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Gwynnie Bee Review + 50% Off Coupon – September 2020

Nicole Rieder
ByNicole RiederOct 13, 2020 | 13 comments

Gwynnie Bee
2.6 overall rating
52 Ratings | 15 Reviews

Gwynnie Bee is a clothing rental subscription service that formerly catered to plus sizes only, but is now far more inclusive offering sizes 0-32! Gwynnie Bee allows you to select items you like which are put in a virtual closet. The chosen items in your virtual closet are sent to you 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 steeply discounted used rental pieces and brand new accessories, underwear, and workout gear as well!

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 rent out at a time.
1 = $49/month
2 = $69/month
3 = $95/month
5 = $139/month
7 = $179/month
10 = $199/month

COUPON: 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 U.S. via USPS Priority Mail

Gwynnie Bee September 2020 Review

This review is for each of the three-at-a-time items I received September 1st, 2020:

 

Green Stanton Dress by Hutch, Size 2x — Retail Value $71.50, Purchased-At-Home 50% off Sale Price $35.50

Oh, how I miss spinning platters with my friends at record events, mixers, and bars. Upon receiving this dress, I immediately imagined how I would style it if I were able to go DJ with my friends again. I love the retro vibe of this moss green, baby pink, white, and black striped dress. I am getting some serious Marcia Brady vibes. I appreciate the cut on this dress though, which is a bit avant-garde with a more structured handkerchief-style hem detail. The dress has loads of stretch with a roomy cut at the bottom. I could see wearing this in cooler months with black tights and a turtleneck underneath. Since it is still fairly warm out in my neck of the woods, I opted to pair this dress with my “Tunes Tote” from Shop Sweet Tooth (I actually used this tote to carry records the last time I DJ’d… Cue the TEARS!), pink metallic loafers from Ebay, and baby pink retro sunglasses!

 

Flutter Sleeve Floral Dress by Veronica M, Size 2x — Retail Value $59.50

Your girl loves a bell sleeve and this dress is no exception! This dress also gives me late ’60s/’70s vibes like the first, but moodier and a little more sultry. I was feeling myself in this number, that’s for sure! The warm amber, mustard yellow, and peach shades against the white and black in this floral print are perfect for fall. I also appreciate that the fabric has ample stretch; this piece truly hugs all my swerves and curves. I styled this simply with black platform sandals, but this would look phenomenal with black tights, ankle booties, large brimmed hat, and a shawl for those chillier fall evenings.

 

Color Block Sweater by Andree by Unit, Size 2x — Retail Value $42.50

Finally, we have this adorable, cozy, pastel sweater dress. I own quite a few sweater dresses otherwise I may have bought this piece, too. The beauty of a sweater dress is you look put together, but you’re also comfortable and warm. The fabric of this dress is not too thin or too thick making it ideal to be worn as-is on warmer fall days or layered with a jacket and leggings or tights in colder months. I paired this cutie with some abstract flower earrings from Etsy seller PBUNDJ, some rosey-pink cat-eye glasses, and studded mules to enhance and not overwhelm the soft look of this dress. I love a good pattern clash, so I can envision this being styled with a  leopard print faux fur coat, black tights, and off-white booties in chillier months. For a more subdued, yet chic winter weather look, style with a black coat, fleece-lined tights, and boots.

 

Verdict: Gwynnie Bee, my love for you is strong! This month was filled with such fun pieces! I must admit that it was hard to return any of the pieces, but I am so excited to give the striped Hutch dress a new home! I still can’t believe I got it at such a fantastic price to boot!  I love being able to rent items – it allows me to try trends I may not have been open to otherwise. I also love buying items from Gwynnie Bee due to their awesome perks and rewards program. I got this particular dress for half-off with Gwynnie Bee’s At Home Items sale. This is one of many dresses I have purchased on sale, using my points, or via their outlet store – I am here for a good deal! 

Speaking of loving a good deal, this makes me think of how much I miss going to malls. Even though my area has been in the green for months, I still have been avoiding going to the mall and I greatly miss being able to peruse a clearance rack with my mom or my girlfriends. For now, though, any shopping I do is online, so instead of getting my mom’s opinion on a dress in person, I get it on video chat. I am glad to have a slice of the old normal with Gwynnie Bee being delivered safely and right to my door.

The September selections were fantastic, but I am eager to see what I get in my October Gwynnie Bee box, aren’t you?

To Wrap Up:

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

COUPON: 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 $137.50, which is $42.50 more than my monthly subscription fee. Not too shabby! However, imagine the even greater value had I sent these pieces back sooner and received additional pieces!

Check out all our Gwynnie Bee reviews and the best women’s clothing subscription boxes of 2020!

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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.

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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13 comments

katie

I love all of these dresses on you. I also appreciate that you let us know where you got ALL items you are modeling (tote,shoes etc.) just in case we are interested. I really want that tote😀.

Nicole Rieder

Thank you, Katie! This month had some fantastic selections. I am glad to provide the info, especially if they are independent makers and artists. I love being able to get that business to folks, especially during the pandemic. I hope SweetTooth starts making them again. She is so cool and has a matching slip mat I keep forgetting to order! I have the matching pin because I am extra! haha

Linda

I love your reviews and how you rock the outfits!
I don’t often comment, but that sweater dress is ah-mazing on you, and those specs totally complete the look.

Nicole Rieder

Awe Linda, thank you so much! I loved that pastel moment myself! It was such a soft, but fun look. Gotta love a sweater dress!

Julie

I have been a Gwynnie Bee subscriber for over 2 years and the service has really gone downhill for me. Turnaround time for new boxes is getting slower and slower. Shipments used to take 2 days and now they are taking closer to a week, and that is in addition to the 3 day processing time. Kinda negates the benefit of an unlimited clothing rental subscription. I did a month of Armoire to compare and they always shipped my new items THE SAME DAY I marked the old ones returned. That kind of sealed it for me that Gwynnie Bee’s turnaround time is unacceptable. New arrivals are down to a handful of garments once a week and of these, maybe half are available in my size category. My boxes used to exclusively contain my priority choices but a recent box had none of my priority choices and the garments were all out of season. I had to return everything without wearing it. The Hutch dress in this review is adorable and I immediately added it as a priority item as soon as it came out. It remained on my rack all summer and when it got too cold for a sleeveless dress, I removed it from my priorities. As soon as I did that, they sent it to me. It killed me to have to return it without getting to wear it, because I am sure I will never see it again. I fear that Gwynnie Bee might soon be going to way of LeTote, which is sad because Gwynnie Bee’s offerings better suited my purposes and taste. I downgraded my subscription to one item at a time and plan to cancel altogether once I use my reward points. Maybe this one has just run it’s course for me. By this point, I have worn almost everything and there aren’t enough new arrivals to sustain a new outfit for work every day which is what I was using this for.

Julie

I think someone at Gwynnie Bee read my comment because I just got notification that a new box is on it’s way to me. This is even though I have 4 items out and they won’t let you have more than double your plan out at once and I have a 2 garments-at-a-time plan. Also the two items they are sending are brand new items and I had them marked as priorities.

Nicole Rieder

Julie, that is awesome! I felt so badly reading your comment and how you were (understandably) displeased! I know I have received a few out of season items (sweater dresses in summer time), so I feel you on that completely. I am glad you got the box and it included priority pieces for you! I hope it gets better for you because I do love their point options and sales myself. Good luck on your following boxes!

Kathryn

You’re lucky. I complained about not receiving new items (almost 2 weeks now since I notified GB that I was sending 3 items back) and the response was “We’re sorry. Here’s an extra item for 2 weeks as an apology. “. What? GB can’t even send me any items due me and want to send me an extra item. How about a refund? GB is not holding up their end of the contract and hasn’t for a while. Items released once a week instead of three. Long turnaround times to get garments. Prices so high that I can’t afford to buy anything, even on sale. I’ve been a member of GB for FIVE years. Until recently, I was a very satisfied customer. Not anymore. I will cancel in November if there is not a more satisfactory resolution. Oh, GB told me to put more items in my closet (duh). How am I to do that with a third of the choices each week? I struggle to find 2-3 items each week to add to my closet. I refuse to add things that I won’t wear just to put more items in my closet. Dresses- not now that I’m working at home. Sleeveless- too cold now. Sweaters with sayings on them?- please, I’m 55! I’m not wearing that! Plus, everything in my size goes unavailable quickly. I can’t be the only one with this concern in GB’s lack of service.

sparker

You look great in everything, as always, but those first two are downright dreamy on you!

Nicole Rieder

Awe thank you so much, sparker!

Randie

I don’t think I’ve ever seen a dress that’s more “Nicole” than that flutter sleeve floral dress🧡🧡🧡

Nicole Rieder

Randie, I was thisclose to buying it. I just kept envisioning it wearing it on one of my trips to San Francisco… whenever that will be! Sigh, I miss traveling and my friends out there. But their weather in the summer is so nice! Thanks again!

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