Nordstrom, H&M, and Mango Have the Best Plus-Size Basics—38 in My Cart


H&M; Pictured: H&M Double-Breasted Jacket ($40)

When it comes to shopping for plus-size basics, it's never been easier than now. Over the last few years, more and more fashion-forward retailers have expanded their size ranges after listening to consumers' frustrations with a lack of size diversity. Cute plus-size clothing either used to be impossible to track down or just plain nonexistent back in the day, but brands like Mango and H&M have been ramping up their game, competing for a piece of the plus-size market share pie with multi-brand retailers like Nordstrom. The result? More and more chic and affordable clothing that everyone can try and buy.

Basics are the foundation of every closet, and now that plus-size elevated basics are commonplace, there's plenty to choose from. Just like straight-size clothing, plus-size elevated basics are meant to go with everything and anything in your wardrobe. Scroll below to discover some of the best plus-size basics I'm shopping now as a fashion editor, from straight-leg denim that pairs well with any blouse to perfectly slouchy blazers à la Hailey Bieber.

The legendary Skims dress goes up to a 4XL on Nordstrom.

The anti-skinny jeans trend is nowhere to be found after seeing this beautiful pair.

Obsessed with the wash on these jeans.

This olive-colored sweater would mesh so well with leather pants.

There are only a few of these gorgeous jackets left in an XXL!

This button-down shirt belongs in everyone's closet.

Another pair of Good American jeans I can't stop thinking about.

Stripes go with everything in your closet.

Imagine this sweater with a pair of your favorite jeans or a miniskirt.

Mango's plus-size offerings were shockingly chic.

Meet your new favorite pair of jeans.

Good American always has the best plus-size bottoms.

Another cardigan for your troubles.

Perfect for strolling on the Upper East Side of New York City.

The cutout details on this dress are divine.

Slouchy blazers are always a need.

The preppy look is so in for spring 2023.

The tie-front detail adds an unexpected, fun twist to this Mango skirt.

This color pairs so well with a basic white tee.

Tweed is all the rage for 2023.