The 8 Best Clothing Subscription Boxes That Are Actually Worth It, Vetted and Reviewed by PureWow Editors

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Sure, shopping in person is great, but getting a package of products lovingly curated just for you is just a bit more fun. Whether it's a box full of the best swimsuits, staple pieces for your capsule wardrobe,  a couple of wedding guest dresses or a pair of on-trend (yet comfortable) workout leggings, there truly is a clothing subscription box for every single style. Best of all, some of them include items from cult-favorite brands and retailers, such as Vuori, Anthropolgie and even some designer favorites I—PureWow’s Associate Commerce Editor—hoard on the daily, like Agolde jeans. But how do you know which subscription boxes are filled with gems and which are a waste of money? Over the course of three months of in-depth testing, with the help from my fellow shopping-obsessed and savvy PureWow editors, I scoured the internet to find the best clothing subscription boxes that actually pass the style and budget test, including options that span every need and taste, from affordable lingerie to black-tie dresses to workout clothes like lululemon and more. Here are eight options that won’t let you (or your wardrobe) down.

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1. Stitch Fix

Dasha Burobina for PureWow / Stitch Fix

For those who hate to shop, listen up: Here's a no-subscription-necessary selection of pieces just for you. Stitch Fix starts out with a style quiz about your preferences; after the quick assessment, you're matched up with a stylist who becomes your own personal shopper. You can send them Pinterest boards, inspiration photos and continue to update your preferences based on what’s going on in your life. Getting married soon? They can send you white dresses and blouses for events. Pregnant? Switch to maternity sizing only. Each box comes with five personalized items for a $20 styling fee, which can go toward your final purchase. With the average item coming in between $25 and $55, the cost is good for what you get. You have three days to decide what to keep and what to return (a pre-paid return label is included), and if you keep it all, you'll get 25 percent off of your entire purchase. Going forward, you can select your Fix frequency (how often you get new boxes, that is).

The ordering and delivery process: “The ordering process was fun and easy and thorough,” says Catrina Yohay, executive managing editor at PureWow. “I filled out a style profile with my stats (height/weight), sizes, fit considerations and style and price preferences. It also had a section for category preferences, so you can note how often you'd like to receive certain pieces (I'm super particular about shorts and hardly ever swear scarves, so I toggled both of those categories to 'never'). The price preferences were also great, so you're only sent items within your budget–nothing worse than falling in love with a $600 dress. From there, you select when you want to receive your ‘fix’ and a personal stylist selects five items based on your style profile, and each fix arrived with a note signed by a personal stylist explaining the choices.”

While Yohay found it a thoughtful detail, she did think it read ever slightly like a template. On the flip side, she found each piece fit like a glove and absolutely loved that the packaging was sized proportionately, and the clothes were pristinely packed, folded on top of each other and wrapped in paper like a pretty present.

What else to know: “Stitch Fix is really the all-around clothing subscription box,” says Yohay. “It has tons of clothing options, from loungewear to business casual, so fits into any lifestyle. I also love that all of the pieces included are complementary of each other and are meant to be worn together, which is honestly genius. Each Stitch Fix box I was sent came with a bunch of outfit options, and it even included a card with suggestions on how to style the looks. I think people that hate shopping or don't have time to shop would benefit from using Stitch Fix. I wouldn't suggest it for people looking to experiment or push the boundaries on their style, but if you know what you like and are open to a low commitment subscription, it's both fun and useful.”

TOTAL: 94/100

TRY stitch fix

2. Nuuly

Dasha Burobina for PureWow / Nuuly

Anthropologie, Free People and Urban Outfitters are some of our favorite places to shop, but the prices do add up. Nuuly is a great work-around to that, since this subscription service lets you rent six items a month from the aforementioned retailers (in addition to a handful of other standout brands) for $98, with free shipping and returns, and no need to launder or repair the items before return. (You can even add extra picks to your order for $20 a pop, and you can buy anything that you absolutely fall in love with at a discount, which can range from 20 to upwards of 60 percent off, per our tester.)

The ordering and delivery process: Tester and PureWow Assistant Commerce Editor Natalie LaBarbera found the sign-up and selection process easy-peasy, receiving her box of goodies in five days. “I was surprised by just how much there was to choose from (there were 142 pages of styles available to rent!), including pieces for every occasion (from athleisure to party dresses) and for every season.” LaBarbera advises subscribers to choose your six items as quickly as possible, as many items are only available for a flash. They arrive in a zip-closed, soft side box which you’ll want to keep for returns at the end of the rental month. “I do wonder if the clothes would stay protected in it if it was delivered in snowy or rainy conditions, as there wasn't any protection around the clothes,” she notes. Besides minor wrinkles and signs of wear, she found the clothes to be in good condition. She adds, “I did notice there was a strong detergent smell when I unzipped the box, which I didn't mind, but something to keep in mind if you're sensitive to certain detergents or smells.”

What else to know: LaBarbera found that, “Most of the items fit well in regard to size, however I found a couple of the styles just weren't super flattering for me, so it's worth keeping in mind that a style or two might not work out. For my lifestyle, I don't think it's personally the best option, and I think $98 a month would be too high of a cost for me. However, I do think if you're someone who regularly likes to try out new trends or wants to get some specialty styles for an event (i.e., vacation), it would be totally worth it,” she adds.

TOTAL: 93/100

TRY Nuuly

3. Fabletics

Dasha Burobina for PureWow / Fabletics

There's a wide range of styles and sizes offered by Fabletics, with new collections dropping every week. When you join the VIP club, your $60 monthly fee (charged on the 6th of each month) can be spent right away on any two-piece set or an item up to $100, or held for you to redeem on purchases in the future. The best part? VIP members get the option to skip months, free shipping and 20 to 50 percent off every purchase, which means you'll be paying as little as $60 for a two-piece yoga or running outfit. While all of the items shipped are yours to keep, customers in the U.S. and Canada can make returns on unworn items with tags attached within 90 days of shipment, and you can even drop it off at a local Fabletics store, rather than sending it via the mail. You also get a membership to the Fabletics FIT app, which has top trainers leading you through workouts and meditations.

The ordering and delivery process: Once you’ve signed up for your Fabletics membership, you can either shop freely the site or take a multiple-choice style quiz if you want to receive a personalized selection of items based off your shopping preferences and color choices. “It was really easy to use,” assures Candace Davison, vice president of editorial for PureWow. “I loved getting a curated shopping page of items fitting my taste AND size (it's SO hard to find tall sizing, but they had a great selection). Items were delivered to my door in just a few days, much faster than expected.” Reader please note: The standard shipping window is six to ten business days, but Davison may have received expedited shipping since we worked with a publicist. “My picks came in a large silver bag, with each piece wrapped in a clear bag. I liked the minimal packaging—less trash to deal with (and fill a landfill)—and everything was in mint condition,” she adds.

What else to know: “Everything I tried was true to the sizing information,” mentions Davison, who notes that reviewers can report whether items run large or small, serving as a nice reference point when deciding between sizes. Davison also appreciated that the brand offered an inclusive size range, with pieces available to order in various inseams (tall, regular and short) and sizes (XXS to 4XL). She says, “I really loved the thickness of the wide-leg sweatpants and half-zip sweater; the fabric seemed durable and well-constructed, standing up to workouts and spills without issue. The leggings were supportive, and the material was thick enough that it didn’t feel see-through, but I did find myself adjusting the waistband often while doing yoga or cardio. That was a bit of a pain.”

TOTAL: 91/100

TRY Fabletics

4. Adore Me Elite Lingerie Box

Dasha Burobina for PureWow / Adore Me

Heading into a lingerie department or store can be overwhelming, with the super-lacey styles next to the minimalist, no-wire bralettes and...there's seldom someone who can tell us where the seamless panties are. That's over with a subscription to Adore Me, which lets you answer questions about your preferred styles, colors and, of course, sizes. Then you have the option to receive three to five matching sets—a curated bra-and-knickers set, athletic wear, a bathing suit or sleepwear—that you can buy for $40 to $60, or just return postage-paid within seven days of receiving. And if you keep at least one item for every box, the $20 styling fee will be credited back to your total purchase.

The ordering and delivery process: Before PureWow Associate Editor Chelsea Candelario received her Adore Me box, she was prompted to fill out a style quiz that asked her about selection preferences (bras, panties, sleepwear, corsets, lingerie, etc.), bra padding and panty coverage. She even selected themes and color schemes, saying, “I chose daytime chic, lounge and romantic, [and] I picked neutrals and bold, and even got the option to tell them colors I don't want selected.” Lastly, Candelario added her sizes and found Adore Me’s bra fit guide helpful, as bra sizing tends to vary per brand. After about a week and a half (roughly eight business days), she received a corset, three bras, three panties, a lace bodysuit and a night gown. (Disclaimer: our tester received three more items than are included the standard subscription box.)

What else to know: “All the items were amazing,” raves Candelario. “As someone with big boobs, wide hips and a tummy, each item fit perfectly on my body. The bras made me realize that I might be wearing the wrong size, because they were so comfortable and sculpted my chest SO WELL. I’ve also never owned a corset before and wow wow wow! Not to toot my own horn, but I looked GOOD in it.” She goes on to note that new lingerie and undies were high-quality, comfortable and super soft. “I think it's a reasonable price, as bras and panties are usually expensive already,” concludes Candelario. She also appreciates that the $20 styling fee gets credited back to the items she chooses to keep.

TOTAL: 95/100

TRY Elite by Adore Me

5. Dailylook

Dasha Burobina for PureWow / Dailylook

Brands like Equipment, Rebecca Minkoff and J Brand are part of the mix at Dailylook, the subscription box that's like a stop at that chic little boutique in the cool part of town. While the styling fee for each box—$40—is higher than most on this list, that amount is subtracted from the cost of anything you end up buying. Each box contains 12 items beginning at $60, and you can preview what will be in your box before it arrives. Monthly or quarterly, you can opt for a box that's postage-paid both ways.

The ordering and delivery process: Pamela Masin, director of affiliate strategy at PureWow, discovered that signing up for a 12-item subscription box isn’t all that daunting. Says Masin, “First, you take a brief quiz on your style preferences and what types of items you are hoping to receive. You can also heart different outfit collages so that your stylist can better understand your personal style.” From there, the stylist sent Masin a preview of products, and she had the option to request three swaps and provide feedback, including likes and dislikes. From there, her Dailylook box arrived within five business days neatly folded inside a heavy-duty cardboard box. “I can't believe how they got it all to fit,” says Masin. “The packaging is well done, and it included a note from the stylist. And the items all were brand-new and looked very well cared for.”

What else to know: “The quality of the items was all really nice,” Masin says. “I was impressed by two coats and a skirt in particular as they are not something I would typically see in stores, but were very cute, comfortable and fit my style. The blouse and sweater were a bit lackluster—I returned both as neither felt that special to keep. The jeans were just fine, but very basic. They weren't anything that I felt I needed a stylist for, as they are just a standard straight-leg style.” Additionally, she notes that a few of the sizes were too large, despite specifying her size preferences in the style quiz. If you’re a casual dresser or just want solid wardrobe staples for a capsule wardrobe, then the Dailylook is for you, concludes Masin.

TOTAL: 86/100

TRY Dailylook

6. Underclub

Dasha Burobina for PureWow / Underclub

Underclub is a female-owned designer underwear subscription service that's all about size inclusivity, with sizes ranging from XS to 4XL. And its aesthetics are on point, too—the fancy selects in past monthly knickers sends include a gorgeous black pair with white applique overlay by Natori, a filmy stretch lace by Italian-made brand Cosabella, an almost-forget-you're-wearing seamless pair by Commando and a bright modern printed thong from OnGossamer. With Underclub, you simply sign up for one of three plans and get two pairs of underwear sent to your home for as little as $33 per month, or bralette sets for $44 a month. Members also have the option of a one-time refresh of their whole underwear drawer, when they buy a deep-discounted bundle, as well as access to an online shop where quality bralette sets and satin sleepwear can be had for under $50.

The ordering and delivery process: I—the writer of this piece—*so* appreciated the no-fuss approach to the style quiz, which let me select two or more styles I gravitated toward—we’re talking flirty feminine cool, bold bright pop, sexy chic drama and clean classic cool—plus color schemes, four coverage options (thong, tanga, bikini or cheeky) and a blank box to include personal notes, requests or anything else you want the stylists to know. I could input my sizing, but they also had a size chart and a Best Butts Guarantee policy, which promises a replacement for any item that’s ill-fitting or incorrect. All shipments go out after the 11th and the last week of every month, and I enjoyed having a certain window of time in which I could expect my new underwear to arrive. The two shipments I have received so far were neatly and thoughtfully packaged with no excess fluff. Plus, there was an adorable pick-me-up note inside my first shipment that brightened up my day.

What else to know: This may be TMI, but I have some undies that I’ve been wearing for way too many years now, and the lace is falling apart, so I highlighted a lot of styles, really hoping to keep my options open and get a much-needed refresh. My first pair of underwear was a gorgeous navy-blue lacey thong, which fit impeccably well; however, I wish I utilized the text box in the style guide to request options that felt a little more fun and adventurous because it felt too close to what I already own. My second shipment was a lilac number that was made with the most unbelievable buttery-soft material, I didn’t want to take it off. For basically $15-17 per pair, this subscription is absolutely worth it if you’re anything like me, holding on to outworn, holey pairs of underwear.

TOTAL: 92/100

TRY Underclub

7. Rent The Runway

Dasha Burobina for PureWow / Rent the Runway

This subscription service is meant for women who love to shop and try new brands. With pages filled with designer clothing and accessories, it’s a smart choice for someone who wants to try out high-end brands like LoveShackFancy, Mother, Loeffler Randall, Oscar de la Renta and more, without the high price tags. There are three plans to choose from: five items per month for $94 ($75 for your first month), ten items per month for $144 ($85 for your first month) or 20 items per month for $235 ($169 for your first month).

Here’s how it works: You browse through the thousands of tops, pants, dresses, jewelry and more to select your favorite things. Rent the Runway takes care of shipping, returns and dry cleaning, so all you have to worry about is online shopping. Reviews from previous wearers and stylists help determine sizing and fit before ordering, but the company is also quick to expedite a return if something doesn’t work for you. If you love an item, you have the chance to purchase it for up to 70 percent off the original price. (Think: $131 for a dress that originally cost $438.)

The ordering and delivery process: For the longest time, I’ve wanted to test RTR out, so I was brimming with excitement. There was a style quiz when I first joined, which basically sussed out my style and reason for dressing, whether it was because of work, pure ‘lax comfort, approaching travel plans, upcoming events, what have you. Of course, they asked about fits and sizing, too, and afterwards, I was taken to the brand’s landing page, where I could sort by designer, types of clothing, curated closets, occasions, options available in my size and more. To say it was overwhelming would be an understatement (I spent over two hours scrolling!), and honestly all the items I was head over heels enamored with were unfortunately unavailable in my size, but I took it as a sign to select options I would never purchase myself.

The shipping was fast, and my pieces arrived in a thin-yet-sturdy zippered bag that included a pre-paid return label and the items inside on hangers. The clothes weren’t really folded too well, so items were wrinkled, but their quality was impeccable, and they showed no signs of wear. They also didn’t have a lingering smell of detergent.

What else to know: As someone who works fully remote from the comfort of my own home, it’s safe to assume I don’t get out much. While I found that keeping up with a monthly subscription just didn’t suit my lifestyle, I would 100 percent think it worth it if I was constantly hopping from event to event, running from business meeting during the week to happy hour socials at night and getaways on the weekends. If you don’t want to drop a hefty amount on a designer item that you’ll likely only wear one time, then this is for you.

Plus, you can swap items out whenever, which is great if something doesn’t fit or you simply don’t like the style on you, and you can hold onto items that you love (though this will fill one spot for your next month’s shipment) and heart styles on their site—I found this SO helpful to see if unavailable pieces I loved came back in stock. Everything I selected fit so well, thanks to the helpful customer reviews and pictures provided, and I was even tempted to buy some items.

TOTAL: 95/100

TRY Rent the runway

8. Ellie

Dasha Burobina for PureWow / Ellie

Love fitness but tend to change your routine each month? Ellie is for you. For a membership fee starting at $50, you get to choose three items (priced at $90) from a slew of coordinated outfits that run the gamut, from a sports bra and leggings to a pair of running tights and a jacket. Besides being able to actually select the outfit you want, you can also add on extras curated for each set. For example, for an additional $5, a running set adds a bra top to the tights and jacket. And for another $5 on top of that, you can receive workout gear like a stretch band or a reflexology massage mat for your feet. Plus, there's no commitment, hassle-free returns and the ability to skip a month or cancel at any time.

The ordering and delivery process: “The ordering process is super straightforward and I love that it's customizable,” says Stephanie Maida, senior commerce editor at PureWow. “You can choose three items per monthly box: a top, sports bra and bottoms. They have a pretty good selection of pre-made sets available that seem to be updated regularly with new seasonal picks, but you can also mix and match different tops and bottoms in your order. You can also choose different sizes per item, which is super helpful.” Each item features information, including its measurements, material and fit suggestions, notes Maida, who received her box within two weeks of ordering.

“I am very impressed with the materials and quality of each piece. The tank top is incredibly soft, the sports bra is sturdy and supportive. I love the strappy back design, and the fact that you can remove the cups from a slit at the sides. Although the pants are a little looser on me, I really love the quality and style; they have pockets and front and back seams on the leg that make them look a bit more tailored and dressed-up.”

What else to know: As someone who’s not a fan of the whole rental service and everything it entails (i.e., sending clothes back and forth), Maida enjoyed that the items were purchased and hers to keep. She says, “I think it's a great value to get all three pieces for just under $50. The monthly delivery does seem a bit excessive to me (I don't really need a whole new workout set every month), but there are options to skip month-to-month (or even send one month as a gift to someone else), so I think I would pay for this to get deliveries once every three months or so.” Though she warns that if you decide to skip your monthly shipment, you must do so in your account between the 1st and 4th of the month.

“I've always aspired to be the sort of person that looks effortlessly cool and put-together at the gym or a workout class, but I always end up throwing on whichever T-shirt and pair of leggings is clean before running out the door. Since Ellie did the work for me to put together a set that's not just stylish, but super functional, it's been really easy to keep the pieces at the ready—and I feel so cute when I work out in them,” Maida adds.

TOTAL: 95/100

TRY Ellie

How Do Clothing Subscriptions Work?

On a monthly or quarterly basis (depending on the subscription you choose) you will receive a box of fashion items based on your preferences for rent or purchase. The prices of the boxes will vary by how many items there are, how often they are sent out and what brands are included. Some boxes, like Rent the Runway, give you the option to swap out items for different sizes or new styles. There may be options to pause or skip a month without getting charged or being prompted to cancel. As I and my fellow PureWow editors and testers discovered during our rental and subscription journeys, many of these services provide prepaid labels, boxes and garment bags needed for easy returns, so you don’t have to jump through hoops to get everything sent back. Other services followed a purchase set-up, letting you buy some or all of the items for either no extra cost or at a discount.

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