Peplum, Pencil Skirt and Pink Pumps

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A peplum top and a pencil skirt are two pieces, when paired together, can never go wrong! Especially helpful for plus sized divas, as it cinches in at the waist and helps create an hourglass shape.

Photo credits: Tami Falus

 

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The classic black and white combo with a loud splash of colour with the pink pumps gives me a bit of edge, to an otherwise lady-like outfit.

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Black peplum collar tank from Forever21+, Toronto Eaton Center
Stripped pencil skirt from Thyme and Honey, Marshalls Richmond/John Sts
Pink pointy toed pumps from NineWest

What is petite?

The term “petite” is commonly misunderstood. Many people believe that petite = short and slim and skinny. But this is far from the truth.

Weight has nothing to do with being petite. It’s actually your HEIGHT that determines if you fall into the “petite” category. In fashion/clothing, petite is a standard clothing size designed to fit women of shorter height, typically 5’4″ or shorter.

“Regular” clothing is designed for women who are at least 5’5″ tall which means regular size clothing will not properly fit women who are shorter than this.

Fit is EVERYTHING. If something doesn’t fit you properly, it’s not going to do you any favors.

I found this video from The Petite Shop that helps explain it better:

Welcome to Petite Plus, Meow!

Hiya friends!

For the last few years now I’ve learned and managed to embrace my plus sized-busty-vertically challenged bod with zeal by making sure I “dress with style” for everyday, regardless of having an occasion!

Many people have suggested, even urged, for me to start blogging about my fashion finds and looks that I put together for myself.  Not having ever felt like I was an authority on anything fashion related…I simply accepted the comments as compliments and never took them too seriously.

I’ve been finding recently however, with all the fashion blogging sites I personally follow, none of them really speak from a petite (short) plus sized large busted woman of color’s perspective. So, here I am hoping to fill that void/niche with this Fashion & Lifestyle blog. 🙂

My name is Irene….and I welcome you to Petite Plus, Meow!

Contact email: petiteplusmeow@gmail.com

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Photo credit: Michael Hope

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