I Never Shop at Revolve, But After Seeing These Items, I'm Running Back for More


@hoskelsa; PICTURED: Helsa Stretch Cotton Sateen Midi Dress ($298)

While I've certainly admired pieces that my co-workers and friends have found at Revolve over the years, I haven't completed a purchase on the site in close to a decade, having bought my junior-year prom dress there back in 2013. Everyone has their retailers that they come back to time and again, and none of mine happened to be Revolve. (Hint: That's about the change.) But over time, I've noticed an influx of new brands joining its ranks, each one chicer and more elevated than the last—I'm thinking of Helsa, Anna October, Norma Kamali, and Simkhai, among others. In turn, I was driven to fall into the deepest Revolve hole in all my 27 years in order to get the full picture of the retailer's offerings in 2023. 

I won't go into too much detail about the hours I spent this week scouring every inch of Revolve's website. (It involved two cappuccinos, a lunch and a dinner break, and a few too many episodes of Will & Grace playing softly in the background.) I will, however, share that the end result made the long journey entirely worth it. I was pleasantly surprised by just about everything I discovered—from the pickleball dress that's sold out everywhere but available in every size on Revolve to Hailey Bieber's favorite summer baubles to the quiet-luxury pieces you need to see if you want to correctly capture the aesthetic this season—so much so that I've made a promise to myself never to sleep on the retailer again. Below, see which items convinced me to break my 10-year Revolve shopping hiatus once and for all. 

Our team Slack channel has been frenzied ever since this dress dropped and then sold out everywhere. Now that it's back in stock, I, for one, am jumping at the chance to buy it. 

The simplest heels are the best ones. 

An elevated take on a simple muscle tee. 

These will never, ever, ever go out of style. (Can you tell that I'm a Swiftie?)

Hailey Bieber just wore these, but our editors wore them first. 

These are Levi's latest viral jeans. I'm calling it. 

If it's metallic, I want it—period. 

You'll own this button-down shirt for decades. 

I've tried so many tank tops in my life, and this one is, by far, my favorite. 

I haven't stopped thinking about these corduroy pants since they dropped. 

A slightly chicer and more elevated version of Birkenstock's classic Arizona sandals.

If you wear sunglasses as often as I do, you'll want to splurge on these. 

A tried-and-true favorite in an extremely luxe-feeling shade. 

Comfort doesn't even begin to describe these drawstring pants. 

These are larger than you might expect (in the perfect way). 

If you have any black-tie weddings on your calendar this summer, I'm putting in my vote for this to be the dress you wear. 

Prepare for a billion compliments (and then some).

Shop the matching Auri Jacket ($1350) and Auri Pants ($950).

I'll always have a thing for Air Max sneakers. 

Excuse my literal drooling over this perfect full-skirt dress. 

Just look at that belt buckle! 

I'm a sucker for pretty and affordable lingerie. 

Shop the matching Annie Underwear ($30).

Agolde's Pinch Waist jeans are an editor favorite. 

I popped into Simkhai's SoHo store a few weeks back and saw this dress IRL. It's incredible.

I'm going to Italy in October and am already considering this top for a spot on my very limited packing list. 

I have been seeing this clutch absolutely everywhere since fashion month. 

Accessorizing in 2023 starts with a big bangle. 

Bad hair days are a thing of the past when you have a hat this cute to cover them up.

Comfort and style are not mutually exclusive.

The length on these shorts is just right. 

If you love flip-flops, you'll adore these. I know I do.