Rich, indulgent and dramatic, velvet is having a moment. This fabric has long been a Christmas party go-to but, as we’re about to prove, it’s fit for much more than just sophisticated soirées.
Unlike cotton or denim, velvet is not a fabric that most of us wear all that much. It is, however, one of the biggest fashion stories this season and, not only will a good dose of velvet add some tactility to your wardrobe, it will keep you warm through Winter’s chill, too. Ours is especially luxe this season, enriched with a healthy dash of silk for an even more fluid feel.
Still not convinced? We’ve picked out four of our favourite ways to style this surprisingly easy-to-wear cloth.
4. Reach for the LBD
If you’re nervous about wearing velvet, a dress is one of the easiest ways to build it into your wardrobe. It really stands out on its own, but you can also add a clutch bag and a statement necklace to make even more of an impact for a special occasion.