About Us

A dream of vintage charm, modern personality and unparalleled design: Cherry Velvet draws on the fashion inspirations of yesteryear to create retro glam dresses that fit today’s woman in body and spirit.

That’s why we call it retro class with modern sass: our dresses take their cues from mid-century modern, pin-up, and rockabilly styles, but are designed with fabrics, sizing and quality that are as modern as the women who wear them.

Our fabrics are chosen carefully, not just for colour and pattern but for feel and quality. The end result? A fantasy of florals, polka dots, plaids, animals, magical prints, and more. There’s an ever-changing lineup to fit every fashionista’s favourite palette.

At Cherry Velvet, we believe that beauty comes in a variety of shapes and sizes – and we design with that in mind, with sizing that ranges from small through to 3X, and styling that carefully considers comfort and fit.

Designer Diane Kennedy understands the complexity of fit, sizing and retro style – and, most importantly, know that women of all sizes want to feel cute, sexy and comfortable. That’s why she chooses the most adorable prints that she can find, and then spends an enormous amount of time fitting her unique designs on a diverse spectrum of body types, so that the final product fits like it’s been custom made, just for you. Her dresses don’t just look good – they feel good. Customers love the simple but important touches that go the extra step in ensuring comfort: like designs that cover up bra straps and pockets in every dress.

“I truly feel like I’ve done my job well when a curvy girl finds THE dress, and her face lights up when she sees how perfectly it fits, and how beautiful she looks,” says Diane, the designer, and dreamer behind Cherry Velvet.

We offer all of the accessories you want, too: shrugs and crinolines, along with vintage-inspired jewelry, in a rainbow of colours.

We love what we do, but it’s also important to us how we do it: we’re committed to supporting jobs and manufacturing in Canada. All of our dresses are designed and ethically produced in beautiful Vancouver, B.C.

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So look around, explore and discover a colourful, fun and dreamy world of women’s regular and plus-sized vintage-inspired dresses and more, here at Cherry Velvet.

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