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Dia & Co Plus Size Clothing Box Review – Summer Dresses

Nicole Rieder
ByNicole RiederSep 24, 2021 | 5 comments

Dia & Co
2.5 overall rating
77 Ratings | 26 Reviews

Dia & Co is a monthly plus-size clothing subscription box that is personally curated for you by a Dia stylist. Upon enrolling with Dia & Co, I filled out an extensive survey asking me about my clothing size/weight/height, price range, and also my style likes, and dislikes. Every month my stylist selects five items that could be clothes or accessories to try out. If I like them, I have the option of buying them. There is a $20 per month service fee, but the fee can be applied to any purchases I opt to make. A 25% discount is applied if I chose to keep all five items too!

The items in my box are chosen personally for me dependent and reflective of my style and price preference, so the package you receive from Dia & Co may be entirely different than mine!

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 Dia & Co

The Subscription Box: Dia & Co

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

The Products: 5 plus-size clothing items selected for you based on your Style Profile.

Ships to: The U.S. only. Shipping is free both ways.

A Few Good Things to Know:

  • Dia & Co will price match! So if you like something and want to keep it, but find it for less somewhere else, Dia & Co will sell the item to you for that price.
  • You can exchange pieces for a different size at no charge!
  • If you refer a friend to Dia & Co you can get a $20.00 credit!

Dia & Co March 2021 Review

 

That Dia & Co envelope I look forward to seeing every month now comes as a sleeve.

First of all, it included an advert for Dia & Co's new swim line and a 25% off coupon! Ooh, la la!

Did you know that you don't have to get a style box to buy items from the Dia & Co site? Well, now you do in the way of this coupon I received for $10 off in the Shop at Dia.com!

 

Finally, enclosed is another awesome message from my stylist, Kristin S.! She complimented the three pieces that I selected this month and gave some fantastic styling tips too!

Finally, the other form is an invoice that has a detailed list of the brand, name, color, size, and price of each item she selected for me along with the grand total after the styling fee and 25% off (if I opt to keep all five items) is applied. My prices aren't listed, so this form is a bit inaccurate. The total would be $263. After the $20 styling fee and 25% is applied my balance for the entire box would be $182.25! The savings would be $80.75 if I did decide to keep everything! That savings would be like getting the Marina shirt dress for free  -- that's pretty fantastic!

Now for the fashions!

 

Paiva Ruched Dress by Sabrina Collective in Red, Size 3x-- Listed Value $62.00

This is one of the pieces I selected for this month's box. It reminded me of  Kiyonna brand dresses I have reviewed in the past for different style boxes. The 3x definitely fits, but I am curious what it would have looked like in a 2x. Maybe I am just not used to wearing styles like this dress so loose. I love it though and this would have been a dress I would have worn in the summer months at the office for sure! It has loads of stretch and the ruching detail is a lovely accent as well. I opted to style the dress with bedazzled earrings, bracelets, and golden Jamie shoes from B.A.I.T footwear as well for extra glitz. This would be a fantastic dress to wear on the beach or for a summertime wedding!

 

Marina Shirt Dress by Sabrina Collective, Size 22 — Listed Value $75.00

I was so eager to choose this dress, yinz! I thought it would be a lovely summer dress that could translate to fall easily with tights, booties, and a cardigan. However, my excitement dissipated once I tried on this dress. WOW. I got it in a size 22 because I fluctuate between a 20 and a 22. I figured it was wise to err on the side of caution and get the larger size. The cut on this one is so strange. It seems to have almost a drop waist style-- the waistline seems to fall like three inches under my belly button. I had assumed looking at pictures this would be a stretchy cotton jersey material, but I was very wrong. This dress has some stretch, but it did not save it for me. My suggestion is if you have big hips and belly like me, size up for sure or avoid this dress. What a bummer!

 

Elle Pullover Hoodie by East Adeline, Size 2x— Listed Value $42.00

My stylist makes sure to send me a few lounge items since I work from home for both jobs these days. From working with me closely for some time she knows I am a leopard print fan as well! This hooded top is ultra-comfortable, soft, and has loads of stretch. I would have liked it in a 3x probably for it to be baggier, but I am still pleased with the top overall. This would be an excellent thing to wear on fall walks or in and out of the gym in cooler weather (when I eventually go back). I did an easy and ultra-comfy styling with yoga pants and flats, but this is thin enough it could work with overalls and sneakers too for a very relaxed Sunday Funday ensemble.

 

Alba Ruffled Tee by Marybelle, Size 2x — Listed Value $35.00

My stylist sent me along this cute ruffle detailed striped top by the Marybelle brand. The top has loads of stretch and is easy to wear-- a great item for the summertime! This looks great with dress pants for the office but will look just as cute with jean shorts and embellished sandals in the warmer months. I paired this top with the yoga pants and flats for an effortlessly cute ensemble to wear while running errands on the go!

 

Qunicey Yoga Pants by Marika, Size 3x — Retail Value $49.00

Lastly, we have the final item I selected for myself this month. I wanted pants that are easy to wear while working all day, and these yoga pants fit the bill! I sit in front of a computer all day, so I wanted something I could lounge in on my chair. I could also use these for actual yoga too, I suppose too! The pants are ultra stretchy and have a great mesh liner inside.

 

Verdict: This month's Dia & Co wasn't as thrilling to me as last month's. I selected three of the items and two of the pieces worked, but the Marina shirt dress was truly a tragedy fit-wise! The tops that Kristin S., my stylist, included are cute but didn't bring a huge wow factor. I am glad to have some comfy items to work in and wear for walks in the cooler weather months, though! I definitely will be providing ample feedback to my stylist in order to ensure I get an even more personalized box next month. Whether it be my Pinterest, IG, or simply sending her links for items on the Dia & Co site-- Kristin and I have a great working relationship and I absolutely love the fact that Dia & Co allows you to select up to three of the items in your monthly box. I live for shopping whether it be at a department, discount, or thrift store-- I love the thrill of hunting for an ideal dress or pair of earrings! I am now fully vaccinated, but just dipping my toes in the water of going to places that aren't grocery stores. I went on my first bigger non-essential item shopping trip with my cousin-- who would think I would be so amped to go to Target? If you are still being careful like me, a service like Dia & Co is fantastic because they bring new items directly to your doorstep. You don't have to worry about masks or sanitizer-- just trying on amazing clothing from the comfort of your own home!  Not only can I have clothes sent to me, but Dia & Co also offers styling box services for activewear and now intimate pieces-- but you can also purchase items from the site directly as well! No subscription needed-- you just can buy items off of the site directly! You gotta love all the options that Dia & Co provides! I went through and favorited quite a few items and sent my feedback to Kristin, so I am pretty excited to see what I get next month-- are you too?

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Dia & Co curates its boxes 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! Also, take advantage of their option for you to pin pieces and select up to three items for your monthly box as well! 

Value Breakdown: This box has a $20 styling fee and includes free shipping and returns. The total retail value of the items inside is $263. 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 styling fee for the box would also be applied to the purchase, meaning I’d end up spending $182.25 for the whole box. Ultimately, that is roughly a 32% discount.

Check out all of our Dia & Co reviews and the Women’s Clothing Subscription Box Directory for even more stylish options!

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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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5 comments

Prettypony

I think the hoody shirt looked great on you!

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Ks

The red dress looks perfectly draped on you.

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Claudia

Great review as always. That red dress looks gorgeous on you!

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Mellissa

I get that the red dress is looser than normal. It looks incredible on you! Love the ruching!!

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JesCro

That red dress looks perfect on you!

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