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Basic Woman Review + 50% Off Coupon – October 2020

Basic Woman is a women’s monthly subscription box (the sister subscription to Basic Man) bestowing your undergarment drawer with premium basics made with quality and comfort in mind. Each month holds a matching set consisting of a top, one pair of undies, and a pair of socks.

This subscription is a convenient way of gradually replacing your old pieces with sustainable and eco-friendly options.

This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

About Basic Woman Box

The Subscription Box: Basic Woman

COUPON: Use code MSA50 to save 50% off your first month.

The Cost: $19.99/month + shipping. Save with longer subscriptions.

The Products: 3 premium basics: one shirt, one pair of underwear, and one pair of socks

Ships to: Free shipping on all U.S. orders, $5 USD for shipments to Canada, and $7 USD throughout the rest of the world

Basic Woman’s motto is “out with the old, in with the new.” They believe that each of your basics should be cute and clean; every month when you receive your new basics, you can retire some old stock that is past its prime.

When you open a subscription with Basic Woman, you will choose a size for your top and for your underwear. They offer sizes XS-XL, and it looks like they plan on being even more inclusive in the future.

Here are the sizes and measurements available for tops.

Here are the sizes and measurements available for panties.

Basic Woman October 2020 Review


Crop Top, Size Large

I can foresee this shirt getting lots of love! It is slinky, soft, and perfectly oversized. Typically I go for full-length tees, but this cropped shirt falls at the perfect length; when I pair it with high-waisted jeans or a skirt, I can comfortably and confidently go about my day without showing too much skin. The stretchy bamboo fabric feels great against my skin, plus it is eco-friendly, too – win-win!

I would readily pay the subscription cost of $19.99 for this shirt alone.


Crew Socks

I was delighted when I realized that these socks were not another boring pair of black socks. The colorful speckles and stripes make for a fun, mature pattern that I can’t wait to pair with my business casual work attire. They are made of sustainable bamboo, polyester, rubber (what now?), and spandex. There is no way these socks will be falling down, thanks to the stretchy bamboo and spandex.

I really like these thin socks, perfect to wear with flats and slip-on shoes; this is definitely not a winter or boot sock by any means, though. These socks should fit a US size 5-10 comfortably.


Bikini Underwear Bottoms, Size Large

I am so picky when it comes to shopping for seamless underwear. I wear scrubs to work, and if you’ve ever worn scrubs, you know that avoiding an underwear line while wearing any undies with cheek coverage is somewhat impossible. Well, I put these through the test, and I am thoroughly impressed by Basic Woman’s version of the seamless panty! Nylon and spandex help to smooth and stretch the fabric over your skin, so you can barely see any evidence of them under my scrubs. Awesome! There is another unique feature to this pair that I was very interested in: this pair’s label on the back has an indicator that fades when it is time to recycle them. Genius!

Verdict: I am genuinely impressed by Basic Woman’s outstanding quality. For basics that feel luxurious and seemingly durable, I feel that $19.99 is a steal. This subscription’s special “underwear expiration” label inspired me to go through my drawers and pitch A LOT of underwear, so I am also thankful to them for that push in the right direction. I am so comfortable in all three of my pieces this month, and I can’t wait to see the other styles they have to offer.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Subscription renewals are typically shipped around the 10th of each month, and new subscriptions are shipped within 5-10 business days.

COUPON: Use code MSA50 to save 50% off your first month.

Value Breakdown: This box costs $19.99 with free shipping, which means that each of the 3 items in the box has an average cost of $6.66.

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Written by Abby Holsinger

Abby Holsinger

Abby has been a box enthusiast since July 2011, finding her calling with Birchbox. That was the start of a new era for Abby, because she is now hooked on the subscription box life; she loves the idea of receiving (several) thoughtful treats from genius curators such as Lisa Sugar and Rachel Zoe. A few other loves of hers would be her dog named Bill Murray, Bill Murray and chocolate babka.

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Comments (12)

  1. If they had other underwear styles I would give it a go but until then ill have to pass. Sounds like they need more customization for a lot more women to join.

  2. Love your skirt! If the crop top was full length I’d be more interested in this sub.

  3. If I got a crop top, I would be pissed. No thanks. Just give me a tshirt, just like the the guy sub, with nice girl undercrackers and socks. Now, the socks, they can play with. No shows, ankle, 3/4, knee highs, crews, etc.

    • I am typically someone who, when picking up a shirt from a table in store, thinks “uhh, where is the rest of this??”, so I definitely know where you’re coming from!

  4. Do customers have any control over what they get? For an example, if I would never wear a crop top, can I say that I do not wear crop tops?

    • Hi Susan! There aren’t any style preferences at this time on the site. As far as I know, they send the same pieces to all subscribers each month.

  5. OMG I love your skirt!
    (That is a pretty perfect crop top too.)

    • Haha, thank you! I am normally anti crop top, but this fell just long enough where I felt like I could pull it off 🙂

  6. Oh my gosh…that skirt! I love it too! I actually have that Kermit face as a tattoo. I love Kermie.

    • Kermit is my fave 🙂

  7. I LOVE the Kermit skirt!!!!! Where in the world did you find it?

    • Thank you! It is my favorite skirt, ever! It is actually a LuLaRoe. They did a whole Muppets line, but this is definitely the best pattern 🙂

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