Elizabeth & Clarke Review – Winter

Elizabeth & Clarke sent me this subscription box for my review.

Elizabeth & Clarke just totally blows me away! They sent me a box last quarter and graciously sent me another box while I was away. I had a chance to open it last night and it’s just perfect for any woman. Every quarter Elizabeth & Clarke sends up to 3 designer-quality blouses – in both construction and style. They are the perfect basics with a little edge for the modern woman. I classify this box as a Must Have (and why aren’t you subscribing?). The shirts are effortless, chic foundation pieces for a professional wardrobe. This remains one of my favorite subscriptions – ever! It doesn’t hurt that it’s extraordinarily budget friendly. Get 3 shirts per quarter for just $20 per shirt – and everything can be washed in the washer!

The SubscriptionElizabeth & Clarke
The Description: Shirts by subscription. Designer-quality blouses delivered to your doorstep each season, without hassle or the department store pricetag.
The Price: $30-60/quarter
The Coupon: Use promo code INSTYLE20 to save 20% on your first box!

Winter 2013-14 Elizabeth & Clarke Review

I do not have a fancy dress form. For each shirt I’ll show you the product shot plus some great details about each item!

Elizabeth & Clarke Fashion Subscription Box

Elizabeth & Clarke Fashion Subscription Box

This box was pretty hefty for 3 shirts! It arrives Priority mail.

Elizabeth & Clarke Packaging

Elizabeth & Clarke Packaging

Elizabeth & Clarke packages its box perfectly. Each shirt also has a thin cardboard liner to help the shirts keep folded.

Info Card

Info Card

The information card provides details on all the shirts in that quarter’s box. You’ll get up to three – you pick!

Stack o' Shirts

Stack o’ Shirts

I appreciate how nicely these shirts are folded. Lots of attention to detail!

The Paige: 100% microfiber poly. machine-washable, dryer-safe.

The Paige

The Paige

This has a fun wraparound scarf. I would personally wear this under a shrug because I’m self-conscious, but you could show off your guns! I’m thinking date night at a warm pub, slip off your wool coat to reveal this stunner!

Back Collar Detail

Back Collar Detail

The back collar secures with two fabric-covered buttons and has a keyhole detail.

Scarf

Scarf

The scarf is generous and can be styled a couple diffferent ways.

Shaping

Shaping

This shirt could have been a bag but is nicely shaped for a woman’s body.

Side Zipper

Side Zipper

The side zipper allows you to actually get into this slinky number. I also wanted to note that the bottom edge of the shirt could have been just pressed, but it is also topstitched.  I was frankly surprised with all the sewing details in these shirts, because this sort of detail finishing (and getting it right) is expensive to produce.

The Warren: 100% microfiber poly, lining: 100% cupro. machine-washable, dryer-safe. This is a lined shell with shoulder pads.

The Warren

The Warren

As someone with small sad shoulders, I liked this “power shirt!” I can see how it wouldn’t be everyone’s cup of tea, but I think it’s a modern update on an 80s silhouette that works for a lot of women, myself included. I would wear this with a long locket necklace.

Shaping

Shaping

Each item from Elizabeth & Clarke is shaped. They are definitely not men’s shirts in disguise. I appreciate that.

Back Zipper

Back Zipper

This is a fun edgy detail. I probably wouldn’t wear this one under a suit jacket because of the shoulder pads, it would be great by itself paired with a skirt or slacks and would really showcase my accessories.

Topstitching

Topstitching

I was impressed by Elizabeth & Clarke‘s attention to detail in the construction of the blouses. This is the inside neck – it’s topstitched all around.

Bust Dart

Bust Dart

The zipper on this blouse unzips all the way. This is where the side of the blouse meets the armpit. You can see that the cupro lining even has a bust dart.

Lining Construction

Lining Construction

I was impressed by the construction. Really really. The seams match up perfectly, and the finishing is exquisite.

Texture

Texture

This shirt is highly textured so my coke zero would roll right off!

The Davis: 100% Ponte de Roma knit, lining: 100% cupro. machine-washable, dryer-safe.  This is a highly structured Ponte peplum top.

The Davis

The Davis

Like the Warren above, The Davis is lined with Cupro. It’s formed from basically recycled cotton and is slinky and breathable. I really liked the texture on my body.  It is obvious that this garment is well-shaped!

Top Darts

Top Darts

The fabric on The Davis is quite substantial and would help keep you warm. This would be a top to wear with dangly earrings for sure, and you could accentuate the waist with a sparkly belt. The back zipper goes to the waist seam.

Assymmetrical Peplum

Asymmetrical Peplum

I absolutely love this detail! It makes it my favorite shirt out of the bunch!

Elizabeth & Clarke allows you to return (with a prepaid label) any shirts that don’t fit properly. They guarantee your satisfaction! Although this box was received for review, it pleases me greatly to know that there is no risk except loving some inexpensive extremely high-quality shirts. A lot of boxes tout “designer” this and that – and Elizabeth & Clarke lives up to it.

Visit Elizabeth & Clarke to subscribe or find out more! The spring shirts are already up: you can select from the seasonal pieces or the shirts in the always-available “Forever Collection.”
Check out all my Elizabeth & Clarke Reviews and don’t forget to take a look at other Women’s Clothing & Fashion Subscription Boxes.

Comments

  1. says

    This really makes me wish I had got the Warren or Davis instead of one of my picks. I got the Taylor and Liz Lemon since it was my first box–love the Taylor, but the ones you got seem like nicer pieces than the LL. I think I’d love the extra shoulder oomph too. I have very wimpy shoulders!

    • says

      i love all of them, they are fabulous. they really are. it’s really just about the retail channel and not having to pay for all the extra stock that other people aren’t buying. these shirts would sell for a significant amount at a department store.

  2. says

    I got the Warren as well and I saw a lot of reviewers thought the shoulder pads were too 80s. Well, I wore it to work and within seconds of taking my coat off I had people asking me where did I get my top because it looked so high quality and the structured look is in again. I absolutely love these shirts!

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