Trendy Clothes That Seem Expensive But Are Actually Cheap As Hell On Amazon

Chic accessories, Y2K fashion, matching loungewear sets — it’s all here.

by Sabrina Crews
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Staying on top of what’s trending in fashion is easy. Actually incorporating those hot new styles into your wardrobe? Not so easy. The latest “it” pieces can be hard to find and astronomically priced if you do. Also, what looks amazing while scrolling through Instagram doesn’t always lend itself to everyday wear.

These trendy-but-extremely-wearable pieces from Amazon, however, will eliminate these frustrations — mostly because, even though they look expensive, they’re actually cheap as hell. Keep scrolling and see for yourself.


This Lacy Tank That Makes Any Outfit Feel More Special

Adorned with floral lace, this tunic-style tank top with a keyhole back can be worn just about anywhere and with just about anything — denim, skirts, trousers — and it’ll make any simple outfit feel that much more special. Transition it into the cool-weather months by throwing it under a blazer or a leather jacket for some sweet-edgy contrast, and count yourself lucky that the surprisingly versatile tank only rings up at $22.

  • Available sizes: Small — XX-Large
  • Available colors: 8


The Waffle Knit Henley You’ll Reach For All Year Round

Lightweight and cozy, this waffle-knit henley is just the thing to reach for when you’re feeling slightly chilly. Not only will the slouchy-but-elegant pullover warm you right up, but it’ll give your look an understatedly cool vibe, whether you pair it with leggings, joggers, shorts, or jeans.

  • Available colors: 21
  • Available sizes: X-Small — 4X-Large Plus


A Breezy Tunic Dress That Comes In Short & Long Sleeves

Throw on this tunic dress with sandals, sneakers, or anything in between. Because of its casual but cute design, it will pair well with just about anything you already have in your closet. It’s available in a ton of different colors and patterns as well as different sleeve lengths.

  • Available sizes: Small — XX-Large
  • Available colors: 42


The Best-Selling Leggings With Over 50,000 5-Star Reviews

No wardrobe is complete without a few comfy, sleek, high-quality leggings. This best-selling pair is particularly perfect: they come in a ton of colors, have a wide, high waistband, and cost just about $15 on Amazon. Over 50,000 reviewers have awarded them a five-star rating, so they’ve become something of a cult favorite.

  • Available sizes: One Size, One Size Plus
  • Available colors: 25


A Puff-Sleeve Sweater With A Delicate Pointelle Knit

With accents like pointelle detailing and a puff sleeve, this short-sleeve sweater will stand out in your wardrobe no matter which of the 45 iterations you choose. Made from soft, breathable cotton happy shoppers have worn it everywhere from work to casual outings with friends.

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


A Polo Collar Top With A Relaxed, Airy Fit

Made of a lightweight, breathable fabric that’s perfect for the warmer months, this polo collar top is designed with a relaxed fit that looks effortlessly cool half-tucked into your waistband (try it with white jeans for a pitch-perfect summer outfit). In addition to the pretty avocado shade pictured above, it comes in 26 more solids and prints, like stripes and botanical.

  • Available sizes: Small — XX-Large
  • Available colors: 27


The Classic Bootcut Pants That Are Back In Style Again

“These fit perfectly,” one of the 7,000-plus Amazon customers who gave these mid-rise, bootcut pants a five-star rating on Amazon raved. “Seriously, as if a tailor had taken my measurements and custom-made them for me.” Made of a comfortable stretch fabric with just the right amount of give, these pull-on pants feature a contoured, elasticized waistband and back darts to prevent gaping for a close, smooth fit. They also come in a range of colors and sizes — including tall and petite options — at an exceptional price that’ll likely tempt you to purchase more than one pair. Go for it.

  • Available sizes: 2 — 18 Tall
  • Available colors: 51


These Best-Selling Bike Shorts That Aren’t Just For Workouts

Moisture wicking and breathable, these high-waisted bike shorts feature a wide waistband, longer inseam, and gusseted crotch to ensure maximum coverage (and comfort) for you workouts. They’re so sleek and trendy, though, you can easily pair them with blazers, oversized button-downs, and heels (or channel Princess Diana and wear them with a crewneck sweatshirt and mid-rise socks). With over 50,000 positive ratings on Amazon, this popular wardrobe essential comes in 36 colors and deep pockets that’ll keep your smart phone safe while running around. And for just $20? Steal.

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


This 2-Piece Outfit That’s Perfect For Your Next Cruise Or Beach Trip

When the weather is nice, it’s the perfect time to break out your breezy, lightweight clothes — and if you’re in need of more options, this outfit is the perfect choice. While both the top and bottom look incredible together, you can also choose to wear each piece separately, giving you more ways to style them. The pants are especially comfortable, as they come with an elastic waist.

  • Available sizes: Small — XX-Large
  • Available colors: 26


A Padded Tank That Looks So Good Tucked Into Trousers & Shorts

This oversized, sleeveless tee boasts a standout, retro feature — shoulder pads —serving up a look that’s as every bit as versatile as it is unique. From high-waisted trousers to beat-up denim cutoffs, this tee brings a distinctive and laidback refinement to whatever you pair it with. It’s so fashion-forward, in fact, that you’d think it was a luxury basic, not a $20 Amazon find. That’s why you won’t have to feel bad for snagging one in every color.

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


A Staple Piece Halter Tank Top

Stock up on this halter tank top with nearly 40 colors and styles to choose from. Wear it by itself for a chic sleeveless look or layer it up with other clothing and necklaces. Made from a blend of cotton and fabric, this tank is lightweight and soft.

  • Available sizes: X-Small — 3X-Large
  • Available colors & designs: 39


The Ultra-Chic High-Low Skirt That Elevates Any Day Or Night Look

Floaty and ethereal, this high-low skirt with a ruffle hem and elastic waist offers an interesting spin on your basic maxi skirt — and it’s bound to become your new go-to wardrobe staple. Made of a lightweight material that moves beautifully with your body, the skirt boasts over 2,000 perfect ratings on Amazon for its versatility and wonderful fit. This would look so cute with a pair of flip-flops and a tank for a casual daytime look, but you can just as easily wear it with strappy heels and statement jewelry for a night out.

  • Available sizes: Small — X-Large
  • Available colors: 26


An Essential Sleeveless Bodysuit That’s Worth Buying In Multiples

Slipping on a bodysuit in lieu of a standard top is such an easy way to achieve a sleek, polished silhouette that looks instantly expensive — though at under $20, this popular sleeveless bodysuit is anything but. The mock-turtleneck only adds to its elevated vibe. Considering how often you’ll wear this comfy, stretchy piece — both day and night, all year round — you’ll definitely want to pick it up in a few colors.

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


These Cozy Drawstring Pants That Have Pockets For Your Phone & Wallet

With functional side pockets and a drawstring elastic waistband, it doesn’t get cozier than these joggers. Great for running errands or hanging out by the pool, these joggers are so soft and cozy that you might want to take a midday nap in them. They look perfect with sandals, but you can also dress them up with heels for a more escalated look.

  • Available sizes: Small — X-Large
  • Available colors: 13


This Puff-Sleeved Top That Works For Any Occasion

Pair this cute, square-neck top with fitted, high-waisted pants or a bodycon pencil skirt for a chic, polished look that’ll turn heads wherever you go. Available in 13 colors like the classic navy blue pictured, this goes-with-anything top works for literally any occasion, from date night to hosting at home to a day at the office and everything else in between. For just under $25, you can’t go wrong with this stunning blouse.

  • Available colors: 13
  • Available sizes: X-Small — XX-Large


This Silky Chiffon Tank With Stretchy Lining

Thanks to the super soft and stretchy lining of this chiffon tank top, you won’t have to worry about any of its style options being see-through. The skin-friendly fabric is comfortable but elegant enough to be worn to your next fancy event.

  • Available sizes: Small — XX-Large
  • Available colors: 26


This Ruffled Mini Skirt That Comes In Lots Of Dainty Prints

The ruffled hem of this mini, pleated skater skirt exudes casual-chic style, while the drawstring closure allows for maximum comfort. Its aesthetic is one you wouldn’t expect to find easily from a piece on Amazon, not to mention for $21, so you might want to stock up on the wide range of colors and patterns available. “It’s light and breezy and cute,” one thrilled customer on Amazon wrote. “It looks great with crop tops, bodysuits, or really anything,” raved another. “I bought another color after I got it.”

  • Available sizes: Small — XX-Large
  • Available colors: 28


This Tie-Dye Set For Stylish Lounging

Tie-dye loungewear is here to stay, and you can snag this adorable matching set for less than $40 on Amazon. With a button-up crewneck top and drawstring shorts that feature a wide, elastic waistband and ruffled hem, this two-piece PJ set is one you’ll want to linger in long after you’re out of bed.

  • Available sizes: Small — XX-Large
  • Available styles: 9


This Ruffled Midi Dress Available In A Ton Of Great Shades

Pick up this wrap dress in a vibrant solid color, an eye-catching floral, or a textured option that’s covered in Swiss dots. No matter which one calls your heart the most, you’ll feel and look put together in this breezy piece. And since you can adjust its tie waist, you’ll be comfortable as well.

  • Available sizes: Small — X-Large
  • Available colors: 46


The Classic Ballet Flats That Will Never Go Out Of Style

Ballet flats are one of those classic pieces that will never go out of style, making them inherently on-trend. At $22, this pair is great (and worth stocking up on, since they come in lots of fun colors and prints, like rose gold and leopard). They’re even sold in a suede version, if you prefer.

  • Available sizes: 5 — 15 Wide
  • Available colors and prints: 30


A Satin Pajama Set That Comes In So Many Colors

This satin pajama set feels like silk to the skin, and it comes in 128 (not a typo) different colors and patterns you can choose from. With a functional pocket and piping along the hem, these pajamas are effortlessly chic and comfortable. Over 15,000 Amazon users have added these to their carts and the reviews are largely rave.

  • Available sizes: X-Small — 3X
  • Available colors: 128


These Platform Sandals With Memory Foam Insoles

If you’re looking for a good warm-weather shoe that’ll give some extra height, these platform sandals will get you where you need to go — literally. With cozy memory foam insoles and a rubber sole, these shoes will subtly add an extra two inches to your look. They look great with both jeans and skirts, making them a great all-around shoe. “I wear them literally every day,” admitted one happy reviewer.

  • Available sizes: 6 — 11
  • Available colors: 2


A Stretchy Sundress With Adjustable Spaghetti Straps

This spaghetti strap sundress is the kind of piece that you’ll want to grab more than one of because of its wide range of color and pattern options. It also doesn’t hurt that it is made out of a luxuriously soft and stretchy material that will keep you comfortable even in the summer heat. And, possibly best of all, it has two side pockets.

  • Available colors: 39
  • Available sizes: Small — 3X-Large


6 Padded Velvet Headbands That’ll Give Your Outfit A Preppy Vibe

How’s this for a steal: Six velvet, padded headbands for less than $15. Available in six different colors, these luxe-looking headbands exude preppy-chic glamour and are sure to top off any look with elegance and charm. Fans of the headbands on Amazon — there are over 1,800 and counting — especially love how sturdy and affordable they are. “Good quality and beautiful colors,” one thrilled customer raved. “I want to give them ten stars!”


A Breathable Skater Dress That You Can Dress Up Or Down

Pair this skater dress with pumps in the summer or tights and knee-high boots in the winter. Its cotton blend is so soft and breathable that you’ll be excited to wear it year-round. Plus, its fit-and-flare design and center buttons add a sweet touch that is appropriate for anything from a lunch with friends to a family celebration.

  • Available colors: 49
  • Available sizes: Small — XX-Large


This Ribbed Knit Tank Top To Wear Everyday

Every closet needs this V-neck tank top that’s as soft as it is cute. It’s made of a ribbed knit material and has functional center buttons that keep it looking put together but laid back all at the same time.

  • Available sizes: Small — XX-Large
  • Available colors: 32


These Cute High-Waisted Cargo Pants With Tons Of Pocket Space

Cargo pants are back, and here to stay. This high-waisted pair from LOLOCCI will quickly become your new go-to pair of pants since they’re stretchy, soft, and great for every season. These machine-washable pants have a loose fit and come with ankle cuffs and ties to help give them more shape. These pants come with six pockets total, two of which are deep enough to secure your phone.

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


An Oversized Pullover That Will Look Great With Bike Shorts

The oversized sweatshirt/bike shorts duo popularized by Princess Diana is an eternally cool pairing, and this half-zip pullover is just right to pair with cycling shorts and scrunched-up socks. With a wide, open collar, it has the right amount of slouchiness and a thickness that feels substantial. Available in an array of color and size options, you can find just the right fit you’re going for.

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


A Versatile Sleeveless Blouse With Subtle Lace Accents

Whether you wear this tank on its own in the warmer months or use it as a layering piece in the fall, this best-selling blouse is worth buying in multiples. It would work for the office underneath a blazer, and looks just as good tucked in as it does worn loose. Plus, because the material doesn’t wrinkle, it’s perfect for traveling.

  • Available colors and prints: 16
  • Available sizes: X-Small — 3X-Large


This Oversized Shacket That’s ‘90s-Grunge-Meets-Stylish-Plaid

This long shirt shacket takes the plaid jacket to a whole new level with dramatic length. It has the rave reviews to back it up, too, with an overall 4.6-star rating and over 7,900 five-star ratings. With two front chest pockets and two side pockets, you’ll be able to store your essentials and keep your hands free. This shacket features a button-down closure and a relaxed fit. “It's comfortable, soft and not itchy, which is huge for me [...]” one reviewer wrote. “Even though it's not lined, it keeps me warm on cold days - today is 5 degrees above zero and I was plenty warm.”

  • Available colors: 10
  • Available sizes: X-Small — XX-Large


A Stretchy Swing Dress With Side Pockets

Made with 5% spandex, this button-down dress has just the right amount of stretch for you to move without feeling restricted. It’s as comfortable as an old T-shirt but much more stylish thanks to its tiered bottom half and A-line shape. You can keep it classy with a pair of heels or dress it down for a full day of adventure with your favorite sneakers.

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


These Long-Sleeve Tops Built For Layering

When it comes to cooler weather, it’s hard to have enough long-sleeve layering tops. This set comes with three soft, snug-fitting shirts that are made to be layered under sweaters or coats — or worn by themselves with a puffer vest. Available in various color combos, you can find the set that works best for your wardrobe. Reviewers say the tops have “such amazing quality” with fabric that is “very thick and soft but stretchy and breathable at the same time”. They’re also recommended as good pieces to wear under scrubs.

  • Available sizes: Small — Large
  • Available colors: 7


A Casual Sneaker That Goes With Nearly Any Outfit

These canvas sneakers will quickly become your go-to shoe to throw on with pretty much any outfit. Whether you’re wearing shorts and a tank top in summer or leggings and a sweater in fall, these sneakers are a classic Converse-esque staple. The shoe’s upper fabric is made with a breathable combo of cotton and linen, while a soft inner sole will keep your feet comfortable. With 23 colors and patterns to choose from, you might even want to grab a few pairs.

  • Available colors: 23
  • Available sizes: 5-11


A Cap-Sleeve Top That Can Go Pretty Or Fierce

Get it in ivory or white for a twee Picnic at Hanging Rock moment or opt for the black or jewel tones and style it with edge. However you wear it, this cap-sleeved blouse works just as well for the office as it does to dinner or the park.

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


This Henley Blouse As A Transitional Piece

When it’s too cold to wear just a tank top and too hot to wear a sweater, opt for this sleeveless blouse. It’s made of a waffle-knit material that’s soft on the skin and a great way to add texture to your outfit. You’ll find yourself reaching for it throughout each season.

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


These On-Trend Sandals That Are Secretly Comfortable

These braided sandals are giving “I’m about to board a yacht on the Amalfi Coast” energy. They’re chic, available in trendy neutrals, and the braiding adds a touch of flair. But these low-heeled sandals won’t leave you with aching feet thanks to insoles padded with memory foam. “They are so lightweight, fit awesome and overall, so versatile,” one reviewer wrote. “I also like the fact that they do not have a super high heel making them much easier to wear.”

  • Available sizes: X-Small — XX-Large
  • Available colors: 6-11 (Both wide and regular sizes)


This Ribbed Crop Top Set That Includes Flowy Pants With Functional Pockets

The best part about sets is that you get two pieces for the price of one. This ribbed knit crop top set looks fantastic as-is, but both pieces would also look great as separates. The pants are especially cozy, as they’re made with a soft elastic waistband. If you have travel planned, this set will ensure you’ll be both comfortable and stylish getting on and off the plane. Plus, as a bonus, the pants have pockets.

  • Available sizes: Small — XX-Large
  • Available colors: 24


This Pretty, Ruffle-Sleeve Top In A Trendy Leopard Print

How cute is this ruffle neck top? While undoubtedly perfect for the spring and summer months, it would also look great underneath a blazer in the fall (and it’s the perfect transitional piece for heading from the office to cocktails). It’s sold in lots of unique colors and styles, whether you prefer gingham or florals to leopard, or prefer a lower neckline.

  • Available styles: 30
  • Available sizes: Small — XX-Large


A Show-Stopping Midi Skirt With An Adjustable Waist

Thanks to its wrap design, you can completely customize the fit of this midi wrap skirt. Make it tighter, looser, longer, or shorter no matter what style you end up with, it’s one that you’ll look great in. The side slit is the main focus of the front while the curved hem becomes the star in the back.

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


This Button-Down Silk Top That Looks So Sleek

An underrated capsule wardrobe piece? A satin button-down like this one that makes any outfit a little dressier. It can serve as a going-out top or a shirt worn half-tucked into palazzo pants for a bougie vibe. Made from a poly-spandex blend, it’s satiny and smooth, and it comes in a lot of color options. “This is just as soft & silky as my Zara silk button down & half the price!” one reviewer raved.

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

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