37 Clothing Items That Even The ANTM Judges Would Approve Of

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Mr Water New York / Etsy

Mr Water New York is a New York-based Etsy shop filled with unique, stylish, and sometimes vintage-inspired pieces.

Promising review: “I absolutely love this dress!! I get so many compliments when I wear it and it’s truly one of a kind.” —Victoria Kennedy

Get it from Mr Water New York on Etsy for $89 (available in sizes S–XXL).


A one-shoulder bow tie peplum top you can take out your closet if you ever see a TikTok that says “tell me you’re from New York, without actually telling me you’re from New York.” Put this on and start filming so they know you’re from the style capital of the US.

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Promising review: “I love this top! What a statement! The color and the stripes is perfect for spring and summer and I can’t get over how adorable the bow is. You can tie in the front or the back. I also love the off shoulder look. I can dress this up or down, thinking even on white cutoff shorts for the summer and some cute sandals! This top has all the girlie frills and definitely a statement. Highly recommend and fits true to size.” —Jolie and Grace

Get it from Amazon for $34.99 (available in sizes S—XXL and five colors).


A printed halter dress guaranteed to make people think you have your own personal tailor because of how ~amazing~ it fits. Reviewers s-w-e-a-r that this dress fits like a glove!


Promising review: “Absolutely one of the best dresses I’ve ever purchased online. Such a great fit and so comfy, just absolutely perfect. I bought two because I loved the first one as soon as I put it on!” —Karilianne

Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in sizes S—XL and six colors).


A satin scarf destined to become the most versatile item you own. It can be worn as a stylish top, ponytail holder, or headband — the possibilities are endless with this affordable accessory.

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Promising review: “Love this! Good quality and the pattern is beautiful. It came in a cute envelope. This scarf fit good as a top, it is silky so it so it slides a little if you don’t tie it right. I also use it as a headband in multiple ways.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $10.99 (one size; available in 42 colors).


A floral green midi dress with a slit that’s perfect for absolutely any occasion from summer weddings and dates to picnics and vacations.

Blanco And Barley / Etsy

Blanco And Barley is a US-based Etsy shop filled with dresses, knitwear, and a bunch of other cute things.

Promising review: “This dress was the perfect length and looks absolutely beautiful! I got a bunch of compliments as well while wearing it.” —Mckayla

Get it from Blanco And Barley on Etsy for $49.42 (available in sizes S–L and in two colors).


A retro rockabilly dress that will make you look like a modern day Audrey Hepburn. Guess that means you’ll be having breakfast at Tiffany’s with some hot aspiring writer, huh?

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Over 4,000 vintage vixens have given this baby positive reviews, and some say they especially like to rock it with a petticoat underneath for extra poof. Check out BuzzFeed’s full write-up on this dress.

Promising review: “This dress exceeded my expectations! It’s so pretty. The belt is removable, so it can be worn however you want — tied in the front, back, or even the side. The top fits so nicely and I’m very happy!” —Harmony A.

Get it from Amazon for $20.99+ (available in sizes XS–3XL and in 45 colors and prints).


An off-the-shoulder mesh maxi dress which can be worn in many different ways! It’s perfect as a beach cover up or can even be layered over a bodysuit and shorts. No matter which way you wear it, this lace ensemble is sure to make a statement.


Promising review: “I love this dress! I got so many compliments and you will, too. The material is stretchy and high-quality. So you can confidently buy it in your size. You have to find something to go under it yourself. I used a sexy semi see through number under my dress and used a cute belt to really define my midsection. This dress is so sexy. You can’t go wrong! ” —Courtney Gardner

Get it from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in sizes S—3XL and 10 colors).


A long backless flowy dress that will have kids at Disneyland thinking you’re one of the princesses. You’ll certainly look like royalty as you sashay through the summer breeze with this light and comfortable ensemble.

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Promising review: “This dress is so comfortable and beautiful that the moment you put it on, you instantly feel like you’re on a tropical beach vacation. I ordered it in blue. The blue isn’t really as pictured, it’s more of a teal color, but I still really like it a lot. The material feels soft and natural. The dress just makes you feel so feminine and overall lovely. I may order it in different colors too. I wish it came in taupe or army green.” —Fanny Burney

Get it from Amazon for $31.99+ (available in 23 colors and sizes S—XL).


A V-neck mesh blouse so you’ll look polished even if you only had five minutes to put an outfit together. The relaxed fit and flared sleeves give off an effortlessly chic vibe that’s comfortable enough for the house *and* professional enough for the Zoom boardroom.


Promising review: “This top is SO cute! It fits well and is a really lovely fabric that feels much more expensive than it is. I have a large bust, and although the fabric doesn’t have much give, it doesn’t feel too tight. The bell sleeves are fashionable and the price point can’t be beat! I highly recommend.” —Caitlin Brewer

Get it from Amazon for $16.99 (available in sizes S—XXL and in 29 colors).


A stunning wrap dress with a casual fit that will make your impeccable sense of style seem effortless.

Whimsy + Row

Whimsy + Row is a woman-founded sustainable clothing brand that produces limited-run designs in Los Angeles. They use up-cycled and eco-friendly fabrics and ensure that all of their workers are paid a fair wage.

Promising review: “I wore this dress for my engagement photos. The color was perfect for the timing of our photos and wedding (both in September), and the lightness and cut of the fabric moved beautifully in the breeze. We took our photos along the cliffs/shoreline in San Diego, and the color and movement were stunning against the backdrop. The cut of this dress, with the deep V-neck, tie waist, and open back, are particularly attractive, and I have received so many compliments on our photos.” —Meaghan Roach

Get it from Whimsy + Row for $228 (available in sizes XXS–XL and in five colors).


A halter top mini dress that works great as a cute beach cover up or on its own. (Sorry, beach not included with purchase. 😔)


Promising review: “I bought this dress for Coachella. The skirt is a little see-through but it’s cute, I wore a leopard bathing suit bottom under and it was sexy. The details are cute and it looks just like the Free People dress.” —Brooke Murray

Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and in 23 colors).


Cropped paper bag waist pants so you’ll feel light and airy! The elastic waistband and stylish design are made for dinner dates but tbh, you’re going to want to wear them 24/7.

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Promising review: “These pants are sooo cute, and they have pockets! I am an event planner and wore them to a corporate conference with booties, and received so many compliments (even an email asking where to buy)!” —Mary H.

Get it from Amazon for $28.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXXL and in 46 colors/styles).


A white button-down dress perfect for pant-less Zoom professionals. It’ll make it seem like you prepped your outfit for the meeting wayyy in advance.

Pretty Little Thing

Get it from Pretty Little Thing for $48 (available in sizes L—3X).

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Promising review: “This fit like it was tailored just for me. Beautiful and also comfortable. I’ve gotten a lot of compliments. Cute with flats, sandals, and ankle boots, and easy to dress up or make casual.” —jeanine coleman

Get it from Amazon for $38.98+ (available in three colors and in sizes S-XL).


A black jumpsuit which looks straight off the runway. Anyone who see’s you in this will be convinced you’re either a fashion designer or someone who gets their clothes custom made.

Marcella NYC / Etsy

Marcella NYC is a New York, NY- and Sofia, Bulgaria-based Etsy shop. They design minimalist pieces in New York that are then handcrafted in Europe. 

Promising review: “This item is gorgeous. The fabric is high quality and fits well in all the right places. The harem hem falls to the knee. I rolled the pant legs up, when trying on, bit would also wear it scrunched with heels. The material is thick enough and the neck line is nice that I’d feel comfortable without a bra. Once I had it on, it looked so elegant. I can’t wait to wear this out!” —Avrielle

Get it from Marcella NYC on Etsy for $129 (available in sizes XS–XL and in two colors).


A Pinterest-worthy loose-sleeved blouse that will make you look like royalty no matter what you pair it with. This trendy top gets bonus points for being airy enough for the summer but warm enough for the winter.


Promising review: “There are so many details on this top! It’s very good quality, I love the black because it looks classy and perfect for a date night top. Plus, this is actually COMFORTABLE!” —Nicole Petersen

Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes S—XXL and 15 colors).


A high-waisted pleated maxi skirt with pockets bound to become your new summer favorite — or your all time fave because, thanks to the ankle length, you can wear this year-round.

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Promising review: “The skirt has beautiful pleating and falls in a very flattering way. I love the elastic waistband and pockets! The material is light and airy. It can easily be worn in colder months with another skirt under it or as is in the warmer months so it’s perfect all year long. I highly recommend this skirt.” —PB

Get it from Amazon for $28.89+ (available in sizes S—XXL and eight colors).


A ribbed halter top with a built-in bra — this stretchy top provides maximum comfort and support without any wires. It’s perfect for impromptu Zoom meetings because you can even go bra-less so BRB, going to snatch these up in every available hue.

Klassy Network

Klassy Network is a woman-owned small business and fashion brand that is most known for their Brami tops. They also sell blouses, bottoms, swimwear, and eyewear.

*I* wish that every top I owned was a Brami top so I could trash all of my traditional bras. I own a few of their shirts in different styles and they are absolutely amazing! Somehow the shirts provide the support of a bra without you having to actually wear a bra. It feels extremely comfortable. The fabric is soft and very well made. I truly do wish that there was a way to apply this fabulous non-bra bra technology to every single blouse.

Promising review: “I totally love these Brami Halter tops. Being a cup size C; not having to wear a bra was almost impossible for me. With the Brami I am so happy that I do not have to use a bra plus still keep my boobs in place. These are so versatile that I used them every where .. all the time.. even to do yoga. I just love them!” —Zaidy B.

Get it from Klassy Network for $39.99 (available in sizes XS—3XL and five sizes).


A one-shoulder satin bodysuit guaranteed to make you look like a celebrity. This show-stopping piece could turn a quick trip to the grocery store into your own personal fashion show.


Promising review: “I love this bodysuit! I got so many compliments and no one believed it was from Amazon! It runs true to size and the blue was absolutely STUNNING! Four of my friends bought it right after I sent them the link! I don’t think it could be any more gorgeous and I’m excited to wear it again!!” —Kierra Scott

Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in sizes XS—3XL and 11 colors).


A floral maxi dress so beautiful, you probably won’t want to take it off all summer long. Consider this your new warm weather staple.


Promising review: “I’m always skeptical about buying clothes online without trying them on, but this was such a win. This is the second one I’ve purchased. The material is well made, and doesn’t feel cheap. It opens completely up like a robe giving you the ability to wrap as tight or loose as you’d like (unlike faux wrap dresses). I’m 5’3” and the train is barely off the floor, so if you’re shorter it might drag! I plan to wear heels so it should be okay. I recommend!” —Brynn E.

Get it from Amazon for $41.99+ (available in sizes L–4XL and eight colors).


A printed pencil skirt with a high slit that’ll inspire you to do your best Angelina Jolie right-leg Oscar awards pose.

Cee Cee’s Closet

Cee Cee’s Closet is small Black-woman owned business founded by two sisters, Uchenna and Chioma, whose designs are inspired by their Nigerian heritage. They specialize in making high quality bold fabric, jewelry, body care, and decor.

Get it from Cee Cee’s Closet for $45 (available in sizes XS—3X)


A loose neon mini dress that looks absolutely marvelous for day or night. This garment will work for any occasion while still making a statement.


Promising review: “Love everything about this dress! The color is vibrant, the material is versatile, and the flutter sleeves are adorable! I ordered a medium because I was weary on the sizing but I definitely could have fit a small! The medium just gives me a little extra flow though, so I’m still happy!” —India Aust

Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and in 13 colors).

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Promising review: “LOVE! The colors are vibrant and light enough to be cool during the summer and heavy enough to where it doesn’t feel cheap. I love the slit it has in the side because it gives it a different look. I am 5’9 and it is right above my knees. For the price I am shocked as to how beautiful they are. I agree with everyone else to buy a size up. The length will not change but can be a bit tighter in the shoulder area.” —Andrea

Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes S—5X and 35 prints/styles).


A V-neck romper jumpsuit that you can slip into in record-breaking time. Throw a blazer on top for a comfy-casual look that’s also office appropriate.


Promising review: “I get compliments on this jumper every single time I wear it. I wear it alone with sandals, ankle boots, tennis shoes or heels. It can be dressed up or down. It looks great with an army type jacket or jean jacket. It’s really is just so cute and strangers come up to me and tell me how cute it is. And it is SO comfy. It feels like I’m wearing pajamas. I can wear it in the heat of the summer or spring and with a jacket. I really love this jumper. So much so, that I now own it in army green / olive, black and my original navy. It’s well worth the price.” —Rebecca G.

Get it from Amazon for $30.99+ (available in sizes S—XL and 26 colors).


A tube top body-con midi dress, which proves you can look dressy *and* still be comfortable — and that proof is currently being added to my Amazon cart.

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Promising review: “I loved it! Very beautiful dress, the colors are exactly as pictured. The quality is great, the material is very soft on the outside and it’s completely lined inside which made it very comfortable to wear. True to size and fit like a glove. I received tons of compliments. Highly recommend.” —Jessica

Get it from Amazon for $17.75+ (available in sizes S—3XL and 23 colors).


A plain shirt dress that is perfect for when you have to get to work but don’t feel like getting out of the bed. This feels as soft and comfy as pajamas but looks polished enough to hop on a Zoom call with.


Promising review: “I got this when we were working from home. It feels like you are wearing your pajamas but looks great! It’s a great value for money.” —ina

Get it from Amazon for $16.14+ (available in sizes XS—XXXL and 19 colors).


A sleeveless V-neck swing midi dress with pockets that will totally give you that cottagecore vibe you’ve been looking for. It’s perfect for a picnic or walk through a park.

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Promising review: “For me, clothes pay for themselves based on the number of compliments that are received when an item is worn. I already liked the dress the moment I put it on, but all day long women commented about what a lovely and pretty dress it is (ooh, I like the color, ooh it’s so pretty, ooh, that dress looks like the start of a whole new wardrobe). The compliments made the reasonable dress price feel like a bargain deal. I guess I’m a sucker for polka dots and the power of hearing something positive during the day. In summary, this dress fits well, looks good, makes you feel good wearing it, and even a 9-year-old boy can take a picture of his mom in this dress and this dress still look good…now I just need to decide what other color to buy.” —Isadelle Mercedes

Get it from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and in 13 colors and prints)


Mid-rise emerald-printed wide-leg pants to take relaxation to the next level. They’re stretchy and flared on the bottom so each step will feel like walking on air.

Kin by Kristine

Kin by Kristine is a Black woman-owned fashion brand founded by Kristine Thompson. She started her career as a plus size blogger before becoming a designer. The brand carries tops, dresses, jackets, pants, and skirts.

Get it from Kin by Kristine for $45.95 (originally $62.95, available in sizes 14—26).


A bell sleeve embroidered tunic dress for a comfortable day look that you can take into the nighttime. Pair it with flats or heels to instantly change your look without switching outfits.

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Promising review: “I really do love this dress. (I got the black one with red floral embroidery.) I’ve worn it to dinner and on a cruise. I can probably wear it to a wedding or a beach party. You can dress it up with heels or wear flat sandals with it. I even wore it with my Chucks and it looked adorable. No accessorizing needed, but you can throw on a simple necklace and go. So easy! (Quality also seems good. Thick material = no bra necessary for me! Yay!!)” —Poupee Folle

Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and in 11 styles)


A romper because onesies are not only convenient, but they are super cute and the loose fit will help you beat the heat.


Promising review: “This romper is super cute. It is very lightweight and perfect for warm weather. I love that the neck piece fits perfectly! There is no gap between my armpit and the ‘sleeve’ part of the romper, which is amazing.” —Styles in Twin Acres

Get it from Amazon for $25.99 (available in sizes S–XXL and four colors).


A ruffled chiffon off the shoulder maxi dress — *I* swore that I’d never wear pleats again after my Catholic school graduation until I saw this. Plus, it looks like something out of a high fashion boutique but for a fraction of the cost.

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Promising review: “This dress is amazing! TTS and fully lined! Amazing price too! I’ve seen these dresses in boutiques for $70! Definitely want to get the other colors!” —Mimi Tsatsoulas

Get it from Amazon for $26.33+ (available in sizes S—XL and in six colors)


A polished-looking wrap dress which will give you a killer silhouette thanks to a tie-waist, plus is also extremely comfortable.


Promising review: “This dress isn’t too heavy, nor too lightweight The tie in the middle accentuates my waist nicely and you can adjust it o be however loose or tight as you want. It’s a great casual spring dress.” —Jess

Get it from Amazon for $28.99 (available in in sizes S—XL).


A floral print front tie dress because you won’t have to rush home to change your outfit for after work festivities — it’s office, date, dinner, and party approved.

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Promising review: “You have to purchase this dress! It is bright, fits well, is and super cute. I received many compliments.” —Simply Me

Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and in five prints)


A pencil dress that shows you mean business and gives off major Wilhelmina Slater vibes. If you’re planning to intern for a super well-known tough-as-nails Editor-In-Chief anytime soon, add this to your wardrobe.

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Promising review: “This is an amazing dress! I was not sure what to expect and I am so excited that it is so beautiful. The fit is perfect. It is a fitted dress so if you don’t want something fitted, this isn’t for you. However, if you are looking for something retro inspired, chic, and elegant, this is it! It’s sexy in a subtle way. I am in LOVE!” —Mich

Get it from Amazon for $32.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and in 16 colors)


A maxi open shoulder split dress which was made specifically for the Caribbean orrrr strutting down the Vegas strip. Whatever destination you choose, this dress will surely turn heads while keeping you cool and comfy.

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Promising review: “I never leave reviews but…wow! Get yourself this dress! I cannot recommend it enough! I’m working through a lot of self-esteem issues, but this dress made me feel BEAUTIFUL, sexy, and confident. All things I haven’t felt like in a while. Seriously, wearing it I felt like an ethereal wood nymph roaming the streets of Paris. It definitely gave me a much-needed confidence boost.” —BRENDA RODRIGUEZ

Get it from Amazon for $36.99+ (available in sizes 0X-4XL and in 12 styles)


A ruffled backless flowy dress that you’ll wear so often, it’ll become your signature look. Thankfully, it comes in 30 different colors so you can switch it up.

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Promising review: “Beautiful dress! Looks expensive for the price. I’m getting it in every color! It’s that pretty. It’s fully lined, very well-made and the material is expensive looking. So, other than getting it in the right size, you’ll love this dress. Get it!” —Monique Emmen

Get it from Amazon for $5.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and in 30 colors).


A tie-dye maxi dress which takes two seconds to put on and will make you look (and feel!) cool. The fabric is soft, stretchy, and flowy, so it’ll feel like you’re barely wearing anything at all.

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Promising review: “This dress is like a soft T-shirt, and the colors on the blue and white tie-dye were beautiful and vibrant. A bit more blue than pictured, which is good, and consistent with other reviews. The sleeves were nice and stretchy and weren’t too tight at all around the opening. It honestly feels as comfy as a nightgown. I can’t wait to wear it more, I tried it on and it was so comfy I left it on to run errands! It’s great with flat sandals, and I just ordered another color bc I love it so much. Say hello to my new summer uniform!” —Lauren L.

Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and in 20 colors/prints).

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