9 seriously stylish plus-size pieces under $50 to grab at Nordstrom right now

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Plus-size fashion is notorious for two unfortunate reasons. One, it’s often inarguably unfashionable, plagued by ill-fitting muumuus, dated cold-shoulder tops and the busiest graphic prints known to man. And two, it’s expensive, with pieces often priced exorbitantly higher than similar straight-size styles. Given this reality, many plus-size shoppers find themselves on a constant hunt for fashionable pieces only to end up settling on mediocre products at high prices.

Despite mounting pressure on fashion brands to embrace size inclusion, there is still a disappointing lack of fashionable and affordable pieces. Plus-size bargain-loving fashionistas deserve better — and they can get better, thanks to Nordstrom. The mega-retailer is coming in clutch for your closet, currently stocking a ton of stylish plus-size pieces under $50. You can upgrade your wardrobe without seriously downgrading your wallet in the process.

From darling dresses to trendy tops to dang-worthy denim, Nordstrom has the styles you want in sizes that fit. Not to mention gloriously low price tags that won’t make your eyes bulge.

So what are you (and your closet) waiting for? Browse the options below for a taste of the stylish plus-size possibilities at Nordstrom. Be warned: Items sell out fast, so add them to your cart stat.

1. River Island Bright Sequin Midi Skirt, $40 (Orig. $100)

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Neon green is a standout color of 2023, and this midi skirt does the hue justice. With a sequin sparkle and a leg slit for movement, you can dress this piece up or down.

2. BP. Corset Top, $35

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A corset is a must-have piece in any modern fashionista’s closet. It’s a seasonal chameleon: You can layer it over a sleeved top for extra warmth or wear it alone on sunny days. It’s the definition of edgy yet practical.

3. BP. Cowl Neck Satin Minidress, $45

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Say “hello” to your new favorite dress. It’s the year of silky satin, and this slip dress embraces the trend flawlessly. With a gorgeous pink and orange ombré fabric, this mini dress is perfectly eye-catching and effortless. And it’s at a price you can’t beat.

4. ASOS Curve Satin Midi Skirt, $45

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An incredibly versatile piece, a midi satin skirt can be dressed up for an important occasion or dressed down with a slouchy band tee. This option comes in a rich burgundy color that is luxe and lovely.

5. ASOS Wrap Midi Dress, $45

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You likely know by now that emerald is a color trend of 2023. Give the jewel tone a spin with this wrap dress by ASOS. Comfy yet polished, it’s an easy throw-on-and-go piece.

6. Eloquii Stripe Open Stitch Polo Sweater, $49.98 (Orig. $69.95)

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Nineties style trends continue to infiltrate modern fashion — yes, that means polo shirts are back. This rugby-style option by Eloquii mixes a jersey-inspired open stitch with a statement collar, giving a twist to the trend.

7. BP. Printed Skirt, $21.97 (Orig. $49)

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Another wardrobe essential in the ’90s, plaid mini skirts á la Cher from Clueless have been a steady part of the era’s grunge-meets-prep resurgence. Channel Cher’s iconic vibe in this adorable option in a wearable tan color. Because, let’s be honest, we can’t all pull off yellow plaid. P.S. This skirt is also available in a green and navy plaid colorway.

8. BP. Y2K Velour Zip Sweatshirt, $34.97 (Orig. $59)

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Y2K called. It wants velour back — but you won’t want to return it after zipping up this sweatshirt. At less than $35, it’s the perfect piece to cozy up in. Plus, it comes in a bold hue that makes even your off-duty looks special.

9. Poetic Justice Suzzie’ Stretch Knit Denim Crop Jeans, $49

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Jeans for under $50? Yes, Nordstrom has that. This cropped pair from Poetic Justice combines a jogger silhouette with a wearable lived-in wash. Sure, flare jeans are the “it” denim style of now — but sometimes you just need to show off your shoes.

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