When it comes to Amazon's fashion offerings
, I'm hesitant to pull the trigger unless I get a rave review from a friend or coworker first
. But, on some rare occasions, I find a hidden gem so
tempting that I add it to cart with no pre-vetting necessary. This is exactly what happened when, during this past Amazon Prime Day, I spotted one stunning $49 slip dress from The Drop
(Amazon's limited-edition shopping experience
made in partnership with cool fashion insiders). The Drop's Ana Silky V-Neck Midi Slip Dress
is an amalgamation of all the things I covet in a dress: stylish yet laid-back with a dash of effortless luxury. It's a midi-length frock described on the site as a "lightweight silky lingerie-inspired style with a hint of stretch and a body-skimming fit." The dress features side slits, adjustable straps, is made from a polyester-elastane blend in 15 different eye-catching colors (from fuschia to chartreuse), and is offered in a fairly size-inclusive range (XXS-3X). With 4.1-out-of-5-stars and a general consensus deeming it the perfect simple-sexy dress, I felt compelled to buy it and give my own first-hand review.