Penningtons- My choice for Plus Size Dressy Casual

After having attended a few blogger conferences before I knew what I wanted for clothes when it came time for Blissdom 13 in Texas. Long days and lots of walking as well as Texas heat made me know I needed something comfy and casual. Yet being a business atmosphere I also needed Dressy.

So where do Canadian plus sized gals go for dressy casual? Penningtons of course! 

I find Penningtons to be one of the few stores I can get everything I need with the fit that I require. They have shoes, accessories, casual wear  formal wear, pajamas and under garments. We all know the key to our clothes looking and fitting well is a proper bra. I am happy I purchased three of them thanks to a sale 🙂

Penningtons generously offered to outfit me for this amazing conference and networking experience. I headed out to my local store and felt like a kid in a candy shop. there was so much to choose from and so little time. The Spring season just started and everything looked fab. What is a social media fanatic like me to do when shopping for clothes? Post on Facebook of course! I posted my outfits as I tried them on and got my friends and colleagues reactions. this helped me choose what I was going to wear for the conference.

Thanks to my friends online and off here is what I chose .

A “sparkly” outfit for Girls Night out with matching clutch (from the sales rack both shirt and clutch)


My other choices 🙂 These are all from the Spring line and still available


As you can see each shirt fit differently depending on the material. I like colours and patterns. Trying to get away from brown and black even though I LOVE them ! 


I tried on a lot of clothes and am really happy with my choices. The ladies at Penningtons were very nice and so willing to help with styles and sizes. 


My final choices laid out on my bed


I was so happy about my choices I got new head shots done wearing the colourful shirt at the top and will be using it for all my business cards.

If you are size 14+ and looking to find clothes that fit. You will want to check out Penningtons. You will be happy you did.


  1. Carrie Butler says

    I love Penningtons too! They do have some dressy stuff that's great for work, but seem to be far more affordable than other plus size stores in Canada…. Now if they all could just keep up with the American prices! LOL! Sending out love for Penningtons!

  2. Kim, you selected beautiful outfits and they look great on you! I also like the dressy outfit that coordinates beautifully with the clutch. I do need some new outfits too, so thanks for offering some inspiration!
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  3. OOhhh I love the sparkly outfit! I might have to go check it out at the store. Addition Elle and Penningtons are my go to stores for affordable plus size fashion. Love them both! Great job Penningtons!

  4. oh I love the outfits you posted…You looked wonderful!!
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  5. Great colours! I love all the outfits you put together. There is a brand spanking new Penningtons near me…. I should check it out soon.
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  6. shelly peterson says

    Love the choices you made, all of them look great on you1 Tehy have some really nice style of clothing there! The sparkly outfit and striped shirt are my favorite.

  7. Nena Sinclair says

    Pennington's has come a long way in terms of style in the past while! I love the outfits! 🙂

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