This post could also have been called Sparkles & Sun or Sassy & Sweet, but regardless of the cute title, it’s all about dressy gowns and swimsuits all from Amazon!  We recently had our school’s annual Gala and several of my girlfriends got their dresses on Amazon.

Everyone looked amazing and felt fabulous in their fancy dresses.  It’s exciting to get a chance to dress up for a change and look glamorous.  Our theme was Starry Night, so I wore a black jumpsuit with gold flecks, but the gowns really shined!

To see all of my absolute favorite Amazon Fashion, check out my Best of Amazon post!


Especially when it comes to dresses you’re likely to only wear once or twice, you don’t want to pay a lot for them.  If you have an evening wedding, black tie affair, or gala of your own, these dresses will make you feel like Cinderella.  But they’re all from Amazon, so super inexpensive!

Amazon gowns

Jamie was my hot date for the night and she was absolutely glowing! Her dress was long sleeve with delicate sequin lace throughout. It fit her beautifully too.  Suquora came to my house and did our makeup- Tarah’s too.

Amazon gowns

If you remember, Jamie is my friend that sells Rodan + Fields and told me about the makeup eraser and the R + F makeup remover.  Tarah is a realtor in Houston if you need one.  All of our boys have been friends since Pre-K3 and they’re going into 4th grade now.

Off Shoulder Evening GownSimilar Drop Earrings

This dress is the one my friend Angela wore to our Gala and she was absolutely stunning in it!  When I shared it on Stories, y’all loved it, so I definitely wanted to share it here too.  This dress is a nice, thick, material with a good bit of stretch so you can move in it.  It’s an elegant style, but also sexy with the mermaid style, side slit and off shoulder/one sleeve detail.

DRESS FIT : Wearing size 2 and the length was altered 1.5 inches and Angela was wearing 3 1/2 inch heels. 

Below is my gorgeous friend Angela in it.  You will not believe this dress is under $30!

off shoulder mermaid gown black

Ali-Shaun’s gorgeous dress looks like it was made for her!  It’s a designer dress she scored at Nordstrom Rack for $150. P.S. That’s her coworker Chris with us – he’s a doll!  Tara’s beautiful navy gown is also from Amazon.  Isn’t it gorgeous?!

Gala gowns

Tarah GownAli-Shaun’s Dress

Tara’s beautiful navy gown (other colors available) is also from Amazon.  Isn’t it gorgeous?!  It has a one shoulder also feels expensive, but it’s under $40! The website shows it belted, but the belt doesn’t come with it. 

Gold V-Neck Maxi Evening Dress

I was so smitten with this dress that I ordered it in two colors, this black one and also a sparkly gold.  I love the shine that the sequins provide and it really catches the light when you move.  The dress is fully lined so it feels extremely comfortable on.  It even has a regular fabric part right under the arm, so that it doesn’t scratch your arm when you lay it by your side.  That’s hard to describe, so I hope it makes sense.

The dress has a good bit of weight to it and feels very luxurious.  The deep-v is sexy, but not over the top and you can still wear a regular bra with it.

Dress Fit : Wearing Size 2.  It fit me perfectly, except for the length. 

DRESS FIT : Wearing size 2 

Evening Bag Clutch

This mesh evening bag is big enough to hold all your necessities and also has a crossbody strap if you want to wear it on your shoulder.

Gold V-Neck Maxi Evening Dress

All my brunette friends will really rock this fabulous liquid gold color.  This lighter version really sparkles and shows off the gorgeous draping better.

DRESS FIT : Wearing size 2 

One Shoulder Gold Maxi Evening DressGold Sparkly Clutch Purse

I love this one shoulder style – isn’t it elegant?!  It’s by the same brand and has nearly 1,500 positive reviews.  You really can’t beat it for around $50!

DRESS FIT : Wearing size 2. The length on this one wasn’t as long as the previous two.

Gold Sparkly Clutch Purse

This clutch works well with the gold and also has a hidden shoulder strap.


Switching gears, I have several swimsuits to recommend and hopefully this helps you make your own selections.  

Criss Cross One Piece Swimsuit

This bandage style suit definitely accents your curves and makes you look skinny mini with the white/mesh waist.   It has padded cups and is also striking from behind.

Swimsuit Fit : Wearing size XS. On me, the top bands were a tad loose. 

Deep V Halter Swimsuit

These next two halter style suits are super cute with solid colors in the middle and contrasting trim. It ties around your neck and is open at the back.  This black one fit me well, but on the “purple” (it’s more raspberry) one below, the elastic wasn’t as snug on the bottom.

Swimsuit Fit : Wearing size Small

Deep V Halter Swimsuit

Swimsuit Fit : Wearing size Small

Aztec halter swimsuit

Aztec Halter Swimsuit

If you’re chasing littles around the pool, this halter suit is a great option with it’s higher neckline and flattering shape.  The aztec print is super cool in black and white and the back is cute too!

Swimsuit Fit : Wearing size XS

crochet lace and striped one-piece swimsuit

Black Stripe Vintage Lace One-Piece

I’ve seen this crochet/lace striped one piece all over social media, so I wanted to give it a try for myself.  It’s got a plunging neckline with two little criss crosses at the chest, so it’s not wide open.  Also, the sides aren’t cut that high and backside is rather modest.

Swimsuit Fit : I’m wearing size Small

Navy off shoulder two piece swimsuit

Off Shoulder Bikini

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I’m sooo smitten with this ruffled bikini!  I often wear a one-piece, but I’m really excited to wear this two-piece.  The ruffled top looks great on smaller chested women, but it wasn’t overwhelming a larger chest either.  You can wear the top on or off the shoulder and it looks great both ways.  I also love the navy color! It looks sophisticated!

Swimsuit Fit : Wearing size Small in both the top and bottom.  I usually wear a Medium top, but the Medium was too big on me.

Navy off shoulder two piece swimsuit

I think I’d wear the top on the shoulders unless I was concerned with tan lines.

White Ruffled Bikini Top and Palm Leaf bottoms

Black Two Piece Ruffled Flounce Top & Cut Out Bottoms

If you want to wear a two-piece, but feel a little self conscious, this is a great option.  The ruffled flounce top is long enough to almost conceal your tummy, depending on how long waisted you are.  The bottoms are high waisted with a cute strap that goes across your stomach. It comes in a ton of different patterns.

Swimsuit Fit : Wearing Size Small (US 4-6)

Orange White Bowknot One Piece Swimsuit • Straw Hat • Sunglasses

I love the colors in this swimsuit! one – it’s orange at the bottom, then peach and white criss cross top with a side tie.  The sides are modestly cut and the material feels great on.  The padded cups are removable and it offers moderate support.

Swimsuit Fit : I’m wearing size XS

Sky Blue One Piece Swimsuit Deep V-Neck Monokini Swimsuit

The color of this swimsuit is gorgeous in person- a striking blue that’s almost teal.  It has a deep V in the front that’s super sassy, but the ruffles keep it on the sweet side.

Swimsuit Fit : I’m wearing size Small

Red ruffle one piece swimsuit

Ruffle Swimsuit with Tummy Control

Now this suit is a winner!! I wish you could see the ruffle detail at the shoulder better- it is so, so cute! It’s incredibly comfortable with ruched sides and ‘tummy control’ to help camouflage any middle areas you might feel self conscious about. They neckline is open, without being too revealing.  They back is also darling with a criss cross tie detail.  I like it so much, I bought it in two colors!

Swimsuit Fit : I’m wearing size XS

Black ruffle one piece swimsuit

And it also comes in classic black.

zip up rashguard swimsuit

Short Sleeve Zip Swimsuit • Straw Hat

I’m a huge fan of a rash guard so I was definitely intrigued when I saw this swimsuit.  I don’t think I’ve ever had a short sleeve suit but I actually love this one!

The pattern is really fun and different and even though it’s short sleeve and modestly cut on the thighs, I didn’t feel frumpy in it.  I think that’s partially due to the way the pattern accentuates your figure.  You can wear the zipper more open if you want to, but I like how it looks zipped up.

FIT : Wearing size Small

Palm Print Swimsuit

Palm Print Swimsuit • Straw Hat • Tassel Hoop Earrings

This suit is so, so cute and luckily arrived just in time for our Spring Break trip to JW Marriott San Antonio.  The palm print is darling as is the little ruffle along the bust and ladder stitching detail.

Swimsuit Fit : Wearing size Small

Amazon haul- swimsuit


This is one of the first swimsuits I ever ordered from Amazon and it’s still going strong!  I’m crazy for the fun white, orange and aqua color combo and the scallop pattern.  It’s totally kid friendly, but still super cute.  The back has an adorable double criss cross strap and the bottom isn’t too cheeky.  This is one I reach for again and again!

FIT: Runs small, wearing size Small

amazon clothing haul crochet one piece swimsuit

Crochet Swimsuit

How pretty is this crochet swimsuit?! Y’all will not believe how good this swimsuit is for under $25!  It’s a dead ringer for the Becca swimsuit at Nordstrom.  I wore mine already and got lots of compliments on it! It also comes in a sassy black!

FIT: Runs small, wearing size Small


To see all of my absolute favorite Amazon Fashion, check out my Best of Amazon post!

I hope y’all enjoyed this post!  Let me know what you want me to search for next from Amazon!  I’m open to your requests!  I’ll be back tomorrow with a new Dressing Room post- this one features Nordstrom, American Eagle and LOFT!
Have a great day friends!


    • Connie Vogel
      May 16, 2019 / 11:46 am

      I love all the gowns you got from amazon but did you ever have a problem returning them

  1. Jennifer
    May 16, 2019 / 8:57 am

    I would love you to do a post on getting your body swimsuit ready, especially dealing with shaving, waxing and other hair removal processes needed to wear cute swimsuits.

    • May 17, 2019 / 8:14 am

      I think you’re the first person to request this original idea! I just shave, I waxed once and it hurt!!

  2. Lindsay
    May 16, 2019 / 11:35 am

    Oh my goodness, that gold one shoulder dress is gorgeous! And it comes in another color too! I am loving these Amazon posts!!

    • May 17, 2019 / 8:14 am

      I’m so glad you enjoy these posts Lindsay! Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Robin Firestone
    May 16, 2019 / 12:13 pm

    Love all the gowns – Amazon has some beautiful stuff! I bought the lack “ruffled” swimsuit the last time you featured it, but it made my “boobs” look weird! I wish it fit better, because I loved it!

    • May 17, 2019 / 8:13 am

      Oh that’s a bummer! That suit is one of my faves. Swimsuits are hard!!

  4. Kimberly Cox
    May 16, 2019 / 2:23 pm

    I don’t have a formal event coming up but when I do I will be checking back on this post. Love it!

  5. Ana
    May 17, 2019 / 8:28 pm

    I also would like to know whether you have trouble returning Amazon clothes. I would love to try so many of your hauls but hesistant about all the returns.

    • May 19, 2019 / 9:07 am

      Hi Ana! That’s a great question. The only time I’ve had trouble returning something is if I missed the deadline to return- so just watch that and you should be fine!

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