How to wear velvet

How to wear velvet

Velvet has well and truly entered the mainstream. From punk rock velvet ankle boots to sumptuous dresses and jumpsuits, this is one 2016 trend that just won’t die. But many style-conscious women are still not sure how to wear velvet on a day to day basis. If this rings true, read on for a few of our favourite ways to wear velvet in 2017 and beyond…

Velvet ankle boots

If a full look seems too scary, then dip your toe into the trend with a single piece. Velvet boots worn with skinny jeans feels a little more rock n roll than opulent.

A velvet blazer

A velvet jacket is the perfect finishing touch to any outfit, making it feel instantly more luxurious. A deep red is a great colour to start with; mixed with a silk camisole and denim, it feels effortless.

A velvet jumpsuit

An elegant velvet jumpsuit is an easy choice for evening, paired with chic accessories and a red lip.

A velvet puffa jacket

Stella McCartney reimagined the luxury puffa coat in velvet for A/W. Channel the sports-lux trend by pairing it with tailored trousers and box-fresh Adidas trainers.

A velvet suit

For the velvet connoisseur, and the truly brave, there is the suit. Dress it down with a cotton shirt and flats for day, or wear with a silk camisole and killer heels for cocktails.

A velvet utility jacket

The military jacket was prominent on the A/W catwalks, in everything from cotton to wool. Velvet is the unexpected option but looks chic over a printed dress and ankle-boots.

Velvet trousers

The perfect on-trend alternative to a tailored trouser, experiment with colour and fit to find your ideal pair. A looser fit will feel more modern.

Head to toe velvet

If you are feeling bold, this is the look for you. Stick to deep hues of navy, red, emerald and black for evening glamour.

Glamorous, photogenic and versatile – velvet is a surprisingly easy look to pull off. Whether you are adding a flash of jewel-toned velvet to a classic ensemble, or working the look in a plush velvet gown, this is a trend that everyone can follow.

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