I am so excited to tell y'all about my experience working with new plus size styling service, Dia&Co. I know you're probably thinking what does a designer need with a styling service and I was initially thinking the same thing. But my experience with the company from start to finish wasn't just pleasant but also extremely helpful to someone like me who is busy and doesn't have all that much time to online shop. I also like the company because they style sizes 14-32 because I am always down to support brands that serve beyond a size 22/24.
The first step in the process is signing up for a free account (which you can do here!) and filling out the style survey. This gives Dia & Co.'s stylists an idea of what you like and don't like. I am sure that I presented a challenge for them when they saw my survey because I like all parts of my body, am comfortable wearing anything, and the only colors I dislike are brown and navy. But they had no problem working with my seemingly limitless style and helping hone on what I was really having a hard time finding. Once you complete the survey, you receive an e-mail to set up your first box and after that, a $20 styling fee is charged; however, if you decide to purchase any of the items from your box then it goes towards the purchase.
After filling out the survey, I also set up a time to talk to my personal stylist about what I was looking for in my first box. We talked for about 20 minutes about all of the things I was looking for but having a hard time in my size especially rompers. I also mentioned that I always find stuff I love at ASOS but I know their sizing is confusing and I had always been too afraid to buy something without trying it on. We also discussed my sizing (22 on the top and 24 on the top). We talked about why I don't wear pants with zippers (too constricting) and how I am obsessed with wearing black (#duh).
Shortly after that phone call, I got an e-mail letting me know that my box had shipped which was nice because I was super anxious to know what was in it. I think I ripped it open when I got it. I noticed that I was given all different sizes, some as small as XL so I tried everything on and with the exception of one item (which was a 3X), everything fit perfectly including the XL black tulle skirt. I would've never even considered trying on a XL skirt but that's why the expertise of the Dia&Co. stylists really came in handy. They also nailed my size in an ASOS dress (size 22) and a non-stretch romper (size 3X). The good thing about the service is that you can easily exchange items that don't fit right away.
Each box comes with a list of your items, their brand, cost and size along with a shipping label and envelope to send the items back if you decide not to purchase them or need to exchange them. And if you do decide to make a purchase, everything is loaded into your account on the site.
So without further ado, my Dia&Co looks:
Stevie & Lindsay Printed Romper C/O Dia&Co.
Ready to Stare Single Gold Chain Belt
Vintage Bill Blass Denim Jacket
Black Tutu and Printed Sweatshirt
C'est Ca Tulle Skirt C/O Dia&Co.
Modamix Texture Patterned Sweatshirt C/O Dia&Co.
Ready to Stare Short Gold Chain
Black Bodycon Dress
ASOS Curve Twist Knot Bodycon C/O Dia&Co.
Thrifted Caged Heels
Rampage Boots from Burlington Coat Factory
This post was originally published on September 14, 2015.
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