Trying out a Dresses-Focused Stitch Fix for Summer

This post is sponsored by Stitch Fix.  All thoughts and opinions are my own, as always!

I’ve been a Stitch Fix member for over half a year now, and the more I know about the styling service, the more useful I find it.  When I first signed up, I was admittedly skeptical that it would be for me, particularly as I am an avid shopper with a strong sense of personal style, but I was pleasantly surprised that my stylist’s selections worked even for my somewhat finicky taste.  I’ve continued to use Stitch Fix since, and have found some great additions to my wardrobe through it (last month I received the comfy summer jumpsuit of my dreams!).  But I recently found out that I could do even more.

If you haven’t tried Stitch Fix before, a typical Fix is comprised of a mix of clothing, shoes, and accessories, with the amount and style of each based on your own preferences that you input when joining.  You can also edit your overall preferences as your general wardrobe needs change, and I’ve found that doing so further refines my Stitch Fix style profile and helps my stylist send me more hits.  But I had no idea that you can also request specific themed Fixes!  Say you are attending a daytime garden wedding and are looking for the perfect floral guest dress: Instead of going to a ton of stores to try things on, all you have to do is make a note to your stylist before your Fix and they will tailor your picks accordingly.  Then, all you have to do is try them on at home, keep your favorite[s], and send the rest back hassle-free in the prepaid envelope.

I decided to put my newfound knowledge to use with my latest Stitch Fix.  I don’t have any fancy occasions coming up, but I AM actively looking forward to summer, and with it, one of my favorite genres of clothing: The summer dress.  So I left a note for my Stitch Fix stylist asking them to send me a Fix full of summer dresses in different styles, colors, and prints.  Basically, I wanted variety and the chance to find some new looks for fun in the sun.  Stitch Fix delivered (literally and figuratively).

My Fix contained five cute, well-fitting dresses.  The first dress, a stretch grey jersey sheath with a surplice neckline, is a really versatile piece. The material is thick enough to be office appropriate, but not too heavy for the season.  The adjustable neckline makes it an easy transition from work to play, and subtle grey marl of the fabric makes it just casual enough to work with a denim jacket and sneakers for the weekend.  The second dress, a floor-length floral maxi, would be just the thing if I had any upcoming weddings – the fit is phenomenal and the panels of fabric on the skirt move in such a pretty way.  I liked both of these dresses, but the next three turned out to be my favorites, and I found myself reaching for them for different occasions.

The faux wrap ruffle print dress is a great LBD for the summer.  I can see myself wearing this regulary, especially because the stretch jersey material is so comfortable it feels like pajamas on. The chiffon ruffle detail dresses it up and adds a bit of whimsy without being too cutesy.

I wore this dress for the opening of the chic new rooftop at PUBLIC Hotel and it was just the thing for the summer cocktail party vibe.

I reached for the mixed polka dot print shirt dress when I went on an architectural boat cruise around NYC with my parents visiting from out of town.  The longer length and included slip kept me safe from any wardrobe malfunctions, even when the wind got really intense coming down the Hudson.

The lightweight chiffon was great for the summery temps we had on Sunday, and the fabric blessedly dried quickly after I got splashed by a huge wake wave (these pics were actually taken post-splash!)

My favorite might be this gorgeous leopard print maxi dress though.  Animal print is having a major fashion moment, and the colorway of this dress (ochre with a purplish tone in the pattern) is a really cool twist on the usual.  It gives me all the luxe boho vibes.

And how fun is this metal horsebit detail on the straps?

With a wide brim straw hat, I felt like a perfect summer boho babe.  This is also a dress that could transition easily into fall with a moto jacket and ankle boots, so it might have to be a keeper.

Have you tried Stitch Fix? Let me know if you have any questions about the service!  I also partnered with Stitch Fix to get a $25 credit for anyone who signs up for their first Fix using my link, so click below if you want to try your first Stitch Fix and get some cute summer dresses (or shirts, or jeans, or jumpsuits, or all of the above!) of your own:

Get $25 Stitch Fix credit when you sign up for your first Fix using this link!


Manhattanite, body positive fashion blogger, & Associate Fashion Editor at Plus Model Magazine