My Subscription Addiction
My Subscription Addiction
No results matched your query
Our reviewers research, test, and recommend the best subscriptions and products independently; click to learn more about our editorial guidelines. We may receive commissions on purchases made through links on our site.

Gwynnie Bee Review + 50% Off Coupon – October 2020

Nicole Rieder
ByNicole RiederDec 24, 2020 | 8 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 that 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!

My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

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 October 2020 Review

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

 

Leota Field Floral Cheetah Tie Mindy Dress Size 2L — Retail Value $168.00

I have reviewed quite a few Leota pieces over the years, so once I saw this floral dress with cheetah print details– I had to give it a go. Leota dresses are generally figure-hugging cuts and are made of stretchy fabric that doesn’t wrinkle. Their pieces are great to take on trips and easily translate from work at the office to a night out on the town. This one says spring to me moreso due to the lilac shade, the floral print, and the sleeveless style. It was an exceptionally warm day, so I was able to style this dress simply with some white studded, pointy toe mules, and my Wherelight Lola cat eyeglasses. This would be a piece you could wear out to a farmer’s market (masked up) with your favorite light denim jacket or cardigan and sneakers well into cooler fall days.

 

Leota Watercolor Stripe Aria Midi Dress, Size 3x — Retail Value $168.00

The second piece I received was yet another sleeveless Leota dress (which has prompted me to update my priority listings for Gwynnie Bee for more seasonal appropriate pieces). This dress is certainly better for summer due to the print, the stretchy mesh overlay fabric, and the sleeveless cut. One could style it with tights, booties, and a cardigan I am sure – but the watercolor print just gives me summer vibes all the way! I love the mock turtleneck style on this one – you can’t go wrong! I opted to style this dress with my faux leather biker jacket, another pair of Wherelight glasses (the Sasha style this time), and white pointy toe ankle boots for some rocker chic.

 

Anne Klein Printed Red Drawstring Midi Dress, Size 3x — Retail Value $92.00

I had been eyeballing this Anne Klein dress for months, so I was extremely excited to see it in this month’s selections. This is the third sleeveless piece I received this go around, but I can envision getting more wear from this particular piece. The red and white pattern reminds me of the 80s, minus the shoulder pads and puff sleeves of that era. I only styled this dress with white booties, but this would look great with a bulky sweater layered over top in the winter or a black turtleneck underneath with tights and booties. If I were still reporting to my office job (I now work from home for both of my jobs), this would be in my rotation for business casual pieces, for sure!

 

Verdict: Gwynnie Bee, I love you, but I have a few grievances I must address. Recently, I have noticed more out of season items being sent my way, but also that the turn around on boxes is later than usual. I assume this is due to the pandemic and possibly being short-staffed. I will cut you some slack on that – we are going through such a difficult time! This all being said, Gwynnie Bee still delivers great quality pieces. My favorite of the three this month was the red Anne Klein dress, but I enjoyed every item selected for me in October. 

If you’re looking for deals, did you know that you can go through the Outlet on Gwynnie Bee? I often peruse the outlet section because you can get dresses for as low as $5! I also love that Gwynnie Bee often has sales on at home pieces and has a rewards program that you can apply credits to as well. I am always seeking out a great deal, but especially during the pandemic!

The October selections were adorable, but I am eager to see what I get in my November 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.

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 $428, which is 4.5x 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!

Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!

What do you think of Gwynnie Bee?

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.
Join the Conversation

Please do not enter your email address in the Name field or in the comment content. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *. Remember to post with kindness and respect. Comments with offensive language, cruelness to others, etc will not be approved. See our full comment policy here.

8 comments

katie

They sent all sleeveless dresses in October? No,just no.

Nicole Rieder

Katie, I was surprised by that one myself! hahaha. Granted, our weather was mild in October, but still!

Julie

To anyone who is reading this review and contemplating a Gwynnie Bee subscription I would strongly advise against it until they get their many issues worked out. I have been a subscriber for three years and my overall experience continues to deteriorate. I rarely get “priority” items anymore and when I do, they are out of season. As Nicole said, you have to be really careful to keep out-of-season items out of your closet altogether or they will absolutely send you sleeveless dresses in the dead of winter. I am between sizes so I had two sizes of the same dress in my closet. Well they sure as sherbet sent me two of the same exact dress (in different sizes) in my most recent 3-item box. Seriously? Out of dozens of items in my closet they couldn’t avoid sending me two of the exact same garment? And yeah, it was a sleeveless dress (in Late December). New items are added less frequently (down to 5 or 6 new items once a week now). Everyone wants the new items which means unless I get lucky with timing I never get the new garments. Processing and shipping takes longer than it used to. My last box took over a week from the day it was shipped to when it arrived on my doorstep and that just doesn’t work for this type of service. I use this subscription for my every day work wear rather than for special occasions so I need a quicker turnaround. There is more to say but these are the major issues for me. I just can’t recommend Gwynnie Bee right now and plan on cancelling as soon as my item upgrades expire unless I see drastic improvement between now and then.

Nicole Rieder

Oh my gosh, Julie! I am surprised they sent you the same dresses in two sizes! Like I can see from standpoint to see which one works. but they give you the option when leaving feedback to say if you need the size up or down even. I am so sorry you have had such a rough go with them.

katie

That is crazy they sent you the dress in 2 different sizes and sleeveless to boot IN DECEMBER. Where is the logic in that?

Aarjullor

That first Leota dress is just bad, an all around bad dress. I find the pattern mixing unfortunate and the arm holes much too big. I don’t love the second Leota either, maybe just a brand preference for me. When you have the moto jacket on, it works ok, without, not so much. You have a much better figure then they’re giving you credit for. They’re just kinda dumpy dresses. You look great in the Ann Klein, it looks like something that could work in lots of situations, depending how you dress it.

Nicole Rieder

Yeah, Aarjullor, I was hoping the mixed patterns would work… but it was a flop for me. It can be a mixed bag, they definitely have a lot of other styles like wraps that I have adored from them. Fingers crossed for next time. I loved the Ann Klein dress as well too!

Jennifer

I also had a couple issues with Leota dresses and wonky sizing (like too tight at the waist but made for someone waaaay more blessed up top than I am,) so I stopped closeting them back when I had Gwynnie Bee. I should have paid attention to the reviews, as a number of people had commented on the sizing issues. Eventually I found a lot of brands that worked well for me, and the sizing recommendations and reviews really helped me decide what best to closet. I definitely got better at guessing which products would fit me well as I got more familiar with the sub. (And the one item I closeted even *knowing* it would be too small, since my size was sold out, was a gorgeous Eshakti wrap dress with a space pattern, I knew I could probably get away with by wearing a camisole under. So I pair it with one of my dressier beaded camisoles and still get compliments whenever I wear it.)

It looks like their shipping had slowed down though. I do want to grab another month soon (mostly for shopping the Outlet!) but I might wait until society re-opens a bit and the shipping is less crazy. At the high price point I generally aim for about 4 shipments in a month, and right now there are so few places to dress up and go anymore. *Will try not to cry over this crazy year,* My husband is overwhelmed already with me and our three girls dressing up just to hang out around the house, haha.

You Might Also Like

See New Skincare Box Review – July/August 2021
See New Skincare Box Review – July/August 2021
July 30, 2021
Ipsy Glam Bag Plus September 2021 – Spoilers
Ipsy Glam Bag Plus September 2021 – Spoilers
August 1, 2021
FabFitFun Fall 2021 Box – Customization 2 Spoilers
FabFitFun Fall 2021 Box – Customization 2 Spoilers
July 20, 2021
Sephora Favorites: Fresh Picks Perfume Sampler Review
Sephora Favorites: Fresh Picks Perfume Sampler Review
July 23, 2021
Our reviewers research, test, and recommend the best subscriptions and products independently; click to learn more about our editorial guidelines. We may receive commissions on purchases made through links on our site.