Looking for a dress that's casual enough to wear on the weekends but also appropriate to wear to work? A day dress will fill the bill. Day dresses can be worn solo, with cardigans, or jackets, making them wear-to-work attire that can also be something a petite woman could wear for other daytime activities. If you're searching for special occasion attire, see winter party dresses and also petite little black dresses for winter 2011/2012.
A shapely sheath--the sheath is a top dress style for petites--features extended shoulders and tucks at the neckline, both of which are good for petites who have a triangle-shaped figure. Darts at the waistline help with a slimming line too. A petite woman could easily wear this subtly patterned sheath dress to work with a tailored black jacket. It's available in petite sizes P4 - P16, as well as regular misses, from Coldwater Creek.
The checked pattern on this figure-flattering sheath dress reads as a neutral, which makes it especially nice for work attire. Add a bright cardigan or a neutral jacket; there are lots of ways to wear this type of dress. It's available in petite sizes P6 - P16, as well as regular misses, from Coldwater Creek.
Polka dots for winter? Believe it or not, polka dots are "in" for winter 2011/2012. Designer Marc Jacobs was one of the premiere designers to feature polka dots in his fall 2011 collection. For those petites who like to follow trendy style, here's a cute little number, available in petite sizes 00 - 14, as well as regular sizes, from Banana Republic.
Animal prints continue in popularity. Here's a shapely leopard-inpired print day dress for petites that has a touch of spandex in the fabric, which should make for easy dressing. The sandy taupe colors of the dress are neutral, so it would be easy to add a pop of bright color with a red jacket or a hot pink cardigan. This animal print dress is available from Banana Republic in petite sizes 00 - 14.
Gray houndstooth makes for easy style for day. The fabric of this dress is a knit, which is an easy wear-to-work fabric because there should be no worries about wrinkles. As a neutral color, gray goes with anything, and the houndstooth pattern also reads as a fashion neutral, so it's easy to accessorize for either work or casual wear. This dress is available in petite sizes 4P - 14P from Boscov's.
Here's an easy-going jersey drape neck dress for petites that features shapely draping in the midriff area, a flattering detail. This dress comes in either eggplant (as shown) or navy, both good winter colors. It's available in petite sizes 4P - 14P from Boscov's.
The ruffle decoration on this petrol blue dress gives it a little oomph without moving it into the category of a special occasion dress. It features three-quarter length sleeves, which are appropriately warmer in winter months, and three-quarter sleeves flatter petites because they can show off slim wrists. This blue winter day dress is available in petite sizes PS - PXL from Boscov's.