Every so often a piece of clothing comes along that hits almost all the marks. It’s chic but still cozy, easy to dress up or down and always makes you feel like a million bucks. Not surprisingly, it also costs nearly as much. Case in point? The raved about Ottoman Slouchy Tunic from Free People. Don’t get me wrong. Sometimes, it’s totally worth the investment. But when there’s a very convincing dupe that won’t dent the wallet? I say go for it.

Shopping sleuths have alerted me to the Anrabess tunic sweater on Amazon which costs 80% less and according to reviews is nearly identical. (Some suggest it’s even better!)

The oversize, slouchy design is honestly everything you could ask for when it comes to getting back in the fashion game after a couple years in stained hoodies and leggings. In fact, think of it as your threadbare college sweatshirt’s sophisticated sister. The batwing and funnel neck give an elevated look that’s ready for everything. Pair it with skinny jeans and sneakers for an afternoon of errands. Faux leather leggings and heels for a night out. Even better? Size up and you don’t even have to wear pants. (Granted, this may be a risky move for long-legged folks but the option is there.) It comes in sizes XS-XL and runs on the large side, so consider the fit you’re looking for and choose accordingly.

One reviewer notes that it’s “one of the best Amazon purchases I’ve made to date,” which given its 4.3 star rating isn’t a surprise. The chunky rib knit makes it stand out from the rest of your sweater collection and easily crosses over from winter to spring. And if you’re rocking a bump? No problem. This one’s still got you covered.

I don’t know about you, but we’ve hit the part of winter where I’m ready to light every piece of my chilly weather wardrobe on fire. A little budget-friendly refresh is definitely in order.

Ready to add to cart? Well, here’s your biggest dilemma. This staple-status piece comes in 28 different colors and patterns that can be nearly impossible to choose from. But at that less than $40 a pop, maybe pick two? (Yellow apricot and grass are calling my name!)

Anrabess amazon sweater


Oversize Tunic

There’s nothing I can say that’s better than this review.

“I’ve eyeballed this sweater for some time. I was shocked when I first stumbled upon it seeing that it looked SO SIMILAR to the Free People Ottoman sweater-which I have and love!! I just couldn’t stomach spending Free People prices. I finally decided to purchase the black and white sweaters and WOW!!! The fabric is SO MUCH softer than my free people sweater. I honestly can’t believe how much this sweater looks like FP, it’s quite shocking really, especially for the price! I wear a L in the ottoman sweater and the L of this sweater is a matching fit. This is your sign, buy the sweater.”

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