Even though summer is apparently over and it’s tipping it down with rain (cry), it’s still pretty humid out there. It took approx. one days’ worth of warm weather for me to begin a search for stick-resistant clothing that I’d feel even a *smidgen* cooler in while working from home. And after ordering an unhealthy number of H&M summer dresses and scouring the Net-A-Porter sale, I made a pitstop at somewhere unexpected. Amazon. Told you it was unexpected.
I was tempted, largely, by the next-day Amazon Prime delivery – I needed some summer dresses pronto – and my discovery of a cute little gingham mini dress with floaty bell sleeves and a smock skirt. “Why the hell not?!”, I thought to myself – and *added to cart* immediately.
Fast-forward to delivery date and it turns out my warm-weather picks are genuinely, really nice. In fact, I lived in them for the entirety of last week. With that in mind, I’ve teamed up with our Fashion Editor Charlie Teather and Social Media Assistant Luca Wetherby-Matthews to assemble the ultimate edit to hidden gems on Amazon Fashion – and you can get an exclusive 20% off when you shop them. Yep, alongside the site-wide Amazon Prime Day fashion deals on offer (think discounted Teva sandals – the reigning QUEENS of the dad sandal world, high-waisted Levi’s and crisp white Puma trainers a la Emma Louise Connolly), you can shop all the pieces below with a 20% discount that’s only available to GLAMOUR readers. Nope, these pieces aren’t in the sitewide sale… but if you like what we’ve chosen, add the code GLPRIMEDAY20 at checkout and they’ll be yours for less. Hot girl summer, incoming.
Sophie Cockett, Commerce Writer
“I’ve never really considered shopping at Amazon for my summer clothes before. If I’m being totally honest – I didn’t think the quality would be that great, and the selection on site is *so* huge that I’ve never really found the time to sift my way through it all. That said, I LOVE the gingham mini dress I picked up this week (it’s warm-weather perfection and takes me from the office to pub garden in one fell swoop) while the vegan leather (!) slides will be my shoe-of-choice when I can finally jet off on holiday sans restrictions.
Charlie Teather, Fashion Editor
“Amazon has been my lockdown saviour on more than a number of occasions, but while I rely on it for everything from emergency cotton buds to my facial cleanser and picture hooks (it’s been an exciting year), I’ve rarely considered it a go-to for wardrobe staples.
“Whether that’s my own ignorance or impatience at sitting through the seemingly endless options I’m not sure, but having indulged in a little summer shopping for Prime Day I stand very much corrected. Bursting with on-trend key pieces such as this bold-shouldered vest and casual weekend bag, I was even encouraged to venture into the mini skirt arena for the first time in over a decade. Hot girl summer has officially been activated.”
“Considering I buy 80% of my possessions from Amazon, it’s surprising that I’ve never really thought to look at their clothing section,” Luca said. “When I did, I was very pleasantly surprised. Sandals, a new watch, and a summer dress suitable for the temperamental British weather have been top of my wishlist for some time now and I’m SO happy with the bits I found (especially you, Casio watch). Hot girl summer here we come.
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