Hey guys! I hope this blog post finds you in good spirits. Today there was no beating around the bush when it came to titling this blog post. I’m talking about exactly what the title alludes to, Amazon fashion.
Over the summer I remember watching YouTube videos and seeing commercials about Amazon fashion. Like many, I would roll my eyes and skip the 30-second advertisement to get to the video I wanted to watch. But after a while the song became catchy, I deemed the plot creative and, I began to pay attention.
Well, fast forward a few weeks, and I was beginning my internship at CNN (if you’d like to read more about that click here. I needed to be camera ready every time I walked in the building, so I definitely needed a few new dresses, and I didn’t want to pay too much for them. After visiting TJ Maxx far too many times and not finding anything, I decided to scroll through Amazon.
I really wish I did that sooner. Amazon has everything, guys! First, it was Amazon Prime, then it was Amazon Fresh, and now it’s Amazon Fashion!
They had dresses in all different styles, but what really made the difference was the varying price ranges. I would type in, “women’s work dresses under 20 dollars”.
Then I would click the prime button on the left sidebar to ensure everything I was looking at was prime shipping eligible.
There were so many options, and I’m proud to say I got four beautiful dresses, that favor more expensive ones for under $100. Now, I understand shopping for clothes on Amazon can seem quite weird. Also, many of the lower cost clothing items are made by Asian manufacturers. But let’s be honest, where do you think the clothes you’re wearing now were made? It’s really the same thing, and you’re probably paying a premium for a brand name or label when you could be spending less for the same quality item elsewhere.
Since then, I have bought multiple items from Amazon that resemble other fashionable and trendy pieces, and I just want to share them with you all just in case you’re still curious about what Amazon Fashion is all about and how much money you could be saving.
Red Work Dress
The dress on the left can be found at Saks Fifth Avenue for $99 but was previously sold for $248.00. The dress on the left is a dress that I currently own and bought from Amazon (ANGVNS Women Sleeveless Classic V Neck Casual Midi Dress, Red, XXL) for $25.49. Now they are not exact dupes of each other, but for a $75 difference, they might as well be.
I really love this dress as it is an appropriate length, very professional, and super comfortable.
Pink Flowy Maxi Skirt
Here you see two skirts that again are not exactly the same but definitely, resemble each other. The one on the left is from Asos and is currently priced at $95, while the one on the right is from Amazon (Urban CoCo Women’s Fashion Solid Color Flowy Split Long Maxi Skirt (S, Nude Pink)) and is $25.69. For those of you who have been following my blog for a while or follow me on Instagram (@sydneyumeri), you might have seen me wearing the skirt from Amazon. I actually wore it, as well as the item mentioned below, in a photo shoot this past June.
If you’d like to see more pictures from that shoot, you can find them here, or again, on my Instagram (@sydneyumeri.com).
While I never bought the skirt from Asos, it looks like you might simply be paying more for extra fabric and possibly the brand name. The Amazon skirt was just fine for my shoot, and I plan to wear it for other events in the future.
White Crop Tie Blouse
Here are two “dupes” for a shirt I found on Amazon. They are all quite affordable, so if one of the others were to suit your fancy, it’s not like you’d be out of $100, or even $20. But nonetheless, I thought I would include this item in my post anyway.
The first top shown is from Wearall.com and is $29.70, while the second one is from Pretty Little Thing and is $21. But the last top featured is from Amazon and is the top I wore in my photoshoot picture.
It’s excellent quality, and honestly, I contemplated buying more in different colors. It was $14.99, but since that top is no longer available on Amazon here is a link to one that is also quite similar (Jaycargogo Women’s Deep V Neck Long Sleeve Unique Cross Wrap Slim Fit Crop Tops).
As you can see Amazon Fashion isn’t half bad. While not every item you buy will be amazing, you’ll be surprised to find more things you like and love than not. But also, I get it, sometimes having a name brand is cool, but as a millennial trying my best to adult and maintain a budget, I will take the cheaper, just as good, knock off any day.
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