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Despite the fact that it’s 2022 and it’s well documented that the average woman wears a size 16 or 18, many stores are still way too far behind when it comes to offering clothing in inclusive sizes. Many women who wear larger than a size 10 still report having trouble finding flattering, well-made clothing in their size.
While stylish, plus-size pieces may be a bit hard to find, they’re not impossible to get your hands on. Just try shopping at Nordstrom. The retailer actually has a pretty impressive plus-size selection that includes tops, dresses, lingerie and more.
If you’re looking to infuse your summer wardrobe with a little newness but can’t seem to find many styles that catch your eye or budget, consider the timeless plus-size summer wardrobe essentials below. They’re all under $50, and you can wear them season after season, year after year.
Whether to pair with jeans and shorts or skirts and dresses, you can never have too many soft and comfy tees in your wardrobe. This Madewell Whisper Cotton V-Neck T-Shirt is a best seller that’s affordably priced under $20.
Caslon Sleeveless Maxi Dress, $27.30-$39 (Orig. $39)
Caslon Floral Print Split Neck Shirt, $34.30-$49 (Orig. $49)
Need a new top to wear to work? This Caslon Floral Print Split Neck Shirt will look great with khakis or trousers.
Treasure & Bond Woven Favorite Slipdress, $26.13-$39 (Orig. $39)
Another must-own maxi dress? This Treasure & Bond Woven Favorite Slipdress that can also double as a cover-up on beach days.
This Caslon Flutter Sleeve Cotton Top is a perfect investment piece that you can wear every single month of the year.
BP. Floral Print Midi Slipdress, $39.20 (Orig. $49)
BP. Boyfriend Denim Jacket, $39.20 (Orig. $49)
Your summer wardrobe isn’t complete without a perfect jean jacket. The fit on this BP. Boyfriend Denim Jacket is a bit oversized, making it perfect to wear over dresses and with skirts.
Treasure & Bond Side Ruched T-Shirt Dress, $23.60-$59 (Orig. $59)
Turn heads on your next date night in this figure-flattering Treasure & Bond Side Ruched T-Shirt Dress.
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