Style Tips & Dresses for the Mother of the Bride, Wedding Guests & Bridesmaids

Spring has sprung and wedding season is in full swing! Whether you’re looking for dresses for Mother of the bride or groom, bridesmaids or attending as a guest, we’ve taken out the stress of what to wear by styling timeless (and practical) outfits for your loved one’s big day.

Dresses for Mother of the bride & groom

With the excitement of having a new addition into your family, also comes the decision of what to wear. Many Mothers of the Bride/Groom opt for a dress and matching jacket, with a pop of colour, for a classic look.

Picadilly Mother of the Bride Dresses

Why we love this outfit
This dress has a matching 3/4 sleeve jacket available, giving the outfit a contemporary twist on a traditional Mother of the Bride set. It has mesh panels at the bottom and shoulder areas and the flared hem is perfect for dancing and twirling!  Shop now $165 >

Alternatives
Looking for something knee length? The cap sleeve fitted dress has beautiful detailing, including sheer sleeves and a keyhole neckline.

Picadilly Mother of the Bride Dresses and outfits

Matching jacket
3/4 Sleeve Jacket >

Periwinkle Blue Cap Sleeve Fitted Dress LN633LU

A knee length alternative
Cap Sleeve Fitted Dress >

Periwinkle Blue Cap Sleeve Fitted Dress LN633LU

Stunning mesh details at the sleeves

Comfort & Class

This is the perfect Mother of the Bride or Groom dress for a Spring Summer wedding! It’s light and bright, floral and will ensure you stand out from the crowd.

Floral dresses for mother of the bride

Dresses for Mother of the Bride
Pictured: Lace Bolero $99 >

Dresses for mother of the bride

Dresses for Mother of the Bride
Blue floral sleeveless dress $139 >

Why we love this dress
Although it has a fitted look, this Mother of the bride dress is made from a water-light, stretchy, miniature open weave that sits over a solid white fabric, making it comfortable for the long day.

Dresses for Bridesmaids

Lace short sleeve dress
This lace dress leaves us speechless – it’s STUNNING! The floral lace is a mix of black and navy, with a miniature lace trim at the neckline. It comes with a nude slip to wear underneath. Shop now $159 >

Wear it with
A pearl or floral hair accessory. We recommend something small and simple, to compliment the dresses details.

Asymmetrical Chiffon Hem Dress
This dress is a great mix of classy and fun for bridesmaids, with a colour that will pop in photos. Shop now $140 >

Wear it with
A contrasting detailed belt. Opt for something narrow to draw attention to the waist and add a little glam.

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- Dresses for Wedding Guests -

Daisy sleeveless dress
This dress radiates happiness. The navy pattern is a mix of printed daisies, with small embossing for slight texture. This dress has a light stretch to it, ensuring pure comfort. Shop now $135 >

Wear it with
A simple solid block white or coloured cross body bag.

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Chiffon Overlay Dress
This dress is the height of elegance and is made from a stretchy fabric with a chiffon cape over the top. The sleeves are open, with elastic at the wrists. Shop now $129 >

Wear it with
A fun and colourful party heel!

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Sleeveless dress with strap detail
One of our favourites, this dress adds a pop of colour and has beautiful mesh detailing at the straps for a cocktail dress style. Shop now $129 >

Wear it with
If you’re going to a outdoor wedding select a chunkier heel to avoid sinking into the grass.

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We love seeing how our customer’s style their outfits so be sure to show us your Picadilly Canada pieces on Instagram using #PicadillyCanada.

Want to see more potential dresses for Mother of the Bride?

See more Picadilly Canada Dresses >

Wanderlust: Picadilly on Ice

The things that we love about Canada are endless. The fashion, arts, culture, food and landscapes are like no other place in the world. While the winters do get chilly, the country embraces the wild weather to make incredibly beautiful and unique things… like an ice hotel!

We like to think that you can’t get much more Canadian than wearing Picadilly Canada in a hotel made entirely of ice! So, come and explore some serious Canadian wanderlust.

Picadilly Women's Fashion Hoodiea

Pictured – our incredibly soft and comfortable Lace Trim Zip Front Hoodie

Ice hotel

This ice hotel is a magical experience like no other. Guests can enjoy ice sculptures created by local artists, an entertainment lounge and bar made from ice, an ice stair case and slide, and there’s even a chapel made completely from ice!

Picadilly Women's Fashion Hoodiea

A chapel made completely from ice? Talk about a cool spot for a destination wedding!

Picadilly Women's Fashion hooide

Our Lace Trim Zip Front Hoodie is constructed with a dipped hem at the back to provide more coverage, which makes it perfect to wear with leggings. The curved lace hem sits under a tailored panel of blended cotton, spandex and rayon, and has a side slit so you can see the lace peak through. Cute!

Ice hotel

Guests of the ice hotel are still able to sleep like babies even though the beds are completely made from ice! Warm sleeping bags keep them dry, and a fireplace provides a spectacular ambiance.

Ice hotel

Our Lace Trim Zip Front Hoodie also comes in grey and matching pants are available! Check out our Lace Trimmed Pull On Pant.

We love to see how our customer’s style their outfits and where they wear them, so don’t forget to show us your Picadilly Canada pieces on Instagram using #PicadillyCanada.

Love the Lace Trim Zip Front Hoodie Jacket as much as we do? Check out what else we have in store! View more Picadilly Canada Jackets.

The Women of Picadilly Canada

At Picadilly Canada we take great pride and inspiration in knowing that the women wearing our clothes are continuously achieving great things. The garments we design are worn by professionals making changes in the board room, women running their own businesses, women who are studying, parents, creatives, valuable employees and community members. Knowing this is very exciting for us!

The women who purchase our clothes are supporting our family business which was founded in 1975 by Jack Dombrowsky, the father of our current Presidents. Since the beginning we have been proud to be a company who employs a high ratio of women (90%) across all areas including management, finance, design, production and sales. We promote women in leadership positions and offer professional development opportunities for career expansion.

As a teen Ozzie Moniz started her career with Picadilly Canada in our shipping department. Today, she is one of our two Vice Presidents, overseeing our sales and shipping which spans internationally to Europe, Australia, Asia and America. Ozzie’s level of responsibility within our company is enormous and incredibly broad. Ultimately it is her passion for new development, sales and our customers that has driven her to great heights of success.

Our Vice President of Operations and Quality Control came to us with a great deal of expertise, as a P. Eng (Ontario Professional Licenced Engineer) and PHD in Textile Engineering. Seventeen years later, Albana Petrela continues to be an invaluable part of our operations as she works between suppliers, designers and production teams. Albana’s passion for women’s fashion comes from the end product, which she believes materialises the efforts of everyone involved. Spoken like a true leader!

We are so grateful to work with such incredible women on a daily basis and want to wish all our customers, staff and loyal stores a very happy International Women’s Day!

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.

Picadilly womens jacket

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

Picadilly womens jacket and top

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.

Picadilly Womens Fashion Leggings and jacket2

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
Picadilly Christmas star 2
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
  • Picadilly Christmas star 2

    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:
    Picadilly Christmas star
    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.
    Picadilly Christmas star 2
    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!