Gwynnie Bee is a clothing rental subscription service. My body shape makes me a perfect candidate, as they specialize in sizes 10-32, and I am a 14-16. When I started I added about 25 items to my closet (it’s a lot like creating a Netflix queue back when DVD subscriptions were their main business model, except there is no specific order) and they sent me the first three that were available. They now have a feature that lets you prioritize items, so I have some control over which items are more likely to show up. Then, when I return items, they send more!
I really like that I have a lot of control – I pick the specific items that are in my closet. I can go outside my comfort zone if I feel like it, or I can stay well within it. Overall, I put several items that would be a stretch for me in my closet, but also put plenty of items I think I will like so that any given shipment is likely to have something in it that I will wear.
DEAL: Currently when you sign up for Gwynnie Bee you can get your first month for FREE, (no code needed, just use the link) which is an awesome way to just try it out and see if you love it.
Gwynnie Bee has really upped their packaging game recently, too. New purple branded boxes with happy, affirming messages!
I am always excited to see my Gwynnie Bee box in the mail. It has been a great way for me to keep my work wardrobe interesting. After a few months of less travel, I am about to get on the road again, so I am adding more dresses to my closet. This month’s arrivals were dress focused.
Adrianna Papell Flare Red and Black Colorblock Dress (Size 16). I love Adrianna Papell, and I am usually a solid 16 in her dresses. This was no exception. It fit great. I didn’t like that the underarm was cut a little low – this would stop me from buying a dress, but not from wearing it once or twice from Gwynnie Bee!
The back on this dress is interesting and flattering!
Julia Jordan Fit and Flare Dress with Front Pleat (Size 14W). This dress is very generously cut. I usually wear a 16, but a 14W can work. In this case, it was just way too big, so I didn’t end up wearing this dress. I felt frumpy.
I loved the color (can you tell? I picked two pink dresses!), and the fabric is nice and substantial, but there was just too much dress here for me. I might recloset in a smaller size.
Poppy and Bloom Spring Forward Dress in Navy Basketweave (Size 1x). I was worried this dress would be too cutesy for me, but I actually ended up liking it. I wore it for a more casual business trip, styled with the brown woven belt, above, but a different pair of boots (I needed something flatter that day!), and a flouncy blue BoBeau cardigan I had at home. It’s a nice stretchy jersey – super comfy! I definitely filled out the top, though – I am in a 36F or 36G these days (ladies, if you are still buying 38D from Victoria’s Secret because you think it is your size, go get fitted! Crazy big cup sizes aren’t as crazy as you think, and man do they make things more comfortable!).
This was a great month for me, despite that one dress being huge. At least I learned I need to size down from that designer!
- you can mark your shipment as outgoing so your items ship out faster
- you can purchase items that you love at huge discounts
- use the community at Gwynnie Bee to help you select the best items for your body and the right size for that garment.
- All the garments are inspected and I’ve never really had an issue with anything I’ve received in terms of condition.
- It’s also worth a mention that the clothes are higher end clothes, so they all have better construction and fabric than what you might normally purchase for yourself.
- Gwynnie Bee Cost:
- 1 item/ $49 per month
- 2 items/ $69 per month
- 3 items/$95 per month
- 5 items/$139 per month
- 7 items/$179 per month
- 10 items/$199 per month