I Just Found So Many Cult Buys for Less on Amazon

Joy Montgomery

It all started around a month ago when I was browsing Matches and came across Loretta Caponi's collection of nightie-style dresses. Coming in a range of pastels and ditzy florals and finished with a sheared neckline and ruffled collar, I couldn't help but be reminded of the traditional nighties that are sold in the market near my house. This led to me, somewhat jokingly, searching for granny nighties on Amazon, but believe it or not, it opened up a whole new world of fashion to me.

There's nothing that designers love to do more than to take a garment of everyday use and elevate it to new heights. The Victorian-style nightie is one example, but I can think of countless 2019 trends that can be traced back to practical and decidedly "non-fashiony" roots. Just think of hiking sandals, boilersuits, cycling shorts and workwear jackets.

When I posted my nightie findings on Instagram stories, I was overwhelmed by the enthusiastic responses, which ranged from "You joke, but I actually bought one of these a couple of weeks ago and I love it," to "This is basically what I'm wearing today."

Of course, there were a few laughing emojis (can't win 'em all), but on the whole, I felt pretty pleased with my discovery and decided to answer the plea of a fellow Who What Wear editor who said, "Please do a story on this."

So I did a bit of digging and came up with a list of five real-deal cult buys that you can find on Amazon for less. I'm talking hiking sandals that were actually made for hiking (shock horror) and boilersuits designed for real-life boiler men and women. The only thing to note is that some styles are designed for men and will come up in boxier fits, so it might be best to size down where possible.

My favourite has to be the "granny" nightie (I have every intention of wearing one with Birkenstocks and a chunky chain necklace on the weekend). Scroll down to see and shop my Amazon fashion finds.


Portwest Coverall (£18)

Style with chunky sandals. 

Pro-Work Tough Gear Dungarees Boilersuit Coverall (£45)

Obsessed with this pastel pink iteration.

Portwest Dubai Coverall (£21)

Beige is great for autumn. Just add lace-up boots and a chain necklace.

Blue Castle 344/GN-36 36-Inch Stud Front Boilersuit Coverall in Green (£15)

Roll up the sleeves and prepare for compliments aplenty.

Victorian-Style Nighties

The 1 for U 100% Cotton Victorian Style Nightdress With Pockets (£30)

Wear with cowboy boots when autumn hits. 

The 1 for U 100% Cotton Nightdress Short Sleeves Evelyn (£30)

This is perfect for your summer hols. 

The 1 for U 100% Cotton Long Sleeve Nightdress With Pockets (£30)

We've seen so many people in white smocks this summer. 

The 1 for U 100% Cotton Victorian Style Nightdress With Pockets (£30)

The lace detailing makes this look vintage.

Utility Jackets

Portwest Bizweld Jacket (£20)

Get in our wardrobe now, please.

Portwest Bizweld Jacket (£20)

This would look so fab with a white tee and red neckerchief. 

Monument Quality Workwear Cotton Warehouse Coat Made in England (£40)

This long-line style has Burberry trench coat vibes.

Monument Quality Workwear Yarmo Cotton Drill Jacket Navy (£40)

Go tonal and pair this with a navy roll-neck and tailored trousers. 

Hiking Sandals

Karrimor Aruba 2 Ladies (£25)

A pop of colour never goes amiss. 

Teva Original Universal Sports and Outdoor Sandals (£35)

Minimalists will love Tevas' white offering.

The North Face Base Camp Switchback Sports Sandals (£30)

Pale pink will look so nice with a white dress. 

Riemot Walking Sandals (£20)

These will go with everything from dresses to denim. 

Cylcing Shorts

Starbild Comfortable Super Elastic Workout Shorts (£8)

No one needs to know these cost less than a tenner. 

Eono Essentials Active Elastic Mid-Thigh Four-Way Stretch Yoga Shorts (£8)

Dress up with a white shirt and sandals while the weather holds out. 

Fittoo High Waist Mid Thigh Short Leggings Active Workout Fitness Yoga Shorts (£9)

Barre to brunch never looked to easy.

Sudawave 8" High Waist Tummy Control Workout Yoga Running Shorts Pants Side Pockets (£12)

These look super comfy. 

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