The Best Nordstrom Made Brands For Women Over 50

Empty Nest Blessed by Suzy Mighell
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Did you know that there are 23 Nordstrom Made Brands? They range from Zella activewear and preppy 1901 to beautiful Nordstrom Signature and French-inspired Trouvé. (With lots in between!) Today I’m going to run down my favorite Nordstrom Made Brands, tell you why I love them, and give you some examples of the typical styles they offer. (I went in alphabetical order.)

As always, click any pink text link for more information and know that everything fits true to size (TTS) unless I indicate otherwise!

Nordstrom Made Brands

Nordstrom is what is called a multi-brand retailer. That means the 120-year-old department store offers a wide range of brands and types of products, From candles to cowboy boots and everything in between.

They also have a team of designers behind their private label brands. Those designers take the most appealing trends of the season and apply what they see to their own trendy — and affordable — collections. It’s a win-win for customers like us because we get the added value of shopping at Nordstrom — with their exceptional customer service, convenient free shipping and returns, and the option to order online and pick up curbside or in-store.

Not only that, but Nordstrom’s (freeNordy Club is among the best loyalty programs in the nation, offering the opportunity to shop and earn points toward Nordstrom Notes, along with other exclusive sales and events.

My Favorite Nordstrom Made Brands


Caslon® Short Sleeve Scoop Neck Tee (Under $20 and Perfect for Memorial Day!) | Caslon® Boyfriend Shorts

I think Caslon is one of Nordstrom’s most versatile private label brands. It’s ideal for empty nesters! I love that it also makes lots of styles in Plus size as well as regular! Think casual, well-made mix & match basics (including shoes!) that would be perfect for anything from errands and the grandkid’s baseball games to travel or lounging around the house! I think THIS stripe print sleeveless dress is so cute!)

Caslon® Floral Print Sleeveless Maxi Dress | Plus Size HERE

Check out Caslon styles HERE. Check out Caslon Plus size styles HERE.

Chelsea 28

Chelsea28 Faux-Wrap Camisole Dress (Runs long! I’m 5’5″ and had to wear heels so it didn’t touch the ground.)

Chelsea 28 makes feminine, wearable, and of-the-moment dresses. (With a few girly jumpsuits sprinkled in for good measure.) This is the brand to shop when you need a well-priced, on-trend dress for a special occasion! Check out Chelsea 28 styles HERE.


Nordstrom Made Halogen brand is a mix of work-to-weekend pieces! It encompasses both wardrobe essentials and pieces that could be considered statement looks. The brand includes apparel, shoes, and accessories that combine trends and classic, clean styling.

Halogen® Plissé Top

Check out Halogen styles HERE.


Nordstrom Brand Moonlight Dress (This smocked bodice dress is THE dress style of the moment! I adore this one because it is unbelievably soft! It feels like a nightgown!)

As you can probably guess, Nordstrom’s brand “Nordstrom” encompasses a wide variety of styles. Designs are timeless, fun, and modern. It features styles for the home, as well as men, kids, and women (including shoes, accessories, and jewelry)! Check out Nordstrom brand styles HERE.

Open Edit

Open Edit Sleeveless Reversible Maxi Dress (Can be worn backwards or frontwards! Click HERE to see how and to check out the other color options.)

Nordstrom describes Open Edit as a “collection of wardrobe essentials and statement pieces.” I would agree! Think chic, moderninstic designs with clean lines and a sleek feel. Women’s designs come in sizes XS-3X, but Open Edit also has styles for men and kids. Check out the entire women’s collection HERE.

Rachel Parcell

This Nordstrom private-label brand features the designs of Rachel Parcell, and it’s bea-utiful! Think show-stopping feminine dresses, sleepwear & casual wear, jewelry, and accessories. I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite dresses below! I’m particulary enamored by the figure-flattering draping on THIS black dress, and I adore THIS summery white eyelet dress. You can see the entire line HERE.

Treasure & Bond

Treasure & Bond Textured Babydoll Top | (Also HERE in pink.) | Caslon High Waist Skinny Jeans

Treasure & Bond is Nordstrom’s line of trendy essentials. I really like this line, and I think it’s a good line for empty nesters! (I featured lots of Treasure & Bond tops in THIS post.) Check out some of my faves below.

woman over 50 posing by a pool tucking her hair behind her ear wearing nordstrom made brand treasure & bond yellow lace top

Treasure & Bond Semisheer Mock Neck Lace Blouse (See other colors HERE.) | Caslon High Waist Skinny Jeans

This pretty top is perfect for summer if you don’t like your upper arms showing! (I hear that a lot from y’all, and I get it!) The website says it’s “semisheer” but all I did was wear a nude bra underneath and I was fine because the weave of the “lace” fabric is pretty dense! If you want more coverage, add an inexpensive nude cami.

Treasure & Bond Ruched Side Sleeveless Dress – Fitted but flattering, thanks to the ruching! If you want a looser fit, order a size larger than your normal size. (Come in 15 color options! See them all HERE.)

My favorite thing about Treasure & Bond though, is that it gives back. That’s right! Nordstrom gives 2.5% of all net sales of Treasure & Bond items to organizations that support youth homelessness. (More than 4 million young people in North America are currently homeless. ) To read more about these organizations, click HERE.

Treasure & Bond Fitted Ruffle Rib Tank (No longer available in black. See below for the fun summer colors. Also, know it runs small, consider ordering a size up) | Treasure & Bond Paperbag Waist Pants | Halogen Open Front Pocket Cardigan

Check out the entire Treasure & Bond line for women HERE.


ZELLA Sleeveless Knit Romper (Also comes in Dark Gray.)

Zella is Nordstrom’s activewear line for men, women, and kids. You’ll find everything from loungewear and casual pieces to accessories and high-performance workout wear. I adore this line and can’t say enough about how good the quality is! I own THESE joggers, and they are so soft inside I never want to take them off!

woman over 50 posing in a travel look behind the open trunk of an SUV wearing nordstrom made brand zella romper

THIS romper is so soft and comfy that I wore it for travel last weekend! The elastic waist gives it just enough structure to make it flattering. I kept making Bob feel how soft it is!)

You can check out all Zella’s styles for women HERE.

There are twenty-two amazing Nordstrom Made Brands! You can check them all out HERE. I had the best time sharing my favorites with you! Do you have a favorite? Let me know in the comments below if you have one you especially love or if you have any questions about any of my faves.

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  1. Hi Suzy,
    I love Nordstrom as well and the variety of clothing for 50+ women. You looking amazing in all the selections. I love the smock top dresses! I feel I have too much of a bust to wear them, unfortunately. With your style sense, would you agree with that?
    I did order the jumper. I’m a huge Zella fan.
    Thanks for this great blog post!

  2. Nancy,

    If you have a large bust, you might not feel comfortable in a smocked bodice dress, but black would make a good choice if you want to try one! (Free shipping & returns make that easy!) Women of all shapes and sizes are beautiful and I understand that not everyone feels comfortable wearing what I wear! My purpose is to represent a specific style from a specific Nordstrom Made Brand, in order to encourage you to click through and check out what appeals to you and makes you feel fabulous! There is definitely something for everyone at Nordstrom, and I think their private label brands deliver on style, price, and quality!

    Thank you so much for your question, sweet Nancy!


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