THE BETTER PLUS SIZE SUBSCRIPTION BOX

Chicago Plus Size Petite Fashion Blogger and model Natalie Craig, of Natalie in the City, compares Stitch Fix and Dia & Co styling services to find the best one for plus sizes.

So many of my readers try subscription styling services like Stitch Fix Trunk Club, and Dia & Co. And while I do, too, I don't do it very often. Which is why I made a point to sign up for a new Stitch Fix box twice a month for the past two months. Stitch Fix reviews vary from person to person, but I think it's really cool that you could earn a Stitch Fix $100 credit when you sign up and refer your friends. Dia & Co. has a similar program where you can also earn $25 when your friends sign up.

I think subscription boxes are great, but they aren't a good fit for every kind of fashionista. If you don't like shopping or trying on clothes in the dressing room and you would like assistance in styling certain looks, I think subscription box services could be great for you. On the other hand, if you have a deep sense of style and would rather pick your own clothes that a random stranger that doesn't really know you, then maybe these services aren't for you.

Can you guess which kind of shopper I am? Based on my theory, I should really hate subscription box services, but I don't. While it may take some extra patience and communication with my virtual stylist, I usually get really fun, true to my style outfits from them. The reason why I love using subscription box services is that they introduce me to trends and brands I wouldn't have usually tried on my own. For example, this Honey Punch Navy Sweater with Rainbow Sleeves was in my most recent Stitch Fix box, and while I absolutely love it, I would have never sought it out on my own. And do you see these jeans I'm wearing? They came from a Dia & Co. box. The brand of denim is Molly + Isadora, which I had never heard of before I got these jeans, and they have since become my favorite pair because they are so comfortable. And let's work our way down to the shoes, shall we? I got these bad boys because I asked my Stitch Fix stylist if she had any platform slide on sneakers because I needed a pair in my wardrobe. And sure enough, she sent some along! Being able to leave feedback and ask for specific items is another reason why I love these subscription services.

I recently opened both a Dia & Co. and Stitch Fix box on YouTube to show you all the differences between the two and what I got in each box. Watch it here: DIA & CO. VS STITCH FIX: THE BETTER PLUS SIZE SUBSCRIPTION BOX

If you want to try Stitch Fix, you can sign up for your first fix here: TRY STITCH FIX and get $25 off your first box, too!

You can also sign up for Dia & Co. here: TRY DIA & CO.

These are the only two subscription styling services I have ever tried. Have you tried Trunk Club or another service that you thought was great? Let me know! email me at natinthecity@gmail.com!
Photography by: Rorie Raimondi



Chicago Plus Size Petite Fashion Blogger and model Natalie Craig, of Natalie in the City, compares Stitch Fix and Dia & Co styling services to find the best one for plus sizes.

Chicago Plus Size Petite Fashion Blogger and model Natalie Craig, of Natalie in the City, compares Stitch Fix and Dia & Co styling services to find the best one for plus sizes.