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Stitch Fix Plus Size Clothing Review – September 2020

Stitch Fix is a personal styling service. When you sign up, you take an in-depth survey of your sizes, your style, and your 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. 

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 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 U.S. 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 September 2020 Review

This is the included invoice. It shows in detail the items selected for me and the brands, sizes, and cost of each piece. The total comes up to $229.75 after all the discounts if I opt to keep everything—which is a $103.25 total savings! That is like getting the Nine Britton bodysuit and Gilli black dress for free!

As always, I received this handy sheet with a note from this month’s stylist, Jennifer! Jen is a new stylist to me, but I am eager to see her selections. She certainly gave some fantastic styling tips as well!

 

Federica Tie Sleeve Knit Dress by Gilli, Size 2x — Retail Value $58

You can’t go wrong with a short LBD, and this piece is no exception. This dress has ample stretch and is extremely comfortable to wear, but feels a bit more like a tunic to me since I felt like my tushie was at risk of being exposed. Nothing tights or leggings can’t fix, though, am I right? The sleeve slits and ties at the wrists gives it a bit of a rock’n’roll vibe, so I opted to style the dress with my favorite gold western booties from a ShoeDazzle box I reviewed back in January and Bowie-inspired lightning bolt earrings for extra glam rock vibes. This dress would look gorgeous styled with patterned lace tights, chunky heeled Mary Jane shoes, and a faux fur coat for a glamorous cold-weather look! For a more casual/ go-to ensemble, simply pair with leggings, flats, and a jean jacket. You will look fantastic and be errand-ready as well!

 

Missandei Mesh Panel Knit Bodysuit by Nine Britton, Size 2x — Retail Value $44

I have a true love/hate relationship with bodysuits, I tell ya! In theory, I love them because you don’t have to worry about tucking in your top. There are no issues with wrinkles or rumpled fabric, so that is a big positive! However, I have yet to master them when going to the bathroom. It is a challenge unbuttoning and buttoning them back up as well. Me in a public restroom trying to deal with one of these is downright comical! In the case of this particular one, my belly and butt made it impossible for me to snap it shut at the crotch. Even though it fits me well otherwise, I would probably need a 3x for it to fit my posterior properly. Regardless of the fit issue, I made it work by pairing the bodysuit with my favorite leopard wide-legged pants from Torrid and some pointy toe mules (to be featured in my upcoming ShoeDazzle review)! It was a shame this particular one didn’t fit;  I had envisioned it being styled with everything from my favorite faux leather mini skirt, high-waisted jeans, and a stretchy velvet pencil skirt. That mesh panel is my favorite detail on this piece too – it allows it to be subtle, yet sexy all at once! What a bummer! If you are in-between sizes too, I would suggest sizing up, especially if you have an ample dupa such as myself!

 

Danby Textured Pullover by Adyson Parker, Size 2x — Retail Value $64

Well, Jen nailed it with this sweater! I am absolutely smitten with this piece and decided to keep this one! It is the toastiest pumpkin color and it coincidentally matches my hair perfectly! The color is obviously on brand and perfect for autumn, but I also love the style and the slight mock turtleneck. This piece is incredibly comfortable to wear – the knit is wonderfully soft and stretchy! I simply tossed this over a pair of black leggings and the loafers from this month’s box – such an easy, yet chic ensemble! This pullover would look amazing paired with a plaid skirt and loafers for an Audrey Horne from Twin Peaks look. If you want to toughen it up, just wear this piece with a black faux leather mini skirt, fishnets, and black pointy toe ankle booties.

 

Lindio Bow Loafer by Bandolino, Size 9.5  — Retail Value $79

I love a good loafer, especially one with a slight heel. I was expecting this pair to be ultra stiff due to the patent leather material, but I was mistaken. These were insanely comfortable thanks to the cushioned insoles. My feet are wide with a high instep, but these were not tight across the top of my feet at all. I legit felt like they were made for me.

 

I loved the oxblood/burgundy shade as well; they are such a rich color. My only grievance is the bow detail, it just does nothing for me and I’d love to remove it. If anything, it takes away from the style of these beauties. I loved styling these with the pullover that my stylist, Jennifer selected for me – the colors were so warm and beautiful. My photographer (aka my dad) said I resembled Velma from Scooby-Doo in this ensemble. I ain’t mad about it.

These loafers certainly look gorgeous paired with the pullover, but I can also imagine these capping off a wrap dress with a long, cozy, cardigan, or paired with your favorite striped boat neck top, high waist skinny leg jeans, horn-rimmed glasses, and a chunky knit scarf.

 

Karen Straight Leg Zipper Pocket Pant, Size 2x— Retail Value $88

Whelp, sad to say this is the second month in a row where a piece didn’t fit me to try it on for you, all. I didn’t want to risk trying to get these bad boys all the way up because I heard a crunch noise and was afraid I’d damaged them with my ample thighs and posterior (don’t worry, I didn’t! Phew!). You all know when you take that roll of the dice on whether a piece of clothing will fit and you hear THAT noise. It makes your heart stop momentarily, I swear!

I was disappointed I couldn’t model these for you all, especially since I thought both the burnt orange pullover or the mesh panel bodysuit would have looked stellar paired with these beautiful pants! The straight leg style of these pants is incredibly classic. I love the modern twist in this deep eggplant shade and the gorgeous, yet subtle geometric pattern. They have loads of stretch, but I would be concerned the waist is too low. Regardless of me not being able to try these on for you, I think these would be an amazing addition to a fall wardrobe. Picture these with a black turtleneck, faux leather biker jacket, and pointy-toed mules for a timelessly chic ensemble!

The Verdict: This month’s Stitch Fix was filled with some perfect fall pieces from my new stylist, Jennifer. The pullover was my absolute favorite and versatile enough for the upcoming cold weather months that I had to make it mine! I loved the bodysuit and pants that Jennifer sent me, but neither fit me properly. The loafers and the dress were both cute, but I didn’t like them enough for me to purchase them. I am going to sound like a broken record, but: to ensure you get the best Fix, be sure to provide feedback for each one you receive, provide your Instagram or Pinterest links for your stylist’s inspiration, and also play the game on their site that lets you pick your favorite pieces. I filled out my feedback for the month and also played the styling game as I frequently do, but I found out from a reader (surprisingly from my Dia & Co review) that you can also select items separately from your Fix. I went on and found pieces I liked in their shop and sent links to my stylist (fingers crossed for the October box, you guys!). I love that they have added awesome member features like this – so exciting!  I don’t know about you, but this has me that much more excited to receive my October Fix!

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 $333. 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 $229.75 for the whole box. Ultimately, that’s about 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!

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Written by Nicole Rieder

Nicole Rieder

Nicole Rieder is a self-proclaimed clothing fiend and is new to the subscription box world. She loves boxes like Gwynnie Bee because she can play around with styles she may not have before!

Posted in Clothing & Fashion Subscription Boxes, Plus Size Clothing Subscriptions, Stitch Fix Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women| Tags: stitch fix | 15 comments

Comments (15)

  1. Nicole, is it wrong that my hands-down favorite is your leopard print wide-leg pants?

    • Maddie in PA, I mean I can’t blame you! Hahaha. They are on sale on the Torrid site right now fyi!

  2. Ran out and bought the shoes! Love love love

    • Aren’t they amazing?! I think you will really like the October box for ShoeDazzle I got too if you liked those shoes, Emily! I will be working on that review soon. But yes, those shoes are so incredibly comfortable!

  3. Nicole. First of all nice box. I may want to request those shoes and was wondering is the bow removable? I think I would like them best without the bow. Thanks

    • Hi Joyce, tbh I am not sure. I didn’t try to see if they were removable since I was returning them. They seemed like they weren’t though. So sorry!

  4. MsNicole-

    Ooohh you wear all these items so well, love that sweater and color on you with your skin tone and hair color!

    Did you send an email with the link or did you send the link with the item from your shop in your notes from stylist?

    • Thank you so much, Tonya!

      I copy and pasted the link to the shoes directly in my feedback to my stylist. I love that you can shop for items separate from the style box, but I wish they had an option like Dia & Co where you can select up to 3 of the 5 items in your box. I LOVE that feature!

      • That is a fun feature, Nicole! I do love trying a few things and seeing what the stylist chooses to go with it… mixes up my style a bit and stretches my comfort zone is all the right ways.
        Stitch Fix is my favorite clothing subscription box. I will try the link with feedback next box and see how that works!

  5. I really enjoy your reviews. I appreciate that even if an item is not right for you, you still include what you do like and options to style it.

    • Awe thanks, Talina! I figure if something doesn’t work for me, it could definitely be a favorite for someone else and like to give them options. I am glad to hear you enjoy my reviews— that means a lot to me!

  6. Love this review! I have to disagree with you on the loafers though…I thought they made the shoe! Some over size cats eye sunnies and maybe a black moto and you have that sassy/sweet… innocent bad girl 🔥

    • That is a pretty killer look, Lesley!

  7. That pumpkin sweater looks amazing on you!!

    • Thank you so much, amandawoj! I loved it so much. I am cold all the time now, so sweaters are becoming a mainstay for me!

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