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Stitch Fix Women’s Styling Service Review – June 2020

Brandi D.
ByBrandi D.Jun 28, 2020 | 26 comments

Stitch Fix
3.5 overall rating
257 Ratings | 58 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!

FYI, COVID-19 Updates: To learn more about Stitch Fix's extended return window, any potential fulfillment delays, and more, read all of their service-related updates here.

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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.

Stitch Fix for Women June 2020 Review

When I signed up for my fix this month, I received the same email I have been getting each time I schedule a fix:

We noticed that you recently scheduled a Fix with us. We’re so excited to help you find something you love, however, we wanted to let you know that we are experiencing delays in our fulfillment center right now. We are working to get these delays reduced but unfortunately, your Fix will be arriving later than originally scheduled.

We truly appreciate your patience as we navigate this situation during these times and sincerely apologize for the delay. If receiving a Fix at a later date is not convenient for you, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at hello@stitchfix.com and we’d be happy to help you out. We look forward to being a part of your closet!

This month, I actually got a second email:

Hi Brandi,

I wanted to reach out about your upcoming Fix. Your Stylist asked me to let you know that your Fix will be delayed while we wait for inventory that matches your size, style preferences and requests to arrive. We always want to make sure we’re sending you the best Fix possible and believe that waiting just a few extra days will help make that happen.

If the delay means your Fix won’t arrive at an ideal time for you, just let me know. It’s no problem for us to extend your return window.

Thank you for your patience while we build you a Fix you’ll love. Let us know if you have any questions.


This was fine to me, and I appreciated their transparency regarding this, although my Fix actually shipped soon after and was here 5 days later which was a little odd!

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 $252.00, but with the 25% off (which they take off BEFORE deducting the $20!) and the $20 credit, my total drops down to $169.00. That’s a savings of $83.00 on these items. (Please note there is a personal credit on my account which is why the total is lower). Stitch Fix also includes a prepaid USPS envelope for you to send back any returns or exchanges which makes it so easy and hassle-free!


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, and it looks like I have another new stylist this month, which is always a bit nerve-wracking. The stylist can sometimes make or break the Fix! This month I had a specific ask for my stylist; I wanted a head-to-toe beach outfit that wouldn't require a strapless bra. Let's see what we got! 


Delina Knit Maxi Skirt by Gilli, Size L - Cost to Keep $48.00

We started with an item that I knew I wouldn't wear; I am just not a maxi skirt kinda gal. I think part of it is because it's hard to run after my young kids in one, but also, I just never like the way they look on me and I end up feeling frumpy for some reason. That being said, this one is really cute with soft, flowy fabric and large florals. It had a little ruching at the waistband which I liked, but it was definitely too tight across my hips (which is probably another reason I'm not a maxi skirt fan). While I would probably pair it with a white or darker blue top, my stylist suggested that I pair this with the yellow knotted top I am wearing here which is from one of my 2019 Fixes. I love that she thought to pair it with something in my closet, but it wasn't really my favorite look.


Anchorage Diamond Printed Tote by Street Level - Cost to Keep $64.00

I was really hoping for a purse to go with my head to toe look, and while I love the beachy fabric, color, and pattern of this purse, I tend to travel a little lighter in the summer so this bag felt absurdly large to me. I actually have this same bag in a canvas olive fabric and it is a fantastic bag, with nice long straps and beautiful gold accents, but this is more the bag I use in the winter when I have extra accessories (hats and gloves) to store. One of my favorite features is the little metal feet on the bottom which help keep the fabric from touching the floor when you have to set it down!


It has three separate compartments inside with the outer two pockets having snap closures and the center pocket with a zipper. The zippered compartment has a large open pocket on one side with an open double pocket on the other side. It also came with a dust bag tucked inside of it.

Here it is on my arm for a sense of scale. I didn't think it really paired well with any of the items in my Fix since the pattern was so busy and most of the items were florals. This was probably the outfit it paired best with.


Amal Beaded Neckline Knit Top by Magnolia Grace, Size M - Cost to Keep $48.00

This top is really pretty and the golden yellow with the florals and gold beaded neckline felt like a great summery mix. It was stretchy and pretty comfortable, but I didn't feel like it was the most flattering top. I wanted to like it, but I just wasn't too stoked on it.


Corinna Brushed Dolman Knit Top by MIX by 41 Hawthorn, Size M - Cost to Keep $38.00

I have no idea why my stylist sent this top. I can understand that the sleeve length and dolman style can work well with shorts, but this is definitely a fall/winter fabric and not breathable or appropriate for summer on the east coast. The knit, while buttery soft and comfortable, is very thick and I don't even know that it would suffice for a cooler beach evening. I was slightly tempted to keep this for the fall, but it was sort of clingy at the waist and slightly see-through so I decided to just send it back. 


Kaela Faux Wrap Knit Dress by Kaileigh, Size L - Cost to Keep $54.00

This last item was probably the only thing that I liked in my Fix this month (besides the purse, which I just don't need right now). It is so soft and comfortable and I love the wrap style top (where was this when I was still nursing my babies?), but my favorite feature is the fluttery sleeves! It's really subtle, but it gives this cute feminine look to the dress that I love. I also think the color is really gorgeous and unique, but it still didn't feel quite like a $54.00 dress to me. I'm still undecided on this one!

The Verdict: This month I asked for a head-to-toe beach outfit and I was left feeling pretty disappointed in what my stylist sent. There was no true outfit and while she sent a purse which is definitely something that would help coordinate a head to toe outfit, it didn't really seem to pair well with any of the pieces since they all had busy patterns, and it was much too big and bulky for a summery beach look. I do appreciate that she referenced some pieces I already had in my closet from previous Fixes, although I was hoping for a whole new look. I understand they may be having inventory issues, but if that's the case, I would have much rather waited the few extra days as their email said! So in the end, cute clothes overall, convenient service, but I definitely didn't get the beachy summer outfit I was looking for. 

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!

Value Breakdown: This styling service costs $20 with free shipping and returns. The total retail value of the items inside is $252.00. 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 $169.00. That’s a discount of around 33% for these items.

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Brandi D.
Brandi D.

I am a homeschooling mom to 4 kids; 1 girl and 3 boys. While I have been reviewing boxes since 2018 and I love the luxury of trying new products, I'm also balancing it out by dabbling in a little bit of homesteading, too. We now have 4 chickens and a rabbit and my sourdough starter is going strong! I love learning about new brands and sharing the great things I find with others in hopes that they find something new to love or to fit their needs!

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Lisa Choplo

My worst fix ever was when I asked for a beach clothing fix. One of the items was a black silk top! Yikes…. I’ve rec’d about 25 fixes in total and they’ve all been pretty good. Except the beachy one. And I think beach clothing should be the easiest to style! Halters and shorts and blousy button down big shirts…..great thong sandals and such.
I suspect summer is a bad inventory season for them, and especially this year.

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Last month I got 3 winter items when I asked for an update on summer wardrobe. If they are going to send winter items then they should be clearance priced not full retail!

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Stitch Fix seems to have issues actively listening to requests sometimes. This fall I asked them specifically for rain boots and they didn’t send them or acknowledge that I’d asked. Another time I asked them specifically for a box of all pants and I got a box that was 3/5 tops. I have a few items I really like that they’ve sent, but I also have yet to receive anything I like as much as my first box.

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It makes sense why you weren’t satisfied with your box, but I would have loved it! Loved the prints on the skirt and beaded top, and that dress is so cute! That bag looks great too!

I only order SF boxes seasonally, and just received my “summer” box today. Unfortunately 3/5 items were long sleeved tops! At least the other items were a sleeveless dress and a pencil skirt. But even if I kept everything, 60% of the box wouldn’t be worn for another several months (I also live on the East Coast).

I read in the news SF is laying off most of their LA based stylists and hiring new ones in other places around the country, and there might also be supply line issues with the brands they work with due to the pandemic. So I’m trying to be understanding. But it seems like picking seasonally appropriate clothes is basic style skills 101….

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Maddie in PA

What a bust this month. My favorite item on you was the first mustard yellow top which, it turns out, came from your own closet!

If that bag was supposed to be a “beach bag”, it failed – too heavy, has a distinct diaper bag vibe to it.

The striped top is definitely your style (based on reading lots of past reviews!) but wrong season for sure especially since you were asking for beach looks.

Oh well, there’s always next fix!

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I never had luck with Stitch Fix. Out of five Fixes, I only kept one shirt. I made very detailed requests and rated all of my items, but it never got better. I got tired of wasting my money on the styling fee.

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Honestly, I only like the striped top out of all of this! I think the green dress is cute, but you can find better tbh.

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Brandi, I think it may help to screenshot items from the style shuffle or the shop your looks section, and put together some collages to pin on pinterest. That’s what I did for my incoming fix and my stylist actually pulled a couple pieces that I had pinned.

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Brandi D.

Thanks for the advice, Amber! 🙂 I have used Pinterest and the style features on the app frequently. I probably do need to update my Pinterest page since I did that at the beginning of summer, but I’ve pinned a lot of looks on the app lately and haven’t received any items that I’ve noted! Maybe the low inventory has something to do with that!

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I LOVE the skirt and top on you. Even though it isn’t your style, it is incredibly flattering and made me go tell my stylist I want the skirt. 🙂

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Brandi D.

Thanks, Renee! Hope you get your skirt and love it! 🙂

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I love it too!!

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I love the dress on you, so Summery and beachy! I actually also really like the beaded neck top on you 🙂 I am not the one paying for or wearing it though 🤣

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Brandi D.

Haha! Thanks, Twyla! 🙂

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I enjoy your clothing reviews because we have nearly identical body types. It’s helpful and informative to see these sub box clothes on REAL people!! I think the green dress is very flattering and pretty and I would keep it if I were you. I agree that sending the dolman sleeve, heavy weight top out of season is a head scratcher, but it’s surprisingly pretty on. The inconsistency with the styling service is what keeps me from signing up. It seems to be all over the place, hit or miss?

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Brandi D.

Thanks, Penny! I really feel like the stylist is what makes it hit or miss, but usually, if you’re unhappy they will make it right and send a new fix out! If you can find a link to sign up for a free fix, it’s still worth a try! 🙂

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Jennifer Z

IMO I think the Gilli brand tends to run small. I’m a true medium but I always have to size up in that brand. I also received that dress in my last fix and I loved it. But unfortunately it was too loose in the bust. It kept falling open on the left side. But if I sized down it would have been too tight everywhere else. I guess it just wasn’t meant to be.

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Brandi D.

I know I’ve tried that brand before, but I can’t remember what or how it fits! Bummer about the dress! It’s so frustrating when something fits in one area, but not another meaning you can’t just get a new size! 🙁

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I think the maxi looks great! I agree about maxi’s though, I would never get one for myself, but that looks stunning.

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Brandi D.

Thanks, Liz! 🙂

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Lynn m.

Your sf reviews I always love for the honesty. I love near the beach and would say the dress is beachy and Very cute on you. The rest is less beachy. I think their inventory is low, my fixes and my kiddos fix has been lacking.

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Brandi D.

Thanks, Lynn m.! That color does feel beachy! Hopefully, inventory will pick up soon! 🙂

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Stitch Fix is apparently in the process of moving much of its business out of California, to five other states. They’ve just laid off 1,400 stylists. They’re in the midst of a lot of reorganization, and it probably affects your boxes.

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Brandi D.

That makes sense! Thanks for the insight, Carol!

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I had a horrible box this month, and then a replacement box that was only slightly better. I’m not sure if they have fewer people working and less inventory or what.

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Brandi D.

I definitely think inventory has something to do with it!

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