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Stitch Fix Plus Size Clothing Review – March 2020

Nicole Rieder
ByNicole RiederMay 12, 2020 | 27 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, we tried celeb inspo last month and the results were so good, you know I had to give it another go. This time, I challenged my stylist to give me the Jayne Mansfield treatment I’ve been craving! 

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: 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.

Stitch Fix Plus Size Clothing February 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 $247.75 after all the discounts if I opt to keep everything—which is a $109.25 total savings! That is like getting the Skies Are Blue skirt and Urban Expressions tote for free!

As always, I received this handy sheet with a note from this month’s stylist, Nicole! For last month’s feedback, I asked for something retro in the styling of my personal style icon (and icon in general), Jayne Mansfield. I take a lot of inspiration from Jayne and find her fascinating, so I was eager to see what Nicole would send my way that could resemble Jayne’s ’60s style with a modern touch!


Also included was an advert for Stitch Fix‘s option to shop personalized outfits built around items you already own. What a neat concept!

My Style Inspiration: Jayne Mansfield


Jayne Mansfield (or as I lovingly call her Queen Jayne) was an icon in every way! Sure, folks try to pigeonhole her as a dumb blonde or a cheesecake model/actress— but she was so much more than that! She was not just a pretty face: Jayne was a genius with an IQ of 149, a talented violin player, and could speak five languages! She was an entertainer and a working mother dedicated to all her children (including Mariska Hargitay of Law & Order SVU). Certainly, she had tremendous sex appeal and her wardrobe showed it featuring a variety of cigarette pants, little striped sweaters, wiggle dresses, glamorous sequin gowns, and in the late ’60s psychedelic mini skirts and dresses paired with go-go boots. She lived life to the fullest (you can see this first hand in The Wild, Wild World of Jayne Mansfield)– her wardrobe was as daring and intriguing as she herself was! She and her style inspire me immensely, so she was an obvious choice for this month’s style icon!


Garima Asymmetric Cold Shoulder Top by Goldray, Size 2x — Retail Value $48

What a unique top! I wasn’t sure how I felt about the wild, abstract, asymmetric cold shoulder style of this top until I tried it on– yowza! The fabric ensures that it hugs your figure well. The cut in the cleavage is flirty, but not too risqué! I could see Jayne wearing this with a pencil skirt and heels for sure! Just imagine her doing her trademark strut (cue the “I Walk Like Jayne Mansfield” or Little Richard’s “The Girl Can’t Help It” for the full effect!) in this number! If you are concerned about making waves at the workplace, reserve this top strictly for date night where it will DEFINITELY be appreciated!


Inez Lace Skirt by Skies Are Blue in Burgundy, Size 2x — Retail Value $48

Lace is one of the most romantic fabrics, and that can only be amped when the shade of the lace is the deepest burgundy red. This skirt has loads of stretch and fits like a bodycon. It looks great with the Goldray shirt, and you can amp the luxe vibe with a faux fur coat in colder weather or to toughen it up a black faux leather biker jacket, tights, and booties. You will slay either way!


 Kelso Jumpsuit by City Chic, Size 20w — Retail Value $119

I don’t know about you guys, but I can’t resist a good jumpsuit. City Chic is a brand I have reviewed for a variety of subscription boxes. The brand is notorious for chic, well made, and modern pieces. The structure of this jumpsuit is impressive. It is constructed well, but the fit is also comfortable and drapes perfectly! I love the matching belt that adds definition at the waist too! I paired this with my favorite Aviator-style glasses and flats for the perfect office look, but this would be great for a casual weekend brunch hang with friends as well!


Sunni Dress by DM Collection, Size 20W — Retail Value $88

This is the dress that Nicole stated she sent that reminded her most of Jayne Mansfield and it is by far my favorite piece. I am all for a dress that really hugs my curves and this one delivers. The fabric is a thicker knit, not a scuba, but similar with ample stretch. I love the geometrical pattern on this piece as well as the banding to give definition and provide a break on the design. I paired this with my white ankle go-go booties for a well put together look! I would wear this to work, on a date, or anywhere I dang please because this dress makes me feel FIERCE! Heck, give me a time machine so I can meet up with Jayne for drinks and dancing at the Whiskey A Go-Go!


Robi Classic Work Tote in Mustard by Urban Expressions — Retail Value $54

I won’t lie, I was rather tempted to keep this bag. Some work totes are made poorly with thin faux leather material– they just look like they will fall apart after using it for a week. I use canvas totes and beat them up– I overstuff them and carry my life in them. I need something durable, yet work appropriate. This bag might just… cut the mustard (see what I did there? I got jokes, guys!). I love the inside separated compartments and zippers– maybe I wouldn’t lose things as easily with a bag like this! You know that feeling where you are hunting in a bag and nearly dump all the contents on the ground out of frustration? Yup, I have been there, but this bag could solve that problem! The only concern I have is the thinner straps, but otherwise this bag would be great for traveling to the office with.

The Verdict: I thoroughly enjoyed this month’s Stitch Fix! I absolutely loved the Jayne Mansfield-inspired DM Collection dress, but decided against it because I am trying to be frugal these days. My second favorite item was the Robi Classic Work tote. My stylist, Nicole, understands my love mustard yellow and knew it would appeal to me! I actually enjoyed all the pieces selected for me, but those two were the most standout that matched my style and personality best. Nicole truly listens to my feedback and also uses my Pinterest board I created to inspire her on pieces to send me. I appreciate that– it genuinely makes me feel heard and like the Fixes are customized just for me! I now work at home for both of my jobs, so Stitch Fix is an excellent option to have amazing fashions sent directly to me– right on my doorstep! I also like that they have in-house brands that are exclusive to Stitch Fix as well! I am eager to see what Nicole sends me in April– wait till you see what style icon I suggest for next month’s box!

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 $357. 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 $247.25 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?

Stitch Fix is a personal styling service for women, men, and kids too! You tell them all about your style and size preferences through their style quiz, and they send you a package of stylish goodies to try on at home. No two Fix shipments are alike and each one is hand-picked just for you. Keep wha... read more.
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.

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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Wow on the blue dress. I even like the yellow bag, which I never considered before.


Add me to the list of people who think the blue dress looks incredible! And you styled it perfectly. Let’s be honest, you nail it every time!


Great selections!


Your stylist did a great job! My favorite is the blue dress. Great review!

Nicole Rieder

Thank you, Renee! That was my favorite piece of all too!


Thanks for the mini bio on Jayne. Had no idea she was so intelligent. Is that her hubbie and is he actually wearing a cape?!
I think Stitch Fix knocked it out of the park for this one. I love everything on you but I especially love the jumpsuit.

Nicole Rieder

No problem, zo! Jayne was a very fascinating woman. That is not her husband, she was actually married three times. Her second husband, Mickey Hargitay (Mariska’s dad), is believed to be the love of her life! He was actually Mr. Universe and was in quite a few movies with Jayne as well. If you google their home, they lived in this unreal PINK house called the Pink Palace. It had an amazing heart shaped pool in the back and a pink ceiling to floor carpeted bathroom with a heart shaped tub. She was essentially an influencer of her day– she reached out to variety of companies for free furnishings, carpeting, etc since she knew she could get their products exposure and have them shown in different press pieces! She so dang smart!

That man with her is not a spouse, but Anton LaVey. There is a lot of speculation about her friendship with him, it even explored in a documentary titled 66/67. It is worth a watch.

And yes, my stylist really did nail it on the head, I think!


I can’t believe you didn’t keep the cold shoulder top. It looks absolutely fabulous on you!

Nicole Rieder

Awe, thank you, Randie! I just couldn’t justify it right now. Super cute, though!


No, not the husband.
That is Anton LaVey, the high priest of the Church of Satan


Blue dress is a keeper.

Nicole Rieder

Thank you, Kate! I loved that one too!


Your stylist did a wonderful job and everything looked fantastic on you. I wish you could have kept it all!

Nicole Rieder

Thank you, Connie! I would have loved to keep all the pieces! They were fantastic!

Maddie in PA

OMG, what a fabulous fix and what great inspiration you gave your stylist! Loved everything but the burgundy skirt because that screams holiday party to me but WOWza on everything else.

And Nicole, I really thought that first pic of Jayne was YOU with a big teased blond wig!

Did you keep the dress and jumpsuit? On second thought, don’t tell me because I don’t want to be disappointed for you… 😉

Nicole Rieder

Maddie in PA— that means so much that you mistook me for Jayne! TALK ABOUT A COMPLIMENT– YOWZA!

I do think she really did send me some amazing finds. The skirt was cute, but yes felt a little festive for the holidays!

And awe, though I didn’t keep them, but I gotta say… I am not short handed in my wardrobe whatsoever. I took on the daunting task of attempting to reorganize my room and closet. OH MY.

Maddie in PA

Someone tweeted out something early in this pandemic that was hilarious, to the effect of “I suddenly realize that it wasn’t the lack of time that kept me from organizing my closets!” I could totally relate once I found myself in the attic with all the best of intentions but wound up engrossed in a Netflix binge while sitting up there on a stool with a bottle of water…

We’re all doin’ our best!


For a second I thought that first picture was Nicole too! My favorites were also the jumpsuit and the dress.

Nicole Rieder

Oh my goodness, Katie! What a stellar compliment! Jayne is someone I admire tremendously– so that means a lot!


Fun review!

Nicole Rieder

Thank you, Chris! I had a lot of fun with it too!


What an amazing fix! Everything was gorgeous on you!

Nicole Rieder

Thank you so much, Chelsea!


That blue jumpsuit looks beautiful on you. Fits you perfect. I love that look.

Nicole Rieder

Thank you so much, Shari! The dress and the jumpsuit were such wonderful pieces for sure!

Kathy Stone

Did you keep, anything. I could not resist keeping mine as everything fit so well.

Nicole Rieder

Though tempting, I opted not to keep anything this go around, Kathy! It was hard to send that blue dress back especially!

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