I want to start this off rather blunt, you aren’t going to find cutesy, curated, pictures of me on my white couch, in my well lit living room, gleefully pulling clothes out of my perfectly tape free Dia & Co box. Quite frankly, I’m a mess, no one would ever allow me to buy a white couch, and I still have not gotten my apartment straight since moving in in April! With that being said, I will offer you my insights into this amazing service that I’ve been using for the past 5 YEARS.
There are plenty of style subscriptions that have popped up over the years to fill the growing need for millennials looking to grow their wardrobe, enhance their wardrobe, or refresh their wardrobe, with minimal time and effort. Of the 20 or so I’ve found online, Wantable, Trunk Club, Rent the Runway, Gwynnie Bee, etc, to name just a few, there has been an obvious trend, they are straight size oriented. Even inclusive subscriptions like Stichfix have only just recently started to include plus size options! Dia & Co has been a pioneer in the industry leading the way and opening the door for more size inclusivity.
I started receiving Dia & Co in 2014. I was one of the first people to try this sub and review this sub – check out some of my original reviews here and here! Over the years they have added more styles, designer options, and even a fitness box! When you first sign up, you take a little style quiz. This quiz helps the stylists better get to know you, your body, and your personal esthetic. You can even link your social media accounts to really help the stylists connect with what you love! This was super important to someone like me that has eclectic, rarely casual, style. The styling fee, which is an upfront payment, is only 20$ and this gets applied back to whatever purchase you make from your box.
Unlike other subscriptions, you can choose your frequency. Want a quarterly closet upgrade, a monthly splurge, or a special event only type of box, you can specify! You are able save your favorite pieces from the Dia & Co Closet to your profile as well, and if there is something you truly have your eye on, there is even an option to choose these pieces to be a part of your next box. While I love a good surprise, sometimes you just find a have to have it piece. Each box contains 5 items – these can be a mix of accessories, purses, and clothes.
What makes Dia & Co stand out to me are the designer collaborations. Most recently, Dia & Co included pieces from Betsey Johnson’s line. In the past they have partnered with actress Rebel Wilson for her Rebel Wilson X Angels brand as well as Designer Nanette Lapore. For the plus size girl eyeing the designer brands, they have you covered!
The size range is size 14-32 which I feel is generous! Many brands, let alone subscriptions, rarely go beyond size 20-28. After you receive you box, you are able to leave feedback on all the items you received. This feedback covers price, material, and fit. If you receive something that doesn’t fit, you do have the option to exchange for the right size. You only pay for the items you keep, and a prepaid postal bag is included for your returns.
I have always been the type of girl where if I order something online and it doesn’t fit, I would rather just keep it than go through the hassle of having to pay for a return! Shipping is free both ways with Dia, so you never have to have to keep an item you aren’t in love with! With each box you receive and the more feedback you provide, your stylist really beings to understand your personal style. I love that my boxes always include something that pushes me outside my comfort zone. If my stylist finds an amazing piece in black (even though I request no black) or something casual like a pair of jeans that they KNOW will fit me perfectly (even though I request no jeans) they always let me know why! Nothing is ever careless or thoughtless! This is the ultimate level of personalization that you won’t find with other brands.
If this sounds like something you’d like to try out, please be sure to check out my referral link : https://refer.dia.com/Nikki65 you’ll receive a 20$ credit – which basically waves your styling fee!
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