In early July, I received my second maternity Stitch Fix (affiliate link!) in the mail. I debated whether I’d share this Fix or not since there were a bit more misses than my first Fix and I didn’t take individual photos of the pieces. Even if this Fix was a bit more of a dud, Stitch Fix allows you to try on some clothes that you might not otherwise pick for yourself. Sometimes it’s a win, like the maxi skirt. Other times, it’s a miss, like the red dress.
How Stitch Fix Works
Here’s a quick refresher for the ladies who haven’t heard of Stitch Fix. Stitch Fix is an online personal stylist for women. They carry “regular”, petite, and maternity clothes and accessories. To get started, you fill out an extensive style, fit, and lifestyle profile (they also recommend sharing a Pinterest board showing your style preferences), including your budget. When scheduling your “Fix,” you can also include a note for your stylist about any upcoming events or items you’d like to include or exclude from your Fix. Since I’m pregnant, I’ve shared updates on my weight gain (eek!), how my belly has grown, and some of the other maternity pieces I purchased elsewhere.
A personal stylist will then select 5 items for you. At this point, you’re charged a $20 styling fee and this is applied to any items purchased from your Fix. Your Fix is shipped directly to you (so convenient!) with a note from your stylist and a styling card showing examples of how to wear the pieces. Like so:
You have three days to decide whether you’ll keep or return any of those 5 items. The $20 styling fee will be applied as credit towards any items you purchase. If you buy all five items, you get 25% off the entire purchase! Return shipping is free, so you can easily send back whatever you don’t want by placing everything in the big return envelope that comes with every Fix.
When you check out, you have an opportunity to share style, fit, and price feedback on the individual pieces your stylist chose for you, as well as on the whole process. This gives them an idea of how to make future Fixes even better for you. You can also schedule your next Fix. I skipped the August Fix, but have the September one in transit.
Here’s what I received:
Gilli Alina Maxi Skirt – $58
I was unsure about this skirt at first because I probably would have picked out a solid one. But then I realized I would probably only wear a solid colored top with it, so the pattern was a good choice! Since this skirt isn’t technically maternity, I’m excited that I can wear it post-baby! I’ve mostly worn the skirt with that navy tank from 7+ years ago and I’m looking forward to pairing it with a chambray shirt or white linen button down. – KEEP
Loveappella Maternity Calhoun Cowl Neck Maternity Top (cobalt blue) – $44
I liked the color of this top, but everything else was off. The neckline did no favors for my chest and it just didn’t fit right. Also, while the color matched the maxi skirt, there was too much flowy-ness going on for it to really work together. – RETURN
41Hawthorn Yasmine French Terry Blazer (grey) – $78
When I shared my feedback on this Fix, I told them that I was done trying blazers for the time being. Once again, this blazer didn’t lay properly. When pregnant, your ribcage expands and chest gets bigger, not to mention the whole belly thing, so jackets have been hit or miss for me. – RETURN
Spoiler alert: I asked for a black blazer in my September Fix, so apparently I can’t quit blazers!
Loveappella Maternity Winny Maternity Dress (red) – $64
This dress was a miss for several reasons: 1) I just don’t think I’m a solid red person. 2) The neckline seemed a bit too high for me, so my chest felt extra large. 3) The material felt a little thin. 4) This dress was somewhat similar to the Leith (non-maternity!) dresses that I already have, so this didn’t seem all that special. – RETURN
Kut From The Kloth Janine Maternity Ponte Legging (black) – $54
The one thing I liked about these leggings was the material. It was thick and stretchy. Everything else was a miss for me. The belly panel was too small (it went about halfway up my belly and I still had 12 weeks to go when I tried them on). Also, I didn’t like the seems around the knees. Finally, they were too long, though I could have had them altered. – RETURN
Overall, I was a little disappointed with this Fix compared to my first. While the price points were better, I didn’t love a majority of the pieces, for one reason or the other. I took one month off and now have another Fix on its way. Since we’re in the final stretch of this pregnancy, I requested items that I could wear post-partum. We’ll see how the next one goes!