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Gwynnie Bee Plus Size Late Spring/Early Summer Dress Review + Coupon

Nicole Rieder
ByNicole RiederJun 6, 2022 | 0 comments

Gwynnie Bee
2.6 overall rating
53 Ratings | 16 Reviews

Gwynnie Bee is a size-inclusive clothing rental subscription service offering sizes 0-32! Gwynnie Bee allows you to select items you like that are put in a virtual closet. The chosen items in your virtual closet are sent to you at random, but you can select priority pieces to be sent to you first. Since I started using the service, I can say I always have a lot of fun with this box!

The cost depends on how many items you would like to rent out at a time. Prices start at $49 per month for 1 item, and can be up to $199 for 10 items. Gwynnie Bee also has a marketplace on their site where you can buy discounted used rental pieces and brand new accessories, underwear, and workout gear as well!

 This is a review of the three items at a time for $95/month.

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What's Inside This Box

Textured Balloon Sleeve Sweater Dress by Robbie Bee, Size 3x — Cost to Keep $60.50

 

I decided to start out with my least favorite, and also most unlikely to be worn at this present time. Summer is practically here, it has been in the 80s and 90s. Needless to say, a sweater dress isn't in the cards for me for a few months. However, not only is it seasonally inappropriate... but I simply am not feeling this dress. In theory, I thought I would love this dress since it has major Sharon Tate late 60s vibes, but in reality it... meh.  Maybe it is because it is solid white, maybe it could be the lack of structure in the material, but I don't like this dress on me. It just felt like a sack on my body and the balloon sleeves were weird and not in a good way! I will give props on the dress being rather roomy and comfortable, though. Even though it wasn't a Love Connection for myself and this Robbie Bee dress, doesn't mean it couldn't be dreamy for you. Picture wearing this rebelliously post Labor Day in the fall and winter with your favorite tights and platform Mary Janes for a cute, yet chic look! I did simple styling with silver metallic loafers and oversized hoops for added sass.

Dolman Sleeve Blouson Sheath Dress by Jessica Howard , Size 20 — Cost to Keep $41.50

 

Next we have this fabulous Dolman sleeve dress. I love the way these sleeves drape and how they look when you extend your arms. I would have wore this when I was frequenting dance nights in my 20s for that reason alone! The material has has a nice stretch and fits the body perfectly. You may not be able to see this detail, but the subtle stripes on this piece have sparkly threading details. It definitely adds a slight shimmer. I felt like a chubby Debbie Harry in this number, yinz! The only gripe I have is that I wish this was in black or even an 80s blue-green for an even more retro vibe. The deep burgundy is beautiful, but doesn't say summer to me at all. I paired this piece with the same silver hoops and my now go-to black platform sandals from Torrid.

Mixed Abstract Print Pleated Tie Waist Dress by London Times, Size 3x — Cost to Keep $76.50

 

Finally. I saved my favorite piece this month for last, this abstract pleated number by London Times. this dress is just ideal for summer-- the print and color palette reminds me of Globey from Pee Wee's Playhouse. I mean, can't you see this print being a wallpaper or flooring design on the show? I showed it mainly for yinz without the tie because I liked the caftan-like cut. I now have to say I prefer it a bit more cinched, but the tie was a bit flimsy and hard to properly knot. The fabric has loads of stretch and breathes well in warm weather. I can easily see myself sipping on a non-alcoholic Painkiller on a a chaise lounge underneath a fringed, patio umbrella living my best life in this dress. Yes, it's happening-- I am slowly morphing into Mrs. Roper from Three's Company and I ain't mad about it! I styled this with white Mary Janes and some rad acrylic Lava Lamp earrings to tie in the trippy, yet kitschy aesthetic.

Verdict

This month's Gwynnie Bee selections were quite the mixed bag, eh? Two of the three dresses felt like they were for winter or fall, but the third piece screamed summer time-- or at least a lovely vacation to Palm Springs! I enjoyed the London Times and Jessica Howards dresses the most, but I downright didn't like the Robbie Bee dress. That one was disappointing in style, fit, and I didn't like taking pics in the eighty degree weather in it one bit! That complaining aside, I still love Gwynnie Bee. They usually nail it on the head. I love being able to rent items without commitment. Plus, Gwynnie Bee has some of the best deals and incentives! With every purchase, closeted item, and returned pieces, you accrue member points that can be used to purchase items! These points can add up to either $5, $10, or a $15 discount! Gwynnie Bee also offers a variety of additional sales on at home items too! I bring this up to my friends that are in need of new clothes going back to the office or if they are in between sizes.  In addition, Gwynnie Bee has an outlet that members have access to where you can get even further discounted pre- worn items. I have scored some pieces through the outlet for as low as $9!

A service like Gwynnie Bee is a great option for someone like me that works from home, but is slowly dipping their toes into events. I have been laying low during the pandemic to protect vulnerable family members and myself. I don't go to the malls like I used to pre-pandemic. Though I miss shopping dates with friends, I love the ability to have fashions delivered right to my door! No fitting rooms, no masks, no hand sanitizer-- just me throwing on everything and having a fashion show from the comfort of my own home!

What are you waiting for-- especially with 50% off for your first month! This month's selections were absolutely adorable-- are you as eager as me to see what is in store for us next month?

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Other Things You Should Know

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes! All three pieces are available to rent.

ACTIVE DEAL: Get 50% off your first month! No coupon needed - just use this link.

Value Breakdown: Gwynnie Bee’s costs range depending on your subscription and how many items you are sent at a time. I have the $95 three-item-at-a-time plan. This includes free shipping and returns. I can get as many pieces as I like monthly, as long as I return each item first. I got three items this month. The three items total up to $178.50, which is $83.50 more than my monthly plan.  Now, imagine the greater value had I sent these pieces back sooner and received additional pieces! Dang!

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Gwynnie Bee is a monthly subscription service for sizes 0-32. Get unlimited access to a closet the size of a department store with unlimited free shipping. For one item out at a time, the cost is $49 a month, for two items - $69, for three items, $95 a month.
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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