24 Basics From ModCloth That Reviewers Truly Love
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soft tank that might be the Mary Poppins of tank tops — it's practically perfect in every way.
Promising review: "So soft, true to color, and fits really nicely. Got three colors; these will be some of my new favorite tank tops. You can dress them up for work/going out or dress them down with jeans or shorts. They're very versatile and super comfortable. They do run slightly large, so if you want form-fitting or are between sizes, size down." — G
Price: $15+ (available in sizes XXS-4X and in 13 colors)
Dark wash shortalls for a ~jeanius~ twist on a casual summer look.
Promising review: "LOVE THESE!!! They are such a fantastic quality. Not thin but not too heavy for summer. The roll-over cuff is sewn, so it won't flip over when wearing or washing. I am 5-foot-7 and 140 lbs and I got a small. They are the perfect length for me. They are short but good short — you can't see anything when I bend over lol. Soooooo happy I got them!" — Jenny
Price: $69 (available in sizes XS-4X and in two colors)
all-season A-line skirt with an elastic back that won't be a ~stretch~ to match with tons of other things in your wardrobe.
Promising review: "I've been slowly collecting these skirts and finally got the basic black. I love it. I love the pockets, the lining, the length, the stretchy waist, the ease of care, and versatility. It's the perfect skirt in every way." — denisem
Price: $49 (available in sizes XXS-4X and in 10 colors and prints)
essential blazer ready to ~blaze~ new professional trails with you.
Promising review: "I'm almost 40, so I figured it was time I owned a blazer. This one is perfect! I've been reluctant to buy one because I'm quite busty, and usually blazers make me look really boxy. This is very flattering for a large chest. The button closure hits at just the right spot below the bust, so it nicely defines the waist, and the fabric is soft so it hugs your curves instead of making you look square. I bought an XL, which is my usual size. The lining is super soft and silky. Very happy!!" — Mellalune
Price: $59 (available in sizes XXS-4X and in five colors)
A classy and classic
cardigan you should probably order in every color and make your new signature piece.
Promising review: "Perfect. It's so cute and the only cardigan I've had that fits me perfectly! I love it." — mesha
Price: $29.99+ (available in sizes XS-4X and in 18 colors and patterns)
Mary Jane heels that are way more fun than plain black pumps, but just as versatile.
Promising review: "Amazing shoes! I have a pair in both black and pink, and I am completely in love. These shoes are even more gorgeous in person. As someone with wider feet, it can be tricky to find glamorous heels that work, but these shoes more than do the trick." — JEM
Price: $39 (available in sizes 5-13 regular and wide and in four colors)
tunic tee to rock with jeans, leggings, or even no pants around the house...I won't judge.
Promising review: "I would wear this top every day if I could. I wish this came in more patterns; I'd buy more. Super comfy, easy to dress up or down, all-around great simple top." — Shorty
Price: $19+ (available in sizes XXS-4X and in 12 colors and prints)
faux-leather moto jacket you can throw over anything to make it about 1,000 times more badass.
Promising review: "This is stylish and looks more expensive than it is. Great fit and quality for the money. Looks like real leather. Fit is very generous (I could size down two sizes probably). I get compliments on it every time I wear it." — emily
Price: $79 (available in sizes XS-3X and in two colors)
breezy tunic with a cute pocket in which to store sunshine or a little tiny snack for later.
Promising review: "This is the perfect tunic to wear with anything. I love the V-neck and just the right amount of flowy-ness at the bottom. I'm definitely buying this in other colors." — ann
Price: $25 (available in sizes XXS-4X and in three colors)
long-sleeved T-shirt dress that'll be the perfect backdrop for all kinds of fabulous accessories (or just an easy upgrade from a tee and leggings on its own).
Promising review: "I just got this dress in the mail today and I'm already wearing it. When's the last time a dress did what it was supposed to do for you? I'm talking about a simple, understated, comfortable, and versatile outfit in one piece my friends. This dress makes the cut. That being said, can we get some pockets please?" — Señorita Bonita
Price: $34.99+ (originally $59; available in sizes XXS-4X and in three colors and prints)
sporty knit top your current go-to tee could never hope to compete with in terms of comfort and style.
Promising review: "So I will be needing 100 of these in different colors and patterns, because it is hands down the most comfortable thing I have ever put on my body. Ever." — hans3595
Price: $25 (available in sizes XXS-4X and in three colors)
go-everywhere jean jacket from ModCloth's collab with classic denim brand Wrangler you'll rock for years to come.
Promising review: "I've been looking for a jean jacket forever! This one is just right. The material has some stretch, it's a great length, and it has the right amount of tailoring." — modclothian
Price: $79 (available in sizes XS-4X)
Promising review: "So cute! The color pops, the fit is great, and the crop lands about an inch above the belly button for me (but I'm fairly large-chested so it would probably sit a little lower for smaller chests). I also ran into one of my favorite actors while wearing it sooo I'm thinking it might even be lucky?!" — Brooklyn
Price: $35 (available in sizes XXS-4X and in nine colors)
posh pencil skirt with the ~write~ stuff to become one of the most-worn pieces in your closet.
Reviewers recommend sizing up!
Promising review: "SO AMAZING! The most perfect pencil skirt!! It's tough to find one that fits a small waist and bigger hips — usually they either fit one or the other. This hits the mark! Perfect fit, plenty of stretch but holds its shape. Love the back slit and length just above the knee. Could work for work, going out, or just casual with any shoe or top. Make this in more colors and I'll buy them all!" — Sam
Price: $45 (available in sizes XS-3X)
textured A-line dress that can be dressed up or down in about a zillion ways.
Promising review: "Loving this dress. I have it in three colors. I will buy every color they make because I love it SO much. It fits perfectly, is super comfortable, and is WARM without making me feel like I'm suffocating." — Mshules
Price: $44.99+ (originally $69; available in sizes XXS-4X and in three colors)
A hella cozy
cowl-neck sweater you should probably consider your new WFH uniform.
Promising review: "Best sweater ever. I like this sweater so much that I keep checking back to see if they've added different colors. It's so hard to find a nice sweater that's comfortable and NOT WEIRD. There aren't any tacky patterns, awkward cut outs, barfy colors, stupid ties, or hateful pockets. It's just a perfect, versatile color, and it fits with enough breathing room that I don't want to light it on fire at the end of the day. Why can't there be more of these sweaters?? I suppose it might not last long given the other reviews noting how delicate it is, but it's definitely nice to find a sweater that isn't shaped like an asymmetrical circus tarp with a fuzzy picture of Puff the Magic Dragon on it." — Picky Leaha
Price: $59 (available in sizes L-4X)
Promising review: "I purchased these about 18 months ago and I'm still so obsessed with them!! They're still super comfortable. I walk about three-ish miles/day and I've never gotten a blister once. I've probably put 150 miles into these shoes so far and they show no signs of giving up. The toe has gotten a bit scuffed, but if I took a Sharpie to it, I doubt you'd be able to tell. These have been perfect for work, cute casual outfits, everything! I'm sure I'll be getting a pair in another color before long." — LegallyBrunette
Price: $45 (available in sizes 5.5-11 and in six colors)
chic textured peacoat that's simple and cute enough that it won't ruin whatever outfit you toss it over. Quite the opposite, actually.
Promising review: "This coat is seriously the cutest! I LOVE that it has black, brown, and gray in it so that it can be matched with everything. The fit is flattering and I love the hood. It's perfect for Pacific Northwest weather. I wore it for the first time today and got tons of compliments. It's my new favorite coat!" — Leah
Price: $69.99+ (originally $149; available in sizes S-3X and in two colors)
swingy midi with pockets that's pretty much two wardrobe staples in one, since it comes with a removable brown belt you can rock on other pieces, too.
Promising review: "Love love love. This skirt is great; exactly what I expected and more. The fit was perfect for me. I probably could have fit a 1X, but the 2X sits on me without any tightness. It falls right below the knee and is a lightweight material. I got black and pumpkin. This is going to be a staple pair of skirts; they can be casual or dressy." — Erin
Price: $49 (available in sizes XXS-4X and in six colors)
cheerful cable-knit cardigan that would look cute over so dang many things. All in favor of bright yellow being considered a neutral say "aye."
Promising review: "I love this cardigan!!! I get so many lovely compliments on it! Defiantly worth the splurge! It makes me feel sunny and warm on the outside and inside." — Ellie
Price: $49 (available in sizes XXS-3X)
3/4 sleeve sweater available in tons of colors so you can find one to go with pretty much every skirt and pair of pants you own.
Promising review: "The color, the fit, the softness...all excellent. Time to purchase in every color...it's a wardrobe staple!" — sarah
Price: $34.99+ (originally $45; available in sizes XXS-4X and in nine colors)
A downright timeless
cap-sleeve LBD equipped with a special ability known as ~twirl~ power.
Promising review: "So classy! I absolutely love this dress. The skirt is full and has great swing when you walk, and the length is great for work or a nice dinner. I am 5-foot-8-inches and 160 lbs and the small is perfect for me. It cinches in really nicely at the waist and is very generous in the skirt." — Jennifer
Price: $59 (available in sizes XXS-4X and in three colors)
polished blouse that, like Phineas and Ferb, is gonna do it all, from work to the weekend (once you can go outside to do those things, that is).
Promising review: "I love this easy top! I wear this almost every week. If I need a top that I know I can feel confident in, I pull this one out of the closet. It quickly dresses up a pair of jeans, and is flattering and easy. Wash, dry, and repeat. No ironing, no fuss." — Montana chick
Price: $39 (available in sizes XXS-4X and in four colors and prints)
Bright tights to make that floral dress or skirt you've worn approximately 1,409,781 times suddenly feel fresh.
Promising review: "There's nothing quite as satisfying as wearing loud tights! This was my second time buying these, because I was so impressed with the quality. They don't get runs or pill and feel substantial without being too heavy. The color is a lovely mustard and a fun way to jazz up an outfit. I love wearing them with saddle shoes! I'm 5-foot-3 and 150 lbs and a medium fit well." — Birdie
Price: $15 (available in sizes S-L and in four colors)
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