5 Ways to Get the Most out of Cheap Women’s Clothing

Looking good can get expensive, but it doesn’t have to. Every girl is on the lookout for great but cheap women’s clothing—and if you know where to look you can find it. But how can you get the most out of these bargain finds? Here are our top five tips:


Cheap clothing isn’t always hard to find, but high quality cheap clothing can be. Even so, the old adage “you get what you pay for” isn’t always true. Companies offer lower prices for a variety of reasons: because it’s not a major brand, because they have lower overhead, or because they’re trying to undercut the competition. That means that if you shop carefully you can find some well-made, durable garments with low price tags—and the only thing better than a cheap buy is a cheap buy that lasts several seasons. Look for strong buttons and clasps, good stitching and clothing that has a percentage of real cotton mixed with the acrylic fibers.


Go wild with styles. This is where cheap women’s clothing really shines. If you’re spending big money on a new dress, jacket or pair of shoes then you want them to be timeless: something you can wear for years to come, even as fashions change. Otherwise you’re spending a lot but only getting a little use out of it. But when you’re bargain hunting that’s when it’s time to go a little crazy. Why not try out those peach knee-high cowgirl boots, or that eye popping graphic tees. You can afford to take a risk or to hop on something that is super stylish right now but may not be next year.

Mix and Match

Combine cheap clothing with nicer pieces. This is every diva’s secret. If everything you wear is from the discount bin your options are going to be limited, but if you’re all designer tags you’re going to be bankrupt in a hurry. The secret is to mix and match. Cheap women’s clothing can look just as stunning and when paired with a few higher end items no one is going to notice. For instance, how about a $30 cutout club dress paired with a nice hand-woven shawl or a name brand jacket? Similarly, combining your best accessories with a low priced dress, blouse or generic brand jean is a sure fire way to look hot.


This is something you really need to watch for. Designers can spend more time on the cut of a dress or top while cheap women’s clothing may run either a little big or a little small. Again, this doesn’t mean it’s not worth it—you’re saving big money here—but it does mean you should try things on carefully and be ready to go a size above or below your norm.

Online Retailers

In many ways online retailers offer the best options in cheap women’s clothing. They have the lowest overhead, a large selection, and often have generous shipping and return policies. Nothing’s more fun than getting a giant box of new clothing, trying it on in your own home, and sending back what you don’t like.

What do you look for in a bargain?

Poolside Chic with Unique-Vintage

White & Navy Sammie Swimsuit, $132

The Sammie one-piece is retro and fabulous! A vintage style one-piece is made perfect in navy blue, red and white. A blue high waist bottom portion is met with a white top, all trimmed with red & white bias trim along the bust-line. Complete with anchor buttons down the front for a nautical touch to this bathing beauty.

Black Gingham Maraschino Two Piece Swimsuit, $116

A little hometown gingham! A vintage inspired two piece swimsuit, complete in a cheeky black & white gingham. A black & white polka dot contrasts the look at the waist & at the halter neckline. A magnificent maraschino cherry print highlights the bust and creates faux pockets on the slimming high waist bottoms. Complete with a bow in front, this fresh take on a classic gingham is sure to turn a few heads.

Leopard Sweetheart Halter Salli Swimsuit, $116

Salli is our favorite gal! A stunning all over leopard print, complete in a fabulously retro one piece. Tie halter straps support a lightly padded sweetheart neckline dotted with three dainty faux buttons. Fully ruched sides and a skirted bottom lend a forgiving shape to any body type while a low back adds a touch of vintage sex appeal to any bathing beauty.

Orange & Marigold Fish Print Tori Halter Swimdress, $144

This gives a whole new meaning to happy hour, dames! A fabulously flattering paneled hour glass swimsuit in orange, marigold and white with a custom fish print splashed over the front in a dash of true swim divinity! Boasting a built in sweetheart shelf bra with lightly padded cups and thick halter tie straps. Fully lined and perfected with a skirted bottom that provides exquisite coverage so you can swim spectacularly all summer long!

Black & White Polka Dot Halter Harlow One Piece Swimsuit, $102

Inspired by the bombshell herself, the stunning one-piece Harlow swimsuit in classic black and white polka dot will turn heads! This fully lined swimsuit features removable foam cup inserts and a built in all-around halter bust band that provides lift and support while a dainty white center bow adds a point of interest. Vintage style notched low cut legs in the front and a cheeky cut in the back make this retro suit perfect for showing off your best assets while still providing modest coverage. This is a show stopper, dames!

Cosabella x Erin Fetherston

Just in time for wedding season, Cosabella has partnered with award winning designer, Erin Fetherston. Fetherston is the first to collaborate with the luxurious Italian lingerie within their bridal realm.

The collection will include a full line of bridal underpinnings inspired by the romantic and ethereal aesthetic of award winner; this feminine grouping is designed in sheer point d'esprit tulle, embellished with delicate eyelet trim. Prices range from $20 to $240 and will roll out in March just in time for wedding season.

In addition to the options above; customers who purchase any Erin Fetherston bridal garment will have the opportunity to win an Erin Bridal Soft Bra & Lowrider Thong (a $109 value).

Erin Bridal Babydoll, $138.50

Erin Bridal Hotpant, $42.50

Erin Bridal Soft Bra, $72

Fetherston Robe, $149

Erin Bridal Lowrider Thong, $37

Erin Bridal Push Up Bra, $94

Fetherston Minikini, $59.50

Fetherston Babydoll, $159.50

Fetherston Soft Bra, $73.50

Fetherston Thong, $52

Anna Kendrick in Timberland​

Anna Kendrick was looking chic in the Timberland Boot Company Lucille Chukka Boot in black paired with a silk blouse, jeans and a structured bag while out shopping in West Hollywood, CA on Thursday, February 20, 2014. Recent celeb fans of this boot include Amber Heard and Nikki Reed!

Photos Courtesy of National Photo Group and Timberland

Tips on Choosing a Plus-Size Dress

eShakti is leading customizable online retailer that makes each garment available in sizes 0 to 36W. Fashion experts at eShakti know that curvy women have their own concerns and problem areas they like to address and so they offered Four Tips on selecting flattering plus-size apparel.

Curve-Hugging Fit

Contrary to what you might have heard, pillow-case is not the most flattering silhouette for a full-figured woman. Tight tailoring cinches in problem areas, creates structure and gives you the most flattering look. Be sure to look for tight-fitting bodices and they can take inches off your waist!

Curved Button Front Tweed Dress, $99.95

Scallop Trimmed Sheath Dress, $74.95

Houndstooth Tweed Sheath Dress, $99.95

Color Blocking

Color blocking in strategic areas can visually take inches and pounds off and instantly make you appear thinner. Look for items with color blocking in the sides, waist and hip area for ultimate effect. Horizontal paneling will elongate your shape.

Geometric Colorblock Poplin Dress, $64.95

Colorblock Bonded lace Dress, $58.95

Colorblock A-line Poplin Dress, $69.95


One universal problem area plus-size women pay attention to are the arms. A ¾ sleeve is ultra flattering, masking the problem area and shaping the arm. Be sure to look for sleeves that are stretchy, flowing or adjustable – you don’t want the sleeve to be uncomfortable, tight and restricting!

Grecian Goddess Knit Dress, $64.95

Split Neck Geo Print Crepe Dress, $119.95

Zip Detail Faux Leather Trim Crepe Dress, $89.95


You might have heard that plus-size women should abstain from patterns. Forget that myth right away! Loud prints can bring emphasis to the area you wear them, so pay attention to where you're wearing your prints and use them to your advantage! Stripes especially have a visually slimming effect.

Floral Print Chiffon Pleat Waist Dress, $119.95

Show Your Stripes A-line Dress, $79.95

Tipped Trim Chiffon Print Dress, $59.95

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