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Stitch Fix Plus Size Clothing Review

Nicole Rieder
ByNicole RiederMay 12, 2021 | 13 comments

Stitch Fix
3.5 overall rating
255 Ratings | 56 Reviews

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 five 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 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 Personal Styling Service: Stitch Fix

The Cost: $20 styling fee (pay for any items you keep minus the $20 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 February 2021 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 $285.25, after all the discounts, if I opt to keep everything—which is a $121.75 total savings! That covers most of the cost of the Dolce Vita sneakers!

 

As always, I received this handy sheet with a note from this month’s stylist, Alexis! 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!

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?

Let’s take a look at this month’s selections, shall we?

 

Brandie Pleat Detail Shirt Dress by Donna Morgan, Size 20W — Retail Value $74.00

I have reviewed quite a few Donna Morgan brand dresses over the years– and they might be some of my favorites! They generally are wrap or shirt dress styles that feature vibrant colors and retro or bold prints. The price points are always pretty reasonable too, which is a big plus. I was excited to try on this Kelly Green style shirt dress from their brand. The dress is adorable, but I definitely need to size up to a 22w. As you can see in the pictures, the bust is entirely too tight. I was waiting to pop a few of those buttons like in the cartoons. Usually, I can get away with a size 20w if the material is stretchy, but sadly this piece lacked that and had no give. I love the sleeves and the cut on this dress otherwise. With the proper styling, this could be worn all year. To give yinz some major spring vibes, I opted to pair this adorable dress with the Dominic style cat eye glasses from Wherelight, pink flower power earrings, and the matching Kiki wedges from B.A.I.T Footwear. I love pink against green, don’t you? This would look wonderful in the fall styled with a cozy coatigan, beret, patterned tights, and ankle booties as well!

 

Alice Pocket Coatigan by Simply Be, Size 2x— Retail Value $64.00

In the Burgh, the weather is all over the place and likes to keep us on our collective toes. One day it could be in the 60s and the next day it is a blizzard. Prime example of this was last Mother’s Day, we had a dusting of snow… in May. I distinctly remember this because I was outside visiting with my grandmother and mom out in the elements (typical during the pandemic for us). I am going all-weather girl on yinz to emphasize how cardigans and sweaters are worn most of the year here. So, a coatigan like this could even be worn in May with our unpredictable weather (our frost date is May 15th! UGH!). This coatigan is perfect for those chilly mornings when you roll out of bed in your leggings, t-shirt, and slippers for a hot mug of coffee (or in my case a cold can of seltzer). The material is thick, but not too thick. It is definitely warm and cozy, but did you happen to notice… IT HAS POCKETS! The star print definitely adds a unique touch as well. I did some simple styling and wore this with the pants and top that my stylist, Alexis, sent me. This could be ultra sassy if you opted to pair it with a striped mock turtleneck, faux leather mini skirt, tights, and booties for some chic pattern clashing!

 

Mia Black Detail Pullover by Love Ellie in Dark Green, Size 2x — Retail Value $44.00

Alexis made sure to include another sweater, but this is a lighter-weight pullover. The material on this one is thin enough I could tuck it into a skirt or pants if I desired. Looking at this deep dark green pullover, you might assume it is your standard v-neck sweater. However, there is nothing ordinary about the detail on the nape of the neck/upper back. I absolutely love the lace-up detail– it is just the right amount of sexy! The material has ample stretch as well, which is always a plus. I styled this top with the pants Alexis also included and my favorite pair of black flats. This would also look adorable during the fall paired with a plaid mini skirt, black tights, oxfords, and a peacoat for a hybrid ensemble taken from Donna, Audrey, and Laura’s collective wardrobe on Twin Peaks.

 

Dayna Skinny Jean by Kut From the Kloth, Size 22w  — Retail Value $88.00

I am very particular about my jeans and I sense Alexis picked up on this on my feedback and style preference quizzes I have taken on the Stitch Fix site. I am not a fan of distressed styles with holes in them, not keen on embellishments, and I also prefer darker rinses in skinny leg styles that are high-waisted. I am pretty open-minded with my clothing, but this is one thing I hate bending on. I just know what works for me and I like to stick to it! Jeans are so hard to find; so when you find a style that works for you, you roll with it, right? These jeans are definitely a style I would select for myself. They have loads of stretch, are a deep black rinse, and have the skinny leg cut and high waist I love! I styled these jeans with the pullover that my stylist included for me, but these would go with just about anything! I would wear them most frequently with a leopard print button-down and wedge platforms. They would go perfectly with my go-to favorite band shirt, flats or ankle booties, and/or faux leather biker jacket for a no muss, no fuss casual but cool look!

 

Zonya High Top Suede Sneaker by Dolce Vita, Size 9.5— Retail Value $135.00 (on sale for $69.97)

For months I have been begging for a pair of snake print ankle booties, but the style I have bookmarked and reference several times seems to be in limited availability. I sense these sneakers were sent to appease me for my constant cries for the boots! These sneakers are cute, but they aren’t necessarily my style. I could do without the variations of different snake prints combined together. I know, I am too dang picky! They are a tad tight on my ankles and instep even with adjustments on the laces too. However, I love these shoes because they are adaptive and great for folks with disabilities. There are zippers on both sides of the shoes that make putting on and removing the shoes easier. I don’t know if that was the brand’s intent, but I still think it is wonderful! I think it is imperative more brands offer adaptable clothing– fashion is and should be available for everyone!

 

The Verdict: This month’s Stitch Fix had some decent pieces, but nothing that tremendously spoke to me. I loved the Donna Morgan dress, but sadly we had some sizing issues. The Kut from the Kloth jeans were probably my favorite item since they are my ideal in jeans and because they are an incredibly versatile wardrobe staple. I loved the Dolce Vita sneakers, not because they fit me well or were my style, but because they are adaptive and I want all people to be represented in the fashion world! It would probably be wise to avoid getting more clothes this month too since I recently broke a clothing rack. Yeah, I have a lot of clothing, yinz. Onto industrial racks from here on out! I know Alexis is a new stylist to me, so I am hoping to give her more of a feel for my eccentric tastes. I am not one to shy away from patterns and bright colors and with summer soon approaching, your girl is craving some brighter pieces. Give me all the oranges, mustard yellows, pinks, and chartreuse shades. Hand over all the animal, bold retro geometric, psychedelic floral prints– my body is ready! Getting vaccinated means I can be around more of my friends and loved ones (while still practicing Covid safety measures) and I will feel more compelled to get dolled up more often! I will definitely pass all this info along to my stylist in my feedback. I cannot suggest enough that you provide updated Pinterest and Instagram links and direct feedback for every Fix you receive. Also, it is helpful to 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 your likes and dislikes. You can also “bookmark” items in their shop and send the links to items on your feedback as well. These all assist your stylist in creating a Stitch Fix that really fits your personality! If you prefer to not get a Style Fix– that’s fine too! Stitch Fix now allows you to shop on their site for clothing items, accessories, foundation garments, and also shoes without getting a monthly Stitch Fix sent to you! I don’t know about you, but I am eager to see what I receive in next month’s Fix!

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 $407. 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 $285.25 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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13 comments

Jamie

That green dress has such sleeves!

Nicole Rieder

Aren’t they beautiful, Jamie?

lisa

Love this box, it has to be one of the best I’ve seen from Stitchfix ever. So versatile. I’d take the sweater and sneakers in a heartbeat! Great review, too.

Nicole Rieder

Thanks, Lisa! And yes, they really provided so much to chose from!

Carrie

Someone enlighten me, please: Is “yinz” a nonbinary term akin to (the equally nonbinary) “y’all”?

Nicole Rieder

Yes, Carrie! I am from Pittsburgh and that is essentially our equivalent to “y’all” like you said. You nailed it! :o)

Calico Cat

Hello Carrie, yes, you are correct. I grew up in Erie Pennsylvania and my relatives from the center of the state used this term alot. It is not common in Erie though. 🙂

Mel

I got those jeans, too, and I LOVE them! They are the only thing I kept from the box.

Nicole Rieder

Mel, I am glad you found something you liked. Those jeans really are fantastic!

Marion

I love sneakers with zips! I had a pair of LE magenta Converse hightops that zipped up alongside the lacing. They were so convenient, & I wore them til the zips flat-out broke. 😢

Nicole Rieder

Marion, those sound super cute!

Kc

I really like the variety you got, esp if you can get the sizing issues worked out. That green dress is gorg!

Nicole Rieder

Thank you, Kc! The dress was pretty cute. I love the Donna Morgan brand. I sometimes find their stuff even at places like TJ Maxx and Marshall’s. So well made and such beautiful prints and colors!

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