Well, here we are. Nine days before my due date and I have my final Stitch Fix maternity review to share with you. I think my stylist, Kate, saved the best for last because there were some really beautiful items in my maternity fix this month. (If you love the color blue, you are in for all kinds of eye candy!) I had these photos shot a few weeks ago, at the start of my 9th month and by then my ankles were incredibly swollen from the summer heat and it was already a huge effort to put on any type of shoe. So for this last Stitch Fix Maternity review, I decided to just go barefoot because I just didn’t have the energy to squeeze my poor feet into any type of footwear.
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The Lowdown on Stitch Fix
Just in case you’ve been living under a rock and aren’t familiar with Stitch Fix or how it works, here’s a quick overview of my favorite shopping service.
Stitch Fix is an online personal styling service for men and women. They even offer plus, petite, and maternity styles for women (which has been a life saver for me these past nine months!)
It’s free to get started. Just go to StitchFix.com and complete a FREE style profile. This lets Stitch Fix know all about your fashion preferences, budget, and size information. It’s easy to set up and there is zero obligation to purchase anything.
When you are ready, you can schedule your first fix. For a $20 styling fee, you’ll be matched with a personal stylist who will review your style profile, hand-pick 5 items just for you, and ship them right to your house.
When the items arrive, you have three days to try everything on in the comfort of your home and with the clothes and accessories already in your closet. Keep what you love, return what you don’t and check out online. Shipping and returns are absolutely free every time. Best of all, the $20 styling fee will automatically be deducted from the total cost of your fix. If you happen to purchase everything, you will save 25% on your entire fix!
You can receive fixes as often or as seldom as you want. I personally use Stitch Fix as a monthly subscription service, but there is no obligation to do so. You can turn off automatic fixes and just schedule a fix on your own whenever you need a closet refresh.
After 50 fixes, I think it’s safe to say I’m a loyal customer and a dedicated fan! Stitch Fix is the best and most convenient way to shop for clothes that I have ever experienced. My closet is filled with beautiful and unique garments from Stitch Fix that I always get tons of compliments on. If you’re curious, fill out your own free style profile and get started today. You won’t regret it!
Now let’s dive in to my final maternity fix!
Kalani Maternity Braided Detail Maxi Dress
I love that my maternity stylist, Kate, included a maxi dress in this month’s fix. The Kalani Maternity Braided Detail Maxi Dress from Skies are Blue Maternity ($78) was the first item I tried on. I love soft, neutral colors and the soft blue shade of this dress instantly appealed to me. I also loved that the dress was lined, which meant that I didn’t have to worry about a slip or giving strangers an intimate look at my pregnant silhouette!
When the warm summer temperatures began to arrive in Michigan, I started wearing dresses several days a week. I especially love maxi dresses so this particular dress appealed to me so much!
The Kalani Maternity Braided Detail Maxi Dress had unique details from the front and back. First of all, there were the braided ropes that rested along the top of my baby bump, creating a belt of sorts. (My Kendra Scott cuff bracelet looked fantastic with the dress too.)
But it was the back that was particularly interesting. There was a little bit of lace detail across the shoulders and more braids were woven together to create a fun peekaboo effect between the shoulders. I wore a nude bra with the dress and the cut of the back was discrete enough to disguise my bra straps. There were so many great things to love!
Much like my previous maternity fixes, I’ve been facing some serious limitations in my monthly clothing budget. Once again, I only had enough room in the budget to purchase one item from my July maternity fix. As much as I loved the Kalani Maternity Braided Detail Maxi Dress, I chose not to keep it because I loved the next item even more than this dress.
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Kaila Matenity Nursing Panel Top
Kate was thinking ahead when she included the Kaila Maternity Nursing Panel Top from Loveappella Maternity ($48) in my maternity fix this month. I plan to breastfeed after the baby arrives and when I look at the clothes in my wardrobe, I’ve become increasingly aware that I don’t own many tops that are convenient for nursing. I was over the moon to see that Kate included a casual top that doubles as a maternity and a nursing top.
Not only will this top be a great staple for the next phase of my life, but the fabric and colors were just my style. Soft, flowy cotton neutrals! There was no doubt about it … this top was absolutely a keeper.
I may have been barefoot, but the rest of the look was easy to assemble. My favorite maternity skinny jeans, my silver Kate Spade watch, and my white and silver Kendra Scott Elisa necklace. The outfit was casual and comfortable, but will also look like I made an effort when visitors stop by to see the baby.
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Maternity Ethan Slit Hem Capri
When I’m not super-pregnant, capri pants are my summer pant of choice; which is why I was so excited to see a gorgeous blue Maternity Ethan Slit Hem Capri from Just Black ($84) included in my July maternity fix. I’m not naive enough to think that I’ll be able to transition quickly back into regular pants right after the baby arrives, so the thought of owning a great pair of maternity capris to get me through the rest of Michigan’s warm weather sounded good to me. I’m not usually one for colored pants, but this particular shade of turquoise blue was basic enough to be considered a summer neutral in my book.
I positively adored these pants and really, really wanted to keep them. There was just one tiny little hitch. As I moved around in the capris, I could feel them begin to give and sag a bit. Not much, but a little. I own a lovely pair of olive green Just Black maternity pants that I kept from my maternity fix this past March. They often sagged and only stayed properly in place when my belly grew large enough to have a snug fit from the maternity band. These Maternity Ethan Slit Hem Capri pants felt very similar and I was fearful that they wouldn’t fit properly with my postpartum belly. And hiking up saggy pants isn’t really on my summer agenda (unless I’m hiking up adorable tiny baby pants).
The pants may not have been a perfect fit, but I have to take a minute and give a shoutout to my favorite maternity tank top. I bought a few basic white and gray maternity tanks (because … neutrals) from ASOS maternity and they have been a lifesaver for me. They match all of my maternity bottoms, the fit is perfect and flattering, they wash great, and they are reasonably priced. I love the look of layered tops, so I always wear a basic (non-maternity) white tank from Old Navy under my ASOS tanks, which is especially helpful for creating an opaque look that’s not see-through under any white cotton maternity tops.
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Tom Maternity Knit Maxi Dress
My Stitch Fix maternity stylist Kate must think I need more blue in my wardrobe because the cool color tones kept on coming for this fix. Kate also included the Tom Maternity Knit Maxi Dress from Gilli ($78) in my Stitch Fix shipment this month.
I love a good maxi dress and this one was super-comfortable. Really, really comfortable. It wasn’t lined and I didn’t have a chance to check and see if it it required a slip underneath.
The top portion offered great, fitted coverage around the arms (yay for appropriately-sized armpit holes) and one unexpected detail that I loved was the fun cutout detail in the back of the dress. The cutout was stylish with a modest cut. I was able to wear a regular bra with this dress and my straps were completely concealed the entire time.
The colors were gorgeous, but I’m more of a classic floral girl than an Aztec print lover. (Plus there’s the fact that I would only be able to wear it for a few weeks.) That being said, I know I have a very particular sense of style and, if you love this type of print, I absolutely recommend this dress! It was absolutely stunning and would be great for a summer event.
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Paden Maternity Scallop Hem Detail Blouse
The fifth and final item included in my July maternity fix was a navy Paden Maternity Scallop Hem Detail Blouse from Daniel Rainn Maternity ($68). I have a closet full of Stitch Fix blouses so I completely understand why Kate decided to send this lovely item my way.
I styled the blouse with a pair of white maternity capri pants (similar), my silver Kate Spade watch, and my silver and white Kendra Scot Elisa necklace. It was a great weekend look for the summer.
While I own many beautiful blouses, I tend to get the most use out of them during the school year when I wear them to work and adding a new maternity blouse that isn’t particularly convenient for breastfeeding didn’t seem like the wisest decision for my clothing budget this month. As much as I loved the Paden Maternity Scallop Hem Detail Blouse, I ultimately decided to return it.
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What I Kept from My July Maternity Fix
I feel like my Stitch Fix stylist really wanted to go out with a bang for my last maternity fix. There were so many great items in this shipment. If I didn’t have a tight clothing budget, I would have been inclined to keep more items (possibly even all 5 pieces!). But our personal finances require a certain amount of discipline, so here’s a quick recap of what I decided to keep (and what I reluctantly returned).
Kalani Maternity Braided Detail Maxi Dress from Skies are Blue Maternity ($78) – return
Kaila Matenity Nursing Panel Top from Loveappella Maternity ($48) – KEEP
Maternity Ethan Slit Hem Capri from Just Black ($84) – return
Tom Maternity Knit Maxi Dress from Gilli ($78) – return
Paden Maternity Scallop Hem Detail Blouse from Daniel Rainn Maternity ($68) – return
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Thanks to Brian Weitzel from BTW Photography for taking such beautiful photos.
Lexie Cook says
I breastfed my first for 14 months and am starting my third month with my second. I’ve found that the “breastfeeding” shirts always expose way too much for my liking. I use the 2 shirt method and just wearing a nursing bra and tank underneath a shirt. That way I can wear whatever I want and nothing is exposed. I breastfeed in public all the time and have never felt uncomfortable. Best of luck with the new baby and breastfeeding!
I’ll second what Lexie said. There is no need to spend a lot of money on nursing shirts. I had some, and while I have no shame in letting it all hang out while feeding my kid (not so much when I’m not), some of them do have a lot of top exposure. I’ll second the tank under a normal (or maternity) shirt. I personally loved Undercover Mama, but I’m a big busted girl and being able to use my nursing bra without also having to unhook a nursing tank was a bit perk as most nursing tanks did not provide enough support for my girls. I also loved the Motherhood Maternity elastic tanks – just pull down and unhook the bra. With a shirt on top, all of these were modest options.
Maria Gavin says
That’s a great tip! I always wear tank tops under my regular shirts so I’ll have to play around and make sure they have enough stretch to lower fuel and provide easy access.
Loved the first maxi and I love the nursing shirt – I actually don’t think it looks like a nursing shirt at all! Love your reviews as always – thanks for the giveaway! Currently on BS2 (grad school loans) following Dave and so I completely understand having to restrain on pretty things!
I love what you chose to keep. Very cute! I also love the braided maxi. The small details really make the item. I tend to go for wardrobe choices that have a little extra something like asymmetry or white shorts with eyelet lace or something slightly different. Knits will be your friend the next couple months! Not until I had my littles did I get back into sewing and embroidery. You would be amazed at how quickly you can sew up some simple maternity tops with a Brother 1034d…and the floral fabrics available now…just sayin’. We just left your ‘hood. I write this as we drive back to the west side from a beautiful day at the Detroit Zoo. :) Enjoy these last moments as you prep your nest! Great review and I’m not planning on any more babies but I love the styles! :-D
I also recommend nursing tanks under regular tops! By the way, Stitch Fix sent me great faux wrap style tops and dresses and I would layer with the tanks when they were too revealing. While the nursing tank can turn any top into a nursing-friendly one, wrap/cross front tops (with or without the tank) pull easily to the side, creating easy access, and provide the most modesty. And the nice thing about getting tops and dresses like those are that they can still be worn after you stop nursing. Regular nursing tops look too frumpy after awhile. Good luck!
It’s a boy 😁
Kim B says
I loved the navy blue top you have on with the white capris. Of course, I am always a sucker for navy and white – no matter what the clothing items are!
Judy Houdeshel says
You look great in all the outfits but bravo to you for being practical and not spending on what isn’t really needed at this time of your life. Best wishes as you transition to this new stage and becoming a mom and congratulations on your plan to breastfeed. Hope all goes well for you!
Just had my second boy and could never swing the two shirt method… at least not at home. Or in the early days of breastfeeding. I found that a true breastfeeding top was much more comfortable in those cases. I think you’ll be very glad to have a few comfy breastfeeding-specific tops ;-)
Lindsay Hege says
Oh how I wish SF had maternity during my pregnancies! You look amazing!
Maria Gavin says
Thank you so much! Their maternity styling has been a godsend!