Dia & Co.
Cost: $20 Styling fee that can be used towards purchase.
Frequency: Subscriber chooses, monthly/quarterly etc.
Shipping: United States
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– In the age of women’s fashion subscriptions such as Stitch Fix and Golden Tote, it can often be hard for curvy ladies to find a subscription that fits, no pun intended. That brings me to today’s review, Dia & Co., a women’s fashion subscription for sizes 10 and up. Yes, finally a subscription for the average size woman. I actually have been stalking some You Tube videos to see unboxings and I have been pretty impressed. I am a bit older than most of the reviewers so I think my perspective is a bit different.
– The premise is simple, you take a style quiz, you arrange a time to have a discussion with your stylist, pay a $20 styling fee that can be used towards your purchase and choose the price amount and frequency of your boxes. If you keep all five items you receive 20% off. Dia & Co. sends a pre-paid envelope for you to send back those items you choose not to keep. They give you five days to decide. Dia is currently in Beta and accepting a limited amount of clients at this time, so if this is something you really want to be a part of, I would contact them asap.
– I was fortunate enough to get paired with a phenomenal stylist, Nadia. We arranged a time to speak but I actually missed my first phone call. I rescheduled with no problems and felt like she really listened to what I had to say. During your style questionnaire it even asks if you have Pinterest (Style Motivation) with fashions you love, and of course I do! My body is not very proportionate after having six kids and I need items that hide my waistline, my biggest trouble area. I asked Nadia to send “teacher casual” and she also asked what was in my current wardrobe so she could find items to work with what I already had in my closet. I asked for the high end of this subscription, the $400 dollar range but my items did not quite add up to that. I received five items for a bit over $300. I never have high expectations in a first box because it takes a bit to find the right size for each body, but I was pleasantly surprised as this was a great box. Also, I should note that if something does not fit, but you love it, Dia and Co. will happily send you another size.
Item One: Charter Club Printed Shirt Dress ($88)
– My husband loved this dress and really wanted me to keep it. Considering how hot it is in the south right now, I loved that the fabric was sturdy but light and breathable. I could not get over how soft this dress felt. The pattern is professional enough to wear to work, but the dress itself is comfortable enough for every day wear. I had a c-section two years ago and unfortunately I could not pull off this dress around my waistline. With a long cardigan I probably could make it work and it may be something I consider down the road.
Verdict: Returned due to fit. May consider this style at a later date.
Item Two: Jessica Simpson Denim Jacket ($69)
– Jean jackets are one of my favorite pieces to wear. I had two concerns with this one. First, it is too hot to wear it right now and second, it reminded me of what I used to wear in high school. I actually returned this but I am getting ready to contact Dia and tell them I changed my mind. As I was writing this review I put it on and my husband thought I was insane. It fits really well and is a nice staple piece. Verdict: Kept
Item Three: Lucky Brand/Long Sleeve V-Neck Keyhole Back Detail ($89.50)
– Lucky Brand tends to be pricey so I was not surprised by the retail of this shirt. I am actually a big fan of this brand, especially their purses. This pattern was a little crazy for me but the style fit well. The fabric was very light and breathable, perfect for the Southern heat. The keyhole in the back was a nice touch. I liked this shirt, especially since it was so light and great for layers, but I am not a big pattern person. I asked my stylist to push my boundaries a bit, but I guess this was just a bit too much. Verdict: Returned
Item Four: Modamix Black and White Spotted T-shirt ($48)
– I went back and forth about this shirt for awhile. I really liked the fit. It reminded me of Flash Dance and the 80’s, and in the end that may be part of the reason why I returned it. The front is sheer which is a huge departure from what I usually wear but, I put a black tank underneath it and it looked pretty good. The fabric was light and also a great choice for the summer heat. I could not find an online price comparison for this shirt. Verdict: Returned
Item Five: Style & Co Denim Mid Rise Jeggings ($59)
– I found these on-sale at Macy’s down to $41, they are regularly priced $59. I have not worn jeggings for years, and boy have they come a long way. Style & Co really created these to fit and flatter. I love the color of these cloth jeans. I washed these twice already to see if the color would fade, but so far so good. I am keeping these because they are comfortable and versatile but I think I may need to get a tall in jeans. I am 5’8 and all legs, very high wasted. They could be a bit longer but they are long enough to be passable. Verdict: Kept
Value: Overall the cost of each item seems to be very much on par with what you would find in stores. Dia & Co, offers subscribers a personal shopper for $20 that will get to know you and your tastes. The fact that your fee can be used towards your purchase is incredible. Also the 20% off when keeping all five items is a great deal, especially since you can choose your price range. The convenience alone, not having to shop, makes this a great subscription. The items that I did not keep just went into a pre-paid envelope that was included in my box, and back they went (you have five days to decide). I will definitely continue with this subscription.