14 Forever 21 Pieces That Look More Expensive Than They Really Are


When it comes to cheap and chic shopping, Forever 21 is one of our go-to retailers for getting trendier pieces for less. We’ve scoured the Forever 21 website and have rounded up 14 pieces that we think look way more expensive than they really are. Scroll through to see our picks and get ready to see your friends’ mouths drop when you answer the question, “Where did you get that?”


Semi-Sheer Embroidered Poncho Dress ($68): This delicate and feminine caftan is the perfect piece to use as a glamorous cover-up this summer! It also comes in black.

Faux Suede Mules ($24.90): We’re obsessed with these chic closed-toe mules and can’t believe they cost less than $25. They also come in black.

Pleated Stripe Top ($38): How adorable is the pleated detail on this classic stripe top. We can see ourselves wearing it with a pair of white skinny jeans and some sandals.

Gradient Square Sunglasses ($5.90): Everyone needs a pair of oversized glamorous sunglasses for the summer. These totally fit the bill and are a total steal.

Contemporary Belted Satin Dress ($22.90): We love this off-the-shoulder satin dress that can be accessorized in so many ways this summer. Pile on some gold necklaces or change up the belt to switch up the look.

Faux Leather Backpack ($29.90): One of the chicest faux leather backpacks we’ve seen so far. It’s perfect for all your summer adventures.

Self-Tie Ruffle Sleeve Top ($22.90): We’ve seen many wrap tops like this, but never at this price! It’s a bargain.

Hoop Drop Earrings ($3.90): We have a thing for all the cool hardware that’s trending in the jewelry department right now. These look as chic as the ones selling for $100.


Colorblock Off-the-Shoulder Top ($45): This bold top is so cute for summer. It looks like something we’ve been eyeing on Shopbop, but for under $50.


Pinstripe Seersucker Cami Dress ($35): We’re a sucker for seersucker in the summer months and this midi dress with a bow is just plain adorable.


Knotted Satin Slides ($19.90): Who isn’t all about the slides right now? We can’t believe that these beauties are under $20. They also come in pink and black.

Satin Cami Maxi Dress ($22.90): This chic navy maxi dress is absolutely stunning and the perfect dress up/dress down piece to have in your wardrobe this summer!


Sweater Knit Top ($12.90): We’re really into sleeveless sweater knit tops for summer. They feel a little bit more put-together and a little nicer than just your average tank. This one is a total steal at under $15. It’s sure to become a wardrobe staple. It also comes in seafoam and cocoa.

Contemporary Satin Peasant Dress ($27.90): This satin peasant dress is what our bohemian dreams are made of. We love the off-the-shoulder and sleeve details. Feminine, romantic and a no-brainer at under $30.

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Author: Abby Vancisin

Abby is always on the hunt for affordable fashion, beauty and décor. Abby and Taylor are not related—that they know of ... Follow along on Instagram!