A Library of Dress Designs: Chapter "A"

Published Feb 18 2021 in #cherryvelvet, #dressdesigns, #history, #madeincanada, #pinupgirl, #plusmodel, #retrodress

In 2021 we celebrated 10 years of Cherry Velvet! Can you believe it!? We've been making beautiful dresses in Canada for you to love and having a blast doing it!

We're starting to mark this milestone by reminiscing on these past 10 years. We thought you would enjoy seeing a complete pictorial history of all our dress designs. You'll get to revisit each of the names, designs, favourite prints and all the lovely women that have modelled our dresses for you to collect over the years.

Let's begin our journey 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, Savon 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 apperance 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


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



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


The sweet Audrey dress is a fun day to day style named after the Breakfast at Tiffany's star Audrey Hepburn. It hard short sleeves, a modest scoop neckline and A-line skirt.

Audrey in Retro Rocketeers


Audrey Fabric Swatches


I 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...

P.S. When the whole library is complete, we'll save it permanently on our website so you can look through it any time. 

XOX Cherry Velvet



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