These Cheap, Stylish Clothes On Amazon Look Way More Expensive Than They Are

You’ll be surprised by the quality.

by Andrea Gale
The Zoe Report/Amazon
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If street style has taught us anything, it’s that great fashion isn’t about a price tag; it’s about curation. And if the digital fashion landscape has taught us anything, it’s that Amazon is a surprising resource for those cheap, stylish clothes that look way more expensive than they are. Best of all, with a lower overhead and wider product selection, Amazon is able to keep their prices fiercely competitive. Additionally, an ever-increasing roster of big-name brands and indie designers offers lots to choose from.

When shopping with curating your wardrobe in mind, keep an eye out for inexpensive pieces that either tap into current styles or hit classic marks; mixing timeless items with those that are trendier can help keep your closet feeling fresh, and will give you so many more styling possibilities.

And don’t forget: Just because an item is inexpensive doesn’t mean it isn’t worth much more. Case in point? Each piece featured in this edit is lauded by thousands of Amazon reviews that champion their high-quality look and feel.

Now, get scrolling for a curated selection of the cheap, stylish clothes on Amazon that look way more expensive than they are — perfect for refreshing and revamping your wardrobe without breaking your budget.


This Classic Button-Down Shirt You’ll Keep For Years

A button-down poplin shirt is a can’t-go-wrong addition to any wardrobe, and this one by Amazon Essentials looks far more expensive than its price tag suggests. Made of crisp, breathable 100% cotton that can be worn throughout the seasons, this shirt’s relaxed fit can be worn tucked or untucked, dressed up or down, and it comes in 21 timeless colors and sophisticated prints. It’s proof positive that you don’t always need to spend a lot on the staples.

  • Available sizes: X-Small — XX-Large
  • Available colors: 21


A Stunning Mini Dress Made Of Sumptuous Velvet

No one will believe you got this bodycon dress from Amazon; the sumptuous, stretchy velvet material and rich jewel tone are pure luxury. The simple silhouette is punctuated by delicate spaghetti straps and a cowl neckline, while the knee-length hem balances the figure-hugging fit. Add a statement necklace and sleek heels for a look that’s sure to impress at any party.

  • Available sizes: X-Small — 5X-Large Plus
  • Available colors: 32


These Classic & Versatile Trousers Reviewers Can’t Stop Raving About

You’ll wear this pair of pleated palazzo pants for everything from meetings to cocktail parties to weekend brunch. Amazon reviewers rave about the quality, calling the material “so soft and luxurious,” and confirming that the loose pant legs “drape beautifully.” They feature two side pockets, a high waist, and belt loops, resulting in a luxe silhouette that looks deceptively expensive — no wonder over 7,000 shoppers have given them a five-star rating or review. Pair them with a simple white tank and sneakers for daytime, then swap in a pair of sleek black heels for evening.

  • Available sizes: X-Small — 2X
  • Available colors: 17


A Surprisingly Spicy Bodycon Maxi Dress

Don’t let its simplicity fool you; with a curve-hugging fit and low, square neckline, this bodycon maxi dress is surprisingly spicy — and surprisingly affordable. Featuring long sleeves and made of a sumptuous, shape-preserving jersey material, all it needs is a piece of statement jewelry and some heels for an elegant evening ensemble.

  • Available sizes: X-Small — 3X-Large
  • Available colors: 11


This V-Neck Wrap Sweater With Luxe Details

Special details like balloon sleeves and an asymmetrical tie waist make this chic V-neck sweater look so luxe; one Amazon reviewer raved that the ribbed knit material is “so soft” and “looks far more expensive than it is.” The hip length and tie closure allow it to be worn as a shirt or as a sweater, adding to the versatility. Choose from 19 shades, like the elegant gray-blue pictured above.

  • Available sizes: Small — X-Large
  • Available colors: 19


A Soft & Cozy Blanket Scarf With Over 15,000 Stellar Amazon Ratings

Little wonder over 17,000 shoppers are obsessed with this versatile blanket scarf; made from cozy and soft cotton, the weave is thin enough to wear wrapped as a scarf, but it’s long and wide enough to wear as a wrap, too. Choose from an array of chic plaid patterns in shades ranging from neutral to vibrant; at less than $15, you may need to snap up several versions.

  • Available colors: 25


A Pair Of Luxe Faux-Leather Pants That Cost Under $40

Chic details like a a paper-bag waist, wide tie belt, and the slightly tapered, cropped leg make this pair of pants look so luxe, you’ll never guess they’re under $40. Featuring two deep side pockets and an elasticized waist, these pants will add sophisticated edge to all your outfits. Pair them with an oversized blazer and delicate strappy heels for an effortless cocktail-ready ensemble.

  • Available sizes: X-Small — 3X-Large
  • Available colors: 45


A Lightweight Sweater That’s Sure To Become A Wardrobe Staple

This unbelievably affordable sweater is made from a cotton blend that’s lightweight enough to wear in warmer temperatures, or to layer underneath blazers or jackets when temps turn chilly. Featuring long sleeves and a V-neckline, this pullover sweater is a versatile classic you’ll reach for season after season, all year long — and it comes in almost any color you could want.

  • Available sizes: X-Small — 3X (available in slim)
  • Available colors: 34


A High-Neck Chiffon Blouse In 43 Elegant Floral Prints

Whether your style is rocker or romantic, this high-neck chiffon blouse will fit right in; the smocked mock neck and bloused sleeves can be edgy or delicate, depending on how you style it, and the 43 prints on offer make an instant, elegant statement. This versatile piece will quickly become an essential, pairing well with everything from leather trousers to skirts.

  • Available sizes: X-Small — XX-Large
  • Available colors: 43


A Pair Of On-Trend, Pointed-Toe Ballet Flats

Ballet flats are back, and these chic, pointed-toe ballet flats are so unbelievably inexpensive as to render the purchase essential. Made of faux leather or suede, and available in 20 chic colors and prints, wear the minimalist design in place of a loafer with everything from denim to dresses for look that’s as comfy as it is of-the-moment.

  • Available sizes: 5 — 15 (available in wide)
  • Available colors: 20


This Luxuriously Soft Fleece Vest That’s Perfect For Layering

Not only is this fleece vest perfect for layering, but the high stand collar and luxurious fluffy texture make it look far pricier than it is. Use this as a light outer layer in transitional weather, or wear it underneath heavier coats when temperatures drop; the relaxed fit can go either way. It’s an investment piece that requires surprisingly little investment.

  • Available sizes: Small — XX-Large
  • Available colors: 33


A Pair Of Cool Cargo Pants From A Classic Workwear Brand

These classic, relaxed-fit cargo pants tap into both utilitarian and early-aughts trends — and since they come from the classic workwear brand Dickies, you’ll have them forever. Made of 100% cotton that resists wrinkling, this pair features deep side pockets that are as functional as they are fashionable, with an anti-gape waistband that hits slightly below the waist (the early aughts were all about low-rise, after all). Pair them with lug-sole boots and a cropped, fitted top.

  • Available sizes: 4 — 18
  • Available colors: 4


The Trendy Yet Classic Canvas Tote You’ll Use For Everything

Made of 100% cotton canvas that can hold up to 500 pounds (!), this classic Lands’ End tote bag features sturdy contrasting straps and a water-repellant base — the kinds of quality details that make its low price all the more surprising. Internal and external pockets allow for easy organization, and it’s offered in lots of cute colorways and prints. It’s almost like there’s no reason not to buy this tote.

  • Available sizes: Medium — X-Large
  • Available colors: 16


A Timeless Cable-Knit Sweater That’ll See You Through Several Seasons

Heirloom pieces don’t have to cost a fortune. Case in point: This timeless cable-knit fisherman sweater. With long sleeves, a high turtleneck, and a fit that’s relaxed enough to layer over fitted base layers, you’ll reach for this classic, hip-length sweater year after year. Wear it with tailored trousers and sleek loafers for a look that’s as timeless as the sweater.

  • Available sizes: X-Small — 6X
  • Available colors: 22


This Chic Ribbed Midi Skirt You Can Dress Up Or Down

Dress this midi skirt up by pairing it with strappy heels, or wear it with combat boots and a hoodie for a cute and casual look; however you style it, the bodycon fit and soft, stretchy ribbed fabric will make a luxe statement. The back slit adds just enough zhush without excluding it from daytime-appropriate outfits; you can even turn the skirt around and wear the slit at the side or front for a little extra interest. Versatility and a low price tag? Don’t mind if I do.

  • Available sizes: X-Small — X-Large
  • Available colors: 22


An On-Trend Duster Cardigan That Drapes Beautifully

Mix up your layering game with this maxi cardigan; it’s made from a lightweight blend of rayon and spandex that Amazon reviewers praise as “so soft” and “the perfect light weight.” Featuring long sleeves and side slits, this collarless, open-front cardigan drapes so elegantly — and it taps into this season’s cozy duster cardigan trend.

  • Available sizes: Small — 3X
  • Available colors: 36


This Sleeveless Mock-Neck Sweater That’ll Replace Your Old Layering Camis

Say hello to your new favorite top. This sleeveless mock-neck sweater is made of a cozy ribbed knit material, with the most perfect slim fit and shoulder-highlighting sleeves that’ll tuck nicely into any pants or skirts in your closet. It’s a luxe alternative to a camisole when layering in the colder months, too. Even better, this wardrobe essential will only set you back $30.

  • Available sizes: XX-Small — 5X
  • Available colors: 3


A Deep-V Bodysuit That’s Effortlessly Sophisticated

It can be hard to find tops that are both dressy and effortless, but this bodysuit manages to make an elegant statement without ever feeling fussy. Featuring a deep V-neckline with long, bloused sleeves, the fabric drapes, pleats, and hugs to create a silhouette that will look chic paired with structured trousers, skirts, and denim; all that’s needed is a pair of heels for a sophisticated evening out.

  • Available sizes: X-Small — 4X-Large Plus
  • Available colors: 44


This Best-Selling Midi Skirt That’s Both Comfy & Stylish

With a tiered skirt, two side pockets, and a comfortable elasticized waistband, this easy-breezy midi skirt will become one of the most-worn pieces in your closet, ready to be dressed up or down. It’s a hit on Amazon, having received best-seller status after over 17,000 ratings and reviews. “I received so many compliments on this skirt when I wore it,” one reviewer wrote, continuing, “Super comfortable, loved the feel of the flowiness. It worked perfectly for a french tuck with a sweater and some booties.”

  • Available sizes: X-Small — XX-Large
  • Available colors: 17


The Lace-Trimmed Tank Top Shoppers Are Obsessed With

In warm weather, you’ll wear this lace-trimmed tank top with everything from shorts and sneakers to skirts and heels; the delicately scalloped trim is the perfect unfussy adornment. In colder weather, it can be layered under chunky sweaters with ease. One Amazon reviewer raved, “The quality is better than I expected for a $14 top. Slight stretch, the neckline did not get destroyed in the wash, great length - I have the black, but I am ordering more colors!”

  • Available sizes: X-Small — 5X-Large
  • Available colors: 22


A Cozy Plaid Shacket You’ll Wind Up Wearing Weekly

The definition of versatile, this cozy plaid shacket can be worn on its own as a shirt, or layered over tanks and tees as outerwear; from a price-per-wear perspective, it’ll basically pay for itself. Reviewers stand by the quality, too; one shopper wrote, “I ordered one, and had to order another. Definitely surpassed any expectations. They are so comfy and warm. Quality fabric and soft. Sleeves are perfect length, can still button the jacket closed. I wear them everyday.” For an effortless and cool daytime look, try wearing it with the bootcut jeans and sleeveless sweater from this list.

  • Available sizes: X-Small — XX-Large
  • Available colors: 25


This Elegant Sweater Dress That’s Surprisingly Versatile

Wear this chic, off-the-shoulder sweater dress with tall boots for an evening out, or during the daytime layered over a lightweight turtleneck sweater; you can even wear it open with a pair of jeans as an alternative to a cardigan. The bloused sleeves and effortless fit creates a silhouette that “looks elegant,” as one Amazon reviewer put it, continuing that it’s “the perfect marriage between comfort and style.”

  • Available sizes: Small —  X-Large
  • Available colors: 22


A Pair Of Faux-Leather Pants That Look Like The Real Deal

For an animal- (and wallet-) friendly take on leather, try out these faux-leather leggings; they’ve got the luxe appearance of leather — complete with stitching and belt loops to mimic “real” pants — but they’re made from a blend of polyester and spandex that’s kinder to animals. Pair them with black stiletto sock booties and a cutout black turtleneck for a glam evening look, or with your favorite cozy, oversized sweater for a nicer-than-usual WFH outfit.

  • Available sizes: X-Small — 4X-Large
  • Available colors: 57


This Super-Cozy Sweater That’s Part Of A Matching Set

This crewneck sweater by The Drop has a relaxed, versatile fit that pairs well with everything from dresses to denim, while the long, roomy sleeves and back slit make it stand out from other ribbed knits in your closet. Pick up the matching shorts for an instantly stylish outfit that’s perfect for lounging — though you can also dress it up with a pair of boots and a long coat for an effortless brunch look.

  • Available sizes: XX-Small — 5X
  • Available colors: 9


This Belted Midi Dress That’s Classic & Elegant

Looking for an easy and elegant evening dress? This body-skimming midi dress features a tie belt, bloused sleeves, and a deep V-neckline, for a silhouette so classic, it’s hard to imagine it ever going out of style — especially in any of the eight timeless colors on offer, like black and lipstick red.

  • Available sizes: Large Plus — 5X-Large Plus
  • Available colors: 8


The Leopard Skirt That’s Ubiquitous For A Reason

There’s a reason why satin leopard-print midi skirts have been on the scene for a few years — and this one proves that you don’t need to spend a fortune on the timeless-but-trendy style. You can wear it day or night, dressed up or down, and the neutral leopard print acts as a more interesting alternative to jeans. The high pull-on waist is the perfect pairing with sweaters, crop tops, tanks and T-shirts, and the midi length is just as versatile with shoe pairings; try it with knee-high boots, sneakers, slides... you truly can’t go wrong.

  • Available sizes: X-Small — X-Large
  • Available colors: 3


This Sporty-Chic Pullover For When You’re Off Duty

Anytime you’re off the clock, reach for this half-zip pullover; the sporty, oversized silhouette strikes the perfect balance between being stylish and functional. Wear this sweatshirt with equally on-trend cargo pants, or dress it up a bit with a silky A-line skirt and some lug-sole booties.

  • Available sizes: Small — XX-Large
  • Available colors: 23


A Long, Airy Shirt Dress With An Olsen Twin Vibe

Channel your favorite Olsen twin with this long, airy shirt dress; the relaxed fit has that expensive, off-duty-heiress vibe that will look so cool paired with giant sunglasses and a pair of lug-sole booties. Made of a light, layer-able cotton blend, you can even wear this unbuttoned as a lightweight duster or swimsuit cover-up.

  • Available sizes: Small — XX-Large
  • Available colors: 14


This Cute Matching Set That’s Perfect For Warm-Weather Vacations

Bring this matching set along for all your warm-weather vacations. It’s made of a lightweight cotton blend, with breezy, split-leg drawstring pants and an adorable cropped, ruffled top that’ll keep you feeling cool and looking chic. Wear it with heels for an evening out, sandals for daytime, or split up the set and style each piece separately to get even more bang for your buck.

  • Available sizes: X-Small — X-Large
  • Available colors: 18


The Classic Mock Neck Sweater That’s Worth Buying In Multiples

This classic mock-neck sweater is available in so many chic colors, it’s hard to choose only one; luckily, it’s less than $15, which makes choosing more than one infinitely more doable. Made of a cotton blend, this is the sort of timeless piece no wardrobe should be without. Try pairing it with wide-leg jeans, loafers, and a trench coat for a look that’s perfectly Parisian.

  • Available sizes: X-Small — 6X
  • Available colors: 22


This Classic Wrap Dress That’ll Become Your Go-To For Any Event

This knee-length wrap dress is effortlessly elegant — perfect for any occasion that calls for extra polish, whether that’s a special dinner, a cocktail party, or a slightly more casual wedding. It doesn’t hurt that the soft, stretchy material and tie-wrap waistline are oh-so comfy, too.

  • Available sizes: X-Small — 6X
  • Available colors: 10


A Silky Camisole Trimmed With Statement-Making Lace

How chic is this boudoir-inspired camisole? Trimmed with contrasting lace and with delicate, adjustable spaghetti straps, this silky top would look incredible paired with denim and ballet flats for daytime, or dressed up for nighttime with a pair of tuxedo pants and heels. It comes in 12 shades both neutral and bright, like ivory, leopard print, fuchsia, and the chic red-brown pictured above.

  • Available sizes: XX-Small — 5X
  • Available colors: 12


This Super-Cute, Menswear-Chic Set

A modern take on classic men’s pajamas, this matching set features elasticized shorts in a relaxed fit, and an oversized, button-down top with a classic collar. Balance the relaxed vibe of this set with a pair of structured loafers or espadrilles, or go rogue and split the set up, wearing the bottoms with a fitted tank, or the top with jeans and slides.

  • Available sizes: Small — X-Large
  • Available colors: 16


The Best-Selling Knit Dress With Thousands Of Rave Reviews

With over 8,000 five-star ratings and reviews to date, this knit dress is a best-seller on Amazon. Easy to dress up or down, it’s made of a soft, slightly stretchy material, and the bloused sleeves and adjustable tie waist are elevated design details that make it look like you got it at an independent boutique. At under $40, why not find out for yourself what all the hype is about?

  • Available sizes: Small — X-Large
  • Available colors: 25


This Cozy Fleece Zip-Up That Comes In Lots Of Fun Color Combos

Looking for a way to add a little personality to your casual wear? Try this fleece jacket — it comes in 10 fun color combinations (like the neon green and camel pictured here) to give your wardrobe some instant pep. Wear it solo, or layer it under a heavier overcoat when temps get frigid.

  • Available sizes: X-Small — 6X
  • Available colors: 10


A Pair Of Classic Levi’s Jeans In A Trendy Bootcut Fit

If you’ve been thinking of trying out the bootcut denim trend, why not do it with a pair of classic Levi’s? This pair won’t set you back more than $25, which makes the decision so much easier. Featuring classic five-pocket styling and a mid-rise waist, this pair is made of cotton blended with elastane for plenty of movement and comfort. It comes in three inseam lengths so you can find your perfect fit.

  • Available sizes: 2 — 28 (available in 30-, 32- and 34-inch inseams)
  • Available colors: 3


This Preppy-Chic Sweater Vest That’s Great For Layering

Anyone who loves layering will appreciate this preppy-chic cable-knit sweater vest. Push the preppy vibe and pair it with a button-down white shirt and denim; wear it over a vintage T-shirt for an edgier feel; or style it with a fitted turtleneck and slouchy trousers for a look that screams off-duty fashion editor. The relaxed fit offers so many styling possibilities, you’ll never get bored.

  • Available sizes: Small — XX-Large
  • Available colors: 29


The Perfect LBD For Any Occasion

Whether you’re getting ready for a date, a cocktail party, or you just want to feel cuter than usual for a shopping jaunt, slip on this midi tank dress by The Drop — it’s the perfect LBD for any occasion, with a substantial and stretchy construction that’ll hug your frame just right. Featuring a trendy square neckline and a split, dropped hemline that hits below the knee, the minimal design will make getting ready a snap.

  • Available sizes: XX-Small — 5X
  • Available colors: 7


A Quality V-Neck Sweater At A Price That Can’t Be Beat

According to Amazon reviewers, the quality of this shaker stitch sweater far outweighs its price tag. It’ll become one of the easiest pieces in your wardrobe, courtesy of a split, hip-length hem and an easy fit that’s perfect for French-tucking into your jeans. Whether you snap it up in the chic striped version shown, or opt for a classic neutral like gray or black, you’ll wonder how you ever did without it.

  • Available sizes: X-Small — XX-Large
  • Available colors: 19


Your New Favorite “Going Out Top”

Here it is: Your new favorite going out top. She’s got long sleeves, an off-the-shoulder neckline, and a stretchy, ribbed knit construction that’ll inject confidence into jeans and skirts alike. The wrapped detail of the neckline adds a hint of interest; and if you prefer a little extra coverage, the sleeves can be worn at the top of your shoulders as well. Simply add your bottom of choice (wide-leg trousers would look particularly current), a pair of heels, and see where the evening takes you.

  • Available sizes: X-Small — XX-Large
  • Available colors: 11


A Ruched Mini Dress With A Shoulder-Baring Neckline

Finding the perfect outfit for an event has never been so easy as with this wrap dress; the ruched waist, off-the-shoulder sweetheart neckline, and short, asymmetrical hem will make an instant statement, no matter where you’re heading. To round the look out, long sleeves balance the thigh-length hem. Simply pop on a pair of statement earrings and some strappy sandals, and you’re good to go.

  • Available sizes: Large Plus — 4X
  • Available colors: 10


This Super-Soft & Cozy Crewneck Sweater

You’ll be surprised by the versatility of this cozy crewneck sweater; of course it’ll look great paired with jeans, but just think about how chic it would be with tailored trousers and loafers for a casual-chic dinner look. Between the pitch-perfect fit and deliciously soft texture, you’ll want to wear it weekly (if not more so). The version shown features the added detail of a contrasting neckline and cuffs, though it comes in plenty of solids, too.

  • Available sizes: X-Small — 6X
  • Available colors: 21


An Elegant Maxi Skirt That Comes In Dozens Of Chic Plaid Prints

With its full, swirly skirt and high waist, this maxi skirt is retro-chic in all the best ways — and it comes in 36 chic plaid prints and solid colors. Take a cue from the Mad Men era and style it with a pair of heeled pumps and a fitted turtleneck sweater.

  • Available sizes: X-Small — 3X-Large
  • Available colors: 36


This Cute Denim Shirt Dress With A Frayed Hem

The frayed hem and cuffs of this cute denim shirt dress can make any outfit more interesting, whether you pair it with straight-leg denim for a relaxed Canadian tuxedo moment, or wear it as a chic beach coverup; however you style it, you’ll feel so comfy in the soft, lived-in material.

  • Available sizes: Small — XX-Large
  • Available colors: 5


This Comfy Bra Top That’s Made Of A Substantial, Sweater-Like Material

You’d expect to pay upwards of at least $40 for this bra top by The Drop — but it costs under $30. It’s made of a substantial, sweater-like material that one reviewer praised as having “great quality and structure.” With a square, halter-style neckline, this is a chic and easy piece you can toss on with denim or skirts for an effortlessly cool nod to the ‘90s.

  • Available sizes: XX-Small — 5X
  • Available colors: 11