Penningtons Plus Size clothing for style and comfort

Every time I get invited to an event or a trip I stress! I stress over what I am going to wear and if it is going to fit. Women in general all feel this way some time or another. We worry about over dressing or under dressing and always worry about how our clothes fit. When we as bloggers attend a professional event like a conference we know first impressions often make or break a deal. Many people after reading our blogs for so long, have a predetermined image of us. So when we meet in person, we better deliver!

When I was asked to speak on a panel recently I immediately did a mental list of what was in  my closet. What had I worm last time I spoke publicly and what still fit me. I also considered the season and knew I wanted something stylish for Spring. As a plus size Canadian woman I have a difficult time finding retailer who cater to my needs. I need a store that will let me try on everything , help me with sizing and be up to date on the current styles and tends. Penningtons has always been my place to shop for these reasons.

I went into Penningtons in the city and told the lady I needed dressy casual outfits that could be mixed and matched. I also told her I needed a new bra and it had been a while since my last fitting. She measured me and gave me my bra size so I could pick out a new bra. A good bra can drastically change the look of any outfit and is a must. We then opened a change room and I started trying on clothes. By the end of the experience I had a handful of shirts, jeans, capris and a light sweater. As well as sunglasses and a new bra, Here are a few of my picks below


I tried this dress on and did not buy it initially. I actually went back later and got it once I found the right bra for it.


The shirt I bought last year but the capris I picked up this time. They are stretchy and dressy. Great for casual or dressing up. No zipper and not buttons, easy to slip on with lots of flex. Savvy fit twill capri 

As conferences are often up and down in their temperatures, I knew I needed a light sweater. I picked one I could wear with many shirts and was not too heavy. This long sleeve duster cardigan was perfect!


As you can see I bought a few different shirts to go with it. I also wore it with jeans one day and tights another. The jeans are amazing! I always love how Penningtons jeans fit.


I know black is so flattering however I really try hard to add more colour to my wardrobe. It is difficult being a redhead to add colour, but earthy tones do work well. I picked out a yellow tank and a orange peasant top as well. Love them both!


3/4 sleeve printed peasant blouse in orange is my fave and I love how it fits. It adds just enough colour and is great with any type of bottoms.


Thanks to Penningtons I felt stylish and comfortable as well as confident in my clothes during the conference and after.

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So tell me, which piece do you like best?

Disclosure- I received a git card to purchase the clothes for my conference. All opinions are my own 


  1. mamabear6910 says

    I love the clothes at Penningtons, but I always find that the tops are made for women with bigger boobs, the tops are always way off for me, but the bottoms fit well once hemmed for my short legs.
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  2. I like several of your outfits. I love how feminine the dress is. So true that the right bra makes a huge difference to how finished the look is. What I really don't enjoy seeing is when girls wear outfits with bra straps hanging out all over. I feel like that looks so unprofessional.
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  3. The dress looks great! I also like to try things on before buying!

  4. oldermommystill says

    I love Penningtons, one of my favourite store to shop. Penningtons was the only place I could find a good fitting bra and the salesclerk was incredible…I must have tried on 30 different bras…lol
    I love your outfits, especially the dress in the top photo and the black pants and top with the duster…very nice!
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  5. CanadianMomEh says

    Great outfits! I love being able to find tops at Penningtons for woman with larger busts. It makes shopping so much easier.

  6. Kim, I love the outfits you picked out for yourself at Penningtons. There's amazing versatility to the long-sleeved dusty cardigan, especially when you changed the look completely with a different shirt and bottoms.
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  7. Susan Patterson says

    I love Penningtons and I wish that there were more stores with plus sizes! Thank you!

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