Volupties Review May 2014

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Volupties is the curvy sister company of Splendies, a newer women’s underwear subscription service. They were kind enough to provide me with this package to review.

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The Cost: $17 a month, including shipping

The Products: Each month, Volupties will send you 3 new pairs of underwear.

The Concept: This subscription will help keep your undie drawer filled with new, cute underwear  every month.

Other Reviews: You can read my past Volupties reviews here.

The COUPON: Get $5 off your first month with the code MAVEN.

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Green Lace Bikini with White Lace Trimming

This is super cute. I don’t wear lacy underwear often, but at least

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Dusted Rose and Beige Lace Boyshorts 

I love the color and look of this pair of underwear – it is very much my style and something I would pick out for myself. It fits perfectly and is very soft to the touch. It’s definitely my favorite pair this month.

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Grey with Black and Colored Stripes Band Boyshorts

These are so cute and terribly comfy! These are the best lounging around the house underwear.

Thoughts: I loved two of the pairs of underwear a ton and the other pair (the green) is okay, but not something I will wear often. I think the quality is good for all three pairs and the pricing of the subscription is right on the mark for what you are getting. What do you think of Volupties?

Splendies vs Volupties Review March 2014

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Splendies and Volupties are sister subscription companies that specialize in women’s underwear. Splendies is geared toward more slender women while Volupties is for curvier women. In the past, I’ve usually reviewed the Splendies package, but this time the companies were kind enough to send me a mixed package to compare the two.

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The Cost: Splendies: $12 a month Volupties $17 a month

The Products: Both Splendies and Volupties send three cute pairs of underwear each month, with an option to choose “no-thongs”

The Concept: Both companies aim to help you keep your underwear drawer full of cute, fashionable and comfortable underwear.

The COUPON: Use coupon code MAVEN for $4 off either company.

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Emerald Green Frill Boyshorts

This pair is from the Volupties collection. I love how cute this is! I would not be able to wear it around every day, but when I want to feel extra cute hanging out at home, these are perfect. This is a size 1X and you can definitely see the difference from the XL. This would be a good option for someone who is on the border of an XL and 1X and has wider hips or a more round bottom.

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Black and Green Lace Underwear

I love the lave pattern on this. It is also ridiculously comfortable! This size is an XL and is certainly smaller than the 1X. I feel as though this is a little on the small end of XL and would be good for anyone who is on the border of L and XL.

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Green Shamrock G-String

I thought the cut-out clover was really cute. I don’t wear g-strings much, so I am saving this for my sister. This seems to be be very true to size.

Thoughts: Again, I loved all three pairs and thought they were really cute and well-made. Although one of them is not my style, you would have the option to not get thongs (or g-strings) in your box which I like.

What do you think of Splendies and Volupties?

Volupties and Splendies Review June 2013 – Womens Underwear Subscription Box

Lately, there have been a few underwear subscription services starting for women. As far as I am aware, Volupties is the first underwear subscription service dedicated solely to plus-sized women. Being on the curvier side, I was intrigued by the new company and asked if they could give me any information. They then invited me to review Volupties and her sister company, Splendies.

The Cost: Volupties – $17 a month, including shipping Splendies – $12 a month, including shipping

The Coupon: Use the code MAVEN to receive $5 off your Volupties subscription or $4 off your Splendies subscription.

The Products: With both companies, you will receive three pairs of cute and fashionable pairs of underwear from a blend of well-known and lesser-known brands. The exact type of underwear will be a complete surprise. I am sure if you make a request to not receive certain type, they will accommodate your preferences when possible.

Volupties: The underwear was sent in a polymailer instead of an actual box. I actually do not mind this since I reuse them. The card got a little bent in the mail though.

Aerie Boyshorts – Vaue $7.50

I love boyshorts to wear on the weekend at home because they are just so comfy. These are very soft and fit perfectly.

Victoria’s Secret Bikini – Value $8.50

This was what interested me the most about the company. Victoria’s Secret does not work with third-party vendors, especially not subscription boxes. Usually, if you find Victoria’s Secret in a subscription box, it is am immediate red flag. After questioning the company about the underwear, they said they purchased the underwear in the same methods a regular consumer would and purchased only a limited quantity for the first subscribers as a gesture of appreciation for joining the new subscription service. Victoria’s Secret will not be found in future subscriptions.

Victoria’s Secret Lace-waist Briefs – Value $10.50

Splendies: The Splendies underwear came a little while after the Volupties. I decided to wait until I received both to review them together. I was fortunate enough to be able to review both because my underwear size overlaps both companies. This subscription did not come with a card, which I am sure was left out accidentally.

JT Intimates – Value $7.50

Unknown – Value $8?

This pair did not have any tags, which was a little disconcerting. They are still very cute and well-made.

Rose Intimates: Value – $10?

I was not able to find any information on Rose Intimates, so if you know anything, please share!

Thoughts: In total, the value was about $26.50 for the Volupties underwear and the value for Splendies was about $25.50 which is a pretty great value for what you pay. Generally, I am still on the fence about underwear subscriptions as a whole, but as they gain popularity, my interest also increases. I understand that their focus is more on Volupties. I enjoyed all pairs of underwear, but I am wary about the missing tags from the the blue and pink pair and not being able to find any information on the black pair. Overall, I think that with some time, work and continued transparency, both Volupties and Splendies may be able to find their own place in the subscription industry.

What do you think about the new subscription companies? How do you feel about underwear subscriptions in general?