Need a dress? Here are 3 dress styles for women over 40 that are guaranteed to work for you.
A sheath dress is class all the way.
It’s a long, lean body-skimming dress that encases your body, enhances your curves or creates them where there are none.
This elegant style is typically sleeveless with strong waist definition and a back slit or pleats.
It’s unfussy and is a fabulous choice for work or anytime you are going to an important event and aren’t sure what to wear.
A shift dress is the kind of dress every woman wants in her closet because it’s easy and comfortable.
It’s sort of like wearing a long top. It hangs loosely from the shoulders (sometimes has darts) and falls straight down to above the knee with no waist definition.
Shift dresses can be sleeveless, have short or long sleeves and usually have a high scoop or boatneck neckline.
Since they are loose, they give off a casual, relaxed vibe and are excellent for covering up problem areas.
The fit and flare dress is one of the most popular silhouettes this spring and it’s no wonder.
It has a fitted top with a very defined waist and a flared skirt. It can help balance a larger bust, define a waist and add curves. This style is very feminine and pretty.
Need help finding a great dress?
We’d love to help you find it at KC’s. At any time of year, we have many styles for you to choose from.
On the West Coast, we can wear colour all year round. Some of the most popular colours include red, hibiscus, coral, royal blue, ocean aqua, yellow, magenta, lime green… there’s something for everyone!
If you’ve bought bright-coloured capris or jeans and then get home and think they might be too bright, you can tone it down by adding a white or cream-coloured top to tone them.
If you aren’t comfortable in the brighter tops and bottoms or you want to freshen up your neutral wardrobe, be sure to use brightly coloured accessories to carry you into the sunny months. Add a colourful scarf, bracelet or necklace to update or modify your look.
Fashionistas – wear all the colour you can! It’s in style and always makes you feel great when you step out the door!
… starts with your bottoms!
Start by choosing 2 colours for your bottoms (capris, shorts, pants, skirts)
Then, only select tops that go with these colours!
For example, if you are going on a 10-day holiday, start with 6 bottoms and 7 matching tops.
If you are a dress girl, throw in a favourite or two!
Packing for your trip can always be a hassle but we have the formula that makes it easy!
Stop by and learn more, or enjoy the experience of booking a personal shopping appointment before the store opens for exceptional one-on-one service.
West Coast ladies love our denim, but remember to keep it professional at work!
Always wear a jacket with your jeans.
Make sure your jeans are the most casual part of your outfit. Your shoes, boots, coloured top and jacket should be dressier.
Skinny and straight leg jeans are trending, so are textures and printed denim.
Dark denim, black or brown can be used for a little more sophisticated look, so leave your traditional denim for home and play.
Accessories are key… add a great necklace, bracelet, blingy or statement belt, or SCARF and look more polished instantly.
KEEP YOUR JEANS LOOKING GREAT FOR LONGER To help keep your jeans from bleeding and keep the fabric color “true” for longer, launder your jeans inside out, add a cup of white household vinegar and a quarter cup of salt to the cold washing water. These natural ingredients help set the dye within the jeans’ fabric, providing some protection against bleeding.
NEVER put your jeans in the dryer! Hang them to dry. The hot heat breaks down the elastine and your jeans won’t last as long.
Find the best denim styles at KC’s!
Want natural fibers in your clothing?
What are sustainable natural fibers?
COTTON is harvested from the cotton plant and is best suited for our hot and humid climate as it breathes and keeps us cool and comfortable.
Garments made from cotton are also perfect for people who have sensitive skin as it is naturally HYPOALLERGENIC.
RAYON Many people don’t realize that Rayon is considered a natural fiber, as it is derived from naturally occurring cellulose in trees and plants.
The rayon material has natural anti-microbial properties and does not produce much odour if you sweat, making it perfect for our or any hot climate.
Spring isn’t the only season for natural fiber clothing! KC’s Boutique has made in Canada Putorti and Parkhurst cotton sweaters.
Most of our t-shirts including our ¾ or full sleeves are cotton or rayon blends.
Boiled wool is another popular request and wool capes are lightweight but still keep you warm.
Gilmour clothing from Vancouver offers many great casual styles of bamboo rayon and cotton pieces as well.
As usual, we always bring in many lines MADE in CANADA and BRITISH COLUMBIA.
Why not try a vest?! Not only are they back in fashion, but they are back with STYLE!
You can stay warm without the bulk or restriction of a coat and switch up your style depending on your mood with the simple addition of a vest. Plus many styles this year do double-duty since they are reversible!
Casual Quilted Vests look sharp without adding pounds. They are the perfect way to stay warm as the weather cools down and the seasons change.
Pick a Knit Vest, Vest Jacket or Puffer Vest and pair with your favourite blue jeans to meet your outdoor clothing needs.
Looking for a bit more luxury? Try a warm Faux-Fur Vest! Rock a casual and fun look with a Denim or Faux-Leather Moto Vest!
Different women have different needs when it comes to finding the right fit, so we offer styles that will fit a petite frame – smaller armholes and a bit shorter length for those ladies 5’4″ and under. Regular fit will give you that extra length around the seat.
In the many years that KC’s Boutique has been open, we’ve learned a formula that works well with any casual wardrobe.
When you purchase a new pair of bottoms, invest in or make sure you have 5 tops that match. By following this tip, you will be sure to always have an outfit that comes together in a snap!
This formula works especially well when you are purchasing a bottom in a unique fashion colour because you will always be able to pull together an outfit without worrying about finding matching tops at a later date.
This basic wardrobe principle keeps the stress out of dressing!
Stay stylish even in the hot summer sun with these tips.
- Choose natural fibres that are breathable like cotton, bamboo, rayon and modal.
- Wear a stylish pair of strappy sandals or peep toe shoes.
- Pull long hair up into a stylish up-do.
- If you need to wear a hat, look for one made of straw.
- Long flowing and loose-fitting garments actually keep you cooler than shorts. Just look at the Saudis! With these types of garments, there is more air circulation than if the clothes are clinging to your body.
- Wear light colours instead of dark colours; the exception is light blue since light blue shows more sweat than any other colour.
- Avoid sugary drinks and caffeine as they dehydrate you.
- If traveling, shopping or dining where there is air conditioning, be sure to bring a 3/4 sleeve cardigan with you.
- Avoid tucking in your tops as it holds in the heat.
- Don’t wear pantyhose unless your work demands it.
- Maxi dresses are so comfortable this time of year. They are suitable for both casual or formal events and are so helpful to keep you cool. Let the men wear the pants!
We’ve been telling you for years that horizontal stripes DO NOT make you look bigger and now there is finally proof that wearing horizontal stripes can actually make you look thinner!
“Vertical stripes were always thought to make the wearer look taller and thinner. Now, a study by York University has dismissed all this as an old wives’ tale. Researchers showed volunteers drawings of same-sized women in both horizontal and vertical-striped dresses and asked who looked larger. In each case, the woman wearing stripes across the body was judged to be smaller.”