A few days back, I reviewed a subscription Lingerie Box called Adore Me. Â I was pleasantly surprised at the quality and value I got out of the first month of the subscription, and IÂ loved the style I received.
I also decided to try another box called “Wantable”. Â Wantable is a blind subscription box. Â They choose 3-5 lingerie items for you based on your preferences.
You put in your clothing sizes and then go through a process of selecting all your preferences. Â I’m going to take you through mine because it is very relevant to the results.
First you select what type of items you prefer to receive. Â They said you will mostly receive the items you love, some of what you like, and none of what you dislike.
I selected that I was most interested in bras and lingerie. Â I said I dislike hosiery and socks because, well, screw footwear!
Then it asks what colors you like.
The colorful ones really scared me, so I voted those down and the basic up.
And then it asked the feel of what you want.
I voted polished up and left sexy as a “like,” because, well, reasons.
Then five days later, a box arrived at my door step. Â It was about the size of a Birchbox, which didn’t seem large enough to have intimates in it.
So I was a bit nervous.
And then I opened the box and found four items stuffed together tightly inside. Â As I reveal what I received, remember my preferences from above.
I received a bright yellow thong, two sleep tank tops, and a pair of floral sleep shorts.
The first thing I could think was about how cheap the quality of the material felt. Â The Adore Me set felt so high quality, so this was disappointing.
Both boxes cost the same. Â (Though my first month of Adore Me was only $25–there was no discount on my Wantable box).
Even though they were both $40, the Wantable box had 4 items in it, whereas the Adore Me box had 2 items. Â So from a quantity perspective, I could understand why theÂ qualityÂ would be less.
But the Adore Me product was also a bra–something that tends to be high priced, and this box contained items that tend to be priced much more cheaply.
I really like kitschy things, and my favorite sleep shorts have monkeys all over them. Â But I was really disappointed by these:
I’ve recently loved my monkey shorts to death, so I want to pick up some sleep shorts. Â But I’d rather not wear these, even with no other option.
It is more difficult to tell in the photo, but the fabric is very faded looking. Â It looks a lot like the $5 clothing you’d find in the back of a discount store–which in itself is fine–but you are paying $10 a piece basically with this box.
My favorite item was the black tank top. Â It felt more high quality than the other items and was soft. Â I’d wear it, but black tank tops are also easy to come by. The striped tank top was a bit sheer–which would be fine if it were a bit more… er, sexy.
The underwear looked like a cheap version of the Victoria’s Secret Lacie Thong.
According to the pricing sheet, it retails at $12 and I was getting it for $7.74. Â The Lacie Thong runs about $11 a pair, so this did not give me a lot of confidence in the retail prices being accurate (or rather, reasonable).
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But the part that disappointed me the most was that it didn’t seem to take any of my preferences into consideration. Â I got canary yellow (though they were called lime green) panties and floral prints when I requested the more muted options. Â And while they made it sound like the primary items you’d receive are what you loved, I didn’t receive any from my love categories.
The other disappointment is that the items I received did not resemble the items on their website–evenÂ vaguely. Â With things like this, I always expect to be disappointed, just in case. But in this case, I was stunned at how low quality my items were.
So am I going to continue with them? Â Surprisingly, yes. Â Because there is one more aspect I want to try out. Â They let you rate your boxes and what you think of the items you get. Â I want to see what happens when I give them my honest opinion–does it make a difference, or is it more of the same?