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The below content is about the 2017 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.
Dum dum dum… we present Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017: Picks for Work!
Updated 8/3 to reflect restocked inventory! Anything that only has a few sizes left has been marked with an asterisk — if you like it, you may want to move fast!
I’ll be honest: Based solely on the presale catalog, I was a little worried that this sale was going to be (to quote recent news articles on other matters) “a big nothing burger,” so I’m thrilled to report that it’s actually really good once you wade past all of the ruffles (my God, why all the ruffles?) and odd off-the-shoulder/cold shoulder looks.
There are a TON of great dresses from Eliza J, Ellen Tracy, Classiques Entier, Halogen and Vince Camuto; tons of investment pieces from BOSS, Lafayette 148 New York, and for the weekend a lot of great pieces from AG, Paige, Wit & Wisdom, Articles of Society, Kut from the Kloth and NYDJ.
Reader favorite workout gear Zella is included in the sale, as is lingerie from brands like Natori, Chantelle, Hanky Panky, Spanx, and Yummie by Heather Thompson. (Oh, and this reader favorite brand for pantyhose and tights is in the sale too!)
Without further ado, here’s our initial picks for workwear from the 2017 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale…
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Reader Favorites from Previous Sales
V-neck blouse (4 colors and petites), now $31, will be $48(now sold out, unfortunately!)
- pleat front blouse* (5 colors), now $45, will be $69
- navy blazer (6 colors and petites), now $39, will be $59 after sale
- black shawl blazer (3 colors), now $48, will be $74
- merino sweater (9 colors) (admittedly, readers love the cotton version of this sweater, but for winter I always think merino wool is better!)
- elbow patch knit blazer (2 colors and petites), now $69 — the elbow patches are a new twist on this perennial reader favorite for casual days
- red seamed sheath dress (3 colors and petites), now $78, will be $118
wrap dress, now $131, will be $198(now sold out, unfortunately!)
- navy blazer (also in houndstooth), now $148, will be $198
- brown pants (in four colors!), now $158, will be $238
Great Dresses for Work in the NAS (MOSTLY under $100!)
The 2017 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale really excels at dresses for work — so many cute ones, and they’re all so affordable. All of these dresses but the final, 12th one are under $100. (I like that one too much to not include it!)
Bottoms for Work from the 2017 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, now $38-$58 (will be $59-$89)
Tops for Work from the 2017 NAS, now $38-$196 (will be $79-$295)
Row 1, $38-$65
Row 2, $67-$196
2017 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Blazers for Women, now $58-$198 (will be $89-$298 after the sale)
Suiting Separates in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017, now $59-$199 (prices will be $89-$595 after sale ends)
(In general, it’s really nice to see less suiting looks with cropped pants — lots of full length trousers if that’s your preference. I’m also kind of intrigued by all the plaid suiting I’m seeing — it feels like it’s been a few years since that’s been in as much as it will be for fall.)
- gray pinstriped suit (jacket, pants)
- navy stretch wool suit (jacket, pants)
- black stretch suit (jacket, pants)
- gray skirt suit (jacket, skirt, dress)
- plaid suit (jacket, pants, skirt, dress)
Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017: Plus Size Picks for Work
We rounded up more of these over on this page, but some of our absolute favorites for plus-size workwear include the ones pictured below…
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Splurges for Work in the 2017 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale
If anything it feels like there’s a lot less designer clothes in the mix this year. (Has anyone noticed this in general with shopping? It feels like now everything is over $300 or under $100, with very few things in that middle range that can be golden for work!)
Row 1, currently $314-$398 (will be $495-$598 after the sale ends):
Row 2, currently $398-$699 (will be $598-$1014)
Readers, what have you found in the sale so far this year? Anything great for work or play?