Elizabeth & Clarke Review - Spring 2014 - Clothing Subscription Box + PROMO CODE
How Much? $60 per quarter for 3 shirts, $50 per quarter for 2 shirts, $30 per quarter for 1 shirt. Shipping to Canada is $15.
What’s in it? Designer-quality blouses and tees delivered every 3 months, at the beginning of the season.
I signed up for my first Elizabeth & Clarke box in January. I was really apprehensive about how the tops would fit so I opted for the Starter Box which includes one shirt of my choosing.
The box shipped February 20th and arrived March 3rd. The single shirt shipment comes in a flat, rectangle box. The shirt was packaged very well, inside a sealed plastic pouch. It was then wrapped carefully in tissue.
For The White, we began with incredibly soft, silky, and durable Crepe de Chine fabric as a foundation for this classic button down. Then we added a covered placket in the front and a single reverse gather in the back for subtle sophistication. The White will be your Perfect White Shirt for years to come.
I am "busty" so I always size up on shirts so they fit across the chest without pulling or gaping. Very few shirts, especially button downs, are made with the large chested in mind. When I first pulled the shirt out, I was really impressed. It's well constructed and the fabric is really nice. However, the shirt is huge. It's tunic length on me, and I'm not a short person. Sizing up was a mistake, but my proper size would have been too small across the chest. The front buttons are spaced too far apart so there is major gaping all down the front whenever I moved my arms, exposing my bra and skin underneath. The photo below has an example.
While Elizabeth & Clarke offers free returns and exchanges for US customers, they don't extend the same courtesy to Canadians. Since I only paid $30 for this shirt, it is not worth my while to spend money on shipping to return it for a refund. I might take it into a tailor to see what can be done about the size and button gaping. It really is a nice shirt; it's just another case of clothes not being made well for large busted women.
My first Elizabeth & Clarke experience wasn't the best, but that hasn't put me off their service. The Summer Collection has been released, and while none of the shirts strike my fancy, I am very interested in The Taylor from the Forever Collection. I figured I would try again, but opt for a smaller size next time.
If you are interested in signing up, use promo code BIJOUX20 at checkout to save 20% off your first order.
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