Hi Folks!  This week I am posting 2 blogs dedicated to all my Petite Ladies.  Today’s blog is called Pretty & Petite – ONTIME (AW13 office wear for the plus size petite lady)

Pretty & Petite – ONTIME (AW13 office wear for the plus size petite lady)

I was pleasantly surprised to find great choices for office wear for the petite lady.  I have put together an ensemble which can be changed around to create different looks.  Elegance, sincerity, and a degree of sophistication have been brought together using very affordable pieces from Dorothy Perkins, Marks & Spencer, Littlewoods, Marisota, Monsoon, SimplyBe, and Debenhams.  These suggestions are current, ontrend, and brought to you ontime for your Autumn/Winter 2013.

As recommended by Diane

My first recommendation is a smart winter coat.  I have opted for this camel wool coat from Marisota.  The coat is available from size 12 – 32 and is a great price at £55.00.  This is a very flattering coat for practically all frames and builds of petite.  The coat is single breasted so will have a narrowing effect on the body, whilst the collar gives this coat a smart corporate look.  The button tab detail at each side of the waist area (giving the suggestion of a belt) serves also to define the waistline.  This coat is also available in black but I have opted for camel on this occasion so that you can wear varied colours of trousers, skirts, footwear, and handbags.  It also has (perhaps a bit fickle of me to suggest) something of the air of a Burberry trench coat about it.

womens plus size petite camel coat

Click Here to buy coat – £55.00

………and as we are talking air of Burberry I suggest complementing the overall look of this coat with the addition of a luxurious silk scarf from Monsoon.  You can learn how to craft your look by being clever with purchasing decisions.  This scarf may appear expensive (especially compared to the price of the coat) but it will bring that sumptuousness to your overall look.  I love these autumn colours which will give you plenty of variety and choice for when you would like a change of separates, shoes, and bag.  The scarf is also versatile enough that it can be worn to dress the neckline of your daywear (should that be a fine knit jumper, or a blouse or other smart top).

womens silk scarf

Click Here to buy silk scarf – £35.00

For everyday office wear and comfort I particularly like these black patent look ballerina pump style block heels from M&S

womens patent block heel loafersThese shoes are great value at only £19.50.  They are currently available from sizes 3 – 7.5

Click Here to buy shoes – £19.50

This Black leather bag from Debenhams has been reduced in the blue cross sale to £39.20.  If you use code HX64 at the checkout you will get an additional 10% off the sales price.

womens leather bag

Click Here to buy leather bag – £35.28

A black skirt, and a pair of black trousers are the main staples of office wear.  I like the comfort fit of this black pull on pencil skirt from Dorothy Perkins (available from size 6 – 16).

womens plus size petite pencil skirt

Click Here to buy pencil skirt – £14.00

womens plus size petite trousers These straight leg trousers are magisculpt, specially designed to flatter the figure.

Click Here to buy trousers – £39.00

Here are 4 tops that will alter the occasion and colour palette of the skirt and trousers.  Each top can be worn with either the skirt or trousers to vary your look.

womens plus size petitie v neck jumper For that ‘Month End’ and everyday routine day of office life I like the comfort and versatility afforded by wearing a fine knit jumper.  I have shown this top in black but it is also available in a few other colours.  Colour palette and styling can be varied with the addition of a scarf or jewellery (especially necklaces in terms of colour, type, and length).  At £15.00 it is an inexpensive basic for your wardrobe.

Click Here to buy jumper – £15.00

womens plus size petite peter pan collar shirtI love the freshness of this ivory and black monochrome look blouse.  This top will make your look more formal and would work especially well for Board Room meetings, Team Meetings and meeting clients.  There is something of the court room formality about the look of this blouse.  The blouse is currently available in sizes 14 – 32.

Click Here to buy blouse – £40.00

For the Marketing/Promotional Campaign Meeting you need the pizzazz and drama of this gorgeous Anna Scholz designed blouse with cami.  The blouse has been reduced in the sale to £32.50.  Currently available in sizes 14 – 22

womens plus size petite designer blouse

Click Here to buy Anna Scholz blouse – £32.50

and the final look is this satin top which will take you from office to evening out on the way home from work.  The top is also available in Black and Teal.  I have shown it here in Pink (which is a key colour trend for AW13).  I love the simplicity of this blouse, and at £18.00 I think it offers great value for money.

womens plus size petite satin pink top

Click Here to buy satin top – £18.00

I hope I have been ‘ontime’ this week before you have purchased your AW13 work wear wardrobe.  Please note the offer of the additional 10% discount on the leather bag from Debenhams expires on Monday 26/8/13.  I am now Tweeting special offers and discounts from many of the Merchants/Retailers featured on this website (on a daily basis).  On most occasions offers are only valid for a few days.  If you are not following me on Twitter you are missing out.   Until Monday 26/8/13…..Diane xxxx


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