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We Tried Popular Amazon Summer Dresses Under $25, and Here’s What We Think!

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Shopping doesn’t get any easier than Amazon!

That said, sometimes you just don’t know just what you’re going to get on Amazon – especially at such amazingly low prices! With this in mind, a few team members tried some of the most popular, highly-rated summer dresses on Amazon under $25. Read on to see what we think!

1. Saylor’s dress

side by side of girl wearing black swing dress with jean jacket standing outside on porch

Amazon MOLERANI Women’s Swing Dress – $13-$19

This cute swing dress is so inexpensive and perfect for spring or summer! Plus, it comes in 22 beautiful colors and patterns, so you’re sure to find something that fits your style! I love how Saylor (Bryn’s daughter) paired hers with a cute jean jacket to give it a more casual look for running around town on the weekend.

Here’s what she had to say about her Amazon dress:

“I really like how comfortable and soft this dress is and that it can easily be dressed up or down by adding a jacket or sweater and different pieces of jewelry. My only complaint is that it is a bit modest for my taste – I am 17 and I typically wear dresses that have thinner shoulder straps and dip down a bit more in the front and/or back (but my mom says she likes it just the way it is!) 😉 

Tip: Pair your Amazon dress with these shoes:

madden girl black strap sandals

Saylor wore her dress with the perfect pair of espadrilles from Madden Girl! And she says they’re so comfortable on her feet. I totally need a pair for myself now! 😍

And, if you want a similar style for even less, I found this highly-rated pair of espadrille sandals on Amazon for half the cost! Plus, if you don’t want black, they also come in many other colors and styles to complete your summer look!

2. Erica’s dress

woman wearing green dress throwing up the peace sign with both hands

Amazon KORSIS Women’s T-Shirt Dress – $19-$23

A t-shirt dress is basically every woman’s best friend since it’s such a flattering fit. The cut of this dress is flattering on any shape or size! It also comes in 16 different colors and patterns and um…hello!… It has pockets! Total wardrobe win in my book! 😍

woman wearing green dress standing up with black wedge sandals on feet

I really love this green color Erica chose for her dress. It looks great with her black heels and could also go perfectly with brown or white shoes. Adding some gold accent jewelry to dress it up would just complement this color so perfectly, too!

Here’s what Erica had to say about her Amazon dress:

“This dress is FUN!! I really like it a lot – you can totally dress it down and wear it as a beach/pool cover-up with flip flops, or dress it up with heels and a nice necklace! I love that it is super flowy! I actually really like the green color, too. I almost always order black dresses because I love back apparel, but I made myself try a different color I wouldn’t typically order, and I’m a huge fan!”

3. Sara and Lina’s dress

side by side photos of woman wearing black maxi dress with straw hat on head

Amazon GRECERELLE Women’s Loose Pocket Maxi Dress – $20-$24

Hello most comfy, easy-to-throw-on dress ever! Take it on vacation, throw it on for a summer BBQ with friends, wear it to the pool – this dress is extremely versatile! It can be dressed up, knotted at the bottom to make it fun, or dressed down for a more casual, every day look – and you might actually find yourself wearing it every day. 😉

Tip: Pair your Amazon dress with this beach hat:

straw seagrass hat with black ribbon hanging on ladder

I paired my dress with this chic straw hat from Nordstrom Rack. The best part about it? You guys can score one for yourself on clearance right now for less than $10! 😱

woman standing next to tree hall with black dress and brown leather bag hanging up

Lina also wore this black dress from Amazon, and I have all the heart eyes for how she styles her whole outfit! 😍 She’s ready to go with her super comfy black sandals, matching black frames, casual vest – and she pulled it all together with a stunning white statement necklace!

Here’s what we had to say about this Amazon dress:

“I love this dress! I’m very simple when it comes to the clothes I buy. I try to invest in staple pieces that can be worn in many different ways and go with almost anything. This dress was so inexpensive, and I was totally impressed by the quality. Plus, it’s extremely versatile! I would easily spend twice as much if I had tried it on in a department store!”  – Sara

“I love this dress! It feels like super soft cotton and is so comfy with the pockets! For a more dressed up look, I love to layer it with vests, necklaces, and cardigans; and it’s also perfect just with flip flops for the pool. It doesn’t get more versatile than that! And I’ve been wearing it for the last year constantly, and I’m so happy to say it washes very well!”Lina

4. Emily’s dress

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ECOWISH Women’s V-Neck Geometric Print Dress – $16-$23

Leave it to Emily to score an awesome dress on Amazon! This geometric dress is great for work, catching some happy hour drinks with friends, or attending pretty much any event this summer. This popular dress will definitely spice up your wardrobe and adds a fun and modern twist to your look.

And if the patterns aren’t your thing, there are also 10 other gorgeous patterns to choose from.

Here’s what Emily had to say about her Amazon dress:  

“I saw this dress over and over on Instagram and _needed_ to have it! I’m so glad I found it on Amazon. It’s my most complimented dress—I’ve worn it to baby showers, bridal showers, brunches… I love the fit of it as well. It’s just so comfortable yet really chic!

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Comments 81

  1. scamp

    Thank you for the post and the ladies look adorable in those dresses. I find I get better deals and cuter dresses at Old Navy and JCP for similar styles. Old Navy had t shirt dresses for $8 last week and JCP even cuter ones than Old Navy for $12. Love the dresses you selected to show us though.

    • Fran

      I love the ANA and St. John’s bay dresses at jcpenney, they are so cute and comfortable plus I always try to get them with the 10 off 25 coupon so they are a great price!!

  2. Errr

    I get excited about Lina’s posts. She has the best ideas and she is highly creative.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Aw that’s so sweet! Thanks so much <3

  3. Juma

    Thanks for posting you ladies look lovely and comfortable. I wish I could blind buy clothes online but depending on styles/brands I have to try on first. Dealing with a knee injury and fibromyalgia it’s a battle with weight going up and down ugh. I love Ross for dresses as I can find really nice dresses and the prices are great. I don’t really focus on the sizes of their clothing cause the numbers are not accurate so check a size up/down in your size.

    • Saydee

      You go girl. Im the same. I must try on at the storw. Sometimes a store “tells” me im a size, and i cheer. Then the next store im 2 stupid sizes bigger and then i eat. Lol counterintuitive hee hee

      • Juma

        I feel you it gets me excited.

    • Kay

      I love Ross too. Especially for summer clothes and sandals.

    • Becky W

      That is the beauty of Amazon. So many of their clothes item are free returns and it is so easy to return what doesn’t fit. Sometimes I order a couple of sizes, then return what doesn’t fit. It’s awesome!

      • Jen

        That’s what I do. Returns are beyond easy. Can even schedule UPS pickup for free.

  4. Denise

    Love you all❤️❤️you ladies look great!

  5. Ivan

    If you are looking for really nice men’s polo shirts, check out Amazon Essentials Men’s Regular-Fit Quick-Dry Golf Polo Shirt. $15 each…I ordered 3 recently and they are awesome. Just as nice as shirts I have that costs $50+

    • Kalynn

      Thanks Ivan! My husband wears a polo to work everyday, so more variety would be great!

  6. Gisette

    I’ve had great luck finding dresses on Amazon.

  7. keesh

    OMG you all look beautiful….Lina rocked that black maxi dress girl you look amazing 👍😊. Thanks hip2save omw to Amazon lol

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      oh my gosh that made my day! LOL Thanks Keesh and I do love a great maxi dress 🙂

  8. K80

    Sara im dying !! That hat🤣🤣 i LOVE it !! its one of those hats that you see and say hmmmm…i wonder… but it looks fantastic on. You would lite up any room with that. I need that hat !! Then i need to get to the beach 🌞

  9. Jessa

    Thanks for sharing YOUR spotlight collin. These girls look G.R.E.A.T.

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Aren’t they all beautiful?! I am just LOVING all of their fun pics! 😍

  10. gege1804

    You ladies looked great. Lina pose was everything 🤗

    • Tommy

      Hi gege ty for comment I agree Go Lina lol so awesome I love h2s all the girls and 1 boy work it lol 😂

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh hahaha – That was me after asking my 11 yr old to hurry up and take the photo so they wouldn’t be late for school 😂 lol

      • Monica

        @Lina I LOVE the vest! Where did you get it?

        • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

          Oh it was a TJMaxx find ❤️ thanks so much!

  11. Lisa

    Lulus is a little more, They were as low as $9 this week (sale is over). However when they have sales where you can get great quality & super chic. Great for weddings or for date night dresses. I work at Nordstrom & a lot of the customers kept calling 2 pricematch their dresses against the ones we sold & they get down 2 $7 sometimes you have 2 watch.

    • Kathryn

      Do you get them on amazon too? Thanks!

  12. Hillary

    Sara is absolutely beautiful!!!!! Thanks so much for the dress suggestions 🙂❤️

  13. Hillary

    SAra is beautiful!!!

  14. Julie

    My biggest problem with Amazon clothes are that the sizing is frequently off more often than not (too small). When I wear a Medium or Large in everything else, I end up sending back for an Extra Large and sometimes that barely fits. I would have liked to see some information on this – for example, did the dresses fit in their normal sizes, or whether they needed to size up.

    • Denise

      It’s because some of amazon clothing is sold from a 3rd party and Asian sizing. American women are built much differently. Make sure you check size charts before purchasing and you also may want to check were clothing is manufactured

      • Julie

        I already do that since I know about Asian manufacturing. And I try to read reviews as well to get a feel. But, it never seems to work out right.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      So in the stretchy long maxi dress I’m wearing – it was a little more roomy and forgiving. I sized down actually. I bought the bigger size and it was too baggy, so depends on your preference. On the long dress you won’t have that too small problem I think. 🙂

  15. Rebecca

    For all you nursing mommas- I found some great nursing dresses on amazon too! And they weren’t expensive (unlike in the maternity stores). And are cute enough and normal enough to wear as regular dresses later!

  16. Dealzgurl

    Everyone looks so cute! I always say I’ll wear more dresses during the summer but never do, lol!

  17. Angela V.

    Sara, I love the mirror above your dresser! Do you mind sharing where you got it? Also, you all look amazing! 🙂

    • Sara

      Thank you so much, Angela, your sweet comment made my day! The mirror is from Bassett Furniture (not the most budget friendly, but we certainly love it!) Can’t wait to hear how you love your new dress! Have a great day!

      • Angela V.

        Thank you! I’ve been looking for awhile for a mirror just like that, so I’ll check with our local store. 🙂

  18. KM

    It sounded like from the reviews in the long maxi dress that it might be short on people who are taller, like 5’7”. Anyone know how the length is?

    • Sara

      Hey KM! That’s a great question! I am 5’6″ and the bottom of the dress hit the floor perfectly when wearing sandals. I’m sure body structure, sizes and how you style the bottom will all play a factor into the fit as well. I hope this was helpful!

    • KM

      Thanks Sara!

  19. Amy

    The first 2 are too short for me. One gust of wind. I’m only 29. Just add a few inches. Top if the knee.

    • Erin

      Agreed! I’ve found that tee shirt dresses tend to be fuller and look somewhat longer than they are–til you sit down and your butt’s barely covered. I’ve started ordering tall when available even though I’m solidly average height. Sometimes it gives you an extra few inches.

  20. RA

    You girls are all beautiful and great models! Love the dresses and this FUN post. Thank you!!!

  21. Miranda

    What size is #2?

  22. khaman

    I just want to thank you for posting about Amazon clothing. My coworker & I constantly talk about their clothes & have never ordered because we wonder about the quality & the fit even with the reviews. I’m starting not to really trust their reviews. Lol! So, I really appreciate this post & it’s always good to see which brand names people buy. It would be neat for additional Amazon clothing purchase reviews!

    • Molly

      I mean a dress for $12 is a dress for $12. Thus, the quality/sizing is always going to be a hit or miss. You just have to have the patience to order a few different brands/styles/sizes. It’s nice for convenience & affordability but definitely not high end/TTS clothing.

  23. Sue

    Sara that long black dress really looks great on you. Fits you perfect.

    • Sara

      Thank you so much, Sue!! I love the dress and am so happy with it. I truly think the dress would fit perfectly on anyone!

  24. SuperDawn

    Love this post! I added Emily’s dress suggestion to my Amazon wishlist.

  25. becky

    If you want to see ALL the Amazon dress deals (and more) join the What Kristen Found group on fb. The extra helpful part is the group is so big, there’s always lots of comments about sizing.

  26. Mamamia

    If anyone is looking for a bit more dressy ones, check out the ones by kohkoh. They are gorgeous and have real ppl posting with their pictures and sizes. I have good luck with a lot of their long maxi dresses. I always size up one though bc I get worried about Asian sizes. Also, their return policy has been great!

  27. Joyce

    I got Sara and Lina’s dress and love it! Fit true to size for me and like the knot look 🙂

  28. ashley

    I love when h2s does these types of posts. 😍

  29. Candis

    Saylor-love it. I just bought a jean jacket and it honestly truly work with everything. It looks so nice with a dress. It can be dressy or that chilled out look by adding the jacket. My other fave is the green dress. Its so flattering to your body shape without being at all too tight. Ive found it hard to find that issue actually work. Because of that pic and the fact that as far as i can tell i have relatively the same shape, i want to get the dress. If you see this post can you just lmk how tall you are ? Unfortunately i started this comment and forgot the name of the lady in the dress therefore…fingers crossed you answer me LOL. Lastly I’m barely 5’2″ so i hope it still looks the same because that fit is honestly everything..💙
    I concur with others, what a wonderful post this is. Im excited to try amazon clothes

    • Liza (Hip Sidekick)

      Hi there Candis! Saylor is around 5’9 and Erica, in the green dress, is about 5’3″. Hope that helps!

  30. Saydee

    Hey Emily..where are you girl? The dress looks stunning! Show your face loud and proud. 😉 You are owning that dress.

    • Danielle

      The dress Emily wore is on HGTV right now. The lady is wearing the same one. Property Brothers: Forever Home-Season 1 Episode 2

  31. Joy

    I love Saylor’s name. 😊

  32. Terri Harrison

    Lina looked amazing in her dress. I hope you got to keep it.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Aw thanks and yes I bought it on my own last year – and It’s been a favorite! Thanks for your sweet comment ❤️

  33. markiesluv

    Lookin’ good ladies!! Nice of you to share with everyone. You all are so beautiful and the smiles are superstar status!! Smiles like that mean beautiful insides too!! You all rock!

  34. shop4mybabies

    I love Lina, she radiates positive vibes and adorableness straight through the screen thousands of miles away!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh my goodness what a sweet comment! Thanks so much, means a lot <3

  35. Arlene

    Sara, the post with the hat, you look like a real model…stunning! Hope you didn’t doctor’d it up. Looks great tho.

    • Sara

      Thank you, Arlene, that’s so sweet of you to say!

  36. Leavesbegintofall

    I love this so much! Thank you! Please keep the Amazon clothes reviews coming!!! As a mother of young children, I do most of my shopping online but amazon retailers vary so much when it comes to sizing, quality, etc. it’s hard to know what you might end up with. I agree with an above poster. Itd be wonderful to include how the sizing ran. I need like a whole spin off Hip2Save blog just for clothes shopping 🙌🏻 seriously!

  37. Rita H

    I just love all the models! Seriously considering that hat and maxi.

  38. Olgraygirl

    You girls are awesome!! Thanks so much for the great reviews and I love real-world models. You all have such great style. I am already shopping, can’t wait to try the shoes.

  39. Emilytwinmom

    I love amazon clothes! I have found their jollielovin and larace shirts to be good quality, great fit (i sz 1 down in the flowy tees) and they are so affordable compared to their lularoe lookalikes!! I am so trying the second and third dresses 😊

  40. Lee

    Such cute dresses! Ladies all look great! I’ve never bought clothes on amazon.
    I NEED a dress for a wedding and I’m a self loathing body image issue lady! 😑 ok maybe not that bad. But I DO NOT like buying clothes!!! I have a belly. I call it my man beer belly…or I’m pregnant 🤰🏼belly! It starts right under bra and down. . I’m size 12 jeans. But I struggle to know how to shop for my figure. Anyone have any suggestions on how to hide the bump!? I’d love to try amazon dress but so hard to shop! I’d love some advice!

    • Cherryluva

      For us thicker women who want to be comfortable in summer, look for compression underwear shorts, they work wonders AND help in 3 different areas. 1. Thigh chafing as they are shorts so that takes care of that. 2. They help to compress “mommy belly” as they are shorts and go up higher to compress tummy. 3. They smooth out the derriere

  41. Cherryluva

    For us thicker women who want to be comfortable in summer, look for compression underwear shorts, they work wonders AND help in 3 different areas. 1. Thigh chafing as they are shorts so that takes care of that. 2. They help to compress “mommy belly” as they are shorts and go up higher to compress tummy. 3. They smooth out the derriere

  42. Kristin

    These ladies are all so pretty! Yep, I always wonder about Amazon clothes…and there are so many to wade through, that I appreciate the suggestions! And yes, it’s nice that they’re easy to return, but still…Sizing suggestions would be most helpful on these posts. Thank you!! 🙂

  43. Sol

    Always look for feedback, and Amazon is a no brainer with there shipping. Got me the black maxi dress, it looks great on me.

  44. Gigi

    Walmart has Big Buddha jute sandals a lot like the Steve madden shoes featured above. They are on sale for $17.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Great find, Gigi! Thanks for the heads up!

  45. Brit

    I went through the link from today’s email and wanted to try the black dress. I get the “up oh” message every time I follow the link. Is there any updated link? Thanks, Ladies, for all your hard work! Love your posts!!!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      You’re so welcome, Brit! Thanks a bunch for bringing that to our attention! It looks like the exact dress option we reviewed is sold out, however you can still score a comparable option with a longer hemline and no slit. The post has been updated!

  46. Bella

    Lina, you look great. Would love to see a picture of the fern in that box on the left… love that idea…Creative..

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Hi there! We had a new option listed with a note in the post, as the original was out of stock for a bit. I have updated the post again with the new link! Thanks so much for letting us know it is available again!

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