A Library of Dress Designs: Chapter "A"

Cherry Velvet began making vintage-inspired retro dresses in 2011! That's over 12 years now, can you believe it!? 

For our 10 year anniversary in 2021 we created this complete pictorial history of all our dress designs. Inside you'll find the names, designs, favourite prints and all the lovely women who have modelled our dresses for you to collect over the years.

Now updated, let's go back down memory lane with the letter "A"....


Named after the famous singer songwriter, the Adele was an elegant wiggle dress we could imagine the woman Adele actually wearing. She made a one time only appearance back in June of 2013 here on beautiful and curvaceous Ruby Roxx.

Ruby Roxx models a black and white Cherry Velvet dress called Adele

 an excerpt from a Cherry Velvet catalog of the Adele dress


Inspired by the movie and beautiful dresses from The Age of Adaline, the Adaline had a vintage inspired, 1940's appeal. She made her appearance in 2015 at our photo shoot at historic Galbraith Manor on Ruby Roxx and Kaleigh Almond. Adaline's unique cutout neckline sure did turn heads.

Ruby Roxx models a blue Cherry Velvet dress called Adaline

 An excerpt from a Cherry Velvet catalog of the Adaline Dress


Croquet anyone? Models Veronica Belle and Ruby Roxx show off the Alice dress while playing lawn games at beautiful Momiji Gardens at Hastings Park. The Alice dress featured several hidden animal prints by fabric designer Tula Pink. The Alice was released only once in the summer of 2016.

Models wear Cherry Velvet dresses and play croquet

Cherry Velvet Alice dress


The Angelina made her first debut in the Fall of 2015. She's a style we've since repeated many times. With a longer, more natural waistline, Angelina is a great choice for average height to taller girls. She features a stunning back detail; two straps twisted in the middle to make your exit as memorable as your entrance! She's a long time favourite of many customers and is still available to this day.

Cherry Velvet Angelina Dress

Cherry Velvet Angelina Dress

Cherry Velvet Angelina Dress

Cherry Velvet Angelina Dress

Cherry Velvet Angelina dress


Our very first big official photo shoot was at the historic diner, Save On Meats with photographer Shimona Henry of Pin-up Perfection Photography in January of 2013. This was also the very first ever photo shoot for our patternmaker Genesis Hiles and model Elly Mayday. The Annette dress made an unforgettable appearance with her unique U shaped Peter Pan collar and a lovely open back detail all accented with contrast piping. 

Cherry Velvet Annette Dress

Cherry Velvet Annette dress

Annette came back once more in Spring 2018, but this time with the addition of a full skirt.

Cherry Velvet Annette dress

AUDREY (original)

In all these years of making dresses, we've only made one actual velvet dress called the Audrey named after our designer Diane's Mom. For Holiday 2012, it came in three colours of sumptuous rayon velvet; royal blue, dark green and midnight navy.

Cherry Velvet Audrey dress

AUDREY (2023)

This sweet dress with timeless charm made a comeback in 2023 with a brand new look. It featured a style that was easy to wear both day and night with a lovely full skirt.



Named after the Disney princess from Sleeping Beauty, this dress was certainly made for a girly girl. It had a mock wrap, pleated bodice, short puffed sleeves, a very full skirt and a generously wide tie belt to tie in a bow. We made it in cotton prints but also in several solid special occasion fabrics too.  

Cherry Velvet Aurora Dress

Cherry Velvet Aurora Dress


Named after the elegant 1940's star, Ava Gardener, the Ava was the only peplum style we ever released. She was an early style that debuted in 2012. This was Danielle Keil first photo shoot with us, she was a Cherry Velvet employee as well as a favourite model. 

Cherry Velvet Ava dress

Cherry Velvet Ava dress

We hope you've enjoyed the first chapter from our dress archives as we look back at designs named with the letter "A". Stay tuned for more...

 XOX Cherry Velvet