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Stitch Fix Plus Size Clothing Review – Skinny Jeans, Coatigans & Winter Dresses

Nicole Rieder
ByNicole RiederFeb 4, 2021 | 4 comments

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!)

Stitch Fix
3.5 overall rating
255 Ratings | 56 Reviews

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.

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About Stitch Fix

The Personal Styling Service: Stitch Fix

The Cost: $20.00 styling fee (pay for any items you keep minus the $20.00 credit)

The Products: 5 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 Plus Size Clothing December 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 $205.00 after all the discounts if I opt to keep everything—which is a $95 total savings! That is like getting the RD Style shawl for free!

 

As always, I received this handy sheet with a note from this month’s stylist, Amber! I could be wrong, but I am not sure if Amber has ever styled me before! I am excited to see what she selected for me this month!

 

I love these sheets and how they show you visual styling for each item you receive – it is so incredibly helpful!

 

This month, Stitch Fix also included an ad about gift cards for their personalized styling service. Give your loved one the gift of style, especially during quarantine! A new outfit can be a mood changer and a total pick me up!

Finally, as always, Stitch Fix also includes a pre-paid envelope to mail back all my returns. You might not be able to tell, but this is large enough to hold every piece you receive. The size of the envelope isn’t a concern though, because I bet you are keeping everything your stylist sends, right?

Now on to this month’s selections, shall we?

 

Arnold Three Quarter Sleeve Raglan Knit Top by MIX by 41 HAWTHORN, Size 2x — Retail Value $38.00

Now that I work from home for all my jobs, I am always seeking out comfortable, yet stylish casual pieces. The cut on this is similar to retro raglan baseball shirts, but with an all over color and print. The shirt has loads of stretch and the fabric is ultra-soft making this effortless to wear. I also like the rich burgundy color of this top. However, I have so many striped shirts similar to this, I couldn’t justify buying this top. I know some folks will probably look at me like I am zany because I always seem to make room in my closet for animal print items though I have an insane amount already, but I swear it is different! This top is a great staple item that you can wear with a mini-skirt and blazer, jeans and sneakers, or in your favorite lounge pants for a night of binge watching on the couch.

 

Jefferson High Rise Skinny Jeans by 1822 Denim, Size 22w— Retail Value $48.00

Skinny leg jeans are a go to– when I do leave my house (as rare as that is these days). I love the style, but also how easy skinny legs are for me to wear. I prefer something that is tapered and not wide legged. That is funny to say because twenty years ago when I was in high school, I gravitated towards retro 70s flare leg inspired styles and huge legged JNCO jeans. Oh, how the times have changed, eh? I appreciate that Amber selected a deep indigo pair for me; I am rather particular with jeans and avoid light wash jeans like it is my job. This pair offer a lot of stretch and a fairly high waist. I felt nicely contained in the front and back. I also must say the price point is phenomenal– believe it or not these jeans are a mere $10 more than the 41 HAWTHORN raglan I am wearing! Getting a pair of well made jeans at such a price point is a steal!

 

Seena Scalloped 3/4 Sleeve Pullover by 41 Hawthorn, Size 2x — Retail Value $58.00

My stylist, Amber, noted that she included this scalloped sleeve top for a dressy vibe. It does not strike me as a dressy piece, but then again for someone that lives in their pajamas and house dresses these days, I guess it is! The scallop detail on the sleeves and neckline are certainly unique. I love that they don’t have a lace or beaded accent– it makes this a versatile staple piece. This can easily be worn with plaid trousers and loafers or a mini-skirt and knee high boots. This piece is also rather comfortable and has loads of stretch; it will be an item you pull out of your closet for a wide variety of events and holidays!

 

Dempsey Houndstooth Shawl Collar Coatigan by RD Style, Size 2x  — Retail Value $88.00

I am always for the comfy sweaters and cardigans, especially during this cold winter! This warm coatigan reminds me of one I received earlier this year for my Natasha Lyonne inspired fix! Uncanny, right? Both have a houndstooth pattern, but the one Amber selected for me does not have the matching sash to tie, different style collar, and doesn’t have red and black accents in the pattern like the previous one in question. This piece is incredibly adaptable and will go great with anything from a blouse and high waisted wide leg trousers to your favorite band shirt, faux leather leggings, and chunky loafers.

Carlitta Mesh Maxi Dress by Papermoon, Size 2x— Retail Value $68.00

On first look, this dress seems a bit more subdued on first look. The delicate floral pattern reminds me of ones growing up during the 90s grunge era. Maybe something a teacher would have worn in class that I would have found thrifting years later and worn with metallic combat boots, plastic baby barrettes, a padlock dog chain necklace, and topping it all off with my favorite vintage lunch box used in place of a purse. Can you see how nostalgic this is making me?

What you might not be able to tell is that the adorable white and pink ditsy flowers are printed on a black mesh material. The yoke and sleeves are slightly see-through, as well as the bottom of the dress. This is an overlay over a shorter black lining. These details are so subtle that they can be easily missed. The fabric has loads of stretch and the longer length makes this not only stylish, but also an incredibly comfortable piece to wear. I styled this dress with my favorite off white Western style booties, but imagine completing this look with a large brimmed hat and a faux leather biker jacket? This even could have been styled wonderfully with a long boyfriend style cardigan for an even comfy/cozy look!

The Verdict: This month’s Stitch Fix was had some decent selections, but nothing I felt compelled to keep.  My far and away favorite was the Papermoon maxi dress– it brought back a wave of nostalgia as well as inspiration on how it can be worn!  The other pieces are comfortable and great for my work and lifestyle at home these days during quarantine. I would love to see some pieces that are comfortable, but maybe are bolder, brighter, and a bit more standout.  I haven’t been posting as much on my Instagram or Pinterest, but I intend on updating my Pinterest to lend further suggestions to my stylist. I cannot suggest enough that you provide those links and direct feedback for every Fix you receive. Also, it is important to try to go on and do the Daily Style Quiz they offer on their site. It allows you to thumbs up or down pieces to further communicate with your stylist on your preferences. You can also “bookmark” items in their shop and send the links to items on your feedback as well. These steps all assist your stylist in getting a better feel for your fashion preferences. If getting a Fix from a stylist isn’t your bag, no worries! Stitch Fix now allows you to shop on their site for clothing items, accessories, foundation garments, and also shoes! I am eager to see what Amber sends my way in January, aren’t you?

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 $300. 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 cost of the box would also be applied to the purchase, meaning I’d end up spending $205.00 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!

What do you think of Stitch Fix‘s offering for plus sizes? Have you tried it yet?

Stitch Fix is a personal styling service for women, men, and kids too! You tell them all about your style and size preferences through their style quiz, and they send you a package of stylish goodies to try on at home. No two Fix shipments are alike and each one is hand-picked just for you. Keep wha... read more.
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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4 comments

JoJoB.

They sent me that exact black scallop neck sweater a month or so ago. Seeing it here reminds me of one of the reasons I stopped using the service. Their plus size selections are not very plentiful in my opinion (read plain and meh) and like you my style tends more towards the dramatic, a fact they never could seem to pick up on. The sweater looks beautiful on you and I could find no fault with it either other than the meh factor. I was very vocal in the types of pieces I was looking for and was never accommodated. Although they offer plus sizes, I feel they do the same things other companies do in that they assume plus size people only wear boring staple pieces in dark colors. Very disappointed in this. You however look fantastic in everything! Thank you for the awesome review!

Nicole Rieder

Awe thanks, JoJoB! I can relate, because my tastes are more retro and eccentric– I can totally relate. Pieces will be cute, but they aren’t always as out there as I would prefer, if that makes sense? I do like being able to get staple pieces and Stitch Fix has certainly sent me some phenomenal pieces. Sometimes it is a matter of just tossing on a bunch of accessories, layering with awesome jackets, and completing everything with the wildest shoes!

Brandi Dowell

I love that maxi dress! It’s so unique and it looks great on you!

Nicole Rieder

Awe thank you so much, Brandi!

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