Bianca Bombshell


“The dresses arrived today! Thank you so much for sending them. I am so very excited to model them for you at my next shoot. There are no words to describe how beautiful they are! They both fit like a glove, and I can't decide what one I like more! The Red Dress is SO STUNNING!

The cut in the front panels of the dress is so well done, and so flattering to the female form. I have never had dresses fit me like this before, and I am so proud to get the opportunity to wear them for you. The Floral Dress is like gold, I am just looking at it, and didn't want to take it off. And the fabrics and so lightweight and with a cut that is just amazing. Thank You SO VERY MUCH! 



Volume 15 April 2013

"Calling all bodacious babes!  If you haven't heard about the fun, flirty and fabulous creations Vancouver designer Diane Kennedy is creating over at Cherry Velvet...well it's about time you did!"



Jessica H. (Facebook fan & customer)


“I just received a couple dresses I ordered and they are wicked awesome!!! They fit like a dream. Thank you for your delightful dresses.”


Valerie K. (Facebook fan & customer)


Absolutely love your sassy, sexy, cuteness! I am an amateur photographer and... I am a curvy girl with an alter pin-up persona that I am cultivating and I will be ordering soon! Gorgeous clothing for curvy girls…my world is now perfect.



Elizabeth Barr (Curvouture)


"I am really in love with Cherry Velvet, for of many reasons. However, top on my list is amazing fit, high quality fabric and made in Canada. How awesome is that?"



Sarah Anne (Big Hips Red Lips)


“I just love your store!!”


Kara K., (Facebook fan & customer)


Wearing our Cherry Velvet Daphne Dress in Cherry Dot “Here’s my new Christmas dress by my FAVORITE clothing designer - Cherry Velvet Plus. Bought from my FAVORITE gal, Lydia at A Bit More Hip...14+. And...Aaron wants me to dress like this everyday to cook and clean- hahaha!”

Karyn (Killer Kurves)

December 2012

“The dress that I am featuring below is the Cherry Velvet Plus – Daphne Dress – Cranberry Dot. It is such a fun dress! It fits well, is very comfortable to dance around in, and the flared skirt hides any wobbly bits that you may not be comfortable with. I adore this little dress and it will be perfect for a holiday or new years party!



Karyn (Killer Kurves)

May 2012

“These dresses are absolutely adorable for summer and offer generous sizing and fabric for a comfortable fit. The retro fit and flare style is very flattering, giving every plus size body that perfect hourglass look!”

Nikki C. (Facebook fan & customer)


“Recently received my dress and… ZOMG… it’s AMAZING! Thank you guys for being so awesome! :-D”

Emma Barlow (Full of Fabulous)


“I threw on a variety of big bangles to match my gorgeous damask Cherry Velvet dress & teased my hair til it reached the sky!”



Jessica Dee (Too Many Sequins)


“I just had one of the most stunning pieces delivered to my door! So fabulous!

Astrid D. (Facebook fan & customer)


You’re dresses are to fricken die for!! I bought the Peggy dress in Birch Leaves…LOVE IT! I am wearing it to a wedding this weekend and then all through Christmas & New Years. I am so gonna be buying more dresses from Cherry Velvet… each dress I tried on fit like a glove and was so beautiful!!!”

Marie Denee (The Curvy Fashionista for Chic Galleria)


I love when designers step and introduce newness for the plus size woman! Diane Kennedy, known for her luxurious 100% Certified Organic Bamboo looks, this Canadian designer, who happens to be a curvy fashionista herself, has launched a playful and retro collection for us!”

Emma Barlow (Full of Fabulous)


“Of course I can't let the chance pass by to mention the Cherry Velvet dress I modeled at a local fashion show recently. Local shoppers can find this Canadian line at Boutique Zekara but the dresses are also available online.”



Emma Barlow (Full of Fabulous)


This dress from Cherry Velvet was the show stopper! There were actual oooh's and some aaahhh's as I walked down in this gorgeous number! This dress is brocade & I felt like I was glowing in it when it was combined with my hair. My husband is almost insisting I buy this one...”



Relic P. (Facebook fan & customer)


OMG where have you been all my life?”



Marisa (Viva Voluptuous)


“My favorite piece that I got from there is a cherry blossom print dress that I feel so feminine and wonderful in. It has straps (bonus!) and cute little pockets in the side. It's made by a local Canadian company in Vancouver, CHERRY VELVET, which is super awesome too!”

I absolutely adore your clothing and I can’t wait until I can purchase some more beautiful retro dresses from your online store!”

Emma Barlow (Full of Fabulous)


“Donna from Boutique Zekara sent me an email...Donna has started to carry two plus sized lines in her Rothesay shop; Cherry Velvet & Diane Kennedy! I'm not going to lie... my excitement level was high!

Kimli (Delicious Juice)


“Pocket squeals aside, I really love these dresses. They satisfy me on so many levels – ridiculously flattering fit, made by a local designer, POCKETS – I’ve already got my next bonus bookmarked for one or more Cherry Velvet dresses.”


“I’m in love. The dresses are gorgeous. I’m so used to things fitting me poorly that I settle a great deal – my wardrobe is an experience in ‘good enough’. Trying on the Cherry Velvet dress you gave me was a bit of a shock, because it DID fit perfectly – every single part landed exactly where it was supposed to. I dare you not to feel SASSY and GLAMOROUS when wearing one of these.”


Stefanie Augusteijn, retailer (SexyPlus Clothing, Toronto)

“This line is a perfect fit with the unique collection we offer, where plus size clothing is a celebration, not an apology. After trying on the Marlene, Audrey, Peggy, and Christina dresses I placed an order without further ado. The sizing and fit were scrumptious, and the quality and detail of each unique dress was enough to fall in love. This line is right on trend with the emerging vintage pin-up look that women just can’t resist.

Danielle Lemon (Dan With A Twist)


“The fit is absolutely flattering on the waist and the bust, with nips and darts in just the right places, and these dresses have POCKETS. I felt like an absolute siren.



Tara, Facebook fan & customer (Toronto, Ontario)

“I stumbled upon the Barbara dress in scarlet damask at Voluptuous Vixen in New Orleans and I promptly scooped it up, brought it home to Toronto and made it the first thing I wore back to work. Imagine to my surprise to find out this dress is Canadian! I am a convert. So comfy, edgy, fun! I will be buying more…

Bree Reed, retailer (Buxom Clothing, Denver, Colorado)

I can’t even tell you how much I love these, and your styles are totally in line with my particular customer here in Denver. My girls will swoon for your dresses, I just know it.”

Curvy Canadian


This dress is freaking AMAZING. I WANT!

Emma Barlow (Full of Fabulous)

I can’t get enough of Cherry Velvet! With such perfectly fit cuts and styles that can be dressed up or down. I wish I could have one in every fabric and every style. When my brother announced he was getting married I was thrilled but panicked as I hadn’t a clue where in New Brunswick I was going to find a fabulous dress (being a plus sized fashion blogger it HAD to be fabulous!).

Finding the Cherry Velvet damask dress at Boutique Zekara was serendipity. The fit was perfect and comfortable and the dress just right for the occasion. I am SO excited for the new styles and fabrics.