18 Fashion Trends You Will LOVE In 2018!

We’ve recently returned from a whirl-wind tour of our European showrooms, eager to share with you what fashion trends you can expect to see this year. In fact, we’re so excited about these looks that we’ve included a few sneak peaks of our favourite upcoming pieces, that haven’t even hit stores yet!

1. The year of the hem!

Say goodbye to straight hems and hello to layered, scalloped, asymmetrical and mesh hemlines!

Picadilly Womens Fashion lace cocktail dress

2. Attention to detail(S!)

Sequins, lace, fringing, studded sparkles and fun motifs are giving us all a youthful flare this year. There are no rules with this trend, so whether it’s a single subtle graphic motif or a combination of embellishments and embroideries, anything goes when it comes to details!

3. Exaggerated ruffles and flounces

These can be found as trims, sleeves and hemlines. This trend isn’t limited to traditional cotton fabrics, we’re seeing them on denim, knits and sheer materials too!

Picadilly Womens Fashion Trends Denim Top and White Pants

4. Shopping local

Recently there has been a renewed love for buying products from local brands and companies.  Shoppers are proud to be contributing to local employment, showcasing unique local talent and supporting the local economy. Not just a passing trend, 56% of Canadians revealed that they plan to shop online from Canadian retailers.

5. Wide leg pants

Whether they’re cropped, high waisted, layered or tailored, wide leg pants are one of the biggest fashion trends for 2018. We’ve already spotted Megan Markle, Amal Clooney and Victoria Beckham rocking wide leg trousers!

Picadilly Womens Fashion Trends Black Wide Leg pants

6. Active wear transitions to Athleisure

Let’s be honest, most active wear is purchased for everyday wear. This doesn’t mean wearing moth eaten sweats out for drinks, however, it does mean that we can look amazing and be comfortable, without having to hit the gym! Hooray! Trends include soft and stretchy pieces with lace trims and fun fabrics in waisted/tailored designs.



7. Oversized and crochet style lace

After seeing this cropped jacket, need we say more?

Womens Fashion Trends Lace Jacket

8. Detailed straps

Multi or mesh – straps are no longer just practical, but pretty too!



9. Lightweight layers and outerwear

Layers aren’t just for winter, comfort is key in the warmer months too! We’re seeing a surge in long length and light weight kimonos, open front jackets and dusters.

Picadilly Womens Fashion Trends Pant Suit

10. Fun with fabrics

A more tactile approach to fabrics, with a variety of techniques used to construct materials such as embossing, jacquard and perforated fabrics in open knits, crinkles and mesh.

11. Large and lavish earrings

In 2017 tassel and chandelier earrings paved the way for structured statement earrings, hammered metals and over-sized hoops – this is certainly one of the biggest accessory fashion trends for 2018!



12. Expanded neutral colour pallets

Nude was once considered a single shade, however this year we’re seeing so many variations of nude and neutral tones. Some have a warm terracotta base, while others are mixed from blush or beige tones.

Picadilly Womens Fashion Trends beige dress

13. Pretty pastels

Not limited to traditional pastel pink, this year’s fashion trends are incorporating pastel yellows, opal-greens and periwinkle blues.

14. Bold patterns and strong graphics

Picadilly Womens Fashion Trends Floral Dress

15. Easy to wear clothing

The modern woman has a to-do list that goes further than the eye can see, so adding ‘drop-off dry cleaning’ isn’t an option. With this in mind, we’ve put a large focus on clothing that can be worn and washed easily.

16. Dipped hems

This trend is one of our favourites. We suspect it originated because leggings are single handedly the most comfortable item to wear, thus the dip hem was created!

17. Shoulder cut outs

Picadilly Womens Fashion Trends floral blouse

18. Individuality

Daring fashion choices used to just be for the runway, however people are marching to the beat of their own drums when it comes to their wardrobe. Don’t be afraid to try something new or out of the ordinary! Treat your outfit as a reflection of your personality and remember that there’s no one in the world quite like you! 🙂

We always love seeing your #PicadillyCanada looks on Instagram.

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STREET STYLE: Picadilly out & about

Here at Picadilly HQ our team of designers, pattern makers, dress makers and sales staff work tirelessly to get our incredible styles launch-ready, which is why we absolutely LOVE it when we see people wearing Picadilly out and about. Whether it’s seeing our dresses in a European boutique, on someone walking down the street or customers showing us how they’ve styled their outfits on social media… it makes our entire team buzz! We love that each person truly adds their own flare to each Picadilly piece. Here are some of our recent favourites via Picadilly Street Style.

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Monica has the effortless glam look down pat! She has dressed up a simple jeans and sweater combo with our striking Paprika Long Jacket. 

There is something about a long jacket that has the ability to make an outfit chic.

Photo credit: @Awed By Moni

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The always smiling Jen beat the winter blues with our Princess Seam Zip Front Jacket and Keyhole Blouse.

Photo credit: @JenKinal

Picadilly womens blue cocktail dress with studs

Elsie is ready to take on the world in our Embellished Dress With Asymmetrical Overlap Hem.  These designs are so popular that we’ve only got a small number of sizes and colours left, so get in quick before they’re all gone!

According to color theory, turquoise is actually a tertiary color, made by combing a primary color (blue) and a secondary color (green). Therefore combining blue and turquoise is harmonious due to the colors being analogous on the color wheel.

Photo credit: @PolishedWhimsy

Picadilly womens black top

The embellished asymmetrical look is also pretty popular with Shauna looking like an absolute rockstar in it!

Photo credit: @Chicover50

Picadilly womens lace cocktail dress

Twice the fashion, twice the fun!

Photo credit: @IdeasFromMyCloset 

What’s your favourite Picadilly piece? Show us your Picadilly Street Style by using #PicadillyCanada on Instagram, or DM us on Facebook, for us to see.

Shop Picadilly Street Style!


Embellished Dress with Asymmetrical Overlap Hem


Embellished Short Sleeve Top


Lace Sleeve Dress


Princess Seam Zip Front Jacket


Long Jacket

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Travel in style: Fashionable AND practical packing tips!

Trip booked? Passports ready? Excellent! You won’t need to compromise style for comfort with our top travel tips for being prepared, practical and polished.

It’s all about balance
Pack your heaviest items closest to your suitcase’s wheels as it will make your case balanced and roll more easily.

Bring the bling
Securely pack your jewelry to avoid it getting tangled, or worse, lost!

  • Individually thread your necklaces through straws to prevent them getting knots.
  • Keep your rings linked together using a bangle with a clasp, giant safety pin or D-shaped key ring.

Wear something floaty for when you get bloaty
Flying? Choose a loose top, tunic or dress to travel in. Bloating is common on flights due to dehydration, swelling and poor circulation, so avoid garments with tightly fitted waistlines.

Contrast trim long sleeve top >> 

Embellished striped top >> 

Long sleeve tunic >> 

Phones away!
Always keep a printed itinerary with your passport if you’re crossing international borders. Most countries require you to have a departing flight if you’re on a tourist visa and you typically aren’t allowed to use electronic devices in customs halls. So, pack a hard copy in your carry on!

Avoid the iron
Nobody wants to be looking for an ironing board on their holidays so choose fabrics that don’t crease… you’ll thank yourself later! Fabrics with a light stretch, such as ponte, are perfect for this.

Keep clothes clean
Pack your clean clothes inside out in your suitcase so they don’t get dirty.

Mini bags = maximised security
Take a small cross-body bag while you’re in transit, as well as your larger bag. This way you can keep your essentials (tickets, wallet, phone etc) in sight and at the ready at all times.

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Pack the staples
Take at least one pair of leggings, even if you’re going somewhere warm. They’re perfect for flying, great for cool nights and can be styled with a variety of tops, jackets and dresses.

If you’re going somewhere cold these leggings are perfect for you! They’re slightly thicker and warmer than your average pair and are also available in navy.
Lace trimmed pull on pants >> 

These ones have the look of leather, but are as stretchy and comfortable as regular leggings!
Shimmer leggings >> 

Contrast leggings are stylish twist on the classic style. Available in mauve, black and grey (pictured).
Contrast side leggings >> 

A relaxed-fit blazer or princess cut jacket is an excellent choice for travel as you’ll always look polished while wearing them. They can be worn casually with leggings, jeans or a swing dress, and with a cocktail dress in the evenings.

These ones are made from fabrics with a light stretch, making them really comfortable to wear open or closed.

One button jacket >> 

Bell sleeve jacket >> 

Princess seam jacket >> 

Remember the less you pack the more you can shop! Do you have any packing or travel hacks of your own? We would love to hear them! Just leave them in the comments below.

Safe travels!

Christmas style guide


Feeling fabulous this festive season

Christmas time offers a magic that can’t be replicated at any other time of year. Trends this season are demonstrating the perfect balance between glam and comfort. Accessories are bringing the bling, while clothing is keeping you effortlessly comfortable and chic.

A white Christmas

Our biggest tip this Christmas? Have a balance of the traditional Christmas reds and greens with white, neutral tones, silver or gold.

White is one of our favourite shades to wear at Christmas time because it’s crisp and angelic, providing a clean canvas to add in colourful accessories.

 

Christmas ball balls and glitter
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Chiffon Layer Top with Drawstring Neck Tie

Drawstring neck tie top >> 

Princess Seam Zip Front Jacket

Princess seam jacket >> 

Contrast Yoke Tank / Petite Zip Trimmed Jeans

White jeans >> 

3/4 Sleeve Flared Top with Keyhole

Flared sleeve top >> 

We recommend colour pops and block colours for when you want to wear something a bit brighter!

Mesh Sleeve Asymmetrical Hem Top

Mesh sleeve top >> 

Green tunic >> 

Chiffon Overlay Dress with Cutout Shoulder - Women's Clothing

Overlay dress >> 

Chiffon Lined Open Front Jacket

Green jacket >> 

Sleeveless Square Neckline Dress

Red sleeveless dress >> 

Bling it on!

Move over marble, this Christmas is set to be a glamourous one. Metallic and pearl accessories are out in full-force. Wearing statement jewellery means you can wear more comfortable garments and still achieve a dressy look (without looking like you’re the Christmas tree!). Key accessory trends this season include:

  • Anything with pearls (rings, shoes, clutches… it all goes!)
  • Tassel or chandelier earrings
  • Chunky gold necklaces
  • Metallic top-handle mini handbags or clutches
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    All wrapped up

    Wraps and ponchos are a great way to stay warm, look classy and are easy to wear (particularly after a long Christmas lunch… need we say more?). Go for a warm basic under layer, such as a turtle neck or long sleeve sweater.

    Faux Suede Fringed Jacket

    Faux suede jacket >> 

    Open Front Poncho

    Red poncho >>

    We love this long sleeve choker top as the neckline adds a fashion-forward twist:
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    Long Sleeve Choker Top

    Long sleeve choker top >> 

    Christmas composition. Christmas frame made of conifer branches, balls, golden decorations on white background. Flat lay, top view, copy space, square
    Christmas composition. Christmas frame made of conifer branches, balls, golden decorations on white background. Flat lay, top view, copy space, square

    Make down your make up

    With accessories being the statement this season we’re recommending to choose natural or gold shades for your makeup this Christmas. Shine brightly with your favourite illuminator on your cheeks and remember a red lipstick never goes astray this time of year!



    Who said sweaters need to be ugly?

    Cowl Neck Tunic with Curved Hem

    Cowl neck tunic >> 

    Christmas ball balls and glitter
    Removable Cowl Neck Sweater

    Removable cowl neck sweater >> 

    We would love to see your Christmas style! Share your snaps with us using #PicadillyCanada on Instagram and tagging us on Facebook.
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    Picadilly Christmas star

    Off-duty celebrity style

    Life isn’t all red carpets and award shows for these celebrities, though even in their down-time they still have impeccable style! Here’s some of our favourite outfits and how you can achieve the off-duty celebrity look.

    Nicole Kidman's street style

    Nicole Kidman

    Casual on the bottom, corporate on the top. Nicole Kidman looks like she’s ready to take on the world.

    Why we love this look: This outfit is made entirely from staple pieces so you would definitely get your money’s worth with each of these garments. Nicole has opted for minimal accessories and her hair up, allowing the details on her blouse to stand out.

    How to get Nicole Kidman’s style

    Printed Denim Jeans

    Printed denim jeans – $95.00

    Raglan Sleeve Layer Chiffon Blouse

    Ralgan layered chiffon blouse – $90

    One Button Bell Sleeve Jacket

    One button bell sleeve jacket – $120

    Kerry Washington street fashion

    Kerry Washington

    Stylish on and off the screen, Kerry Washington is known for her block colours and patterns.

    Keeping warm with long sleeves, Kerry has toned down the vibrancy of her dress with a lighter jacket.

    Why we love this look: The matching length of Kerry’s dress and jacket draw attention to her lean legs while the pattern and bright colours show off her creative personality.

    How to get Kerry Washington’s style: You can achieve this look with our royal asymmetrical dress and zip front long jacket. Add a simple pair of pumps, a solid clutch and you’re good to go!

    Embellished dress- $145.00

    Zip front long jacket-$139.00

    Jessica Alba casual fashion

    Jessica Alba

    Mother of two, business owner and actress, Jessica Alba is a woman who never stops!

    Why we love this look: Contrasting her feminine print dress with an edgy black jacket, Jessica shows she may be sweet but she’s certainly not someone to push around!

    How to achieve Jessica Alba’s look:


    Sleeveless dress with matching scarfe – $140

    Chevron zip front jacket – $149

    Nicole Ritchie all black outfit

    Nicole Richie

    Teaming all black clothes and accessories has given Nicole Richie a mysterious, confident and chic look.

    Why we love this look: Nicole has mixed fabrics, textures and cuts to ensure her black-on-black outfit is far from boring. The ruffled top and loose jacket stand out against her everyday skinny leg jeans. We always love waterfall jackets as they are one of the most flattering cuts you can find.

    How to get Nicole Richie’s look look:

    Ruffled sleeveless blouse – $85

    Faux suede fringed jacket – $95

    Jacquard denim jeans – $95

    Straight Off The Runway

    Fall is officially here, which means we’re rolling out the rest of our Fall / Winter 2017 collections, including Culture Club & Into The Wild which feature some of our favourite designs from the F/W ’17 Collection we debuted at last Winter’s Toronto Women’s Fashion Week! Finally we are able to offer these amazing runway pieces to you through our website! Take a look at some of our absolute faves.

    Color blocking, gorgeous

    patterns, and bold colors

    – our Long Jacket is the

    perfect piece to keep you

    warm & stylish this Fall.

    The Long Jacket is available

    online now for $160.


    Add a touch of Summer to

    your Fall wardrobe with

    the Pleated Skirt. This

    beautiful piece has colorful

    embroidered flowers that

    will catch everyone’s eye!

    This skirt is available now

    for $105.


    It’s time to retire your boring

    old little black dress and

    add some excitement! The

    Chiffon Overlay Sleeveless

    Dress gives the classic stylish

    feel of a simple LBD, but

    the front keyhole, and colorful

    chiffon overlay adds a

    edgy feel! This dress is

    now online for $140.

    Stepping Into Fall – Blue Streak Collection

    We’re ushering in fall which means colder weather, leaves changing, and hot new Fall styles. With the launch of our newest collection, Blue Streak, we’re embracing the Fall weather with perfect transition pieces to ease you into Autumn. This collection offer gorgeous sweaters, comfortable long sleeves and structured jackets that will make your wardrobe Fall-ready.


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    The V-Neck Zip Front Jacket is one of

    our athleisure inspired pieces from this

    collection. Sweater knit arms, and a structured

    waist band make this jacket modern and

    stylish, while the front panel quilting adds a

    comfortable athletic feel.

     

    TheV-Neck Zip Front Jacket is

     available online now for $99.00.

    The Faux Pockets Ankle Pants

    are perfect for going out on the town,

    a day at work, or even just staying in!

    The stretch knit fabric is comfortable enough

    think you’re wearing leggings, but the

    cut and shape of the pants are stylish

    and sharp. Wear them with any top from

    our collection, or with the matching

    Fringe Trimmed Short Bolero.

     

    The Faux Pocket Ankle Pants are

    available online now for $90.00.


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    MIX &

    MATCH

    Lace Trim Zip Front Hoodie Jacket

    The Lace Trim Zip Front Hoodie Jacket can be paired with the matching Lace Trim Top with Side Slits, and the Lace Trimmed Pull On Pant. Both come in Grey & Navy so mix and match pieces for different combinations of this comfy & trendy set!

    Red Hot Arrivals – The Well Red Collection

    Summers in full effect and we want to make it even hotter! Our new collection, Well Red, offers a number of pieces with bold prints, and bright colors to help liven up your wardrobe. This collection includes some great basics in rich, warm colors that you can wear any day, with any outfit. There’s also several statement pieces to make you stand out from the crowd!

    The Open Front Poncho is a great staple,

    and a perfect Summer to Fall transition piece.

    Wear it over any outfit on those cool Summer

    nights or when you’re out and about on a

    crisp Fall day.

     

    The Open Front Poncho is

     available online now for $95.00.

    The Lace Sleeve Dress is the perfect

    dress to make you stand out from the crowd!

    Feel daring and confident in this gorgeous

    piece. Long sleeves in a beautiful lace offers

    some coverage while still being adventurous,

    and the eye-catching pattern makes any night

    out more exciting!

     

    The Lace Sleeve Dress is

    available online now for $140.00.

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    Dress it up or down! The

    Mesh Sleeve Asymmetrical Hem Top

    be worn with a skirt for a night

    out on the town, or any day with

    jeans like how @emptyneststyle 

    wears it here!

    Summer Trends – Cropped Pants

    One of our favourite trends this Summer is the cropped pant! If you’re looking for a great, cooler alternative to full-length pants,  but not interested in sporting shorts all season (we’re not always in the mood to show off our legs!), the cropped pant is the perfect fit.  With this trend taking off, there’s so many different styles available, and so many ways to wear them.

    Our Embellished Pull-On Gaucho Pant is

    a perfect example of how to wear

    the crop trend in the office,

    or to a more formal event.

    A wider leg dress pant keeps

    this look classy, while the side

    embellishments and crop

    add a stylish flare.

    The Embellished Pull-On Gaucho Pant

    available online now for $90.

    Our Zip Trim Denim Capris are casual,

    cool,and the perfect Summer pant!

    These pants are super trendy

    with a higher crop, and a

    zip-trim detail on the hem.

    Dress them up or down for

    Summer nights out, or

    for a relaxed Summer day!

     

    The Zip Trim Denim Capris

    are available

    online now for $85.

    WAYS TO

    WEAR IT!

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    This trend can be worn with

    almost anything! A blazer

    or blouse for work time,

    a simple t-shirt, or a flowing

    tank like @fabulousafter40

    is wearing here! She is

    wearing our Petite Zip

    Trimmed Jeans in white with

    our Chiffon Overlay Long Tank.

    Shop Local With Picadilly Canada

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    Canadian fashion is on the rise and has been for years; with upcoming designers and unique fashions it’s hard to resist. Shopping local isn’t just cool but it’s good for the community too. From improving the economy to helping the environment, every little bit counts.

    HELP CREATE JOBS

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    When shopping local you help provide a chain of jobs throughout the community. Not only are you helping to create in-house employees, but local companies often source their materials from nearby vendors, independent shops, and even local farms.

     KEEP YOUR MONEY IN THE COMMUNITY

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    Shopping local ensures your dollar goes back into the cities economy and other small businesses. While franchises may save you a couple bucks, it’s at the cost of economic displacement. Shifting sales from one city to another, much of your money spent leaves the community immediately.

    UNIQUE STYLES

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    We know you’re tired of spending money on clothes everyone already owns. Shopping one-of-a-kind businesses is an essential part of making your community different. Whenever you are shopping from local businesses, you get to enjoy the “unique-factor.” The places you visit and the stores you shop all define your city and yourself, as a distinct character

    KNOW WHERE YOUR PRODUCTS ARE COMING FROM

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    Believe it or not, local businesses assist in environmental sustainability, by recycling their earnings back into other local companies; they indirectly reduce pollutants, air and water toxins. More importantly, big corporations are at the forefront of sourcing their products overseas, it’s time to keep the jobs at home.

    Be sure to shop & think local – find Picadilly throughout a number of retailers Canada-wide.
    What are some of your other favourite local brands?

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