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39 Cheap Tops That Look Like A Million Bucks

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1. An off-the-shoulder top that'll make you wish for summer to never end.

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Let's move to Hawaii just so we can keep wearing that leafy print through fall.

Promising review: "I love this shirt! It doesn't fall down or itch and is very washable. It isn't see-through and looks pretty expensive and trendy. I've received many compliments on it, and I even wore it to a photo shoot for a party my theater group co-hosted with Teen Vogue." —Arielle

Get it from Amazon for $3.50+ (available in sizes S-XXXL and various patterns).

2. An airy blouse with pretty details in both the front and back.

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As if the embroidery weren't enough, it's got a bow in the back!

Promising review: "I almost never order clothing online, but I couldn't be happier about my order. The shirt is beyond amazing; great fit and the details are so pretty. I just love how comfortable the piece is, so I'll be more inclined to wear it often — plus, I already received so many compliments." —Amazon Customer

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

3. An embroidered pinstripe button-up that's not your average office shirt.

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You'll want to show off the ring in the back.

Get it from Charlotte Russe for $24.99 (available in sizes XS-XL).

4. A scalloped-hem cami to wear with a button-up A-line skirt (or anything, really).

Get it from ASOS for $21 (available in sizes 0-14).
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Get it from ASOS for $21 (available in sizes 0-14).

5. A chambray top with self-tie shoulder straps that's perfect for denim fans.

Denim is a fabric for all seasons.Get it from Forever21 for $19.90 (available in sizes 0X-3X).
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Denim is a fabric for all seasons.

Get it from Forever21 for $19.90 (available in sizes 0X-3X).

6. A blouse with a geometric pattern so you can look cool and artsy.

I'd wear this on a trip to the museum or to some other sophisticated weekend activity.Promising review: "What a lovely, unusual top. It's great for going out and feeling snazzy. Even better, I washed and dried it in the laundry machines with no problems. Just so you know, it's light and comfy and doesn't need ironing, but it is thin enough that it might not keep you very warm if you get easily chilled." —Louisa LivingstonGet it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL).
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I'd wear this on a trip to the museum or to some other sophisticated weekend activity.

Promising review: "What a lovely, unusual top. It's great for going out and feeling snazzy. Even better, I washed and dried it in the laundry machines with no problems. Just so you know, it's light and comfy and doesn't need ironing, but it is thin enough that it might not keep you very warm if you get easily chilled." —Louisa Livingston

Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL).

7. A ruffle-sleeve top that belongs in a Disney princess' closet.

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Promising review: "The material was heavier than expected — I was afraid it would be too light and sheer, but it is not. The sleeve length is perfect too. I am petite so I was afraid the sleeves would be an issue, but it hit the right place. I can't wait for it to be cool enough to wear it!" —Sara Higgins

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

8. A tie-bow blouse for when you need to look super put together.

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Promising review: "The soft and fluid blouse wears well and washes wonderfully. A delicate wash and then hanging left this top ready for work and play. I feel professional and feminine when wearing it. I have worn it tucked in and loose over slacks, and both ways were quite effective." —Jhenni

Get it on Amazon for $20.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and 10 colors).

9. A luxe velvet top that's just ~tee-rrific~.

Promising review: "I love this soft material and the weight of it, too. The quality is fantastic. Considering getting the pink velvet one, too!" —Tawny SmithGet it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in sizes XS-L and 14 colors).
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Promising review: "I love this soft material and the weight of it, too. The quality is fantastic. Considering getting the pink velvet one, too!" —Tawny Smith

Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in sizes XS-L and 14 colors).

10. A sweater with lace detail to go with your faux-leather pants.

TBH, I'd probably just wear it with leggings, because comfort trumps aesthetics. Promising review: "It is very stylish. You can dress it up for work or for a casual date." —MaryGet it from Boohoo for $18 (available in sizes 12-20).
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TBH, I'd probably just wear it with leggings, because comfort trumps aesthetics.

Promising review: "It is very stylish. You can dress it up for work or for a casual date." —Mary

Get it from Boohoo for $18 (available in sizes 12-20).

11. A high-neck chiffon blouse that Blair Waldorf probably wore an expensive version of.

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Get Queen B's look for less.

Promising review: "It’s very light and perfect for summer, yet it looks very smart and appropriate for the office. It’s breathable, not see-through, and I don’t get hot in it. This is exactly what I wanted for a summer office outfit. I also like that the fabric is very thin, and you can tuck it in trousers without it bulging out. The clasp on the back looks very pretty, too. It will stand out if you wear your hair up." —Maria T.

Get it on Amazon for $6.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and four colors).

12. A cross-front babydoll top you can throw on with anything and go.

It's the holy grail of tops — cute, comfy, and versatile.Get it from Forever 21 for $28 (available in sizes 1X-3X).
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It's the holy grail of tops — cute, comfy, and versatile.

Get it from Forever 21 for $28 (available in sizes 1X-3X).

13. A cold shoulder button-up with a floral design that looks hand-painted.

It's too gorgeous for words!Get it from Boohoo for $17 (available in sizes 4-12).
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It's too gorgeous for words!

Get it from Boohoo for $17 (available in sizes 4-12).

14. A swishy floral blouse for when you want to look pretty in pink.

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Get it from Charlotte Russe for $22.99 (available in sizes XS-XL).

15. A chiffon tank top that'll beat out all your party dresses.

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Promising review: "Very lovely, very elegant. The material looks like the picture; very nice quality and lays nicely. Love this top and may order more." —MarcusW

Get it from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and five colors).

16. A v-neck chiffon blouse you can wear from 9 to 5, then out to drinks in the evening.

It's so versatile, all your other tops will feel neglected. Promising review: "Exactly what it looks like and fits in a nice, casual way. I love this top! The fabric is light and a little see-through, but it's sturdy and won't fall apart in the washer." —Robyn CordellGet it from Amazon for $14.98+ (available in sizes S-XXL and five colors).
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It's so versatile, all your other tops will feel neglected.

Promising review: "Exactly what it looks like and fits in a nice, casual way. I love this top! The fabric is light and a little see-through, but it's sturdy and won't fall apart in the washer." —Robyn Cordell

Get it from Amazon for $14.98+ (available in sizes S-XXL and five colors).

17. A gingham wrap top that knows how to hold its shape.

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Now's a good time to finally jump on that gingham bandwagon.

Promising review: "Absolutely love this, and cannot wait for a night out or a blog shoot to wear it." —Yvonne Kennedy-Pearson

Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in sizes 0-10 and three colors).

18. A velvet cami to glam up any boring outfit.

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As the weather gets cooler, try layering it over a solid T-shirt.

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $14.99 (available in sizes XS-L and two colors).

19. A striped, off-the-shoulder shirt with bell sleeves that's actually comfortable to wear.

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Promising review: "I have never found an off-the-shoulder shirt that hasn't driven me crazy with adjusting it UNTIL NOW! It is so comfortable. I never messed with it once. I LOVE IT. Details that you might not notice in the picture are that the sleeves are wide at the wrist (similar to a bell-bottom jean), and there are slits on the side of the shirt by the waist." —Jessica Marchetti

Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and 12 colors).

20. A perfect peplum wrap top to class up your favorite pair of jeans.

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It'll look sharp with a tailored skirt, too!

Promising review: "It is a little stretchy, very nice, and feels very soft. It is good for casual or business occasions." —Shemeshka

Get it from Amazon for $12.49+ (available in sizes S-XL and four colors).

21. A dramatic one-shoulder ruffle top that'll make you want to start a fashion blog.

You'd probably be pretty successful, too, seeing as you've got great taste in tops.Promising review: "This shirt is absolutely stunning! Amazing quality, looks exactly like the picture. I bought a large, which is not my normal size. I didn't want to experience tight arms. I'm glad I did! The shirt fits perfectly." —Tasheba WilsonGet it from Amazon for $23.99 (available in sizes 0-10).
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You'd probably be pretty successful, too, seeing as you've got great taste in tops.

Promising review: "This shirt is absolutely stunning! Amazing quality, looks exactly like the picture. I bought a large, which is not my normal size. I didn't want to experience tight arms. I'm glad I did! The shirt fits perfectly." —Tasheba Wilson

Get it from Amazon for $23.99 (available in sizes 0-10).

22. A keyhole cut-out tank so you won't have to ponder about what to wear on a night out.

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The struggle ends now.

Promising review: "This is a great top! Just as described, and a true fit. The material is actually higher quality than I expected. It arrived practically wrinkle-free, and I didn't even need to iron/steam it after hanging it up for a few hours. There is a solid under layer, with the chiffon over it. The keyhole is modest but a hint of sexy. This is perfect to wear to work or a dressy event in the summer time, but I will definitely be wearing it in the fall with a sweater over it. The hem length is just like shown on the model. The back is quite long, but I like that about it." —Lisa

Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and five colors).

23. A v-neck blouse in a whimsical crane pattern that'll have people looking closer.

Promising review: "This casual, long-sleeved top is beautiful. It's actually beyond my expectations! It fits well, is very, very light, and the pattern is unusual and really nice. It's more colorful than the picture shows." —mrs walter maraGet it on Amazon for $18.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and five colors).
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Promising review: "This casual, long-sleeved top is beautiful. It's actually beyond my expectations! It fits well, is very, very light, and the pattern is unusual and really nice. It's more colorful than the picture shows." —mrs walter mara

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

24. An off-the-shoulder sweater to wear over anything or nothing.

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The perfect sweater to go with mermaid hair.

Get it from Missguided for $26 (available in sizes S/M and M/L).

25. A crêped top that drapes in all the right places.

Get it on H&M for $9.99 (available in sizes 2-20 and two colors).
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Get it on H&M for $9.99 (available in sizes 2-20 and two colors).

26. A pretty cropped blouse to remind you of a watercolor painting.

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This top is like an instant mood enhancer.

Promising review: "It fits perfectly. The color is just as shown in the pictures. This is a crop top, but it is a little longer than a regular cropped blouse. When I put it on, the hem is below my navel, but my stomach shows a little at the bottom. Overall, a great buy." —CS XOXO

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

27. A sexy off-the-shoulder top that vaguely resembles a pirate shirt.

Promising review: "Super comfortable, and true to size. Cute for everyday wear and lightweight." —KaylaGet it from Forever 21 for $22.90 (available in sizes 0X-3X).
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Promising review: "Super comfortable, and true to size. Cute for everyday wear and lightweight." —Kayla

Get it from Forever 21 for $22.90 (available in sizes 0X-3X).

28. A Peter Pan collar shirt for a look that never gets old.

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You'll be ~hooked~ on it (yay, Peter Pan puns).

Promising review: "Love this top. I got so many compliments, and everyone was asking where I got it. The material was way better than I expected. Definitely recommend it." —M.

Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in sizes XS-XL and five colors).

29. A lace blouse with ruffles that can be dressed up or down.

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Throw on a pair of black shorts, and you're ready for a fancy dinner. Or, add denim shorts for a cute picnic outfit.

Promising review: "I can wear it to work with a tank underneath or on a night out with a bra or bandeau. The fabric is nicer than I expected and isn't too delicate, so it won't snag on things and rip. I loved it so much I also bought it in black." —Casey Callis

Get it on Amazon for $15.80 (available in sizes S-XXL and two colors).

30. A cropped, boxy button-up perfect for looking effortlessly chic.

You'll be a street-style sensation.Get it from Boohoo for $18 (available in sizes 2-10).
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You'll be a street-style sensation.

Get it from Boohoo for $18 (available in sizes 2-10).

31. A flowy, white blouse to add to your closet staples.

It'll never go out of style. Promising review: "I have long arms, and the sleeves are the perfect length. Looks and fits exactly like the picture." —ArtianaGet it from Boohoo for $22 (available in sizes S-L).
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It'll never go out of style.

Promising review: "I have long arms, and the sleeves are the perfect length. Looks and fits exactly like the picture." —Artiana

Get it from Boohoo for $22 (available in sizes S-L).

32. A sexy cold shoulder top.

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Promising review: "I get so many compliments on this blouse. It's simple, chic, and pairs with almost everything! The material is soft for the price, and it isn't too sheer." —Monica L.

Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in sizes XS-L and two colors).

33. A T-shirt with billowy sleeves to add some "oomph" to a casual ensemble.

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Promising review: "This is one of those tops that I thought would be cute, but I wasn't sure if I'd like it or not. I ended up loving it even more than I thought. The sleeves are so cute, and the fit is great. It fits exactly as expected, and I think it works well on a lot of body types. Very comfortable, too!" —Marie

Get it from Amazon for $15.99 (available in sizes XS-L and two colors).

34. A draped blouse with serious bohemian vibes. All you need is a flower crown.

Promising review: "This shirt is amazing! It gives me classy and stylish vibes. It can be worn for a nice brunch or even a night out to the bar. I am a size 14, and I bought the lavender shirt in a XL, and it fits well. It's nice and flowy, covers my back well, and makes my arms look smaller. Love, love, love." —Cece magicGet it from Forever21 for $22.90 (available in sizes 0X-3X and two colors).
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Promising review: "This shirt is amazing! It gives me classy and stylish vibes. It can be worn for a nice brunch or even a night out to the bar. I am a size 14, and I bought the lavender shirt in a XL, and it fits well. It's nice and flowy, covers my back well, and makes my arms look smaller. Love, love, love." —Cece magic

Get it from Forever21 for $22.90 (available in sizes 0X-3X and two colors).

35. A lacy, off-the-shoulder top that'll turn heads everywhere you go.

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Promising review: "Let me just say, if you order one, you won't be disappointed. The elastic part of the shoulder is wide and soft, and it stays in place. The pattern is so pretty, and it hits at the right spot on my waist. It actually fits and looks just like the picture! The only thing I would advise about is that the body part will come out as far as your chest comes out." —Ccmcc

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

36. A floral tie-front blouse to wear to the French countryside (or just to brunch).

Unfortunately, a trip to Provence is not in the budget. But this top is!Get it from T.J. Maxx for $12.99 (available in sizes XS-L).
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Unfortunately, a trip to Provence is not in the budget. But this top is!

Get it from T.J. Maxx for $12.99 (available in sizes XS-L).

37. A low-backed shirt for some subtle skin exposure.

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Never judge a shirt by its front.

Promising review: "This top is just what I wanted. It fits well (not clingy), and the V-back is very nice and allows my butterfly tattoo to be exposed, which is what I wanted. No special undergarment is needed; a regular bra does not show in the back or on the shoulders. It stays put and does not drop off of my shoulders. Stunning for an evening out, with jeans, or with dress slacks. Compliments flowed when I wore this to a 'black and white' event! I am so delighted with this versatile top." —MizzGlow

Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in sizes S-XXXL and four colors).

38. An oversized button-up you can wear tucked in or loose and off the shoulder.

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Wear it unbuttoned over a T-shirt, or tie up the ends and wear it as a crop top. The possibilities are endless.

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $24.99 (available in sizes XS-XL).

39. And an embroidered top for when you want more than a basic tee.

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Promising review: "To start off, the embroidery on this shirt is *beautiful*! The embroidery alone is worth the cost of the shirt! I love how it extends from the front of the shoulder to the back. It is definitely a cute/subtle touch to an otherwise basic tee. The fabric itself is not cotton — it's similar to how chiffon would feel. I haven't washed it yet, but will probably hang it up to dry to prevent shrinking." —Rachel Anthony

Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and seven colors).

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