Diane Kennedy Spring Sneak Peek Part 2

Diane Kennedy Spring 2018 Sneak Peek

Last week, we shared a sneak peek of our new “Movie Classics” Spring line, and this week we continue in a more or less chronological order; items from part 1 will be available first, then part 2 will be available later in the Spring. New are some pretty mini prints in bamboo that combine with stripe accents for a graphic statement. Several different tops and a jacket mix and match with a new legging and Capri in black & white stripes— here’s your sneak peek!

Diane Kennedy Spring 2018 Sneak Peek

The Film Noire Jacket  – Feather/Flight/Stripe

This funky jacket offers a great cut with a v-neck a 3/4 sleeve and the perfect length to keep your butt covered. The combination of feathers and stripes make a bold statement.

(Included here are best selling fav’s:  Serene Pant & Clever Cami)

Casting Capri – Black with White Stripes

The same fit as our Serene Pants but in a wide leg Capri. There are no side seams on these cute Capris; that means no strange stripe match ups. These have been seriously popular!

Diane Kennedy Spring 2018 Sneak Peek

Sequel Tunic – Black Flight / Black Stripe

Take flight in this unique tunic! A black background with little white birds in flight, anchored by black and white stripes at the V-neck, and a little front pocket. This tunic has 3/4 length bell sleeves and is the perfect length to wear with leggings.

Movie Legging – Black / White Stripe

Black and white stripes and no side seam (again, no strange meeting of the stripes!). They go perfectly with tunics and our longer jackets.

(Deck Tights: Classic shorter tights are coming back in White, Black, and Navy)

Diane Kennedy Spring 2018 Sneak Peek


It’s a Wrap Tunic

The look of a wrap top without the fuss. This top flatters your curves and your waist and features a 3/4 sleeve and a V-neck. It flows to an asymmetrical hem.

Feature Tunic

With a short sleeve and gathered V-neck, this tunic is cut to flatter and flow. Cute when paired with skinny leggings or our Smarty pant with lots of ease and room around the tummy and bottom.

Lyric Tunic – Beryl, Moss, Twilight

The Lyric Tunic is made from 55% Organic Cotton and 45% Bamboo. The result is lightweight, flowy and oh, so soft! This super flattering cut overlays through the hip and tummy but this fine fabric doesn’t create bulk,  just a luxurious layered look.

Motion Pant

It’s a Capri length pant with pockets! Check out the twisted flourish above the ankle—we’re very excited for these!

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XOX Barb

New Diane Kennedy Fall Preview

It’s that time of year when the weather is perfect and warm and you just want to wear as little as possible, right? Well, guess what? It’s already time to show you what’s coming for Fall 2017. That’s just how fashion works! Funnily enough, I’m already working on next Spring and have been looking at Fall and the new colours for 6 months already. But I still can’t wait to start wearing them!

You won’t be surprised there’s a lot of bamboo this season, haha. We do have some beautiful new colours and patterns to share with you. Two main colour stories for Fall are called Heather Lake; a slatey dark blue with a buff heather knit right into it. The other is a gorgeous mossy green heathered with black we’re calling Heather Forest. There are coordinating stripes and a new herringbone pattern (in three shades), too. We have a new Mixed Media Tunic in these gorgeous shades and patterns make such an eye-catching silhouette and the colours, so earthy and natural. There won’t be ANY black this season…..JUST KIDDING!! We’ve expanded our Black and Steel group to include a dark smokey Herringbone, a classic Houndstooth, and all manners of dark stripes from micro to macro.

New colours for Fall 2017

Back for an encore is the super cool Smarty Pant in new stripes and, of course, we’ve got some pretty new tunics and tops to coordinate. My favourite new look is a mock ‘wrap and tie’ tunic we’re calling Renew Wrap.  It’s pictured here in Heather Forest, an amazing shade of green that also happens to be the colour of the year. This one is darker and moodier with the black threads knitted right into the green. We’ve got a gorgeous herringbone jacket (saving that one for a bit later in the Fall) and a coordinating cowl top that’s perfect with the fuller pant silhouette you’ve been seeing. The ‘Confident Cowl’ in the photo below comes as shown in classic houndstooth with black accents.

New Diane Kennedy tunics for Fall 2017

Of course, this is all just a tease….can’t wait to show you the whole collection!

Coming in August and September…

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Welcome back Barb; Diane Kennedy Style

When you’ve been in business for 14 years, you get to meet and work with people from all walks of life. Sometimes they come, sometimes they go, and sometimes you get lucky and they come back around again. Flashback five years ago to our former studio on Railway Street; Barb came to work with us for a time. She had been the owner of the original Bodacious store on Main Street where a lot of our Diane Kennedy brand was sold. It seemed like a natural progression to hire someone that was already so familiar with our brand. That was then, and same goes now.

 I’m so excited to announce that we have Barb back on staff here.  Just chatting with her over lunch today about her favourite Diane Kennedy pieces, all of which she still has from at least 6 years ago. Her favs are the Rejuvenate legging and the Gotta Have It Jacket.  Being a plus size woman as well as a plus size retailer for so many years, she has a keen understanding of women’s bodies and issues around buying clothes.  She’s a plus size fit expert! 

Barb in Diane Kennedy's Evidence Tunic

Barb loves fashion and isn’t afraid to push the limits of her own style. Her favourite thing to do is take a classic style and find a way to make it uniquely her own. She loves the comfort and cut of Diane Kennedy clothing because there’s really nothing quite like the way bamboo drapes and flows to flatter any body type. More than anything she enjoys sharing her joy of beautifully made clothes with our customers. Helping someone discover a colour or cut that just works for their personality AND body type is where the true joy comes from for Barb and she says there’s nothing better than watching someone’s face light up when they try something on that really, truly fits their body and sense of style.

We asked Barb to pick out a few new favourites from our Spring collection and model them for us.

Barb's wearing the Adventure jacket over the Clever Cami and Smarty Pant
Barb’s wearing the Adventure jacket over the Clever Cami and Smarty Pant
Barb looks awesome in our Diane Kennedy Evidence Tunic and solid Bamboo leggings with her own vintage Fluevogs
Barb looks awesome in our Diane Kennedy Evidence Tunic and solid Bamboo leggings with her own vintage Fluevogs
Diane Kennedy Soft Shirt with the Rejuvenate Legging in Black Polka Dots
Soft Shirt with the Rejuvenate Legging in Black Polka Dots


If you’ve never crossed paths with Barb, perhaps you will be lucky enough to experience her warm and enthusiastic energy when you come by to shop. Or, possibly, Barb will be the one to help you when you need customer service. 

Welcome back to our team, Barb! 

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Don’t miss out we’ve extended our Past Season Sale this week, we’re offering 20% off our sale section here!

Spring Colours and Prints Preview

With every new season, come fresh color stories and new perspectives on wardrobes and living spaces. Therefore, fashion and interior designers put together the tools to create the newest and hottest trends. As a designer, a storyboard is a very useful tool to plan the season in terms of style, colours and prints. Here’s an overview of our offerings for this Spring 2015 season: 

ColourSwatches_3 I’ve always loved Navy and plan on putting it in heavy rotation in my personal wardrobe this year. Look for Navy in many new ‘must have’ items (like the Soft Shirt) and our famous Serene Pants & Flight Capris. There’s a new pant we didn’t make enough of last season, called the Easy Pant  it’s back in stock right now in both Navy and Black (it has POCKETS!). We also have a lovely Navy Tie-Dye print in bamboo which is a big trend this season… but it’s not the tie-dye from your teenage years! This monochromatic incarnation is fun but classic, and it’s in softest bamboo.

ColourSwatches_2There are also lots of stripes used in inventive ways -in juicy exuberant COLOUR- with matching solids.  There’s even pure white, in a new legging we call ‘Deck Tights’ (think Florida vacation!) and also our new Soft Shirt. Azure Blue isn’t going anywhere for quite a while, having made splashes at several Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 runway shows. It’s a bold enough hue to stand on its own but also looks fresh with white, black, and navy.


Check out this assortment of black, white and classic turquoise ‘Aruba’. If you’re feeling brave, mix and match with abandon! There are several classic black and white patterns to choose from: Paintbrush, Pin Stripes and Digital Rose.Tiny polka dots are fun, but the small scale and black/white colour scheme keep it classy and elegant.

 We still have new items -our Spring designs- arriving daily from local factories!