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38 Highly Rated Forever 21 Items That People Actually Swear By

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Forever 21 can be a mixed bag when it comes to clothing quality, but when you find one of their hidden gems, it can be pure magic.

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They're a rare find, but a handful of Forever 21 items have a TON of good reviews. The following items all have at least 10 reviews and an overall rating of at least 4.0/5.

Pro tip: A lot of these items are F21 ~classics~ that are frequently restocked, so if they're sold out of your size, sign up to get an email when it's back in stock.

1. This navy shirt dress that ties in the front ($24.90):

Number of reviews: 11Overall rating: 4.3/5Most convincing review: "As a minimalist (90%) in fashion, I LOVED the looks of this darling dress when I first saw it online. It does not disappoint."Available in sizes XS–L. Also comes in cream.
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Number of reviews: 11

Overall rating: 4.3/5

Most convincing review: "As a minimalist (90%) in fashion, I LOVED the looks of this darling dress when I first saw it online. It does not disappoint."

Available in sizes XS–L. Also comes in cream.

2. These polka-dot culottes ($24.90):

Number of reviews: 13Overall rating: 4.5/5Most convincing review: "These pants are just the bomb. They're so comfy and loose and breathable and lightweight. Perfect for the summer weather. Very trendy as well."Available in sizes XS–L.
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Number of reviews: 13

Overall rating: 4.5/5

Most convincing review: "These pants are just the bomb. They're so comfy and loose and breathable and lightweight. Perfect for the summer weather. Very trendy as well."

Available in sizes XS–L.

3. This swingy turquoise dress ($14.90):

Number of reviews: 15Overall rating: 4.2/5Most convincing review: "I bought this dress on a whim in anticipation of warmer weather and I could not be more pleased!!! The fit is great and the flare of the skirt is very flattering for this thick-waisted gal. My hubby said, 'It's a keeper!'"Available in sizes 0X–3X.
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Number of reviews: 15

Overall rating: 4.2/5

Most convincing review: "I bought this dress on a whim in anticipation of warmer weather and I could not be more pleased!!! The fit is great and the flare of the skirt is very flattering for this thick-waisted gal. My hubby said, 'It's a keeper!'"

Available in sizes 0X–3X.

4. These sexy lace-up sandals ($39.90):

Number of reviews: 10Overall rating: 4.9/5Most convincing review: "I was a little scared about ordering these shoes because I thought they wouldn't fit correctly. I'm so glad I bought them because the zipper and the laced-up part allows you to adjust the shoe to fit your leg. These shoes are so cute and comfortable!"Available in sizes 5.5–10. Also available in tan.
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Number of reviews: 10

Overall rating: 4.9/5

Most convincing review: "I was a little scared about ordering these shoes because I thought they wouldn't fit correctly. I'm so glad I bought them because the zipper and the laced-up part allows you to adjust the shoe to fit your leg. These shoes are so cute and comfortable!"

Available in sizes 5.5–10. Also available in tan.

5. This longline lace bralette ($9.90):

Number of reviews: 30Overall rating: 4.1/5Most convincing review: "This is hands down the sexiest bralette I own. Just do yourself a favor and buy it before they're long gone."Available in sizes S–L.
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Number of reviews: 30

Overall rating: 4.1/5

Most convincing review: "This is hands down the sexiest bralette I own. Just do yourself a favor and buy it before they're long gone."

Available in sizes S–L.

6. These classic skinny ankle jeans ($7.90):

Number of reviews: 47Overall rating: 4.0/5Most convincing review: "This pair of jeans was great. Very flattering, stretchy and comfortable. It runs a little big, so i would recommend you to buy a size smaller than the one you usually buy. But overall they're awesome."Available in sizes 24–31.
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Number of reviews: 47

Overall rating: 4.0/5

Most convincing review: "This pair of jeans was great. Very flattering, stretchy and comfortable. It runs a little big, so i would recommend you to buy a size smaller than the one you usually buy. But overall they're awesome."

Available in sizes 24–31.

7. This black dress with hot AF mesh paneling ($12):

Number of reviews: 37Overall rating: 4.7/5Most convincing review: "I will be wearing this dress for an upcoming concert. I was so eager to see how it would look on me from the day that I ordered till the day that I found it in my mailbox that same week. I put it on and immediately fell in love with it. I said 'Yeah baby, this dress is it!'"Available in sizes XL–3X. Also comes in royal blue.
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Number of reviews: 37

Overall rating: 4.7/5

Most convincing review: "I will be wearing this dress for an upcoming concert. I was so eager to see how it would look on me from the day that I ordered till the day that I found it in my mailbox that same week. I put it on and immediately fell in love with it. I said 'Yeah baby, this dress is it!'"

Available in sizes XL–3X. Also comes in royal blue.

8. These taupe faux leather joggers ($22.80):

Number of reviews: 13Overall rating: 4.4/5Most convincing review: "These are so on-trend at such a low price—it's a must-have! One of my favorite purchases from Forever 21. They look just like a pair I saw at Topshop, but at a much lower price. Wear them with cool sneakers or heels and minimal accessories."Available in sizes XS–2X.
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Number of reviews: 13

Overall rating: 4.4/5

Most convincing review: "These are so on-trend at such a low price—it's a must-have! One of my favorite purchases from Forever 21. They look just like a pair I saw at Topshop, but at a much lower price. Wear them with cool sneakers or heels and minimal accessories."

Available in sizes XS–2X.

9. This sleek pebbled backpack ($32.90):

Number of reviews: 27Overall rating: 4.9/5Most convincing review: "The bag expands to accommodate a plethora of items, including a sweater, book to read, personal papers or just the basics ... Love the bag and best of all no animals were harmed in its production."
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Number of reviews: 27

Overall rating: 4.9/5

Most convincing review: "The bag expands to accommodate a plethora of items, including a sweater, book to read, personal papers or just the basics ... Love the bag and best of all no animals were harmed in its production."

10. This curved-hem crop top that also comes in black and white ($9.90):

Number of reviews: 21Overall rating: 4.3/5Most convincing review: "This is going to be my go-to crop top. It's comfy and cute. I bought this in black and white and I love them both."Available in sizes S–XL. Also comes in black and cream.
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Number of reviews: 21

Overall rating: 4.3/5


Most convincing review:
"This is going to be my go-to crop top. It's comfy and cute. I bought this in black and white and I love them both."

Available in sizes S–XL. Also comes in black and cream.

11. This black lace pencil skirt ($12.90):

Number of reviews: 13Overall rating: 4.2/5Most convincing review: "Love this skirt. Wore it to a date and felt confident in it. It has a classic feel to it with the lace giving it a feminine look that is gorgeous. Bought it in two colors and I'm glad that I did."Available in sizes S–L.
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Number of reviews: 13

Overall rating: 4.2/5

Most convincing review: "Love this skirt. Wore it to a date and felt confident in it. It has a classic feel to it with the lace giving it a feminine look that is gorgeous. Bought it in two colors and I'm glad that I did."

Available in sizes S–L.

12. This strappy one-piece swimsuit ($32.90):

Number of reviews: 28Overall rating: 4.6/5Most convincing review: "I love this suit! It's soooo stylish and fits perfectly. If you're hesitant about the cutouts drawing the wrong attention to your midsection, don't be! It's one of the MOST flattering things I have ever worn, hands down."Available in sizes 0X–3X. Also comes in royal blue and black.
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Number of reviews: 28

Overall rating: 4.6/5

Most convincing review: "I love this suit! It's soooo stylish and fits perfectly. If you're hesitant about the cutouts drawing the wrong attention to your midsection, don't be! It's one of the MOST flattering things I have ever worn, hands down."

Available in sizes 0X–3X. Also comes in royal blue and black.

13. This perfectly polished shift ($24.90):

Number of reviews: 17Overall rating: 4.0/5Most convincing review: "Beautiful, lively yet modest dress. Perfect for work. I have not worn it yet but the quality is good."Available in sizes XS–L.
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Number of reviews: 17

Overall rating: 4.0/5

Most convincing review: "Beautiful, lively yet modest dress. Perfect for work. I have not worn it yet but the quality is good."

Available in sizes XS–L.

14. This low-cut sports bra ($14.90):

Number of reviews: 14Overall rating: 4.6/5Most convincing review: "Must buy this!! Fits so well and it's so pretty! Having this sports bra makes me excited about exercise!"Available in sizes XS–L. Also comes in black.
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Number of reviews: 14

Overall rating: 4.6/5

Most convincing review: "Must buy this!! Fits so well and it's so pretty! Having this sports bra makes me excited about exercise!"

Available in sizes XS–L. Also comes in black.

15. This varsity-striped sweater dress ($22.90):

Number of reviews: 16Overall rating: 4.8/5Most convincing review: "Fits wonderfully and makes my shape look great. I'm in love with this dress!"Available in sizes XL–3X.
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Number of reviews: 16

Overall rating: 4.8/5

Most convincing review: "Fits wonderfully and makes my shape look great. I'm in love with this dress!"

Available in sizes XL–3X.

16. These mint canvas sneakers ($12.90):

Number of reviews: 40Overall rating: 4.3/5Most convincing review: "I freaking love these shoes so much — they can go with anything and they are so comfy."Available in sizes 6–10. Also comes in black, red, and pink.
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Number of reviews: 40

Overall rating: 4.3/5

Most convincing review: "I freaking love these shoes so much — they can go with anything and they are so comfy."

Available in sizes 6–10. Also comes in black, red, and pink.

17. This knit bodycon midi dress ($9.90):

Number of reviews: 56Overall rating: 4.5/5Most convincing review: "This dress is durable. Hugs your curves, and stylish. I will pair with Converse. You can pair with heels for a night out or sandals on a beautiful spring day."Available in sizes S–L. Comes in six colors.
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Number of reviews: 56

Overall rating: 4.5/5

Most convincing review: "This dress is durable. Hugs your curves, and stylish. I will pair with Converse. You can pair with heels for a night out or sandals on a beautiful spring day."

Available in sizes S–L. Comes in six colors.

18. This light-wash jean jacket ($29.90):

Number of reviews: 28Overall rating: 4.5/5Most convincing review: "This is by far the best item I've purchased from Forever 21. Versatile, cute, the sleeves are too long, but could be rolled up. I love it."Available in sizes S–L. Also comes in a medium wash.
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Number of reviews: 28

Overall rating: 4.5/5

Most convincing review: "This is by far the best item I've purchased from Forever 21. Versatile, cute, the sleeves are too long, but could be rolled up. I love it."

Available in sizes S–L. Also comes in a medium wash.

19. This high-neck cropped tank ($5.90):

Number of reviews: 25Overall rating: 4.5/5Most convincing review: "LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this shirt! It's really 'in' right now and it goes with everything! Super good price, too!"Available in sizes S–L. Also comes in blue, black, and white.
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Number of reviews: 25

Overall rating: 4.5/5

Most convincing review: "LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this shirt! It's really 'in' right now and it goes with everything! Super good price, too!"

Available in sizes S–L. Also comes in blue, black, and white.

20. These super-cute workout leggings ($24.90):

Number of reviews: 12Overall rating: 4.8/5Most convincing review: "I am in love with these! They look and feel like some expensive Nike or Lululemon workout pants, but for a fraction of the price."Available in sizes XS–L.
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Number of reviews: 12

Overall rating: 4.8/5

Most convincing review: "I am in love with these! They look and feel like some expensive Nike or Lululemon workout pants, but for a fraction of the price."

Available in sizes XS–L.

21. These high-waisted cuffed jean shorts ($17.90):

Number of reviews: 11Overall rating: 4.6/5Most convincing review: "I bought the 'medium denim' pair last summer and I LOVE them! They fit me perfectly and they're super comfortable. This pair reminds me a lot of a pair I saw in American Apparel, but these are so much more affordable!"Available in sizes 24–31. Also comes in three other washes.
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Number of reviews: 11

Overall rating: 4.6/5

Most convincing review: "I bought the 'medium denim' pair last summer and I LOVE them! They fit me perfectly and they're super comfortable. This pair reminds me a lot of a pair I saw in American Apparel, but these are so much more affordable!"

Available in sizes 24–31. Also comes in three other washes.

22. This cream faux leather crossbody ($22.90):

Number of reviews: 12Overall rating: 4.3/5Most convincing review: "I've been hunting everywhere for a crossbody bag that does the following: Fits my passport, my continental-sized Prada wallet, and a full-sized water bottle inside. Enter this crossbody bag from Forever21 ... The faux leather looks real and the zipper on top is great for when you're traveling."
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Number of reviews: 12

Overall rating: 4.3/5

Most convincing review: "I've been hunting everywhere for a crossbody bag that does the following: Fits my passport, my continental-sized Prada wallet, and a full-sized water bottle inside. Enter this crossbody bag from Forever21 ... The faux leather looks real and the zipper on top is great for when you're traveling."

23. This surprisingly sleek tie-dye dress ($27.90):

Number of reviews: 23Overall rating: 4.0/5Most convincing review: "Wore this to a rock festival, but am also planning on wearing it everywhere from work to the beach. So versatile. Was wary that it would be see-through, but it's double-lined so it's not at all. Highly recommended."Available in sizes S–L.
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Number of reviews: 23

Overall rating: 4.0/5

Most convincing review: "Wore this to a rock festival, but am also planning on wearing it everywhere from work to the beach. So versatile. Was wary that it would be see-through, but it's double-lined so it's not at all. Highly recommended."

Available in sizes S–L.

24. This hunter-green faux leather A-line skirt ($29.90):

Number of reviews: 22Overall rating: 4.0/5Most convincing review: "Saw a skirt similar to this one on a TV show and fell in love; when I found this one on the Forever 21 website, I had to try it. Once I got it, it exceeded my expectations."Available in sizes XS–L.
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Number of reviews: 22

Overall rating: 4.0/5

Most convincing review: "Saw a skirt similar to this one on a TV show and fell in love; when I found this one on the Forever 21 website, I had to try it. Once I got it, it exceeded my expectations."

Available in sizes XS–L.

25. This twist-back top ($12.90):

Number of reviews: 19Overall rating: 4.8/5Most convincing review: "This is one of my favorite items purchased from the F21 Plus line! The fabric is light but not too clingy and the back cut is extremely flattering and DOESN'T SHOW YOUR BRA! I ordered it in navy and have re-ordered it in the black and white as well!"Available in sizes 1X–3X. Also comes in black, navy, and burgundy.
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Number of reviews: 19

Overall rating: 4.8/5

Most convincing review: "This is one of my favorite items purchased from the F21 Plus line! The fabric is light but not too clingy and the back cut is extremely flattering and DOESN'T SHOW YOUR BRA! I ordered it in navy and have re-ordered it in the black and white as well!"

Available in sizes 1X–3X. Also comes in black, navy, and burgundy.

26. This menswear-inspired shirt dress ($22.90):

Number of reviews: 11Overall rating: 4.4/5Most convincing review: "Wear it with a nice hat, some chic sunglasses, a cool printed overcoat, and you're in business."Available in sizes S–L. Also comes in white.
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Number of reviews: 11

Overall rating: 4.4/5

Most convincing review: "Wear it with a nice hat, some chic sunglasses, a cool printed overcoat, and you're in business."

Available in sizes S–L. Also comes in white.

27. This classic wrap dress ($14.90):

Number of reviews: 27Overall rating: 4.7/5Most convincing review: "I was kind of nervous to get this dress, which is how I normally feel when I purchase things from Forever 21 Plus. Being plus size, I wear a 3X in most Forever 21 Plus clothes, but sometimes even a 3X is too small. So it's really a touch-and-go thing. This dress fits perfectly. Not tight at all (which I was worried about). It's such a lightweight fabric, and it wasn't wrinkled at all when I took it out of the bag. The design of it really compliments my small waist, but wider hips. I foresee many occasions wearing this dress!"Available in sizes 0X–3X. Also comes in black.
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Number of reviews: 27

Overall rating: 4.7/5

Most convincing review: "I was kind of nervous to get this dress, which is how I normally feel when I purchase things from Forever 21 Plus. Being plus size, I wear a 3X in most Forever 21 Plus clothes, but sometimes even a 3X is too small. So it's really a touch-and-go thing. This dress fits perfectly. Not tight at all (which I was worried about). It's such a lightweight fabric, and it wasn't wrinkled at all when I took it out of the bag. The design of it really compliments my small waist, but wider hips. I foresee many occasions wearing this dress!"

Available in sizes 0X–3X. Also comes in black.

28. This cream crocheted pencil skirt ($27.90):

Number of reviews: 19Overall rating: 4.6/5Most convincing review: "Oh my goodness—this skirt is adorable. Great to wear for work. Looks cute with a button-down chambray top. I love the elastic waist because you don't have to worry as much about 1) sizing and 2) struggling in the bathroom."Available in sizes XS–L.
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Number of reviews: 19

Overall rating: 4.6/5

Most convincing review: "Oh my goodness—this skirt is adorable. Great to wear for work. Looks cute with a button-down chambray top. I love the elastic waist because you don't have to worry as much about 1) sizing and 2) struggling in the bathroom."

Available in sizes XS–L.

29. This simple chambray shift ($27.90):

Number of reviewers: 11Overall rating: 4.4/5Most convincing review: "I never wear jeans so having something that looks like denim is kind of weird for me but I love this dress. It's really cute and casual. I feel very artsy (like a painter) in it."Available in sizes XS–L.
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Number of reviewers: 11

Overall rating: 4.4/5

Most convincing review: "I never wear jeans so having something that looks like denim is kind of weird for me but I love this dress. It's really cute and casual. I feel very artsy (like a painter) in it."

Available in sizes XS–L.

30. This midi T-shirt dress ($12.90):

Number of reviews: 50Overall rating: 4.4/5Most convincing review: "I'm perfectly satisfied with this garment. It's exactly what I expected: a simple, versatile jersey dress that's easy-to-wear and can be dressed up or down."Available in sizes XS–XL.
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Number of reviews: 50

Overall rating: 4.4/5

Most convincing review: "I'm perfectly satisfied with this garment. It's exactly what I expected: a simple, versatile jersey dress that's easy-to-wear and can be dressed up or down."

Available in sizes XS–XL.

31. This black faux leather satchel ($29.90):

Number of reviews: 11Overall rating: 4.6/5Most convincing review: "I am a big fan of F21 bags, but this one takes the cake. It's the perfect size to commute and carry my essential: the two big compartments make the access so easy and it feels sturdy and durable. Lord, I'm so in love with this bag."
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Number of reviews: 11

Overall rating: 4.6/5

Most convincing review: "I am a big fan of F21 bags, but this one takes the cake. It's the perfect size to commute and carry my essential: the two big compartments make the access so easy and it feels sturdy and durable. Lord, I'm so in love with this bag."

32. This rose-covered fit and flare dress ($12):

Number of reviews: 23Overall rating: 4.7/5Most convincing review: "Love the way this dress feels. I bought it in a size up from my normal size, and it's comfortable and flattering. Seriously so in love! And it's floral so you really can't go wrong."Available in sizes XL–3X.
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Number of reviews: 23

Overall rating: 4.7/5

Most convincing review: "Love the way this dress feels. I bought it in a size up from my normal size, and it's comfortable and flattering. Seriously so in love! And it's floral so you really can't go wrong."

Available in sizes XL–3X.

33. This belted plaid shirt dress ($24.90):

Number of reviews: 13Overall rating: 4.3/5Most convincing review: "Fits perfectly! I loved the dress online and loved it even more when I bought it. I was a little worried about the sleeves fitting my arms, but when it's on the sleeves fit just as well as the rest of the dress. The belt doesn't fit like it should but I don't really care since I wasn't planning on wearing it anyway."Available in sizes XL–3X.
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Number of reviews: 13

Overall rating: 4.3/5

Most convincing review: "Fits perfectly! I loved the dress online and loved it even more when I bought it. I was a little worried about the sleeves fitting my arms, but when it's on the sleeves fit just as well as the rest of the dress. The belt doesn't fit like it should but I don't really care since I wasn't planning on wearing it anyway."

Available in sizes XL–3X.

34. This lace underwire bralette ($8.90):

Number of reviews: 13Overall rating: 4.9/5Most convincing review: "This is so adorable! I feel like a princess when I wear it!"Available in sizes 32A–36D. Also comes in black.
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Number of reviews: 13

Overall rating: 4.9/5

Most convincing review: "This is so adorable! I feel like a princess when I wear it!"

Available in sizes 32A–36D. Also comes in black.

35. This ridiculously cute chambray skater skirt ($19.90):

Number of reviews: 16Overall rating: 4.5/5Most convincing review: "This skirt is so comfy, versatile, and CUTE! It fit perfectly and I was ecstatic to find out it had POCKETS! Aaahhh, a comfortable skirt that you can wear with pretty much anything that has POCKETS! I love it. I also thought that the length was just right. Definitely recommend!"Available in sizes XL–3X. Also comes in a light wash.
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Number of reviews: 16

Overall rating: 4.5/5

Most convincing review: "This skirt is so comfy, versatile, and CUTE! It fit perfectly and I was ecstatic to find out it had POCKETS! Aaahhh, a comfortable skirt that you can wear with pretty much anything that has POCKETS! I love it. I also thought that the length was just right. Definitely recommend!"

Available in sizes XL–3X. Also comes in a light wash.

36. This floral sundress that's the teeniest bit '90s ($17.90):

Number of reviews: 11Overall rating: 4.0/5Most convincing review: "It's a very cute and simple summery dress. It's perfect for a vacation at the beach."Available in sizes XS–XL. Also available in blue.
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Number of reviews: 11

Overall rating: 4.0/5

Most convincing review: "It's a very cute and simple summery dress. It's perfect for a vacation at the beach."

Available in sizes XS–XL. Also available in blue.

37. These strappy heeled sandals ($24.90):

Number of reviews: 14Overall rating: 4.4/5Most convincing review: "These are beyond anything I could have imagined, so stylish without being in-your-face trendy, and VERY comfortable!"Available in sizes 5.5–10. Also comes in taupe.
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Number of reviews: 14

Overall rating: 4.4/5

Most convincing review: "These are beyond anything I could have imagined, so stylish without being in-your-face trendy, and VERY comfortable!"

Available in sizes 5.5–10. Also comes in taupe.

38. This comfy striped T-shirt dress with a cutout back ($12.90):

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Number of reviews: 38

Overall rating: 4.1/5

Most convincing review: "Bought the white in the store and fell in love. I've tried many t-shirt dresses, and this one is the winner. I'm 5'7", 130lbs, and the small fit perfectly! It's very flattering, and the back detail is nice surprise."

Available in sizes XS–XL.

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