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  • Shopping in the New Normal

    Published Sep 25 2020 in Canadian, Covid, Made in Canada, New Normal, Shopping habits, Support Small

    Is there any part of our lives that hasn't been impacted by COVID-19? How we work, play and function have changed very much in the past six months, and we've realized that many of these differences will be around for quite some time. New habits like working from home have their associated blessings and curses, and the trick to surviving seems to be finding as many positives as possible in the "new normal".

    Home office Diane's new office

    How we buy and consume is no exception to the upheaval we're experiencing. Shopping online has become increasingly popular as we all avoid crowds. Also, we have all seen that small, local businesses have been hit extremely hard by the COVID restrictions, and many of us are looking for ways to keep our shopping dollars closer to home. We want to support our local economies, so we're consciously choosing brands that keep North Americans employed. When making clothing choices, there's a trend towards smaller, independent designers and a de-emphasis on big box stores. This attitude shift is something we at Diane Kennedy are excited to see.



    Our online store has long been a staple of our business, and we know that our regular customers depend on our fast and accurate shipping. If you’re new to the brand and you’re not sure about sizing, we are (virtually) there for you! Email us and give us your measurements, and we’ll help you find the fit that makes you look and feel fabulous. We want your online shopping experience to be fun and hassle-free, and we will do all we can to help you find the outfit that’s perfectly YOU.

    If you want to support a small, local business, look no further. Not only is our head office right here in beautiful BC, we painstakingly design all our garments, giving every detail our full attention. Each piece is also sewn in the Lower Mainland and created ethically. As well, 85% of our fabric is manufactured in Canada. Canadian-made quality is a cornerstone of our identity as a brand.

    COVID-19 has challenged us all, but it’s also given us some unexpected gifts. Looking for positive things in this crazy time can help keep us all sane, and we think it’s worth celebrating the rise in support for local business and the transition to more online shopping. Join the movement with us!

  • Make Peace with your Pounds

    Published Sep 04 2020 in body positive, Covid, diane kennedy, plus, plus size

    We are living in very, very strange times… but some of the things we’re experiencing have the ring of familiarity.

    Remember when you went to college or university and gained the “Freshman 15”? By the time you went home for Thanksgiving, you needed a new wardrobe that would get you through the coming months of more fast food and sedentary student habits.

    Nowadays, I’ve started hearing about the “COVID 15”. If you’re experiencing tightening waistbands and popping buttons, well, certainly, you are not alone.

    Diane Kennedy

    The past six months have been challenging, exhausting, and just plain overwhelming. It’s no wonder that we can barely keep up with our moods, plus we’re balancing the frustrations and uncertainties of our loved ones. For many of us, this all leads to cravings, baking binges, or comfort foods. The result? Our sizes may have changed.

    Unfortunately, weight gain and negative self-image often go hand-in-hand. Now is the time to be as kind and patient with yourself as you possibly can be. We need to permit ourselves to feel all those feelings, experience ever-changing emotions, and find the things that make us feel good as we navigate this pandemic journey. We need to love and forgive ourselves, just as we love and forgive others. Aren’t we always hardest on ourselves?

    Finding a place of body positivity isn’t a straight path – we all have our good days and our not-so-good days. We all need a helping hand from time to time, and your outfit can be part of that process. Maybe you can spark some positive emotions with juicy colours. Put yourself in sumptuous fabrics that breath and move with you, even if you are only commuting from the kitchen to the living room and back to the kitchen!

    We at DK understand that we’re all living through unprecedented times, and we have your comfort in mind. Our goal is to always celebrate your healthy curves, and we want you to love and appreciate your unique, beautiful body as much as we do.

    Remember that you are not alone. Celebrate every joy you can find, and never forget to take care of you. Together, we’ll get through this.