One Retro dress; Three Ways

One retro dress, three ways blog postWe had so much fun putting outfits together with our retro dresses, we did it again! This time we wanted to show you classic vintage styling plus a few more alternative looks. Barb, our Client Relations Specialist, was the model; great job, Barb! That’s what style is all about, taking an outfit and really injecting your own personality into it.

We choose an Olivia Dress in Harvest Bloom; so appropriate to the season. It was such a beautiful autumn day, we went to a park in full fall foliage called Momiji Gardens. Why stay indoors when you can work outside?

Every day is a Retro day!

Barb loves to wear boots and tights with her dresses. How about these amazing vintage plaid Doc Marten Boots?! Take chances—plaids and florals can look amazing together. Erstwilder Red Poodle Brooch, Lands End Cardigan

One retro dress, three ways blog post

One retro dress, three ways blog post


Classic Retro Evening

Add a pop of colour like this beautiful Vintage Chiffon Crinoline in Cinnamon Hearts and lil’ sparkle from some retro jewelry and voila! You’re ready for a dinner date. Cotton tights (from Cherry Velvet, coming soon to our online shop) Miz Mooz Shoes.

One retro dress, three ways blog post


Rockabilly Retro

Maybe you’re the lead singer of a band (like Barb) or going to a funky event like a burlesque show… What to wear? Layering a corset over your dress is a great way to add alternate style to your dress. Barb’s wearing her own hat, shrug and boots with a Lace Embrace Corset and a Vintage Chiffon Crinoline in Black Licorice.

One retro dress, three ways blog post



Our Cherry Cola necklace and bracelet set went so well with our Olivia Dress, we mixed up the accessories all over again to make this bonus look…

One retro dress, three ways blog post

One retro dress, three ways blog post

We hope we’re giving you lots of ideas and fun ways to wear your Cherry Velvet dresses year round and for lots of different occasions!

Love Cherry Velvet XOX


Retro Romance…

The fashion world has gone head over heels for retro, with nods to the 50’s and 60’s cropping up in many a designer’s Spring 2012 collections.  From nipped waists and full skirts to “wiggle” dresses and peplums, retro styles are making a comeback.  It really is the return of the ‘lady.’  For day, think prim pastels worn with poise, grace, and a dash of authority a la Jackie Kennedy, or demure and perfectly coiffed work looks from the girls of Mad Men.

Night time is all about feminine sex appeal, whether you’re showcasing a stunning décolletage in an off the shoulder number, or killer curves in a form-fitting cocktail dress. This is the time to channel your inner Marilyn Monroe, bat your eyes, and always have a witty remark on the tip of your tongue! (It is 2012 after all; we can’t let the men have all the fun!)

While today’s rockabilly and pin-up sets have always enjoyed the dress-to-impress glam world of the mid-late 50’s, the rest of fashion is currently having a little catch up moment.  In our opinion, retro styles are always in season, and offer an unbeatable combination of class and sass. You can’t help but feel like a bombshell in these femme frocks, and since there’s no better inspiration than the real deal, we’re going right to the source to bring you these stunning vintage styles…

Now, the most important question; are you a Jackie or a Marilyn?

x0x Cherry Velvet (PS. Check out our Pinterest boards for the above images and more retro beauties!)