Keep it casual: weekend wear chic for busy petites

bomb petite off duty weekend style

Casual doesn’t have to mean untidy, unflattering or unfashionable

As well as making you looking great and feel confident, your clothing needs to be functional. When it comes to casual wear, you should feel comfortable enough to walk the dog, tidy the house, greet friends and much more. We know weekends are jam packed with activities – brunch dates, shopping trips, organising the kids, seeing friends and running errands, with little time to waste on dressing dilemmas. Here at Bomb Petite we want the items in your wardrobe to make you feel great so you can get on with the practicalities of life. Getting your casual wear style sorted is as important as having your weekday wardrobe nailed, so it’s worth investing in some downtime staples just as you would with your workwear.

Casual doesn’t have to mean untidy, unflattering or unfashionable. If the words ‘dress down’ strike fear in you, you love a workwear uniform, or you just don’t feel like you’ve perfected your weekend outfits – we’re here for all your sartorial needs.

We’ve chosen an abundance of perfectly fitting petite fashions that will have you living for the weekend, and meet our favourite stylish petite Instagrammers and celebrities to model similar looks.

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Get Shorty

For warmer weather casual occasions, dresses, pants and skirts aren’t your only options. These beautifully tailored shorts are perfect for summer; the 100% organic cotton material makes them beautifully lightweight and cool. The relaxed style offers flexibility – both literally (they’re much more practical for sitting and for running after the kids) and in terms of outfit options. The neutral and on trend grey hue makes them easy to pair with white, black, beige, navy and more. To create a timeless, sophisticated silhouette, try tucking in a soft blouse or white shirt. The tailored style of these Isadora shorts stop them straying into loungewear – they appear elegant whilst remaining comfortable. The high waistline will also nip in your narrowest part – visually elongating your lower half and flattering your shape.

Bo Carter Isadora shorts also available in red and light blue.

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Top it all off

Your weekend wardrobe would hugely benefit from the addition of these stylish tops. The modern, fashion forward silhouette of these separates mean the outfit’s effort is already put in for you. By having a few on trend tops like the new eco collection from Bo Carter in your wardrobe (we love the striped and geometric prints), your off duty look is given an elevation of polished sophistication. Here, the design gives an air of effort, without looking like you’ve tried too hard. Any of these beautiful styles would be perfect to wear with plain joggers, (allow the top half to be the statement) a simple navy, black or beige skirt, tailored shorts or even your jeans. When it comes to accessories stick with similar, neutral hues to give your outfit a chic minimal feel. Keep shoes flat and comfy, and match with a structured tote bag to complete the look.

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The Relaxed Trouser

These velvety soft trousers are the epitome of understated luxury. How often is it that you get to combine ultimate comfort and ultimate style? Luckily for us, jogger style bottoms have been trending on the runways and worn by our favourite petite celebs, making them the stylish casual option du jour.

This pair is perfect for weekend wear – for easy mornings pottering around the house, popping to the shops or to meet a friend for coffee. Opting for a pair with a chic design quirk like these and avoiding the less stylish grey marl will ensure you still feel elegant whilst effortless.

Pair with a blouse or light knit, or elevate the look further with a leather biker jacket for a polished edge. A flat shoe is no longer the unstylish option – wear these with sandals, an across the body bag and shades to finish off the look perfectly. This is simple, easy to wear fashion done right.

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Denim Delights

When you need something easy and stylish to throw on with minimal effort, a great one piece like this v-neck denim t-shirt dress is ideal. It means none of your precious time off is spent on matching separates when you’ve got a million things on your to do list. Having a roster of petite casual dresses like this one means you can look smart and casual – allowing you to seamlessly go from a morning coffee date to running errands with ease.

We love each super summery colour this dress comes in; all three would serve you perfectly for a whole number of occasions – and are versatile enough should your plans change mid-day! These denim delights have been cut beautifully just above the knee, with an ultra-flattering v neckline detail and forgiving short sleeve. Make like our model and pair with stylish trainers or wedges. Low top sneakers are no longer strictly worn in the gym, a great pair of sneakers is now a true fashion statement and will give this look a whole new dimension.

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The Laid Back Staple

Flattering and versatile, looser denim is a great weekend staple – and much more casual and comfortable than the skinny jean. This pair have a trendy kick-flare silhouette that, as well as being stylish, will balance out your hips (perfect if you’re pear shaped.) As well as being the epitome of laidback chic, these jeans will make your legs look longer as they hit at the perfect place—right above the ankle.

The great thing is denim suits everyone and this darker wash style will flatter every petite body shape. These jeans are the perfect ‘wear anywhere’ weekend attire – a must have addition to your wardrobe and a perfect ‘base’ for hundreds of casual outfit options. To accompany this look, we’d make the most of the statement tee trend. No longer plain and boring, there’s an abundance of styles available. From slogan to stripe (go for vertical to add height) and in every colour under the sun, a pretty tee will add a feminine twist to this wardrobe staple.

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Sportswear Goes Luxe

Sports leggings are no longer just reserved for the gym. Celebrities, models and TV personalities have all gone from the studio to the street in chic sporty leggings – and you can too. Nothing says ‘weekend vibes’ like brunching with friends in your workout gear; whether you opt for a printed or plain style. The high waist of these Boudavida styles will flatter your frame, as will the hint of ankle shown.

The printed pair’s striking branded waistband gives a stylish nod to the sports luxe trend. If you opt for a pattern on the leg, keep the rest of your outfit neutral. For a workout class before brunch – check out the matching crop tops for a stylish workout look.

After your class, opt for a well-made, well-fitting tee (a v-neck style will flatter a larger bust) over the crop top, to tailor the look for lunch. Layer with a bomber or black leather jacket and add a pair of on trend aviator sunglasses for a sleek, sporty look.

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Casual to-the-Maxi

Our slim fitting, fashion-forward Lyla dress is a comfortable yet chic option for everything from lunch with the girls, a summer BBQ to simply doing the weekly shop. The maxi style, in a beautiful light grey will work hard while you relax – simply add ballet pumps, summer sandals or sneakers and you’re out the door with minimal effort but maximum impact.

Petites will look great in this sleek style as the streamlined shape won’t overwhelm you. If needed, layer a relaxed denim or jersey jacket over the top. Accessories-wise, mini bags are having a moment – so why not pair this dress with a chic small bag? It’ll both look great and won’t overwhelm your frame.


Now your outfit’s sorted, time to start making plans.

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