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Stitch Fix Women’s Styling Service Review – July 2020

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.

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.

Stitch Fix for Women July 2020 Review

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 $256.00, but with the 25% off (which they take off BEFORE deducting the $20!) and the $20 credit, my total drops down to $172.00. That’s a savings of $84.00 on these items. 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. Last month’s Fix was a little disappointing, so it looks like they gave me a new stylist this time. I’m a little sad because I had a great stylist a few Fixes ago and whenever you start over, it’s like they have to get to know your style again, and sometimes there are more misses than hits! Let’s see what my new stylist, Spring, sent!


Strand Tote by Herschel, Size L – Cost to Keep $64.00

I love a good bag. This one is very unique and the gray color and shape match my style, but this bag feels more like a mini-weekender or a diaper bag to me because when you open it up (to some cute red stripes) it has a lining that feels like it will wipe clean and absolutely no pockets inside at all. I like the fabric on the outside of the bag and the two side pockets on the front, but other than that, it just has one open pocket in the center and no secure zippered pockets anywhere other than the double zipper for the main compartment. It also has plastic hardware for the handles which makes it feel more casual to me. The top does have a snap that you can open to expand it a bit, which I like, but overall, this bag doesn’t offer the type of organization that I typically look for in a bag.

Here it is on so you can get a sense of the size.


Aria Split Neck Piped Knit Dress by MIX BY 41 HAWTHORN, Size L – Cost to Keep $58.00

This dress is really pretty with the gorgeous piping and textured floral pattern. I also really love the shape of this dress, although it doesn’t really scream date night to me as my stylist suggested. It feels a bit more formal to me due to the thicker knit of the fabric and the delicate floral embellishments. This was just a tad tight at the bust, but otherwise I thought it was a really flattering fit overall.


Alecto Halter Top by Renee C, Size M – Cost to Keep $38.00 

This top is so not my style, but I really do think the pattern and colors are so pretty and very unique! It’s definitely a different style of top and I do love a good halter top. The material is slightly textured and gives it a very dressy look. The fit wasn’t too bad, but again it was a little tight at the bust. I don’t think it’s incredibly noticeable, but it was just enough to make it a little uncomfortable.


Dailey Mixed Material Top by Nine Britton, Size M – Cost to Keep $38.00

I don’t know what it is about this top, but it feels a bit more mature in style to me. Maybe it’s the ribbed sweater material at the collar and sides? Or the style of the florals? The fit was okay, but it flared out a bit so it wasn’t the most flattering cut either. This top was just a miss for me. 


Bowie 3/4 Sleeve Dolman Knit Top, Size M – Cost to Keep $58.00

I really liked this top until I saw the cost to keep it! This shirt is a very thin knit and while it’s really soft and comfortable, the quality is just not quite what I would expect at that price point. I thought the fit was great and it is a top that can transition well from summer to fall. This was probably my favorite item in this Fix, but I couldn’t really justify keeping it at that price.

The Verdict: It’s always a bummer when you get a new stylist who hasn’t quite figured out your style yet. The pieces this month were really just not my style other than the dolman top, although the bag was a near miss. I do feel like maybe Stitch Fix is still suffering from a lack of inventory? While this Fix wasn’t quite my style, I’m willing to take a chance with this stylist again, I am just hoping that she is able to take my feedback and tailor my next fix to meet my style more! As always the service is incredibly convenient and I usually enjoy the clothing so I’m hoping that next month’s Fix makes up for this one!

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 $256.00. 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 $172.00. That’s a discount of around 33% for these items.

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Written by 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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Comments (12)

  1. Stitch Fix laid off ALL their Califorina stylist to hire people in cheaper locations. They pay crap. So the result is stylists who really are not that knowledgable about clothing or cuts and just grab random thngs to send instead of trying to really think about what a client might want.

    I was frustrated when they kept sending me heavy sweaters and other items that did not match the information I gave them about where I live and the type of work I do. I moved on to other companies.

    • My wonderful stylist is one of those being “downsized” in CA. 🙁

    • What a bummer!!! When did this happen? I was thinking about starting with stitch fix again but sounds like I should maybe skip it. I do look at the new shop directly part of the app daily and I’m a little concerned that I’ve literally seen all of the items that were in this review and supposedly those items were picked for me. Not my style AT ALL! I did think they all looked super cute on her even though she wasn’t feeling they were suited to her either. How disappointing to hear that about stitch fix. I have a feeling they are going to regret that decision to give up quality for quantity.

  2. That dress looks incredible on you!! The fabric looks like it would work well for the fall with a cropped cardigan and some tights.

    • Thanks, Joy! 🙂 That’s a great suggestion!

  3. Thanks for your honest review.
    I feel like I FINALLY got a stylist who understands my style…. took about 9 fixes honestly but the last two I got a new stylist and both boxes were winners. So happy after several huge fails, color pattern cut etc. as if whoever was styling was not looking at my profile or my feedback.
    I mentioned I’m a more fall fashion and my stylist mentioned they are getting fall items/inventory soon!!

    • That’s great about your stylist! It definitely makes a huge difference! Hopefully, she sends you some great fall styles! 🙂

  4. The items look good on you, but I feel like the pieces look kinda cheap for the price – I especially agree with you on that last one. $58 for that last shirt?? Looks like something I could get at Old navy for 10 bucks. I’d rather spend my money at Zara and get something more stylish..

    • I thought that about the first top: I have something in a very similar style from Old Navy that probably cost me around $10.

  5. I think you’re spot on about the inventory issue.

  6. I think the dress looked great on you, and from the photo doesn’t read as too formal. I have been upset with SF recently. They’ve sent denim shorts in the last three boxes although I specifically said I did not want any after the first time! This month, I put it in Bold in my message. Most of what I got was not really my style. I read they had gotten rid of a bunch of stylists and if these replacements are what we’re left with, I’m going to cancel. I agree on the inventory, although I see things I like in the Shop section. I’m wondering if they’re headed towards that direction instead of a sub model. Also, I’ve noticed the outfit ideas they give me online are horrific, completely not matching in color, print, style, etc.

    • Oh no! It’s so frustrating when you receive things you specifically said you didn’t want! I’ve noticed that about some of the outfit ideas, too – their pairings can be questionable! lol

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