Reviewing the Wantable Intimates Box

17 Jan

Can you believe it is the end of our Fashion week already? After getting some awesome deals at Twice and then using some…um, DESCRIPTIVE words for this month’s Stitch Fix order, I’m happy to move on to something a little more intimate.

And by intimate, I mean intimates.

Don’t be a perv. I won’t be posting pictures of me trying on lingerie. Not gonna happen. So if that is why you stopped by, mosey along Mr. or Ms. Perv Pervy Pants.

What I AM going to do is show you what I got in this month’s Wantable Intimates box!

Wantable actually has three different subscription boxes you can choose from: Makeup, Accessories or Intimates. I would actually love any of their boxes, but I decided to try out the intimates box because I’m currently lacking in the “camis + panties + socks + more” side of things.

Instead of just sending everyone a random assortment of stuff, there is a fun quiz that gauges your preferences in each of their categories of clothing and color preferences. I indicated on my preferences that I love: loungewear, tanks, tights/leggings, socks, “fun and flirty” looks, “pretty and polished” looks and neutrals. I liked: accessories, pantis, camis, shapewear, soft bras and brights. I would have actually disliked soft bras, but that wasn’t an option. My only dislike was hosiery, because I NEVER wear hosiery. EVER.

I was really, really hoping for a tank top that I could use for layering. I’m actually still using tank tops I bought from Target’s maternity line when I was pregnant with Jack. Um…I’m going to guess that goes under NOT sexy. I was also hoping for a pair or two of socks, because for some reason I’m at that point where all of my socks (except my running socks) feel super tight and uncomfortable at the same time. Weird.

The cost of the Wantable Intimates box is $36 if you subscribe (monthly boxes, you can cancel at any time) or $40 for a one time box. Each box will include 4 – 5 premium essentials that are handpicked to “perfectly match your preferences.”

So, I filled out the forms and within a few days a box arrived at my door.

Wantable Intimates Box - Joules

You’ve got to love the “Hello, Knockout” note, right?! Here’s what I got:

Coobie Soft Bra - Wantable - Joules

First up, a soft bra. Hmm… I actually HATE soft bras and only used them when I was pregnant and couldn’t stand to be flopping around all over the place. I tried this one on and YUP, hate it.

QT Intimates - Wantable - Joules

Black panties… okay, these are right up my alley. I mean, a girl has to step it up from cotton panties every so often, right? And these are cute and have a fun little heart charm too. Let’s call these a win!

Mandy Slip - Wantable - Joules

Ok, I really want to be that girl who wears something like this to sleep in and then wakes up looking beautifully tousled like Gisele to make my family homemade pancakes on a weekday. I’m not that girl. I’m a flannel pajama pants and t-shirt kind of girl who wakes up looking like a hot-mess with bangs all over the darn place. This slip is really pretty and even pretty comfortable, but it’s not quite sexy enough to be enticing to wear. Also, it really clings to my tummy… and frankly self-conscious isn’t sexy. This will probably live in the bottom of my drawer until I decide to try and wear it on a hot summer night. Then, I might wear it for an hour or two before I twist out of it and throw it across the room while I’m dead asleep.

Wantable tights - Joules

I’m in love. You already know that I’m a HUGE fan of fleece-lined tights. Well, these are the QUEENS of fleece-lined tights. The waist-band is nice and thick, which means it lays flat on your tummy without rolling or bunching. Also, there are NO SEAMS! My fleece-lined tights from Target have two seams up my backside and one up my middle that always cut into my skin. If I’m hard at work and staring at the computer for a while, when I stand up my butt will actually HURT from the seams being pressed into me for so long. Having NO seams is a WONDER! These are soft, thick, totally opaque… they are quite simply fleecy goodness. LOVE THEM!

All in all, I really liked the Wantable Intimates box experience and I’d love to receive one from my husband for Valentine’s Day. Or our anniversary. Or the week before we go on a vacation. Actually, this would be the perfect thing to be surprised with any time.

Now that I think about it, this would also be an awesome gift for a bride-to-be! Not for the wedding, but for one of the pre-wedding showers. You can give her a pretty card with a gift certificate in there and she can set it up so that she gets exactly her style and size of gifts. Love it!

Something really cool about the Wantable box is that if you don’t like anything in your box you can return it and get your money back. They will even send you a shipping label! I don’t know of ANY other subscription box that lets you do that. Or, if you’re like me and you like a couple items but don’t really like the other two items, they do partial returns.

Here’s their partial return policy: If a customer is looking for a partial return, refunds are assessed based on the individual MSRPs of the items and the total amount you paid for the box, $40. If the total value of the items you choose to keep exceeds $40.00, your partial return will not be approved for refund. If the total retail value of the items you choose to keep is less than $40.00, you will receive the difference back.

I think that this is kind of genius. The fear for many subscription boxes is that you want to be surprised with something awesome for your $40… but then when you don’t like it as much as you thought, you’re just kind of bitter that you wasted the money. Well, here you get the surprise AND a chance to make it right if it doesn’t fully please you. Wantable is SO awesome that they’re actually going to exchange the two pieces that I wasn’t that crazy about. So cross your fingers that I get an cool tank top and/or a pair of snazzy socks!

What do you think, would you love a Wantable Intimates box from your sweetie? Or would you just want to order one for yourself so you get exactly what you want? Do you agree that this will be an awesome bridal shower gift?

Disclaimer: Wantable provided me with my own Wantable Intimates box to review for no cost to me. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own. If you choose to purchase a box using my special referral link, I will receive a small referral bonus toward future Wantable purchases. Thank you to anyone who uses my special link and supports my shopping addiction. 

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3 Responses to “Reviewing the Wantable Intimates Box”

  1. Ashley F January 17, 2014 at 10:34 am #

    I love the idea of this but I’m so picky when it comes to this stuff I have a feeling I wouldn’t easily find things I liked in each box. Sadly some things you just need to drag your butt to the store for. Or at least I do.
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    • Joules January 17, 2014 at 10:36 am #

      I would definitely go to the store if I needed something specific, like a properly fitting bra. However, I like the boxes for the surprise factor. And, going to the lingerie section with a 2 year old usually involves the kid running around and trying to crawl under dressing room doors…

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