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What I’m Wearing This Week: Nuuly

Mary Zubritsky
ByMary ZubritskyFeb 23, 2024 | 0 comments

Hey, y’all! Since I don't have much in terms of clothing right now, I'll review Nuuly in two parts! Keep in mind that I paid for this review out of my own pocket because I was curious and wanted to see what the buzz was all about.

Why did it take me so long to try it out? I created an account almost a year ago, but every time I thought about trying it, I'd go to my closet only to discover that very few items were available, and they were always out of season!

So, I finally pulled the trigger and it wasn't the best experience. Well, let's get started!


Welcome back to What I'm Wearing This Week: Nuuly. For the newbies, every Friday on WIWTW I'll recap the clothing rentals I wore for the week. I’ll take you on a trip through my life, where I’m going, what’s missing in my closet, my current obsessions, what I’m excited to try, and maybe even buy. We’ll explore designers and trends, and a variety of styles and brands. And each week I’ll fill you in on why I chose each item, the total value of the rental compared to the retail price and more.

Nuuly is a monthly rental subscription service for women's apparel, where customers can choose any six items from hundreds of brands for just $98 per month. Nuuly is about discovering something new, loving something you never expected and surprising yourself in the best possible way. It's about getting creative with what you wear every single day's not just on special occasions.

This is a review of the 6-item plan for $98/month.


All three items by Anthropologie, Anna Sui and Saylor arrived fresh from the dry cleaner, neatly folded, and sealed in a Nuuly shipping bag.

Anthropologie Victorian Sweater Retail Value $230, Nuuly $87.40

About this designer: The thoughtfully designed pieces from Anthropologie surprise, delight and tell stories—of a collaborative, inventive community of women savoring every adventure and seeking beauty wherever they go.

Why I rented: It looked really cute on the app.

How I styled it: I wore this dress to brunch at The Sovereign and paired with the Etsy Obi leather belt, Altuzarra Lace-Up pumps, the Prada Bunny Clutch, and a vintage fox fur jacket.

Size and fit: I ordered a medium and it was a little fitted up top and difficult to squeeze into due to the lack of a zipper. It's knit in a lightweight cotton blend with a ribbed mock neck, long open-knit sleeves with contrasting ribbed cuffs, defined waist, open-knit maxi skirt, handkerchief hem, and a detached slip.

Condition: It showed up dirty with black marks and what appeared to be red wine stains on the sleeve.

Honest review: Once I cleaned it myself, I was able to wear it. But I only wore it once because I sat on the cleaning decision for two weeks. The dress itself is elegant with intricate knit detailing and a fun, flowy handkerchief hem.

Anna Sui Ribbed Roses Party Dress Retail Value $593, Nuuly $148.25

About this designer: Anna Sui is a second-generation Chinese American fashion designer from Detroit who is a descendant of the prominent Fang clan of Tongcheng, Anhui. By the time she was four years old, Sui knew she wanted to be a fashion designer after spending countless hours watching her mother sew and create clothes for her Barbie dolls and her brothers' army figures. Through this process, Sui learned the basics of creating clothing and her own unique outfits by using different patterned pieces for the sleeves of a dress and then swapping them to match other dresses, to create her own mix-and-match looks for the garments.

Why I rented it: Sigh, I couldn't find anything else and switched out a Selkie dress for it.

How I styled it: I paired this dress with Zara floral earrings, Calzedonia tights, Twinset platform pumps, vintage mink jacket, vintage Chanel bag, and an Audrey-esque hat that I found on a random website!

Size and fit: I ordered a size 6 and struggled to zip it up! It was really tight around the bust and the shoulders. This party-ready, rose-printed frock is crafted in a velvet burnout fabric with a mock neck, puffed elbow-length sleeves, back zip closure, empire waist, A-line skirt, and matching lining.

Condition: Very good but a little worn.

Honest review: I only rented it because I was out of items. And sadly, I removed a Selkie dress from my bag and replaced it with this one. It's a cute dress, but best for the holidays since it's made of black velvet.

Saylor Liline Abstract Mesh Dress Retail $264, Nuuly $147 

About the designer: In 2014, after losing her job, Jillian Shatken booked a trip to the west coast and it was there that she first saw LA's female-centric fashion scene. She met women creatives not much older than herself running their own companies and brands. It felt like the beginning of something important, and it was truly eye-opening.

With nothing more than a small savings account, a few rough sketches, and one very game business partner, Jillian decided to give Saylor (a name she saved for her future daughter) a shot. Today Saylor is sold in over 450 retailers, has quadrupled in size, and works out of a light-filled Garment District office in NYC.

Why I rented it: I've rented Saylor pieces before and loved the fitted design and colorful print.

How I styled it: I wore this dress to happy hour at Open Road and I paired it with neutral-hued nylons, J. Crew d'Orsay flats, a vintage mink jacket, the Chanel 19, and I also wore the Twinset pumps!

Size and fit: I got a medium and it fit almost like a glove. It hugged my body in all the right places! This ruched mesh dress features a round neckline, twist-front bodice, long ruched sleeves, back keyhole button and concealed side-zip closure, ruched body, and side slit hem. It's fully lined, cozy and comfy!

Condition: Great!

Honest review: There's something off about this dress and I just can't put my finger on it! I don't know if it's the gathered design at the bust or the coloring, but I loved it a lot less on me than the model.


  • What items were most helpful and versatile to own this week to ensure I got the most out of my rental and completed the look I craved? Sadly, I didn't get much wear out of anything because the items I chose weren't my style but wore the Saylor dress the most.
  • Did they meet or exceed expectations? Eh, Nuuly isn't my fave. They barely met expectations. 
  • What’s the return process like? Place the items in their shipping bag, zip it up, and that's it!


Oh, I have soooo many thoughts, but I will hold off until next week to reveal how I really feel. Stay tuned!

VALUE BREAKDOWN: The Unlimited membership costs $98/month and so far, I've received styles with a retail value of $1,635!

Have you tried Nuuly? Let me know about your experience!

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Mary Zubritsky
Mary Zubritsky

If shopping were an Olympic sport, I’d be a gold medalist. And while my bank account often feels the crunch, I just can’t stop buying secondhand clothing and accessories, under-the-radar designer goods, stuffed animal unicorns (I have about 75), and toys for my pet bunny rabbit. After 20 years of city slicking in NYC and DC, I now have a car and love to tour the Virginia countryside looking for vintage shops, undiscovered wineries and breweries, historic sites, and Thai restaurants—I’m addicted to Thai food. I never leave home without a spare phone charger because I love horror movies and therefore have an irrational fear of being stranded somewhere with a dead battery. 

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