There are few garments that are as unabashedly girly as a crinoline. Layers upon layers of chiffon and nylon net create a confection reminiscent of an upside down flower in full bloom. Not for the faint of heart, a crinoline will not only get you noticed, you’ll be sashaying with every step and want to twirl to every tune! Quite a powerful effect for a mere undergarment; something that often barely peaks out from underneath. More than a change in the shape of your dress, crinolines today are all about sass and attitude; a feminine statement like no other.
We have so many to choose from; a Candy Shop of crinoline colours! including several new ones:
Watermelon (dark raspberry pink) *new
Blueberry (royal) *new
Bubblegum (hot pink) new*
Mint (pale aqua green)
Strawberry (pale pink)
Blue Raspberry (turquoise)
Blueberry Ice (pale blue)
In the 1950s, post-war prosperity led to the re-emergence of the crinoline and very full skirts. These voluminous skirts with their yards of excess fabric presented a sharp counterpoint to the practical skirts and clothing rations of the war years. It was with Dior’s introduction of the “New Look” in 1947 that the crinoline began to reappear after decades of being out of favour.
Throughout history, fashion often shouted “I’m too rich and important to work! Look at how impractical my outfit is!” While the shorter crinolines of the mid-twentieth century were not as restrictive as the longer and more elaborate crinolines of the mid-nineteenth century, it was no accident that the crinoline re-emerged in a society in which the ideal woman did not work outside of the home, and took care of the household duties.
Today we wear crinolines for parties, weddings, dancing and costumes. There is something expressly feminine about a full skirt, especially made full with the volume of a crinoline. Designed to provide the wearer’s skirts with a greater degree of flared out fullness, we think they look especially sassy with a few inches of colour peaking out from the hemline.
Choose a matching colour or go for a real pop of colour underneath….especially with black or black/white polka dots. We’re excited to have two new gorgeous shades of pink to share:
Check out our delectable selection of Candy Shop crinoline colours here!
XOX Cherry Velvet
Whew!! It’s great to be finished! I picked up the last 6 dress samples from the factory today. A lot of work goes into designing a new Spring dress collection! This one is the biggest ever…Even poured myself a pomtini to celebrate.
We’ve been busy as bees choosing new fabrics (yes one with bees) and so many other adorable prints we know you’re going to love! We’ve already given you a little peek of new fabrics like our ‘Pugs at the Beach’ and ‘Mint Retro Stars’ (I hope we bought enough fabric for those) but there are so many more! -lots of polka dots, florals (especially roses -my favorite), another Kitty Cat print, and of course cherries! We’re so excited to have a hand in designing this print. You’re going to go crazy for cherries and polka dots together, we’re calling it Black Cherry Dot (it’s also coming in a mint version)!!
Finally we’ve been able to implement many of your requests from the survey we did a while back. Yes, we were listening! You said you wanted lower necklines…..check! There were requests for an expanded size range to 4x. So yes, we’ll have several styles to choose from, one coming very soon and another around April. Also, for the first time we’ll, have Wedding dresses suitable for a casual or second wedding. There have been lots of requests for those! I’m guessing several styles of ivory Wedding dresses will be available sometime in April.
So keep your eye on our New Arrival Section. We’ll be adding new Spring Dresses continuously over the season!
Just getting ready this minute to do our big catalog photo shoot for our Spring Dress collection. The models are in Hair and Make-up. The dresses are pressed and ready to go…..You know we’re going to tell you more about it; of course there’ll be tons of new photos….Stay Tuned!!
XOX Cherry Velvet
They’re back! We’re bringing back some of your favorite Spring dresses in fresh new colours and prints. These ‘famous’ bestselling frocks are at the heart of our first offerings for spring:
Do you long for the look of a halter dress, but put off purchasing one because of those pesky bra straps? Made with you in mind, this is a dress with the best of both worlds: straps that conceal your bra, plus the added allure of the tie-up halter!
Perfectly petite white polka dots on a Teal or Black background are like tiny kisses of style all over! Teal and Black are two of our best-selling colours, and we knew they would keep you coming back for more. The full skirt is the perfect length for wearing with our knee-length crinolines; maybe consider a contrasting colour like violet or peacock blue.
This is our best selling dress of all time for many reasons. We use high quality ADORABLE prints in limited runs so there aren’t many the same dress out there. This dress also has POCKETS and best of all the open, knotted back detail that is sure to turn heads! Brigitte’s skirt is full and flattering for all body types, and the shorter length is great for shorter girls or those who want to show off those great gams!
Shutterbug: Be red carpet ready whether you’re a burgeoning bombshell, a sizzling starlet, or a plucky paparazzo. You’ll look the part in this vintage camera print! We were lucky to get our hands on a bit more of this print…so it’s back for an encore!
Bee Damask: This adorable print is adorned with bees and intricate patterns of coral, rose, and burgundy filigree.
Purple Ikat: the perfect print to brighten up your wardrobe! With two pretty shades of purple paradise, you’ll be able to wear this stunner all year round.
The Natalie Dress is so saucy she’s perfect to wear for almost any occasion! How about a stroll around the sea wall, or record shopping on Main Street? Dancing the night away downtown? The possibilities are endless!
This time around she’s available in Red or Black pinhead dots and a gorgeous Black with Purple Dot that sold out the first time we had it. Natalie features a decorative front placket with 5 buttons and square neckline. Pleated cap sleeves and a princess seamed tulip skirt give you an extra girly silhouette. Saving the best for last; the cut-out back view makes your exit as stunning as your entrance!
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These dresses are just the first wave of fashion coming at you this spring. Check out all the fabrics and prints we’re talking about here. Stay tuned for more delectable dresses!
XOX Cherry Velvet