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    29 Inexpensive Tops That Actually Look Super Fancy

    You can't ~top~ these looks for the price (they're all under $60).

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    Unless otherwise specified, all sizes in this post are listed in women's.

    1. A glamorous, head-turning, lace-up tulle top you definitely shouldn't give the ~cold shoulder~. I'm especially swooning over the thought of pairing it with jeans for a cool contrast.,

    The straps are adjustable and some reviewers recommend sizing up!

    Promising review: "I absolutely looooved this blouse. Wore it to a company holiday party and received so many compliments on it. The material is sort of a tutu type — it isn’t scratchy or anything. There’s no stretch to it, but if you get the right size, you can adjust the straps and how much cleavage you want to show in the front. Loved it!!" —Arkel Anita

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99+ (available in sizes 4-6/10 and in seven colors).

    2. A super cute cocktail-print cutie that'll pretty much turn every hour you wear it into happy hour. And yeah, it's okay to get a little ~drunk~ on all the compliments you'll score.


    Promising review: "I don't think I could love this top more! The colors are bright and just as pictured." —Mamushi

    Get it from Torrid for $19.75 (originally $39.50; available in sizes 00X-6X).

    3. A ruffled blouse with Victorian vibes sure to score you a Bridger-ton* of compliments.

    Model wearing the blue three-quarter sleeve top with a mock neck, puff sleeves, and ruffles
    Forever 21

    *Yes I know Bridgerton is set in the Regency period, not the Victorian era, but you get it.

    Get it from Forever 21 for $19.99 (available in sizes S-L).

    4. An effortlessly cool shirt jacket (aka a shacket), which (as the name suggests) can be styled like a shirt or a jacket and basically looks like it was plucked straight from the feed of your favorite influencer., Amazon

    Reviewers recommend sizing up if you want a more oversized fit!

    Promising review: "If you’re interested in the plaid shacket trend that’s all over social media, here’s your chance to have a try without spending an arm and a leg. Good cut, pretty color, and the fabric is thick and warm. Goes well with pretty much everything." —Cher❤️

    Get it from Amazon for $38.97 (available in sizes XS-L and in four colors).

    5. A charming puff ball detail sweater you'll be able to pom-pompously boast was an absolute steal., Amazon

    Promising review: "I’m really impressed by the quality of this sweater! I’m an Amazon binge shopper, and end up returning a lot more than I keep. This, my friends, is a keeper! The dots, the lantern sleeves, the detail of the cuffs...this sweater feels heavy and substantial but isn’t bulky. For reference, I usually wear a medium or large in tops/sweaters. Got the large and it’s just right, a little loose but I didn’t want it tight." —jetset

    Get it from Amazon for $33.99+ (available in sizes 4/6-10 and in seven styles).

    6. A pretty button-down printed with woodland friends like bunnies, foxes, and bears that you can fo-rest assured will stand out on your next video call.

    model wearing the white shirt with red, green, and navy flower and animal print

    Promising review: "Beautiful details in the animal pattern and the material itself. Lends itself well to business casual or more professional if you wear a blazer over it. The animals are all natives to my home state, so bit of state pride LOL." —Nicole

    Get it from ModCloth for $59 (available in sizes XS-4X).

    7. An intricately detailed crochet top so gorgeous, you can't say anything to its ~lace~.

    @unconventionalpixie on Instagram / Via,

    Promising review: "I LOVE white lace shirts, but I am very picky! I've looked at a lot of them! Everything about this shirt is perfect. The lace looks expensive. It's see-through at the top but not anywhere else. The length is just right; you can wear it untucked or, my favorite, half-tucked in the front! The neck is modern, unlike some lace shirts that can look a little like Little House On The Prairie! Going back now to buy another color!" —Lauren

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and in 14 styles, including some with long sleeves).

    8. A luxe velvet T-shirt you can rock in place of any of your other basic tees for an instant outfit upgrade. Look at you, living the George Costanza dream of draping yourself in velvet.


    And it *is* socially acceptable!

    Promising review: "OBSESSED! I bought the green, then I bought the pink. Now I’m about to buy the mermaid blue or the coffee. Looks just like the photos, and I am beyond pleased with the quality. I get sooo many compliments when I wear these crushed velvet tees. You won’t be disappointed!" —Kristin Cline

    Get it from Amazon for $17.98 (available in sizes S-XL and in nine colors and prints).

    9. A quilted cropped pullover that's not a regular sweatshirt, it's a luxe sweatshirt.

    A model wearing the white sweatshirt
    Beginning Boutique

    Beginning Boutique is a woman-owned Australian shop with a huge selection of trendy clothes!

    Get it from Beginning Boutique for $44.99 (originally $59.99; available in Australian sizes 4-14).

    10. A boho chic crochet-detail henley giving me Free People vibes at a fraction of a Free People price., Via

    Promising review: "Love this long-sleeve top! The fabric is high quality (not see-through) and a true light blue color. I would say it runs true to size. If you prefer a looser fit, size up. I absolutely love the lace detail on the sleeves!" —GG

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99 (available in sizes S-XXL and in 12 colors).

    11. An adorable star sweater that could pass for a certain hip label that rhymes with "Mildsox," but is actually under $30.


    Promising review: "I'm going to be honest — I was skeptical. I love Amazon for a lot of products, but I'm a tough customer when it comes to fashion. Well, this is one of those times that it paid off to take a chance!! I am in LOVE with this sweater!! Fits as expected and is really soft and comfortable. I get compliments every time I wear it!! Have worn with leggings and tall boots and jeans. Add this to your wardrobe! You will not be disappointed." —CheShe

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99 (available in sizes S-XL and in 11 styles).

    12. A sultry snake-print, tie-neck blouse sure to go down in hisssstory as a key factor in all your best OOTDs.

    model wearing the long-sleeved top with smocked and ruffled cuffs
    Forever 21

    Get it from Forever 21 for $29 (available in sizes 0X-3X).

    13. A flirty tie-waist, wide-neck sweater that's the perfect combination of casual and dressy for these "I wanna look posh for this video chat but also I've grown accustomed to wearing nothing but pajamas" times we're living in., Amazon

    Promising review: "Wow — I never write reviews on Amazon, but this must be the cutest sweater ever! I must let everyone know how soft this sweater is. The material is very thick and the quality is better than expected. I may get this in multiple colors. Definitely a must-buy!" —Jessica

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and in 10 colors).

    14. A David Rose-worthy cropped sweater whose arms seem to have been replaced by some fashionable feline friends who really enjoy being the center of attention (other than you, of course).


    Promising review: "This sweater arrived as pictured and described. Looks designer. A great fun, inexpensive piece to add to your wardrobe." —Lindsay S.

    Get it from Amazon for $33.98+ (available in sizes S-XL and in 10 styles colors).

    15. A puff sleeve faux leather button-down, aka a must-have wardrobe staple made approximately a billion times cooler by an edgy material that could easily pass for the real deal.


    Some reviewers recommend sizing up if you're between sizes!

    Promising review: "YAAAAASSSSS!!!!! If I could give this blouse 6 stars, I would. It's something I never knew I needed. It has a luxe look that adds just the right amount of glam to any outfit. The fabric is soft, shiny and has a surprising amount of stretch. The puff sleeves are my favorite part. The sleeves were a little short on me, but I have long arms. The buttons are kind of hard to manage, but that's a minor complaint. The interior has a soft fleece lining that keeps you from getting sweaty. I'm gaga about this blouse!!! It looks like it was made for me. BUY THIS BLOUSE!!!" —Antoinette

    Get it from Amazon for $59.90 (available in sizes XXS-XXL and in two colors).

    16. A regal baroque-print blouse to have you feeling like royalty even if you're, well, baroque.

    Model wearing the white long-sleeve pleated blouse with green, gold, and black print
    Lilly's Kloset

    Lilly's Kloset is a Black woman-owned business!

    Get it from Lilly's Kloset for $48 (available in sizes S-L).

    17. A preppy and classically chic striped turtleneck that's not too bulky, so you can rock the high-neck trend without totally overheating (or overpaying).


    Reviewers recommend sizing up for a slouchier fit!

    Promising review: "This sweater is super cute and the material is high quality. It's gorgeous and so soft. I love the colors and the style. It's such a comfortable sweater and yet it looks so dressed up. It fits as expected." —Lynne Brosco

    Get it from Amazon for $30.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and in nine colors).

    18. A glam, sheer-sleeve, embellished blouse sure to have you believing in pearl power.


    Promising review: "I am so happy with the quality of this shirt!! It is SO nice! The pearls are full beads and they’re clipped on through the fabric, not glued, which is a huge plus for me. I haven’t washed it yet and obviously it needs to be ironed, but for the price I am definitely going to get another color!" —The Froelich Family

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in sizes XS-XL and in 11 colors).

    19. A pleated metallic tank that'll easily dress up jeans, especially if you layer it under a blazer and pair with your favorite necklace.

    model in the v-neck, faux-wrap silver top

    Get it from Express for $48 (available in sizes XXS-XL).

    20. A slightly cropped plaid sweater for an everyday winter staple that's equal parts cozy and trendy (and looks about double the price).,

    Promising review: "This sweater looked great out of the packet, and could be worn straight away. The fit was as expected. The jumper is soft on the skin, and not at all uncomfortable around the neck. The cut and finishing is excellent, with no loose threads. After several washes it has retained its shape and is worn regularly." —JB

    Get it from Amazon for $37.70+ (available in sizes 00/0-16).

    21. A long-sleeve floral bow blouse to have you looking Lily van der Woodsen/Rhodes/Bass/Humphrey (whatever she's calling herself these days)-level chic., Amazon

    Some reviewers say it runs a bit small!

    Promising review: "Love love love this top! This is my second purchase of these blouses. I bought two a few months back and just bought two more! I absolutely love them. I love how the neck has a tie to make a bow — it looks so classy and chic. I like that it's a thin, lighter material without being see-through! In the colder months I would just wear a tank top underneath, so you can wear these blouses year round! I wear it tucked in and untucked; it works both ways. I highly recommend these! I’ll be getting more soon!" —Rebecca Kennedy

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in sizes XS-XL and in six prints).

    22. A cool cropped jacket that can be worn as a top for anyone who was beyond inspired by the colorful monochrome looks at the inauguration (same), but doesn't have any designers on speed dial to make them a custom one (also same).

    model in the yellow double breasted top that looks like a very cropped peacoat
    Kloset Envy

    This cute find is from an LA-based, Black woman-owned business!

    Get it from Kloset Envy for $34 (available in sizes XS-XL). You can find more colors of this top and matching skirts to go with it here!

    23. A distressed open-shoulder sweater reminiscent of something you might see from a high-end denim brand. Sure, your grandma might not understand why things that come with rips are so expensive, but you can tell her this one wasn't and it's ~fashion~, okay?


    Promising review: "This is very soft and comfortable. It's thinner than the average sweater, which I love. I have both the black and brown one and received many compliments when wearing them. Fit me perfectly with plenty of room. It can be worn with jeans or leggings." —EGRIFFIN

    Get it from Maurices for $34.90+ (available in sizes XS-4X and in two colors).

    24. A bold patterned crew neck sweater which — no offense to all the cable knits in your closet — is just a heck of a lot cooler than any sweater you already own, and comes in trendy prints that wouldn't look out of place in an upscale boutique.


    There's also a matching skirt here to complete the high-fashion look!

    Promising review: "Good quality material and as beautiful as the pictures. Would definitely recommend it!!!!!" —Cece Villanueva

    Get it from Amazon for $44.90 (available in sizes XXS-3X and in three prints).

    25. A richly-hued paisley blouse that's unlike anything in your wardrobe (or anything in any of your friends' wardrobes, for that matter).

    A model in the cobalt blue and colorful paisley print three-quarter sleeve surplice top with crochet trim

    Get it from Francesca's for $30 (originally $38; available in sizes XS-XL).

    26. A balloon-sleeve faux leather blouse sure to score you so many compliments, you'll feel like you're ~floating~.


    Get it from Target for $32.99 (available in sizes XS-XXL and in two colors).

    27. A lace cap sleeve collared cutie that's both professional and pretty at the same dang time., Amazon

    Reviewers recommend sizing up!

    Promising review: "I needed more business casual attire. This caught my eye. I mainly thought I would end up buying it to try it on, hate it, and have to return it. However, the very opposite happened. I LOVE IT! It’s soft and looks SO MUCH BETTER once you have it on your own body than what I expected from seeing it on the model. Very much worth my money. I adore the sleeves. This is now my new favorite dress shirt." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in sizes XS-XL and in 12 colors).

    28. A sleeveless, ribbed mock-neck sweater for a super versatile basic that screams "fashion" a bit more loudly than your typical layering top.


    Promising review: "This mock-neck top is my favorite and I wear it once a week. It can be worn in summer by itself or dressed up with a blazer or jacket in colder months. It’s also a great length, not too long but also not above my bellybutton; ends right at the waistline. I’m an XS on top and the XS fit normally." —Caitlin W

    Get it from Amazon for $29.90 (available in sizes XXS-3X and in three colors).

    29. And a knit crop top inspired by old-school classic Chanel looks, but clearly not by Chanel prices.

    Model wearing the brown and white top with faux pocket and button details
    Beginning Boutique

    Get it from Beginning Boutique for $34.99 (originally $49.99; available in sizes XS-L). Get the matching skirt here.

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    The reviews used in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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