The 25 Best Amazon Summer Fashion Pieces You Need to Get You Through the Rest of the Season

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Fall may be on the horizon, but with extreme heat punishing much of the U.S., we're still gravitating toward breezy linen pants, shorts and two-piece sets. The catch? Many stores, like Nordstrom, have already switched the focus to cold-weather clothing (see: the Anniversary Sale), meaning there's limited stock and sizing available when it comes to some of this season's hottest styles (we're looking at you, Barbiecore). Amazon is one retailer that still has tons of chic-yet-affordable finds to help fill in the gaps in your closet, however, and we've taken the liberty of carefully curating a list of all the mega-retailer's best summer fashion pieces to get you through the rest of the season.

The Best Amazon Summer Fashion Pieces at a Glance


Best Summer Dress

Kutumai Puff-Sleeve Dress

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Best Summer Two-Piece Set

Automet Shorts Set

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Best Plus-Size Summer Outfit

In'voland Cotton Set

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Best Denim Shorts

Levi's 501 Shorts

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Best Summer Pants

Roxy Oceanside Pants

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Meet the Expert

Christina Stein is a Pennsylvania-based fashion stylist with more than 13 years in the business. She regularly works with clients in New York and her expertise has appeared in publications such as InStyle, New York Magazine, Today, CNN and British Vogue.

What Are the Fashion Trends for Summer 2023?

  • Statement sunglasses: “Go big or go home with sunnies this season," Stein tells PureWow. As for which styles to buy, she says "Futuristic, Y2K or asymmetric frames all make a statement that complement any outfit."
  • Denim: Stein recommends leaning into denim even more than usual this summer, saying, “Denim skirts have been everywhere since spring and you can never go wrong with some high-waisted Levi's 501 shorts ($52)."
  • Ruffles: The early '00s love continues for summer '23, with Stein recommending, “A bright color to really bring some life to this trend, like this one-piece swimsuit ($35)."

How We Chose the Best Amazon Summer Fashion Pieces

In addition to tapping Stein for her fashion prowess and sussing out the breakout styles that she recommended for this season, we combed through hundreds of reviews, poured over fabrics and relied on our own personal experiences to create this list. Check out our favorites below.

32 Stunning Amazon Dresses We Can’t Take Our Eyes Off Of

Best Summer Dress

1. Kutumai Puff-Sleeve Dress


  • Why We Love It: three ways to wear it, machine-washable
  • What We Don’t Love: can be tight on larger chests
  • Size Range: XS to XXL

The soft, flowy silhouette of this frock and its mid-thigh slit will keep you looking stylish, even as the temperatures soar. Though it's made of polyester, which is known to trap heat, reviewers say it's lightweight enough to keep you cool regardless. We also love its versatility. This beauty can be worn three different ways: in an off-the-neck Bardot style, with the sleeves up or tied across the neck.

Best Summer Two-Piece Set

2. Automet Shorts Set


  • Why We Love It: works on many body types, breathable fabric
  • What We Don’t Love: may need ironing
  • Size Range: S to XL

We love a good co-ord that will have you looking polished in an instant. Made with 100 percent cotton, this dreamy duo ensures there'll be no fear of overheating. If the reviews are any indicator, the fit is also amazingly flattering on a wide range of body types (likely due in part to the flexible elastic at the hem of the top and shorts). The one downside? It can get wrinkly, fast, requiring a good steamer or iron.

Best Plus-Size Summer Outfit

3. In'voland Cotton Set


  • Why We Love It: 100 percent cotton, sleeve roll tab, elastic tie-waist
  • What We Don’t Love: wrinkles easily, can shrink in wash
  • Size Range: 16 to 24

We wouldn't blame you for wanting to wear one of these easy sets from Monday to Sunday—and In'voland makes them enough colors for you to do it. The breezy and breathable pure cotton fabric has a luxurious finish that makes it suitable for work or dining al fresco, and there's a tab that lets you keep the sleeves rolled up on insanely hot days without tugging at them 24/7. According to the company, the bottoms run small, so if you're in between sizes or have a pear shape, you may want to size up.

Best Denim Shorts

4. Levi's 501 Shorts


  • Why We Love It: classic style
  • What We Don’t Love: larger sizes sell out quickly
  • Size Range: 23 to 36

If you already own a pair of these, chances are, you've worn them down to threads—they're *that* good. The vintage-inspired design has a waist-defining high rise and an inseam that we love, because it's short enough to not look matronly, but long enough not to show your cheeks (like 99.9 percent of other high-rise shorts out there). Is it any wonder they're the no. 1 best-seller on Amazon for women's casual shorts?

Best Summer Pants

5. Roxy Oceanside Pants


  • Why We Love It: pull-on fit, extra-durable fabric
  • What We Don’t Love: no stretch
  • Size Range: XS to XL

If there's one brand that knows how to create easy, breezy summer-ready pieces, it’s Roxy. Perfect for pre-Labor Day beach days, these lightweight elastic waistband pants are just the right combination of style and comfort. Flax linen, which is up to three times stronger than cotton, is used to ensure they'll last you more than just one season, as well as viscose, which will save you from sweating. In short? They are our new travel non-negotionable.

Best Summer Tote Bag

6. The Drop Tracy Tote

The Drop

  • Why We Love It: durable material, classic style
  • What We Don’t Love: no crossbody strap
  • Size Range: one size

If Mary Poppins ever wanted for a summer bag, this timeless straw tote just might be it. In it, she would be able to fit her umbrella, sunscreen, towel, bikini, most comfortable flip-flops and even a laptop, and still have room for a spoonful of medicine. The sturdy canvas strap is soft, so as not to dig into your shoulder (read: no matter how heavy the contents are, you won’t feel weighed down). We'll also be making use of that inside zip pocket for all our most important essentials, saving us from having to root around for them.

Best One-Shoulder Summer Dress

7. The Drop April Dress

The Drop

  • Why We Love It: pure cotton, pockets
  • What We Don’t Love: may be too long for short shoppers
  • Size Range: XXS to 5X

Between its one-shoulder neckline, cutout sides and tiered skirt, Amazon's The Drop thought of everything when it designed this dress. It has just the right amount of clever details to give it a unique edge over your standard run-of-the-mill midi while maintaining all of the classic elements we look for in a summer frock—aka breathable cotton material, a fun, bright hue, à la Stein's recommendations, and, of course, pockets.

Best Summer Sandals

8. The Drop Monika Sandals

The Drop

  • Why We Love It: leather sole,
  • What We Don’t Love: not fully leather, may be too wide for narrow feet, flat footbed
  • Size Range: 5 to 13

It's a universal truth that no summer wardrobe is complete without the perfect pair of sandals. Understated-yet-sophisticated, this leather-soled pair comes in more than 20 finishes. The footbed is quite flat, which can be rough for those with high arches, and they tend to run more wide, according to reviewers, but if the shoe fits (pun intended), shoppers say they'll be both comfy and soft.

Best One-Piece Swimsuit

9. Cupshe Ruffled Swimsuit


  • Why We Love It: adjustable straps, removable padded cups, unique neckline
  • What We Don’t Love: may be slightly short for longer torsos
  • Size Range: XS to XXL

One-piece swimsuits will forever remind us of Grace Kelly in High Society. This Cupshe option allows you to put a contemporary spin on her effortless look (see: the ruffled neckline). It's got a similar V-neck cut plus adjustable straps to flatter your bust, no matter your size, along with removable cups for some extra padding. The reviews are mixed as far as fit for those with longer torsos, though. (Check out our list of suits for those with that issue here).

Best Summer Sneakers

10. adidas Cloudfoam Sneakers


  • Why We Love It: all-day comfort, memory sock liner, partially recycled
  • What We Don’t Love: white may get dirty fast
  • Size Range: 5 to 11

Whether you're looking for a comfortable pair of sneakers for your next hot girl walk or you plan to take up running, you'll want to check out these white sneakers from adidas, which provide extra comfort with their extra-special breathable fabric. They're also partially recycled for those looking to make purchasing decisions that Mother Earth would approve of. Better yet, the Cloudfoam liner is designed using innovative technology that adidas claims will mold to the exact shape of your foot, making them feel custom-made, just for you.

Best Summer Hat

11. Furtalk Straw Hat


  • Why We Love It: rolls up, can fit bun or ponytail in the middle, UPF 50+ protection, keeps shape
  • What We Don’t Love: hard to see when wearing it
  • Size Range: One Size

Keep your face protected and your hairdo intact with this roll-up sun visor. It's no secret that UV rays can cause premature aging, and this visor is made from a UPF 50+ material that's woven extra tight to help prevent it. Customers say it keeps its shape after packing, too, though it can be difficult to see out of when walking around.

Best Sarong

12. Rastogi Handicrafts Cotton Sarong

Rastogi Handicrafts

  • Why We Love It: 100 percent cotton, hand-printed, multi-use design
  • What We Don’t Love: thin, translucent, stiff
  • Size Range: one size

If you love jumping in and out of the pool all day, then you definitely need to have a sarong in your beach bag. This one is not only made of pure cotton, making it both breathable and easy to wash by nature, it's hand-printed with a gorgeous paisley design (though there are plenty of other print options, as well). It's definitely on the thinner side, which may work for the pool, but be less-than-desirable for lunch afterward, due to its sheerness. Customers also say it can also feel a bit stiff before washing.

Best Summer Shirt

13. Ekouaer Button-Down Cover-Up


  • Why We Love It: lightweight fabric, can be tied at the hem
  • What We Don’t Love: wrinkles after washing
  • Size Range: S to 3XL

This button-up shirt covers enough to keep you protected when you need a break from the sun but is still chic enough so as not to look frumpy. Loose and breathable, you can even tie it up at the ends to wear it with shorts or jeans. While it's advertised as being crease-resistant, shoppers say that's not the case, so be prepared to bust out the iron before wear.

Best Summer Maxi Skirt

14. Ezcosplay Maxi Skirt


  • Why We Love It: available in 20 vibrant colors, flattering
  • What We Don’t Love: hand-wash only, can bunch at the waist
  • Size Range: one size

Bring out your bohemian side with this long layered skirt that's light without being see-through. The expandable waistband enables it to fit several size ranges (though it tends to run small), and the color options are vast. The A-line cut will also be super flattering to those with wider hips. It's not the most low-maintenance pick, however: This one's hand-wash only and tends to bunch up at the waist.

Best Summer Maxi Dress

15. Zesica Maxi Dress


  • Why We Love It: adjustable straps,
  • What We Don’t Love: can’t be put in the dryer, fabric may fade, no pockets, may need slip
  • Size Range: XS to XXL

Once the August heat hits, sleeves are a no-go. Luckily, this square- neck pick with a smocked bodice doesn't have any to speak of. The tie straps adjust for a looser or tighter fit, and the skirt hits at the perfect midi length for an afternoon spent picnicking or a wine tasting adventure. The viscose fabric is on the thinner side, however, so you may want to pair it with a slip ($26) for the best wear.

Best Summer Heels

16. Dream Pairs Platform Sandals

Dream Pairs

  • Why We Love It: can be worn all day, well-made
  • What We Don’t Love: may be too high for some, heavy
  • Size Range: 5 to 11

Summer is practically synonymous with wedding season, and if flip-flops aren't a part of the dress code, you're going to need a good pair of comfy heels. These ones will not only elevate your outfit but enable you to be the last one the dance floor in spite of their 4.3-inch heel. The secret lies in the chunky platform, which makes them much easier to walk in than regular heels. There were some complaints about the toe strap rubbing, so you may want to pad the area a bit if you plan to go all night, but overall, they've got a solid 4.3-star rating from nearly 500 Amazon customers.

Best Sunglasses for Summer

17. Le Specs Air Heart Sunglasses

Le Specs

  • Why We Love It: luxury look, cleaning cloth included, high quality, lightweight
  • What We Don’t Love: non-polarized
  • Size Range: one size

These frames have a universally flattering cat-eye shape that will make a serious statement, per Stein's advice. Sold by Shopbop via Amazon, they come with a case and cleaning cloth, and you couldn't ask for better quality for the price. If you need something that will reduce glare, we don't recommend these, however, since they're not polarized.

Best Summer Backpack

18. Kattee Leather Backpack


  • Why We Love It: practical, anti-theft design, real leather, carrying handle
  • What We Don’t Love: zippers can stick, small pockets, PU lining
  • Size Range: one size

Once you get used to the ease of a backpack, you’ll wonder why it took you so long to get one. This pick, which is made with genuine leather (albeit with polyurethane trim), was designed with security in mind, with a back-zip closure for the main pocket to keep your valuables—like your laptop—nice and secure. We also love the carrying handle, which allows you to hold it like a purse when you want to. Though the zippers can stick when they haven't been used for a while, the company says a little candle wax should solve the issue.

Best Long-Sleeve Summer Dress

19. Zesica Smocked Dress


  • Why We Love It: breathable fabric, tons of colors, can be worn off-the-shoulder
  • What We Don’t Love: won't wick away moisture, may need hemming, special laundry care
  • Size Range: S to XL

Investing in a long-sleeve summer dress gives you options when you've spent too long in the sun or have fallen victim to unsightly mosquito bites. It's rayon, so it will be fairly lightweight and breathable, but you'll want to take special care with it, either hand-washing it or placing it in a laundry bag. The smocked bodice will also be great for those with larger chests that need a little extra give.

Best Summer Lounge Set

20. Nufiwi Button-Down Set


  • Why We Love It: crinkled fabric hides wrinkles, bold color selection, versatile wear
  • What We Don’t Love: pants may be slightly shorter on taller wearers, polyester fabric traps heat
  • Size Range: S to XL

The perfect alternative to a too-hot suit, this breezy little two-piece is comfy enough for your days off, yet still has enough structure to pass a Zoom call. (It will also look amazing with heels for after work rooftop cocktails.) Its polyester fabric, while on the warmer side, will be easy to throw in the wash after wear, and the crinkled nature of the fabric means you won't have to iron it halfway through your day. It also comes in a shorts version if you're looking for something a little more airy.

Best Summer Sandals

21. Lucky Brand Mindra Sandals

Lucky Brand

  • Why We Love It: keeps feet cool, wide fit sizes available
  • What We Don’t Love: can be too narrow for some, straps may rub
  • Size Range: 5 to 12

For the times when flat sandals are too casual and heels too formal, there are espadrilles, which fill that sweet spot of adding a bit of height (3 inches) without looking overdone. These ones have a slight wedge platform (.5 inches) for extra comfort and the insole is padded with memory foam. All the color options have neutral undertones, too, meaning they will go with just about everything. Most say they're comfortable, but a few also found them to be too narrow, so keep that in mind if you have a wider foot.

Best Summer Necklace

22. M Mooham Initial Necklace

Ava Riley

  • Why We Love It: nickel-free, personalized, comes as a set
  • What We Don’t Love: choker may be too tight for some, tangles easily
  • Size Range: one size

As the no. 1 best-selling choker on Amazon, this layered necklace from M Mooham comes in 14K gold, rose gold or white gold-plating over brass, making it lead- and nickel-free. We also like that you get two necklaces for the price of one, since it comes with a longer 18-inch paperclip chain with a 2-inch extender layered over a 14-inch chain with a 2-inch extender.

Best Summer Lounge Pants

23. Ueu Yoga Pants


  • Why We Love It: airy and comfortable, wide variety of colors
  • What We Don’t Love: may run slightly small
  • Size Range: S to XXL

There's no better time than summer to practice your sun salutations. But even if yoga isn’t your thing, these buttery-soft pants will work for anyone looking to enter the world of pure comfort. They've got a wide, built-in elastic waistband that make them super easy to throw on and a wide leg that won't make you feel constricted in the dog days of heat. They're also super soft and skin-friendly, according to Amazon shoppers who say they've bought multiple pairs.

Best Summer Flip-Flops

24. Reef Bliss Flip-Flops


  • Why We Love It: thick rubber sole, lightweight, comfortable
  • What We Don’t Love: straps can break, may dye feet
  • Size Range: 5 to 12

It’s not easy to find a comfortable pair of flip-flops that actually look good, but Reef has done exactly that. Although these are lightweight, the rubber sole material make them a little more sturdy than your drugstore pair. We're also sold on reviews from buyers, who say they're "sneaker comfortable." If you're looking for a pair to last for the long haul, you may want to invest in a real leather pair, as the straps on these, which are vegan, can break after a while.

Best Summer Bracelet

25. Ross-Simons Pearl Bracelet


  • Why We Love It: minimalist style, real cultured pearls
  • What We Don’t Love: doesn't come as a set
  • Size Range: one size

Debunking the idea that only grannies wear pearls is this dainty-looking bracelet from Ross-Simons. The cultured 3 to 3.5mm near-round pearls are combined with an 14K yellow gold chain to brighten up your wrists and can be worn alone or stacked with your favorite pieces. It's also nickel-free for those with allergies.

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