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    31 Things Reviewers Say Look More Expensive Than They Are

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    1. A set of pearl hairpins to up your hair accessory game. These are so much better than the hair clips you had to wear in grade school when you decided to finally grow out your bangs and needed to find some way to keep those little suckers out of your face., danielle habash / Via

    Promising review: "These hair clips are beautiful and well done. They're just as described, good quality, beautiful pearls. They look more expensive than they are." —Carmen alvarez

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $4.99.

    2. A lift top coffee table that's especially great if you live in a small space and need both a coffee table and an actual table. With this, you can lift it up, and work or eat so much more easily.


    Promising review: "I love this table. It's perfect for the space restrictions of my smaller apartment and is an attractive and sturdy piece of furniture. It looks way more expensive than it is. I use it for my laptop center, and when company stops by, I slip it under the top and close it up. It's a bit of a bugger to get together. You have to be patient, have the time to make it a fun project, and assume nothing when following the directions to the tee. Buying this table made me look like an interior design genius, and it was all just the luck of the draw, and a great product at a great price." —Bill Ramage

    Get it from Amazon for $128.99+ (available in white, black, and brown).

    3. A centerpiece bowl – when people see it, they honestly may think you're way fancier than you actually are...because having a bowl of fruit is (for some reason) a sign of fanciness.


    Promising review: "I love this bowl. It looks more expensive than it actually is. I like that it's not plastic, and it looks good with my decor! I will actually buy a second one for a different area in my home." —D&D S.

    Get it from Amazon for $18.95 (available in black and white).

    4. A pair of flats at such a ridiculous price, you should buy pairs in all the colors 'cause you'll want to wear these babies every day.

    Promising review: "I love these shoes! As soon as I put them on, I knew they were going to be awesome. They are really comfortable and look much more expensive than they are. I usually wear a 8.5W, so I ordered a 9M and they are perfect." —A. Hastings

    Get them from Amazon for $17+ (available in sizes 5-15, 5-15W, and in six colors).

    5. A glass teapot the queen probably uses when she has tea time at the palace. *pinkies up!*


    Promising review: "I love my little teapot. It's just the right size for my needs. It looks a lot more expensive than it was. It was a very quick delivery, and I'm completely satisfied. So pleased that I ordered another yesterday for a friend. I will certainly order from this company again." —Carol Towles Baker

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in 27 and 32 oz).

    6. A velvet cami you'll feel so ~smooth~ in as you walk down the street like you gamed the system (which like, you totally did).

    Promising review: "I've been seeing a lot of velvet tops around stores, but most seemed too expensive for what they are. Then I found this top and decided to take a chance on it. I purchased the pink one, and it looked and fit exactly as expected and looks much more expensive than it actually is. For reference, I ordered the small, and iIm 5' 4", 120 lbs with a small chest, and it fit perfectly." —Anya

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and in 13 colors).

    7. Wireless earbuds so you can, once and for all, stop using the wired buds that get SO tangled it takes about 10 minutes to get them undone and ready to listen. What will you do with all the extra time? Take over the world, maybe?

    Promising review: "I've had these for a little over a month, and they've become my go-to earbuds. They look nice, like much more expensive Bluetooth earbuds. The carrying case also looks nice. I also like that the carrying case doubles as a battery bank, which I have found handy on more than a few occasions. One of my favorite things is that they are rated IPX7, which means I can take them into the shower and not have to play loud music in my bathroom for all my roommates to hear. The case and earbuds have built-in LED, which light up in sync as soon as you put earbuds in the case. That's a cool feature. The earbuds also pair up with each other as soon as you take them out the case. It connects pretty easy. You can connect to 2 devices, and it connects really quickly once connected for the first time. I love they give me different sizes of buds and for once I have earbuds that don't fly out of my ears when I turn my head, or hurt my ears after 10 minutes. They aren't the most comfortable headphones in the world, the most comfortable ear buds I own. Over all, these are very good earbuds for the price point, and are better than some more expensive ones I've tried." —C. Turner

    Get them from Amazon for $29.99.

    8. A pair of faux leather leggings that look so much like the real thing, your friends may be so shocked when you say they're fake that they'll have to grab them to feel for themselves while saying, "Really?!?",

    Promising review: "They are the sexiest, most badass pants I've ever had. Perfect thickness for cold winters in Chicago, but not too thick that I'll overheat though. They honestly look really expensive. Can't wait to wear them!" —NCKofkin

    Get them from Amazon for $15.99 (available in sizes S-2X).

    9. A faux sheepskin area rug to add a touch of glamour and comfort to any spot on your floor.


    Promising review: "I loooooove it! It’s such a nice material. It looks more expensive that what it actually is. It looks great on my living room." —Silvia Gallegos

    Get it from Amazon for $19.89+ (available in three sizes and eight colors).

    10. A hat that'll make you feel approximately 124958% cooler the second you put it on. Don't ask me to justify that number, I just know.,

    Promising review: "You can't beat this hat for the price. I've been eyeballing hats like this, never able to find one that looked nice enough (and wasn't brown or black) but didn't have a painful price tag. It looks expensive/high quality, is adjustable to almost any head size, and comes in tons of colors so that you can match any outfit or make a statement with a pop of color. I would recommend to any of my friends if I didn't want to protect my trademark 'red hat girl' look." —kayla

    Get it from Amazon for $16.45 (available in 16 colors).

    11. A two-tier jewelry tray to display accessories, crystals, or whatever trinkets you have collected in a corner somewhere.

    Promising review: "I love Umbra products—they always have a good modern designs. This looks more expensive than you’d expect. It’s a matte gold, which I always think ups the sophistication. It’s on the smaller side and perfect for a bedside table or corner of a vanity. The top holds several small items and the bottom can hold several bangles."—Dr A.

    Get it from Amazon for $20 (available in gold and white and as a ring holder).

    12. A wrap dress designed to make you feel so good that it'll be your go-to dress when you need to look put-together and comfortable. You really can't go wrong with this classic style.

    Promising review: "I got so many compliments on this dress. The color is beautiful, and the fit is becoming. It looks much more expensive than it actually costs." —Kimberly britton

    Get it from Amazon for $15.66+ (available in sizes XS-XL and in 23 styles).

    13. A facial massager kit that honestly looks a little strange, but they're made to help your skin look even better than it already does.


    The set includes a 3S face massage roller and a T-shaped electric energy bar that vibrates to promote blood circulation. Plus, both are waterproof!

    Promising review: "I use this roller all the time. It keeps my face so soft, and detoxes it easily. It looks very expensive and high class. It is also very comfortable and doesn’t hurt. I use it when I do my everyday activities, such as when I watch tv, or if I have nothing to do." —Winnie

    Get it from Amazon for $16.05.

    14. An accent chair you don't have to spend your whole paycheck on, so you can also buy other important, you know, food and such., Amazon

    Promising review: "I got the pink chair. It is exactly like the site images. It is so comfortable and looks expensive! I was looking into buying a similar chair from a retail store that is 3x more expensive... but this one is such a great value and high quality." —M. Zacarias

    Get it from Amazon for $99.99 (available in 15 styles).

    15. A pair of jelly sandals so adorable, you'll want to book a flight to somewhere warm just so you can show them off immediately.,

    Promising review: "These are super cute water shoes! I needed some flip flops for use in hotels and public shower (don’t want foot fungus). These are fancy and the price is well worth it! They look more expensive than what I paid! Score! I'm debating getting the black color too!" —Lily

    Get them from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in whole sizes 4-10 and in nine colors).

    16. A literary ceramic vase everyone will want to ~check out~ every time they come over.


    Promising review: "This is a great price and a great look. It looks a lot more expensive than it was." —Gigi Lehman

    Get it from Amazon for $24.11.

    17. A faux crocodile waist bag great for your next trip when you just need the essentials close and your hands free or just a normal Saturday because that's the kind of fashionista you are.

    @theamylook / Via, Amazon

    Promising review: "This is a great belt bag. It looks really expensive but doesn’t hurt the wallet at all! I’m a size 24” waist, and I love that it has enough holes to fit my waist size and probably go tighter if this is for a kid or someone smaller than me." —Chernell

    Get it from Amazon for $16.50 (available in nine styles).

    18. A stoneware bowl with two bamboo salad hands that'll make you want to eat more salads for dinner just so this doesn't have to stay tucked away in your cabinet.

    Promising review: "This is a beautiful bowl that looks much more expensive than the price. The bowl looked exactly as pictured and perfect for salads and other items. I purchased as a gift for friend, and she loved it." —Frenchie

    Get it from Amazon for $33.99.

    19. A peplum top you can wear with a skirt or jeans for a versatile look that'll take you places.,

    Promising review: "This top is soooo flattering and looks more expensive that it was. It's easy to dress it up without any effort or discomfort. I loved it so much i bought the black too!" —Shopaholic!

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and in nine styles).

    20. A set of placemats that'll probably make you feel like you're eating at a five-star restaurant, even if you're just having pizza for dinner...again.


    Promising review: "These are stunning! Plus, they're an incredible quality! Easy to clean, modern, and great price! They look a lot more expensive than they are." —Isabel

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $10.97.

    21. Loafers – you don't have to search your ~sole~ to know that you need at least one (or maybe two) pairs of these babies in your life.,

    Reviewers recommend ordering a half size down.

    Promising review: "I liked the picture of the shoe, and then I received them, and they are beautiful. They have an expensive look and they are soooo comfortable. I recommend these shoes for work, casual wear, or an extra pair of shoes in the car when getting out of your heels. They arrived on time, wrapped in separate shoe cloth bags in the shoe box. HUNNI I thought I had purchased a pair of COACH shoes. They're worth the money." —Yolanda Johnson

    Get them from Amazon for $34.99 (available in sizes 6-11 and in 33 styles).

    22. A stainless steel French press with a double wall construction to keep your coffee (or tea) hot for at least 60 minutes so you can slowly enjoy it without worrying about taking a sip and it being cold.


    Promising review: "I love this French press! It doesn’t make two large cups of coffee but it makes two smaller cups, which is perfect for me. I use it to make a coffee replacement using dandelion root and chicory tea. It looks much more expensive than it is. It's very good quality. I have not put it in the dishwasher, and I wash it out immediately." —Kaya

    Get it from Amazon for $25.48.

    23. A jacket you'll be ~plaid~ to have this winter because it's made with 60% wool, so it will keep you looking great and feeling warm. And that's a win-win.,

    Promising review: "This coat looks SO expensive, is super soft to the touch, fully lined and the pockets are a great size. I am ordering in one other color at least as it is so versatile and pulled together looking! LOVE IT" —Erica Dickson

    Get it from Amazon for $88+ (available in sizes XXS-3X and in seven styles).

    24. Some ceramic vases to hang on your wall and add a bit of greenery and class.


    Promising review: "These look more expensive than they are. They're modern, elegant, and true to color: bright golden." —STEPHANIE P. EILERT

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $29.99 (available in gold and white).

    25. A watch because, for some reason, wearing a watch makes you feel fancier, even if you still look at your phone to see what time it is.


    Promising review: "This is an awesome watch! I wear it every day for work, and it goes with all of my outfits. The design and rose gold touch makes it look more expensive than it actually is! The band has become a little worn over time, but I will easily replace it if it breaks because the price is so inexpensive." —GraceyGirl

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99 (available in 17 styles).

    26. A measuring cup set you'll feel absolutly regal using as you watch Great British Bake-Off and try baking something delicious for yourself.


    Promising review: "These are beautiful! It's a wonderful set! They are heavy duty and have a great expensive look without costing a fortune!" —K. LaNou

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99+ (available in gold and copper).

    27. A ruffled dress so great, you'll probably wear it to every wedding your ever invited to again. And honestly, for a dress this good, you'll love being an outfit repeater.

    @livelovelattes / Via,

    Promising review: "This is a beautiful dress for a great price! I ordered this last minute for a wedding (thanks Amazon Prime), and it fit beautifully! No zippers, super stretchy and flowy—great if you want something that looks way more expensive than it was! I’m a size 10-12 in dresses and purchased a large, which fit perfectly." —Destiny Cook

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and in eight colors).

    28. A wine decanter to make that cheap bottle you bought seem not as cheap.


    Promising review: "This is perfect for a cocktail party. It is really attractive and unique. It’s quite lightweight but looks elegant and expensive." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99.

    29. A pair of SUGARFIX earrings to make getting dressed in the morning less of a ~tassel~ as you put these on again and again and know that everyone will be starring at your earrings so much, they won't even realize what else you're wearing.


    Promising review: "These are beautiful earrings! They look exactly like the picture. They're very classy and expensive-looking. I wouldn’t hesitate on buying these! I love them! Plus, they're a great price!" —GA Shoppe

    Get them from Target for $14.99 (available in black and red).

    30. A blouse so eye ~catching~, even strangers on the street might stop you to ask you where you got it from.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this blouse! I wore it to church on Sunday and got SO many compliments on it. It looks way more expensive than it is, and it is so beautiful! I would say it runs a little small, so if you’re in between sizes, definitely size up. I’m 5’6” and 135 with a small chest and would normally order a small, but per other reviews, decided to get a medium. It fit perfectly! The crochet arms are pretty delicate, so be careful putting it in with rings, jewelry, etc.

    If you’re thinking about buying, definitely grab this beautiful blouse!" —Kerbear74

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and in five colors).

    31. And a minimalistic end table that'll actually help maximize your home style.


    Promising review: "This table is amazing. It came super compact with minimal pieces, and I was able to put it together in 10-15 minutes. It was great and looks fantastic! It looks super modern, sleek, and expensive, but it was a great price, and it is super sturdy because it definitely can hold the weight of my big printer! I love the additional shelf because it definitely adds more storage space. It was exactly what I was looking for and fit the little corner nook of my office perfectly." —Linda

    Get it from Amazon for $37.93+ (available in black and brown).

    Me to all these things:

    Brad Falchuk Teley-Vision

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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