I had some serious StitchFix growing pains during my first trimester (StitchFix is a personalized online shopping site; hereâ€™s a post describing it with pictures from one of my first fixes). It was partially my fault â€“ I gained weight pretty quickly and didnâ€™t update my sizing, although I did tell them that I was pregnant. But I really needed to change all my â€˜smallsâ€™ to â€˜mediumsâ€™ and didnâ€™t. But there was also some funky styling going on â€“ I got a few tops and dresses that really, really did NOT fit a pregnant personâ€™s body. It was frustrating because I love the idea of the service.
I made some tweaks to my style profile â€“ mostly bumping up all my sizing info. But I described my new body shape in the notes. And I made very specific requests. Lots more blousey shirts, no more tight tanks, and please, please â€“ nothing that hit me in the middle of the bump! Before, I kind of let the stylist have free reign, but that was clearly not working with pregnancy. Iâ€™ve gotten two really good fixes since. Although StitchFix doesnâ€™t officially â€œdoâ€ maternity clothes, they try to make it work for pregnant shoppers. And now that weâ€™re ironed out the creases, Iâ€™m back to being satisfied with the service.
Iâ€™ve only seen one other pregnant StitchFix review so I thought Iâ€™d toss my latest into the hat. Letâ€™s start with the NO WAYS.
Polka Dot Cross Back Top ($58). This shirt was not my style, at all. It was also too large in the neck. The back was cute (a little criss-cross action) but the general shape was blah. I felt like I was in pregnancy top from the 1970s. Also â€“ didnâ€™t love the price point.
Henry, however, loved it. (He gets super excited when he sees a StitchFix box because we drop everything and start trying all the clothes on in the hallway â€“ hah!)
Another reject â€“ this Colorblock Hi-Lo Tank for $48. I was so hopeful when I pulled it out of the bag because the colors and print are my style, but itâ€™s a definite NO. The â€œhighâ€ part of the shirt goes up too high for a bump â€“ you could see my maternity panel! And the color blocking around my breasts werenâ€™t flattering. So sad, but it went back in the box. It would be really cute on a non-preggers person.
Okayâ€¦ hereâ€™s are the YES PLEASE pieces (I donâ€™t think Iâ€™ve ever kept three pieces before!).
Love, love, LOVED this maxi dress. I kept asking my stylist for a good maxi dress and she finally delivered. At $88, it isnâ€™t cheap at all, but itâ€™s so soft and super comfy and light. I struggle to find maxi dresses that provide full coverage up top so I really loved this dress. I can probably wear this through the end of my winter pregnancy with a cardigan. But the dress is a little long â€“ I need to hem it.
The picture below is meh, but this top is great. Itâ€™s really a nice color and pattern, and itâ€™s soft and light. Itâ€™s $54, which is on the higher side, but I think I could easily dress it up or down with the right bottoms. I think Iâ€™ll max out of this shirt by 7 months or so, though.
And last, but not least, this light sweater ($48). When I first pulled it out of the box, I thought, â€œCome on, StitchFix â€“ a sweater in July?!â€ But itâ€™s a lighter sweater and will be perfect for movie dates or cooler September nights. Iâ€™ll be able to wear this through the end of pregnancy and beyond. Wahoo!
Another recent StitchFix maternity shirt was the orange top I wore at Henryâ€™s birthday party. I also got a pretty blue criss-cross one that that I wore to a business meeting a few weeks ago. I will outgrow that one soon, but I like it because it will be an AWESOME nursing top (God willing).
So â€“ in conclusion, I think StitchFix can work for pregnant women. I just found it to be a bit trickier than when I was not pregnant because my body shape changed so rapidly, so my sizing and style preferences were impacted. I hate shopping for clothes in malls, and I find maternity stores to be particularly nightmarish, so I continue to seriously adore the concept of StitchFix. The bumps in the road (pun intended) were worth working through!
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