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Stitch Fix Women’s Styling Service Review – January 2021

Stitch Fix is a personal styling service. When you sign up, you take an in-depth survey of your sizes, 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: Five clothing and accessory items selected for you based on your Style Profile.

Ships to: The U.S. and the U.K.

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 January 2021 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 $266.00, but with the 25% discount (which they take off BEFORE deducting the $20!) and the $20 credit (which you lose if you don’t keep anything), my total drops down to $179.50. That’s a savings of $86.50 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. It looks like my regular stylist was on vacation, so I received a substitute stylist who assured me that she had looked over my profile extensively. Let’s dive in!


Lianna Stretch Twill Cargo Jacket, Size M – Cost to Keep $88.00

I love a good cargo jacket and this is a great one! If I didn’t already have one, I would definitely consider this as a contender! It is thicker and heavy with lots of pockets (those top pockets appeared to be faux, but if you swipe through, you’ll see they are actual pockets), and best of all the hood is removable. Such a great feature! The hood itself is a really soft knit material so it’s a bit different than the stiffer material of the jacket. The navy color is great for any outfit and I liked that it had a zipper and buttons along with some ties at the waist so you could rock a more fitted look if you wanted to. It says it’s a stretch jacket, but I don’t know if I would necessarily consider that to be true. It had a tiny bit of stretch in it, but not enough that I would think it could warrant the word stretch in its title. Overall, great jacket, but definitely a bit pricy!


Skylar Button Shoulder Knit Top by Pink Clover, Size M – Cost to Keep $40.00

This is one of those tops that would normally appeal to me; great colors, cute button detail at the top, and stripes (give me all of the stripes, always!), and even though the fit was nice (loose and flowy!), I just didn’t love this one like I thought I would. It’s a thinner, lightweight top, and very cute, but I think maybe it is those white cuffs at the sleeves that made this look like the arms were too short on me. I also wasn’t loving how see-through the top was – even a nude bra was showing through.


Rainer Chevron Color Block Pullover by Fortune + Ivy, Size M – Cost to Keep $50.00 

I really love the thick knit and the colors of this sweater and I was very into the chevron design with the pointed hem. It seemed like it would be a great sweater, but when I put it on I could see that these chevron stripes really just gave my whole body a droopy appearance where the stripes hit. Maybe a larger size would fit better or possibly it’s not meant for someone with a bust? So to sum up, beautiful sweater, a unique style, but not a good look for me.


Vicky Brushed Knit Top by Fortune + Ivy, Size M – Cost to Keep $44.00

This top is a great color and very soft and while it’s from the same brand as the sweater above, this one is much lighter weight and very airy. Okay, I know that third pose is weird and looks like I’m holding a baby bump (it’s a cookie belly 😆), but I was trying to show you the little slit on the side and the different lengths of the front and back and I didn’t know what to do with my arms. 🤷‍♀️ Awkward photo aside, the longer back panel made this top ideal for pairing with leggings and while I liked this top a lot, I already have a very similar green tunic that’s almost identical in color.


 Daniela Back Detail Knit Dress by Market & Spruce, Size L – Cost to Keep $44.00

Taking into account that cookie belly, I was really worried this dress would be horrible and clingy on me, but I was very pleasantly surprised to see that it fit very loosely and comfortably. I thought it was flattering in the way it sat on my body since it was not hugging anything at all (a dream dress!) and it has just enough flare to give it some shape and style. I like the knit material which is kind of a mid-weight and with those half (3/4?) sleeves it is a dress I could probably get away with year-round. It is also the perfect length and I love the cute little twist and cut out at the back. I don’t think I can say enough good things about this dress. Needless to say, this one was a keeper!

The Verdict:  For not being my regular stylist, Giselle did a great job styling my fix this month! Everything really fell within my style preferences, but I had a few pieces that didn’t flatter me and a few that were too similar to items I already own, but that dress made this Fix worth it for me! I love it and how comfortable, flowy, and flattering it is. I can see getting a lot of use out of it. While it doesn’t always work out, I will always be a big fan of how convenient Stitch Fix is to have delivered to your home each month! Fortunately for me, this month worked out well!

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 $266.00. 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 $179.50. 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 (11)

  1. I love the look of the items on you. These clothes look very much like something I could buy at Marshall’s for half or a quarter of the price they’re charging here though. I’ve also used this service in the past, and while the clothes are cute they’re not very good quality. I paid almost $60 for a pair of work slacks that came apart at the seams after the second wash. I’ve also had one of their blouses shrink after the first wash. I just feel like for the high prices of the items, they should be better quality. It’s too bad too, because they do send some cute stuff.

    • That was my experience as well. Some of the stuff they sent was cute, but most of what I kept pilled, stretched, and just didn’t last. They also sent a sweater in a rather nice forest green that I almost bought, before realizing it was dry clean only. I don’t think people who ask for $40 sweaters usually dry clean them?

      I gave up after three fixes because if I’m going to pay $60 for something, I want it to last a couple of years.

  2. The inside tag of the button sleeve top looks a little warn, are they used clothing?

    • Hi Bethani! The clothing is not used. The tags were actually super shiny this month and I had the hardest time getting a photo of the information, so it’s just a trick of the light! 🙂

      • Sorry, I looked at the wrong tag. For that particular shirt it is just the material of the tag! It’s a lightweight paper that wrinkles easily – I think it’s one that is easy to remove! I have seen it before on other clothing brands

  3. The dress needs pockets! Lol. I thought the brown knit top was cute!

    • Haha yes! Everything needs pockets! 🤣

  4. I tried this service when it first came out, and it seems they haven’t changed much. Are these even real brands? I don’t recognize any of them.

    • They have a lot of in house brands, but sometimes you will get more familiar brands! It varies each month.

  5. Love the dress on you! And the olive tunic.

    • Thanks, Jill! 🙂

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