45 Dope Outfits That Seem Expensive But Are Actually Cheap AF On Amazon

Trendy, designer-worthy pieces — and all budget-friendly.

by Mackenzie Edwards and Annie Davidson
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45 Dope Outfits That Seem Expensive But Are Actually Cheap AF On Amazon
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Love fashion but also love saving money? Lucky for you, Amazon is home to cool looks that are surprisingly low-priced. From designer-inspired pieces that look convincingly high-end to trendy picks, I’ve packed this list of dope outfits with looks that will stop traffic without spending too much. These incredible finds will keep you on-trend and within your budget.


A Classic Leopard Midi Skirt That Looks Like Real Silk

A silk midi skirt is a staple for any fashion-forward closet, but they don’t come cheap. This affordable option has the same luxurious look and feel but at a fraction of the price. The secret? It’s actually made of satin silk — which is less expensive, easier to care for, and machine washable. Now you can stock your wardrobe with this classic piece without busting the budget. Dress this look up with a blazer and heels or wear it with a casual graphic tee and sneakers.

• Available Sizes: Small — X-Large

• Available Colors: 1


A Pair Of Joggers You Can Wear To Work

Pair these joggers with a light tank top for a comfy and casual lounge day, or dress them up with a nice blouse and some statement jewelry for a chic, put-together look. They’re made from polyester and spandex so they’re super lightweight and can be worn in the summer. These joggers also feature an elastic waistband with a hidden adjustable drawstring for a customized fit.

• Available Sizes: Small — XX-Large

• Available Colors: 48


The Trendy Tie-Dye Swimsuit With A Thrifty Price

At just $19, this trendy bathing suit can be yours without going over budget. The sporty two-piece suit boasts an on-trend tie-dye print and has a scoop neck and thin adjustable spaghetti straps. It is wire-free and comes with removable pads — a rare find for such an affordable suit. The bottoms are high-cut and retro-inspired with cheeky coverage in the back and a decent amount of stretch.

• Available Sizes: Small — Large

• Available Colors: 3


This Backless Athletic Top That Helps Keep You Cool

Aside from looking totally cute and being easy to pair with leggings or running shorts, this athletic top also boasts a backless design to help keep you cool while you’re breaking a sweat. The quick-drying modal fabric helps wick away moisture and heat, while a bit of stretch allows for freedom of movement and softness.

• Available Sizes: X-Small — XX-Large

• Available Colors: 19


A 2-Piece Top & Skirt Set That Makes Getting Dressed So Easy

This two-piece set is a built-in outfit (and an adorable one), so it makes getting dressed in the morning so easy. The set comprises a strapless crop top and a flowy maxi skirt with a sultry side slit, available in 17 cute, summer-ready prints like polka dots and botanicals. Thanks to that simple silhouette, it’s so easy to dress up or down, depending on how you accessorize it.

• Available Sizes: X-Small — X-Large

• Available Colors: 17


This Button-Down Blouse Available In So Many Colors

If you love the look and feel of linen, you can score this button-down blouse that looks so similar to the breathable fabric but at a much more affordable price. Instead, it’s made with a polyester and spandex blend that wicks moisture to keep you feeling light and comfortable all day. It’s available in nearly 40 colors and is perfect for so many occasions.

• Available Sizes: Small — XX-Large

• Available Colors: 39


This Trendy Slip Dress In A Sweet Floral Print

This trendy slip dress looks like it comes from an independent boutique — no one would know you snagged it off Amazon for about $35. The ruched bodice, tie neckline, and slinky slip style all harken to ‘90s trends, and the floral prints on offer add a touch of sweetness. Choose from either mini or maxi styles in this listing, any of which would look so chic with any shoes in your collection, whether mule sandals, sneakers, or combat boots.

• Available Sizes: XX-Small — Large

• Available Colors: 9


A Flowy Blouse In The Prettiest Prints

This flowy blouse adds a pop of color and pattern to any look, whether you pair it with some denim shorts for a dressier-than-usual everyday outfit; with a flippy mini skirt for summer evenings out; or even over your bikini as a coverup at the beach or pool. It comes in 38 colors and prints, from neutral florals to a muted botanical print, so you’re sure to find something you love.

• Available Sizes: Small — XX-Large

• Available Colors: 38


This Dainty Gold Anklet To Add Flair To Any Look

As ‘90s trends are reborn, so is the resurgence of the dainty anklet. And this one boasts more than 8,000 reviews, a 4.6-star rating, and a ridiculously affordable price tag. Plated in 18k gold, the mariner chain is the perfect touch of glam to add to any outfit. It comes in three sizes for the perfect fit.

• Available Sizes: 9, 10, and 11 inches


A Breezy Nautical Number For Summer Days

This button-embellished summer dress is easy to wear on those humid, hot days and will keep you looking stylish when you feel like sitting in from of an air conditioner and doing nothing. It has adjustable spaghetti straps and an elastic, open back with two roomy front pockets that add to its casual cuteness. And you can score it in 35 solid colors and prints like stripes, polka dots, and pineapples.

• Available Sizes: Small — XX-Large

• Available Colors: 35


This Best-Selling Bodysuit That Creates A Smooth & Sleek Silhouette Under Your Clothes

A best-seller on Amazon, this bodysuit has gentle-to-medium compression and a thong bottom to create a smooth, sleek silhouette if you wear it underneath dresses and skirts — but with its V-neckline and adjustable camisole straps, it can also pull double-duty as a top if you wear it with some high-waisted jeans. Other standout features include a lightweight, moisture-wicking construction, a non-compressive bra, and a hook-and-eye closure at the crotch for easy restroom trips.

• Available Sizes: XXS/XS — 4XL/5XL

• Available Colors: 9


This Breezy Sundress In A Bold Pattern

The perfect vacation dress doesn’t have to cost as much as your hotel stay, as this sundress proves. Between the breezy, A-line silhouette, breathable cotton-blend material, and cute tie-front detail (that creates an on-trend cutout at the sternum), this has all the trappings of your new go-to summer dress. Even better? It has pockets. Choose from 39 bold colors and prints, like lemon yellow, ditsy florals, and the leopard print pictured above.

• Available Sizes: Small — X-Large

• Available Colors: 39


A 3-Pack Of Rib-Knit Crop Tops That Are Soft & Stretchy

One reviewer called these rib-knit crop tops “the most comfy and supportive tank tops ever,” and another raved that the spaghetti straps “don’t dig in.” The racerback tanks are made with four-way stretch nylon and spandex for a buddy-hugging fit that moves with you. Plus, they come in dozens of multipacks — opt for the earth tones pictured here or go for shades like coral, teal, or basic black.

• Available Sizes: X-Small/Small — X-Large/XX-Large

• Available Multipacks: 65


This Loose-Fitting Top With A Front Tie

This adorable V-neck top looks like something you would purchase at a chic boutique — and it’s available in more than 30 colors to boot. It features a deep V-neckline, flowy three-quarter length sleeves, a button-down design, and a front tie waist. Because it’s so light and breezy, fans say his top is perfect for the summertime.

• Available Sizes: Small — 3X-Large

• Available Colors: 34


An Everyday Swing Dress You Can Dress Up Or Down

If you close your eyes and imagine the perfect everyday dress that you can wear every day for the rest of your life, there’s a good chance this is the classic style you’ll envision. This short-sleeved, swing dress is truly a very versatile dress on Amazon — dress it down with sneakers for a daytime look, or throw on a pair of heels for a dressed-up brunch.

• Available Sizes: Small — XX-Large

• Available Colors: 18


A Ruched Mini Dress For Any Occasion

Everyone needs a little black dress in their closet (or teal, or pink, or any of the other dozens of colors this dress comes in). This dress has a scoop neckline and ruched detail along the hips. It’s made from a t-shirt material, so it’s comfortable and breathable. The dress works great as a blank canvas for layering any jewelry, outerwear, or other accessories of your choosing on top.

• Available Sizes: Small — X-Large

• Available Colors: 37


This Sporty Skort With Hidden Pockets

This sporty tennis skort is the best of both worlds; it combines the comfort and functionality of a active wear with the vibe of a skirt. The outer skirt layer is stretchy and easy to move in, while the inner bike shorts provides you with extra coverage and comfort — and large pocket that can hold your phone or a spare tennis ball.

• Available Sizes: X-Small— XX-Large

• Available Colors: 20


These Retro Rectangular Sunglasses

Another ‘90s staple: small, rectangular sunnies. This money-saving pack of two trendy pairs of sunglasses come in every color and print imaginable. They have non-polarized lenses and UV400 protection against UVA and UVB rays. They have earned nearly 6,000 reviews and a 4.6-star rating.

• Available Colors: 23


An Off-The-Shoulder Jumpsuit With Over 51,000 Ratings

Fans of this jumpsuit rave about how comfy and stylish it is, with one shopper writing, “Absolutely the comfiest thing I've worn in a long time.” The off-shoulder design adds a touch of chic style, while the jogger ankle cuffs and drawstring waist keep it casual. There are pockets to stash your phone and keys, and it comes in 35 colors and patterns to choose from.

• Available Sizes: Small — 3X-Large

• Available Colors: 35


This Square Neck Blouse With Romantic Sheer Balloon Sleeves

This beautiful blouse has so much going for it. First of all, it features a vintage-inspired square neck, and secondly, it’s made with gorgeous balloon sleeves in a sheer mesh fabric with stylish dots as an extra accent. It’s perfect to pair with your favorite jeans with the sleeves looking great either on or off the shoulder.

• Available Sizes: Small — XX-Large

• Available Colors: 25


A Pair Of Chunky Leather Sandals With Woven Straps

Everyone needs at least one pair of chunky sandals that you can slip on to feel instantly put-together. This trendy set adds flair without breaking the budget. The shoes a thick 3-inch heel, and stylish yet comfortable woven straps that are perfectly spaced for showing off a pedicure.

• Available Sizes: 6 — 10

• Available Styles: 36


A Sultry 2-Piece Set For Beach Clubs & Beyond

Perfect for a beach vacation or seaside nightclub, this two-piece set looks so expensive and on-trend — yet it costs just $30 on Amazon (yes, for both the top and bottom). Choose from over 10 bright and neutral colors, ranging from classic black to neon green.

• Available Sizes: Small — X-Large

• Available Colors: 12


These Chic Sandals That Work For Simple And Funky Styles

These banded slide sandals are a must-have in everyone’s wardrobe. The chic pair of slides will keep your feet secure and comfortable with its wide band straps and latex padding insole, not to mention they’re the best way to show off your pedicures come spring and summertime. These come in eight different colors/patterns: there’s black or brown for the more simple wearer, or if you’re a little bit bolder, there’s gold and lavender, too.

• Available Sizes: 5 — 15

• Available Styles: 8


A Charming Wrap Dress With Fluttery Details

Brunches, second dates, showers: This V-neck wrap dress is so versatile, you’ll be reaching for it constantly. Falling to the mid-thigh, it has a sash closure and fluttery sleeves and hem. Besides this sweet-as-can-be pink shade, it comes in more than two dozen other colors and prints, like sunshine yellow, polka-dotted red, and classic navy blue.

• Available Sizes: Small — 3X-Large

• Available Colors & Styles: 32


A Plaid Shacket For Casual Grunge-Inspired Looks

Put together the perfect garage band-era look with the help of this plaid shacket. Made of polyester flannel material, it comes in tons of colors and works well as a warm layering piece over shirts and tank tops. Pair it with your best baggy denim or go for a casual-meets-fancy look by wearing it with slacks and chic accessories.

• Available Sizes: Small — XX-Large

• Available Colors: 24


A Long & Loose Maxi Dress That’s Just So Easy To Wear

This oh-so comfy maxi dress will become your go-to during the warmer months, especially on those hot days when you want to look put-together with minimal effort. With its simple silhouette — including a non-clingy fit, V-neckline, subtle side slits, and handy side pockets — it’ll go with so many accessories, from flip-flops to strappy sandals to slide sneakers. If you wind up falling in love, don’t worry: It comes in 45 colors and prints.

• Available Sizes: X-Small — XX-Large

• Available Colors/Prints: 45


These High-Waist Palazzo Pants To Bring Elegance To Any Outfit

Swan about like a confident 1930s dame with these high-waist palazzo pants that scream elegance. They’re made of flowy fabric for maximum freedom of movement and feature a zipper plus hook closure with belt loops included around the waist. Wear them with your favorite heels or favorite sneakers while front pleats add even more sophistication.

• Available Sizes: X-Small Short — 2X

• Available Colors: 33


A Versatile T-Shirt Dress For Less Than $30

Head out for a casual day at the park, a coffee shop meeting, or happy hour with your friends needing only this versatile T-shirt dress in your closet. It features a loose silhouette to make you extra comfortable with short sleeves and a length that hits right above the knees. Best of all, it comes in over 50 colors and patterns such as classic black, purple floral, or tie-dye.

• Available Sizes: X-Small — 3X-Large

• Available Colors: 51


The Affordable Hoops You’ll Mistake For Real Gold

These chunky gold earrings look like 14K gold but come with a much more affordable price tag. This trendy pair is available in three lengths: 20, 30, and 50 millimeters, as well as rose gold and white gold. But don’t worry — while the price is low, the quality isn’t: the pair is free of nickel and lead, and it’s hypoallergenic for sensitive ears.

• Available Sizes: 3

• Available Colors: 3


This Tennis Dress With A Built-In Bra, Shorts & Pocket

This sporty tennis dress is both form and function; it has an A-line silhouette, adjustable spaghetti straps, and both a built-in bra and slim-fitting bike shorts. What’s more, the inner shorts layer features pockets, too, so you can keep your phone or keys on you. You’ll love wearing it on and off the court.

• Available Sizes: X-Small — XX-Large

• Available Colors: 8


A Little White Tank Top You Live In This Summer

This tank top — with its high neck, chunky hem, and cropped fit — looks similar to high-end versions that have become super popular recently, but it costs a fraction of the price. What’s great about this top is that it’s versatile enough to wear with anything and comfortable enough that you’ll want to wear it with everything.

• Available Sizes: X-Small — Large

• Available Colors: 19


These Vintage Sunglasses That Won’t Break The Bank

Do you love a vintage look, but aren’t a fan of most vintage prices? These round sunglasses have more than 32,000 reviewers and a budget-friendly price tag. They feature composite frames and lenses that are non-polarized and offer UV protection. They’re shatterproof plus they have an adjustable screw bolt hinge at the temples to get a perfect fit.

•Available Colors: 20


A Long-Sleeved Linen Blouse With Major Beach Vibes

Wear this faux linen shirt tucked into a pair of shorts for lunch with friends, or wear it over your swimsuit while on vacay or grabbing drinks by the pool. The thin material is great for keeping cool on warm days, and it has a button-down closure that makes it easy to create chic tie-front looks.

• Available Sizes: One size

• Available Colors: 38


These Bootcut Yoga Pants With A Hidden Waistband Pocket

There’s nothing like stepping out in something both stylish and functional. These bootcut yoga pants fit the bill as they sport a trendy silhouette while providing a hidden waistband pocket, perfect for your keys, credit cards, and cash. The fabric is made of moisture-wicking nylon and elastane that features a comfy four-way stretch and is available in many colors, such as purple taupe, forest teal, and mauve.

• Available Sizes: X-Small – XX-Large

• Available Colors: 42


An Elevated Staple That Goes With Everything

This tank top features gorgeous lace trim, a v-neckline, and a lightweight fabric, which combined make it much more superior than your average tank. It’ll pair well with so many things — tuck it into jeans or shorts, wear it with a form-fitting skirt, or even throw it over a swimsuit — and it costs only about $20 to boot.

• Available Sizes: X-Small — 5X-Large

• Available Colors: 22


This Sleeveless Romper In 45 Colors & Patterns

For something that’s easy to wear but looks so good, get one of these cute rompers that comes in a ton of colors and patterns to choose from. Thin straps at the top make it great for wearing alone or layering over a tank or T-shirt, and it’s made out of a soft and flowy polyester blend. Plus, the slightly cropped ankle looks fab with sandals.

• Available Sizes: Small — Small — 4X-Large

• Available Colors: 32


A Pair Of Bootcut Leggings With Incredible Stretchiness

Bootcut leggings are back, baby. And this particular pair is the cream of the crop. The yoga pants are made from 80% polyester and 20% spandex, meaning they’re breathable and remarkably stretchy to move with you for the ultimate comfort. They have two pockets on the sides, as well as a small one on the waistband to keep valuables within reach.

• Available Sizes: X-Small — XX-Large

• Available Colors: 14


This Mock Neck Blouse In Almost 50 Color & Pattern Options

This blouse has a nearly unbeatable price tag considering it is made from a high-quality chiffon material, and it has gorgeous features to make it stand out, including a frilly mock neckline, ruffle hem, and keyhole back. It’s available in a whopping 48 color and prints options, so you’ll surely find one (or many!) to match your personal aesthetic.

• Available Sizes: X-Small — XX-Large

• Available Colors: 48


This Oversize Cardigan For Cozy Collegiate Looks

Wrap yourself up in this oversize cardigan to cultivate old-school academic vibes. Made of soft yet breathable material, it features a ribbed texture with a V-neck and large buttons lining the front. Wear it open or closed with hand washing recommended to keep it in lasting shape for many a school football game to come.

• Available Sizes: X-Small — X-Large

• Available Colors: 30


A Pack Of Rib-Knit Crop Tops That Feels & Look So Luxe

Reviewers are thrilled with the quality of these crop tops — they noted that they wash well, fit comfortably, and the fabric doesn’t feel cheap or too thin despite the budget-friendly price. They’re designed with minimal seams, are super stretchy, and don’t have annoying tags to maximize comfort. They look great on their own but are also perfect for layering during the colder months. Plus, they’re available in a ton of color options from neutral to bold to complement any style.

• Available Sizes: X-Small-Small — X-Large-XX-Large

• Available Styles: 71


These Ankle Strap Flats With A Slight Wedge

Walking in heels isn’t for everyone, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a little height. These ankle strap flats have a 1-inch wedge, which is just enough to add a little lift, but not so much that you’ll be teetering. They also have an almond-shaped toe — the perfect combo between pointed and rounded. Wear them to work or pair them with your favorite dress for a night out.

• Available Sizes: 5 — 12

• Available Colors: 9


This Stylish Crewneck Sweater With Over 14,000 5-Star Reviews

This popular crewneck sweater is a reviewer-favorite on Amazon with thousands of five-star ratings. One customer called it the “perfect sweater” because it’s comfortable and washes and dries well without losing its shape. It features a classic open crewneck and long sleeves. It’s designed with ribbing at the neck, cuffs, and hem that make it look stylish and more expensive than it actually is. It’s one of those pieces that can be dressed up or down — either way it’ll add flair to any outfit whether you pair it with casual jeans or a blazer.

• Available Sizes: X-Small — 6X

• Available colors: 38


These Sporty Joggers With UPF Sun Protection

Sporty style and functionality combine for these cargo joggers. Great for working out, hiking, running errands, and more, these pants feature a comfy elastic drawstring waistband and stretchy ankle cuffs. With multiple pockets and UPF 50+ sun protection, these joggers are ready for whatever your day has in store.

• Available Sizes: X-Small — 3X-Large

• Available Colors: 13


A Waffle-Knit Top That’s Cute & Comfy

Cute and casual, this waffle-knit top boasts over 6,000 perfect five-star ratings on Amazon with shoppers raving about its comfort and style. It’s made from a soft, lightweight polyester-cotton blend and features a stylish notched V-neckline. Pair it with jeans or leggings for an effortlessly cool look.

• Available Sizes: X-Small — X-Large

• Available Colors: 14


A Button-Down Tank That’s Great For Layering

Great for layering, this button-down tank top is a versatile addition to your closet. It comes in 19 colors such as black, white, apricot, and sky blue, and has pretty tortoiseshell buttons down the front. Adjustable spaghetti straps allow for a customized fit, and the longer hem looks great tucked in or out.

• Available Sizes: X-Small — XX-Large

• Available Colors: 19

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