Some of our favorite things start off as a recommendation from a friend. Whether they swear by the perfect one-shoulder bathing suit for the 4th of July, a pair of slides they can walk miles in or a throw-on-and-go dress they can wear literally anywhere, we rely on those in the know to give us the scoop on what really works. Now, imagine you had access to the opinions of tens of thousands of friends from all different walks of life — if that many people rally behind something, there's no way it's a dud.
No need to join any new social media groups; instead, trust the opinions of countless Amazon reviewers. They know how to differentiate something gimmicky from something great, and chances are, when hoards of them swear by something, it's the real deal. They're a discerning bunch, and you can use their knowledge to your advantage.
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“I really like the coolness of this, it's light and helps keep the chill of air conditioning off [of] me, and I don't overheat in it outside during extreme heat," wrote one 5-star reviewer. "It looks just like the photo. I've been wearing it over a magenta camisole with dark blue jeans, and get lots of compliments. It is made well too. At first I was put off by the fabric. To get the wrinkles out, I just spritzed it with water and hung it up to dry. The rest of the wrinkles worked right out while wearing it. Very happy with it!”
“This is so cute,” wrote one happy swimmer. “I’ve gained around 10 lbs and turned 60 last May, so it isn't as easy to keep weight off as when I was younger. But I think I’ll feel comfortable wearing this for our upcoming cruise. I recommend this!”
“I am not a hat person but I burn easily and I want to protect my skin, so a hat it is,” wrote another rave reviewer. “I was surprised how flattering this is! It’s very moldable and bendable to make it whatever shape you need for sun protection or whatever shape you want for the right look. Besides that, the fact that it is adjustable to fit different head sizes is great.”
Shunned by millennials, we bet you didn't think Crocs would come back, did you? Gen Z is embracing the ugly shoe trend and has crowned Crocs the go-to shoe for summer '22. Want proof? Even Nicki Minaj has a hot pink pair.
"I've noticed that Crocs have become VERY fashionable & 'on trend' lately," wrote one Crocs convert. "I see teenage girls & grown women rockin' them in all sorts of colors. I'm really enjoying them, and so are my grateful feet. I can wear them 24/7 and be so comfortable. I've gotten so many compliments on the Lemon Yellow ones already, and that's from teens to women in their 30's, 40's, 50's and up! Apparently everyone wants to own a cute pair of colorful Crocs these days....And PS... Fashionable guys are rockin' Crocs too these days, and in all the colors ! It's apparently the new big thing."
"This top is so pretty," shared one of more than 10,000 reviewers. "Absolutely LOVE the petal sleeves! This top is like a T-shirt but with fancier sleeves, which makes it easy to dress up but you still get the comfort of a tee. The material is very soft, fairly lightweight and [has a] loose fit. I’m a big fan of v-neck shirts, I think they are more feminine. The v-neckline combined with the petal sleeves makes this top very flattering and pretty!"
"Awesome dress!" shared one of 29,000 five-star shoppers. "After giving birth to my daughter I have felt very self-conscious about my ‘mom body’. However, this dress is so comfortable and very flattering. I was scared that because it's a loose-fitting dress I would look like I was wearing a muumuu. I looked awesome and actually felt pretty again! Will be buying more in other colors!"
"This bag is so cute to pair with every summer outfit you can imagine!" an Amazon fashionista shared. "I get so many compliments wherever I wear it and it carries the perfect amount of stuff without become heavy or cumbersome. I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a bag for summer or even a tropical vacation."
Whether you wear them alone of under short dresses and skirts, these biker shorts are easily going to be one of your most-worn pieces this summer. They boast a waist-cinching high rise, are made with moisture-wicking fabric, and most importantly: pockets!
"These are hands down the best workout bike shorts I’ve ever owned," said one faithful customer who owns four pairs. "They fit like a dream, the buttery soft brush makes them feel exactly like Lulu biker shorts, and they are compression fit. They don’t ride up at all and stay put. Plus the pockets are a perfect bonus. I was so shocked I was able to find literal Lulu quality shorts for this price. I’m so picky with workout wear and these exceeded every expectation I had! Definitely buy!"
This just might be the most flattering sports bra out there. It packs plenty of support and provides enough coverage so you don't feel like you'll spill over mid-workout. It's also long enough to be worn as a tank top.
The mega-popular Hilor one-piece has over 14,000 five-star reviews. It's not hard to see why: Fully lined, it has a slimming stretchy panel at the waist and elastic criss-cross straps that offer plenty of bust support.
"It is sooooo flattering on my new mom bod," one postpartum fan shared. "This highlights all the right places and disguises the bad ones! The thought of a sheer middle made me uneasy, but it actually creates a pretty awesome optical illusion and makes your waist look smaller! The material is super thick and soft.... Fits like a glove and the straps aren’t too big or loose. Also has great butt coverage and leg openings."
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