Hi folks welcome to part 2 of my 2 part blog dedicated this week to my plus size petite ladies.  In this Post I am looking at petite clothing for occasions outside of work.  I have provided a formal and casual look, but these items can be mixed and matched with most of the recommendations from the previous blog post, Pretty & Petite ONTIME.  Hopefully these suggestions will inspire you to put together an ontrend AW13 wardrobe which is affordable and, more importantly, will give you plenty of opportunities and occasions to wear all your clothes…not just have certain items hanging in the wardrobe barely seeing the light of day.

As recommended by Diane

My first recommendation is a wonderful ensemble from Minuet Petite.  Minuet Petite have a wonderful new season collection and have a great selection of choices for the petite lady, especially for formal occasions to include Weddings, Days at the Races, Cocktail and Dinner Parties etc.

woman plus size petite occasion dress

Click Here to buy dress – £96 (available in sizes 8 – 20)

I love this Raspberry coloured dress and the simplicity of the styling.  The ruched effect on the left hand side will minimise the belly area whilst serving to accentuate waistline detail.  This colour is very new season (raspberry which is a hue of all the wonderful berry and pink shades).  The dress is versatile enough to be worn on its own for business meetings and other formal occasions within the workplace, whilst when worn with the addition of the Fascinator (which is perfectly proportioned for the size of head of a petite lady), accompanied by the matching clutch bag, you have a very elegant, streamlined outfit for a wedding (either mother of the bride or wedding guest) OR Ladies Day at a Race Meeting.  The most important thing to note about this ensemble is that all the colours are matching so this is also a great find for petite ladies in that if you wear the same colour block, not only will this have a slimming effect but also will elongate the length of your body.  If a petite lady wants to appear taller the classic rule is not to break lines with other colours.  Also, remember the silk scarf that I suggested in the previous post from Monsoon?  This scarf will also be an elegant addition to vary your look.  Oh….and remember the camel coat from the previous post?  This coat will also look well over the dress (worn with the scarf) for very smart business meetings.

womens silk scarf

Click Here to buy silk scarf – £35

womens petite plus size camel coat

Click Here to buy coat – £55 (available in sizes 12 – 32)

womens fascinator

Click Here to buy Fascinator – £29


It is hard to see all the detail in this picture but there is a pearl effect centre to the flower effect of the Fascinator providing a very elegant detail.

women occasion clutch bag

Click Here to buy Clutch bag – £29

Matching clutch bag for the dress and Fascinator above.  This bag can also be used for other occasions and would look particularly interesting when next wearing an all black ensemble.

Finally I have a casual look which again will look great worn with the camel coat and the addition of the silk scarf either as a complete look, OR the silk scarf worn with the cream jumper and coloured jeans to complement the overall casual smart look.

womens plus size petite jeans

Click Here to buy coloured Jeans – £28 (available in sizes 12 – 32.  Also available in colours Black, Teal, and Blush)

I love these berry coloured boot cut jeans and when worn along with the berry boots will also streamline your look to elongate your profile


womens berry colour boots

Click Here to buy boots – £50 (available in sizes 4 – 8)

These boots provide just enough height to be worn for comfort, whilst complementing the shape of the hemline of the jeans (boot cut). Also the fact that they match (in terms of colour hue) with the berry coloured jeans will also elongate your profile.  Berry is also a good colour to wear along with denim, navy, brown, and black so the colour of these boots makes them a good purchase.

You can wear the jeans and boots along with this cream jumper either with the shirt underneath, or on its own with the silk scarf.  All the colours blend and complement.

womens plus size petite jumper     womens silk scarf

Click Here to buy Jumper – £20 (Available from size 4 – 18)

The rib detailing around the shoulder area makes this casual cream jumper that wee bit more dressy for your casual look.

To vary your casual look I also love this very ontrend checked shirt (which again has colour blends and hues that will match your coloured jeans and any of your blue denim clothes whilst also looking great with the boots).

womens plus size petite check shirt

Click Here to buy checked shirt – £22 (available in sizes 8 – 20)

I hope that you have been inspired by my recommendations over the 2 blog posts this week.  The fact that you can mix and match pieces from these posts will hopefully make for a more economical buying decision when you start planning your AW13 wardrobe.  Thank you for viewing this blog and site each week.  Follow me on Twitter @plussizecouk to get all the latest discount and voucher codes from the Retailers all listed in this site.  Until Thursday 30th August 2013.  Bye for now.  Diane XXX

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