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Stitch Fix Plus Size Clothing Review – April 2020

Nicole Rieder
ByNicole RiederJun 12, 2020 | 14 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 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: 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 April 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 $187.75 after all the discounts if I opt to keep everything—which is an $89.25 total savings! That is like getting the Trina Off the Shoulder Dress by City Chic for free!

As always, I received this handy sheet with a note from this month’s stylist, Sarah! The last two months I suggested style icons for my Fixes (which you can read about here and here), but I opted to let my stylist freewheel it this month! Sarah is a new stylist to me and mentions in her note that she went through to check out my history as well as my Pinterest for inspiration. I am excited to gauge if she gets me style-wise with her selections.


Trina Off The Shoulder Dress by City Chic, Size 20W — Retail Value $79

Well, this is quite a summertime dress! I can envision wearing this one on the 4th of July at the beach with a floppy hat and oversized sunglasses! The dress is made of a breezy cotton material which makes it ideal for those hot, humid, summer days! I usually am iffy about cold shoulder style pieces, but I actually adore it on this dress! Excuse the back tie, my darling boyfriend took the shot, but neither of us seemed to notice that the tie in the back needed to be lowered and centered. That isn’t an issue with the dress itself and the fit, just with us not observing this detail– whoops! This dress is ultra cute and great for warm weather months, but it is a bit short in the back (story of my life, I tell ya! All the babes with big dupas know). I think if I went up a size it might fit a tad better in that regard.


Etelan Variegated Pointelle Stitch Open Cardigan by 41 Hawthorne, Size 2x — Retail Value $58

Summer is fast approaching, but this cardigan is ideal for cooler nights. I know, you are probably wondering how I can justify a sweater in June. The pointelle stitch details are lovely, and allow this piece to be lighter and airy so it can be worn all year round. This cardigan is such a versatile piece. I styled it with the blouse and dress pants Sarah selected for me, but this could be worn with anything from a floral print dress and wedges or jeans and a vintage band T-shirt for a more casual look.


 Brunco Lace Detail Blouse by Bird, Size 2x — Retail Value $44

My stylist, Sarah, also included this blouse for me. I don’t dislike or love this top, it is a MEH for me. Certainly, the black and white colors will make it versatile, and I do like the lace detail that frames the V-neck to slyly show a bit more skin. However, the top, due to its cut and fabric, almost felt like a scrub top on me. I think it would look great tucked into pants or a skirt to add some definition to an otherwise boxy style. Imagine how cute this would look with a black fitted blazer, some matching wide-leg dress pants, and a pair of pointy-toe flats or heels (if you are skilled in walking in such things, unlike me!).


Alexa Skinny Pant in Teal Green by Michel Studio, Size 22W — Retail Value $68

Guys, I was a tad concerned about these pants upon receiving them. In my March Dia & Co review I received the same Michel Studio pants, but in a grey/oatmeal shade. I try to be objective in my reviews, but I absolutely hated those pants. Despised, even! However, to my shock and surprise, the teal green version of the same style pants in the same size are, dare I say it– CUTE! It might be because they are a darker color, but I do like these pants on. They have loads of stretch and are comfortable, but I do maintain with both pairs that they need to be higher waisted. My bottom was somehow far more covered in the pair from Dia & Co, but my behind sure could use a bit more coverage! These are perfect pants for the office (what is an office again? I forget what they are!). They would look great with a sweater in colder months, a short-sleeved and pattered button-down in warmer weather, or a casual striped T-shirt for an effortlessly cool factor.


Lance Tassel Earrings by EVERRI — Retail Value $28

Goodness knows I love a bold statement earring, so I was eager to try these earrings Sarah selected for me. They are cute, but I’m not sure if they are necessarily for me. My style is a bit more kitschy, where these may be too regal and sophisticated for me. The deep burgundy tassel against the matte gold is striking, but I also feel these are more ideal for fall than spring and summer. The earrings are lovely, though, and not terribly heavy making them easy to wear.

The Verdict: This month’s Stitch Fix was alright– not bad or great, just right in the middle. I am brand spanking new to my stylist. I don’t know if she realizes how eccentric and wild some of my tastes are– but she will soon! The pieces she sent are adorable, but I want brighter colors and more sassy prints. I intend to give her ample feedback and also to update my Pinterest for further reference. I also found that using style icons as examples like the Fix that was influenced by Natasha Lyonne and my most recent one that was inspired by the legendary Jayne Mansfield were great visual aids for my last stylist, Nicole. I can’t suggest that enough to anyone using Stitch Fix as well– tell your stylist about a celebrity/historical figure/musician that has a style you adore and want to emulate! The key to getting what you desire is to tell people exactly what you want, so I highly encourage providing feedback on every Fix you get! I am excited to provide the feedback and get my next Fix– it really has been something I look forward to receiving during quarantine. Though my outings these days are limited to grocery shopping, I find myself dreaming of outfits to wear once things go back to “normal.” Even when malls are reopened, I don’t foresee myself jumping to go to one because I want to continue social distancing. Having Stitch Fix as a service is like having the mall delivered right to my doorstep, which is oddly comforting right now!

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 $277. 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 $187.75 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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Pat Greene

You looked absolutely adorable in everything. I getcha about your own style, but it is fun to try other’s style two. Two of my all-time favorite looks were put together by someone else and totally not “my” style.

Nicole Rieder

Thanks, Pat Greene. Totally, I try to be open to new items and have definitely received things from stylist I may never have selected for myself too. But this month just didn’t do it for me, sadly. There’s always next month, though!


I absolutely love that cardigan, but I am a cardigan hoarder.

Nicole Rieder

Carol, it is pretty cute! Plus, they really can break up an outfit and add a different dimension to them. I totally get the cardigan love!


I feel these choices, while your a beautiful lady, just do not showcase your vibrant personality. I love the bright bold colors on you. Flowing fabrics look great on you. I really like the boho look. I think that fits perfectly with your personality. Do a Stevie Nicks look. I think that would look beautiful on you.

Nicole Rieder

Awe thank you, Shari! Yeah, I just wasn’t feeling the pieces this go around. I do love bright and bold colors and patterns! Fingers crossed for next month’s selections! Thank you again, Shari!


I have these exact teal pants! I totally agree with you on grey, I had the same experience:( I hate the “skinny” version of everything in size XL+! That’s an oxymoron & feels like an insult. I am 2XL, I am NOT skinny so stop calling my clothes that!
These pants do seem to show every fat bulge I have:( Especially in the front. But the color made me keep them – I wear them in winter with a bright teal & orange paisley print long tunic. A very nice burst of color in the sea of black. And they do tuck in boots nicely.
I used to be skinny (many years ago & before kids) & could wear anything. Now I have to try a ton of dresses to find one in which I don’t look pregnant. Styling service didn’t work for me

Nicole Rieder

Jane, I get what you mean in terms of the phrasing. But I think it is really to distinguish from straight leg. They could use tapered leg, but skinny has been the go to phrase for almost twenty years. Regardless of the terminology, I definitey do love the cut. It is the one I am comfiest in for sure when it comes to pants.

I personally don’t mind showing my belly in pants and such, but the grey khaki version of these just fit oddly and didn’t look right. I prefer a higher waist myself to make sure my butt is covered. But whatever we adorn our bodies in, I can’t help but feel blessed for this vessel that allows us to experience so much in life (though, right now mine is mainly experiencing working fro home and lots of TLC show marathons). Our bodies do so much for us, we definitely should honor them in clothing that makes us feel amazing.

I imagine the orange against that deep blue looks stunning!
Thanks for checking out my review, Jane!


While I wholeheartedly agree that you look fabulous in all the pieces you received for this review, I also feel as if the entirety of the box, for you, is the equivalent of ‘putting Baby in a corner’, if you know what I mean.
Simply put: your awesome sense of style is stymied by the pieces you were sent this month.
That said, both the dress & the sweater look amazing on you! It all does! These pieces simply aren’t the best to highlight the amazingly unique style I’ve come to enjoy from you in ALL your reviews.
Great review & thank you for taking the time to model all the items you received!

Nicole Rieder

Awe, thanks A.M.! Such kind words! Yeah, I am hoping to see some fun, colorful, summer pieces… though, let’s face it I will essentially just be wearing the around the house with my boyfriend. haha.


This is way too mainstream for your style, hopefully your stylist will catch on and give you some retro sassy looks 🙂

Nicole Rieder

I updated my Pinterest, so I hope that helps with inspo for my new stylist. I am always eager to see what they send my way for sure. Thanks, KC!


Omg you looked fabulous in all of these!! I know it’s not your normal, but still great on you. I especially loveeee that sweater!

Nicole Rieder

Awe thanks, Melanie! The sweater definitely was cute!

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