I've been on a roll with Gwynnie Bee lately - I've really, really liked the last three dresses that I ordered from them, so much so that a purchase is probably in the cards. Here's the latest one that I'm thinking of buying.
Leslie Fay Cheetah Print Dress
Leslie Fay is new to me; I'd never heard of this designer before perusing the Gwynnie Bee site. This dress fits me true to size, which according to the garment reviews on the GB website, has not been the case for everyone. But it worked for me! I think this will look really cute with tights and booties in a couple weeks, when the weather turns colder.
Quite a few of you have reached out and asked me questions about Gwynnie Bee, or have told me about your experiences with the plus size clothing rental service - which I love! You can chat with me by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or on Facebook. Here are a few of the questions/comments I'm hearing:
Do you like everything you're sent?
No, I don't. I've returned, on average, one out of every 4th garment I've received without actually wearing it (aside from trying it on and realizing it doesn't work). While it's always a little disappointing to realize that someone I'd been waiting for doesn't wind up being terrific on me, I appreciate the fact that returns are no hassle (they include a pre-paid mailing envelope with every item shipped).
I've experienced serious lag-times between shipments. Have you had that, too? Yes, I have. I've found that it typically occurs when I send all three items that I've rented back at once. If I send items back one at a time, then I usually have a new item arriving just a couple days after I've returned something else. I once received an email from their customer service department letting me know that none of the items I'd closeted were available, so I went in and added more things. Having lots of items in your closet helps keep packages flowing, too.
Have you bought anything from them, yet? If so, what was the discount? I'm planning to buy the Kiyonna Lucia Wrap dress, and the price quoted to me was 45% off the retail price. Pretty impressive!
I'd love to hear more from you guys - if you're doing the free 30 day trial, or if you've bought a subscription. And if you did the trial but didn't buy a subscription, I'd love to hear your thoughts too.