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Style Tip: Denim Trends for 2020


For 2020, we are seeing the resurgence of straight leg denim after a decade of skinny jean obsession. While skinny jeans are here to stay, more leg styles are making a comeback including wide-leg denim, flares and bell-bottoms.

Embellishments and colours continue to be on-trend for spring and summer.

Two-tone stitching, fringe, and raw hem ankle pants are popular styles.

Look for mint green, coral and white denim at the Boutique now.


State-of-art denim now moves with you for the most comfortable fit ever. Denim companies are using their own proprietary formulas to create softer fabrics with 4-way stretch. Diagonal stretch is a relatively recent innovation which eliminates bagging and increases the memory of the fabric. You’ll also find new waistbands that stretch while avoiding gaps. One of our favourite innovations is from FDJ. Their Coolmax denim is moisture-wicking and breathable – perfect for travel and ladies who overheat easily.


Over 12 years ago, when we first opened, made in Canada suiting from lines like Ingenuity, Mondo, and Louben (all out of business companies now) was the popular choice for women at work. Over the decade, fashion trends for the workplace on the west coast have shifted entirely to a more casual style. Denim is now the mainstay of office wear!

Upgrade your work wardrobe with comfortable and chic denim from any of our top lines. Look for pull-on styles that move and stretch with you.


We have specialized in fashion-forward, innovative denim for women of all shapes including petite ladies. Come in and see what is new from the top brands like FDJ, JAG, and Raffinalla Petites and have fun with denim in 2020!


Wardrobe Picks for Women over 50

Our bodies, faces and lifestyles have changed over the years, but that doesn’t mean you can’t look and feel your best with fashion! Every day at the Boutique, we hear women wanting to cover up some part they aren’t happy with as they’ve aged. Remember, fashion choices are meant to improve how you feel and look as the years go on, so have fun with it!

Why not wear a JEAN for dinner? In the past, this was a no-no, but West Coast women have rebelled and brought this into the mainstream.

Denim at night is a smart, energetic and youthful look, but stick with dark washes or white jeans for a dressier look. And make sure your jeans fit well at the waist! We always recommend a Flatter Me Belt to not only save the cost of alterations but give you that seamless no-button/bump look. These belts bring in the waist easily and fit ladies sizes 2 to 22. French Dressing Jeans, Proportion Petites and JAG have styles to suit a range of sizes and body shapes – we are confident you can find a pair that suits you!


Next, we absolutely love a good FITTED JACKET, which can work for all occasions. Black is always a classic, but consider navy, cream, beige or denim. Whatever colours you choose, the tailored jean jacket style is optimal because it pairs well with everything including jeans, skirts, dresses and pants. It’s a simple way to finish off your outfit and create that polished look.


What to wear underneath? Tanks and t-shirts are the obvious choices and a great place to add some colour. Jewelled tones are hot right now and if you are looking for comfort, go with something looser.

If you want to layer, choose a cardigan, but leave it open. If you’re wearing a sweater, be sure it’s fitted to avoid looking frumpy.

A final word on tank tops, they are a wardrobe must! Buy them in bulk in every colour because they work so well under jackets, cardigans, sweaters and blouses for a smoother look.

Finally, we want to leave you with a few basics:
– Define your waist no matter what size you are; it’s instantly flattering!
– Keep your skirt length to the knee or just above for the best look unless you are going with a maxi style.
– Buy bras that fit! It can make such a difference.
– Don’t be afraid of colour! Enliven your look with fresh hues.
– Embrace the body you have right now!