My $10 Month with Gwynnie Bee Review

Gwynnie Bee is a monthly subscription clothing rental service for sizes 10-32. Pay a flat monthly subscription fee and get an endless, rotating wardrobe with unlimited exchanges and free shipping both ways.

Self proclaimed ‘Clothing Without Commitment, Gwynnie Bee has become known as the ‘Netflix’ of Plus Size Clothing. I stumbled upon Gwynnie Bee last month when I was looking for plus-size dresses. I vaguely remember going to their website before but at the time I was still in college and it didn’t appeal to me. I started a new job last year and I have been wearing dresses to work everyday – I kid you not. I am generally a 1x or size 16, but depending on the brand can fit into a 14 or 18. I was intrigued by their “$10 For Your First Month” special and decided to try out the service. It seemed like a great deal considering the plans start at $35 and go up to $159 depending on the amount of items you can have out at a time.




I signed up for Gwynnie Bee on January 1st, with the “3 Items At-A-Time Plan” (1 and 2 items were priced at the same $10 special). After adding 8 items to my closet “Rack” (8 is the minimum amount of items needed on your rack at the 3 Item Plan), I patiently waited for my selections to be chosen. They recommend at least 15 items on your rack, but I am picky and wanted to have a better shot at getting my favorites since you can only buy their products when it is “At Home.” I also had about 10 dresses “on hold” for when I needed to add my dresses back up to 8.

Pro-Tip: If you have two slots that need to be filled, have at least 9 items (or however many your plan requires plus one) otherwise the second slot will not get filled since your closet will drop under the minimum.

After awhile, this process became too tedious, so I ended up filling up my wishlist.

On January 5th, I got the following email:

We’re working on it, but unfortunately your Gwynnie Bee package has been delayed beyond our usual 2-3 days. Our apologies!

We’d like to make sure you get your full 30 days of the Gwynnie Bee experience, so to make up for the delay, we are extending your billing date by a week!

Thanks for your patience. We hope to get your package sent to your doorstep within the next few days.

My selections were delayed, but I was pretty excited that my plan had been extended to January 8th, which means I have more time to participate!

The cool thing about purchasing an item is that you don’t have to wait for it to be returned and, in theory, will receive the next item faster. I updated my closet since the size 18’s had been too large, and changed my choices to 1x and 16’s.

Upon creating my membership, I now could shop at the Gwynnie Bee shop, which is basically like “Last Call.” I purchased the following two dresses at $20 each, which would have been a great deal if they hadn’t been 1) too big and 2) worn looking. Oddly enough, the smaller sizes (16 vs 18) was about $18 cheaper. I probably wont use the Shop again since everything is ‘Final Sale.’


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ABS – Cap Sleeve Floral Fit & Flare Dress – Size 18 Tart Collections – Ilene Dress In Volcano – Size 2X


Check out my individual reviews of the clothes I received each week:

My first shipment arrived January 8th and my final shipment arrived February 7th before my trial subscription was over. Here are a few stats:

I received 19 dresses in total.

Returned Worn: 4

Returned Unworn: 8

Purchased: 7 (plus 2 from the Shop)

Total Spent: $211 (plus $40 from the Shop and $10 subscription)

Throughout the process, one thing I did not like was that the prices to keep the items continuously were updated. So at one point there was a pretty decent sale going on and then suddenly the discount would be lower. At one point it jumped so low, I ended up not purchasing the item because I was annoyed with losing even just a few dollars.




Yours Clothing

Coral And Black Daisy Flocked Peter Pan Collar Skater Dress

This dress is absolutely gorgeous. I would buy it again in a heart beat!


Spruce & Sage

Sunset Charmer Fit & Flare Dress

This dress ended up being too big, so I wish I hadn’t bought it after all.






Skater Dress With Mono Print Blocking

I really liked the uniqueness of this dress and enjoyed wearing it. I wish I had ended up purchasing this one.



Poppy Handkerchief Hem Dress

I was intrigued by this dress and it was at the top of my wishlist… unfortunately I never got the chance to try it!

Overall, I think this is a very cool and fun service. It’s a great way to expand your wardrobe, especially if you are a plus size girl. Gwynnie Bee offers a wide variety of options including pants, shirts, and especially dresses (as you could tell – my favorite!). The price points are a little steep and the shipping process is very troublesome at times – I felt like I spent way too much time picking up and sending off packages. If I ever decided to try the service again, I would want to experience one of the higher plans so that I could have more outfits to play with before having to send back anything. But at $159 for 10 items at a time, the price is way higher than I would consider to rent clothes, especially when I already spent A LOT of money to keep the clothes.



My $10 Month with Gwynnie Bee: Bonus Week Five

Gwynnie Bee is a monthly subscription clothing rental service for sizes 10-32. Pay a flat monthly subscription fee and get an endless, rotating wardrobe with unlimited exchanges and free shipping both ways.

Somehow I was able to fit a total of SIX dresses in my final week… so much luck!

I received the following three on Monday:

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Sunset Charmer Fit & Flare Dress


I tried this dress before in Week Two but the 1X was slightly too small. I ended up buying this one at $30 but regret it now as I think it is slightly too big now. I still haven’t worn it.



Shift Dress In Pink Chevron


At $17.50, this dress is perfect! It’s very cute and comfy. No complaints here. It looks great paired with a black belt.



Etched Printed Shift Dress


At $41, this dress was wayyyy too expensive, but it was too pretty to pass up and I ended up buying it. The material is great and the shape is nice. I got a few compliments when I wore it.


I was sweating it for awhile, thinking that the dresses wouldn’t arrive in time for my subscription to be cancelled. I was already trying to decide if I would buy them sight unseen or return them if I had to cancel before they arrived. Luckily, I didn’t have to make that decision because they arrived just in the nick of time!

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Tie Waist Printed Blouson Dress


Oh god, this dress was a hot mess. The material wasn’t so great and the shape was horrendous. It didn’t look anything like the picture!



Coral And Black Daisy Flocked Peter Pan Collar Skater Dress


I almost didn’t try this dress… and it was my absolute favorite. Out of every item I received from Gwynnie Bee, this one was a real winner and made the whole experience worth it. The shape, design, fabric – everything is wonderful about this dress. It is a true staple item. And on sale for $29, it was perfect!



Black & Cream Animal Print Dress


This dress was huge and heavy! The fabric was worn out and pilled. Returned it immediately!


My trial subscription was set to expire the following day, so I went ahead and cancelled. I really loved the service, but the price is a little high for me considering I like to buy the dresses I loved. Additionally, it is a very hands-on subscription, and in times became a little overwhelming. If/When I can afford the 10+ garment plans, I might consider the subscription again so that I don’t have to keep shipping back clothes so often.

I am working on a final post to review Gwynnie Bee… check back soon!

My $10 Month with Gwynnie Bee: Week Four

Gwynnie Bee is a monthly subscription clothing rental service for sizes 10-32. Pay a flat monthly subscription fee and get an endless, rotating wardrobe with unlimited exchanges and free shipping both ways.

My shipments are getting to me faster and faster each week. This week I am finally getting one of the dresses from the top of my wishlist (the ASOS dress below).



Skater Dress With Mono Print Blocking


This dress has been on my wishlist from the beginning and I was super excited to finally get it. Unfortunately didn’t look that great on me. It looks nice but it makes me look wider than I am. It is cute and at $39 it isn’t a horrible price. I just wasn’t as in love with it as I thought I would be. I will wear it one time and then return.




Baroque Floral Fit And Flare Dress


In person, this dress is a lot less colorful than in the photo. It is not as purple/pink as it looks and honestly isn’t as cute as I expected. It doesn’t look anything like the photo. I was recommended a size 12 but I am glad I got the size 14 because it fit perfectly and is actually more fitted than I thought it would be – there isn’t much stretch in the waist. While the material feels very silky soft, at $68 it is not a winner. The belt is absolute crap and looks very worn. I plan to wear it once and then return it.



I also received the Mint Rose Spruce & Sage dress from Week 3 in a 2X, but it ended up being way too big, so it was returned unworn as well.

Next week is my final week!

My $10 Month with Gwynnie Bee: Week Three

Gwynnie Bee is a monthly subscription clothing rental service for sizes 10-32. Pay a flat monthly subscription fee and get an endless, rotating wardrobe with unlimited exchanges and free shipping both ways.

This week’s shipment came EARLY, woohoo! I got the first two items on Tuesday and the third item on Thursday. Not bad at all. Be sure to check out my first and second week review, as well as check back for when I post my full review at the end of my $10 month.

I was exited about these two dresses even though the price was pretty high, they looked cute in the pictures. But they didn’t live up to my expectations, womp womp.



Animal Print Color Blocked Dress


I wasn’t sold on this dress when I saw it in the catalog, but thought it was be something new to try and I added it to my closet as an extra. When I saw it in my queue to send home, I was disappointed that one of my favorites hadn’t been selected this week again, but still I thought it would be fun to try something different… until I saw the price tag. $148 ON SALE. That price is way too high for a work dress. Even if I loved it, I couldn’t convince myself that that price is fair. When it arrived, I could immediately tell it was WAY too big. The quality was nice, but I couldn’t even wear it. Back it goes! (Which I am definitely okay with.)




Striped Fit & Flare Dress With Pink Accent


I generally disdain horizontal stripes, but I absolutely love pink. I decided to give this dress a chance since it looks so cute in the picture. I wasn’t super happy about getting sent another dress in the $50 range, but at least it was a little more attainable than the last dress. When it arrived, the white stripes were a little more grey colored. Once I put it on, it was way too big. I can’t give it a fair review, because I didn’t even get to wear it.


My third dress was supposed to come on Thursday, but ended up coming Wednesday (WOW!) so I was actually able to wear it this week (I was off work Friday).



Paper Mache Chelsea Dress


After my experience with the last Triste Chelsea Dress, I decided to look at their other patterns. I noticed this one and thought it would be a nice option, since I actually liked the fit. This dress is still in the $46 range, so again I was on the fence. The fabric seems a little cheaper than the other Chelsea Dress but I love the pattern on this one more. I ended up deciding to purchase it since I did like it a lot and did not want to miss out on it again.



Good news is that they have already started prepping one of my next items.. and it’s gorgeous. I am hoping it will get here by Saturday! 4 dress in one week would be a first!


The dress came on time, so I am including it below:



Mint Rose Fit & Flare Dress


For $33, I was VERY excited about this one. The color is beautiful and I love the rose print. Unfortunately it fit tight at the waist and showed off my back fat … so it is getting returned after I wear it once to work (with a jacket to hide the back). Another Spruce & Sage dress that I wish I had picked the 2X. The material is on the cheaper side but still looks nice. I think I am going to re-closet it in the 2X and try to get it again. As well as the other Spruce & Sage dress I liked that was too small.


My $10 Month with Gwynnie Bee: Week Two

Gwynnie Bee is a monthly subscription clothing rental service for sizes 10-32. Pay a flat monthly subscription fee and get an endless, rotating wardrobe with unlimited exchanges and free shipping both ways.

All 3 dresses for this week have finally arrived and I have had a chance to review them. Check out my Week One post if you haven’t already, and I will be posting an extensive review and overview at the end of my $10 month.



My first outfit of the week arrived yesterday, and it was pretty adorable.


EFFIE'S HEART Dolce Vita Dress In Mariposa Print


Dolce Vita Dress In Mariposa Print


Finally, a perfect fit! This dress is seriously adorable and unique! I love the butterfly print.

I do have to say that the dress looked a tad bit worn, but not too much, and my boyfriend disagreed with me and said it didn’t. Also the dress is very slightly see-through, so make sure you aren’t wearing a polka dot bra like I was when I tried it on. Nit-picking: The belt loops were a bit stretched and the pockets drooped a tad.

Other than that it was a seriously cute design, and I decided to buy it the same night (on sale for $29.50). I wore it to work the next day!



The following two dresses arrived earlier today:


TRISTE Colorfully Tiled Chelsea Dress


Colorfully Tiled Chelsea Dress


I am still currently on the fence about this dress. I plan to wear it tomorrow because it actually looks nice on me. But at $45.50, I am hestitant to pull the trigger. My main complaint is that the print actually looks fairly different than the photo. It is very colorful but the colors look kinda weird together. My best example is that it looks like a child’s craft project. The fit is great though and it seems to hide my problem areas. The quality is nice and the dress appears to be new. I am wearing it tomorrow and will decide then whether I am willing to pay that much for this dress.


SPRUCE AND SAGE Sunset Charmer Fit and Flare Dress


Sunset Charmer Fit & Flare Dress


Love the print and the quality of the material is nice. I definitely loved the idea of dress and it actually looked nice in person but unfortunately it accentuated my hips, tummy, and back. The first two I can handle, but my most hated spot is my upper back fat. I think in this case the 2X may have been nicer because it wouldn’t have been so form fitting. Overall, though, it was a very nice dress. At $35 on sale, I probably would have bought it if it wasn’t so unflattering in my problem spots. Also, I am pretty sure this dress was new or worn only a handful of times.



Overall, it was a pretty good week. But I am really excited to see what is picked for me next.

My $10 Month with Gwynnie Bee: Week One

Gwynnie Bee is a monthly subscription clothing rental service for sizes 10-32. Pay a flat monthly subscription fee and get an endless, rotating wardrobe with unlimited exchanges and free shipping both ways.

I am writing a full review of my $10 Month with Gwynnie Bee, but I decided to update weekly on my experiences. This is week one!


I decided to add only dresses because that is what I wear to work every day. I usually wear 1x and size 16s, but also 2x and 18s. To be safe I chose the latter, since I was sure they would fit fine – I was pretty wrong.


JESSICA HOWARD Short Sleeve Colorblock Sheath Dress


Short Sleeve Colorblock Sheath Dress


Beautiful in the photo, but unfortunately the 18W was way too large on me. I feel like even if I had sized down, it would have been blocky on me.

I really love the colorblock design and the dress is obviously well made. It felt very nice to the touch and seemed sturdy.

I forgot to note the price, but it was in the $20-30 range on sale. Good price if it would have fit!


BB DAKOTA Batavia Dress


Batavia Dress


Adorable dress! But on me, the top was very droopy and way too big – which at 40DD is not usual. The waist was also too big, although it wouldn’t have been so bad if the top fit. I think if I would have downsized, the top would have still been too big and the waist might be too small. It had a very odd shape.

I did love the material, and the print was gorgeous. Might have been my favorite, material wise.

I forgot to note the price, but it was in the $20-30 range on sale. I probably would have bought it if the top hadn’t been so huge.


POSTCARDS Tribal Print Cascade Dress


Tribal Print Cascade Dress


This dress was shorter than the previous two, and a slightly cheaper feeling material although still good.

The fit was decent, and after the first two being such duds, I was happy that it even fit!

I bought it immediately (on sale for $17.50) and I wore it out that night. The price was a great value and I’ve worn it twice since!



I got off easy this week with only spending $17.50 and got a pretty cute dress. Not a bad week at all, although I was sad that I only could wear one of the three dresses I received this week. I am going to change the dresses in my closet to 1x and 16s since the 18s were so big on me. Hopefully it will work out better next week!