I Tried the Most Popular Dresses on Amazon, and These Are the Ones I Would Buy

I Tried On 6 Fall Dresses From Amazon - Here's What I'd Buy

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@gabykeiderling

Tinder and online shopping both have one thing in common: catfishes. 

Seriously, I'm not kidding. Think about it. After a couple of minutes of swiping, you come across the most attractive, symmetrical person you've ever seen. You match instantly and start chatting, and when it comes time to meet in person, they disappoint. Now online shopping is exactly the same. You scroll, find an amazing dress, and order it, and when it comes, you realize it was too good to be true. And I have been catfished way too many times.

Safe to say, I was skeptical when I received this assignment. When my big box of dresses arrived from Amazon, I lugged it up to my fifth-floor walk-up contemplating just how many catfishes were inside. I had seen the selections online and was bracing myself for the in-person disappointment. 

Finally, it was unboxing time. I pulled out a combination of sweaterdresses, body-con dresses, and even a turtleneck midi. To my surprise, Amazon had gotten it right. Each of these dresses looked exactly as it had on the internet. When the fabrics surprised me by being even softer in person than they appeared online, I realized what had just transpired. Amazon had reverse-catfished me.

My skepticism faded as I tried the dresses on, took some pictures, and picked out my favorites—a black body-con that I wouldn't usually choose for myself but now can't wait to wear out next weekend, a cozy sweaterdress that I fully intend to wear five days a week to work, a flouncy number that I can pair with my cherished leather boots, and a long-sleeve wrap midi that I will be wearing to Thanksgiving dinner. 

I tried on the most popular dresses on Amazon and chose four of my favorites, but I thought I would share all of the dresses with you. And I can tell you this: Sometimes when something seems too good to be true, maybe it's actually not.

My Favorite Dresses From Amazon

I Tried On 6 Fall Dresses From Amazon - Here's What I'd Buy

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@gabykeiderling

This is literally the coziest dress I've tried on in ages, and I still have not taken it off. Also, I highly recommend styling it with these boots, as seen above. 

I Tried On 6 Fall Dresses From Amazon - Here's What I'd Buy

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@gabykeiderling

I haven't worn a body-con piece in forever, so I was a little skeptical (per usual), but the back of this dress absolutely sold me.

I Tried On 6 Fall Dresses From Amazon - Here's What I'd Buy

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@gabykeiderling

This dress keeps you at the perfect temperature. It's lightweight enough that you won't be sweating your butt off but also warm enough that you won't need to blast the heater all day. Also, the apricot shade is even prettier in person.

I Tried On 6 Fall Dresses From Amazon - Here's What I'd Buy

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@gabykeiderling

At first, this dress may not appear to be multi-seasonal, but it's all about the styling. Throw on a denim jacket for the spring or a leather jacket (see above) for the fall, and you're good to go.

All of the (Still Amazing) Runner-Ups

I Tried On 6 Fall Dresses From Amazon - Here's What I'd Buy

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@rosieannbutcher

Florals in fall? Actually groundbreaking.

This fabric is what I was talking about.

The belt hits in just the right place.

I Tried On 6 Fall Dresses From Amazon - Here's What I'd Buy

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@hollyjone_s

If I could pull off a turtleneck, I would get this in every color.

Wear with black ankle boots for extra points. 

I Tried On 6 Fall Dresses From Amazon - Here's What I'd Buy

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@deborabrosa

Get creative with your styling here; this versatile dress is basically a blank canvas.

A little slip goes a long way.

Honorable Mentions

I Tried On 6 Fall Dresses From Amazon - Here's What I'd Buy

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@chrissyford

Swiss dots are going to be my new thing.

Okay, this may be a little summery, but it's worth it.

This dress will not disappoint.

Also comes in every color and print you would ever want.

I Tried On 6 Fall Dresses From Amazon - Here's What I'd Buy

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@chasemarieee

You can literally wear this dress for any occasion.

Another midi because it's the perfect length for fall.

I think I'm having a body-con moment.

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