It has arrived! My August subscription from The Underclub. I always get so excited when I see the little package in the mail. I’ll admit, it is a plain and unassuming little package, but it does always make me smile. For those that don’t know, The Underclub is an underwear subscription. While they have different tiers, the one I receive is for $15 per month and for this price they sent me one pair of undies a month.
I have never been disappointed by the quality of the underwear. You can choose styles and preferences of color. And with each pair they send you a link to review the pair you received. I love that when you get the link and check it, the review you write is just from you to them. There are a few multiple choice bits about how you feel about the selection, but then you get to tell them how the item fits and what you like or don’t like as well as what you would like to see in the future.
Then of course if you want to do a more public review they have a button you can click. And if you do choose to leave a review, before they post it someone will e-mail you to check to make certain that you indeed wanted to post the review.
I know it sounds a little odd, but I really like the fact that you can just talk to them about your underwear and what works separately from the published review.
I also like that they are very size inclusive. I may be on the upper end of the scale but they go from 3X down to an XS. They cover a wide range of bodies and all categories are charged the same price. I know that is a small thing, but more than the money, being charged more for larger garments always makes me feel really judged. And then I either feel sad or defensive. There is none of that here.
And of course they sell more than just underpants. They also sell bralettes and sleep cammies with shorts. They have a really good range of products and more coming out every month it seems. I love going on there and browsing their collections. I also like knowing that everything they sell is going to come in my size. I won’t find something I like and then learn they don’t make it in my size. I also won’t be shunted off to a small corner of their on-line store where their plus sized collection lives.
But as much as i like the brand and store, this is about the August Subscription. So as always the package came with a relatively unobtrusive little package and inside the mailer was a separate bag holding the pants (which I really like, even if the outer bag is secure). Along with the bagged pants is a card which reads…
In case you forgot to remind yourself this morning…Your butt is perfect. Your smile lights up the room. Your mind is insanely cool. You are way more than enough. And you are doing an amazing job at life.
Its a little thing, but I really like the little personal affirmation. Sometimes I keep the cards as bookmarks or randomly tuck them into things like planners and drawers so I come upon them unexpectedly as a little pleasant reminder. It makes me happy.
This month’s selection is also a very happy pair of pants. They may actually be the brightest pair I own. Even the lovely valentines set, was slightly less bright. This set is called the Maria Keyhole Bikini in Fuchsia and retails for $24. The name of course comes from the keyhole detail in the back, which I think looks really cute. The pink and orange combo took me a bit by surprise. It is a much louder pair of pants than I usually wear.
I have to say though, I kind of like it. Upon receiving them, I inspected them for loose threads or missed stitches. I found none. I put them in the wash with my other undies and when they came out, there were no additional loose strings. As all of the selections I have received from them have been well crafted, I am not surprised, but I still check.
I have to admit, I really liked wearing the electric colored pants under sober looking business attire when I had to attend a meeting. I don’t know why that gives me an extra little smile to think about but it does. Maybe because the company I was meeting with was very conservative in appearance.
But then again, I just like knowing I am wearing pretty underwear when I go places. It’s sort of like battle armor. If my underwear is pretty, I feel pretty. If I feel pretty, then I am more confident. I think it is also why I don’t like companies that restrict their sizes. It is almost like they are saying that if you don’t fit their specifications then you don’t deserve to feel confident. Which is a load of crap. Everyone deserves to feel confident. And for me, pretty underwear is always a good confidence boost. As electric as this set is, I am happy to add it to my collection. What a great way to start off the month, Thanks Underclub.