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Stitch Fix Plus Size End of Summer Dresses and Jumpsuits Review

Nicole Rieder
ByNicole RiederSep 11, 2021 | 18 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.

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First Impressions

End of Summer Dresses & Jumpsuits

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

Hellena Faux Wrap Knit Maxi Dress by Market & Spruce, Size 2x — Retail Value $78.00

 

Friends, I fell in love with this dress immediately. I am not exaggerating when I say I gasped! I love the shade of blue with the abstract floral print in pale pink, orange, and yellow. I honestly felt like this dress was made for me– it is so perfect! I wish I had had this to wear to my cousin’s wedding ceremony– I think it would have been better in the hot heat than what I did wear. The fabric is a bit on the thick side with loads of stretch, but incredibly comfortable to wear. I also love that the color palette is so vibrant and truly encapsulates that summer feeling! The retro vibes are a big hit with me too, of course! This dress is so bold and expressive that I did a rather simple styling by pairing this beauty with orange jelly flats and my new favorite earrings from Femme de Bloom! And yes, I kept this dress! I couldn’t bear to return it!

Roanne Faux Wrap Knit Dress by FORTUNE + IVY, Size 3x — Retail Value $48.00

 

Polka dots are such an easy and classic print, you simply can do no wrong with them! This navy and white polka dot dress is no exception. I was so tempted to keep this dress because it fits like an absolute dream. The fabric is so soft and stretchy and the slight butterfly sleeves add such a romantic touch to this piece. This is a dress that could be worn year-round which makes it that much more of a value! For a cute summer look, I paired this faux wrap dress with white Mary Janes and another pair of Femme de Bloom earrings I recently purchased! In the fall months, you will be an absolute vision in this dress with fishnet stockings, a cardigan, and open-toed vintage-inspired wooden platform heels. In colder weather, opt to pair this dress with thicker opaque tights, an oversized, thickly knit mustard cardigan, and your favorite ankle booties.

Darleena Surplice Jumpsuit by Skies Are Blue, Size 3x — Retail Value $78.00

 

My dad helped me take the photos on this review and he loved this jumpsuit on me so much that he offered to get it as a birthday present for me. I appreciated the gesture– I love my dad!  I was mighty tempted to take him up on it too but opted against it because the fabric has limited stretch. I didn’t want to have to worry that I would bust a seam sitting down or feel too tightly enclosed. My stylist, Torey, truly did nail it with this piece, though. I absolutely love the bright and bold vintage-inspired floral print on this jumpsuit. I also love the sleeves and the modesty buttons at the cleavage. This is fantastic for when you are at work and want to ensure you are fully covered! Styling with a jumpsuit like this is so simple too– I just put on my go-to orange jellies and some yellow flower power earrings to bring out the beautiful colors in this piece. Did I happen to mention– IT HAS POCKETS!!!

Rica Knit Crop Jumpsuit by Kaileigh, Size 3x  — Retail Value $58.00

 

On the contrary, dad did not like this jumpsuit. He might have made a noise when I came out in it– such a visceral reaction! I actually love the cute bellflower print on this piece, but I wasn’t smitten for this like the other jumpsuit. I don’t know if it was the style and cut on this one or that celery green, but I just wasn’t feeling it the same way. The fabric does have loads of stretch– which is a plus. I also like how versatile this jumpsuit is– it can be worn all year! If you are wearing this in fall or winter, no fear either put a t-shirt or turtle neck underneath and a jean jacket, bulky knit cardigan, or a faux leather biker jacket on top for cozy layers. Finish the look with flats, oxfords, or ankle booties.

Alisha Knit Maxi Dress by Market & Spruce— Retail Value $48.00

 

When I was younger I disliked maxi dresses, but the older I get the more I appreciate them! There is simply nothing easier to wear on a hot and humid day than a maxi dress. Just throw it on with some statement earrings and sandals– you’re good to go! This dress definitely fits the bill. I love the rust, yellow, tan, and white floral print against the black fabric. I usually don’t like thin spaghetti straps, but that back detail makes them all worth it for me! Plus, that slit– sexy, right? This dress paired with a thinner knit cardigan would be ideal for the office, but also out on the beach or for a late-night dinner date. The only negative with a maxi dress like this is it doesn’t translate well to colder months, but at least you will be living it up for the summer in this number!

The Verdict

Holy smokes, friends–this month’s Stitch Fix was off the charts great! My new stylist, Torey, really took my feedback and ran with it. I am so impressed that I actually kept the Hellena dress– truly a must-have! Can you tell how excited I am to provide feedback to Torey? I am just so pleased with everything she selected. I know I sound like a broken record, but giving your stylist feedback is crucial! I always strongly suggest providing a Pinterest and Instagram link as well to give your stylist a better idea of what your preferences are and even your body type to get a better feel for the fit you need! 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. It is actually a fun activity I do in my downtime. You can also “bookmark” items in their shop and send the links to items on your feedback as well. Stitch Fix has offered the option for you to purchase pieces outside of your style box, but also to select items you like for the box as well. I am going to give that a go for one of my future boxes. Keep in mind as well– you are not obligated to get a monthly Style Fix! If getting a monthly Fix isn’t your thing Stitch fix now allows you to shop directly on their site for clothing items, accessories, foundation garments, and shoes! With all these options, what isn’t there to love about Stitch Fix? I know I am amped to see what Torey sends me next month– are 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 $310. 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 $212.50 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!

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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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18 comments

Beth Kase

Wanted you to know how much I love and appreciate your thorough reviews. I look forward to the. And read every word. Although I don’t get clothing boxes I get makeup boxes. I give thorough and clear reviews of everything I receive. I hate reading a review of one or two words like love it!? But why? Thank you for all your time and great reviewing. The first dress is definitely your color and style. Super flattering. My hair has purple highlights so without a doubt those proper stylized colors with your skin tone and hair color go much farther done right! Great job! ♥️

Nicole Rieder

Awwwwe Beth, thank you in return for your equally thoughtful comment! It means so much to me that you took the time to respond and to read my review! I definitely try to be as thorough and honest in the reviews I write and I am glad it shows. And omg, I am sure your purple high lights look fantastic, though. Especially in the cooler months we have ahead with all the lovely jewel tones!

Michael Rudnick

The blue jumpsuit is my favorite and it was accessorized perfectly.

Nicole Rieder

Thank you so much, Michael. I love that jumpsuit– it is such a bold and lovely piece!

Mario Tartaglia

Girl that Darleena Surplice Jumpsuit looks so cute on you! It was basically made for you. Love it! ❤️

Nicole Rieder

Mario, thank you so much! It means a lot that you took the time to check out my review and comment. And omg, I love that jumpsuit so much. I regret sending it back tbh! haha

Claudia

Looking great as always, Nicole! I loved everything except the celery jumpsuit, which fit and flattered but was just a little too muted IMO for your usual fun look. The first dress is amazing on you!

Nicole Rieder

Thank you so much, Claudia! Yes, it is a wee bit too tame. But that print is just too cute. And omg, you know the dress was a must. I fell in love with it at first sight.

Jenn

That first dress is everything!😍

Nicole Rieder

Thank you so much, Jenn! The colors on it are so dang good!

AprilAriesPb

You are always and simply fabulous!

Nicole Rieder

Awe AprilAriesPb, thank you so much! So sweet of you to say!

Carissa Ahava

Great box! Love the styling tips.

Nicole Rieder

Thank you, Carissa! I love styling pieces and passing along ideas to yinz! :o)

Sheri Hoffman

Great review as always, Nichole! You look great in everything.

Nicole Rieder

Awe thank you so much, Sheri!

Maddie in PA

Fab review, as always, Nicole! LOVE the Hellena dress, love it on you, and especially love the “OMG, I can wear a bra!” straps.

I have a soft spot for polka dots, especially white on navy, so that 2nd dress would be perfect for my tastes.

What I didn’t care for with the Darleena jumpsuit is the print and the unfortunate, um, crotchal placement of a bloom. Great style and fit, attention to detail at the bust, but the print is too large for a complicated garment. Would have made a great simple maxi skirt, though.

Always love reading your reviews!

Nicole Rieder

You gotta love a dress that doesn’t need a strapless bra, right? And the polka dot is great too, for sure!

Awe I didn’t see the placement till now. Now, I kind of love it a little more because that placement is a bit funny. I didn’t notice it too frequently due to my belly too. It sure could make a cute midi length dress tbh with a faux wrap. I love that print so much!

And thank you for all your support and for checking out my reviews!

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