10 must-have plus-size clothes to buy from Old Navy
Shop dresses, blouses, leggings, and simple T-shirts
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I have no qualms admitting it: I love Old Navy. More than half of my wardrobe comes from the retailer. Aside from the already-cheap prices and constant sales, in my experience, the brand’s clothes tend to last years upon years. And with its recent campaign to be more size-inclusive by expanding its women’s section to include sizes 0 to 30, Old Navy now has a ton of more options for plus-size people like me to choose from. While many clothing items on the site aren’t available in all sizes just yet, a bunch of gems have had their sizing extended. Without further ado, these are my 10 favorite items I bought from Old Navy, ranging from dresses and blouses to leggings and simple T-shirts, all available in plus sizes.
1. These essential jeggings
Generally speaking, I hate wearing jeans. Denim and I are not friends—as a plus-size person I can almost never find a fit that suits my shape and is comfortable to move in. But these jeggings from Old Navy have been my savior. They look much like real jeans, minus a button at the waist, which is my favorite part—you just slide them on and go. The cotton-polyester fabric molds to fit your shape, rather than you trying to squeeze your legs into pants made of tough, tight denim. With Old Navy’s extended sizing, you can grab these bad boys in the regular length (29½-inch inseam) in sizes up to 30.
2. A cozy, open-front sweater
I recently went to Seattle and forgot to pack a sweater, so when it got chilly, I was thankful my hotel was near an Old Navy. I grabbed myself this cardigan in a burnt orange color and was comfortably warm for the rest of the trip. I also got several compliments on it and since decided it was the best impulse purchase I’ve made in years.
Coming in six muted fall colors, this textured sweater has deep pockets to stash your essentials, too. It looks and feels as if it were hand-knit, from yarn made of a cotton-nylon-viscose rayon blend. Its sizing is broad, from XS to 4X in regular length and up to XXL in tall and petite lengths, though a lot of size and color combos are already sold out, so get yours quickly.
3. These high-waisted biker shorts
Coming in sizes up to 4X, these 8-inch-long biker shorts are versatile for working out or for wearing under dresses to prevent that dreaded chub rub. You can choose among a variety of styles and designs, ranging from solid colors to metallic-accented marble prints. The elastic waistband does not roll down and the moisture-wicking fabric keeps your skin dry and sweat-free. With over 2,800 positive reviews, I’m not the only one who loves these simple shorts so much.
4. This floral puff-sleeve swing dress
Old Navy is known for its floral designs and this dress is just one of many that show off the brand’s repertoire. You have the option between a sea blue or burgundy floral for this midi swing dress, which comes in sizes up to 4X. The front buttons up to a crew neckline, but you don’t need to worry about the middle buttons popping over a bigger bust, as Old Navy’s hidden interior “No-Peek buttons” keep things contained with no gapping. With banded cuffs that puff up the sleeves and a soft cotton-rayon blend fabric, what more could you ask for? Oh, wait—pockets. It has those, too!
5. These work-friendly joggers
The unicorn pants are ones that are comfortable for lounging at home and appropriate to wear to a (casual) office. These joggers, made of a soft yet crisp-looking twill, can be dressed up or down depending on the day you’re having. Details including the faux fly and back pockets, along with the deep pockets on the sides, give these joggers a more put-together look than you’d expect from pants in this style. Get ‘em in your choice of six colors sizes up to 4X in the regular 27-inch inseam, and up to XL in tall and petite lengths.
6. A comfy tank top
With almost 10,000 positive reviews, this tank top is a simple basic for anyone’s wardrobe. It comes in several colors and can be dressed up with a nice cardigan or dressed down with a cute pair of shorts. Made of a rayon-spandex blend, it drapes beautifully on all bodies and the high scoop neck is both flattering and demure. And, of course, the sizing goes up to 4X.
7. An essential pair of leggings
Everyone needs a good pair of leggings in rotation, whether for working out, running errands, or lazing about. With over 8,500 rave reviews, these high-waisted leggings are my pick. Coming in a wide range of colors and designs, they also have side pockets large enough to fit a smartphone, keys, and cash or cards. Like the bike shorts, these leggings are made of moisture-wicking fabric, so say goodbye to sweaty legs. The regular 25-inch-long pairs go up to size 4X and you can find up to XXL in petite and tall lengths.
8. This classic plaid flannel
When the first fall chill comes into the air, everyone who knows what’s what goes apple picking. And it’s common knowledge that you can’t enter an orchard without a flannel, so you might as well grab this cute one from Old Navy. Made of cotton, the button-down shirt comes in six autumnal plaid designs. Thanks to details such as a curved hem, darted bust and seamed back yoke, you’ll be the cutest pumpkin at the patch. It, too, comes in sizes up to 4X.
9. This fit-and-flare dress
This is a classic Old Navy dress—I’m pretty sure I owned some version of it in high school. The simple design never goes out of style and looks great on any body, emphasizing an hourglass shape with an elastic, shirred waistband and flattering scoop neck. Though sleeveless, it can be layered with a blazer to dress it up for work or a casual cardigan for going out with friends. And no matter where you go, you’ll be comfortable, as the polyester-rayon jersey blend moves with you. The regular length comes in sizes up to 4X and petite and tall lengths up to XXL.
10. This floral split-neck blouse
I’ve worn this shirt for almost any occasion—going to work, hanging with friends, a family dinner, date night, you name it. With the elastic cuffs and ruffle trim, it fits and looks great, no matter your body size or shape. The open crew neck is flirtatious and inviting while the floral designs are subtle and feminine. Made of viscose rayon, it won’t show wrinkles or need ironing. Sizes abound here, too.
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