27 Things Under $50 From Nordstrom That Have Truly Glowing Reviews

1. A maxi dress that you’ll probably wear all summer long. Don’t worry, there are six other colors to choose from so no one will know that it’s literally the only thing you wear now.

Model is wearing a purple maxi dress and sandals


Promising review: “Beautiful simple maxi. Soft stretchy fabric that drapes and forgives. The cut is super comfortable on my post-baby belly and broad shoulders. An added benefit is that it works for breastfeeding! I can’t rave enough about how good this dress makes you feel.” —Swimmymini

Price: $47.60 (originally $68, available in sizes S-XL, petite sizes S-XL, and six colors)

2. Slingback flats, because they’re cute for casual outings, but also professional enough to look perfect for the office. Plus, they’re oh-so-comfy!

Black leather slingback sandals


Promising review: “Got these in the white and they are so comfy! I got these to wear with jeans and a white blazer this spring/summer and they will be perfect. The embossing is so pretty and the leather feels very pliable for those of us who have troubled feet. And at this price, I think I’m gonna buy them in the tan right now!” —Joansopinion

Price: $39.96 (originally $59.95, available in sizes 5.5-10 and four colors)

3. A short pajama set so you can look put together at all times, even at night. Now the pizza delivery guy won’t think you’re just a cave goblin who wears their middle school pajamas still. I’m talking about me.

Model is wearing a blue and white floral pajama set


Promising review: “These are BY FAR my favorite pajamas I have ever owned. They are so comfortable, I don’t ever want to get out of them. They fit perfectly. I will be buying another pair!” —Efaldborg

Price: $49 (available in sizes XS-XL and 13 colors)

4. A plush throw blanket because you can never have enough throw blankets, in my opinion. Do I own 12 different blankets? Yes. Do I also need this plush one? Yes. “But it has tassels!” —me, persuading my fiancé it’s different.

A cream throw blanket


Promising review: “These blankets are amazing!!! I have purchased three of them and the colors have a beautiful sheen! I am extremely pleased with the quality for the money. Another excellent buy at Nordstrom!” —DarcylynK

Price: $39.50 (available in eight colors)

5. Cut-out leggings that will have everyone’s heads turning like “Daaang, I thought those were lame regular leggings but look at those cut-outs!” Just flip the hair and walk away.

Model is wearing black leggings and black booties


Promising review: “Fits beautifully! It’s very classy and sexy at the same time. It can be dressed up or down with the change of your shoes, boots, or jewelry. The fabric is comfortable yet keeps everything in place. Bottom line is I’d buy it again!” —8573

Price: $34 (available in sizes 1X-3X and four colors)

6. Girlfriend Collective biker shorts that have quickly turned into the best trend to grace us this past year. They’re not only wicked comfortable, but pair them with chunky sneakers, an oversized top, plus a cross-body bag and you’re basically an Instagram influencer.

Model is wearing black biker shorts and white shoes


Promising review: “I love these bike shorts! I was looking for shorts that I could lounge, walk, do yoga, and hike in and these are it! They’re pretty lightweight, but not see-through at all. The fabric is very soft!” —Gguent

Price: $48 (available in sizes 2XS-3XL and four colors)

7. Adidas slides because I see all the cool kids wearing them and we can be cool too! I’m in with the trends.

Black Adidas slides


Promising review: “These are very comfortable and affordable shoes. The memory foam cushion makes for great comfort, whether you’re wearing them all day or just casual. Most slide shoes are just for fashion, and not comfort. These slides have both fashion and comfort!” —Joyandcomfort

Price: $35+ (available in sizes 5-11 and 11 colors)

8. A long sleeve crop top that will basically become your favorite top in your wardrobe. You can seriously pair it with any bottom, jeans, skirts, pants, shorts, you name it and it will look ah-ma-zing.

Model is wearing a maroon long sleeve crop top and pants


Promising review: “Fits perfectly! I love the material! You just can’t go wrong” —Irish_kimchi

Price: $30 (available in sizes 1X-3X and four colors)

9. An aromatherapy diffuser that looks so sleek and modern, you’d think it was a fancy art piece you bought at a gallery showing.

A diffuser


Promising review: “I have been looking for a nice diffuser and this one definitely caught my attention. It’s really easy to assemble. I LOVE that it has light settings. There are so many colors you can choose from to set the mood just right. The timer is also a plus, so you can have it on throughout the day or even overnight. I would recommend for a friend or loved one 100%!” —Butfirstletsgoshopping

Price: $39.99

10. A denim skirt because sometimes shorts are just too limiting. Listen, it’s going to be summer and I sweat a lot. I need the breeze *and* it’s an adorable skirt.

Model is wearing a white denim skirt and metallic sandals


Promising review: “I absolutely adore this skirt! I love how stretchy and comfortable this skirt is; I took it on vacation and wanted to wear it every day! It’s super cute. It’s also lightweight enough to not make me hot and sweaty in the heat of summer. Lastly, it looks good with absolutely everything! Please make more colors, I will buy them all!” —KikiRenn

Price: $39 (available in sizes 24-32)

11. Pink loafers that are giving me some serious Elton John vibes and honestly I’m living for it. Alexa, play “Rocket Man,” thanks, babe.

Blush pink loafers


Promising review: “These are a fantastic loafer with excellent arch support for my foot. They are not tight across the top like many shoes with the bar or strap feature can be. They are comfortable with great padding inside and no pinching in the toe. I like this style and the fit!” —Momlady

Price: $29.99 (originally $109.95, available in sizes 7.5-11)

12. A simple blouse you can wear to your next Zoom meeting and no one will even know you’re still wearing your Snoopy pajamas pants that have nine-year-old coffee stains on them. It’s called ~professionalism~.

Model is wearing a black polka dot top and white pants


Promising review: “It is very much like the picture! It’s more appropriate than a T-Shirt for work or you can wear it in the evening with a jacket. It’s lightweight, soft, and a wrinkle-free material. I like it!” —Riceroni

Price: $49 (available in sizes 1X-3X and seven colors)

13. A monogrammed mug so everyone in the house (or office) knows this is *your* mug. See that S? It means Stephanie, but also STAY AWAY FROM MY MUG, CAROL.

A blue mug with the letter S on it


Promising review: “I’ve gotten four of these for gifts! They are great, look and feel high quality. The ones I got were the light blue H and C mugs, and the color matches the photos well!” —Mar2020

Price: $8.40 (originally $14, available in 14 letters and 14 colors)

14. High-waisted Levi’s denim shorts that will quickly become *the* shorts you wear basically all season long. They’re comfortable, stylish, and easily dressed up or down depending on your top.

Model is wearing blue high-waisted shorts and tennis shoes


Promising review: “Love these shorts! They fit perfectly! I’m so happy they also have a little bit of wiggle room that when I sit down I am comfortable. Very cute! Highly recommend them, coming from a girl who always struggles to find shorts that fit!” —Kirstenannm

Price: $48.65 (originally $69.50, available in sizes 23-32)

15. Wedge sandals because honestly these are just the quintessential spring shoes and they make any casual outfit look just that much more put together.

Wedge sandals


Promising review: “Love these espadrilles! They are the perfect height and look great dressed up or down. I love the color so much it’s perfect for spring. I will also be purchasing the black ones!” —IloveJV

Price: $49.95 (available in sizes 5-11 and three colors)

16. Vince Camuto high-rise leggings so nice, you’ll actually be able to get away with wearing these at work and no one who sees you would think it was weird. Especially because you still WFH and your cats don’t understand the concept of clothing.

Model is wearing black leggings and black heels


Promising review: “These are the only leggings I have found in several years that are substantial enough that I feel comfortable wearing them as more than loungewear. These are not overly clingy or tight and are more the weight and texture of a pant than hosiery, which is exactly what I am looking for. They also do not look like exercise gear, which I appreciate, so can be worn for professional or dressier wear in addition to casual.” —Htma

Price: $35.40 (originally $59, available in sizes 1X-3X and two colors)

17. An oversized sweatshirt you’ll not only wear around the house but probably to every lazy errand run you need to take. Gas station trip for snacks? Definitely. Grocery shopping for snacks? Absolutely. Drive-thru for more snacks? Yes.

Model is wearing a light blue sweater and white pants


Promising review: “This was a gift for my 14-year-old daughter. She won’t take it off! It is such a high-quality cotton weave and the color is really cute and cool. Love it!” —ElizabethHS

Price: $30+ (originally $50, available in sizes XS-XL and four colors)

18. Crocs, because you’ve been evading this trend for waaay too long. It’s time. You need to wear them. It’s your final form.

White crocs


Promising review: “I was hesitant about joining the Croc phase that’s going on, but I purchased them for the house. So glad that I did! The cushion and arch support have eased up some of the back pain from wearing cute slippers inside the house.” —Granmie007

Price: $44.95+ (available in sizes 6-15 and 18 colors)

19. A looped knit throw pillow that you’ll want to cuddle with like it’s a soft little teddy bear. Just stroke the furry pillow…trust me.

A white fluffy pillow


Promising review: “These pillows just pulled together my guest room. I redecorated with this pillow as the final touch. The texture and style go with any decor. I loved the soft texture.” —TDawson

Price: $49.99

20. A “boyfriend” shirt so you can look effortlessly chic with a pair of dark jeans and wedges this spring. I’m basically trying to channel my inner Joanna Gaines this season. We just need ~more shiplap~.

Model is wearing a black and white plaid top and grey denim jeans


Promising review: “My favorite layering shirt! Washes and tumble dries great. I bought the navy plaid shirt and it goes with all my navy, grey, and black clothing. I’ll be buying another color before they sell out!” —Canvasbag

Price: $47.20+ (originally $59 available in sizes 1X-3X and four colors)

21. Cozy slippers to keep you cozy and stylish when you’re lounging around the house. Basically the aesthetic I’ve been striving for this past year.

Brown slippers


Promising review: “They’re perfect to walk around the house or run errands in. Very comfortable! I have had this brand before so I knew they would be comfortable.” —AmparoLaReina

Price: $14.90 (originally $29.95, available in sizes 5-11 and seven colors)

22. A cap sleeve blouse perfect for work but also work for casual outfits when you’re out on the town. You can tuck it into trousers or some adorable mom shorts and it’ll just WERK.

Model is wearing a patterned blouse and denim jeans


Promising review: “This is one of the best shirts I have bought recently. It fits true to size, has a nice price point, and dry cleans very well. I was a little nervous about the cap sleeves, but they are a nice length that gives a true sleeve feel. I love this top so much and get so many compliments that I have since bought it in other colors as well!” —Dakota9

Price: $49 (available in sizes 2XS-2XL and 12 colors)

23. High-waisted skinny jeans and before Gen Z comes for me, these have a ~raw hem~ so they’re not true skinnies, okay? They’re cute and will look adorable with literally any top.

Model is wearing denim blue jeans and white sneakers


Promising review: “These are high-waisted enough, like a jegging with structure and hold. The material is thin enough to stretch and conform. The raw edge gives you the option of folding them up. It also shapes and lifts the booty! This one fits the bill and it’s a fraction of the price!” —Jennykh

Price: $23.40 (originally $39 available in sizes 24-30)

24. A stainless-steel water bottle that is so darn cute, it’ll entice you to drink water for once. No, Sarah, three iced coffees do *not* count as hydration, sorry.

A blue water bottle


Promising review: “My new favorite water bottle! I love that you can drink it with the wide-open pour or the straw! I honestly find myself using this one way more than my Hydroflask! Definitely sold on Owala!” —Miller5

Price: $24.99 (available in six colors)

25. A sports bra because if there is any time we need support for our boobs, it’s while we’re doing burpees and squat jumps. Plus, with the breathable mesh, you’ll feel easy-breezy while cursing at the YouTube workout video.

Model is wearing a nude sports bra


Promising review: “This bra is incredibly comfortable and supportive. I definitely have a need for support and good sports bras have been a unicorn. Until this one. I’m buying it in every color I can get my hands on!” —KitRox

Price: $40 (available in sizes 34C-50G and five colors)

26. A long-sleeve bodysuit so you don’t have to deal with the awkward “shoving my entire arm in my pants” move when you’re tucking tops in your tight pants.

Model is wearing a black bodysuit and denim jeans


Promising review: “I was looking for something sexy that I could dress up or down and this definitely does it perfectly! This bodysuit is very comfortable and sexy. I was able to wear it without a bra to show off some cleavage. I wore it with leather pants but I also plan on wearing it with a pencil skirt. Very versatile!” —Monarch82

Price: $39 (available in sizes 2XS-XL)

27. And a cardigan you’ll basically wear every time you’re cold. If you’re anything like me, that would be literally ALL THE TIME. Why is everywhere so cold?!

Model is wearing a black cardigan, white top, and blue jeans


Promising review: “I have a couple of these in different colors. They are so soft. I usually wear them at work but sometimes I wear them out like a light sweater!” —Delilah3

Price: $34.80 (originally $58, available in sizes 1X-3X)

You, when you see everything really *is* under $50 and amazing.


Some reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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