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Have you heard of Dia & Co. yet?
Dia & Co. is a clothing and personal styling service for plus size women, carrying sizes ranging from 14-32. You get to try on the clothes at home, keep what you like and return the rest. All items are hand selected for you by your very own personal stylist!
To utilize the service, you sign up for an account and you are asked to fill out a style survey. It asks several questions about your lifestyle, your preferences and your budget in order to assist your stylist with finding the best pieces for you.
From there, your stylist hand picks items for you and includes a personal note with styling tips for how to mix and match the items and pair them with other common items you likely have in your closet.
You have five days to try it all on, and you simply ship back anything you didn’t love. The shipping is free both ways so you’re not penalized for not liking an item.
Jeans are RWN By Rawan via Dia & Co. Sweater, vest and bag are old from my own closet.
There is a $20 styling fee for the service, but if you buy any item in the box the $20 is credited toward the purchase. You also get a special 25% discount if you buy everything in the box!
My friend Kat (check out her Instagram here) recently became a stylist for the company. I had heard of Dia from a few bloggers and friends but hadn’t tried it for myself. After seeing Kat’s excitement about the company and her new job, I decided to give it a try.
My Completely Honest Review
I truly enjoyed the experience of being styled by Dia & Co. As someone who loves fashion, I spend a lot of time “researching trends” (AKA shopping & scouring the internet for hours). I’m also pretty set in my ways about the colors, styles and silhouettes I think work best for me and tend to stick to what I know and love.
Dia & Co gave me the opportunity to step outside my comfort zone and stop being a control freak for five minutes of my life by letting someone else take the reigns in picking out my clothes.
Fit: I was absolutely blown away that every item except one was a perfect fit IN MY FIRST BOX with a stylist who had never worked with me! I am a pear shaped with hips that are significantly larger than my waist, and I have a smaller bust but large arms. Finding items that fit me well is no small feat, but my Dia stylist nailed it! I’ve been in this body for 32 years, and I still struggle to find clothing for myself but she nailed it on the first try!
Trying new things: I love that Dia & Co. takes into account my preferences and style but also gives me the opportunity to step just a LITTLE bit out of my comfort zone and try new things. In my style survey, I listed what I NORMALLY wear but also shared that I’m willing to try new things. The pieces I got were not pieces I would have picked out on my own in a store, but I’m SO glad to have them in my closet now.
Brands: I love that Dia & Co. partners with a lot of different brands, some of which are up and coming/not as familiar to me. I received a couple of items in my box from brands I had never heard of before, so I’m really excited to check them out and see what else they have to offer.
Ease: The entire process was super easy. The style survey, the returns, the feedback, etc. were all seamless. If you’re someone who doesn’t have a ton of free time to shop and find your style, this service would be awesome for you!
The Surprise Element: I would say my favorite part of the Dia experience is the element of surprise. Coming home to a package full of surprises on my door step is just FUN! As an adult, you’re rarely able to be surprised and delighted by something, so it’s fun to treat yourself and experience that!
Item Price: If I’m comparing Dia & Co pricing to clearance rack sales, the per item prices are a little high; however, I personally think all of the benefits of the service listed above outweigh the cost differential, especially given what a time saver it is! Also, as I move forward and get more boxes, I expect the stylists will get to know me even better and I’ll want to keep all five items to get that 25% discount!
Overall, I can recommend this service to you with complete confidence.
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My next box will be arriving soon. Let me know in the comments if you’d like me to post a haul! If you already subscribe to Dia & Co., tell me about your favorite piece you’ve received in the comments! If you haven’t tried it yet, let me know if you have any questions!
One last thing…..
A lot of people have asked me if I prefer Dia & Co. or Gwynnie Bee. I truly love both and subscribe to both services. Be on the lookout for a full Gwynnie Bee review post soon along with a post comparing the two services and explaining how I utilize both to fit my style needs. In the meantime, if you’d like to try GB you can get 30 days free and a $10 credit using my link.