Welcome to our May Newsletter
The Boutique is filled with summer fashions from your favourite lines! Even though the weather isn’t quite up to par yet, it’s the best time to shop for the summer season because fall fashions begin to arrive in July! 

This is also the time of year when many of us are getting ready to travel; whether you are setting out on a European river cruise or travelling to visit family, you’ll find versatile, stylish options at KC’s to look your best. 

Hurry in now to shop the summer collections so you won’t be disappointed when summer actually arrives!
This Saturday: Joseph Ribkoff Trunk Show
Our famous Joseph Ribkoff Trunk Show is this Saturday and nearly sold out! Tickets are $5 and refunded with any purchase or order at the Trunk Show. Call us at 250-751-7799 to reserve your tickets!

We have two thirty-minute fashion shows on Saturday, May 12th at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm. After each fashion show showcasing the fall collection, you will be able to shop racks of Joseph Ribkoff's current best-sellers and their new styles!
This is always a fun event! Shop samples, try on and order your personal size, colour, and style. Stock will also be available in a variety of sizes and styles to purchase that day.

Besides Joseph Ribkoff fans, who else will love this event? Grandmothers, mothers of the bride or groom, anyone attending weddings or special celebrations, travellers, and fashion lovers will all find something to wear. There are so many options from business to casual to cruise wear to evening attire.
What to expect from the new collection? 
Directly from Joseph Ribkoff’s head office:
"Our latest collection launches highlighting new and exciting military inspired pieces, shoulder exposing styles and statement sleeves. Luxurious knits: embroidered or embellished with pearl or rhinestone accents are really captivating this season. The new must have colour: avocado – from head to toe or as an accent that nicely complements our classic palette. The new collection displays a sporty chic selection, covering all pant silhouettes – using mesh, pearl and lace accents. The new collection continues to channel inspiration from romantic silhouettes by utilizing shoulder play – the cold and off-the-shoulder trends emphasize the universal beauty of shoulders. In all that glimmers, diamonds are forever but pearls are your new best friend! The delicacy and elegance of pearls are the wardrobe embellishment of the year!"
Shop this collection before it hits the boutiques!
Vote Now for Best of the City Awards
Since 2015, you have voted us the #1 Ladies Clothing Store and since 2016, the #1 in Customer Service in Nanaimo! We appreciate your support and once again, we're asking for your votes. 
Voting is open for Nanaimo News Bulletin's 2018 Best of the City Awards. You can even win a fabulous prize from the Bulletin for casting your vote! 

If you would like to support KC's Boutique, you can vote for us under "Best store for ladies wear" and "Best customer service" under the"Style" and "Shops & Services" categories. 

Thank you for your support!  
Summer Fashion Showcase
Check out the summer fashions from Conrad C & Proportion Petites, Marble, Joseph Ribkoff, FDJ, Dolcezza and others.
Thank you to our customers for being our models! These photos were taken at our recent fashion shows. Find these styles and many more in the Boutique now.
Arriving Soon: Dolcezza & Simon Chang
From Dolcezza, colourful tops and unique zip-up jackets (pictured in this section) are arriving soon. Lightweight, soft and comfortable styles perfect for summer!

From Simon Chang, we will be receiving white ankle pants, white pants and white capris in regular and petite sizes. 

Let us know if you would like us to put aside your size when these pieces arrive.
Marble Showcase
At the Boutique now from this stylish Scottish line! We love Marble's soft lightweight sweaters and tops in breathable fabrics with great details.
Parkhurst Covi Wraps Back in Stock
These cotton wraps are a popular choice and it is easy to see why! They work well for travel, cool summer nights, with short sleeves or sleeveless styles, and can be dressed up or down. Right now, we have Covi Wraps in black, white, turquoise and red. A fantastic Mother's Day Gift for yourself and the wonderful women in your lives.
Shop Now for Summer Bottoms
From JAG, we have a great selection of casual Bermuda shorts in white, sand, grey, and aqua. JAG is known for their buttery soft fabric and supremely comfortable fit.

From FDJ, we have several denim capris still available. FDJ’s new fabric is designed to keep you cool so you can feel good about wearing denim in the warmer months. 
From Lisette L. and Renuar, we have a limited supply of printed skorts. These styles are popular with golfers and travellers alike.  

From capris to skirts, we have many options for you. Come in and shop for summer bottoms now! 
Zsiska Jewellery
Have you discovered ZSISKA, the popular resin jewellery line? Each piece is easy to wear because it is lightweight, plus the necklaces are adjustable and easy to put on yourself. We love the fun designs in spring and summer colours to brighten your look and your day!
Style Tip: Working with Your Body Proportions
Last month, we covered the reverse shape: bigger on top. Click here to read that Style Tip. This month, we are covering another common body shape: bigger on the bottom.
First off, we would like to address the fact that finding correctly fitting pants can be especially difficult for women with this body type. F or a pant to fit correctly, the rise must fit comfortably on your hips and without pulling or creasing at the crotch. If you have too much extra fabric in that area, the crotch pulls or creases at your thighs, or the crotch of your pants sags down to your thighs, then you have the wrong fit. You also want to avoid low rises and skinny jeans. We know the fashion industry has certainly made it difficult the last few years with so many narrow leg and ankle pants in-style!
What works for many women with this body type are FDJ’s Peggy Fit denim and Marble’s casual bottoms. Both lines offer a good fit for women with small waists and larger hips and thighs. Joseph Ribkoff’s pull-on-pants with a longer rise, straight leg and many colour options are another great choice for both tall and petite ladies. 

Whether you are small or heavy, often women with this body type appear to have shorter legs. Go for mid-rise, mid-width pants to de-emphasize the hips and lengthen the legs. A higher rise pant usually works best because they fall from the widest part of the hip straight down to balance out your proportions. For shoes, opt for pointy-toed styles which lengthen the leg as well. 

For skirts, look for a-line silhouettes in mid-weight fabrics and darker colours. For dresses, go with the a-line and add a short jacket with strong shoulders that sits at the top of the hip to create a longer leg line and slim the hip.

General tips for bigger on the bottom women:

  • DO look for tops that have structure, give you a waistline and sit above the hip. What woman over 40 wouldn't want to show off a waistline?!
  • DO go for jackets and blouses with collars which open things up and brighten your face. 
  • DO wear v-neck sweaters in bright colours or with interesting details on the shoulders or necklines to add visual interest to your upper body
  • DON'T wear tops that are too long and cover your backside. You will look shorter and heavier than you actually are and this look will shorten your legs.

Remember the goal is always to balance your upper half with the lower half! 

Outfits don't need to be complicated. Plan a shopping trip to find a way to show off your best features with our team who can find what works best for YOU.
Fashion for Compassion Fundraiser
Over the past 6 years, we have raised $43,700 for the work of Nanaimo Community Hospice through our annual Fashion for Compassion high tea and fashion show. Each year, the event has sold out and continued to grow with this year being no exception. Thank you for attending and showing your support!
We look forward to seeing you!
Thank you again for supporting our local business and attending our events.

We look forward to seeing you at the Boutique and at our upcoming Joseph Ribkoff Trunk Show this weekend!

Karen & Connie
We look forward to serving you!
Upper Longwood Station
Nanaimo, BC
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