Hey, loves! This may come as a shock to some of you, but FabFitFun has expanded its business and will soon be offering a FabFitFun Style service! I have been a FabFitFun partner for a while now because I am obsessed with their seasonal boxes! If you have never purchased a FabFitFun box before, check out my latest post about the Winter box here! Anyways, since I’m already such a huge fan of the company, I was thrilled when asked if I wanted to be one of the few to test out the FabFitFun Style service. I am a big fan of Stitch Fix, so I was interested to see how these two compared.
By now most of you have probably heard of Stitch Fix. If you have never heard of it, or you have but don’t really know what it’s about, let me give you a little background information. Stitch Fix is a personal styling company where you fill out a survey on your clothing preferences and a stylist will select five pieces they believe you will love and mail it to you. Once you receive your box, you have 3 days to select which pieces you would like to keep and which you want to return. All you have to do is go to the website and fill out a quick little checkout survey and then send the pieces you don’t want to keep back in a prepaid package which is provided for you. If you purchase all 5 pieces, you get a 25% off discount. There is a $20 styling fee with each fix, and that fee is applied to any piece you decide to purchase. If you missed my full review about Stitch Fix, check it out here!
Stitch Fix has been a leader in the personal styling business for a while now, so I knew it was only a matter of time before another company followed in its footsteps.
First of all, let me point out that the business model for FabFitFun Style is identical to Stitch Fix. Everything from the styling fee to the number of days you have to decide which items you want to keep and which you want to return is the same. The only difference I noticed was that Stitch Fix always sends 5 pieces in each Fix, while FabFitFun sent me 6. Here are the 6 pieces I received in my FabFitFun Style box.
Long Scallop Sleeve Side Tie Dress
The color of this dress is absolutely gorgeous! I am all for wearing any shade of pink! As Julia Roberts said in the movie Steel Magnolias, “Pink is my signature color.” I am also a huge fan of wrap dresses and sweaters. However, I am not a huge fan of ruffles. It’s hard to see the bottom of this dress from the picture, but it cuts pretty high in the middle. I tried it on and was shocked by how short it was. It looked like a costume that could be worn on Dancing With the Stars. While this was a nice attempt, it just wasn’t the right fit for me.
Hooded Double-Breasted Longline Cardigan
I am obsessed with cardigans! They are so versatile and can really be worn any season because even summer nights at the beach can get pretty cool. I loved the quality of this cardigan. It was really thick and warm. However, I felt like a potato sack. It was just so big and I wasn’t a huge fan of the hood on the cardigan. I also thought the buttons looked a little cheap. I thought the $79 price tag was outrageous for this cardigan.
High Waisted Short Flare Skirt w/ Gem Bursts
This skirt was a huge disappointment for me. The beading was way too gaudy. The fabric was also incredibly thick and the whole skirt was really heavy. My husband looked at it and his face said it all. He hated it! I couldn’t take it off fast enough! Plus the zipper was awful! I spent way too much time trying to get it to unzip so I could try it on.
Ruffle Overlap Sweater w/ Tie Back
I don’t even know where to start with this sweater. I’m embarrassed to admit I just earned my law degree, and I couldn’t figure out how to put this sweater on. It made me feel like a complete idiot. Trying on a sweater shouldn’t be that difficult! I really don’t like ruffles anyway, so I quickly gave up. This was a huge bummer for me.
Bonded Lace Fit and Flare Dress
I think this dress is a close fit to my style. I love lace. It is just so feminine. However, the material of this dress felt weird and it fit weird too. I really wasn’t impressed.
Let me start off by saying this is not the necklace I was meant to receive in my box. The picture and price on the order form wasn’t even a close match to the two necklaces I had in my box. While I thought these necklaces were okay, one of them had a $9 price sticker left on it. I don’t even want to know how much FabFitFun would have charged me for the necklace if I decided to keep it.
One of my biggest complaints about Stitch Fix is that they don’t have many pieces that are in a lower price range. That was extremely disappointing considering I loved almost everything they sent me. I just wasn’t willing to pay $80 for a pair of pants I probably wouldn’t wear that often. However, I’ve managed to collect some decently priced items from Stitch Fix. Even though I always thought Stitch Fix was a little pricey, it is nothing compared to FabFitFun Style. Every single piece I received cost way more than what I thought each item was worth. At least Stitch Fix sends you pieces under $30 which includes clothing and not just accessories. Plus, even the pricier Stitch Fix items are almost always worth the cost. I have never received a box from Stitch Fix that cost more than $170 with the 25% discount for purchasing all the items. Below is the cost of all the pieces in my FabFitFun Style box. I think it’s outrageous these items cost $242.50 WITH the 25% discount. No thank you!
I am actually really disappointed with what my stylist chose for me in my FabFitFun Style box. I didn’t really feel the pieces fit my style at all. This is so disappointing since I am a huge fan of the company. As of right now, I will be sticking to Stitch Fix. I hope since I was one of the first to test out FabFitFun Style before the company fully launches that the inventory of clothing and accessories will improve. The FabFitFun seasonal boxes are so amazing, I just assumed the style boxes would be out of this world. However, I felt a huge detachment from the clothing and accessory pieces that are selected in the seasonal boxes and the pieces the stylist picked out for me. I’m hopeful that I would have a better experience if I decided to give FabFitFun Style another shot, however, the clothing was so off base that I’m not willing to risk losing another $20 on a styling fee. I might just wait awhile and see if the inventory and cost improve.