Getting to Know Cherry Velvet

Awhile back, we were asked to provide a company profile that aptly & succinctly describes what Cherry Velvet is about. Sure, we’ve talked about #stunningatanysize, our process and the history of our company but we’ve never actually gone out of our way to put together a short and sweet profile. We were so pleased with the result, we wanted to share it with you.

It’s a great little primer for new Cherry Velvet fans…and maybe our dedicated fans might learn something new!

Read on!

Our Dresses

We design and manufacture Vintage-inspired cotton dresses in the heart of Vancouver’s creative core, uniquely cut for women sizes XS-4X. With an emphasis on emphasizing curves, our dresses are generally designed with a fitted bodice that tapers slightly above the natural waist, includes deep pockets and features fuller skirts. Our dresses are easy to care for, no dry cleaning needed. Our cotton fabrics are not only incredibly comfortable and durable, we ensure that every collection is carefully curated to represent our retro flare.

Our Brand 

Retro Class with Modern Sass

Our core values revolve around challenging the mainstream beauty ideal by catering our designs towards underrepresented sizes and providing empowering, engaging content to our target audience (like our Facebook, Instagram & Youtube Channel). We acknowledge the detriment of old fashioned mentalities of female beauty (“skinny is beautiful”) and juxtapose our nostalgic designs with modern feminist values. We believe that beauty is not measured by any physical number and so our dresses are universally flattering on all shapes and sizes. We started a couple hashtags, in the hopes of perpetuating our values and giving our fans a tag they can use to showcase their beauty.

…And speaking of hashtags!

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We love to see Cherry Velvet on social media! Any time you post a picture wearing a Cherry Velvet dress,
feel free to tag them with #cherryvelvet & #stunningatanysize!

And now you’re all caught up!

XOX Cherry Velvet

 

April Studio Shop! This Friday & Saturday (22nd & 23rd)

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We’re kicking off the summer weather with monthly studio shops (no appointment necessary!) . Stay tuned for future dates!

This Friday + Saturday (April 22nd & 23rd), we’re opening up our doors and letting the sun (and you!) into our studio from 2pm-7pm (Friday) & 11am-5pm (Saturday).

Can’t wait to see you!

XOX Cherry Velvet

Look What Blue Into Town

Spring is here! And with the blue birds singing and the honey bees buzzing, life is blooming everywhere! Our friend, Laura, came into the studio recently and brought with her a new little bundle of joy; special delivery from the stork! With her & Sailor Mae’s beautiful blue eyes, we couldn’t resist putting her in some of our newest & bluest hues!

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Our Chrissy is a fantastic choice for the busy missy (or mum!) because of its versatile look. With all the fixins’ of a classic Cherry Velvet dress (our famous pockets & full skirt, for example), The Chrissy’s mock wrap bodice is universally flattering and the V-neckline (with just a little peek of décolletage) is a happy medium between business sass & casual class.

For this Spring, we released Chrissy in 2 lovely blue-based prints, Navy Waves and Blue Roses.

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Express your artistic side with our gorgeous Navy Waves Print, featuring a delicate pattern of light blue waves against a sea of Navy. It’s very reminiscent of Traditional Japanese Wave art.

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Or freshen up your closet with a bouquet of delicate roses, against a picturesque blue sky. Such a lovely dress for a garden party!

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With the approaching heat, we wanted to crank it up even more with our Robin in Blue Net. The straps are light but wide enough to cover those pesky bra straps. Coupled with the plunging neckline (and gathered front band), your decollete becomes the center of a darling bow. <3

Sun rays won’t be the only thing you’ll be catching, in this darling fishnet print! It’s the perfect sundress!

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And as always, our dresses have accompanying crinolines! We suggest our Knee-length crinoline or our new deluxe Vintage Chiffon Crinoline (featuring 100 yards of ruched ruffle!) in Blueberry Ice Cream.

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It’s certainly hard to feel blue, when we’re surrounded by such lovely dresses!
We hope the puns didn’t make you blue in the face, either! 😉

XOX Cherry Velvet

Introducing…Velvet Man

Every woman knows that no ensemble is complete without an accessory.
With dresses as unique as you, what better way to finish off your look than with a complementary suit for your companion?

Introducing our cherry on top…

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…Velvet Man.

A brand new line of luxury printed blazers for the sartorially striking man. Follow this link and acquaint yourself with our newest men’s collection!