Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Gwynnie Bee - Designer Clothes & Free Shipping!

Recently, Allie at Wardrobe Oxygen wrote about the online clothing subscription service, Gwynnie Bee, that allows you to pick out garments great for all occasions and they are shipped to you for FREE.  This had me intrigued, so I followed the link and became enamored right away with all the selections.  I browsed the site a bit and decided to sign up for the 30-day free trial.  This was on Tuesday morning last week and I had a wedding on Saturday afternoon to attend.  Perfect time to try out a new dress!  I wasn't sure that I'd receive the dress in time, so I did have a backup just in case.  I put several dresses that I could wear to the wedding in my virtual closet and two dresses were SHIPPED THE SAME DAY.  Well, that was much faster than I expected and was pleasantly surprised! 

I received the package on Friday with the mail (it was shipped USPS).  I opened the box to find the dresses folded very nicely and wrapped in tissue paper and inside a plastic envelope which was inside of a sealed (weatherproof!) box.  If you live in the Midwest, you know we have had a LOT of snow, sleet, and rain lately.  Needless to say, it.was.wet.outside.   But my dresses were NOT.  They weren't wrinkled either.  All I had to do was put them on. 

This is how the package looked when I first received it:
  

Sealed around the edges


Garment wrapped in tissue, inside a sealed plastic bag

Included with each garment is washing instructions and a comment card to leave feedback on the fit and quality of the garment. 

And they fit!  Most of the designers have sizing charts based on your bust-waist-hip measurements for their garments so it was super easy to make sure I picked out the correct size.  Another great thing is that Gwynnie Bee pictures models of all sizes wearing these garments, so if you're a bigger girl, you get to see how it will ACTUALLY look on you instead of seeing it on a much smaller-than-you model.  Looking at a model that is not your same size, shape, or body type can give you a skewed perspective of how it will look on you; I know I have become frustrated and disappointed more times than I'd like to admit because something didn't fit right in my mid-section.  Three kids, all c-sections, in four years makes for a trouble-spot-of-a-tummy, let me tell ya.  


Dress: Gwynnie Bee's Simply Bee Printed Sheath Dress,
Leggings: Target, Bracelet: Premier Designs,
Shoes: Lower East Side by Payless nude flats

 

  Please excuse the bad lighting in these photos; I'm still learning how to take high quality shots :)

This dress is straight, so it did not cling to any trouble areas.  In fact, it really didn't cling anywhere.  I may have benefited from a smaller size.  I also wish I had a chunky bubble necklace to go with this because I think that would have completed the look.  I wore a scarf with this at work on Monday, but I wasn't really pleased with it.  The bottom line is that I need more basic pieces and accessories to add to my wardrobe to finish off an outfit.
When I was ready to ship the garments back, I put them in the provided UPS  prepaid envelope and dropped it off at a UPS store location.  Before that, though, I filled out the comment card to provide some feedback.  I had no issues with the garments at all.  In fact, they were fabulous!  They were of good quality and fit like I expected. Alos, just a note on the washing instructions card; you may wash the garments according to the instructions if you are so inclined, but Gwynnie Bee takes care of that, too, so no worries!  Sweet.  Laundry for five people is such a large task even after I thinned out the kids' wardrobe two weeks ago, so not having to wash these too is a load off.
So, check out the catalog.  I am sure you will find one several items you like and want to try out.  I also love this website because it allows me to try out a look that I normally wouldn't and without any commitment. Being bolder in my wardrobe is one of my goals for this year and this is the perfect way to do it without going broke.

Key details to point out:
  • Gwynnie Bee is offering a 30-day free trial, so there is no cost to you to just try it out!
  • Right now, the garments are for women sizes 10 and up but they will be adding other sizes.
  • Shipping to you and return shipping is FREE every time.
  • You don't need to wash the garments; they do that for you for FREE
  • You can keep the garments as long as you want while you have the subscription and have an option to purchase a garment if you really like it that much. And I'm sure that is quite possible.
  • There are several subscription levels available starting with one garment at a time to 10 garments at a time.
  • The staff at Gwynnie Bee is very helpful and quick to respond.
So, if you're a girl-on-the-go like most of us these days and you don't have much time for shopping, laundry, or dropping off dry-cleaning, Gwynnie Bee is the site for you.  So, check it out and get your 30-day free trial started today!

All links to the Gwynnie Bee website are my affiliate links.  Any new paid subscriptions using this link will give me another 30 days free of the service.  I was not paid to write this post and these are all my personal opinions based on my personal experience with Gwynnie Bee. 

4 comments:

  1. I absolutely love GB!! They take me out of my normal all black wardrobe and get me to try fun and trendy styles that I would never pick for myself and turns out I look great in them. I love their Customer Service as well! Nothing brightens my day like a litte white box waiting on my doorstep!

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    1. Nicole, I couldn't agree more! As a mom who is done having babies, I found I was lost in the world of fashion. Instead of being paralyzed at the mall, I can be bold and try them on at home with accessories I already have and don't have to feel pressured to keep the item even though in the back of my head I know I won't actually wear it out of the house :)

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  2. I know... Isn't GB the best thing EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Has totally changed how I shop and look at clothing! Love Love Love it! And YOU my dear look smashing!!!! :)

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    1. Yes!! It has been so fun trying on new clothes every week. :) And thank you! I am slowly finding my fashion confidence and it has been a blast so far.

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