So I put my stylist over at the Fix on notice: I'm five months pregnant and wanted maternity styles that are flattering. And stylish. And work in the Texas 110 degree day summers. Oh, and fit a 5'10 woman with a 38 inch inseam. Aaaaaaaan, go! Godspeed to you, stylist.
If I'm being honest, I wasn't that impressed. I wasn't that impressed with my first non-maternity fix either, so I know my feedback will better guide my stylist in the future. Overall, the fix had a lot of fails. But there was one major, major win. A win so big, I don't care about the four fails!
Tart "Shaina Printed Maxi Dress" $98
This was the major win! The maternity maxi I got for Henry's shower was also from Tart. They know how to make a tall maxi, and it makes me so happy! Their fabrics are so soft, and their prints not too "loud" - so many maternity prints are SO LOUD, I almost vomit just looking at them. No so here! The cut is so flattering and will work for nursing, too. Kept it. Duh.
Market & Spruce "Debra Lace Trim Maternity Knit Top" $58
I really loved the lace detail on the shoulders, and in the back was a cute keyhole (that still allowed for a bra to be worn with my mega-preggo boobs). It was just too big. There was so much fabric in the shirt, I could have worn this nine months pregnant with quintuplets. It was "tent-ish." Sent it back. (Paired it with my own pink maternity J Brand jeans from Pea in the Pod.)
Collective Concepts "Maria Maternity Stretch Eyelet Detail Top" $68
I wanted to like this! But it was tunic length. It also was tripple-lined, which just doesn't work here in the Texas heat. The length will be great with leggings, which I won't wear until the end of October. It was too hard to say if this top would be flattering (or even fit!) then, so it was sent back. (Paired with my own Gap maternity cut-off shorts and J Crew leopard sandals.)
|I spy with my little eye... Henry getting in on the action!|
Papermoon "Remmie Printed Maxi Skirt" $58
All it took was one look at the print and I knew this wasn't for me. It also looked really small in the waist, and wasn't maternity, so I was doubtful it would fit... It did. But it hit well above my ankle. Not cute. Also, this is what the Collective Concepts top looks like fully pulled down - I bunched it up in the above pic so that you could see I was indeed wearing pants!
Loveappella "Sheeni Peasant Maternity Top" $34
Oh, you can't see it that well? Trust me, you're not missing anything. I looked like I had four-too-many-burritos, not five months pregnant in this top. It was off the shoulder, so one would have to go braless or wear an uncomfortable strapless with it. NOT what a preggo wants! This was an easy top to send back, immediately. (Paired with my pink J Brand maternity jeans from Pea in the Pod.)
|And, Henry peaces out to disassemble the tub faucet. Future plumber?|
Stitch Fix is great because you fill out a style profile and a legit stylist selects five pieces for you, sent directly to your home. So you can try it on in good lighting (what's with dressing room lighting, y'all?!) and pair it with your own pieces to see how it will work for you (like I did above!) You're not obligated to keep a thing. But if you do, the $20 styling fee will be deducted from your order! And if you keep all five items, you get a hefty discount that seriously makes it worth your while.
Not pregnant? They have FANTASTIC "regular" clothes! Petite? Yup, they got you covered too. Pregnant like me? They just added maternity - be sure to check it out and put your due date in your style profile!
Have you gotten a "fix" yet?