is a killer value and a no brainer! I cannot recommend Gwynnie Bee enough-- especially since your first month is 50% off! 

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes! All three pieces are available to rent or purchase.

ACTIVE DEAL: Get 50% off your first month! No coupon needed - just use this link.

Value Breakdown: Gwynnie Bee’s costs range depending on your subscription and how many items you are sent at a time. I have the $95 three-item-at-a-time plan. This includes free shipping and returns. I can get as many pieces as I like monthly, as long as I return each item first. I got three items this month. The three items total up to $166, which is $71 more than my monthly subscription fee! That is a heck of a value, but imagine if had I returned these pieces and received even more! Wow!

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Gwynnie Bee is a monthly subscription service for sizes 0-32. Get unlimited access to a closet the size of a department store with unlimited free shipping. For one item out at a time, the cost is $49 a month, for two items - $69, for three items, $95 a month.
Nicole Rieder
Nicole Rieder
Nicole has been a subscription box enthusiast since she began reviewing for MSA in 2017. She loves writing plus size clothing box reviews because she is all about body positivity/neutrality and feels fun and exciting clothing should be accessible for everyone! Nicole not only has a passion for fashion, but all things vintage from the 60s and 70s and her idol, John Waters.

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Shari

I think you look beautiful in all of them, but the Retro Maxi really speaks to your personality. I love Retro clothing.

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Nicole Rieder

Shari, thank you so much! That dress was far and away my favorite. I love anything that feels like it could be from the 60s/70s like that piece. So perfect!

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Danielle

I love your hair/bangs parted like this! Very nice look. 🙂

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Nicole Rieder

Awe thank you, Danielle! It has been such a long time since I parted my bangs like that, but I think it turned out well. I am trying to make it all work till is safe to get my hair done again. Someday! haha. I keep joking with people that I will be a brunette soon! haha.

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carol

I had that first dress, with the polka dots, back in the 60’s! I was in middle school… Now I’m dated!

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Nicole Rieder

Carol, you were probably as cute as a button in that dress!

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Lorif631

Wow! I love them all on you! Just gorgeous.

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Nicole Rieder

Thank you so much, Lorif631!

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Jennifer

Love that middle dress!

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Nicole Rieder

Thank you, Jennifer. Isn’t that collar fabulous!?

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Joy-Not the Other One

Girl! The second dress with those saddle shoes and glasses is giving me all the good feels! I didn’t think I could love anything more until I saw the third dress! wowsers! Love it! I love the first one on you too but the last two just look Amazing! I always love your reviews and I am going to sign up soon.

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Nicole Rieder

Thank you, Joy– Not the Other One! I loved that these all had such a great retro feel. Being plus size and an avid lover of vintage clothing can be rough— the struggle is real to find legit vintage in my size. But these pieces take the edge off of that disappointment! They all were so cute and well made!

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Cllaudia

Another fun-to-read Nicole review! Just what I needed after a long week. Thank you!

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Nicole Rieder

Awe Cllaudia, I am so glad that you enjoyed my review. That means a lot. I hope this week is treating you well!

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Carolyn

The orange print dress looks beautiful on you. Is the nicest thing I have seen you in and I can’t believe the price. Absolutely gorgeous

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Nicole Rieder

Thank you, Carolyn! It is truly my favorite thing I have received in some time! I love it!

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Randie

All of these dresses are just fabulous! They really make me want to take a look at the brands and see if there’d be something I can pull off.

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Nicole Rieder

Thank you, Randie! You definitely should! Gwynnie Bee is such a fun box too– I love being able to rent pieces and get them at a discount if I opt to keep them. Totally worthwhile. And I can attest– Donna Morgan is a great brand. I see some of that brand at places like TJ Maxxx and Marshalls too!

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Michelle Whitehead

That maxi dress is a 70’s neighborhood BBQ in the cul de sac, with a Harvey Wallbanger in your hand and fantasies of screwing the guy next door kind of vibe!!

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Nicole Rieder

Michelle Whitehead— I AM LIVING FOR EVERYTHING YOU JUST SAID! YESSSSSSSS!!!!

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sparker

That maxi dress!! So good.

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Nicole Rieder

Thank you, Sparker!

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h

I love Wednesday Addams, so I will admit to my own clutching tightly to black dresses with white collars. It’s a very classic look. I go a different way, though, going short with black tights and black patent heels. I like the two dresses, especially the middle one. You look great!

Mrs. Roper is having a moment; isn’t she? Looking good with a great review, as always!

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Nicole Rieder

Thank you, h! Yes, I can totally get behind a good Wednesday Addams/ Ernie Bushmiller’s Nancy dress. A good collar is definitely something I cannot resist in a piece!

AND YES, SHE IS! Stanley doesn’t have to tell her she looks good– she knows it! hahaha

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tammy g.

I don’t like the two short dresses on you…or myself for that matter..but I love the long dress on you…I could see myself in that dress…oh the 70’s bring back the 70’s….

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Nicole Rieder

I can definitely agree with you on 70s fashions, Tammy! Gimme, gimme, gimme all the 60s and 70s styles!

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Christen Russo

That maxi dress!!!! And for a steal! Killin’ it, girl.

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Nicole Rieder

Thank you, Christen! I was so dang stoked!

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Boxy Fox

I am loving each look this month and everything you paired them with!

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Nicole Rieder

Thank you so much, Boxy Fox! I have so much fun styling pieces. Sometimes you just see a dress and know exactly what accessories you want to wear with it. Too fun!

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