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  • How To Get Your Dress in Your Size

    Published Apr 10 2019 in boutique, Cherry Velvet, Cherry Velvet Dresses, cotton, dress size, Dresses, Fashion, Fit, Limited Edition, Made In Canada, sizing

    Are you sometimes frustrated when you can't find your dress size? If so, we're here to explain how and why that might be and what you can do about it!

    Cherry Velvet Olivia Dress modeled by Veronica Belle

    Maybe this is a good time to state that we are a smaller, boutique-sized company. While our active online presence may give the impression of a larger business, we are actually a team of just five individuals! If we manufactured our dresses overseas like a lot of larger companies, we probably wouldn't be having this conversation. This is not something that will ever happen with us, as we are proud to be a Canadian company that manufactures our dresses in Canada. This is something that means so much to us as well as the knowledge that no one will ever be exploited while making our dresses. The good news is because we are small we can be more fluid and make small changes that we feel our customers want. 

    While we do our very best to offer the widest selection of dresses possible, it all comes down to the ratio of sizes. You may or may not know that most companies cut their production of clothing in a ratio. The majority of units will be cut in the most popular sizes (middle sizes) and the smaller and larger sizes will receive fewer units. This is common practice in the clothing industry and it's also how retail stores order clothing for their stores, too. 

    As a small online retailer with a local shop, we can't make masses of dresses in each print we offer. We usually make 12-40 dresses per each unique print and those units get divided up over the sizes we carry. That's not a lot of dresses per size as we make 8 different sizes! Unfortunately, some sizes can sell out quickly.

    FYI, we're bringing the classic Chrissy Dress back and it'll be available in all sizes at our Studio shop and online soon in these new prints:

    Cherry Velvet Chrissy dress print selection

    To avoid any disappointment, please consider ordering your size early. As we see an increased demand in different sizes, we'll add more units in those sizes. We truly care about you, our amazing customers and do our best to respond to all your requests. We're always listening!

    We love to hear all of your ideas, feedback, and comments!

    If you are in the Vancouver area this Friday and Saturday we would love to see you at our Studio Shop!

    Join us this Fri, Apr 12, 2pm-7pm and Sat, Apr 13, 11am-5pm 
    @ 1635 Powell St. Vancouver, BC (Free parking is available)

     

  • Smaller bust? We have dresses to fit YOU!

    Published Oct 12 2018 in Chrissy, Fit, Measurements, Paige, Roxy

    A question that we get asked a lot is what style of Cherry Velvet dress will fit me if I am smaller to medium-sized (B or C cup) in the bust. We've written this blog post to help you find your best fit and address this very question.

    One of the best examples of this is our Chrissy dress (more Chrissy dresses will come in Spring 2019 too)

    Chrissy Dress In Lip ServiceChrissy Dress In Lip Service 2

    Paige is a style that's also more accommodating of a smaller bust line.

    Paige Dress In Split DotPaige Dress In Split Dot 2

    Or the Roxy

    Roxy Dress In GarnetRoxy Dress In Garnet 2

    Other choices are Shelly, Lana, Veronica and new Elizabeth (coming very soon!)

    New Fall Dresses

    We try our best to accommodate all sizes and shapes but it's not always possible to fit everybody. However, we're always happy to help you get a great fitting dress in an honest and friendly way. And the best way to do that is by taking your measurements with a proper tape measure and then emailing us:

    Bust: Fullest part of your bust (this is NOT your bra size)

    Underbust: Right where the bra goes around your chest under your bust.

    Waist: Smallest part of your torso

    Hips: Widest part of your lower body (this could be your stomach or the top of your thighs)

    Height: Just in case you didn't know :)...the distance from the soles of your feet to the top of your head.

    We've created this short instructional video to show you how easy it is to get your measurements.

    That's it! If you have any questions about fit, we are always here help. Just so you know we are plus size ladies ourselves and there is no judgment here ever!

    XOX Cherry Velvet