A Library of dress designs: Chapter "M" ~part 2

As promised, here's the final 4 marvelous 'M' named dresses. Enjoy this stylish stroll down memory lane in our ongoing herstory of Cherry Velvet designs.



 Fall 2022 introduced us to Margot, a versatile dress that is a dream to layer and style. Perfect for the office or a dinner date, this frock is an absolute charmer!


"A wise girl knows her limits, a smart girl knows that she has none." ~ Marilyn Monroe

Inspired by the one and only Marilyn Monroe, Diane designed the Marilyn dress as something she could imagine this icon wearing back in the 1950's. The original concept behind this popular style was to design a halter style dress that could be worn with a regular bra. She knew that having to find and buy a special bra just for one dress was neither practical or desirable. The Marilyn was created with straps that cover your bra plus a halter tie neck so you could wear a normal bra for support and still have the style of a halter neckline. Cherry Velvet Marilyn Dress

Birds have always captivated the hearts of Cherry Velvet gals and this print started the love affair. How much do you love this cute tie-neck back bow and the adorable 'Wind Song' print? The romantic vibe made it the perfect summer dress. 

Cherry Velvet Marilyn dress

Cherry Velvet Marilyn Dress

Cherry Velvet Marilyn Dress


Marlene made a first appearance as one of our very first festive frocks for Holiday 2013. Marlene was a holiday party dress with a dramatic flounced hem of ruffled chiffon for added flourish.The original version was designed to add decadence to your evening look with beautiful damask and jacquard-like fabrics. 

 Cherry Velvet Marlene Dress

Cherry Velvet Marlene Dress

Cherry Velvet Marlene Dress

Marlene came back one more time in the Fall of 2019 with an updated new look. She now had Glow-In-The-Dark capabilities or a metallic shimmer. The sleeves offered coverage with a stunning neckline that really captured attention and this skirt looked beautiful with a crinoline. 

Cherry Velvet Marlene Dress

Cherry Velvet Marlene Dress


Melody brought a Polynesian twist with a low cut sweetheart neckline, wide contoured straps, and an adjustable tie front which emphasized the bustline.  A longer length skirt balanced out the design. She came in some seriously cute prints including the memorable "Tea Room" design. Diane has been looking for a 'tea' print for years and has finally found one that is particularly flirt-TEA and will be available this summer! 

Cherry Velvet Melody Dress Cherry Velvet Marilyn Dress


If you already have a best-selling Norma dress (more arriving soon) you'll imagine how cute it would be to have a variation that offered sleeves for cooler weather. Minerva was designed to accommodate a wonderful witch print from the Tula Pink fabric collection called De La Luna. This was an extra design challenge too because of the scale of the print. Diane designed the Minerva to have a solid colour bodice and a printed skirt.

Cherry Velvet Minerva Dress Cherry Velvet Minerva Dress

Cherry Velvet Minerva Dress

Cherry Velvet Minerva Dress


The Miriam dress is another style inspired by a TV Show, The Marvelous Mrs Maisel. She was launched January 2024 alongside the Winifred. Both very similar with their wide square neckline, full skirt and cute short sleeves but the Miriam also featured playful decorative large buttons. A real treat for lovers of retro style!

Miriam Swatches

Coco Jade and Coco Rouge featured a timeless tweed print inspired by Coco Chanel.

Coco Jade and Rouge

Glove Language


That's all of our 'M' dresses wrapped up for your enjoyment. Hope you are loving these fun chapters as much as we are. On to "N - O" next week!

XOX Cherry Velvet