The Best of Amazon Fashion Basics // Tested & Reviewed
August 28, 2020
Oh Amazon, we love to love ya. If you haven’t caught on between our Monthly Amazon Hauls and our LIY Amazon Finds & Fails Facebook group [strictly dedicated to all-things Amazon], Amazon is our jam. While the never-ending virtual aisles are near and dear to our hearts, we completely understand it can be an overwhelming [yet magical] place. If you browse long enough or often enough, a lot of items can start to look nearly identical. And if you’re in the market for something as simple as a white tee, good luck– the literal thousands of options are endless. But never fear, LIY is here to help.
Today we’re going back to the basics and breaking down the best of Amazon Fashion. From plain white tees to t-shirt dresses and beyond, the LIY Team tried out some of the highest ranked Amazon Fashion Basics so you don’t have to. You can meet the entire LIY Team here, but today we recruited our favorite petite gal Becca [5′ wearing size XS-small], Katy [5’4″ wearing size XS], Erin [5’4″ wearing size small], and Claire [5’5″ wearing size medium] to help provide a visual. Without further ado, here’s the very best of Amazon Fashion Basics…
First up is the Daily Ritual Swing Tee. If you’re a fan of the swing-style t-shirt, this one might be for you. As for us? Not so much. None of the girls on the team were big fans of the shape and found the arms to fit somewhat tight. Overall, not the most flattering and seemed to show bra lines. While it was super soft and stretchy, it had an overall funky flow. “Pit stain central” -Us
Next up is the Amazon Essential tee. This wasn’t the favorite overall, but it’s a great tunic-length option! It’s soft, stretchy, and covers the booty. We would recommend this one for legging season or for anyone who prefers a longer option for everyday wear.
Our Favorite: Winner winner, chicken dinner! We love the cuff sleeve detail, curved hem, and slub material of this everyday basic GoodThreads t-shirt. It wasn’t quite as stretchy as some of the other options [in a good way] and held its shape well. Thumbs up from Team LIY!
From T-Shirts –> T-shirt Dresses. It’s a house divided. This dress received split feedback from the team and wasn’t everyone’s fav. It’s really soft and a little on the heavier side, similar to sweater material. It’s roomy, so size down if in between!
Petite gals, this one’s for you! While the LIY Team doesn’t typically prefer the swing-shape, we couldn’t find anything wrong with this dress. It’s a great option if you’re a fan of swing dresses: very soft, good length, good swing.
Our Favorite: Goodthreads strikes again! Several girls on the team owned this one prior to testing and named it a favorite. It’s your classic slub t-shirt material making it a lightweight [pretty casual] summer dress. We also loved the fun pocket detail! The only downfall? It might not work best for petite gals.
Moving on to our favorite category of testing: the joggers. These were super soft, but on the thin and slightly sheer side. They would be great for summer lounging or anyone who runs hot while sleeping [hi, that’d be me]. They’re roomy and extra stretchy, so size down if in between. If you’re in the market for a lightweight pair of joggers [perfect for jammies] these are it.
Next up is the Daily Ritual Terry Cotton Jogger. These joggers were made for winter. Nice and thick + super soft. The cons? We didn’t love that you can see pocket outlines in lighter pairs. They were slightly legging-like, so be sure to size up if in between!
Moving on to the Amazon Essentials jogger. The fleece lining was cozy city and definitely put them on the heavier side. Note: they were a tad long on the shorter ladies. If you’re petite, these might not be your best best. Size up if in between!
Our Favorite: A Goodthreads three-peat! Now these are true sweatpants. They’re a thick [winter friendly] sweatshirt material. We approve of these for weekend chillaxation on the couch, running errands, or traveling- if that day ever comes again. The world is your extra-comfy oyster. Not a ton of stretch [in a good way: not frumpy], so size up if in between!
Sweat baby, sweat! We’ve officially made it to the last [but certainly not least] category in our Amazon Fashion review: The Sweatshirts. We’re giving this little number a thumbs down. Swipe left. Nada. It’s a bit hard to tell from the photos, but the side slits had an odd cut giving it a bodysuit fit. Seriously, just add snap buttons and voila! Not what I’m typically aiming for in a tunic. Overall, not a very flattering look. The pros? We loved the french terry material [very comfy!] and that it covers the booty. If you are not very wide in the hip region, you could probably pull this one off. Unfortunately it was a hard pass for us.
Our Favorite:Goodthreads. You better believe it! If you buy one tunic this season, do us a favor and let it be this one. It’s made from soft and cozy fleece-lined material and, more importantly, is legging friendly. It covers the booty AND front which is equally as important coverage. The slit doesn’t go too high on sides and was very flattering. Checked all the boxes, friends!
Founder and creator of LIY, Erin turned her dream of a hobby blog into a full-time career which she now runs alongside the LIY team! When not in front of her computer screen [with a La Croix or wine in hand] or in front of a mirror taking mirror selfies, you can find Erin spending time on the water, cuddled up with her two pups and husband most likely watching the latest Shark Tank episode, or getting lost in an easy beach read.
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