Very Cherry Updates!

We’re well into 2016 and we’ve hit the ground running here at Cherry Velvet HQ. We wanted to give a quick update on what’s going on in the coming weeks!

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It’s the first open Showroom Shop of the year! While we’re usually open by appointment only, we periodically like to open our showroom to those who are unable to make an appointment during our usual Monday-Friday (10am-4pm) office hours.

We are pleased to be opening up our showroom at the end of January! Feel free to drop in for a visit on:

Friday, January 29: 2pm-7pm
Saturday, January 30: 11am-5pm

For those unable to visit our showroom, don’t fret! We’ll be offering some specials online, just for you ūüôā¬†Stay tuned and keep updated by liking our Facebook page.

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The last couple of years, Cherry Velvet¬†has had a delightful time participating in the WWIN Show¬†and are excited to be participating in our 5th show. Held at The Rio in Las Vegas, this is a week- long show for buyers to have access to a full selection of Womenswear collections from retailers all over Canada & the US. It’s an amazing event¬†and we’ve met some fantastic stores who love carrying our dresses. Our designer, Diane, will be busy as a bee unveiling some early pieces from our Spring¬†Collection. We’re excited to introduce our dresses to a whole new audience!

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For¬†Spring, we’re releasing some of our favourite dresses in a variety of smashing prints.¬†¬†Look forward to dresses like Brooke & Doris (with more to come!) in charming animal designs like Aqua Cat faces and Deer Butterfly along with some fetchingly bold geometric prints like Tangerine Stardust and Silly String. We’ve also found a beautiful floral border print in two gorgeous colours.

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Wait ’til you see these prints on our dresses!

New Crinolines available!

If you missed our announcement, we recently stocked our Crinoline section with new Chiffon crinolines in Black as well as a sugar rush of colours!

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We are currently offering these new deluxe crinolines at an introductory price of $99.
Due to limited quantities currently, we will also be offering pre-orders at the same price until the end of January! Have a peek, let us know what you think! ūüôā

XOX Cherry Velvet

What The Fluff! A Crinoline Primer

Have you ever wondered how Cherry Velvet makes our skirts so fabulous & full? The answer is….crinolines!

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What is a crinoline?
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Popular throughout the 19th century, crinolines are a stiffened or structured petticoat (aka “underskirt”) designed to¬†add volume under¬†a woman’s skirt, highlighting & emphasizing a woman’s waist. During the late 1940’s, crinolines saw a huge revival, thanks to fashion trends such as¬†full circle skirts. Some argue that the the crinoline revival is one of the first examples of Postmodernism in the Fashion industry.

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What are crinolines to Cherry Velvet?

To us, crinolines go with our dresses like Cherry goes with Velvet! Many, if not most of our dresses are designed with the crinoline in mind. While our dresses make a gorgeous statement on their own…

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…Nothing says Va-Va-Voom, like a crinoline in bloom!

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While we’ve always carried the netted crinoline:

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We are pleased to offer our girls a new crinoline! Made of ¬†35 yards of luxuriously soft chiffon (pictured here in “Cinnamon Heart” & “Blue Rasberry”.)

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While both the netted & chiffon crinoline provide great volume under our skirts, our brand new chiffon crinolines are 3″ longer and includes an impressive 100 yard ruched ruffle trim. That’s almost as long as a football field!

Can you see the difference between the two?

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Check out all the colours we have available now!
Bring some pouf to your Cherry Velvet dress today!

XOX Cherry Velvet

We’re All In This Together – A Facebook Page Merge!

No doubt anyone who’s searched for us on Facebook has noticed that we used to¬†maintain two FB pages, Cherry Velvet & Cherry Velvet Plus. When we started them way back when, we¬†initially¬†thought it would be the easiest way to show¬†off¬†our fantastic range of sizes.
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Now that we’re into the New Year, we took some time to reassess that decision. With the launch of our #stunningatanysize project¬†last year, we wanted to take that mission statement to the next level in 2016. We have some very exciting plans¬†for¬†Cherry Velvet, including more¬†#stunningatanysize & #cherrysamaritan projects and we wanted to start representing a more all-inclusive vibe.

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The first step to prepare for all these neat things is to bring our two pages together and really exemplify a Body Positive community when we interact with you on Facebook.

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To that end, on January 6th, visitors will have noticed that we have merged our pages and are simply going¬†by Cherry Velvet. Our aim is to¬†be a space on the web that celebrates¬†the beauty of your curves, whether it’s to tempt you with one of our dresses, inspire you with a thought provoking article or simply to remind you that you’re gorgeous.

We hope this simple change better illustrates our values here at Cherry Velvet and are excited to spread the love in the coming months.

Stay tuned, stay sassy!

XOX Cherry Velvet