Recently I had the pleasure featuring an amazing Canadian company Cherry Velvet Plus. Now I've obviously been hiding under a rock because it's taken me way too long to discover this brilliant company! I found Cherry Velvet when looking for some great work appropriate dresses for my latest article in Adore Pinup Magazine (full review and post will be out next Monday) and I must say they have such a brilliant selection and size range.
Fitting sizes XS to 4X they help dresses each and every shape. It's great to see every size being included as no one like to be left out. Many companies focus on either standard or plus sizes but companies such as Cherry Plus Velvet give both small and large shoppers the chance to wear whatever they want.
For my first review I needed to go with my most loved colour of all time - ruby red!
Ruby Dress in Red Damask - $175.00
Heart of Haute Betty Bolero in black - $34.00
Bright red - check! Full skirted - check! Stunning bust line - check! Hidden pockets - check!
I've been searching high and low for a dress with a winged bust but I've never had any luck with them as my cup is a 34GG. Finally my searching is over as the Elly dress has ticked every box and given me the chance to finally wear a winged bust.
A vibrant and super cute swing dress style made from a high quality cotton/spandex mix the Elly is not only a great fit but a really comfortable fit. The spandex mixture in the fabric offers the right amount of stretch and give around the waist and bust line. According to the size chart, I'm a size Large and I think the fit is spot on for this style. I could have even gone down a size as it's super roomy at the waist. With a simple back zip this style is effortlessly chic and a joy to wear.
This dress offers a few more features that I adore for very specific reasons. Being a busty lass I wear thicker strap bras and hate having to wear thin strapped dresses that show off my bra straps. This style offers full bra strap coverage while still cupping the bust perfectly and showing a little cleavage. I can't wait to style this in the warmer months with bright boleros and lots more colour!
If you love the shape but don't want the a red dress you can choose from black damask, black jacquard and a stunning ivory pearlized jacquard print fabric which would be an amazing wedding dress.
Robin Dress in Pinwheels Print - $145.00
Brooke Dress in Vanilla Stardust - $149.00
I currently have a few more of their stunning dresses on my lust list and hope to get my hands on them over the next few months. The Robin dress is on the top of my list due to the adorable pastel print and neckline, I'd love to style this with teal accessories over summer. Then I need the Brooke Dress in Vanilla Stardust as I've already worn this style and it is FANASTIC! The black and white retro print will work wonderfully with my wardrobe staples and to be honest I want to live in this style. I forsee see a long term romance with all of their brilliant designs and fabrics.
Many thanks to the my amazing photographer Robin Elk for braving the winter chills and snapping these images by the waterside. Next week I'll be able to share a few more items from Cherry Velvet Plus with you and the remainder of my review so be sure to check back!