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


New Location + New Fall Prints!

It’s hard to believe that Cherry Velvet spent 19 years at our faithful, old Gastown location…

…But upwards and onwards, we’ve been settled into our new location for almost 2 months. We’re glad to have the move behind us and so chuffed to have enough room to accommodate all this growth!

Just in case you haven’t heard, our new studio is located at:

1635 Powell street
V5L 1H5

It’s a blessedly spacious and bright place, such a necessity for our growing collections. We love our open space concept office upstairs, but what we’re most excited to share with you is…

A show room!


We are absolutely delighted to have a dedicated space to display our lovely dresses and take appointments (just give us a call to make one!).

We love the retro-modern feel of our minty green kitchen…

new kitchen

We eagerly took advantage of our new studio and held our first (but definitely not last) photoshoot for our project, #StunningAtAnySize. We’re excited to get our message out there and see it pick up on social media platforms like Instagram. We’re just about to produce part two of this mission, in the form of a video. Stay tuned!

As well, we recently had the pleasure of being able to represent ourselves at the WWIN show in Las Vegas. We used this show as a great opportunity to unveil our new Fall 2015 Cherry Velvet collection. Keep your eye out for lots of new, adorable styles.

Take a look at these sweet prints!


To cap off these new beginnings, we also are happy to announce two new additions to the Cherry Velvet Tree, Jolie Holiday & Greg Milne. Jolie will be our Girl Friday, while Greg will manage operations in the warehouse.

That’s all for now, keep watching our blog for future posts about living the Cherry Velvet life!

XOX Cherry Velvet