16 Incredible Fashion Buys Our Readers Are Loving from Nordstrom This Month

From supportive swimsuits to darling dresses

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We like to think of ourselves as pretty good shoppers, but there’s *truly* no better shopper than PureWow readers. Which is why we were curious to know what you’re shopping from one of the biggest retailers to ever do it: Nordstrom. With Nordstrom spring fashion in full swing, it can be overwhelming to sift through pages of jeans and dresses in search of that perfect gift for you sister, mom, dad or yourself. Here, you’ll find 16 readers’ favorite Nordstrom fashion finds for the month that you’ll want to make room in your closet for, from buttery-soft workout leggings from Spanx to spacious tote bags to some denim staples.

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PureWow readers *love* a good shirtdress, and we totally get it. It’s easy to throw on, looks so chic and put together and can be worn for various occasions. This number from Steve Madden has a cinched, defined waist and smocked back that will provide some give. It’s also made from a crisp, lightweight poplin fabric. Oh, and it’s under $100, too.

These leggings from Spanx “should be renamed ‘Belly Thigh and Booty Boost’ leggings,” says one customer at Nordstrom. “These leggings hug and tug in all the right places. [They have] smooth lines regardless of any undie I wear.” The nylon and lycra spandex blend is sweat-wicking, so these will keep you feeling fresh even after your workout, and they feature Spanx’s Slim-X compression fabric and dig-free waistband. The TLDR: Comfort is not a question when it comes to the Spanx legging.

Whether you’re headed to a work-related function or a coffee date, a sleek, relaxed black blazer is an ideal piece that’ll elevate your look with little effort. Open Edit’s blazer has a relaxed fit and single-button closure, keeping many of the traditional aspects yet still feeling fresh and modern. “I love the slight oversize fit of this blazer and how the material drapes on my petite frame,” says Emmi G., a Nordstrom reviewer. “There's some shoulder padding but not too much so as not to be overwhelming. Also, the material is soft with slight structure, so it isn't boxy like other blazers, [and] it doesn't feel like cheap acrylic the way some other blazers do.”

“[These are the] most comfortable pair of jeans I own,” says one buyer. “I was hesitant to try this brand being over 40, but I’m happy I did! They fit [amazingly] and really are comfortable! I sized down to fit a little snugger, as they do stretch out with wear.” Comfort and fit seem to be two details customers rave most about regarding these Good American jeans, which come in two fades and regular and plus fits. With its sky-high waist and slight flare at the ankle, these cotton, polyester and elastane blend jeans look just as good as they feel.

Call it the Meghan Markle effect, but we’re completely sold on all Sorel boots, especially this slip-on Chelsea style that’ll get us through spring showers with water-resistant suede fabric. Thanks to its wedge fit, there’s a gently lifted heel inside, plus a cushioned EVA footbed and arch support, so the comfort level will be off the charts.

A ‘90s-inspired knee-high boot is back in style and, not to mention, a timeless shoe for the capsule wardrobe. Dolce Vita’s Auggie has a stylish pointed toe and a walkable 2.4-inch kitten heel many buyers find comfortable. Our only gripe? The 14.5-inch calf circumference may be too narrow a fit for people with wide calves.

French brand Longchamp’s Le Pliage tote is selling like hotcakes amongst PureWow readers. One customer gushes, “The quality of this bag rivals that of other very high-end coated canvas bags, such as [Louis Vuitton]. If you love the functionality of Longchamp totes, then this is a luxurious upgrade without much cost.” It has a roomy interior that can hold a laptop and additional devices, plus many other belongings, not to mention there’s an interior wall pocket and zip closure with snap handle that’ll keep everything safe during your commute. “The inside feels so nice, as well, with two great pockets—one perfect for my phone. The handles slip easily on [my] shoulder and [the] bag is small and big at the same time,” the reviewer adds. Work never looked so good.

The Hustler jeans from Mother denim are some of the best jeans for shorter women, beloved by petite readers and approved by PureWow’s Senior Director for Special Projects and Royals, Rachel Bowie, who wears the Hustler on repeat. She gushes, “I honestly have converted full stop to Mother Denim, especially their Lil Mother petite offerings—a brand-new fit for them, but one that mirrors their regular silhouettes. The fit is right, the fabric is buttery soft (it is so so soft!) and has the perfect amount of stretch. I also feel like it lifts my butt quite nicely.” It’s hard to beat a snatched bum, but the cropped flare hem comes pretty close, as it won’t swallow shorter frames whole but rather creates the illusion of lean and elongated legs.

Comfortable kitten heels are having a moment. Short in stature and sophisticated to boot, the Esmerelda mules have a shiny, satin finish that’s reminiscent of the Prada Modellerie mules, and a slender, elongated square-toe that’ll look polished with a pair of jeans or a silk skirt. “Be prepared for the beak of the square toes to precede you into the room,” says one shopper. “That's one of the things I adore about the's a show! [It] makes your feet look long and sexy.”

Wide-leg trousers are a year-round must-have. Whether you style them with a tank top and sandals or a button-down and heels, the pants will look good no matter what. Buyers say that Open Edit’s high-rise trousers look expensive and have a nice, sturdy quality. According to reviews and the brand, they run small, so it’s suggested to order one size up from your usual.

“This bathing suit would seriously be attractive on anyone. It’s not tight or constraining but holds your tummy in just right,” says Deb S., a Nordstrom buyer, about the brand’s shape-sculpting technology. The ruched design is ultra-flattering, too, concealing any insecurities along your midriff and hips. Plus, the swimsuit has removable cups, a high neck and a crisscross design at the back that can be adjusted. And while you’re enjoying plenty of coverage at the beach or while lounging poolside, you’ll still feel sexy and confident in your one-piece with the keyhole opening and open back cutout. “I’m not big busted, but I could see this suit working perfectly for someone who is,” she adds.

Birkenstock sandals may be an acquired taste, but they sure have a cult-like following. Equipped with the brand’s legendary molded footbed, every step will feel you’re walking on a cloud. In fact, the EVA cushioning features a pronounced medial and metatarsal arch that delivers support you’ll feel whether you’re walking or standing. One happy shopper raves, “These are extremely comfortable, and I love the gold detail buckle to ‘dress them up.’ They are trendy yet at same time super comfy. love that they go with anything—dress them up or dress them down. The buckle adjusts, so if you have a narrower foot like me you can make it tighter.”

“[This is] one of the best fitting bras I've ever found,” raves Nordstrom reviewer Deanna D. If you love the Natori Feathers bra, then this underwire bra is a no-brainer buy. Fashioned with the brand’s signature lace overlay, this bra makes your everyday bra feel extra spicy, as well as oh-so comfortable, as Associate Fashion Commerce Editor Stephanie Meraz discovered in her PureWow100 review of the Natori bra. The Cherry Blossom bra has an “excellent fit for those with shallow breasts or low projection, [and it] makes the best of what you have without heavy padding and uncomfortable rearranging,” adds the reviewer. Best of all? The lace is known for its seamless no-show fit.

We’ll be wearing this comfy striped dress all season long. Made from a blend of modal, polyester and elastane, this maxi dress is designed to feel breathable and stretchy. We’re loving the functional side slits, which will make it a breeze to walk in. Wear it with your favorite pair of ballet flats or some comfortable sneakers for a full day of errands without sacrificing an ounce of style.

It’s time to give your everyday sneakers a much-needed refresh, and we’ve got just the pair in mind from none other than Nike. Sneakerheads will dig this rendition of Nike’s famous basketball-inspired Blazers (which are traditionally seen as a high top). We’re digging the low platform soles on this pair that delivers a modern, 1.25-inch boost. Select from your choice of five Nike swoosh colors, from a light blue to classic black or a Barbie pink.

It was love at first try the first time PureWow’s Associate SEO Editor Marissa Wu put these Madewell jeans on. “They were the most I'd ever paid for denim at the time, but you can't put a price on looking like a million dollars, you know? I love that they're high-waist (like, past the belly button), so it provides a nice slimming effect. However, there's also a decent amount of stretch so they're pretty comfortable, even on long haul flights (because I don't do sweatpants!).” While Wu, who is petite, finds them to sit high at the waist, these are a mid-rise jean and will likely sit at or below the belly button on taller wearers. Do note, however, some buyers say that they have a comfortable stretchiness that, at times, can make them feel too loose in between washes.

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