Most of my pregnancy I was able to wear my normal clothes. I did purchase a couple pairs of maternity pants to wear with my tops. For work I wore a lot of dresses and a pair of nice black maternity pants paired with tops I already owned. On the weekend, I wore more casual dresses, yoga pants, and shorts.
At about 6.5 months into my pregnancy I got much bigger and a lot of my old clothes were a bit snug or short to wear. I knew that I didn't really want to buy a bunch of maternity clothes. Maternity clothes are pretty expensive for only getting a couple months wear out of them. That is when I remembered Gwynnie Bee.
I don't talk much about my size on this blog as that really isn't the purpose of my posts. I have fluctuated in size my entire life. Gwynnie Bee caters to plus-sized figures, even through they carry items in sizes 10-32. After putting on 20 pounds of baby weight, I knew they would have clothes to fit my bigger body.
For those of you that don't know how Gwynnie Bee works, it is often called the Netflix of clothes. Stylists from Gwynnie Bee acquire different clothes that are then lent out to different members. Each member goes through the different selections and puts items in their closet. Gwynnie Bee then sends you items. You can keep the item as long as you want. You send it back and then they send you another item from your closet. If you love the item, you can even buy it. You don't get to pick what you get next, that depends on what is available to be sent out.
Gwynnie Bee gets new items sporadically. While I have 47 cute things in my online closet, I haven't found too many new things to add. A lot of the clothes are patterned, or bright, or not seasonally appropriate. I do wonder who is picking the clothes out because I find a lot of the new stuff pretty unappealing. However, those that are more fashion forward than I am might really like the selections.
I am not due until late November or early December so I plan on sticking with it until then. Since there is no commitment to an item and I need stuff to wear, I am willing to dress outside of my normal comfort zone a little bit.
I'll do an update to this post in a few weeks to let you know if my thoughts on the service have changed.
Update: I have CANCELLED my subscription to this service. I had a promotion for two months at half price. I was paying about $40 a month but after the promotion I would have to pay $80 to get three items as a time.
Of all the items that I received, I ended up only wearing two of them. All the other items either didn't fit right or were not very attractive in person. If I received more items that I actually liked and could wear, the price might be worth it. However, with the current selection of clothes, the slow turn around time, and the sizing issues I couldn't justify $80 a month. I'd rather buy something I know I like and that fits.